dimanche 4 octobre 2015

WEC Maxxis FIM World Enduro Championship ; Championship celebrations for Eero Remes & Mickael Persson


The 2015 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship’s final day of competition in Requista, France saw Eero Remes (TM) and Mikael Persson (Yamaha) crowned as the Enduro 1 and Enduro Junior world champions.

For Remes the concluding day of the series brought with it celebrations following yet another faultless performance, securing the Finn the Enduro 1 World Championship. At the end of what has been an incredible season for the Finn, Eero once again go the better of Christophe Nambotin (KTM) to earn his first EWC title. But victory on day two of the GP of France was a close run thing in the E1 class, with just 12 seconds separating this year’s best performing duo. Third went to Sherco’s Anthony Boissiere, with Lorenzo Santolino (Sherco) fourth. In placing fourth, and less than one second ahead of Danny McCanney (Husqvarna)Santolino earned himself third overall in the 2015 Enduro 1 World Championship behind Remes and Nambotin. But the day very much belonged to Remes. “It’s amazing to finally win a world title. I really enjoyed this last round of the series, and I think that showed in my riding. I didn't feel any pressure and rode well. I liked the conditions and won the championship with two day wins.

 
Eero REMES signed the double this weekend and is crowned E1 World Champ

In the Enduro 2 class Alex Salvini (Honda) claimed what was a relatively straight forward victory. With newly crowned Enduro 2 World Champion Antoine Meo opting not to race, Salvini placed 47 seconds ahead of local star Jeremy Tarroux (Sherco). Making it three different manufacturers on the podium, third went to Spain’s Jaume Betriu (Husqvarna). Behind Meo in the Enduro 2 World Championship standings, Alex Salvini placed second, 2014 champion Pela Renet third with Jamue Betriu and Loic Larrieu rounding out the top five.

With the 2015 Enduro 3 World Championship title already his following a runner-up result on day one, Mathias Bellino ended his season just as he’d started it – winning. With day one winner Matt Phillips crashing on numerous occasions, it was Finn Matti Seistola (Sherco) who challenged the newly crowned E3 champion the hardest. At the end of the day just 10 second separated the two riders. Delivering his best performance of the championship Spain’s Jonathan Barragan (Gas Gas)rounded out the podium. With Bellino winning the E3 title, second went to Matt Phillips – the 2014 champion – with Matti SeistolaAigar Leok (TM) and Luis Correia (Beta) placing third through fifth respectively.

 
Mathias BELLINO has been the only French able to win this weekend

Steve Holcombe (Beta) was the rider to beat in the Enduro Junior class, keeping himself ahead of Italy’s Alessandro Battig (Honda) to claim a 15 second winning margin and bring his outstanding debut EWC season to a positive close. Jamie McCanney (Husqvarna), who wrapped up the Enduro Junior title on day one, was a spectator on day two due to a sinus infection. Giacomo Redondi (Beta) placed third. Jamie McCanneyGiacomo Redondi and Steve Holcombe were the top three finishers in the 2015 Enduro Junior World Championship.

Laia Sanz was another rider not competing on day two, travelling to Morocco to compete in a rally event with the 2015 Enduro Women’s title already secured. Taking full advantage of the situationJane Daniels (Husqvarna) moved to the top of the class. Jane placed 24 seconds ahead ofJessica Gardiner (Sherco) with Jemma Wilson (Yamaha) rounding out the top three. Winning each day of the Enduro Women’s championship she entered Laia Sanz ended her season ahead ofJane Daniels with Jessica Gardiner third.

The last title of the 2015 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship to be decided was the Enduro Youth class. A straight up fight between Sweden’s Mikael Persson (Yamaha) and Spain’s Josep Garcia (Husqvarna), at the end of the day less than five seconds separated the two youngsters with Persson able to celebrate his first world title. “It feels so, so good to win. I made a big mistake on one of the special tests today and thought that was it. But I kept pushing and, well, it’s just amazing. The whole season has been incredible for me, to end it as a world champion is awesome.” After PerssonJosep Garcia and Jack Edmondson finished second and third in the final Enduro Youth championship standings.

 
The happiness of Mikael PERSSON and the whole Johansson MPE team

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