Runner-up, but unable to match the pace of Larrieu, was day one winner Steve Holcombe. Fast and consistent throughout the day, Holcombe found himself battling with Christophe Nambotin (KTM) during the first half of the race, until Nambo‰Ûª lost time in the extreme test following a mistake. Nevertheless, Holcombe‰Ûªs runner-up result saw him extend his lead in the EnduroGP championship standings to 21 points.
‰ÛÏLarrieu was riding extremely well today, I wasn‰Ûªt comfortable pushing as hard as he was so I focused on securing the second place result. Getting more championship points was more important that taking big risks today,‰Û