Highlights videos, news and photos from Future 7 media from RD4 of the Enduro world championships in Finland.

The KTM Enduro Factory Team picked up a string of podiums at Rd. 7 and 8 of the World Championship at Heinola in Finland for an overall solid result and good championship points, but it was also a tough weekend for Antoine Meo where a crash on Saturday resulted in hospitalization.

Red Bull athlete Meo started the weekend riding with an injured thumb that required painkillers then in the third Enduro test in Saturday’s Rd. 7 he crashed into a tree and was taken to hospital with broken ribs and a fractured hand. Doctors opted to keep him hospitalized overnight. Unable to pick up points this weekend in the competitive E2 class, Meo drops from class leader down to third place after round eight.

Team boss Fabio Farioli again visited Meo in hospital after Sunday’s round, saying the rider, who is in intensive care was in a stable condition. He confirmed that all being well be would be moved into a normal ward after another 24 hours. 

“Antoine has broken ribs, four fractures to the right hand and bruising on his back. But he is recuperating. His main problem is that he cannot race,” Farioli said. He confirmed that Meo would return to France where a hand specialist would carry out the surgery.

E1 Rd. 7-8 – Nambotin gains momentum on Sunday
Riding at home and with good crowd support, it was Finland’s Eero Remes who was the major challenger for points leader Christophe Nambotin. The French rider had a series of crashes in the final test on Saturday that cost him to top step to the home favorite. But by Sunday’s Rd. 8 Nambotin had the measure of Remes and with six test wins, wrapped up his weekend with a 2-1 result. E1 factory teammate Cristobal Guerrero was in solid form to finish with 2 x third place podiums for the team. Nambotin, the current E3 World Champion leaves Finland with a commanding lead of 36-points in E1. Guerrero is second with 118 but Remes has closed to within a point of the Spaniard.


E2 Rd. 7-8 without Meo
With the team’s sole rider in E2 out of commission, the weekend’s action focused on three E2 riders. Pela Renet of France picked up two wins and now leads the championship by 28 points, Johnny Aubert scored a 3-2 and is in second place with 118 points and Salvini picked up a 2-3 result. Meo is third in the points with 114 and Salvini is fourth with 98.

E3 Rd. 7-8 – Strong weekend for Matthew Phillips
It was a very positive weekend for the factory team’s two riders in the big bike E3 category with Australian rookie Matthew Phillips picking up wins on both days and Red Bull athlete Ivan Cervantes scoring two second place podiums to retain the points lead by a margin of 12. Cervantes solid result was impressive given that he had leg surgery after Rd. 6 in Greece, and according to team boss Farioli was riding in a lot of pain.

Fabio Farioli: “Today we had some very good fights between Phillips and Cervantes but Phillips was faster. Also Nambotin was much faster today than on Saturday and was a good match for Remes on home ground. At the end of the day both Phillips and Nambotin backed off in their respective classes and controlled the race.”

Riders next compete on June 14-15 in Rds. 9 and 10 in Enkoepoing, Sweden to complete their tour of Scandinavia. The team will travel from Finland to Sweden by boat on Monday and begin to prepare for the next round.

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E1 Results Rd. 7
1, Eero Remes, FIN, TM
2, Christophe Nambotin, FRA, KTM
3, Cristobal Guerrero, ESP, KTM
4, Anthony Boissiere, FRA, Sherco
5, Thomas Oldrati, ITA, Husqvarna
Other KTM
7, Rudy Moroni, ITA, KTM
10, Joni Tuominen, FIN, KTM

E2 Results Rd. 7
1, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, FRA, Husqvarna
2, Alex Salvini, ITA, Honda
3, Johnny Aubert, FRA, Beta
4, Lorenzo Santolino, ESP, Sherco
5, Oriol Mena, ESP, Beta
Other KTM
6, Mirko Gritti, ITA, KTM
7, Roni Nikander, FIN, KTM
DNF, Antoine Meo, FRA, KTM

