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FIM Bajas World Cup: Alessandro Ruoso the new Baja World Champion.


The "Italian Baja" victory in 2013 looks like a springing-board which allowed the biker from Porcia to jump into the fame with his Yamaha 450 of the Offroadmotors Team: Italian Alessandro Ruoso won the FIM Bajas World Cup.

Ruoso won the Italian Baja in March reaching the final line even ahead on Stephane Peterhansel, the off-road superchampion who reached the podium both by bike and by car. It was the start of a fantastic series of victories, which led him to win the World Cup. In Romania in June he reached the final line just behind Peterhansel.

In Spain in July he reached just the 4th position because of technical problems, but he seized the first step of the podium in Hungary in August, as well as in Morocco in October, assuring himself the final victory thanks to the 87 points already gained, which allowed him not to take part in the final transfer towards Portugal in November for the last race of the Championship.

This is why the rider from Venezuela Michael Berti was able to reach the second place with just 1 point difference in the overall rankings, while the German Andrea Mayer kept 64 points ahead on the Russian Dmitriy Agoshkov with 49 points and Peterhansel with 37 points, who never had the possibility to challenge the Italian rider after the Romanian race.

Who is actually Alessandro Ruoso? Well, he is simply a good guy who grew up in the suburb bound by motors, as they are part of his family DNA. His father Lino was a European Champion in the Car Slalom category, his uncle Mario won the Overall Italian Car Championship while his mother Liliane, in her free time, followed both of them as co-driver. His brother Giuliano, on the other hand, after years spent riding his bike, quit the motocross World to confirm his ability as a driver, winning the Italian Off-road Championship. His nephews Alessio and Lorenzo, respectively 4 and 9 years old, demonstrate their love for motors driving a kart and riding a quad.

The sporting history of Alessandro, who was born in Pordenone in 1981 and lives in Porcia, can be resumed as follows: He rode his first bike when he was just 3 years old, but it was later, when he was 7, that he started taking part in races. He won regional and inter-regional championships, reaching victory in the European Alpe Adria Championship riding a 80cc. He quit Minicross to win the regional Cadet Championship with a 125cc bike.

When he chose the 250cc category, he started to seriously ride, gaining the first position in the Italian and International Championships, getting the KL National title, winning the Kawasaki Championship and a Eruopean one. In 2001 he decided to represent the Martin Racing of Padua, Italian official Honda, taking part in the Italian and European Championship with the aim to face the World Cup in the following year.

Just after signing the agreement he suffered a serious accident which obliged him to get rid of his dreams and take a long break until 2006. Alessandro didn’t want to have anything to do with bikes anymore, until by accident he met Jürgen Mastrocola of the Promoto Racing, who convinced him to participate in Pitbike Italian Championship. He won it. When he came back to Merano there was a brend new Yamaha 450 4t at his disposal; it was time to ride a proper bike again.

Jürgen Mastrocola incited him “You must fight and start again from zero.” Alessandro accepted the challenge and start with the Trentino Championship; after that victory he took part in the Italian Overall Championship in 2008, facing all MX World riders. Thanks to the Promoto Racing efforts, he got good results. Because of some job’s problems and the missing of sponsors, he wasn’t unfortunately able to constantly train. This caused some interruptions in his agonistic activity until in 2012, when he happened to assist David Turchet at the Supercross International Championship.

Mastrocola lent him a bike, just to realize if he was able to ride a couple of selective laps. He was then supposed to just stay out of the tracks and watch at his friend. On the contrary, he gained all four races and seized the 7th position of the Overall Rank just because of a bad fall. It was in 2013 that Angelo Montico of the Offroadmotors proposed him to take part in the first competition of the Bajas World Cup in Pordenone and it was then that Alessandro finally reappropriate of his destiny…

2013/12/03 | 22:19 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS/RAGOGNA











Breslau Poland: Rally on standby by Military because of actual political situation. | 18.07.2014 09:56 |




Breslau Poland RESULTS: Daily results after SS01 Recz / Recz roundcourse | 13.07.2014 23:38 |




Breslau Poland: The truck-legends are back - scrutineering - Ford Ranger. | 12.07.2014 15:17 |




Breslau Poland PHOTOS: First Impressions of the Scrutineering in Recz (60). | 12.07.2014 14:29 |




Africa Eco Race: End of preferential rates - review rally presentations Europe. | 04.07.2014 15:44 |




