After the double round in France and Italy, this weekend the Enduro World Championship faced the first of the two rounds in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal, which hosts the third and fourth Grand Prix of this season influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first GP of Portugal was a tough race of real enduro with a route of 60 km with three special tests to be repeated three times a day.

It was yet another weekend of great results for Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team, once again on the podium with all three riders after the successes achieved in the previous national and international races.

Thomas Oldrati was outstanding, as on Saturday he got the third place in E1 class and the sixth in the Overall riding the Honda-RedMoto CRF 250RX Enduro, while on Sunday he ruled the race winning the fight against Verona and finishing fourth overall.

There was also a great double podium for Daniel McCanney riding the Honda-RedMoto CRF 450RX Enduro. The English rider conquered two amazing third places in the E2 class, finishing seventh and sixth overall.

It was a weekend of success and bad luck for Roni Kytonen, who races in the EJ1 class and Junior World Championship riding the Honda-RedMoto CRF 250RX Enduro. On Saturday he got a great win and then third position in the Overall Junior, while on Sunday he was unfortunately slowed down by a technical problem due to a crash during the last cross test, finishing sixth after being first all day long.

In the standings Oldrati is fighting for the E1 title against Verona, ahead by four points, Kytonen is first in EJ1, McCanney is third in E2.

Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team rule at the first GP of Portugal

Thomas Oldrati #22

Honda CRF 250RX Enduro

"What a race! Tough, with difficult conditions and a demanding route. Well done by the organizers. On Saturday I struggled, especially in the first two laps, and in the end Magain stole me the second place. On Sunday I was more relaxed: I fought with Verona until the last and I won. The World Championship is still open!".

Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team rule at the first GP of Portugal

Daniel McCanney #43

Honda CRF 450RX Enduro

"Positive weekend with two excellent podiums. I raced well the cross and enduro test, while in the extreme I was struggling a little bit. Now we are already focusing on next weekend".

Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team rule at the first GP of Portugal

Roni Kytonen #91

Honda CRF 250RX Enduro

"Saturday was a perfect race, while on Sunday I unfortunately crashed in the last cross test: the bike stopped due to a technical problem and I lost a lot of time before restarting. Too bad, because I could finish better this first GP".

Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team rule at the first GP of Portugal

Matteo Boffelli

Team Manager

"Excellent overall positions for Oldrati and McCanney. On Sunday Thomas was amazing, getting a well-deserved victory and important points for the championship. Daniel also raced very well. Too bad for the technical problem of Kytonen, who deserved to finish on the podium again. Now it’s important to stay focused and think about next weekend in order to finish the season in the best way".

GP of Portugal

Marco de Cavaneses, Portugal

Enduro 2020, Round 4