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MOTOREX Racing Report 2014 EN

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ENDURO ENDURO 1 CHRISTOPHE NAMBOTIN RULES THE ROOST Christophe Nambotin faced one of his toughest seasons in the Enduro World Championship during 2014. But you wouldn’t guess that too easily. Dropping down into the Enduro 1 category, Nambotin left his established home in Enduro 3 and his trusted KTM 300 EXC two-stroke to begin his first season of competition in the Enduro 1 category. Immediately the Frenchman proved more than capable on his KTM 250 EXC-f and silenced his critics by winning the first five days of the series. A couple of uncharacteristic mistakes in Greece, Finland and Sweden allowed his closest rivals to draw false hope when he slipped back to second. But at the penultimate round of the championship in Italy the KTM rider got back to his winning ways and clinched the title on his way to claiming victory during the final four days of the year. © Photos: Future7Media ENDURO 3 BATTLE OF THE BRAVE BETWEEN PHILLIPS AND CERVANTES While Nambotin had things mostly his own way in E1, the battle for supremacy in the Enduro 3 class raged between KTM teammates Ivan Cervantes and Matt Phillips. Cervantes had his sights set on collecting title number five while Phillips – fresh from his junior title in 2013 – was keen to prove himself in the senior ranks. At rounds one and two it was the Cervantes’ show as the Spaniard out foxed everyone to secure victory in the first five days of the series. But on day two in Greece momentum swung in Phillips’ favour when the young Australian claimed his first victory as Cervantes suffered a broken bone in his ankle. With no time to recover, Cervantes struggled through Finland and Sweden while Phillips grew stronger and stronger. Entering the penultimate round in Italy, Phillips was in the driving seat and appeared to be on his way to the championship. But a badly broken foot saw him retire from day two, leaving things on a knife-edge for the final round showdown in France. With it all to play for between the duo, it was Phillips who held the upper hand and marched his way to the 2014 Enduro 3 World Championship. © Photos: Future7Media 12

ENDURO ENDURO YOUTH / ENDURO JUNIOR DANIEL MCCANNEY AND DAVIDE SORECA WIN FOR BOANO RACING A last minute switch to the Costa Ligure Beta Boano Racing Team proved more than fruitful for Daniel McCanney in the Enduro Junior ranks. Instantly gelling with his new machine, the Beta rider immediately became a force to be reckoned with. Racing his way to victory in the first four days of the series, McCanney took control of the points lead and never looked back. Going on to win a further four days while never missing out on a podium result, McCanney clinched the Enduro Junior World Championship in style. © Photos: Christiano Morello © Photos: Christiano Morello Boano Racing enjoyed continued EWC success in 2014 when their youngest rider Davide Soreca wrapped up the 125 Youth Cup category. In a closely fought championship, Soreca held his nerve during the final round of the series in France to see himself crowned world champion. SWISS ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP: A LONG DUEL © Photo: Stephan Bögli In the Enduro Inter Open category, the season was marked by an absorbing duel between Christophe Robert of Husqvarna and Cédric Evard of Suzuki which went down to the wire. In the end, the more experienced Christophe Robert took the national title while Cédric Evard, in only his first season in the international category, sent out a message to his rivals that he will be in the mix for the victory in the future. 13

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