Holcombe Maintains EnduroGP Lead With Winning Performance In Portugal

Beta Factory Racing’s Steve Holcombe has controlled his position at the top of the FIM Enduro World Championship standings with first and second place EnduroGP class results at round two of the series in Portugal.

The 2019 FIM Enduro World Championship continues with round three in Spain on May 10-12. Steve Holcombe: “It’s been good to get back into the swing of things after such a strong start to the championship in Germany. Naturally, it would have been nice to win both days but a first and second is pretty good. Saturday pretty much went to plan, like I hoped it would. With the style of special tests we had this weekend I could see that not too many line options were going to form and so on the opening two laps I really wanted to push hard and capitalise on that. I managed to build up a decent lead before the final lap to take the win. I went with the same tactic for Sunday, but to be honest there wasn’t as much of an advantage to be gained – there was really only one fast line. I led lap one, but on the second enduro test I caught a rock with my front wheel and ended up in a bush. I did what I could after that, but ultimately, I missed my chance at winning. On a positive, I still gathered good points for the championship and know it was only one mistake that cost me. We’ve round three in Spain next weekend and I’m looking forward to going there with the speed I’m showing.” Results – FIM Enduro World Championship, Round 2 EnduroGP Day 1 1. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 1:15:08.49; 2. Brad Freeman (Beta) 1:15:31.52; 3. Alex Salvini (Honda) 1:15:48.43… EnduroGP Day 2 1. Brad Freeman (Beta) 55:39.07; 2. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 55:52.93; 3. Alex Salvini (Honda) 55:58.68… EnduroGP World Championship Standings (After round 2) 1. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 77pts; 2. Brad Freeman (Beta) 69pts; 3. Danny McCanney (TM) 58pts…

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