After the opening round in Faenza, the Italian MX Prestige Championship returns on the last weekend of August for the second round of this short 2020 season. The designated track is the 'Vinicio Rosadi' of Castiglione del Lago, nestled on the Umbrian hills in the province of Perugia.
Team Diana MX, orphan of Matteo Giarrizzo # 221 out due to injury, fielded only Giuseppe Arangio Febbo # 30 in the MX2 Fast class while in the MX1 Fast, the veteran Luca Pedica # 717 puts aside for a moment the role of 'riders coach 'and get back in the saddle.
On a track in perfect condition, on Saturday the drivers compete in free and timed practice. In the MX2 Fast Giuseppe gets a 9th and a 13th time respectively and hits the qualification in group A. Luca, in the MX1 Fast, gets a 12th and 9th time and he also gains access to group A.
In the early afternoon, the drivers compete in the second heats and the track is smoother than in the morning. In MX2 Fast Giuseppe starts well and is 16th in the fourth lap. On the deeply marked track, however, it is easy to make mistakes and Giuseppe runs into a heavy fall that definitively compromises his final result. After the comeback with thedamaged bike, he finds himself 30th on the finish line. With a 34th place in the day, he is now 25th on the calendar. In the MX1 Fast, Luca's race was also discreet as he immediately remained in the 'top 20' until the fifth lap. Then a small physical drop causes him to suffer some overtaking and on the finish line, he conquers the 26th final position.