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Round 4 - Moirans
Loïc Larrieu Secures Double Victory In Moirans en Montagne
Enjoying a highly positive weekend of racing in Moirans en Montagne, Loïc Larrieu claimed a double Enduro 2 class victory at round four of the French Enduro Championship. Collecting valuable points, the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider is now enjoying a six-point-lead at the top of the provisional French Enduro 2 Championship standings.
Making use of his experience Loïc was able to control each race day. Posting consistently fast times in each of the three special tests in Moirans en Montagne, the WR450F mounted rider managed to earn his first double victory for the season. Heading to the series finale in Brioude on September 15/16, Larrieu will give his all to become the 2018 French Enduro 2 Champion.
"I really gave my best this weekend hoping to get the lead in the series. During the previous round in Saint Agrève Mathias [Bellino] pushed me a lot and I was looking forward to battling with him again. Fortunately, I had no issues with my injured wrist so for the first time in this second half of the season I was able to ride the way I know I can. I could retain a fast and steady race pace and didn’t hold anything back. On Sunday I was also able to top the overall standings, and that was a good way to finish this GP. It might not be an official classification, but it’s a good confidence booster. I hope I can retain my speed going into the season final so that I can battle for the championship title. We had some good battles with Mathias this season and I know I need to work hard for this title. I would like to thank all the members of our team for their hard work and for giving me the opportunity to race on an amazing machine.”
“We couldn’t have asked for a better result from this round. Loïc was fast from the get go and he managed to remain consistent all the way to the finish of the first day. Then on day two he managed to improve his pace and that also helped him top the overall on Sunday. It was a brilliant performance in an event that was challenging for many riders. We had many falls and I am happy that Loïc was able to ride smart and avoid risks. He is now leading the series by six points and we are confident he has all it takes to become the 2018 Enduro 2 champion. Having said that, we all know Mathias is a tough competitor and Loïc will have to work hard for that title. This short summer break will allow him to relax a little bit, before entering the last part of this busy season.”
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Enjoying a short break the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team will be back for a month full of racing action in September. With the following round of the Enduro World Championship taking place in Italy on August 31 to September 2, the final round of the French Enduro Championship will be contested in Brioude on September 15/16. Before these two events, some of the team’s mechanics will race their WR-F machines at the annual Aveyronnaise Classic on September 23/24.
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