Decidedly, this early season is full of surprises! So that Eero Remes (SF – TM) seemed far in the race for the leader board of theEnduroGP , unchallenged domination in Greece was reduced to only four points … If Matthew Phillips (AUS) still leads thanks to his consistency, he will still do better to withstand the TM official who seems full of confidence and “play” at home this weekend. especially since it will not only threaten the Australian … While injured his wrist in Grevena left alone, Steve HOLCOMBE (GB – Beta)will seek to resume its march forward, both in EnduroGP in its class (E3). Very quick in Morocco, Portugal, during the first day in Greece, the young Briton has the weapons to be effective on the Finnish route. Beware also of Rookies KTM, Taylor ROBERT (USA) and Nathan WATSON (UK) that we not expect as strong as fast or to Johnny AUBERT (F – Beta) , back on the podium in Greece and appears to be able to fight for victory. If Mathias BELLINO (F – Husqvarna) disappointed in Greece, these two weeks of rest should have allowed him to rebuild mentally.Anyway, this Grand Prix of Finland is a pivotal GP for him, even in provisional 4th, good performance could bring the head. For his part, Alex SALVINI (I – Beta) will have to raise his level if he has finally on the podium EnduroGP while Loïc Larrieu (F – Yamaha) , Gianluca Martini (I – Kawasaki) and Antoine BASSET (F – KTM) will seek to confirm their good start to the season and play again the spoiler … fresh off in the ranking EnduroGP , it is hoped that Ivan CERVANTES (ESP – KTM) will continue its rise in power in Finland asJonathan BARRAGAN (E – Gas Gas ). More expected by cons of Danny McCanney (GB – Husqvarna) , the brave Cristobal GUERRERO (ESP – Yamaha) or of Pascal Rauchenecker (AUT – Husqvarna) and Luis Correia (P – Beta) … note the absence of Jamie McCanney (GB – Yamaha) after his metatarsal injury in Greece. The Briton will be replaced by the whimsical Swedish Robert Kvarnström within the team Miglio Racing. There will also be pleased to find Matti SEISTOLA (SF) that will make a freelancing on EnduroGP riding a Yamaha Team Finn JME!
In Junior, no one knows who will really challenge the dominance of Giacomo REDONDI (I – Honda) this year … If Josep GARCIA (E – Husqvarna) or Diogo Ventura (P – Gas Gas) have the weapons to worry, they will be much more consistent in the effort to resist transalpine in the last round. After a tour Morocco – Portugal hard, Davide SORECA (I – Honda) proved in Grevena (Greece) he had the means to invite to the podium. And if finally the teammate REDONDI was his most dangerous rival? For its part, Henric Stigell (SF – TM) will have at heart to do well in front of his audience … So close to the podium in Greece, the tall blond will have only one thing in mind, to shine the Finnish flag! It will also keep an eye on the Finn Matias SAVO (Sherco) or the Swedish Albin ELOWSON (Husqvarna) , Oliver NELSON (TM) and Kevin Olsen (Sherco) …
In FIM Youth Cup 125cc, if Jean-Baptiste NICOLOT (F – Yamaha) still leads, he will have to withstand the pressure that Erik Appelqvist (S – Yamaha) and Jack EDMONDSON (GB – KTM) put him from Greece … especially since the Swede will not be out of place and should continue its forward march (three wins in four days). Valérian DEBAUD (F – Yamaha) , Lee SEALEY (GB – Yamaha) and Ruy Barbosa (CL – Husqvarna) want it also comes as the strong Finnish driver contingent present and represented byEemil HELANDER
The Grand Prix of Finland will also be the opening of the season for the Women category. Our enduro riders in the women will battle in four GP (Finland, Sweden, Spain, France) … Of course, Laia SANZ (ESP – KTM) arrived in Heinola with the status of great favorite, strong of his four world crowns. But beware, girls like Jane DANIELS (GB – Husqvarna) , Emelie Karlsson (S – Yamaha) orJemma WILSON (AUS – Yamaha) could put him a few roadblocks on land she knows very little … It will also keep an eye on Germany’s Maria FRANKE (KTM) or on the Finnish Sanna KÄRKKÄINEN (KTM) , Jennifer Siekkinen (KTM) , Elisa AROKOSKI (Husqvarna) and Milla TURUNEN (KTM) and the sisters REIMANDER (S ) .
With all the necessary ingredients, Grand Prix of Finland , Scandinavian first step should be a great vintage in a field where the Nordic shine and where the cards could be redistributed! See you the next 10,11 and 12 June in Heinola for the 4th Grand Prix World Championship Maxxis FIM EnduroGP where an enthusiastic audience and connoisseur expected number.