Loïc Larrieu Successfully Completes Challenging 2018 Enduro World Championship Opener
Battling against extreme winter conditions, Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team's Loïc Larrieu has wrapped up round one of the 2018 FIM Enduro World Championship with two top seven Enduro 2 class results at the GP of Finland.
Living up to its promise, the season opening GP of Finland proved to be a hugely challenging event for all competitors. Trying his best for a good result on day one, the WR450F mounted rider made a series of mistakes that forced him to settle for seventh in class.
Determined to show more of what he is capable of, the Frenchman started day two looking for a better result. Bouncing back from a costly crash in test two, Loïc pushed hard throughout the rest of the day to wrap up the GP with a strong fourth place result.
Loïc Larrieu and the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team return to action in Santiago de Compostela, Spain for round two of the 2018 Enduro World Championship on April 27/29.
Loïc Larrieu – Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider
7th Day 1 / 4th Day 2
"It was a difficult GP for all. Compared to last year's event, this year we had a lot more snow and that made everything different. On day one it took me some time to get a good pace and a few mistakes here and there cost me some time. I tried to push harder but the mistakes kept coming and I ended up seventh in my class. On day two I felt better and decided to up my pace. I had a big crash in the second test and it took me some time to get back the time lost. I did my best to gain back some of the time lost and ended up finishing fourth for the day. Overall, we got some decent points for the championship and we look ahead now. The conditions here in Finland were very particular and the cold weather made things harder. This was just a special event and we'll be back stronger in Spain."