News 12 Sep 2016

Phillips clinches EnduroGP crown for Sherco

Australian ace the 2016 EnduroGP and E2 world champion.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Tasmania’s Matthew Phillips has become the first-ever EnduroGP World Champion after claiming the title in Cahors, France, on Sunday.

Phillips held a comfortable points lead entering the final two days of 2016 Enduro World Championship competition and kept a cool head to bring home the championship in dry and dusty conditions.

The 23-year-old delivered Sherco its first Enduro World Championship in the best possible way. riding the Sherco 300SEF-R to claim this year’s premier titles.

Phillips did exactly what he needed to do in France, taking fifth position on Saturday and then improving by one position on Sunday for fourth, including a pair of test wins along the way.

The final round podiums belonged to Matthias Bellino (Husqvarna), Taylor Robert (KTM) and Loic Larrieu (Yamaha) on Saturday, before American Robert, Larrieu and Nathan Watson (KTM) took the spoils on Sunday.

Joining Phillips as world champions were Finn Eero Remes (TM) who kept his cool to claim a second-consecutive Enduro 1 World Championship, Steve Holcombe (Beta) in E3 and Laia Sanz (KTM) claimed the Woman’s title.