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Sunday 9th July 2017. Homeward bound.

Sunday 9th July 2017. Homeward bound.

John has been joined in Italy by his girlfriend, Laura, and together with his brother, Clive, are staying in Italy for a short holiday. Another driver, Phil, flew in to Bari to take over for the return of John’s Renault van back to the UK. Whilst we had the...
Saturday 8th July 2017. The race for the finish line!

Saturday 8th July 2017. The race for the finish line!

08.07.17 – Race Day 6 – Bari to Taranto ~ 125km/78miles. The last day: Bari to Taranto and back to Bari again. Jan-Willem had teamed up with Gabriele, on a Moto Morini Corsaro, who lead him through the busy Bari traffic.The first stop at Castellana Grotte,...
Friday 7th July 2017. Onwards and Upwards…

Friday 7th July 2017. Onwards and Upwards…

 07.07.17 – Race Day 5 – San Giovanni Rotondo to Bari ~ 276km/172m. Early rise as usual! We took the van out of the garage first thing (you only need 2mm at each side?) and parked it away from the start line, with the plan to leave just after Jan-Willem....
Thursday 6th July 2017. Support team to the rescue, again!

Thursday 6th July 2017. Support team to the rescue, again!

06.07.17 – Race Day 4 – Fiuggi to San Giovanni Rotondo ~ 345km/215miles. A later start today for the support team, leaving after all the motorbikes. We were told during dinner the previous evening that the start would be delayed by half an hour due to a...
Tuesday 5th July 2017. Busy times & beautiful views.

Tuesday 5th July 2017. Busy times & beautiful views.

05.07.17 – Race Day 3 – Principina Terra to Fiuggi ~ 340km/210miles. This stretch turned out to be one of the hardest ones. We set out from the beautiful Fattoria La Principina hotel in Principina Terra towards Canino. At Canino, the first stop, John...