News 26 Jun 2017

Nambotin reigns supreme in Hungary EnduroGP round

Premier class sweep for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider.

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It was a perfect weekend for Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Christophe Nambotin at the Hungary EnduroGP World Championship event on 23-25 June.

Nambotin was the rider to beat throughout the weekend as he claimed victory on day one by over 20 seconds ahead of EnduroGP series leader Steve Holcombe in second position with Loic Larrieu rounding out the top three.

Behind Nambotin, Holcombe and Larrieu, the highest-placing four-stroke rider on the day, Australia’s Matthew Phillips finished fourth aboard his Sherco entry barely edging out fifth-place rider Nathan Watson.

In the Enduro 2 class it was Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia who took top honours. Spread apart by just over five seconds, Garcia topped TM’s Eero Remes and Jamie McCanney for the number one podium position. Australia’s Daniel Sanders claimed seventh position to kick off the weekend’s Enduro 2 racing.

In the Women’s class, Maria Franke took the top spot aboard her KTM just two-and-a-half seconds ahead of Laia Sanz in second followed by Jane Daniels in third with Australian Jess Gardiner finishing fourth ahead of Mireia Badia in fifth.

Day two saw Nambotin return with impressive speed to take his second EnduroGP win of the weekend, behind Nambotin it was teammate Watson who applied pressure throughout the day to claim an improved runner-up spot.

Larrieu again finished third on day two aboard his Yamaha ahead of Holcombe in fourth and Alex Salvini in fifth. Australia’s Phillips finished further down the order on day two with a ninth-place result.

Holcombe continues to lead the EnduroGP standings on 167 points with Larrieu holding down second position ahead of Hungary dual winner Nambotin who sits in third-place overall on 141 points.

Day two in the Enduro 2 class saw Yamaha’s Jamie McCanney take out the win with a margin of 11 seconds over runner-up finisher and day one winner Garcia. It was Remes who rounded out the podium in third with Danney McCanney in fourth and Jonathan Barragan in fifth.

Australia’s Sanders finished up day two and his weekend in Hungary with an 11th-place finish aboard his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing entry.

In the Enduro 2 class it’s Garcia who remains atop the leaderboard with 176 points followed by Remes in second and Jamie McCanney following closely in third. The EnduroGP World Championship now heads to Grevena in Greece on 1-2 July.