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Mika Ahola « Brave One » Trophy

McCanney & Garcia Threatening!

With a very fast and dusty KTM Enduro Test, this Polisport Grand Prix of Portugal has shaken up the standings in the Mika Ahola "Brave One" Trophy. There are now four riders able to take this coveted award. Let's take a look...

HOLCOMBE & LARRIEU in trouble!

While the current EnduroGP leader Steve HOLCOMBE (GB - Beta) still clings on to the top spot in the provisional rankings of this trophy, his weekend was not straight forward. Indeed, the E3 2016 World Champion never found his rhythm in the Enduro Test (9/7).
His lead was therefore eaten away in Portugal by two riders on smaller bikes; Jamie MCCANNEY (GB - Yamaha), 2nd Saturday and 1st on Sunday, and Josep GARCIA (E - KTM), 3 & 2. The Factory Beta man now has a narrow margin of just one point ahead of his compatriot, and 5 points ahead of Spanish young gun GARCIA...
Second in the standings when he arrived in Castelo Branco, Loïc LARRIEU (F - Yamaha) also struggled in tackling this difficult Enduro Test (14/8). But at 21 points behind, he is still in with a chance of winning the "Brave One" belt in two GPs' time.
Nathan WATSON (GB - KTM) was impressive on the first day of the race, but on Sunday could only manage 6th, WATSON however still sits in 5th place at the moment, while his team-mate Christophe NAMBOTIN (F) slips down to 7th (-/ -).
Strong performances also came from Matthew PHILLIPS (AUS - Sherco), 5th & 4th, and Eero REMES (SF - TM), 6th & 3rd. Portugal also marked a good weekend for Factory Husqvarna rider Christophe CHARLIER (F), 7th & 5th, and saw the Junior rider Albin ELOWSON (S - Husqvarna) score his first points in the "Brave One” Trophy, 8th on Saturday.

On this challenging Portuguese track, MCCANNEY and GARCIA were able to put themselves in the frame and take advantage of the difficulties encountered by HOLCOMBE and LARRIEU. With three riders now covered by just 5 points, it is all to play for in the Mika Ahola "Brave One" Trophy. Anything could happen during the next race - the FunnelWeb Filter GP of Great Britain on 23 and 24 September. Watch out for Loïc LARRIEU, who will be keen to fight back, and never count out riders such as WATSON, REMES, PHILLIPS or even NAMBOTIN, who will be ready to fight for the spoils!

Provisional Classification: 1. Steve HOLCOMBE 134pts ; 2. Jamie MCCANNEY 133pts ; 3. Josep GARCIA 129 pts ; 4. Loïc LARRIEU 113pts ; 5. Nathan WATSON 101pts ; 6. Eero REMES 97pts ; 7. Christophe NAMBOTIN 93pts ; 8. Matthew PHILLIPS 77pts; 9. Davide GUARNERI 60pts; 10. Jaume BETRIU 56pts…

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Mika Ahola « Brave One » Trophy


MCCANNEY & GARCIA Threatening!


With a very fast and dusty KTM Enduro Test, this Polisport Grand Prix of Portugal has shaken up the standings in the Mika Ahola "Brave One" Trophy. There are now four riders able to take this coveted award. Let's take a look...

HOLCOMBE & LARRIEU in trouble!

While the current EnduroGP leader Steve HOLCOMBE (GB - Beta) still clings on to the top spot in the provisional rankings of this trophy, his weekend was not straight forward. Indeed, the E3 2016 World Champion never found his rhythm in the Enduro Test (9/7).
His lead was therefore eaten away in Portugal by two riders on smaller bikes; Jamie MCCANNEY (GB - Yamaha), 2nd Saturday and 1st on Sunday, and Josep GARCIA (E - KTM), 3 & 2. The Factory Beta man now has a narrow margin of just one point ahead of his compatriot, and 5 points ahead of Spanish young gun GARCIA...
Second in the standings when he arrived in Castelo Branco, Loïc LARRIEU (F - Yamaha) also struggled in tackling this difficult Enduro Test (14/8). But at 21 points behind, he is still in with a chance of winning the "Brave One" belt in two GPs' time.
Nathan WATSON (GB - KTM) was impressive on the first day of the race, but on Sunday could only manage 6th, WATSON however still sits in 5th place at the moment, while his team-mate Christophe NAMBOTIN (F) slips down to 7th (-/ -).
Strong performances also came from Matthew PHILLIPS (AUS - Sherco), 5th & 4th, and Eero REMES (SF - TM), 6th & 3rd. Portugal also marked a good weekend for Factory Husqvarna rider Christophe CHARLIER (F), 7th & 5th, and saw the Junior rider Albin ELOWSON (S - Husqvarna) score his first points in the "Brave One” Trophy, 8th on Saturday.

