Verona Wins Double In Spain
DEFENDING ENDURO1 WORLD CHAMPION MAKES PERFECT START TO TITLE DEFENSE WITH DOUBLE CLASS WIN
Now that’s how you start a season! At the 2022 FIM EnduroGP World Championship opener in Spain, GASGAS Factory Racing’s Andrea Verona has dominated the Enduro1 class on both days, also throwing his hat into the ring as a serious contender for this year’s overall EnduroGP title after taking his maiden EGP class win on day one. Setting a blistering pace all weekend, Verona arguably delivered some of the best form of his career. Battling at the sharp end of the field throughout the event, the Italian leaves Spain on top of both the E1 and EnduroGP title chases, and full of confidence as he heads into round two in Portugal next weekend.
- Andrea Verona takes maiden EnduroGP day win in Spain!
- Italian’s E1 title defence begins with a maximum points haul
- GASGAS heads both EnduroGP and E1 championship standings
Andrea Verona: “Overall it has been a really great weekend. It was amazing to take my first EnduroGP day win on Saturday. There are no words to describe it. I was so, so happy, and winning a day in EnduroGP was a personal goal of mine for this season. To tick that one off my to-do list so soon in the season is awesome. Today, the second day, was tough. It was really bumpy and it was challenging from the start. Despite a slow start I was soon in the battle again for the EnduroGP win, although I came up a little short. But I secured another win in E1 so to leave here on top of both championships is amazing. Now it’s onto Portugal, I can’t wait.”
Championship Standings – 2022 EnduroGP World Championship, (after Round 1)
1. Andrea Verona (GASGAS) 40 points
2. Thomas Oldrati (Honda) 34 pts
3. Matteo Cavallo (TM) 24 pts
1. Andrea Verona (GASGAS) 37 points
2. Josep Garcia (KTM) 33 pts
3. Wil Ruprecht (TM) 28 pts