Steve Holcombe has successfully completed the fourth round of the 2017 EnduroGP World Championship – the GP of Hungary – claiming a hard-fought runner-up result on day one before finishing fourth on day two. In doing so he maintains his 21-point advantage at the top of the EnduroGP championship standings. Completing a cautious opening lap on day one, Steve worked his way forward to finish second to Christophe Nambotin following a largely trouble free day. On day two Steve again rode consistently to finish fourth.
Round five of the 2017 FIM EnduroGP World Championship takes place in Grevena, Greece on July 1/2.
Steve Holcombe: “I was hoping for two top three results, but I’m certainly happy with second and fourth. I was really looking forward to the GP of Hungary – a place I’d not raced before. It was a really good, really enjoyable race. Maybe if the rain we were expecting had arrived it might have suited me a little better, but the extreme and enduro tests were really cool. The only thing was because the tests were quite short it was a really fine line between not pushing hard enough and pushing too hard. The first day went great. I didn’t go all-out from the start, so I had to push hard during the second and third laps. Nambotin was riding really well, so to finish second to him was great. I hoped for a little more on day two, but I didn’t want to push too hard and risk crashing, which was easy to do. I felt pretty good, I just needed to be a few seconds faster on each test. All in all it’s been another very good GP for me, now I’m looking forward Greece.”
RESULTS – ENDUROGP OF HUNGARY, DAY 1 1. Christophe Nambotin (KTM) 47:16.50 2. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 47:38.40 3. Loic Larrieu (Yamaha) 47:41.91 RESULTS – ENDUROGP OF HUNGARY, DAY 2 1. Christophe Nambotin (KTM) 46:53.04 2. Nathan Watson (KTM) 46:57.72 3. Loic Larrieu (Yamaha) 47:01.15 4. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 47:27.28 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS – ENDUROGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (AFTER ROUND 4) 1. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 167pts 2. Loic Larrieu (Yamaha) 146 3. Christophe Nambotin (KTM) 141