FRENCH SERIES OPENER HEADS TO PRIVAS
Defending champions Christophe Nambotin, Pela Renet and Antoine Bassett head to Privas ready to continue their 20-4 winning ways
Starting in Enduro 1, Christophe Nambotin makes a bid for his eighth French title in 2015. Taking a win at the GP of Chile, Nambotin is riding well, but he’s also shown that he’s beatable when a mistake cost him dear on day two.
Marc Bourgeois was one of the standout performers of at Chile and favouring the grassy special tests that Privas will bring means he’s capable of taking a win too.
Pela Renet enters the 2015 French championship off the back of two perfect seasons. Winning every day of the Enduro 2 class since 2013, the Husqvarna rider would love to see that incredible streak continue. Aiming for his fourth consecutive E2 crown – and with Meo absent – he’ll be hard to be stopped.
Determined to do thier best, Sherco’s Loic Larrieu and Romain Dumontier (Yamaha) will do their best and hope to capitalise on a rare mistake from the world champion.
The Enduro 3 class is promising to be hotly contested. On form following his day one win at the GP of Chile, Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) starts as favourite. But he’ll have company in the fight for the top step of the podium.
Gas Gas’ Antoine Bassett – E3 champion – and Jeremy Tarroux – fourth and fifth in Chile – are both riding strong while Jeremy Joly (KTM) will be a contender too. Although not racing the EWC series, Beta’s Emmanuel Albepart is always strong in the French series. Kevin Rohmer will also look to deliver a solid result for TM.
New for 2014 will be the Moraco Enduro Test Award. The rider with the fastest times on the enduro tests will earn themselves a nice €1000.
The opening round of the French Enduro Championship takes place in Privas this weekend.