KTM’s new signing Josep Garcia claimed the overall win in Spain’s biggest enduro, the two-day Bassella Race.
A two day affair, the Bassella Race is the biggest race on the Spanish off road calendar attracting about 1300 competitors and 8,000 spectators.
Day one’s extreme enduro acts as a qualifier towards day two’s main event Race #1 — a two-hour cross-country style race.
KTM’s Alfredo Gomez laid down the gauntlet as he raced to victory in the extreme race. Making incredibly short work of the tough course, he led home Beta’s Pol Tarres and Garcia in third.
David Oliveras (KTM) and Xavi Leon (Husqvarna) completed the top five overall.
With the stage set for Sunday’s main race the riders blasted off the start line led by Gomez. But pretty soon former winners Jaume Betriu (KTM) and Oriol Mena (Honda) plus Garcia took control.
At the end of the first lap, Betriu and Mena entered the pits, while Garcia has decided not to refuel.
It was a gamble that paid off allowing him to hold his race lead until the end of the two hour and 30 minute race.
Lorenzo Santolina (Sherco) was fourth with Gomez coming home in fifth.
Laia Sanz, who with a time of 2 hours and 50 minutes finished top ten of the highest category.
Ivan Cervantes (KTM) was awarded victory in the Senior class, which this year saw Gerard Farrés and Rafa Garcia in the second and third respectively.
The Junior category saw a victory for Honda's Bernat Cortés, followed by Pau Tomás (Husqvarna) and Marc Cortés (Beta Trueba).
Images: Sebas Romero
Results - Bassella Race
Detailed Results: http://www.bassella.com/BR1/2017/?p=clasificaciones