HOLCOMBE starts strong !

Already five years that Enduro great Champion Mika AHOLA (SF) left us. And for the fifth consecutive season, ABC Communication, the FIM and the riders is looking to honor one of the biggest Champion of Enduro modern era with the Mika Ahola “Brave One” Trophy… This trophy rewards the fastest rider in each Enduro Tests during the season. So, who will succeed to NAMBOTIN, SALVINI, RENET and MEO? Here are the first answers after the two first Grand Prix…

BraveOneAlready good in 2015 in these tests (11th), Steve HOLCOMBE (GB – Beta) starts the season like a rocket with 65 points (2/3/4/1). He is currently leading the trophy after Morocco and Portugal where riders had to face two completely different Enduro tests…
Behind him, Aussie Matthew PHILLIPS (5/1/2/5) is still threatening just like Mathias BELLINO (F – Husqvarna), 1/4/3/10, and the king of the second days Eero REMES (SF – TM), 7/2/8/2!
Actually 5th overall, Alex SALVINI (I – Beta) is the fourth guy to have won a day of the “Brave One” Trophy, on Saturday in Gouveia, but he’ll need to be much more consistent if he wants to look for the winner belt.
We also have to keep an eye on US guy Taylor ROBERT (KTM – 6th), French Antoine BASSET (KTM – 7th) and Brit Nathan WATSON (KTM – 8th). We wait the comeback of Christophe NAMBOTIN (F – KTM) in Greece; the first winner of the trophy has always been pretty fast in those tests.

From an Enduro Test with hard and rocky soil to another one very muddy, the EnduroGP stars faced two completely different special tests and Steve HOLCOMBE was the most consistent… But the season has just started and HOLCOMBE will have to keep his concentration and his sense of improvisation to resist to the top gun looking also for the belt!

Standing: 1. Steve HOLCOMBE 65pts ; 2. Matthew PHILLIPS 59pts ; 3. Mathias BELLINO 54pts; 4. Eero REMES 51pts; 5. Alex SALVINI 46pts; 6. Taylor ROBERT 39pts; 7. Antoine BASSET 33pts; 8. Nathan WATSON 31pts; 9. Manuel MONNI 26pts; 10. Johnny AUBERT 26pts…

Steve HOLCOMBE (GB - Beta)