The Grand Prix of the Czech Republic offered up one of the most beautiful, if not THE most beautiful, Champion Lubricants Enduro Tests of the season. The one hundred or so rider had to work hard to get through it, and they put on a great show for the many spectators present this weekend in Uhlirske Janovice.
Double for FREEMAN
After a two-and-a-half-months long summer break, Steve HOLCOMBE (GB - Beta) landed in Eastern Europe with an 11-point lead over Brad FREEMAN (GB - Beta Boano) in the provisional Mika Ahola "Brave One" Trophy standings.
Unfortunately for HOLCOMBE (2nd/2nd), the freshly crowned E1 Champion achieved the perfect GP on the test and brought home a double win that sees him reel in HOLCOMBE. The pair are now separated by just 5 points, leaving all to play for at the final in Ambert, France in less two weeks...
For his part, Danny MCCANNEY (GB - TM) took third place on both days and consolidated his place on the ‘podium’ of the Trophy standings.
Behind the British trio, Matteo CAVALLO (I - Sherco) and Joe WOOTTON (GB - Husqvarna) fought it out for 4th place, 4th/5th for the Jolly Racing driver and 5th/4th for the Italian. This good performance allowed the factory Sherco rider to take 4th in the provisional leaderboard, just in front of Alex SALVINI (I - Honda) and Loïc LARRIEU (F - TM), on equal points (105).
WOOTTON jumps up in the rankings, 15th position.
Everything is still to be decided for this 8th edition of the Mika Ahola "Brave One" Trophy, where FREEMAN will certainly want to put an end to 2 years of domination from HOLCOMBE…
Will we see another Brit wearing the famous “Brave One” belt? Or will it be won by HOLCOMBE for the 3rd consecutive year? We’ll find out the answer on the weekend of September 28th and 29th in Ambert, France!
Provisional Classification: 1. Steve HOLCOMBE 195pts; 2. Brad FREEMAN 190pts; 3. Danny MCCANNEY 173pts; 4. Matteo CAVALLO 109pts; 5. Alex SALVINI 105pts; 5. Loïc LARRIEU 105pts; 7. Christophe CHARLIER 95pts; 7. Thomas OLDRATI 95pts; 9. Andrea VERONA 69pts; 10. Giacomo REDONDI 58pts…