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Round four of the Maxxis EWC run and won in Portugal with two Aussies on top

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Italy‰Ûªs Alex Salvini (Honda) returned to the top of the Enduro 2 class with victory on day one at the Maxxis Enduro World Championship GP Cross Pro of Portugal.

France‰Ûªs Antoine Meo (KTM) topped the Enduro 1 class while his compatriot Christophe Nambotin (KTM) claimed a comfortable win in the Enduro 3 category in Torres Vedras.

With the forecasted rain showers staying at bay, day one at the fourth round of the series was treated to warm sunny skies that ensured perfect racing conditions.

A fast flowing cross test, technical enduro test and challenging extreme test provided a spectacular day of racing for the thousand‰Ûªs of spectators that turned out to watch the world‰Ûªs best enduro riders in action.

Slow to start, Meo found himself trailing early pacesetter Finland‰Ûªs Juha Salminen (Husqvarna) during the opening lap. Gaining confidence in the terrain, MEO upped his pace and topped eight of the nine remaining special tests to secure the E1 class win.

‰ÛÏI made some mistakes early on and it allowed Juha to gain some time on me,‰Û
Alex Salvini returned to the top step of the podium in the E2 class on day one- Credit: https://www.enduro-abc.com
In the Enduro 2 class, Honda‰Ûªs Alex Salvini returned to the top step of the podium following his runner-up results at the GP of Spain. Fastest on the SuperTest, Salvini maintained his pace throughout the day to secure his fourth win of the season.

‰ÛÏI really enjoyed this race. The tests were fun to ride and I felt comfortable all day,‰Û
Aussie Matt Phillips increased his championship lead by winning both days in Portugal - Credit: https://www.enduro-abc.com
Australia‰Ûªs Matt Phillips (Husqvarna) secured his fourth consecutive victory with a commanding win in the Enduro Junior class. Claiming his first podium result of 2013, home favourite Luis OLIVEIRA (Yamaha) finished in second position.

Spain‰Ûªs Mario Roman (Husaberg) finished just seven tenths of a second behind Oliveira to end his day in third. France‰Ûªs Loic Larrieu (Husaberg) placed a further two seconds behind ROMAN to claim fourth while Italy‰Ûªs Giacomo Redoni (KTM) rounded out the top five.

Australia‰Ûªs Jessica Gardiner (Sherco) took her first win of the season in the Women‰Ûªs Cup category. France‰Ûªs Geraldine Fournel (Husaberg) finished in second position with Britain‰Ûªs Jane Daniels (Husaberg) completing the top three.

Day Two
Christophe Nambotin cleaned up in the E3 class winning both days - Credit: J.Edmunds
France‰Ûªs Christophe Nambotin (KTM) secured his second win of the Maxxis Enduro World Championship GP Cross Pro of Portugal with victory in the Enduro 3 class on day two in Torres Vedras.

Italy‰Ûªs Alex Salvini (Honda) ended his weekend of racing on a high by topping the Enduro 2 category while France‰Ûªs Antoine Meo (KTM) capped off a perfect weekend with his second Enduro 1 class victory.

After her stunning win in the Women‰Ûªs Enduro X race at X Games Barcelona, Spain‰Ûªs Laia Sanz (KTM) returned to EWC competition for day two in Portugal and claimed a comfortable win in the Women‰Ûªs Cup category.

Topping the first two special tests of the day in E1, Meo began day two in a determined mood. Maintaining his strong pace throughout the day, the Frenchman continued to extend his lead and secured his seventh victory of the season.

‰ÛÏI started strong and just tried to build on it throughout the day,‰Û
Jessica Gardiner stood on top of the World in Portugal - Credit: https://www.enduro-abc.com
In the Women‰Ûªs Cup class, Sanz produced an impressive display of riding to secure her class win by almost three minutes. Behind her Australia‰Ûªs Jessica Gardiner (Sherco) ended her day in second position with France‰Ûªs Geraldine Fournel (Husaberg) rounding out the top three.

The Maxxis Enduro World Championship continues with round five, the GP of Romania on June for more information on the World Enduro Championships head to https://www.enduro-abc.com

Portugal E1 Day One Results
1 MEO Antoine FRA KTM
2 SALMINEN Juha FIN HVA
3 REMES Eero FIN TM
4 SEISTOLA Matti FIN HVA
5 TARROUX Jeremy FRA SHERCO

Portugal E1 Day Two Results
1 MEO Antoine FRA KTM
2 OLDRATI Thomas ITA HUSABERG
3 REMES Eero FIN TM
4 SEISTOLA Matti FIN HVA
5 SALMINEN Juha FIN HVA

E1 Championship Standings:
1 MEO Antoine 151
2 SEISTOLA Matti 117
3 SALMINEN Juha 116
4 REMES Eero 105
5 OLDRATI Thomas 85

Portugal E2 Day One Results
1 SALVINI Alex ITA HM HONDA
2 CERVANTES Ivan ESP KTM
3 AUBERT Johnny FRA KTM
4 RENET Pierre Alexandre FRA HUSABERG
5 GUERRERO Victor ESP KTM

Portugal E2 Day Two Results
1 SALVINI Alex ITA HM HONDA
2 CERVANTES Ivan ESP KTM
3 RENET Pierre Alexandre FRA HUSABERG
4 AUBERT Johnny FRA KTM
5 GUERRERO Victor ESP KTM

E2 Championship Standings:
1 SALVINI Alex 149
2 CERVANTES Ivan 134
3 RENET Pierre Alexandre 121
4 AUBERT Johnny 116
5 GUERRERO Victor 80

Portugal E3 Day One Results
1 NAMBOTIN Christophe FRA KTM
2 LEOK Aigar EST TM
3 CORREIA Luis PRT BETA
4 MONNI Manuel ITA KTM
5 BELLINO Mathias FRA HUSABERG

Portugal E3 Day Two Results
1 NAMBOTIN Christophe FRA KTM
2 BELLINO Mathias FRA HUSABERG
3 CORREIA Luis PRT BETA
4 MONNI Manuel ITA KTM
5 LEOK Aigar EST TM

E3 Championship Standings:
1 NAMBOTIN Christophe 150
2 LJUNGGREN Joakim 116
3 LEOK Aigar 115
4 CORREIA Luis 102
5 MONNI Manuel 97

Portugal EJ Day One Results
1 PHILLIPS Matthew AUS HVA
2 OLIVEIRA Luis PRT YAMAHA
3 ROMAN Mario ESP HUSABERG
4 LARRIEU LoÌøc FRA HUSABERG
5 REDONDI Giacomo ITA KTM

Portugal EJ Day Two Results
1 PHILLIPS Matthew AUS HVA
2 REDONDI Giacomo ITA KTM
3 LARRIEU LoÌøc FRA HUSABERG
4 OLIVEIRA Luis PRT YAMAHA
5 ROMAN Mario ESP HUSABERG

EJ Championship Standings:
1 PHILLIPS Matthew 143
2 REDONDI Giacomo 126
3 MCCANNEY Daniel 102
4 ROMAN Mario 91
5 OLIVEIRA Luis 89

The Enduro Women's Round Results and Points standings will be updated as soon as we have conformation of official results. For All official EWC Results CLICK HERE
Top Image: Italy‰Ûªs Alex Salvini (Honda) returned to the top of the Enduro 2 class with victory on day one at the Maxxis Enduro World Championship GP Cross Pro of Portugal.
Credit: https://www.enduro-abc.com

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