REMES In Charge of EGP… SALVINI of E2!

The curtain has just fallen on a rainy and tricky Spanish Grand Prix in Santiago de Compostela! We had many twists and surprises in all categories, and new 24MX Leaders! Here’s the latest news on who’s ruling the roost…

Remes

In EnduroGP, by putting in solid performance (2/5) and thanks to the lead he gained at the opening round of the World Championship in Finland, Eero REMES (SF - TM) leaves Santiago de Compostela with the 24MX Leader Plate, and now holds a 14 point advantage on the 2017 World Champion Steve HOLCOMBE (GB - Beta) and 19 points on Outsiders Yamaha Official rider Jamie MCCANNEY (GB - Yamaha)...

The rider from the Isle of Man also dominated the E1 class by taking a double win, and he increases the gap on his compatriot, Brad FREEMAN (GB - Beta), while the factory Gas Gas rider Antoine BASSET (F) rounds out the Top 3 thanks to a solid GP (4/3). Note also the great performances of Davide GUARNERI (I - Honda RedMoto), who was on the podium on the first day, and Victor GUERRERO (E - Yamaha) close to it on both days...

In the Enduro 2 class, while Eero REMES (SF - TM) leads the EnduroGP Championship, it is actually Alex SALVINI (I - Husqvarna) who leaves Spain with the red 24MX Leader Plate. Indeed, the 2013 E2 World Champion gave his rivals no chance by winning both days and he is therefore equal on points with the Finn (the standings are arranged by the latest results). Behind this duo, Loïc LARRIEU (F - Yamaha) grabs 3rd position in the provisional standings, and Australian Matthew PHILLIPS (AUS - Sherco) follows on in 4th...

For his part, Steve HOLCOMBE (GB - Beta), despite problems with the air filter on the first day, put together a great GP weekend and holds the lead in the E3 class. He is ahead of his compatriot Daniel MCCANNEY (GB - Gas Gas), and Christophe NAMBOTIN (F - Gas Gas). A special mention must go to Anthony GESLIN (F - Beta) who took full advantage of the disappointments of MCCANNEY on Sunday to achieve his first World podium.

In Juniors, it is a 100% Italian Top 3 that we find in the provisional standings. Indeed, the 2017 125cc World Youth Champion, Andrea VERONA (I - TM) will arrive next weekend in Portugal with the 24MX Leader Plate. The factory TM rider battles it out with Matteo CAVALLO (I - Beta Boano) and his team-mate Davide SORECA (I - TM)! But keep an eye on Jack EDMONDSON (GB - Sherco), who is not far from these three riders and will likely improve race by race...

Salvini

Finally, in Youth 125cc, this Grand Prix of Spain marked an important day in the history of Enduro; the very first Belgian winner of a World Enduro race! In addition to this historic and emotional victory, the young talent Matthew VAN OEVELEN (Sherco) also leaves with the 24MX Leader Plate as he is just in front of Ruy BARBOSA (CL - Husqvarna) and Hugo SVARD (SF - Husqvarna)!

Jamie MCCANNEY (E1) is the only rider to have retained a championship lead after the Spanish GP; all the other Senior class have seen the 24MX plate change hands,  while VERONA and VAN OEVELEN are the first leaders in Junior and Youth 125cc as these classes did not take part in Finland. We’ll see you next weekend in Castelo Branco to see who will manage to hold on to those all important plates!

Provisional Classifications:

EGP : 1. Eero REMES 64pts ; 2. Steve HOLCOMBE 50pts ; 3. Jamie MCCANNEY 45pts; 4. Alex SALVINI 44pts; 5. Aleksi JUKOLA 36pts…

E1: 1. Jamie MCCANNEY 72pts; 2. Brad FREEMAN 68pts; 3. Antoine BASSET 48pts; 4. Jiri LEINO 42pts; 5. Eemil POHJOLA 41pts...

E2: 1. Alex SALVINI 74pts; 2. Eero REMES 74pts; 3. Loïc LARRIEU 57pts; 4. Matthew PHILLIPS 50pts; 5. Deny PHILIPPAERTS 42pts…

E3: 1. Steve HOLCOMBE 66pts; 2. Danny MCCANNEY 54pts; 3. Christophe NAMBOTIN 52pts; 4. Aleksi JUKOLA 40pts; 5. Toni ERIKSSON 36pts…

Junior: 1. Andrea VERONA 38pts; 2. Matteo CAVALLO 36pts; 3. Davide SORECA 27pts; 4. Jack EDMONDSON 24pts; 5. Enric FRANCISCO 18pts…

Youth 125cc: 1. Matthew VAN OEVELEN 38pts; 2. Ruy BARBOSA 32pts; 3. Hugo SVARD 28pts; 4. Hamish MACDONALD 28pts; 5. Joakim GRELSSON 25pts…

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