Steve Holcombe heads into this weekend’s round three of the 2016 EnduroGP World Championship in Grevena, Greece looking to continue the form that has taken the young Brit to the top of the Enduro 3 World Championship standings. One of the standout performers at the opening two rounds of the championship in Morocco and Portugal, despite only being in his second season of world championship competition Holcombe is confident of building on his strong championship start and Enduro 3 title aspirations.
Sitting 13 points clear at the head of the Enduro 3 championship, Holcombe is also joint second in the overall EnduroGP championship and just five points behind leader Matt Phillips.
The GP of Greece features an enduro test that took riders more than three hours to walk. The event starts today Friday, May 20th with the Friday night prologue.
Steve Holcombe: “I can’t wait to get started at the GP of Greece. I feel a lot more settled ahead of this race than I did before the first round in Morocco, but in many ways nothing’s changed. Like always my goal is just to do as well as I can. I really want to continue to show that I can fight for the Enduro 3 title, which I believe I can do now. I wasn’t expecting the first two races to go as well as they did, but I’m not getting too carried away with those results. It’s still my first year of senior class competition and I still have a lot to learn and experience. Leading the Enduro 3 championship is certainly a new experience. With the Greek event being in a new place I’m looking forward to seeing what the race is like. The tests look good, especially the enduro test, so I’m looking forward to it. The weather might be a little mixed, but that’s ok for me. I had a great time in Greece last year, so I hope things will go well again.”
2016 Enduro 3 World Championship standings (after two rounds) 1. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 77 points 2. Antoine Basset (KTM) 64 3.Johnny Aubert (Beta) 57 4. Manuel Monni (TM) 52 5. Jaume Betriu (KTM) 48 2016
EnduroGP World Championship standings (after two rounds) 1. Matt Phillips (Sherco) 66 points 2. Mathias Bellino (Husqvarna) 61 3. Steve Holcombe (Beta) 61