Peyrat-le-Château, is home to Lalay Gilles, one of the best drivers in the history of the French enduro. With ten national championships, an ISDE team to victory and a winning ride in the Dakar Rally, this region of France provided the perfect training ground for the Frenchman’s exploits.
In E1, KTM rider Antoine Meo holds a 32-point advantage over the chasing pack. Although it probably will not be enough to be crown him champion before the final round, it does offer him a comfortable lead. Behind him, Fabien Planet (Sherco), is more motivated than ever following his second place at the EWC GP of Sweden and will fight to keep the runner up position he shares with Rodrig Thain (HM-Honda). The Enduro 1 class also welcomes a newcomer to the sport, who will attempt to become a feature in the results. Former motocross GP rider Anthony Boissiere will make his enduro debut riding a Sherco.
In the E2 class, the fight for victory continues between Pela Renet (Husaberg) and Jeremy Tarroux (KTM). The two drivers at the top of this category have both shined in recent weeks with Pela taking the lead of the world championship in Finland, and Jeremy winning the Aveyronnaise Classic. This battle will go down to the wire especially as Julien Gauthier (Kawasaki) remains in ambush just twenty points behind the leaders.
Although KTM’s Christophe Nambotin is now crowned the Enduro 3 world champion mistakes in the French series see him only 15 points ahead of the runner up Manu Albepart (Beta).
In the Enduro Juniors class, Husaberg’s Mathias Bellino, is favourite dominate this weekend. With a large points lead over Kevin Rohmer (EEAT - Yamaha), Bellino is expected to be crowned champion on Sunday night. Behind him access to the podium is fully open. The category is particularly lively where Rohmer will fight to keep his place, chased hard by Romain Barberger (Yamaha) only 7 points adrift.
With Ludivine Puy (Gas Gas), failing to score in Chabreloche due to injury, she finds herself relegated to the second overall behind the Husaberg of Blandine Dufrene and followed closely by Audrey Rossat (KTM).
Enduro 1 Standings:
1 - Antoine Meo (KTM) - 120 pts
2 - Fabien Planet (SHERCO) - 88 pts
3 - Rodrig Thain (HM-Honda) - 88 pts
4 - Nicolas DEPARROIS (KAWASAKI-BRAIN) - 61 pts
5 - Marc Bourgeois (EEAT-YAMAHA) - 40 pts
Enduro 2 Standings:
1 - Pierre-Alexandre Renet (Husaberg) - 111 pts
2 - Jeremy Tarroux (KTM) - 105 pts
3 - Julien Gauthier (Kawasaki) - 89 pts
4 - Antoine Basset (EEAT-Yamaha) - 65 pts
5 - Romain Dumontier (Husqvarna) - 53 pts
Enduro E3 Standings:
1 - Christophe Nambotin - 116 pts
2 - Emmanuel Albepart (Beta) - 101 pts
3 - Sebastien Guillaume (GasGas) - 88 pts
4 - Benoit Fortunato (GasGas) - 65 pts
5 - Rudy Cotton (GasGas) - 43 pts
Enduro Junior Standings:
1 - Mathias Bellino (Husaberg) - 125 pts
2 - Kevin Rohmer (EEAT, Yamaha) - 72 pts
3 - Romain Barberger (Yamaha) - 65 pts
4 - Carrier Berenger (Sherco) - 55 pts
5 - Swan Servajean (Yamaha) - 51 pts
Women's Class Standings:
1 - Blandine Dufrene (Husaberg) - 98 pts
2 - Ludivine Puy (GasGas) - 97 pts
3 - Audrey Rossat (KTM) - 91 pts
4 - Valerie Roche (GasGas) - 56 pts
5 - Ocean Gatignol (KTM) - 47 pts