The 2014 World Enduro Championship came to a thrilling conclusion on Sunday at Brioude in central France with two KTM factory riders fighting it out for the remaining title to be settled, the E3 class. Australian Matthew Phillips eventually prevailed over team veteran Ivan Cervantes of Spain, winning by just nine points. Both Phillips and Cervantes were still nursing injuries.
The KTM factory team’s Cristobal Guerrero of Spain also put in a huge and heroic effort in E1 to finish the final round after fracturing his finger on Saturday. Guerrero rode with his finger splinted and strapped, managing to pick up five additional points for his eleventh place on Sunday to save overall third.
KTM’s Christophe Nambotin had already settled the E1 title in the last round and Antoine Meo, a title prospect in E2 before the Scandinavian round, is still recovering from a hand injury in Finland. Prior to Meo’s accident in June, the French rider had picked up four wins and two second places in the previous races.
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The final day of racing at the GP AMV of France brought to close a thrilling season of the 2014 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship with the crowing of Enduro 3 World Champion Matt PHILLIPS. Laia SANZ secured her third Women’s title while Davide SORECA became the new 125 Youth Cup champion in Brioude, France.
Creating his own piece of history on day two in Brioude, KTM mounted Phillips’ E3 title resulted in him becoming the first rider to win a junior and senior championship back to back. Helped in part by his 14-point advantage over closest rival Ivan CERVANTES, PHILLIPS’ third place was more than enough to secure the championship. “I’m lost for words – it’s an incredible feeling to be world champion,” told PHILLIPS. “To win a championship for my first time in the senior ranks is more than I ever expected. All season Ivan and myself have fought hard, it’s been a great battle and I’m delighted to have won.”
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Pela RENET stamps his authority on day one at the Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship GP AMV of France with victory. Great Britain’s Daniel MCCANNEY is declared the Enduro Junior World Champion.
Delivering a home win in the Enduro 1 class, KTM’s Christophe NAMBOTIN (F) gave the French crowd every reason to cheer. Intent on capping off his year in style, the newly crowned champion secured a comfortable victory despite a small crash on the final cross test. “It’s been a brilliant day,” remarked NAMBOTIN. “The crowds were fantastic – it’s incredible to see so much support on the tests. It’s amazing.” With NAMBOTIN winning, the remainder of the podium was a French lockout. Sherco’s Jeremy TARROUX held off his teammate Antony BOISSIERE by just eight seconds to claim the runner-up result. Fighting for second position, but also battling to stay inside the top three, BOISSIERE narrowly beat fellow Frenchman Marc BOURGEOIS (Yamaha) by one second to steal third. Pushing hard but just missing out on a potential podium result, Finland’s Eero REMES (TM) placed fifth.
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Since the beginning of the week, the Moto Club Brioude gives everything to make of the final of the 2014 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship a great success. And the least we can say is that the riders and the spectators have every played the game tonight at the KTM Super Test.
Nearly 7,000 spectators were given appointments and thus kindled a beautiful but fresh evening. Each time, the audience gave voice to encourage the 110 riders and stars of the sport responded generously by linking their spectacular riding…
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