BOOSTED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY SUCCESS OF THE FIRST EDITION, THE TROPHY DEDICATED TO THE MOTO GUZZI V7 III RETURNS IN 2020
THE FORMAT REMAINS UNCHANGED, WHILE NEW FEATURES GUARANTEE GREATER BALANCE AND ENJOYMENT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS
2019 CHAMPION, TEAM BIKER’S ISLAND, TO RECEIVE ITS PRIZE AT EICMA
2019 saw the Moto Guzzi brand make its official return to racing, collaborating with the Federazione Motociclistica Italiana to launch the brand-new Trofeo Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance, a single manufacturer series for two-rider teams aboard the agile and fun Moto Guzzi V7 III.
An easy, accessible series that represents what might be defined as the "guzzisti" approach to racing, one that prioritises fun, friendship and passion. A true championship for pairs of friends, in which brotherhood and team spirit are rewarded.
A formula that is as simple as it is innovative, with one-hour long “mini-endurance” races complete with rider changeovers, a bike that is easy and intuitive, even for riders with no racing experience, the valuable experience of the Guareschi brothers, who have developed the dedicated GCorse racing kit, obligatory for Trofeo entry, and lastly, the Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp RS tyres, created especially for the V7 III, all ensured that the Trofeo was extraordinarily successful right from the off, exceeding all expectations.
A real boom, confirmed by the numbers, in that the trophy, comprising five rounds between April and October and which ran during FMI Track Meetings, saw its entry list grow race upon race, with 25 teams lining up for the final round on 13 October at Misano. Fifty riders battling it out on track and breathing in the compelling atmosphere of classic racing, with a youthful spirit of pure enjoyment.
The highest step of the podium was occupied by a different team each race, the field proving to be particularly balanced with races that were hard-fought from start to finish. Take the Vallelunga round for example, where the top three teams were caught up in an exciting charge to victory, all crossing the line within 4 seconds of each other.
Considering such a balanced playing field, it was no surprise to see the 2019 Trofeo fight continue until the final stages of the very last race. Ultimately, the title went to Team Biker’s Island, composed of Samuele Sardi and Oreste Zaccarelli, gentlemen riders with experience in the classic bike world who, attracted by the enjoyment promised by the Mandello "seven-fifty", saw the Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance as the ideal setting in which to unleash their passion.
Their win was the result of a very consistent performance throughout the season. In addition to a win at Magione, Team Biker’s Island scored a fifth place finish at Varano, second at Vallelunga (where Oreste Zaccarelli was flanked by Marco Solera) and third place finishes at Adria and Misano, this last result enough to see the team close the season at the top of the leader board, ahead of rivals Team Circuito Internazionale d’Abruzzo.
Trofeo Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance - The 2019 winners
14 April - Varano - Aliverti-Guareschi (wild card)
19 May - Vallelunga - 117 Racing Team (Matteo Giordani - Carlo Maderna)
23 June - Magione - Biker’s Island (Samuele Sardi - Oreste Zaccarelli)
1 September - Adria - 598 Corse (Samuele Colonna - Daniele Rossi)
13 October - Misano - ParkinGO Team (Giuliano Rovelli - Edoardo Rovelli)
The final 2019 Trofeo classification
1) Biker’s Island - 82 points
2) Circuito Internazionale d’Abruzzo - 72
3) 598 Corse - 60
4) Guaracing Factory Team - 60
5) 117 Racing Team - 50
6) Team Proraso - 47
7) Moto Guzzi World Club - 38
8) Fab Four Racing - 36
9) The Clan - 31
10) Team Zard - 31
11) Spirit of 4.5 – PMR Moto - 24
12) Canottieri Moto Guzzi - 23
13) ParkinGO Team - 20
14) Black Flag Motorsport - 17
15) Team ChiMoto - 15
16) Scuderia Aquile Millenarie - 10
17) Lupo Racing - 6
18) Virgin Radio - 4
19) Moto dei Miti - 4
2020 edition: the same format, even greater enjoyment
Riding the wave of its 2019 success, the Trofeo Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance returns to enliven the most beautiful Italian tracks again in 2020. The FMI and Moto Guzzi plan to leave the formula largely untouched, in that it allows everyone to enjoy themselves, from the track novice to the shrewdest enthusiast.
Timed practice on Saturday is therefore confirmed, to be followed by Sunday's “Fast Endurance” race comprising 15-minute riding stints and featuring the spectacular “Le Mans”-style start, with the bikes lined up on one side of the track and riders crossing the asphalt before climbing on and starting the race. The main ingredients will not change, though some modifications to the regulation may be made over coming months in order to ensure even greater on-track enjoyment.
The Moto Guzzi V7 III, fitted with the GCorse Racing Kit and Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp RS tyres, proved to be fun and manageable for all, as well as extremely reliable. As a result, no radical changes are needed on the technical front either. The components making up the obligatory racing kit, the same for everyone of course, will remain the same for 2020, to the advantage of those who have already competed, as they will already have almost everything they need to take part in the second edition of the Trofeo.
To stay up to date with all the 2020 Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance news and registration methods, simply visit the web pages at fastendurance.motoguzzi.com, and the Federazione Motociclistica Italiana website, www.federmoto.it.