Steve HOLCOMBE (Beta) put the finishing touches to a perfect weekend at round five of the Enduro World Championship by topping the overall EnduroGP results on day two of the GP Maxxis of Sweden in Enkoping. After finishing comfortably ahead at the end of day one, the young British rider was made to work hard for his victory on day two, eventually placing just three seconds ahead of Matt PHILLIPS (Sherco) with Johnny AUBERT (Beta) a strong third.
Thankfully the rain that poured throughout the opening day’s racing in Enkoping was replaced by largely clear skies and dry conditions. But while conditions overhead were vastly improved the damage done to the track on day one resulted in another hugely physical day’s racing.
Steve HOLCOMBE (Beta) has claimed his second overall EnduroGP winning result of the 2016 season, battling to a hard-fought victory on day one of the GP of Sweden in Enkoping. Putting his disappointing day two result at last weekend’s GP of Finland well and truly behind him he finished one-minute ahead of overall runner-up Matt PHILLIPS (Sherco). Third in EnduroGP went to Eero REMES (TM).
With heavy rain falling throughout the night prior to the first day of competition in Enkoping, further rain during the day resulted in a very long, wet and physically demanding seven hours in the saddle. But for HOLCOMBE the day ended in the best possible way – with the senior class rookie having not made any serious mistakes on any of the nine special tests.
A week ago, Finland made a high quality Super Test with spectators cheering every time! So, the pressure was on the shoulder of the Swedish fans for the title of best Scandinavian public… The numerous spectators gathered this evening next to the motocross track of Enköping showed what they got in term of celebration! Swedish flags, disguise and horns were the company of the 107 entries of this Grand Prix Maxxis of Sweden.