V7 III Trophy Test

The Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance 2020 season begins

ON THE ORTONA CIRCUIT, IN ABRUZZO, TWO WEEKENDS OPEN TO ALL MOTORCYCLISTS FOR THE FIRST TEST OF THE V7 III SET UP WITH THE TROPHY KIT

The second season of the Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance Trophy starts, the easiest and most fun way to enjoy the sporty side of the Moto Guzzi brand.
 
In preparation for the 2020 edition, which will start on April 26 in Varano, Moto Guzzi will make available some Moto Guzzi V7 III already equipped with the Trophy Kit to all motorcyclists who want to try them out on the track on the weekends of Saturday 29 February and Sunday March 1 and Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April , on the Abruzzo International Circuit, in Ortona (Chieti) .
 
It is a unique opportunity for all fans interested in participating in the Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance 2020 Trophy, who will thus be able to see for themselves how much the V7 III Trophy is a true racing bike, capable of putting the less experienced and at ease at the same time to be fun even for the most savvy.
 
To book your shift riding a V7 III equipped with the Trophy Kit, simply contact the Abruzzo International Circuit at the e-mail address  info@circuitointernazionaledabruzzo.it . The shifts, lasting 15 minutes, are offered at the price of $16.50 and are available in limited numbers .
 
In Ortona there will be two weekends full of passion for the L'Aquila brand even off the track: the models of the Moto Guzzi range will in fact be available for a test ride that will unfold on the most beautiful roads in the surroundings, starting from the paddock of the circuit.
 
Special price on the Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone for those who register for the Trophy
The first 2019 edition of the L'Aquila monobrand - dedicated to the crews of two riders riding the Moto Guzzi V7 III - has met with enormous success thanks to an accessible and engaging formula. Much of the credit goes to Mandello's "seven and a half" which, set up with the Racing GCorse kit and with Pirelli tires , turned out to be unexpectedly fast and extremely reliable, but above all easy, intuitive and exploitable on the track even by those who do not have an experience in competitions.
Continuing with the aim of making the championship accessible to an ever wider audience of motorcyclists, Moto Guzzi will apply a special discount on the purchase of a new Moto Guzzi V7 III Stone to all the teams that will register for the 2020 edition of the Trophy. Those who take part in the entire championship can in fact purchase it at the special price of $7,896.00, for a customer savings of $863.00.
 
Entries for the whole championship will remain open until April 10, at a discounted cost of $1,349.00 per team (therefore equivalent to $135.00 per driver per race). Alternatively, it is possible to register for individual events, up to two weeks before the race, at a cost of $378.00 per team.
To participate in the Trophy, it is necessary to be an IMF member and have a speed-type racing license (or off-road vehicle with speed extension); registration can be done by filling in the form available at the following link:
 
 
When registering, the crew will be able to choose the name to assign to their team and the race number.
For any type of information regarding membership, license request and registration for the Trophy, you can contact the e-mail address  epocasport@federmoto.it .
 
2020 Trophy: even more fun with the "mini-endurance" extended to 90 minutes and the show of the race at night
The 2020 edition of the Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance Trophy has significant news in store, aimed at ensuring even more balance and fun for all participants. First of all, the "miniendurance" races will be longer, with the duration going from 60 to 90 minutes . In this way, all riders will have more time to have fun in the saddle and the races will be even more lively, since the minimum number of driver changes in the pit lane - with driving shifts remaining 15 minutes - will rise from 3 to 5 The constancy of performance and the harmony between the two drivers will therefore be rewarded even more, in line with what is the "Guzzista" way of understanding racing, ie giving priority to friendship and team spirit.
 
In the last race of 2019 in Misano 25 bikes for 50 riders took off, an unforgettable show that sanctioned the success of the first edition of the Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance Trophy, an absolutely unique and original proposal in the panorama of national sports motorcycling thanks to the format of the "miniendurance" races with the crew of two drivers. But the scenographic and adrenaline-fueled start of the Le Mans-style races was also among the winning features., with the bikes lined up on one side of the track and the riders running across the asphalt belt at the start to get on the saddle and set off. These are gestures that now seemed only a memory linked to the legendary endurance races of the past, and that instead the Moto Guzzi Trophy is reviving fans who are increasingly numerous.
In 2020, those who participate in the flagship store will be able to enjoy another strong emotion usually reserved for very few lucky pilots: running at night. The race scheduled for September on the Adria circuit will in fact take place at night on Saturday evening , with the light of the spotlights - and the headlights of the V7 III, mounted only on this particular occasion - to illuminate the track.
 
