Freeman earns maiden EnduroGP championship in French finale
Australia's Ruprecht scores another round win on Saturday in J1 category.
Beta-mounted Brad Freeman has wrapped up the 2019 EnduroGP World Championshop in Ambert, France, during the seventh and final round of the season where he registered 1-4 results across the weekend.
Freeman took one step closer toward the premier crown on Saturday when he defeated defending champion Steve Holcolmbe (Beta) and Daniel McCanney (TM), before Sunday saw Loic Larrieu (TM) win over Alex Salvini (Honda) and Holcombe.
Fourth position on the Sunday was enough for Holcombe to seal the title, adding it to his E1 championship captured at the penultimate round in the Czech Republic a fortnight earlier. Also clinching titles this season were Larrieu in E2 and Holcombe in E3.
The final round was another strong J1 round for Australian Wil Ruprecht (Yamaha Johansson MPE), winning on Saturday, but retiring on Sunday. In terms of the championship, he wound up eighth overall.
Multiple Australian champion Jess Gardiner (Yamaha) recorded 11th place on Saturday following a five-minute penalty and then improved to claim an eventual fourth on Sunday in the Women’s division, earning sixth in the world cup following a challenging week on borrowed equipment.