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Alessandro Botturi Wins Second Successive Africa Eco Race Aboard Yamaha Ténéré Inspired WR450F Rally

Alessandro Botturi Wins Second Successive Africa Eco Race Aboard Yamaha Ténéré Inspired WR450F Rally

22.01.2020: Yamaha’s Alessandro Botturi has claimed victory at the 11th edition of the Africa Eco Race. After taking the lead of the 2020 race at the close of day three, the Italian was never headed over the remaining stages and rode on to claim a deserved victory.


Yamaha’s Alessandro Botturi has claimed victory at the 11th edition of the Africa Eco Race. After taking the lead of the 2020 race at the close of day three, the Italian was never headed over the remaining stages and rode on to claim a deserved victory.



Despite a small set back in September 2019 due to injury, the Italian veteran wasn’t deterred and arrived in Africa focused on challenging for the event win. Alessandro duly raced his WR450F Rally into a top-three position on five stages, including two wins. Over the 15-day event, and a race-long battle with his closest rival Pal Anders Ullevalseter, Botturi eventually claimed victory with a winning margin of three minutes and 59 seconds.




Botturi won the 2020 edition of the Africa Eco Race, which covered 6500km and crossed the territories of Morocco, Western Sahara, Mauritania and Senegal, aboard a WR450F Rally featuring a livery inspired by the legendary Ténéré Dakar racers from the mid-eighties.




Alessandro Botturi:
“After my crash at the Panafrica Rally in September, I took some time to recover. When I began riding again, I was more thoughtful and patient on the bike. It’s been a fantastic event, with some amazing stages, terrain and battles. I’d like to thank my Yamaha team who have supported me – winning the Africa Eco Race is just fantastic. I would also like to dedicate the victory to my friend and former teammate, Paulo Goncalves, who was tragically lost during the 2020 Dakar Rally.”




Andrea Colombi, Country Manager for Yamaha Motor, Italy
: “Alessandro is a rider that stands out for his ability, determination, passion and strength of mind. He was always in control and consistent, and the end result is amazing. He is a true champion and combining such a rider with the technical qualities of our WR450F Rally, it’s created a winning combination.”



- Yamaha Amsterdam also photo

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