Will HELLSTEN win again at the ENDURO GP SPAIN

Many were convinced that Antti HELLSTEN (SF – Husqvarna) would not be seen again this season despite his position as the leader of the EnduroGP… Well, he’s back. The Finn will be present and ready to defend his status of class leader. He is currently 12 points ahead of Matthew PHILLIPS (AUS – Sherco) and Steve HOLCOMBE (GB – Beta)… Back on more traditional terrain, the Australian and the Brit will certainly try to put a lot of pressure on HELLSTEN, to prove that his Finnish double was only due to his better knowledge of the sub-zero home conditions… But it would be presumptuous to state that this category will be played only between these three riders. We must not forget the tenors that are Nathan WATSON (GB – KTM), Loïc LARRIEU (F – Yamaha) and Giacomo REDONDI (I – Honda). Rather good on the Scandinavian snow, these three racers will aim for the podium and especially to try and catch HELLSTEN, PHILLIPS and HOLCOMBE. Meanwhile, the “rookie” Christophe CHARLIER (F – Husqvarna) will continue his brilliant debuts and will aim for the Top 5, while veterans Alex SALVINI (I – Beta), Cristobal GUERRERO (E – Yamaha) and Christophe NAMBOTIN (F – KTM), must already react if they are not to be left behind in the title race. Deny PHILIPPAERTS (I – Beta), meanwhile, will try to integrate the Top 10 of the category. Absent during the Päitsi, Jaume BETRIU (E – KTM) will be present in Puerto Lumbreras.

This AMV Seguros Grand Prix of Spain is highly anticipated following the thrilling the season opening AMV GP of Finland. There is no doubt that thousands of Spanish enduro fans will attend the various stages to encourage the elite of the World Enduro. Let’s also bet that the experienced Moto Club Nogalte will have gathered all the elements to make of this second stage of the season a great festival in the South of Spain…

Infos: – Puerto Lumbreras (Province of Murcia); – A 90 kilometers from Murcia and 319 kilometers from Malaga; – Friday, April 21st: Akrapovic Super Test from 18h00; – Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of April: Start 9h00 – Finish around 16h00; – Organizer: Moto Club Nogalte; – Website: www.endurogp.org; – Track: 49kms – 3 laps; – Free Access; – Airport: Murcia (90kms), Alicante (162kms)