Husqvarna Racing's Alex Salvini took the E1 class victory on his TE250 at the prestigious A4DE (Australian 4 Day Enduro). Consistent riding from Salvini in the first three days of the event saw him well positioned to secure victory in his Australian competition debut.
Salvini's performance was made all the more impressive after recovering from a heavy crash on day 1 of the event that had him trailing former World Enduro Champion Stefan Merriman by 15 seconds. Day 2 saw some committed racing from Alex Salvini to close the gap to just three seconds. Day 3 had Salvini and Merriman battling hard for third day honours, with Salvini getting the best of the competition to finish a good five seconds clear.
The final day of competition set the scene for a battle royal between the two frontrunners to see who would come away with the coveted A4DE title for 2011. The contest proved to be very even across the last days racing with Salvini triumphant over Merriman, increasing his lead by a further 6.74 seconds to secure victory by more than 11 seconds – and finish fourth in the overall standings.