Top Five Results For Larrieu At EnduroGP Of Spain
Battling for the podium throughout round two of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship, Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider Loïc Larrieu wrapped up the GP of Spain with two strong top five results in the premier EnduroGP class.
Continuing to go from strength-to-strength aboard the latest edition of the WR450F machine, Larrieu showed impressive speed and consistency in the dry and extremely dusty Spanish terrain.
Finding a highly competitive rhythm from the start of the first full day of racing in Spain, Loïc posted the best time in the extreme test on lap two. Putting in eight top five times during the day's nine special tests, he wrapped up day one with a hard-fought fifth place result.
Improving his pace despite the ever-worsening conditions on day two, the Frenchman got even closer to the top three in the EnduroGP class. Finishing the day in fourth, Larrieu was less than six seconds behind the eventual class winner.
Earning a total of 34 points from the GP of Spain, the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team's EnduroGP class rider now finds himself fourth in the class' championship standings.
Loïc Larrieu and the Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team return to action in Spoleto, Italy, for the third round of the 2017 Enduro World Championship taking place on May 26/28.
Loïc Larrieu Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team rider
5th Day 1 / 4th Day 2
"We've made some big progress here in Spain and I'm really happy about that. Starting the GP with a small crash during the Super Test, I pushed hard on day one to make up for the time lost. We gave a good fight throughout the day and despite a few small mistakes we managed to claim fifth. There was one particular part in the enduro test, a difficult uphill with nothing but stones, and we all struggled to avoid losing time there. On day two we tried a new line but that didn't help us improve our times. I spent most of day two fighting for the top three in my class. It was a really close fight and at the end of the day there were just six seconds separating us four riders in the top four spots. We showed the speed is there to battle for the top three, which is great at the start of a long season. We will continue working hard and I believe that if I manage to minimise mistakes a podium result or even a win is well within our reach."