For the second week in a row, the flying Frenchman posted the fastest time of the night to top the overall classification. Making light work of the fast and flowing motocross-like special test, Bellino powered his way to a slender half-second lead over Enduro 2 class rider Ivan Cervantes. Finland’s Matti Seistola (Husqvarna) set the third fastest time of the night to top the Enduro 1 category.
With Seistola getting his home race off to a perfect start, Italy’s Thomas Oldrati (KTM) placed less than one-second behind to end his night as runner up. Narrowly beating his teammate Simone Albergoni by two tenths of a second, Honda’s Rodrig Thain was third.
Guerrero fights hard with Renet in E2... © Lynn / Enduro21.com
Spain’s Ivan Cervantes got his participation in the GP of Finland off to a strong start by topping the E2 standings. Behind him the battle for runner up was intense between championship leader Pela Renet (Husaberg) and KTM’s Cristobal Guerrero as Renet beat his rival by a slender margin to secure the runner up position. Husqvarna’s Juha Salminen was fourth with teammate Alex Salvini fifth.
KTM’s Christophe Nambotin headed the Enduro 3 class to place over one-second clear of Italy’s Manuel Monni (KTM) with Husaberg’s Joakim Ljunggren in third. David Knight (KTM) was fourth fastest while TM’s Aigar Leok completed the top five.
Rockwell ensured a strong showing for Husaberg to place third fastest in EJ... © Lynn / Enduro21.com
With Bellino continuing to stamp his authority on the Enduro Junior class, Sweden’s Robert Kvarnstrom (Beta) ended his night over three seconds behind the Frenchman to claim second. Britain’s Alex Rockwell (Husaberg) delivered a strong performance to place third while Gas Gas’ Danny McCanney was fourth fastest.