Holcombe inches closer to the EnduroGP crown at the penultimate round.
Alex Salvini (Jet Zanardo Husqvarna) and Steve Holcombe (Team Beta Factory Racing) have captured EnduroGP victories at the grand prix of France on the weekend, which marked round seven of the championship.
Saturday’s opening stage saw Salvini emerge victorious in the outright EnduroGP standings, defeating Holcombe by the slimmest of margins, while Bradley Freeman (Beta) crossed the line in third.
In the E3 category, it was Holcombe who reigned supreme ahead of Daniel McCanney (Gas Gas Factory Team) and Christophe Nambotin (Gas Gas Factory Team), while it was Salvini who topped the E2 class followed by Eero Remes (TM Factory Racing) and Loic Larrieu (Outsiders Yamaha Racing).
The E1 division was taken out by Freeman as Jamie McCanney (Outsiders Yamaha Racing and Davide Guarneri (Honda) claimed second and third respectively. Sunday’s second stage was all about Holcombe, who topped the EnduroGP results with a slim 12-second lead over Nambotin and Remes.
Holcombe was obviously the standout in E3 as he took victory, again defeating Nambotin and Daniel McCanney, with the E2 class top three being fulfilled by Remes, Christophe Charlier (Team Beta Factory Racing) and Larrieu. The E1 category was completed by Freeman, Jamie McCanney and Guarneri.
The EnduroGP World Championship now heads to Rüdersdorf in Germany on 12-14 October for the final round of the series.