2024 EnduroGP World Championship results from day two in Bacau, Romania – Red Bull KTM’s Josep Garcia blasts back to victory ahead of day one winner Andrea Verona with Brad Freeman claiming his first overall podium of the season in third.


EnduroGP of Romania, day two in a nutshell:

  • Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has broke his own duck today, day two of the EnduroGP of Romania. Winning on a Sunday has so far proved elusive for the Spaniard who established an early lead despite very close attention from Honda Racing RedMoto Enduro Team’s Steve Holcombe and Beta Factory Racing’s Brad Freeman.
  • Consistent fast test times saw Garcia extend his lead out to 12 seconds as day one winner, GASGAS Factory Racing’s Andrea Verona, started to find his form, overtaking Holcombe for second.
  • Verona reduced that gap to eight seconds but Garcia nailed a light-speed enduro test to start the final lap with a 17-second lead and carry that advantage to win by 22 seconds over Verona.
  • Returning to form, Freeman put together a solid day to move up the order to third overall by the final lap. The Beta rider having so far battled injury and illness in Portugal, pipping his Beta teammate Nathan Watson by just three seconds.
  • After a strong opening lap, Steve Holcombe slipped down the order, uncharacteristically, to fifth and with that both Garcia and Verona jump into first and second overall in the EGP points standings heading into the GP of Italy next month.
  • Garcia won the E1 class ahead of Holcombe was second and Zach Pichon just three seconds behind for an impressive third on his best weekend of the season.
  • Although missing out on the EnduroGP victory, Verona still won E2 class ahead of Nathan Watson and Samuele Bernardini.
  • Brad Freeman made it two E3 wins from two starts in Romania. The result sees him become the new points leader in class as he finds form. Matteo Cavallo took second, with Morgan Lesiardo third.
  • In the GALFER FIM Junior Enduro World Championship, the GP of Romania proved a weekend to remember for Max Ahlin who goes home with a 1-1 scorecard after an epic fight with countryman and championship leader Axel Semb.
  • The pair were evenly matched, Ahlin out front, but only by seconds and it wasn’t until lap four that Ahlin found another gear to silence Semb. Winning all three tests on the final lap, Max took victory by 13 seconds with Kevin Cristino again claiming the final podium place, albeit 52 seconds adrift.
  • The Enduro Youth category saw TM MOTO’s Alberto Elgari ride clear for his second victory of the weekend. The Italian was untouchable, winning by 57 seconds from Pietro Scardina taking his first podium of the year in second ahead of Alex Puey.
  • Josep Garcia: “I’m super happy to win today. It’s put a smile on my face for sure. I only had one crash, but we are all on the limit so that’s kind of normal. With this win I am also leading the championship, so I will fight to keep that.”
  • Andrea Verona: “It’s been a solid day, but for sure not as good as yesterday. I started out a bit slow on lap one, but then got into a nice rhythm after that. A mistake on the Enduro Test on lap three made me lose the gap to Josep. But I’ve moved up to second overall in the championship, so that’s great too.”
  • Brad Freeman: “I’m happy to get my first EnduroGP podium of the season. The pace of the front two guys was pretty strong, but slowly I’m getting back up there. I’m still struggling a little, but definitely happy to get this result, and also another win in Enduro3.”
  • Max Ahlin: “I’m thrilled to get two wins in Enduro Junior this weekend. Axel is strong and my goal was to keep the fight with him today. I managed to do just that and won. It’s been a great weekend in Romania.”

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