Australian Ruprecht claims stunning Junior class victory in surprise appearance.
Steve Holcombe (Team Beta Factory Racing) has been crowned the 2018 Maxxis FIM EnduroGP world champion along with taking out the E3 crown in Germany’s final round of the series.
Saturday’s opening stage saw Holcombe take out top honours in the EnduroGP category along with the title, as Bradley Freeman (Beta) and Eero Remes (TM Factory Racing) locked out the top three.
In the E3 class, it was Holcombe who pulled through for victory and the crown, defeating challengers Daniel McCanney (Gas Gas Factory Racing) and Anthony Geslin (Beta), while the E2 class was taken out by Remes, Loic Larrieu (Outsiders Yamaha Racing) and Alex Salvini (Jet Zanardo Husqvarna). Completing the top three in E1 was Freeman, who claimed the title in the process, followed by Jamie McCanney (Outsiders Yamaha Racing) and Davide Guarneri (Honda).
In the final outing of the year, Holcombe earned yet another thrilling EnduroGP victory, this time edging out Larrieu and Freeman on the podium. Holcombe reigned supreme in the E3 class ahead of Daniel McCanney and Christophe Nambotin (Gas Gas Factory Racing), while it was a victory for Larrieu in E2 as second for Remes rewarded him with the title, finishing in front of Thomas Oldrati (Honda RedMoto World Enduro) on the day.
Champion Freeman was too good in the last stage of E1, claiming victory over Davide Guarneri (Honda) and Jamie McCanney. In a surprise appearance, Australian Wil Ruprecht (Yamaha) stunned the Junior category, taking out the overall win on Saturday before finishing a respectable seventh on day two.