Recovering from a recent ankle injury, Team Assomotor RedMoto Honda’s Stephen Rubini came to Latvia with the championship leader’s red-plate, so he felt some pressure to defend the lead he and his team had worked hard to secure.
Poor starts in both races saw the Frenchman battle through cruel sandy conditions to secure 4th overall – only two points away from second place.
Although the red plate moves to Rubini’s main championship rival, the pair are tied on points at the front of the championship with three rounds to go.
Josh Gilbert took his Buildbase Honda Racing CR250R to 11th overall with a 12th and 14th place finishes respectively. Team Assomotor RedMoto Honda’s Pierre Goupillon is still sidelined and recovering from a broken femur.