World Enduro Championship 2018 - Italy
Perfect weekend for Steve Holcombe and the Team Beta Factory Enduro. The British rider is the winner of all the race days of the Enduro GP and the E3. At the French GP the Beta RR 300 2T will race with the gold-coloured table of the leader of the Enduro GP class.
The FIM Enduro GP World Championship, after a long summer break, reopened the gates and on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd September. It took place in the village of Edolo (BS) for the sixth round of the season. The Motoclub Sebino and Motoclub Edolo, as usual, have achieved an excellent race even if the bad weather and the heavy rains have raged throughout the race weekend.
Steve Holcombe ran an incredible race as absolute dominator. On the Day One the British rider recorded nine best times in the twelve special tests disputed by distance of about a minute and thirty seconds from the runner-up of the Enduro GP, Brad Freeman, rider of the Beta Boano Team.
History repeated itself in the Day Two. Thanks to this double victory Steve Holcombe now jumps to the lead in the provisional standings of the Enduro GP.
Also in the E3 class Steve Holcombe is always the undisputed leader.
A weekend to forget for Christophe Charlier who in both days of race was unable to get the right rhythm as a consequence of a physical problem.
Great performance also for the Beta Boano Team riders: Bred Freeman second in both the EnduroGP races and winner of the E1; Matteo Cavallo conquered a double victory in Enduro Junior.
Double podium also for Anthony Geslin – Team Beta France – twice 3° in the E3.
The next appointment is scheduled for Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd September with the French GP, seventh and penultimate world rounds.
"A perfect weekend, yesterday I immediately started trying to push hard to every special and after having conquered several seconds of advantage I managed the victory. In the day after I did not want to risk and the first lap I tried to understand well the three special tests. The battle with Brad Freeman was exciting and we had a lot of fun".
"During the first day I felt a pain in my hand and I preferred not to risk and I retired. A weekend to be forgotten but we are working in the right direction and I hope to reach the podium to the French GP".