A treat today, start was at 12:40 pm for me and only 150km for the day.
We called in at 2 or 3 places along the way till our final timed stop. At the final stop all the bikes lined up for a group ride into Taranto which was about an hour away.
Once we all arrived at the main sea side road that was bloked off for the race end each of the bikes was lined up and alowed to go as fast or slow as they wished to finally cross the line.
The race was over and we were all fairly knakered so after checking in at the hotel down the road we had a rest before dinner and presentations.
I was lucky enough to get 3rd in my class (350cc sport class) so get a bigger trophy than the rest.
And that’s it, then end to an epic race. Its really a marathon. 300 – 400km per day on challenging road is hard work made even more exhausting by the high temperature and humidity. I have heard that the race is legalised madness – it is, its mad. Imagine 250 motorbikes and support all decending on a small town for 2 hours then disapearing in a cloud of smoke, noise and no regard to traffic rules and you get a sense of what its like… Madness.