Even if I was aware that it wasn’t 100% ready and reliable, I recklessly enrolled in the 2018 Africa race without expecting any result but after the first stages I realized I was very competitive always finishing in the top 5 and I could aspire to something more. Thanks to my stubbornness I won one stage and ranked 2nd in some others.
At that point I was very pleased but I still wasn’t 100% satisfied, so I decided to go for the
• 29-liter tanks and carbon fiber airbox with new aesthetic very close to the official one
• Carbon fiber sump guard with toolbox
I got to the final step at the Panafrica 2018 held in September where I came in sixth overall after four months of inactivity due to an injury during the Greece Hellas rally in May 2018; this result went beyond my expectations but the greatest satisfaction is reaching a 100% reliability with the last but important definitive modifications
• Oil cooler
• Additional oil filter
• 1.7 kg oil capacity
• Oversized radiators
• Water capacity increased by 1 liter
• Oversize cooling fan
My next goal is to finish the Africa Eco race even if I’m tempted to participate in the Dakar in Peru since I trust my bike and have confidence in its potential.