Castelletto di Branduzzo (Italy), 14 October 2023 – The final appointment with the two S4 and SM Junior European championships has arrived. In the only asphalt, Kevin Vandi (L30 Racing Tm Factory) has a good margin while in the SM Junior Andrea Benvenuti (MTR Ktm Racing) and Matej Kokes (Husqvarna) have the same number of points and will battle it out for the victory in the two final motos.
Free practices S4
Wild card Alessandro Morosi (Honda RedMoto Gazza Racing) was the fastest in the first free practices, followed by Francisco Gomez Requena (Husqvarna) who is chasing Kevin Vandi (L30 Racing Tm Factory) in the Championship standings.
Time practice S4
The S4 time practices were hard fought. Alessandro Morosi (Honda RedMoto Gazza Racing) proved to be the strongest rider on track, in fact the young rider enrolled in the Moto3 Spanish Championship set the fastest time since the first laps and reached the pole position in the final attempt. Second place went to Alex Gourdon Rafael (Husqvarna) and Kevin Vandi (L30 Racing Tm Factory) set the third time qualifying in front of his main rival Francisco Gomez Requena (Husqvarna).
S4 Time Practice Top Ten:
- MOROSI Alessandro (ITA, Honda); 2. GOURDON RAFAEL Alex (FRA, Husqvarna); 3. VANDI Kevin (ITA, TM); 4. GOMEZ REQUENA Francisco (ESP, Husqvarna); 5. GOURDON RAFAEL Theo (FRA, Husqvarna); 6. COSTANTINO Alessandro (ITA, Honda) 7. MALFATTO Luca (ITA, TM); 8. TSCHOPP Janik (SUI, TM); 9. PAPALINI Lorenzo (ITA, TM); 10. DELONG Alexis (FRA, TM)
Free practices SM Junior
Andrea Benvenuti (MTR Ktm Racing) was the fastest in the free practices where he ended up in front of Matej Kokes (Husqvarna), third spot went to Riccardo Andreotti (KTM).
Time practice SM Junior
Epic battle in the SM Junior time practice where Riccardo Andreotti took the pole position thanks to his first best time of the season which will allow him to start in front of all the other rivals in both Sunday’s races. Matej Kokes reached the second place prevailing over his main rival Andrea Benvenuti who could not find the right feeling after the positive outcome of the free practices.
SM Junior Time Practice Top Ten:
- ANDREOTTI Riccardo (ITA, KTM); 2. KOKES Matej (CZE, Husqvarna); 3. TERRANEO Nathan (SUI, KTM); 4. BENVENUTI Andrea (ITA, KTM); 5. EBELMANN Rasmus (EST, Husqvarna); 6. CORNOLTI Daniele (ITA, GasGas); 7. BERECZKI David Zsolt (HUN, Husqvarna); 8. LAPADULA Leonardo (ITA, TM); 9. MATAS Leckas (LTU, TM); 10. FATNA Micah (FRA, KTM).
08.00 S4 Warm up – 08.20 SM Junior Warm up – 10.05 Race 1 S4 – 10.45 SM Junior Race 1 – 13.45 S4 Race 2 – 14.20 Sm Junior Race 2
Complete results available HERE.
In the photo: Alessandro Morosi S4