Pushed every step of the way by both Christophe Nambotin (KTM) and Steve Holcombe (Beta), Matt Phillips (Sherco) brought his participation in the AMV EnduroGP of Spain to a winning close by claiming a hard-fought victory on day two. Earning the win by the smallest of margins, Phillips placed 0.29 seconds ahead of Nambotin with Holcombe less than one-second behind in what was a thrilling day-long battle for supremacy in the EnduroGP class. Just as on day one conditions in Puerto Lumbreras were incredibly tough with the dry and dusty ground affording riders little in the way of rest, especially on the event’s Extreme Test. With the day shortened to a little over two laps the second stop of the 2017 EnduroGP World Championship unquestionably proved to be a demanding one.
MCCANNEY, RAUCHENECKER, CHARLIER & HELLSTEN BATTLE EXTREME DUST IN SOUTHERN SPAIN
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders Danny McCanney, Pascal Rauchenecker and Christophe Charlier, together with stand-in rider Antti Hellsten, have successfully completed two hugely challenging days of racing at the EnduroGP of Spain. Among the driest conditions ever seen in the Enduro World Championship, Enduro 2 class rider Danny McCanney secured Husqvarna’s best result with a hard-fought third on day two.
In complete contrast to the sub-zero conditions at the opening round of the 2017 EnduroGP World Championship series in Finland, the AMV GP of Spain served up extreme dust as the world’s best enduro racers battled not only one another but also the hugely challenging, arid Spanish terrain.