HIGHLIGHTS: FRENCH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHP, ROUND 3
Day 1 – Saturday
Day 2 – Sunday
In the absence of Christophe Nambotin following a knee surgery, Enduro 1 was thrown wide open to the Yamaha boys. Marc Bourgeois won day one but had to settle for second on day two behind Sweden’s Mikael Persson. As team Yamaha Desjouis’ special guest, the current leader of the 125cc Youth Cup in the EWC raced a a four-stroke Yamaha WR250F and also managed to get a third overall on Sunday!
E1 Standings (after Round 3 of 5)
1. Marc Bourgeois (Yamaha) 111pts
2. Julien Gauthier (Yamaha) 99pts
3. Benoit Fortunato (Yamaha) 75pts
With Pela Renet out of the game after his shoulder injury it was time for Sherco’s Loic Larrieu to shine. Winning Enduro 2 and the overall on both days Larrieu dominated round three of the French championship. After a difficult start to the season in Enduro 3, Jeremy Tarroux raced Sherco’s 450 SEF-R and finished second on both days. With two third places Husqvarna’s Nicolas Deparrois climbed second in the class’ standings.
E2 Standings (after Round 3 of 5)
1. Loïc Larrieu (Sherco)108pts
2. Nicolas Deparrois (Husqvarna) 92pts
3. Pela Renet (Husqvarna) 80pts
Beta’s Manu Albepart won Enduro 3 on day one with KTM’s Jeremy Joly beating him to the victory on day two. The duo is now divided by a single point in the class’s standings. Continuing to grow stronger on his new KTM 300 EXC, Antoine Basset ended the weekend with two third place finishes.
E3 Standings (after Round 3 of 5)
1. Manu Albepart (Beta) 96pts
2. Jérémy Joly (KTM) 95pts
3. Antoine Basset (KTM) 90pts
Yamaha’s David Abgrall got a career first victory on day one with TM’s Quentin Delhaye De Maulde winning on day two. Both French youngsters raced 125cc two strokes in the “open” Junior class of the championship.
Junior Standings (after Round 3 of 5)
1. Jérémy Carpentier (Honda) 109pts
2. Mika Barnes (KTM) 84pts
3. David Abgrall (Yamaha) 76pts
Big news in the Women’s class. Dominating the series so far, Beta’s Ludivine Puy was forced to retire from day two after hurting her knee. That gave the chance to KTM’s Blandine Dufrene to grab the victory on day two. Dufrene’s still second in the standings but only a single point separates her from class leader Puy.
Women Standings (after Round 3 of 5)
1. Ludivine Puy (Beta) 100pts
2. Blandine Dufrene (KTM) 99pts
3. Juliette Berrez (Yamaha) 77pts