Beau Brittany hosts round four of the 2019 French Enduro Championship with Tarroux, Larrieu and Nambotin still the riders to beat.
After a five-year absence the French Enduro Championship returned to Brittany in Northern France for its fourth round of 2019.
With sunny weather and perfect riding conditions through the weekend, riders and fans were able to enjoy another two classic racing days at French soil.
As has been the case all season, Jeremy Tarroux put in a stellar ride for the double win over the weekend. The Sherco rider now holds a 28-point advantage in the championship over Julien Gauthier and could potentially be crowned champion on the opening day of the next round. Rodrig Thain had a good weekend also after achieving his first podium of the season.
2019 E1 Championship after round 4:
Jérémy Tarroux – 160 Pts
Julien Gauthier – 132 Pts
Rodrig Thain – 100 Pts
It was not an easy start to the weekend for Loïc Larrieu. The TM rider struggled on Saturday and was closely chased by Theo Espinasse. Anyway, by the end of the day Larrieu regrouped and won with a 15 second margin. For Sunday Larrieu went a gear up and posted the fastest overall time of the day.
Despite not winning, Espinasse did a good job in Brittany by clinching second place finishes and digging a six-point gap in the championship to Hugo Blanjoue, who was third.
2019 E2 Championship after round 4:
Loïc Larrieu - 160 Pts
Théo Espinasse - 126 Pts
Hugo Blanjoue - 120 Pts
After also having to regroup on Saturday due to a bad opening lap, Christophe Nambotin still took the day before moving on to blitz the E3 class on Sunday. Right from the first test he posted fastest times to finish 1 minute and 30 seconds ahead of Anthony Geslin.
Nambo has now won all rounds contested to date and, like Tarroux, could be crowned champion at the first day in Laengeac, the next round.
David Abgrall took a promising third place on Saturday but the local rider couldn’t keep it up for Sunday and was forced to fourth by Jeremy Miroir.
2019 E3 Championship after round 4:
Christophe Nambotin - 160 Pts
Anthony Geslin - 126 Pts
David Abgrall - 116 Pts
Nathan Bererd came to the fourth round of the French Enduro Championship eight points down on the lead from Antoine Criq and no choice but to go all out to reduce the points gap in Junior E1. After winning both days, Bererd is now tied in points with Criq with only one round to go.
Having won every round contested to date Till De Clercq maintained his dominant performance through the fourth round and went 1-1 in Junior E2. Thanks to this performance the Husqvarna rider has been crowned Junior E2 French Champion with one round left.
Dramatic weekend for Victor Wenderoth in Junior E3. A DNF on Sunday cost the Sherco rider to lose the first place in the championship. Max Vial took full advantage of Wenderoth’s bad luck and after winning both days he now sits first on the points.
2019 Junior Championship after round 4:
Antoine Criq - 142 Pts
Nathan Bererd -142 Pts
Maxime Sot - 107 Pts
Till Declercq - 160 Pts
Léo Le Quéré -114 Pts
Nicolas Mazieres - 109 Pts
Max Vial- 134 Pts
Victor Wenderoth -116 Pts
Neels Theric - 104 Pts
Justine Martell continues to give her rivals no chance after setting the fastest times in nine out of the 12 special tests contested during the weekend.
Eloide Chaplot did a great job in Brittany also by clocking two second places and setting up the fastest time in three special tests.
Justine Geisler finished on the last podium spot both days but her hopes for a second place in the championship seem to vanish, as she has a 10-point deficit to Chaplot with only one round to go.
2019 Women’s Championship after round 4:
Justine Martel - 157 Pts
Elodie Chaplot - 130 Pts
Justine Geisler - 120 Pts
The next round for the French Enduro Championship will be held by the MC Haut Aliier on September 21-22.
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Enduro21 Junior Editor