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For The Last Time!
This weekend, the FIM Borilli EnduroGP World Championship season will end with a second GP in two weeks in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal! With all the titles yet to be awarded, the weekend promises to be thrilling!
The Same, Yet Different…
Marco de Canaveses, situated in the District of Porto, is a haven for Portuguese Enduro and even though the fans will not be allowed to spectate throughout the weekend, there is no doubt that the Motor Clube Marco will do a brilliant job of welcoming the riders, teams, and media once again!
- The Spoiler For HOLCOMBE & FREEMAN?
In E1, the last act in the race for the title between the two Italians Andrea VERONA and Thomas OLDRATI will likely only be decided in the final moments of the weekend! Only 4 points separate the Factory TM rider from the Honda man. And while it seems that Antoine MAGAIN has done enough to secure his place in the Top 3 of the standings, Eero REMES (SF - Yamaha) and Davide SORECA (I - Beta Boano) will give their all to take 4th position!
As for E2, Steve HOLCOMBE could be crowned on Saturday if he finishes ahead of Loïc LARRIEU, who is currently second in the provisional standings. However, the Frenchman is not yet guaranteed to finish as Vice-World Champion since he remains under threat (only 6 points) from his ex-teammate Danny MCCANNEY! Matteo CAVALLO will also have to work to secure his 4th place against an ever-improving Joe WOOTTON (GB - Husqvarna). But watch out for Max VIAL (F - Beta), Anthony GESLIN (F - Beta) and Josep GARCIA (E - KTM) for the last place in the Top 5.
Over in E3, Brad FREEMAN is also very likely to be crowned on the first day of racing, while Jaume BETRIU and Antoine BASSET are the main protagonists for the final places in the Top 3. Meanwhile, David ABGRALL (F - Beta) and Cristobal GUERRERO (E - Beta) will have to focus on countering the attacks of Marc SANS SORIA (E - KTM) and Rudy MORONI (I - KTM).
MACDONALD Heading For 2 Titles in 2 Years…
In the individual Junior classes, KYTÖNEN and BARBOSA lead the way in J1 and they are likely to have a fierce battle for the crown. And Lorenzo MACORITTO (I - Beta Boano) and Bruno CRIVILIN (BR - Honda) will fight it out for 3rd spot in the standings. In J2, MACDONALD could also win the World Cup on Saturday while behind him there will be a 100% Beta Boano duel between Wil RUPRECHT and Matteo PAVONI (I) for the last step of the podium, which is impossible to call!
In Youth 125cc, the quartet of Jed ETCHELLS (GB - Fantic), Sergio NAVARRO (E - Husqvarna), Claudio SPANU (I - Husqvarna) and Harry EDMONDSON (GB - Fantic) will be thrilling to watch as they fight it out on every test of the weekend! Above all, NAVARRO and SPANU will be going all out in a final attempt to topple ETCHELLS!
Finally, this last round of the season will also be the scene of the final of the FIM Women's Enduro World Cup! The 2019 title holder, Jane DANIELS (GB - Husqvarna) will be present but will have to face many outsiders such as Mireia BADIA (E - Husqvarna), Rita VIEIRA (P - Yamaha), Rosie ROWETT (GB - Husqvarna), Justine MARTEL (F - KTM) and Nieve HOLMES (GB - Gas Gas). These two days of racing will be very interesting to follow. Also note the participation of South Americans Janaina SOUZA (B - Honda), Barbara NEVES GONZAGA (B - Honda) and Tania GONZALEZ (CL - Fantic).
The fourth and final round of the FIM Borilli World Enduro Championship could be one of the most exciting events ever as the shortened calendar comes to an intense end. One thing is certain; the stars of the discipline will be giving everything to go after the holy grail; a World Champion title!