E3 Results Rd. 7
1, Matthew Phillips, AUS, KTM
2, Ivan Cervantes, ESP, KTM
3, Matti Seistola, FIN, Sherco
4, Mathias Bellino, FRA, Husqvarna
5, Luis Correia, POR, Beta
Other KTM
7, Jeremy Joly, FRA, KTM

EJ Results Rd. 7
1, Daniel McCanney, GBR, Beta
2, Loic Larrieu, FRA, Husqvarna
3, Oliver Nelson, SWE, KTM
4, Jamie McCanney, GBR, Husqvarna
5, Giacomo Redondi, ITA, Beta
Other KTM
7, Lars Lofgren, SWE, KTM
8, Rannar Uusna, EST, KTM
9, Mika Barnes, FRA, KTM

Youth Cup Rd. 7
1, Albin Elowson, SWE, Husqvarna
2, Davide Soreca, ITA, Yamaha
3, Matteo Bresolin, ITA, KTM

EW Results Rd. 3
1, Laia Sanz, ESP, Honda
2, Jane Daniels, GBR, Husqvarna
3, Emelie Karlsson, SWE, Yamaha

E1 Results Rd. 8
1, Christophe Nambotin, FRA, KTM
2, Eero Remes, FIN, TM
3, Cristobal Guerrero, ESP, KTM
4, Jeremy Tarroux, FRA, Sherco
5, Anthony Boissiere, FRA, Sherco
Other KTM
6, Rudy Moroni, ITA, KTM

E1 Standings after Round 7-8
1, Nambotin, 154
2, C. Guerrero, 118
3, Remes, 117
4, Boissiere, 102
5, Tarroux, 91
Other KTM
8, Moroni, 59

E2 Results Rd. 8
1, Pierre-Alexandre Renet, FRA, Husqvarna
2, Johnny Aubert, FRA, Beta
3, Alex Salvini, ITA, Honda
4, Oriol Mena, ESP, Beta
5, Jonathan Barragan, ESP, Husqvarna
Other KTM
6, Mirko Gritti, ITA, KTM
8, Roni Nikander, FIN, KTM
DNS, Antoine Meo, FRA, KTM

E2 Standings after Round 7-8
1, Renet, 146
2, Aubert, 118
3, Meo, 114
4, Salvini, 98
5, Mena, 87
Other KTM
8, Gritti, 56

E3 Results Rd. 8
1, Matthew Phillips, AUS, KTM
2, Ivan Cervantes, ESP, KTM
3, Mathias Bellino, FRA, Husqvarna
4, Matti Seistola, FIN, Sherco
5, Luis Correia, POR, Beta
Other KTM
9, Simone Albergoni, ITA, KTM

E3 Standings after Round 7-8
1, Cervantes, 151
2, Phillips, 139
3, Bellino, 111
4, Seistola, 105
5, Correia, 92
Other KTM
7, Joly, 71

EJ Results Rd. 8
1, Daniel McCanney, GBR, Beta
2, Loic Larrieu, FRA, Husqvarna
3, Oliver Nelson, SWE, KTM
4, Giacomo Redondi, ITA, Beta
5, Tommy Sjostrom, SWE, Gas-Gas
Other KTM
6, Lars Lofgren, SWE, KTM
8, Rannar Uusna, EST, KTM
9, Henric Stigell, FIN, KTM
10, Eloi Salsench, ESP, KTM

EJ Standings after Round 7-8
1, D. McCanney, 152
2, Redondi, 130
3, Larrieu, 126
4, Mori, 74
5, J. McCanney, 68
Other KTM
6, Uusna, 59
9, Salsench, 54
10, Nelson, 48

Youth Cup Rd. 8
1, Albin Elowson, SWE, Husqvarna
2, Matteo Bresolin, ITA, KTM
3, Josep Garcia, ESP, Husqvarna

Youth Cup Standings after Round 7-8
1, Soreca, 122
2, Elowson, 109
3, Miroir, 97

Nambotin finishes with 2-1 in E1

Phillips wins both rounds in E3

Cervantes picks up 2-2 and leads E3 points

Guerrero comes away with a pair of thirds in Finland
08/06 2014



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