With just one round of the 2018 FIM EnduroGP World Championship remaining Steve Holcombe has extended his lead at the top of the series‰Ûª overall standings following impressive results at the penultimate round of the series, the EnduroGP of France.
Finishing agonisingly close to the EnduroGP class win on day one, the Beta factory rider then topped the second day in style to move 30 points ahead in the EnduroGP championship standings.
With the unseasonably dry weather resulting in the cancelation of the second day‰Ûªs cross-country race, the event featured two sprint enduros. Day one started well for the Brit but two small crashes cost him dearly. Ahead by the narrowest of margins going into the final test, he was edged out for the overall day win by 0.71 of a second.
With the second day comprising of just six special tests there was no room for error. Topping the time sheets on two of the opening three tests, Holcombe managed his lead perfectly and despite not winning any more tests ended the day close to 13 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger, Christophe Nambotin.