The three-day Baja took place from 26-28 May, with Ventura joining the other competitors in the northern region of Greece, where they’d be tackling more than 430 km of special stages through treacherous gravel, sand, and dirt terrain on board the Yamaha YXZ1000R fitted with the GYTR Racing Kit.
First point of order for Ventura and the Quaddy Racing team was the 6 km prologue stage on Thursday, which saw them place inside the top five in class. This determined the order for Friday’s first special stage, a 108 km route winding through the forests of the Verno mountain range.
After a service, Italian pairing Ventura and Brun tackled the stage once again and ended the day in second place after 216 km of running. On the third and final day, they would complete another 220 km with their YXZ1000R, split across two stages on the run from the regional capital of Kastoria to the historical area of Korestia.
Ventura and Brun took advantage of a puncture for the leading FIA T4 class vehicle in the penultimate stage, holding on to take victory, their first in both the FIA European Cup for Cross-Country Bajas and Italian Cross Country Championship, which this event was also a part of.
The crew managed to complete the entire 436 km without any issues to their Yamaha YXZ1000R fitted with the GYTR Racing Kit, and they’re now gearing up for the Italian Baja on 7-10 July.