Day two of the FIM Maxxis Enduro World Championship GP of Chile marked a debut Enduro 3 class win for Sherco’s Matti Seistola while Antoine Meo finished as the outright fastest Heavy overnight rain ensured a complete contrast in conditions for competitors at the GP of Chile in Talca. Forced to abandon the extreme test and shorten the enduro test for the first two laps, Chile dished out a tough day for all.
Thoughts of a Christophe NAMBOTIN (F-KTM) double win in the Enduro 1 class where quickly squashed when Eero REMES (FIN-TM) dominated the class from start to finish. Taking control of the lead immediately, Remes kept his wheels clean to record a comfortable win. “Day one was terrible for me,” explained Remes. “I just rode badly. So for day two I wanted to do better. I could see that the conditions weren’t so bad on the first test so I pushed hard. It worked and Nambotin made a mistake. I kept pushing hard all day and was riding well. It was a great day for me.” For Nambotin, his day got off to a bad start when he lost over 31 seconds on the first cross test. Under pressure to recover, the KTM rider battled his way back to second but was unable to gain any advantage on Remes. Proving he’s going to be a serious factor in this year’s E1 championship, 2014 Enduro Junior champion Daniel MCCANNEY (GB-Husqvarna) claimed his second podium result of the weekend with third. Despite a strong run during the morning, Marc BOURGEOIS (F-Yamaha) was knocked off the podium and placed fourth. Chasing the leaders hard throughout the day, Cristobal GUERRERO (S-Yamaha) finished four seconds behind Bourgeois in fifth.
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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ENJOY SUCCESSFUL START TO 2015 EWC CAMPAIGN IN CHILE
Securing winning results and podium visits in every class, Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing enjoyed an immensely successful opening round of the FIM Enduro World Championship in Talca, Chile.
Stepping up to the senior ranks for 2015, Daniel McCanney immediately proved that he will be a rider to watch in Enduro 1. Wasting no time settling into things, the young Manxman pushed hard from the very first test on day one. Growing stronger when others struggled, McCanney climbed his way from fifth to claim his debut E1 podium result in third.
In tricky conditions on day two, the Husqvarna rider produced yet another impressive ride. Posting consistently fast times, McCanney pushed hard to take another third place result.
For Pela Renet, hopes of a winning start to the defence of his Enduro 2 title were dented on the final lap of day one. Leading the way from the opening test, the Husqvarna rider looked on course to take a comfortable victory until suffering a big crash on the final enduro test. Losing almost 30 seconds, Renet slipped back to second.
Very much feeling the effects of his crash, Renet tentatively began day two. Needing time to adjust to the slippery, wet conditions he worked his way from fifth on lap one to end his day as runner-up once again.
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KTM Enduro Factory Racing kicked off the World Enduro Championship in good form in the opening round of the 2015 competition in Talca, central Chile, registering strong results in Stage 1. However changing weather conditions on Sunday made conditions more difficult.
Riders faced typical world championship standard challenges and plenty of dust on the opening day Saturday and came out with wins in E1 and E2 thanks to team stalwarts and French duo Christophe Nambotin and Antoine Meo. Australian Matthew Phillips, the E3 title defender finished with a podium third but his teammate Ivan Cervantes struggled after twisting his knee early in Stage One.
Heavy rain overnight caused organizers to scrap the Extreme test for the first two laps of Stage Two and make some other adjustments to the course. But it was a day where the KTM riders in the E3 class did not do so well.
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