Matteo Cavallo

2018 FIM Junior Enduro World Champion

Born on 11 October 1995 in Ceva, Italy

BRAVO MATTEO!

Matteo Cavallo (Beta Boano) claimed the FIM Junior Enduro World Championship in dominant style in 2018, leading the standings from the second round in Portugal and wrapping things up at the penultimate event of the season in France. Contesting his third campaign at this level, having finished ninth in 2016 and fourth in 2017, Cavallo battled hard all year with compatriot Andrea Verona (TM), the Italian pair often pushing the results and test times beyond Junior ranks and well up the running order in the senior EnduroGP classes. 

After sharing a win apiece with Verona at the opening round in Spain, Cavallo took control with a double at Castelo Branco and after conceding the day one win to France’s Theo Espinasse (Sherco) in Estonia he never looked back, putting together six consecutive victories. Needing just a third place on day one in Méthamis to wrap up the title with a round to spare, the 22-year-old typically went on the attack and won the opening day by more than thirty seconds ahead of British rider Joe Wootton (Husqvarna) and Verona.

Cavallo, who first came to international attention in 2017 when he became the first Junior rider ever to win an Italian Enduro Championship race outright - beating a field full of FIM World Champions like Matt Phillips, Alex Salvini, Steve Holcombe and Giacomo Redondi - will now go on to rub shoulders with the stars of EnduroGP in 2019.

Giacomo Redondi

2016 FIM Junior Enduro World Champion

Born on 8 January 1993 in Lovere, Italy

RED HOT REDONDI

After finishing runner-up in the FIM Junior Enduro World Championship for the past three seasons, Giacomo Redondi (Honda) finally romped to the title in 2016 with a completely dominant campaign that saw him take victory in all but the final race of the season. After back-to-back doubles in Morocco, Portugal, Greece, Finland, Sweden and Euskadi, the 23-year-old Redondi wrapped up the championship in the first race of the penultimate meeting, an emotional home round at Fabriano, Italy, where his thirteenth consecutive race win took his advantage over Sweden's Albin Elowson (Husqvarna) to an insurmountable seventy points.

'Red' looked certain to deliver an unprecedented 100% season when he took the win on the first day of the final round at Cahors, France, but a shock victory for Josep Garcia (Husqvarna) by just six seconds on day two denied him the honour and put the shine on a positive campaign for the Spanish teenager, who had already taken ten podiums, including six second places. The 21-year-old Elowson was consistent all season, finishing every race and putting together a midseason run of five second places to offer something of a resistance to Redondi and hold off the emerging challenge of Garcia for the runner-up spot.

PALAMARES

World title – 2016
FIM Youth Enduro Cup 125cc 2-Stroke winner - 2012