With the signing of Christophe CHARLIER (F) at Beta Factory, one wondered what would become of Alex SALVINI (I), team-mate of Steve HOLCOMBE (GB) for the last two seasons. The Italian, of course, had no trouble finding a new home - he has just signed with the JET Racing / Zanardo Team.
SALVINI therefore re-unites with the Manager, Franco MAYR, with whom he won the E2 title in 2013 riding a HM Honda 450 CRF! In discussion already for several months with the JET Team, the Bolognese had other proposals “on the table”. But chose an environment and a team he already knows.
For 2018, "SALVO" will be in Enduro 2 on a Husqvarna, he is still unsure between the 350cc and 450cc but will make his decision very soon.
For Franco MAYR, it's a very good move on the transfer market. And although he may have seemed rather quiet since his departure from Honda RedMoto, he and his team have attracted a lot attention, especially with the Chilean Ruy BARBOSA doing so well in the Youth class. They also offered an opportunity to legend Mike BROWN (USA) to participate in the 2017 SuperEnduro season and one EnduroGP race!
And the JET Racing team should soon expand with the presence of several strong hopefuls in World Enduro now under the awning of the Milanese team.
A little more than three months before the opening round of the season in Finland, the transfer market remains very hectic and we will soon see many riders in new colours; enough to completely change the face of the EnduroGP! We certainly have more surprises in store...