NAMBOTIN “I THOUGHT MY SEASON WAS OVER”
The EWC don’t do hero awards but if they did, Christophe Nambotin would have got one for his effort at the GP of Portugal. Here’s why…
With four wins from six starts, Nambotin has a firm grasp on the Enduro 1 class but Portugal revealed that all is not quite 100 per cent rosy for the defending champ.
A small crash in Friday’s super test left the KTM rider struggling to get up with an injured knee. It quickly became clear all wasn’t well.
It turns out that Christophe has been managing a knee injury since the round one in Chile.
“I actually injured my knee in Chile,” explained Nambo. “When I got home from South America I found out that the anterior ligament was broken. Honestly, I was worried at the moment. I thought my season was over right there.”
“But as bad as the news was I was lucky in the fact that I can still ride. It’s an injury a lot of riders have had and with the correct strapping I can race on.”
“What happened in the super test was sort of my fault. I felt good after the GP of Spain and thought that it was healed so I didn’t strap it up properly for the super test. I guess I was wrong!’
“It was only a small crash but it hurt like hell. I had to dig deep to swing a leg over my bike for Saturday. Thankfully Sunday was much better and I didn’t have any pain. I’ll keep it strapped up from now on…”