SUPERTEST – 2015 EWC SERIES IS GO!
The 2015 Enduro World Championship has officially started. Tonight’s SuperTest got the GP of Chile underway. Here’s what went down in Talca…
Topping the outright time sheets, Matt Phillips has had a really, really good night. The Tassie charger clearly hasn’t eased up over the winter. In fact Phillips looked positively slow. Not making any mistakes, he opted for a highly efficient smooth, no-risk stratergy, and it worked.
In Enduro1 Christophe Nambotin has pretty much started as we expected, setting the fastest time in his class. Already holding a two-second lead following the sub 80-second test, Nambotin looks like he’ll be hard to stop.
Eero Remes was second quickest on his TM but only just. Simone Albergoni on his Kawasaki – yes, we said Kawasaki – rounded out the top three.
Six different manufactures rounded out the top six spots in E1 – KTM, TM, Kawasaki, Sherco, Husqvarna and Yamaha. Let’s hope it continues like that!
It wasn’t the greatest debut test for Cristobal Guerrero with Yamaha – he’s 10th and already six seconds back on Nambotin following a slip up that saw him momentarily stick his handlebars in the dirt. His teammate Gianluca Martini was eighth.
Antoine Meo dropped the hammer in Enduro2 and set the fastest time from Alex Salvini and Pela Renet.
First test jitters got the better of Johnny Aubert. A crash dropped him to 14th, 11 seconds behind Meo.
Matt Phillips is still the man in E3 – has stated he was fastest tonight. But only just. Mathias Bellino, Matti Seistola, Thomas Oldrati and Jonathan Barragan are all hot on his heels.
Four manufactures hold the top six places in E3 – good times!
Class favourite Giacomo Redondi put himself on top of the Enduro Junior pile. He leads from Diogo Ventura and Jamie McCanney.
Spaniard Josep Garcia is the only regular 125 Youth Cup rider to make the trip to South America. Tonight he’s fastest. His time would put him top 10 in E1, on a 125. Good lad.
With the SuperTest out of the way, the real work begins tomorrow…