The final race of the 2013 European Classics Series was held in the weekend of October 26-27th on the impressive track of Motorland Aragon. Until then the Redfox-Grinta team experienced a very satisfying season. With a hard fought 18th place in Imola and a well deserved 15th place in Francorchamps they already achieved two beautiful results. So the team was looking forward to the final, Spanish, round of the season!
Both of the Redfox Ducati build and tuned Ducati TT bikes performed remarkably well against their competition. Competitors who mainly trusted the sheer horsepower and speed of their 4 cylinder bikes. At home, Jan De Vos and his brilliant Redfox-Grinta TT1-RS13 already proved them wrong. Right from the start of the 2013 season he and his nimble Ducati dominated the Belgian Post Classic Championship, scoring 3 victories. He secured his leading championship position after the Gedinne race and was rewarded his first Belgian Championship title.
Like in Belgium, most European Classic endurance teams preferred Japanese bikes to campaign the three 4 hour endurance races. Leaving Redfox-Grinta as one of the few who chose to defend the colors of the historic Italian company. The top teams, most of them with a history in world endurance and professional pilots riding their bikes looked, on paper anyway, hard to beat. But again, the Redfox-Grinta squad would prove to be a force to be reckoned with. The reliability and speed of the Redfox bikes and regularity of their riders earned them quite a reputation. One that would be confirmed every race again!
Aragon, with it long back straight, promised to become the hardest race of the year. But again Redfox-Grinta surprised! With a brilliant 8th and 10th place they even got their best common result of the year!
Redfox-Grinta had a remarkable year, clinching the Belgian Post Classic championship and achieving good results in the fierce European Endurance Championship. Doing so, the team gathered lots of experience that will be translated in the new 2014 bikes! But this knowledge will also find its way to the Redfox-Grinta products. More than ever customers will be able to build a bike identical to the ones being raced!
Redfox-Ducati would like to thank the entire team, pilots, crew, wifes, girlfriends, supporters and customers for their friendship, dedication, passion and confidence. Next year it will do its best to repeat or even better these past months!
Bring on 2014!