WHAT WE WANT – EWC GP OF FRANCE
It’s finals time! Hard as it is to believe, the Enduro World Championship makes it’s seventh and final stop of the season in France.
Last time out the E1 and E2 titles were decided but with everything else still left to play for, hopes and championship’s aspirations are on the line for many.
Here’s a few thoughts of what we’d like to see…
– Honestly, we just want to see a good, clean fight between Matt Phillips and Ivan Cervantes. It’s hard to pick a favourite – Phillips is going for his first senior title and Cervantes is going for his fifth. So let the best man win!
– Daniel McCanney has rode a blinder in 2014. After a crappy end to 2013, he found a last minute ride with Beta Boano and came out swinging. Four wins on the bounce, not faltering outside the top three in Enduro Junior and with a 22-point lead in hand it’s his to lose. Add in the fact that it’s last year in the junior ranks and we really want to see him get the job done.
– We’ve seen enough videos of Eero Remes teasing us on his 125 so let’s see him race one. After Antoine Meo did it in 2013 it would be awesome to see another top rider pull one out of the truck and race it in France. But with only one point between him and Cristobal Guerrero for runner-up in E1, that’s probably not going to happen. We can dream though!
– Lorenzo Santolino to deliver that same form he showed in Italy. He rode a blinder in Lumezzane and stuck it to the big guns of E2. Fingers crossed for a repeat.
– The Women are back in France. Laia Sanz has the edge and looks set to take her third straight title but Jane Daniels has a fighting chance to create an upset win.
– Nambo and Renet have already taken titles in E1 and E2 but in France they’ve got one thing left to decide – just who takes the unofficial scratch. With big bragging rights on the line neither rider will kick back and coast out what’s left of the year.
– As one of the traditional homes of enduro, France always draws a big crowd regardless of the weather. We expect to see plenty of flag waving, cheering, cow bells and of course the odd blow-up doll or two.
Another wildcard wonder. David Knight and Taddy Blazusiak were awesome to watch last time out in France. Maybe, just maybe Jonny Walker will rock up to Brioude – he doesn’t live too far away!
– Once the racing is done and dusted its party time. Almost time to get the drinks in.