A familiar face in the FIM Maxxis World Enduro Championship, the TM XCentric France team will be present in the paddock once again this year, with three riders including the 125cc Youth Vice World Champion, Léo LE QUERE (F)!
For 2018, Team Manager Fred DI GIAMBATTISTA, with the help of the FFM, will bring a strong team structure with three promising young riders.
Starting with the 125cc Youth Vice World Champion, Léo LE QUERE! The Breton, after taking a French Championship title in the ‘Espoirs’ (‘Hopefuls’) class in 2017, decided to change category for 2018 and rub shoulders with the top guns of the Junior category. He will ride a TM 250EN in Junior 1 for the six Junior races in the calendar. And he has already announced that he is aiming for the Top 5 of J1 in 2018! LE QUERE will be supported in Junior by Antoine CRIQ. He too will ride with the TM 250EN. But, unlike his teammate, he will not participate in all the world rounds, DI GIAMBATTISTA preferring to take things slowly with his new talent. CRIQ will participate in two or three GPs.
Finally, TM XCentric France will also introduce a new 125cc Youth rider; Charly MESNARD (F). He arrived in the team through talent selections held in August 2017, and will have the difficult task of succeeding LE QUERE who made a strong impression in the category on his first full season in EnduroGP.
Fred DI GIAMBATTISTA and his team are therefore putting forward a very young crop of talent for this new season, the oldest rider is just 20 years old. Very active on the international scene, the team TM XCentric France team confirm their reputation for nurturing young talent and offering French hopefuls the opportunity to come face to face with the best riders in the world. And it certainly would not be surprising to see their leading light, Léo LE QUERE, fighting at the forefront of the Junior class this year!