While claiming the fastest time in the overall category the Frenchman also showed that he’s going to be a tough act to beat this weekend by topping the Enduro 1 classifications. Trailing Thain by eight tenths of a second was KTM Enduro Factory rider Antoine Meo. With both Meo and his teammate Eero Remes facing the Super Test together, Remes chased him home for third.
Johnny Aubert (KTM) got his GP of Chile off to a flawless start by topping the Enduro 2 standings. Looking exceptionally smooth and controlled on the dusty test, Aubert finished just in front of Husaberg’s Pela Renet. With Renet second, Husqvarna’s Alex Salvini was third.
As expected it was one of the title favourites that topped the Enduro 3 standings. Placing almost three seconds clear of second position, Christophe Nambotin (KTM) set the Enduro 3 standard. Finishing second to Nambotin, David Knight (KTM) will be hoping to bridge that gap tomorrow when the tests get longer and more technical. Securing a KTM 1-2-3 on the night, enduro newcomer Manuel Monni placed third.
In Enduro Junior, Husaberg’s Mathias Bellino excelled under the stadium lights to set the fastest time ahead of the British pairing of Alex Rockwell (Husaberg) in second and Danny McCanney (Gas Gas) in third.
Enduro rookie Jamie McCanney (Husaberg) got his participation in the EWC off to a perfect start by topping the 125 Youth Cup.
With the Super Test put to rest, the GP of Chile kicks off in earnest as riders vie for the first victory in the 2012 season.