Loïc Larrieu Secures Double Enduro 2 Podium Result in Portugal
Round three of the 2018 FIM Enduro World Championship saw Outsiders Yamaha Official Team's Loïc Larrieu secure two third place results in the highly competitive Enduro 2 class. Improving his pace over the weekend, the WR450F mounted rider was less than 50 seconds behind a provisional class victory on each day of racing in Castelo Branco.
Battling through the dry and dusty conditions of the Portuguese GP, Larrieu wrapped up the first day of racing 49 seconds behind the winner and just 20 seconds behind the runner-up.
Putting in top three times in six out of 11 special tests, the Frenchman was again third in class on day two. Collecting valuable points over the weekend in Castelo Branco, Larrieu remains third in the Enduro 2 championship standings with five rounds still to be contested in 2018.
Loïc Larrieu and the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team return to action in Talin, Estonia for round four of the 2018 Enduro World Championship on June 1/3.
Loïc Larrieu – Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider
3rd Day 1 / 3rd Day 2
"We had some good battles over the weekend and I'm happy with the progress we made here in Portugal. This combination of stones and dust always makes the Portuguese GP special. I did my best to find a good pace over the weekend but a few small mistakes made it hard to fight for the victory. On the first day I struggled a bit in the extreme test. The last couple of weeks before Spain I stayed away from my training trying to recover from a wrist injury, so we had limited time to prepare for the two back-to-back GPs. On day two things were better. I started the day fighting hard for the top in my class, but ended up losing time again in the extreme test. It was a good weekend for me and I managed to collect some good points for the championship. The goal now is to get stronger so that I'm able to fight for the win again soon."