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Cavallo & Llanos win 27th Transmontana

Argentina vibrated with a new edition of the enduro rally Transmontaña, which had 1460 riders participating and an euphoria that is renewed year after year and that in its 27th edition crowned with triumph the Italian Matteo Cavallo (Beta Boano Racing Costa Ligure) in pair with the Argentine Diego Llanos (Beta Argentina-Mezher-Factory Race-Radikal Racing).

The Argentinean Transmontaña declared for some years already as the largest race of the planet in pairs and one of the most popular in the world in enduro, was also attended by one of the king of extremes Alfredo Gómez (KTM Factory) who competed along with Argentina's Fernando Correa (KTM Freytes Motorsports), finishing third and with Gomez's bike in trouble with its rear wheel.

It is 150 km that must complete the binomials through the mountains of Tucumán in the north of Argentina, which in this opportunity due to the climatic conditions had in the dust in suspension its main drawback, added to that the pro pilots must overcome in the road to more than 1000 riders who leave in the first hour.

In second place were Argentines Franco Ayuso (Husqvarna) and Stéfano Caimi (KTM Chile), while Italian Deny (Beta Boano) lost time on the final with problems in his Philippaerts motorcycle, which relegated him to the fourth place finish in company of one of the champions of the 2016, the Argentine Cristian Arriegada (Beta Argentina Patagonia).


1 - Matteo Cavallo / Diego Llanos (Beta) 3h 20 '03 "
2- Stéfano Caimi / Franco Ayuso (KTM-Husqvarna) 3h 25 '36 "
3- Alfredo Gómez / Fernando Correa (KTM) 3h 28 '09 "
4- Deny Philippaerts / Cristian Arriegada (Beta) 3h 35 '54 "
5- Darío Arco / Matías Giampietri (Suzuki-KTM) 3h 46 '11 "

Report: Mariano Maza (MOTOTIME)
Photos: Ariel Santibañez