On this challenging Portuguese track, MCCANNEY and GARCIA were able to put themselves in the frame and take advantage of the difficulties encountered by HOLCOMBE and LARRIEU. With three riders now covered by just 5 points, it is all to play for in the Mika Ahola "Brave One" Trophy. Anything could happen during the next race - the FunnelWeb Filter GP of Great Britain on 23 and 24 September. Watch out for Loïc LARRIEU, who will be keen to fight back, and never count out riders such as WATSON, REMES, PHILLIPS or even NAMBOTIN, who will be ready to fight for the spoils!

Provisional Classification: 1. Steve HOLCOMBE 134pts ; 2. Jamie MCCANNEY 133pts ; 3. Josep GARCIA 129 pts ; 4. Loïc LARRIEU 113pts ; 5. Nathan WATSON 101pts ; 6. Eero REMES 97pts ; 7. Christophe NAMBOTIN 93pts ; 8. Matthew PHILLIPS 77pts; 9. Davide GUARNERI 60pts; 10. Jaume BETRIU 56pts…


Jamie MCCANNEY (GB - Yamaha)

 

Mika Ahola « Brave One » Trophy


MCCANNEY et GARCIA menacent !


Avec une Enduro Test KTM très rapide et poussiéreuse, ce Grand Prix Polisport du Portugal a rebattu les cartes dans le tant convoité Mika Ahola « Brave One » Trophy. Ils sont désormais quatre à pouvoir remporter la ceinture. Explications…

HOLCOMBE et LARRIEU en difficulté !

Si l'actuel leader EnduroGP Steve HOLCOMBE (GB – Beta) garde toujours la tête du classement provisoire de ce trophée, son weekend ne fût pas de tout repos. En effet, le Champion du Monde E3 2016 n'a jamais trouvé son rythme de croisière dans la ligne (9/7).
Son avance a donc fondu comme neige au soleil avec les belles performances des pilotes « 2 et demi » Jamie MCCANNEY (GB – Yamaha), 2ème Samedi et Vainqueur le Dimanche, et Josep GARCIA (E – KTM), 3 et 2. L'officiel Beta ne compte plus désormais qu'un point d'avance sur son compatriote et 5 sur l'Espagnol…
Deuxième au provisoire en arrivant à Castelo Branco, Loïc LARRIEU (F – Yamaha) a lui aussi eu beaucoup de mal à dompter cette Enduro Test (14/8). Mais avec 21 points de retard, il conserve encore toutes ses chances de remporter la ceinture du « Brave One » à deux GP de la fin.
Impressionnant vainqueur le premier jour mais plus en difficulté le Dimanche (6), Nathan WATSON (GB – KTM) remonte tout de même à la 5ème place du provisoire tandis que son coéquipier Christophe NAMBOTIN (F – KTM) a connu un weekend cauchemardesque (-/-).
A noter les retours au premier plan de Matthew PHILLIPS (AUS – Sherco), 5 et 4, et d'Eero REMES (SF – TM), 6 et 3, ainsi que le beau GP de l'officiel Husqvarna Christophe CHARLIER (F – 7/5) ou encore les premiers points du Junior Albin ELOWSON (S – Husqvarna), 8ème le Samedi.

Sur ce tracé Portugais, MCCANNEY et GARCIA ont su tirer leur épingle du jeu et profiter des difficultés rencontrés par HOLCOMBE et LARRIEU. Avec désormais trois pilotes en à peine 5 points, le Mika Ahola « Brave One » Trophy est plus incertain que jamais alors que ce profil le Grand Prix FunnelWeb Filter du Royaume-Uni les 23 et 24 Septembre prochain. Attention aussi à Loïc LARRIEU, en embuscade et l'on compte sur des pilotes tel que WATSON, REMES, PHILLIPS ou encore NAMBOTIN pour venir jouer les trouble-fêtes !

Classement Provisoire : 1. Steve HOLCOMBE 134pts ; 2. Jamie MCCANNEY 133pts ; 3. Josep GARCIA 129 pts ; 4. Loïc LARRIEU 113pts ; 5. Nathan WATSON 101pts ; 6. Eero REMES 97pts ; 7. Christophe NAMBOTIN 93pts ; 8. Matthew PHILLIPS 77pts; 9. Davide GUARNERI 60pts; 10. Jaume BETRIU 56pts…


 

Jamie MCCANNEY (GB - Yamaha)

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