An Italian from Pesaro shines in Mantua! Spaniard Yago Martinez is second in the MX2 standings.

The first round of the Italian Pro Prestige 24MX Championship was held at the Mantua circuit.
Two days of springlike temperatures allowed the event to take place in the best possible conditions, on a track that is always very demanding for the bikes and the riders.

It was the debut of our Yago Martinez in this championship and expectations were high. Riding his TM MX 250 ES Fi, Yago was sixth fastest in the MX2 class in Saturday’s time trial.

On Sunday, after the warm-up, the heats got underway. In race 1 our rider made an excellent start, taking the hole shot and leaving everyone behind. Shortly afterwards he was overtaken by Lata, but from then on he followed the outrider without ever overdoing it and kept all the other rivals at a distance. An excellent second place for him at the finish.

In the second race his start was not as effective, but on the first lap he was still in the top ten. Yago overtook several rivals in the early laps, then in the middle of the race he had to overcome Bernardini’s resistance to move up to fourth place, where he stayed until the finish.

With second and fourth places in the two heats, he finished second overall in the Elite MX2 class for the day and climbed onto the podium to everyone’s delight.

The Italian will now take a break before returning to action at Cingoli (MC) on the 20th and 21st of April, but it is already World Championship time for the team! Next weekend the second round of the MXGP World Championship will be held in Spain at intu Xanadú – Arroyomolinos, where Yago Martinez will be competing in the MX2 class.

YAGO MARTINEZ: “We leave Mantua in second place in the overall standings and we go to Madrid in good spirits. On Saturday I did not find my pace on the track, but on Sunday we managed to change the situation by taking the holeshot in the first race and finding a good rhythm. In the second race a bad start forced me to make a comeback and fight hard on a demanding track. I would like to thank the team, TM Moto and everyone who supports us. Now on to the World Championship stage in Spain.