The number of appointments is unchanged, which are five: it starts from Varano on April 26 to then continue on the slopes of Vallelunga (May 24) , Magione (June 21) , Adria (September 5, night race) and Misano (October 11) .
 
 Racing kit developed by the Guareschi family further improved
The Moto Guzzi V7 III, a motorcycle capable of garnering the appreciation of an extremely heterogeneous audience thanks to its easy handling and ease of driving, will once again be the protagonist of the Trophy, representing the perfect starting point for creating an easy, fun and exploitable motorcycle in track even by those who do not have experience in competitions.
 
Equipped with the Racing GCorse Kit developed by the Guareschi brothers, appreciated Moto Guzzi preparers also in the sports field, the "seven and a half" of Mandello turned out to be unexpectedly fast and extremely reliable on all the circuits where it was raced in 2019. In addition to safety devices including for example the saucer and protection of the front brake lever, the kit - mandatory and obviously the same for everyone - includes a package of functional and aesthetic modifications. These include the fairing, semi-handlebars, complete exhaust system, raised platforms, side panels, single seat and rear mudguard, number holder tables, front suspension cartridges kit and rear shock absorbers. A specific mapping of the engine control unit and dedicated front brake pads complete the equipment.
The only updates for 2020 , developed on the basis of the experience gathered in the first edition, concern the braking system, with the adoption of an  oversized front brake disc able to more easily withstand the stresses, also considering the longer duration of the races . Of course, there are also the details necessary to face the spectacular race at night, in this case a windshield with the housing for the headlight and an additional rear light.
 
The cost of the complete kit, which can be purchased by contacting the Guareschi Moto dealership, is equal to $4,170 (plus TAX). The installation of the kit can be carried out independently or managed directly by Guareschi Moto. In order to take part in the 2020 edition, Teams already in possession of the 2019 Kit (or of a Moto Guzzi V7 III already set up in the 2019 Trophy configuration) will only be able to purchase the additional components included in the "2020 Update Kit", available at the price of $505 (plus TAX).
For any information regarding the GCorse Racing Kit, you can contact the e-mail address  info@guareschimoto.it .
 
The precious collaboration with Pirelli, the sole supplier of the Trophy, is also confirmed in 2020 . All the V7 IIIs at the start will still wear Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp RS tires , racing tires specially developed for the Moto Guzzi V7 III and proven to perform in all conditions. To all Team members whole Trophy Endurance Moto Guzzi Fast 2020 will be provided free of the first set of tires.
 
A race format designed for everyone, the atmosphere of the most classic races in a young and highly involved setting
In full "Guzzista" style, the format of the Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance Trophy race weekend sees the insertion of the competitive confrontation in an atmosphere of great involvement. A weekend to live by cultivating the feelings of friendship and sharing, which have always characterized the healthiest sport and represent its deepest meaning. The race format and the choice of the V7 III make the Moto Guzzi Fast Endurance perfect for everyone's fun, from the novice of the track to the most experienced enthusiast.
 
Each race weekend includes two rounds of timed practice on Saturday, both lasting 20 minutes for each driver. The average of the best chronometric readings obtained by the two crew drivers will determine the starting position of each team in the deployment of the race on Sunday (Saturday evening, for the Adria appointment). An obvious reference to the legendary endurance races of the past lies precisely in the start of the race, which will take place in the "Le Mans" style, that is, with the bikes lined up on one side of the track and the riders who at the start run across the asphalt belt for get on the saddle and go. 
During the race, each driver will not be able to drive for more than 15 minutes (plus 5 minutes of time to return to the pits from the display of the appropriate "change" sign): this means that the race - lasting 90 minutes - will be handled by at least five driver changes, which take place in the pit lane. Refueling is not allowed. At the end of the race, scores will be given to the first 15 classified teams.