February 5, 2018

The 2018 season begins with the first tests for Honda Redmoto Assomotor team in the wonderful Sardinian circuit of Riola (Or).
Important tests in view of the world championship in about a month.

The team comes to the appointment with Arminas Jasikonis to debut with the team and with the now "veteran" Alberto Forato, both deployed in the highest category.

The first time practice recorded good times for Forato who get the 13th gate, Jasikonis due to a small technical problem after few laps get the 18th position.

In race 1 Jasikonis started well but a crash from Herlings that preceded him, forced our Arminas to brake to avoid the impact with the rider, unfortunately starting from the rear. However the constancy allows him to recover positions, getting the 10th place.
Alberto Forato can not find space, forcing him immediately to play the recovery card. He gets 13 place in race 1

The Superchampion race reserved to the top 20 riders Mx1 and Mx2, sees Jasikonis immediately attacking with a good rhythm. However, he will be forced to retire due a technical problem.
Forato can not find the right rhythm, he will only close in18th position.

An important race for the team in order to pick up valuable information for the world championship preparation.

Now the team is concentrating and preparing for the numerous tests scheduled for the next week, for arrive at the final round of the Internationals of Italy that will take place in the Mantova circuit on 18th of February, the last real pre-World test.

Photo D. Messora