Riding with an ex-Formula 1 driver and his sons. Thumbs up high!!!

Last weekend i had the big big honour to get to know and to go motocross riding with an ex-Formula 1 driver and 5 times Winner of the famous 24 hours of Le Mans race together with his sons!!!! Saturday was a really cold and rainy day, we decided to meet up at Dima’s Park (the private track of the photographer Daniele and his brother Gianluca) for some riding and to take some shots on the Husaberg TE 125cc and we invited Cris, his brother Goofy and his father Emanuele Pirro to come over to have some fun together. Its many years i know Cris, a really nice kid that studies hard at uni and just loves all that is motorsports! I must say it was the first time i met Emanuele, but obviously always knew about him because he is a big champion and icon. They all got at the track and the firs thing they said was thank you to us!!!! I mean we thank them!!! for us was a real honour to have them over and real fun!!! All the three of them are such good people with an incredible genuine passion and had loads of fun riding all together and joking around. They also took a ride on the TE 125cc and absolutely loved it :) At one point of the day it started raining and we sat down getting the chance to chat a bit and ask some questions to Emanuele, Cris and Goofy on how their offroad passion started. Emanuele also gave me a precious advice on what to do when i’m gonna be mentally tired at Dakar 😀

Here some shots of the great day with the Pirro family, thanks Cris, Goofy and Emanuele for the fun time we had!!!! Big thanks also to Gianluca for letting us ride at his house and Daniele Di Marzantonio (DMD Photography) for the beautiful shots he took!

From the left: Me, Emanuele Pirro, Gianluca Di Marzantonio, Cris Pirro and Goofy Pirro

Here Cris in action on the Husaberg TE 125cc (he usually rides a Ktm EXC 250cc 4 stroke)

Emanuele on the TE 125cc and then him giving me his opinion on the Husaberg and making comparisons between the TE 125cc and Turbo engine cars!!!! You will read about it soon on Endurista Magazine 😉

Me and Gianluca Di Marzantonio

Goofy on his mother’s XR, (he is totally crazy, trying to hit double jumps on this bike!!!)

To end with a couple of shots of me riding :) was so long i wasn’t riding on a 2 stroke, this bike is awesome, riding has never been so much fun!


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. Emanuele Reply

    It’s been a real treat for me too! I am an “old beginner” compared to you guys… I won’t get there… but I will get better!!
    Thank you Manuel, Daniele and Gianluca.
    Look forward to the next time…
    Ciao and XMas greeting to all.
    Kick ass dudes 😉

    • Manuel Lucchese Reply

      You were rocking on the 125cc!!!! Looking forward to ride with you again and we absolutely have to organize also a Kart race where we will be the beginners :) Happy Xmas to you and your beautiful family!!

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