Australia Ep.15: Sometimes it’s better to pull off

Today has been an extremely tough day for me, had pain on my shoulder from yesterday’s crash and was a bit disappointed because i have received a 15 minute penalty for stopping too late at a crossroad! In these days also i haven’t eaten much and so i found myself this morning going fast and pulling a 6th overall but then during the day my energies went down a lot, infact in the third and last stage i started and got lost after only 5 km, furthermore i missed some turns risking to crash and this made me take the decision to pull off and ride only to finish the stage without pushing or taking risk. Today is all my fault if i didn’t manage to keep up the pace but i’m happy i made the decision to slow down. In the end i finished the stage in 9th position overall and managed to get back in 1st position in my class!!!! Incredibly eventhough i got 6 hours and 45 minutes penalty slowly from being in last position now i am 1st in the 450cc standard class and 24th overall, just disappointed i got the penalty on the first day because i really think i could have made it in the top 5 if i kept the constant pace i had in these days. Here is a spectacular photo from today by Keith Hedgeland.

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.
  1. ajì Reply

    Ho avuto notizia del tuo incidente, che sfortuna, ora pensa solo a guarire, un abbraccio.

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