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Fantic dominates the Rookies Cup opener in Italy with Mancini and Zanocz

The Fantic 125 youngsters are on a roll. At the first round of the Rookies Cup in Montevarchi, Simone Mancini and Noel Zanocz won a race each with the Italian conquering the top step of the podium in front of his teammate.

Following the stunning 1-2 in the European Championship in France, Fantic Factory Racing EMX125 headed to Montevarchi for the season opener of the Rookies Cup, a highly competitive series for young and promising riders on their 125 cc machines held alongside the Italian Motocross Prestige Championship. 

Noel Zanocz – carrying the #1 plate on the Fantic XX 125 as defending champion – was off to a fast start. He clinched the pole position and went on to win race 1 in front of his teammate Simone Mancini. In the second moto, it was the young Italian’s turn to take the holeshot and race lead. Zanocz was following closely in second but lost ground after a small contact and crossed the finish line in third. Mancini took the race and overall victory with Zanocz on the second step of the podium.

Daniele Marchese, Fantic Factory Racing EMX125 Team Manager:

“Top performance by our guys at the Italian Championship in Montevarchi. It was a good test as well with a tricky track after the rain but both our riders showed impressive speed and determination, collecting 1-2 and 1-3 results in the two motos. Simone and Noel are in excellent shape, as a team we are very happy with the work we are doing and we head to Latvia for the next EMX125 round in two weeks’ time with good hopes.”


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