An unforgettable and indescribable weekend, the culmination of a long work done head down, has rewarded an overflowing with joy Diego Degasperi.
After dreaming for so many years of the return of his mountain time trial Levico – Vetriolo – Panarotta, the Trento rider did not manage to end a twenty-year absence in collaboration with Scuderia Trentina, but also placed himself signature, climbing to the top Level of the absolute podium, in case also valid for the Francesco Pera Trophy.
Starting from the competition side, the rider from Trento, still competing on the Osella FA30/GEA, followed by the Faggioli team, was already making itself felt in the noble districts of the preliminary general classification, wanting to separate the second part in both races, finishing race 2 25 inches from the summit.
The Vimotorsport flag-bearer made a vigorous push in the standings after a conservative Saturday due to particularly unsafe weather conditions, posting the best time in race one while cutting 13.12 from Liber, second place, and ’16’. 62″ to Golin, third.
In the afternoon the rain returned and froze the standings significantly, leaving the home driver, who finished third at the end of the second race, wearing the most prestigious laurel wreath.
An important success also with regard to the Italian Mountain Speed Trophy in the northern area, enriched by the overall ranking of the E2SS group and the E2SS3000 class.
“The tests took place in very unsafe conditions,” says Degasperi, “but we managed to finish the first run with a couple of falls on the track, while in the second test there was a sudden downpour that could change the cards on the table .” The good news was that we tested both wet and dry configurations. On Sunday the situation was the same again and indeed in the first race we drove on four medium compound Pirellis as we were aware of the risks as the asphalt temperature was very low. We couldn’t risk starting with the soft tire because we had to use it in the second race as well. Our choice paid off and we set an incredible time which gave us cover for the second climb when it started to pour. Many thanks to the whole team, especially to Sergio and Davide who worked overtime this time. An incredible, indescribable victory.”
The culmination of a journey full of hard work to bring back to light the Trentino rise, with the classic icing on the i, shared with many participants, almost two hundred, who undoubtedly reported positive opinions on the rebirth and on the organizational front.
“We created a global event with the resources of a small team,” adds Degasperi, “because it’s easy to organize special events and distribute them when budgets are huge.” We’re small and just getting started, to create something unique with our possibilities. We get compliments on all fronts for the organization and I hope this will inspire others like us. There are beautiful routes in Italy and it would be nice if new events were created. Long live Francesco Pera and also all Italian mountain time trials.”