EWC GP of Finland – Super Test Breakdown
Pela Renet claims an early lead in the Enduro World Championship GP of Finland by setting the fastest time in Friday’s Super Test.
Getting things underway at Heinola, the former MXGP track played host to the Super Test.
At the top of the standings Pela Renet set the outright fastest time to take an early lead in the Enduro 2 class. It might have only been a sub two-minute test but Antoine Meo shrugged off the pain of his injured thumb – he told us it isn’t broken – to place second. With Johnny Aubert third and Alex Salvini fourth fastest all the main E2 protagonists had a straight forward night.
Christophe Nambotin put in a clean run to set the fastest time in the Enduro 1 class placing three quarters of a second in front of Jeremy Tarroux while Eero Remes was third.
Interestingly Matt Phillips set an identical time to Nambotin to top the Enduro 3 category. Finland’s Matti Seistola placed half a second behind the Tassie rider for second while Ivan Cervantes – nursing an injured ankle – was a whisker off Seistola for third.
It was also good to see Marko Tarkkala back in EWC action and he set a time to place seventh in E3.
In the Enduro Junior ranks Giacomo Redondi has the advantage over Loic Larrieu and Danny McCanney leading into Saturday while Jamie McCanney didn’t have the best of rides and placed 15th.
Ben Herrera leads the 125 Youth Cup and Laia Sanz is already four seconds clear in the Women’s class from Jessica Gardiner and Jane Daniels.
2014 sees a new scoring system for the Super Test.
The fastest rider of each class benefits by getting nine seconds deducted off their final day one time.
Second fastest gets seven seconds deducted, third six seconds and so on until eighth position gets one second deducted.
Positions nine to 15 see their day one times stay as they are.
Those who place 16th or above have an additional five seconds added to their final day one time.
In the case of Aubert and Salvini tying on time they both received a nine-second deduction.
The Super Test has no bearing on Day Two.