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Aprilia Tuareg racing is unstoppable at the Hellas Rally Raid with a first and second in the twin-cylinder category.

In the mountains of central Greece, Jacopo Cerutti and Francesco Montanari, in the saddle of the Aprilia Tuareg 660, pulled a great performance out of the bag in the Hellas Rally Raid, finishing in first and second in the M6 class dedicated to twin-cylinder bikes.

The rain that had fallen in the days preceding the race had made the ground extremely slippery, but Aprilia Racing Tuareg rose to the occasion despite the conditions. The ground improved in subsequent days, enabling Cerutti and Montanari to show their potential and finish the 1850km without setbacks.

At the end of the seven stages, Jacopo Cerutti was crowned winner of the M6 category, giving Aprilia Tuareg Racing another important victory. In the overall classification, Cerutti finished fourth.

Meanwhile, during his first experience in this rally, Francesco Montanari also put on an excellent performance, completing the one-two in the M6 class, and coming eighth place in the overall classification.


“It was a challenging seven days. Overall, it went really well. I kept a good pace and didn’t make many mistakes. I was close to the podium in the overall classification – just 50 seconds away – but I gave it my all and didn’t quite manage it in the end. The team worked very well together. Cecco also did great. I’m very satisfied. It was excellent training, and we also took the opportunity to test a few things for the new season.”


“It was an amazing experience. The standard was very high, and my performance got better and better. The marathon days were very positive, but they were certainly hard as they were very long. I made a small mistake when I fell in the special long stage but, although I lost a lot of time, I still did well. I wanted to achieve a good result to thank the team for the great job they did. They deserve this result, and getting first and second in the M6 class was the best way to repay them!”


“Seeing Aprilia Tuareg Racing conquer Greece is a source of great satisfaction for all of us and for the off-road project. Jacopo, Cecco, the Tuaregs and the Guareschi brothers are increasingly becoming a point of reference in the category.”