The final day of the 2012 Enduro World Championship, the AMV GP of France held in Brignoles, started in the worst possible way for Enduro 1 class riders Rodrig Thain (Honda), Matti Seistola (Husqvarna) and Lorenzo Santolino (Husqvarna) who all had their bikes stolen from the event’s parc ferme overnight.
The first to realise his bike was missing was local rider Thain, who placed as runner-up to Antoine Meo on day one. With the Enduro 1 class bikes placed at the rear of the parc ferme it seems as if the thieves simply opened the crowd control barriers that surrounded the parc ferme and wheeled the bikes out and then across playing fields behind the paddock.
Following some frantic scenes at the start it looks as if the Enduro 1 World Championship riders will compete ‘for fun’ on day two of the GP of France, and that the championship results will not include the final day. “We will race for fun today, that’s what it looks like,” commented 2012 E1 World Champion Antoine Meo exited the parc ferme. With his bike parked next to the three stolen bikes Antoine was fortunate that his bike wasn’t among those that were taken.
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