HIGHLIGHTS – FRENCH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHP, ROUND 2
Drama, excitement and championship upheavals at the second round of the French Enduro Championship…
The Enduro 1 class was thrown wide open due to the absence of Christophe Nambotin due to his knee injury. On day one Yamaha’s Julien Gauthier came away with the race win from Marc Bourgeois (Yamaha) and Anthony Boiseiere (Sherco). On day two Bourgeois led Gautheir home to take control of the championship lead.
– 1 / Marc Bourgeois (YAMAHA) – 71 Pts
– 2 / Julien Gauthier (YAMAHA) – 67 Pts
– 3 / Benoit Fortunato (YAMAHA) – 52 Pts
In the Enduro 2 class there was no troubling Pela Renet. Dominating his class, the Husqvarna rider recorded two very convincing wins. Continuing to grow stronger in 2015, Sherco’s Loic Larrieu was runner-up both days. Husqvarna mounted Nicolas Depparrois was third.
– 1 / Pierre-Alexandre Renet (HUSQVARNA) – 80 Pts
– 2 / Loïc Larrieu – (SHERCO-Moto Pulsion) – 68 Pts
– 3 / Nicolas Deparrois – (Atomic Motorcycle – HUSQVARNA) – 58 Pts
Proving a dramatic weekend’s racing, the Enduro 3 class saw a major shakeup in the point’s standings. On day one, championship leader Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) faced a heavy challenge from Beta’s Manu Albepart. Pushed hard, Bellino just about hung on to secure a five second win. But on day two things changed. Hurting his wrist at the end of lap one, Bellino was an early retirement. Albepart went on to win despite Jeremy Joly chasing him down with Gas Gas mounted Antoine Bassett third.
– 1 / Mathias Bellino (HUSQVARNA) – 60 Pts
– 1 / tie Antoine Basset (GasGas) – 60 Pts
– 3 / Manu Albepart (BETA) – 59 Pts
On day one Honda’s Jeremy Carpentier cleared off to secure a relatively easy win but on day two things were much tighter. Pushing him every step of the way, Sherco’s Theo Bazerque almost squeezed past to take the win but ultimately had to settle for second.
– 1 / Jérémy Carpentier (EC2M-Honda) – 75 Pts
– 2 / Theo Bazerque – (Sherco Academy) – 65 Pts
– 3 / Mika Barnes (KTM) -56 Pts
In the Women’s class the weekend marked another double win for Beta’s Ludivine Puy. Flawless all weekend, Puy took two comfortable wins with Blandine Dufrene (KTM) second and Juliette Berrez (Yamaha) third.
– 1 / Ludivine Puy (BETA) – 80 Pts
– 2 / Blandine Dufrene (KTM) – 62 Pts
– 2 / Juliette Berrez (YAMAHA) – 60 Pts