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TM Racing’s Eero Remes claims a double victory at the 2017 EnduroGP World Championship opening round in Finland with a day two win.

Update: 14.55GMT, 26 March
 

Remaining firmly fixed at the head of the overall classification, Remes brought his TM home as the clear winner of the Enduro2 category, while unofficially finishing fastest overall.

Growing stronger and stronger in the sub-zero temperatures, the Finn proved the master of EnduroGP’s winter enduro, despite this incredibly being his first time to compete in the Lake Paitsi race.

With over two hours of special test racing to contend with on day two, Remes arrived to the winner’s enclosure in Helsinki with a near three-minute margin of victory in the Enduro2 category and some 70 seconds clear of nearest rival Antti Hellsten — winner of the EnduroGP class.

After a couple of years of absence from world enduro competition, Hellsten proved he’s lost none of his speed by taking his second victory in the EnduroGP category in as many days.

 

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Faced with an early challenge from Beta’s Steve Holcombe, Hellsten hit the front mid day and pulled clear for the win.

Getting to grasps with his first serious taste of spiked tyre racing, Holcombe rapidly improved on day two to take the runner-up result.

It was a close battle as Sherco’s Matt Phillips looked comfortably in the snow and ice to finish just 21 seconds adrift of Holcombe in third.

With Remes untroubled at the head of the Enduro2 category, Josep Garcia took the runner-up result on his KTM. An impressive ride considering Garcia suffered a car accident a few weeks before Finland and almost wasn’t cleared to race.

Henric Stigell brought his Husqvarna home in third.

Eemil Pohjola dominated the Enduro Junior category winning by almost five minutes over Davide Soreca (Honda). His pace was good enough for sixth outright.

 

Extended report to follow…

 

Results - EnduroGP of Finland, Day 2

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Detailed Results: Live feed results EnduroGP of Finland

 

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