After a lengthy six-week break following a hectic early season schedule, the EWC heads to Castiglion Fiorentino in central Italy for round five of the series. As the only rider yet to remain unbeaten, KTM’s Christophe Nambotin has claimed eight wins from eight starts in Enduro 3. Consistently placing at the front of his class, the French rider has also picked up a healthy 50-point advantage over his nearest rivals.
With a hefty points cushion now at his disposal many wonder will Christophe be content to relax and race safe or is he hungrier than ever to win? “It’s important to race for the win and keep a good rhythm,” confirms the runaway leader of Enduro 3. “Winning races is good for the championship.” Although comfortably topping the Enduro 3 standings, the Frenchman still feels he has a tough fight on his hands for overall honours and is determined to place his name at the top of the EWC paddock.
“During the last few races I’ve really enjoyed battling to win the overall scratch results. In Portugal I fought hard with Pela Renet and Johnny Aubert but unfortunately I just missed out on beating them all so in Italy I hope we can fight again.”
With the GP of Italy taking place in Castiglion Fiorentino, the birth place of rally legend Fabrizio Meoni, what are Christophe’s expectations leading into the fifth round of the championship?
“For sure I go to Italy to win. We have only passed the halfway point in the season so there is still a lot of racing left to do. I’ve never been to this race before so I’m not sure what to expect but as always my goal is to take it race by race and push as hard as is necessary to win.”