The third round of the Enduro World Championship, held in Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, was another successful one for Honda with podiums for Alex Salvini, Thomas Oldrati and Davide Guarneri.

The weekend started cold with heavy rain, but the sun came out for Saturday and Sunday’s tests, raising the temperatures to create a tough race for all. The GP of Spain, coming just days after the last outing in Portugal, consisted of three tests: one Extreme test on hard ground, one Cross test in the marshes and one soft Enduro, for a total of one hour and a half of race interspersed with long passages between pine and eucalyptus forests.

After the double success in Portugal, Salvini (S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto) started the weekend with second place in Friday’s Supertest. He continued this form, despite picking up a contusion to the right knee on Saturday, to come away with two second-place finishes in the E2 class. On top of this, Salvini still leads the overall E2 standings.

Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team’s Oldrati started the weekend in the best possible way, with a resounding victory in Friday’s Supertest. Saturday saw him record the best time in the first Special test and finish the others in the top five of the E1 class every time, resulting in a second place class result. Sunday was a more challenging day, where he missed the top three by a small margin.

Meanwhile team mate Christophe Charlier, competing in the E2 class with the Honda-RedMoto CRF450RX Enduro, finished the weekend with a double fourth in class, due to some crashes that prevented him from aiming for the podium.

It was also a good weekend for the Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team and Davide Guarneri, who put in a masterful performance on Sunday to take second in the E1 class and seventh in the overall EnduroGP. Saturday was unfortunately characterised by a fourth position due a crash in the first Special Extreme test, in which he lost more than a minute before being able to make a painful restart. Thanks to the points gained, Guarneri has strengthened his second position in the E1 standing.

It was a tough race for team mate Davide Soreca in the hard-fought E2 class, who finished eighth on both days. The young Italian has shown good improvements with the new Honda-RedMoto CRF300RX Enduro in his second race.

The next race for Honda’s Enduro riders will be the fifth round of the Enduro Italian Championship in Sant’Angelo, Vado (1-2 June).

Alex Salvini

Alex Salvini

Positive weekend with two second positions in my class. Yesterday I was so close to the victory, but I’m happy with Redondi’s first seasonal win. It’s important to be competitive every weekend: apart from day one in Germany, my worst result is the second position – it’s not bad! Now we have a few weeks off and then we’ll be back in action for the Italian Championship.

S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto
Podiums for Salvini, Oldrati and Guarneri in Spain

Gino Sembenini

After the amazing weekend in Portugal, in Spain the premises were positive. Unfortunately, Alex crashed immediately in the first Special test hitting his right knee hard. This compromised his performance, but he still managed to get two second positions. Now we think about the next races, aiming to the top positions fighting for the victory.

Christophe Charlier

Christophe Charlier

Not so bad: I finished both the days close to the podium with a double fourth position and this is good for the standing. We can still improve and I know I can be more competitive.

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team
Thomas Oldrati

Thomas Oldrati 22

The weekend started with the outstanding victory in the Supertest. The race was tough with an hour and a half of Special tests. Saturday was a positive day with the podium, while on Sunday I started well but from the second lap I struggled. Overall, the double GP in Portugal and Spain has good results: there is still work to be done but the team made a good job. Thanks guys.

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team
Matteo Boffelli

Matteo Boffelli

Team Manager

Pretty positive weekend, started in the best possible way with Oldrati’s victory in the Supertest. On Saturday he was very good, maintaining a good pace and getting the second position, while on Sunday he struggled and failed to get the podium. Charlier had a tough weekend after the good one in Portugal. It’s important to keep on working on this type of ground: the championship is still long and we have a lot to prove.

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team
Davide Guarneri

Davide Guarneri

I had a good pace on both the days even though my E1 rivals are tough. On Saturday I made two big mistakes in the Enduro test and in the Extreme and I lose one minute. I recovered, but the best I could do was fourth. Better on Sunday, where I managed to finish in second position.

Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team
Davide Soreca

Davide Soreca

Tough weekend. Surely there have been improvements compared to the last GP in Portugal, but I’m still struggling: I’m slowly improving but there’s still a lot to work on.

Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team
Gianni Belloni

Gianni Belloni

Team Manager

I’m happy with the result of this race. On Saturday we started very bad with Guarneri, then we made a great comeback until the fourth the place. On Sunday he held the second place throughout the day. Soreca has also made some improvements and after some changes the bike is more performing. His class is the most competitive one and his results are good.

Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team
GP of Spain

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Enduro 2019, Round 3

Salvini 2nd in E2 class on Saturday and Sunday, leads E2 standings. Oldrati 2nd in Saturday E1 class. Guarneri 2nd in Sunday E1 class.
Sunday 12 May 2019, 17:45 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Bradley Freeman 12 GBR 20 Privateer Beta 1:24:40.58
2 Daniel McCanney 43 GBR 17 TM Factory Racing TM +18.92
3 Giacomo Redondi 81 ITA 15 Privateer Husqvarna +42.62
4 Alex Salvini ITA 13 S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto Honda +1:10.68
5 Loic Larrieu 4 FRA 11 TM Factory Racing TM +1:18.02
6 Steve Holcombe 1 GBR 10 Beta Factory Team Beta +1:29.17
7 Davide Guarneri ITA 9 Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team Honda +1:47.95
8 Matteo Cavallo 25 ITA 8 Privateer Sherco +2:09.32
9 Christophe Charlier FRA 7 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +2:45.69
10 Thomas Oldrati 22 ITA 6 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +2:53.06
11 Benjamin Herrera 78 CHI 5 Beta Factory Team Beta +3:04.83
12 Joe Wootton 32 GBR 4 JET Husqvarna +3:31.95
13 Antoine Basset 18 FRA 3 Privateer Husqvarna +3:36.96
14 Rudy Moroni 90 ITA 2 KTM Farioli Supported Team KTM +3:44.10
15 David Abgrall 91 FRA 1 Privateer Beta +4:11.22
Saturday 11 May 2019, 17:40 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Bradley Freeman 12 GBR 20 Privateer Beta 1:20:06.64
2 Steve Holcombe 1 GBR 17 Beta Factory Team Beta +20.84
3 Daniel McCanney 43 GBR 15 TM Factory Racing TM +25.08
4 Loic Larrieu 4 FRA 13 TM Factory Racing TM +51.16
5 Alex Salvini ITA 11 S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto Honda +57.19
6 Giacomo Redondi 81 ITA 10 Privateer Husqvarna +1:46.68
7 Thomas Oldrati 22 ITA 9 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +2:05.17
8 Christophe Charlier FRA 8 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +2:07.83
9 Joe Wootton 32 GBR 7 JET Husqvarna +2:13.89
10 Matteo Cavallo 25 ITA 6 Privateer Sherco +2:24.88
11 Davide Guarneri ITA 5 Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team Honda +2:41.91
12 Antoine Basset 18 FRA 4 Privateer Husqvarna +2:42.51
13 Eero Remes 34 FIN 3 Johansson MPE Yamaha +2:46.24
14 Kirian Mirabet 38 SPA 2 RFME Junior Team Honda +3:09.05
15 Davide Soreca ITA 1 Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team Honda +3:14.96
Rider Standings
Sunday, 12 May 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Bradley FREEMAN 12 GBR 109 Privateer Beta
2 Steve HOLCOMBE 1 GBR 104 Beta Factory Team Beta
3 Daniel MCCANNEY 43 GBR 90 TM Factory Racing TM
4 Alex SALVINI ITA 65 S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto Honda
5 Christophe CHARLIER FRA 48 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda
6 Giacomo REDONDI 81 ITA 46 Privateer Husqvarna
7 Matteo CAVALLO 25 ITA 46 Privateer Sherco
8 Loic LARRIEU 4 FRA 45 TM Factory Racing TM
9 Davide GUARNERI ITA 43 Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team Honda
10 Thomas OLDRATI 22 ITA 40 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda
11 Eero REMES 34 FIN 35 Johansson MPE Yamaha
12 Benjamin HERRERA 78 CHI 29 Beta Factory Team Beta
13 Antoine BASSET 18 FRA 24 Privateer Husqvarna
14 Joe WOOTTON 32 GBR 15 JET Husqvarna
15 Christophe NAMBOTIN 7 FRA 13 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
16 Albin ELOWSON 6 SWE 9 Privateer Husqvarna
17 Hugo BLANJOUE 56 FRA 8 Privateer KTM
18 Anthony GESLIN 64 FRA 6 Privateer Beta
19 David ABGRALL 91 FRA 5 Privateer Beta
20 Rudy MORONI 90 ITA 2 KTM Farioli Supported Team KTM
21 Kirian MIRABET 38 SPA 2 RFME Junior Team Honda
22 Davide SORECA ITA 1 Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team Honda
23 Diogo VENTURA 52 POR 1 Privateer Honda