Sardegna: Cavalcata del Sole with Despres

Last weekend i went to Sardinia for the Sun Adventure Tour organized by BikeVillage which is the same organizer and promoter of the Sardegna Rally Race (Round 3 of the World Rallies Championship which will take place from the 23rd to 28th of june). From Rome i got the ferry to Sardinia and arrived late at night, thanks to my friend Francesco he let me sleep in his room (as always having no money i’m randomly ending up sleeping in people’s houses or rooms!). Sunday morning woke up early under the rain and with Cyril Despres we started the tour. We rode together all day long and it was a very good opportunity for me to see his incredible riding technique, always smooth on the bike and always standing on the footpegs even in the turns. We also stopped for lunch on the Monte Limbara (the same place where a few years ago we had the marathon stage). At night we went all out for dinner together and on monday the sun was finally shining! I was extremely honoured to have some riders asking me to take a picture with me!!!! My Dakar adventures really got involved many people and i’m so happy that there are so many riders encouraging me to go back to Dakar. The ride under the sun was awesome, we rode on some paths we had ridden in 2011 during the world championship and some sectors of the old Special Stages. Here a few photos by Piero Batini and some onboard videos, 1 of me and Cyril riding, 1 of me crashing after Cyril and 1 of me trying to push a bit by myself:

VIDEO RIDING AFTER CYRIL DESPRES CLICK HERE

VIDEO OF ME CRASHING ON A JUMP CLICH HERE

VIDEO OF ME RIDING AND PUSHING ON SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES CLICK HERE


About the Author
Born on the 20/07/1988 in Italy i started racing motocross at the age of 6yrs and for many years competed in the italian motocross and supercross championship. In 2004 just for fun i tried racing in Enduro and Rallies and incredibly the same year i turned pro! Now at the age of 23 i am racing for Husaberg in the world rallies championship and heading to the Dakar in 2012. Together with my sport career i also write as journalist/bike tester for an Enduro Magazine and also study business and management at college.

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