Courtesy of Yamaha Racing
Securing a strong runner-up class result at the GP of Trentino, Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider Loïc Larrieu has moved up to second in the provisional Enduro 2 World Championship standings.
Putting together a consistent performance at the GP of Trentino, Larrieu claimed his seventh podium result for the season in the highly competitive Enduro 2 category. Featuring a mixture of three motocross races in the morning, four enduro tests in the afternoon and four extreme tests in the evening, round five of the 2018 FIM EnduroGP World Championship was a tough challenge for all competitors.
Starting the weekend with a strong runner-up result in the short opening SuperTest, Larrieu went on to win two out of three motocross races contested on Saturday morning. Entering the second part of the race as the provisional overall leader, the WR450F mounted rider Larrieu was looking to continue his strong run of form in Italy.
Suffering a few small mistakes in the remaining eight tests, Larrieu was able to hold onto a strong runner-up result in the Enduro 2 class. With three rounds remaining in the 2018 series the Frenchman is second and 31 points behind provisional Enduro 2 World Championship leader Alex Salvini.
Loïc Larrieu and the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team return to action in Edolo, Italy for round six of the 2018 Enduro World Championship on August 31, September 2.
Loïc Larrieu – Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider
“It was a long and difficult GP. My speed was good in the morning motocross races. I won the first two motos and finished second in the last one. It was good to start the day with the provisional overall lead. Then going into the enduro tests in the afternoon I struggled to get a good pace. There were lots of stones and it was hard to get some decent flow. The extreme test in the evening was also extremelly challenging. Overall, I am happy with my result here in Italy. It was a different GP and we managed to make the most out of this new challenge. We’ve made some good progress here in Italy and I feel more confident for the remainder of the championship.”