Team Maddii Racing
MX PRESTIGE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP Round 1
Exceptional victory for Cas Valk on the sandy track of Mantova where he defeated rivals. Fueri triumphed with the second spot.
The opening round of the MX Prestige Championship took place at the legendary circuit of Mantova. The Fantic Racing MX Team enrolled their two young riders in the MX2 class: Cas Valk and Alexis Fueri. The duo was joined by Lynn Valk, they are all getting ready for the World Championship round scheduled for next week in Switzerland.
Cas Valk did well in the qualifying session as he enjoyed riding on the sandy circuit of Mantova and this was obvious from the solid third spot he achieved among the riders of his group. Alexis set the third best time also but stayed in Group 3. Lynn Valk took the 22nd spot as she could not stay with the top riders and join them in Group A, but her race pace was solid regardless.
Alexis Fueri and Cas Valk took the seventh and eighth position respectively.
The first moto of the opening day saw Lynn Valk in Group B, where the Dutch rider pulled away at the start and took the fifth position but lost ground because of a banal slip and ended up seventh.
The second heat was a bit unlucky and affected by heavy rain. This, together with a couple of mistakes, did not help Lynn who sat at the bottom of the standings.
Cas and Alexis were phenomenal at the start of the first MX2 moto and achieved great results thanks to their strong performances. Cas ended up with the second spot, right behind the winner, chased by Alexis in third place.
The outcome of Race2 was incredible for the Fantic riders. Cas Valk took the lead after the first lap and Alexis Fueri was right behind him. Cas set an unbeatable race pace and won the moto after leaving rivals far behind. Excellent performance also for Alexis Fueri who qualified with the second position.
It was a triumphal day for the Fantic Racing MX Team considering that this was the opening round of the 2023 Italian Championship. Valk and Fueri achieved two amazing results and qualified first and second overall.
Marco Maddii: "Intense weekend, Cas was incredible in this race after the good performance in practice today in the race was fantastic, he is in incredible form and he proved it and gives us hope for the European Championship. Fueri was also very good finishing second on the podium. Escandell in the Spanish championship reinforcing the leadership in the championship. The team is really satisfied with what our riders did and we are ready to give our all in the next race in Switzerland. Good race also for Max Werner in the German Championship who finishes in 4th place overall.”
Classifica di giornata classe MX2:
1) Cas VALK #172 - Team Fantic Racing MX
2) Alexis Fueri #717 - Team Fantic Racing MX
3) Ferruccio Zanchi #78 – Ktm