LARRIEU, like a Boss!

A KTM Enduro Test which was more than 11 minutes long and quite technical... This is what awaited the stars of EnduroGP last weekend in Spoleto (Italy). Some riders lost out on valuable points in their quest for Mika Ahola "Brave One" Trophy and the coveted belt, while others shone under the Italian sun. We look back at two days of breathtaking racing.

HOLCOMBE Makes a Break…

MABOTSteve HOLCOMBE (GB - Beta) and his rival Matthew PHILLIPS (AUS - Sherco) arrived in Umbria neck and neck, both on 37 points, but the pair had very different outcomes at the end of the Italian GP after PHILLIPS suffered a mechanical issue on Saturday which resulted in a DNF, and only took three points on Sunday. Meanwhile the factory Beta rider HOLCOMBE was on top form (1/3) and is now in the hunt for the Trophy...
But the rider who stole the show this weekend was Outsiders Yamaha rider Loïc LARRIEU (F). With a second place on the first day and an overwhelming victory on Sunday, the Frenchman impressed and now ranks 2nd in the provisional standings, just 13 points behind HOLCOMBE...
Christophe NAMBOTIN (F - KTM) put in a solid performance (7/4), as did the E2 young guns Josep GARCIA (E - KTM) and Jamie MCCANNEY (GB - Yamaha). And so they join the ranks of the "Brave One” trophy, moving into the Top 5. Although to the detriment of PHILLIPS and double World Champion Eero REMES (SF - TM), who also had a difficult weekend in Spoleto (- / 9)...
There are more riders waiting in the wings with the likes of Italy’s Giacomo REDONDI (Honda) and Alex SALVINI (Beta), and Austria’s Pascal RAUCHENECKER (Husqvarna) all performing well. Cristobal GUERRERO (E - Yamaha) has also brought himself up the order with good consistency. 

Steve HOLCOMBE, after a fantastic start to the season, appears to be the lone wolf leading the pack in the Mika Ahola "Brave One" Trophy. But the season is still long and some riders such as LARRIEU, NAMBOTIN and GARCIA have begun to prove that they have the weapons to fight with the Brit. We’ll meet again on June 24th and 25th in Paradfürdo for the Maxxis Grand Prix of Hungary where we hope to find a rejuvenated Matthew PHILLIPS back in the hunt for the award!

Provisional Classification : 1. Steve HOLCOMBE (GB) 72pts; 2. Loïc LARRIEU (F) 59pts; 3. Christophe NAMBOTIN (F) 50pts; 4. Josep GARCIA (E) 44pts; 5. Jamie MCCANNEY (GB) 40pts; 5. Matthew PHILLIPS (AUS) 40pts; 7. Eero REMES (SF) 35pts; 8. Cristobal GUERRERO (E) 28pts; 9. Giacomo REDONDI (I) 22pts; 10. Pascal RAUCHENECKER (AUT) 21pts…
 

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Loïc LARRIEU (F - Yamaha)