News 3 Aug 2014

Phillips wins on day one as World Enduro resumes in Italy

Aussie one step closer to E3 Enduro World Championship at Lumezzane.

Source: KTM.

Source: KTM.

Australia’s Matt Phillips (KTM) took a convincing win in the Enduro 3 class on day one of the FIM Maxxis Enduro World Championship GP Acerbis of Italy in Lumezzane.

Taking control of the E3 class from the opening special test, Phillips was on a mission to win day one in Lumezzane. Setting the fastest time in the first six of the day’s nine tests, Phillips built up a sizable lead and was never headed.

“I’m more than happy with how today’s gone,” said Phillips. “From the start I did what I needed to do and charged hard to put myself out front. It feels great to have won.”

Behind Phillips, the fight for the final two steps of the podium was intense. A rejuvenated Aigar Leok (TM) was enjoying the best performance of his season to date and looked set for the runner-up result until a mistake on the final lap cost him second.

Capitalising, Spain’s Ivan Cervantes (KTM) picked up the pieces to claim an important runner-up result. Despite missing out on second, Leok still recorded his first podium result of the series with third.

France’s Christophe Nambotin (KTM) edged one step closer to his first E1 world title with victory, while home favourite Alex Salvini bagged a much deserved race win in the E2 category.

2014 FIM Enduro World Championship
Round seven – Lumezzane, Italy

E1 day one results:
1. Christophe Nambotin
2. Anthony Boissiere
3. Eero Remes
4. Cristobal Guerrero
5. Thomas Oldrati

E2 day one results:
1. Alex Salvini
2. Pierre Alexandre Renet
3. Lorenzo Santolino
4. Taddy Blazusiak
5. Oriol Mena

E3 day one results:
1. Matthew Phillips (AUS)
2. Ivan Cervantes
3. Aigar Leok
4. Jérémy Joly
5. Simone Albergoni

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