Day two of the EnduroGP of Greece at Serres saw another day under the sweltering Greek sunshine, despite a big storm during the very last test on Sunday!
Once again, there was a fair share of surprises and the results changed frequently and drastically over the course of the 10 test.
The first victim of the tough day was Giacomo Redondi. Fifth overall yesterday and the winner of the E2 class, the Italian had a heavy fall in the first Champion Lubricants Enduro Test of the day and damaged his ribs. He lost more than 14 minutes and managed to finishes the day 19th overall by gritting his teeth.
After a DNF yesterday, Honda's Alex Salvini bravely took to the start again this morning and rode in pain to finish in an honorable 12th position overall, taking some valuable points.
But perhaps the biggest victim of this stifling weekend was Day one winner Brad Freeman. Strong from the outset, and dominating Day 1, the Beta Boano rider pulled out a gap right from the start of Day 2. However, as fatigue set in the Brit had a huge crash on the last Enduro Test and injured his left shoulder. Despite this, he was able to hold off Thomas Oldrati and Matteo Cavallo and win the EnduroGP class nevertheless. Increasing his gap on a struggling Steve Holcombe who could only managed 7th overall today. But this mistake from Freeman could cost him dearly next weekend in Italy if he does not recover quickly.
"I'm destroyed! I was off to a good start and pulled a comfortable gap after two laps, but I was careless in the Enduro Test and I fell hard," Freeman said. "I lost a lot of time and hurt myself a lot, especially my shoulder! But I am still very satisfied with this victory, it's helped improve my gap in the EnduroGP standings. Now I just have to hope that my shoulder injury isn't too bad and that I will be able to be 100% next weekend!‰Û