Rally Raid VIDEO: Special tuned and loud Nissan Patrol RB25DET from Bulgaria | 04.07.2014 15:14 |




Red Bull Romaniacs: The most diversified Extreme Enduro track ever in 2014 | 04.07.2014 14:24 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Carlos Sousa switch from Great Wall to Mitsubishi Petrobras. | 04.07.2014 11:21 |




Baja Deutschland VIDEO: Summary of Dutch competitors in Germany in June | 04.07.2014 10:37 |




TORC 2014: Douglas continues to run up front - finishes Third in Round 7 | 04.07.2014 10:17 |




Hungarian Baja: 2014 is promising a big challenge for 11th edition in Hungary. | 03.07.2014 22:28 |




TORC 2014: Barlow Motorsports - All four cars had various levels of success | 03.07.2014 22:22 |




Dakar Rally 2015 VIDEO: The all-new Peugeot 2008 DKR buggy - first preview | 03.07.2014 19:08 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Peugeot 2008 DKR - first test, new detailed technical data. | 03.07.2014 18:48 |




Donaldson CC: The African sands deliver their verdict in the Dakar Challenge | 03.07.2014 18:18 |




TORC 2014: Team Kleiman Off Road Racing - "Big House Brawl" Race Report | 03.07.2014 18:11 |




TORC 2014: Ross Hoek gets first PRO-4x4 Podium - third place in round 8 | 03.07.2014 17:55 |




Donaldson CC VIDEO: Impressions Toyota Team Kalahari Botswana Desert race | 03.07.2014 17:48 |




Donaldson CC: Rhide SA´s Brian Baragtwanath wins Quads Dakar Challenge | 03.07.2014 17:38 |




Donaldson CC: Bertholdt / Rousseau win free entry for the Dakar Rally 2015. | 03.07.2014 17:17 |




Donaldson CC: History repeats in Special Vehicles Class in Botswana rally | 03.07.2014 15:40 |




Donaldson CC: Taylor / Murphy win Toyota Botswana 1000 Dakar Challenge. | 03.07.2014 15:17 |




OiLibya Morocco: Organizer NPO unveils details of the 2014 stages in Morocco. | 27.06.2014 14:22 |




OiLibya Morocco VIDEO: Official trailer for the OiLibya Rally in Morocco 2014 | 27.06.2014 14:04 |




Dakar Challenge: Team Rhide SA ready for the Dakar Challenge in Botswana | 26.06.2014 18:52 |




FIA CC World Cup: UAE study points way to increasing safety to saving lives. | 26.06.2014 17:48 |




LOORR 2014: Solid weekend at Miller sport park in Utah for Casey Currie | 26.06.2014 17:02 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Japanese Hino truck already preparing for 2015 Dakar Rally | 26.06.2014 16:59 |




Dakar Rally 2015: X-raid strikes back - Dakar winner Roma extends contract. | 25.06.2014 17:33 |




ULTRA 4 Europe: Second day report ULTRA 4 race in Italy - by Robb Pritchard | 25.06.2014 14:43 |




AXCR Asia CC Rally: Outlander PHEV to tackle rally for second straight year. | 25.06.2014 14:14 |




AXCR Asia CC Rally VIDEO: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Hybrid in AXCR Rally | 25.06.2014 14:08 |




Donaldson CC: Desperate times for Special Vehicles in Botswana 1000 desert | 25.06.2014 13:53 |




TORC 2014: Flying Dutchman Mike Vanden Heuvel prepares for Crandon Brush | 25.06.2014 12:59 |




TORC 2014 VIDEO: Impressions from TORC Series by Amsoil round Bark River | 25.06.2014 12:57 |




TORC 2014: Dale Chestnut wins RD2 and leads TORC Classix Championship | 25.06.2014 12:46 |




TORC 2014: Steve Barlow and Adrian Cenni take PRO-class podiums in BR | 25.06.2014 12:45 |




Dakar Rally 2015: Former Winner Nasser al-Attiyah to switch to Toyota 2015. | 24.06.2014 17:54 |




LOORR 2014: Team Toyo’s Kyle LeDuc captures third successive sweep in Utah | 24.06.2014 17:15 |




Baja Rally: Mexican rally adds new Adventure Bike Expert class for 2014. | 24.06.2014 16:54 |




















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