Alex Salvini Takes the Honors at Grand Prix of Estonia Day 2


Alex Silvani topped the EnduroGP podium.
Summer came early this year on the banks of the Baltic Sea and the second day of the Maxxis Grand Prix of Estonia took place, just like the first day in perfect conditions!

And like day 1, it was the quartet of Eero Remes, Alex Salvini and Beta's Steve Holcombe and Brad Freeman who animated the EnduroGP category with highs and lows.

Showing remarkable pace at the start of the race, Eero Remes was unfortunately disappointed in the Enduro Test on the second lap where he broke his crankcase on a big rock. He was forced to retire, and the factory TM lost out big time in Tallinn, as his big championship rival Alex Salvini won brilliantly on this second day.

"After the frustration of yesterday where I did not ride at my ideal level, I am obviously satisfied with this victory, even though Eero Remes' is a shame," Salvini said. "But this is what racing can be like sometimes, and I will continue to work hard with my team to confirm this excellent start to the season.‰Û
Steve Holcombe took a strong win in the Enduro 3 class
Alex Salvini made a double blow with a clear victory in Enduro 2 where he beat Loic Larrieu and Corsican Christophe Charlier who finally took his first podium of 2018.

"I'm getting used to the pain and the wrist has not bothered me that much... but me and the team lacked a little with my bike settings, and it was not easy for me on these tests. But to finish 4th today is not so bad," Charlier said.

Brad Freeman was untouchable in E1 and thus takes the lead of the championship in this category in front of Jamie McCanney who will also push hard at the next event as Freeman is on the rise. Antoine Basset secured another podium in E1, even thought he had to hold off Alex Snow at the start of the day.

"To have a weekend like this is so unexpected for me," Freeman enthused. "It has been so fun and also really successful. Now I look forward to the next Grand Prix, The Wall, which could be one of the turning points of the season".

Steve Holcombe had no opponent to match him in Enduro 3 despite the "awakening" on Sunday of Christophe Nambotin, and the superb performance of Danny McCanney.

"I took big points in EGP and I won in E3... so it's been a good weekend for me," Holcombe said. "But I have suffered with a rib injury from Finland onwards and I am only at 90% of my best form, but it's improving very slowly. We are only halfway through the season and everything is still possible!"

Already at the mid-point, next stop: THE Wall!

The milestone of the mid-season has been reached with this superb Maxxis Grand Prix of Estonia... the next stop of 2018 will be on June 29 and 30 in Pietramurata (Italy) for the famous event "The Wall", which will see traditional Enduro flirt with a "Hard Enduro" type event. This will be a major and innovative meeting where Alex Salvini and Matteo Cavallo will be the big favourites to experience the greatest joy of all - winning in front of the thousands of 'Tifosi' expected in the region of Trento!
Finn Ruy Barbosa took out the Youth 125cc class
Provisional Ranking:

1. Alex SALVINI 118 Points
2. Steve HOLCOMBE 112 Points
3. Eero REMES 102 Points
4. Brad FREEMAN 96 Points
5. Jamie MCCANNEY 93 Points

Enduro 1:
1. Jamie MCCANNEY 146 Points
2. Brad FREEMAN 146 Points
3. Antoine BASSET 112 Points
4. Eemil POHJOLA 77 Points
5. Manual MONNI 51 Points

Enduro 2:
1. Alex SALVINI 152 Points
2. Eero REMES 126 Points
3. LoÌøc LARRIEU 123 Points
4. Thomas OLDRATI 90 Points
5. Matthew PHILLIPS 83 Points

Enduro 3:
1. Steve HOLCOMBE 144 Points
2. Christophe NAMBOTIN 122 Points
3. Danny MCCANNEY 120 Points
4. Anthony GESLIN 86 Points
5. Aleksi JUKOLA 64 Points

1. Matteo CAVALLO 114 Points
2. Andrea VERONA 89 Points
3. Davide SORECA 75 Points
4. Theo ESPINASSE 66 Points
5.Jack EDMONDSON 61 Points

Youth 125cc:
1. Ruy BARBOSA 72 Points
2. Matthew VAN OEVELEN 64 Points
3. Hamish MAC DONALD 58 Points
4. Roni KYTONEN 51 Points
5. Hugo SVARD 47 Points

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