Larrieu And Yamaha Claim Podium Result In Finland


Demonstrating the potential of his Yamaha WR450F in the dry but extremely rough Finnish terrain, Loic Larrieu secured a third consecutive Enduro 2 podium result on day one at the GP of Finland. Challenging for the top three again on day two the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro 2 Team rider wrapped up a successful round four of the Enduro World Championship with fourth in class.

In complete contrast to the two previous muddy rounds in Portugal and Greece, the GP of Finland saw riders battle against soft and rocky terrain in what proved to be one of the most technical and demanding courses of the season. Continuing to go from strength to strength aboard his WR450F machine, Larrieu showed himself as a podium contender during both days of competition.

Kicking off the first full day of racing by posting the second fastest time in opening Enduro test, the Frenchman kept improving his pace as the race went on. Just two special from the end of the day Loic held the runner-up spot but a crash in the final motocross test resulted in him ending the day third, working his way onto the Enduro 2 podium for the third time this season.

Despite the tracks becoming even harder on the second day, and opting for a more cautious approach following his day one crash, Larrieu was again among the main contenders for a podium result. Starting the day in fifth position he put in a strong last lap performance to eventually finish fourth, 10 seconds behind the top three in Enduro 2.

Larrieu’s Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro 2 Team partner Cristobal Guerrero was fast and consistent on both days to wrap up the GP of Finland with two sixth place class finishes. Guerrero’s strongest point during the weekend was the short and technical extreme test, where the Spaniard twice recorded the fourth fastest time on Saturday and twice the third fastest time on Sunday.

At the mid-way point of the 2016 Enduro World Championship Loic Larrieu is joint third in the Enduro 2 championship standings, just six points from the runner-up position. His teammate Cristobal Guerrero currently sits sixth in Enduro 2.

The 2016 FIM Enduro World Championship will now move to Enkoping in Sweden for the fifth round of the series on June 18/19.

Enduro World Championship – Round 4, Finland Review


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