EWC 2014: ‘Not facing each other is our strength!’

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Inseparable during training as during test walk, we met Christophe NAMBOTIN (FRA – KTM) and Pierre-Alexandre RENET (F – HVA) for an interview. A few hours before the last KTM Super Test of the season, E1 and E2 World Champions are chatting on their seasons and their projects…

It’s been a month since you became World Champion. I guess you pretty well celebrated this?
Pierre-Alexandre RENET: “Right now, not so much. On Sunday evening after the race in Italy, as I had the plane on Monday early morning, I simply made a small restaurant with family and friends who made the trip. And then I broke my foot in Lumezzane and I had to stay quiet at home so I have not really celebrated the title. Then, there are still a few dates before the end of the season. Between the World Championship final, the ISDE and the French Championship it’s not over, I think I’ll really celebrate it in November…”
Christophe NAMBOTIN: “Title or no title, I had already decided to go on vacation just after Italy. I did not celebrate but I made a break of a week and totally cut off with the bike. Later, as Pela said, I didn’t wanted to release me too with deadlines coming and I want to especially don’t do like last year when I finished the season pretty bad in St Flour on a big crash. I continue the training until Six Day but I have already planned a party in November to celebrate this title!”

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4e plaats voor Lucas Dolfing tijdens EK Enduro Tsjechië

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Tijdens de EK enduro in Tsjechië moesten de coureurs drie proeven rijden en het parcours bestond uit drie ronden. Twee cross proeven waren er uitgezet op het gras en een enduro proef in het bos met veel stenen en boomwortels. In de eerste ronde moest Lucas nog een beetje wennen aan de ondergrond omdat het een beetje glad was van de regen. In de tweede ronde reed Lucas zich vast in de eerste cross proef dat kostte hem aardig wat tijd.

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Brioude, an historic Final!

The 2014 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship heads to Brioude in France to close out what has already been a dramatic and action packed season to date.

Despite two world titles already decided, the Grand Prix AMV of France has still a lot to offer. The battle for honours in the Enduro 3 class is still very much to play along with the titles in the Junior, FIM Youth Cup 125cc and Women categories!

15 years of patience…

After the Moto Club du Haut Cantal and the city of St Flour in 2013, it is their “neighbours” of the Moto Club de Brioude (Haute-Loire), who have been designated by the FIM and the Federation Française de Motocyclisme (FFM) to organise the seventh and final round of the 2014 EWC. After 15 years of absence, the Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship finds its way back to the beautiful town of Brioude. This Motorcycle Club – ultra motivated and chaired by Hervé SAUVAYRE – organised in addition to their world round in 1999, 15 rounds of the French Enduro Championship (last organization in October 2012), 4 European Enduro Championship rounds and the ISDT (formerly ISDE) in 1980! With an excellent knowledge in promoting enduro, the Moto Club de Brioude is very experienced and should offer riders and spectators a great show throughout the weekend.

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Husqvarna Racing News speaks to 2014 Enduro 2 World Champion Pela Renet…

One rider who’ll arguably enjoy this weekend’s GP of France more than any other is Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing Team rider Pela Renet. Crowned 2014 Enduro 2 World Champion at the penultimate round of the series in Italy, in wrapping up his second E2 title Pela is free to enjoy the occasion in front of his home fans.

Earning six hard fought day wins en route to securing the coveted E2 title, Pela’s consistency is ultimately what took him to championship winning success. A podium finisher on every day of the championship held so far, Renet is looking to end his EWC campaign on a high…

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WPM KTM Team derde in de eindstand om het EK Enduro

Het WPM KTM Team heeft het afgelopen weekend tijdens de laatste wedstrijd om het Europees Kampioenschap Enduro in Uhlirske Janovice, Tsjechie een tweede en een derde plaats weten te behalen. In deze loodzware enduro, die veelal uit modder en gladde omstandigheden bestond, waren deze resultaten voldoende om de derde plaats in de eindstand van het Europees Kampioenschap veilig te stellen.

Op woensdagmiddag kwam het team in Tsjechie aan en is toen gelijk de proeven gaan verkennen. Crossproef 1 was op een grasland met veel afhangende stukken erin. Ook zaten hier tricky slootjes in waar je je muurvast kon rijden en veel tijd kon verliezen. De tweede proef was de enduro test, deze was uitgezet in het bos en in lijn. Dit betekent dat de start en de finish van de proef uit elkaar lagen. Hierin zaten een aantal verraderlijke stukken met boomwortels, veel stenen en een paar redelijke klimmen en afdalingen. De derde proef was een combi van de eerste twee, ook weer in lijn.

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JACOB ARGUBRIGHT AMA WEST HARE SCRAMBLES CHAMPION

Factory Husqvarna’s Jacob Argubright won the AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship at the penultimate round of the series this weekend. Argubright finished on the podium at Rd. 8 at The Ranch in Anza, California, earning the handful of points he needed to earn him the West Hare Scrambles number one plate for 2014.

Argubright started the race with the holeshot and an early lead. He opened up a gap on his FC 450 in the first lap, but advantage was short-lived due to some unorthodox conditions. An apparent dispute over land-use and the layout of the course caused the race to be halted during the second lap. Racers went on to do a staggered re-start later in the day, where they completed the race on an abbreviated course. Despite the circumstance, Jacob was able to ride to a strong third-place finish – enough to claim his career-first national number-one plate.

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