Trystan Hart wins the Campoo X-Treme Day 2 Hixpania Spanish Hard Enduro
The second day of 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro had a clear dominator: Trystan Hart. The FMF KTM Factory Racing rider has won the 2022 Campoo X-Treme with authority, ahead of his teammate Manuel Lettenbichler and Sonny Goggia. Mario Román, with mechanical problems, finishes in 16th place.
After the great taste in the mouth that the SuperEncierro left yesterday, the competition continued today in Aguilar de Campoo with the Campoo X-Treme, a 40-kilometre route in which the riders in the Gentlemen’s category took two laps, three for the Archers and Squires participants.
The winner of the SuperEncierro, Alfredo Gómez, has taken first place in the race right from the start, closely followed by Mani Lettenbichler and Trystan Hart, and with the rest of the riders in the Gentlemen’s category hot on their heels.
Mani had a clear strategy today, take the lead and manage the race as he pleased. And to do so, he overtook Alfredo as soon as he could, later going on to set a pace unattainable for his rivals that led him to finish with a 10-minute lead. Even so, it has been of little use to him since a speeding penalty has been imposed that has relegated him to second position.
The second position has gone to stop today at the hands of his teammate, Trystan Hart, who after the penalty has become the winner of the Spanish test. The Italian Sonny Goggia has signed his best result to date in the championship with a third place.
Problems weigh down Roman
The other candidate for the title, Mario Román, has had a day to forget. The Sherco Factory Racing rider was riding with the leading group when, in the Penitencia trial, his bike stopped and he needed help from his teammate Wade Young to repair it.
Despite having been able to recover later and get back into the ‘top 10’, Mario has had problems again in the second lap, which has relegated him to the 16th final position. The 2022 Hard Enduro World Champion title will be decided tomorrow at ACERBIS el Camino Perdido, with Mario hoping to have left bad luck behind.
For his part, Alessandro Azzalini was the first rider to complete the three laps of the Archers course with a time of almost four hours, followed by Nicola Grossi Kontad Wisniews. While, in Escuderos, the winner was Alexis Fernández, with Enrique Sevilla and Jorge Prieto completing the podium.
The 2022 Hard Enduro World Championship will conclude tomorrow with the highlight of the 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro. A two and a half hour race where the best 50 riders (40 Knights, 5 Archers and 5 Squires) will have to face the demanding trials of the famous Aguilar de Campoo quarry.
At the end of the time, the best will face the last challenge, Hixpania Hill. The first to conquer it will be the winner of the eighth round of the world championship, and potentially become the Hard Enduro World Champion.
Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM): “It was a good race. I started fourth and then I pushed with everything to get ahead. I knew there would be dust so I was keen to get into the lead as soon as possible. On lap two I had opened up a decent gap on the guys that were chasing me, so I just tried to keep everything under control and take the win. I can’t wait to get to tomorrow, everything is at stake!”
Trystan Hart (KTM): “I’ve had some ups and downs but managed to finish second. The journey has not been easy, with fast trails and difficult sections. I liked it a lot and I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.”
Mario Román (Sherco): “I was second in the first half of the first lap, but then my bike stopped. I have lost many positions. With the help of Wade [Young] I was able to get back on track and pick up a couple of positions. After the service, I took some spare parts on the second lap, but unfortunately I had more problems. This has delayed me a lot, hopefully tomorrow I will be able to start in the front row”.
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