It was a strong weekend for Honda in the fourth round of the EnduroGP championship in Serres, Greece, despite the riders having to battle strong heat, high temperatures, sun and a pair of rainstorms.

Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team’s Thomas Oldrati put in an amazing performance over the weekend to claim third in the E1 class and fourth in Enduro GP on Saturday, while Sunday he was second in both classes. Oldrati also managed to claim two E1 wins and one in EnduroGP.

Team mate Christophe Charlier suffered from a lot of bad luck on Saturday. He was leading the E2 class and was in podium contention in the EnduroGP class but the bike did not start at the beginning of the last cross test. Eager to reclaim the lost positions on Sunday, Charlier put in a masterful performance to win the E2 class and claim fifth in EnduroGP.

After stepping onto the podium at the GP of Spain, Davide Guarneri (Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team) arrived in Greece ready to replicate that success. Although he had to deal with a difficult ground and a tough extreme test, he showed good pace and finished fourth on both days.

It was a tough weekend for Guarneri’s team mate Davide Soreca, who finished the weekend with eighth on Saturday and seventh on Sunday.

It was a weekend of two extremes for Alex Salvini, racing for Team S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto, after he was forced to withdraw from Saturday’s racing with a dislocated shoulder.

Salvini had been leading the E2 class and was fourth in EnduroGP. He went to the hospital where doctors had to intervene under general anaesthetic after three hours of useless attempts.

Determined not to give up, Salvini heroically decided to race on Sunday, despite the pain, and managed to finish fifth – enough to maintain his overall leadership of the E2 championship.

There is no rest for Honda’s EnduroGP teams as they head straight to Rovetta in Italy for the fifth round of the World Enduro Championship (22-23 June).

Christophe Charlier

Christophe Charlier

Bad luck on Saturday: on Sunday I started determined to redeem myself and I managed to complete a beautiful day. I’m really happy with the results. Thanks to the whole team for their efforts.

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team
Thomas Oldrati

Thomas Oldrati 22

I’m really happy! It was a perfect race: the conditions weren’t easy, but I pushed hard and I managed to bring back home excellent results. I’m very satisfied with my first podium in EnduroGP. I dedicate it to the whole team, but especially to myself, because I have never stopped believing in it and working to achieve results. Working hard pays off, that’s the proof!

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team
Matteo Boffelli

Matteo Boffelli

Team Manager

Strange weekend, but with many satisfactions! Both the riders were very good: it’s a pity for Charlier’s inconvenience on Saturday, but on Sunday he got the result. Thomas was a lion in both the days! We’ve worked hard and now we’re focusing on the home GP.

Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team
Davide Guarneri

Davide Guarneri

In the last four months I’m struggling to train for physical problems. This type of race and the extreme test doesn’t suit me particularly. I won four cross tests getting a double fourth position in both the days of race. Now we move to Italy for our home GP.

Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team
Davide Soreca

Davide Soreca

Tough weekend for me because I never got the right feeling with the ground. I’m happy I won the first extreme test on Saturday, but then I made many mistakes and crashes that compromised my final result.

Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team
Gianni Belloni

Gianni Belloni

Team Manager

It’s been a tough weekend. We fought but the conditions and the special test were tough and our riders had a lot of difficulties. Guarneri wasn’t able to express himself at his best, while Soreca didn’t find the right feeling. Now let’s focus on the home Grand Prix.

Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team
Alex Salvini

Alex Salvini

Very tough race. Saturday due to the crash and the dislocated shoulder, Sunday because of the pain. It was important not to give up and race in order to get points for the standing. It was not easy, but I bite the bullet, managing to finish fifth and keeping the leadership in the championship. Now I have only a few days before the GP of Italy: I want to do well in front of the home crowd, I will not give up!

S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto
Strong weekend for Honda in EnduroGP of Greece

Gino Sembenini

Alex has strength and a will. Once more he demonstrated all his qualities, facing the fall, the pain and the aftermath head-on. He did not give up pushing and on Sunday he decided to race maintaining the leadership of the E2 class. We go back to Italy as leader and we will do our best in our home race.

GP of Greece

Serres, Greece

Enduro 2019, Round 4

Sunday 16 Jun 2019, 23:11 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Bradley Freeman 12 GBR 20 Privateer Beta 58:16.82
2 Thomas Oldrati 22 ITA 17 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +5.38
3 Matteo Cavallo 25 ITA 15 Privateer Sherco +18.99
4 Daniel McCanney 43 GBR 13 TM Factory Racing TM +28.90
5 Christophe Charlier FRA 11 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +35.71
6 Loic Larrieu 4 FRA 10 TM Factory Racing TM +40.90
7 Steve Holcombe 1 GBR 9 Beta Factory Team Beta +43.41
8 Eero Remes 34 FIN 8 Johansson MPE Yamaha +1:21.36
9 Davide Guarneri ITA 7 Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team Honda +1:32.40
10 Benjamin Herrera 78 CHI 6 Beta Factory Team Beta +1:40.84
11 Anthony Geslin 64 FRA 5 Privateer Beta +1:46.52
12 Alex Salvini ITA 4 S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto Honda +1:54.88
13 Kirian Mirabet 38 SPA 3 RFME Junior Team Honda +2:14.77
14 Hugo Blanjoue 56 FRA 2 Privateer KTM +2:19.17
15 David Abgrall 91 FRA 1 Privateer Beta +2:54.05
Saturday 15 Jun 2019, 23:06 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Bradley Freeman 12 GBR 20 Privateer Beta 59:37.18
2 Steve Holcombe 1 GBR 17 Beta Factory Team Beta +38.45
3 Matteo Cavallo 25 ITA 15 Privateer Sherco +58.92
4 Thomas Oldrati 22 ITA 13 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +1:01.77
5 Giacomo Redondi 81 ITA 11 Privateer Husqvarna +1:06.30
6 Loic Larrieu 4 FRA 10 TM Factory Racing TM +1:18.55
7 Davide Guarneri ITA 9 Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team Honda +1:39.44
8 Benjamin Herrera 78 CHI 8 Beta Factory Team Beta +1:55.55
9 Daniel McCanney 43 GBR 7 TM Factory Racing TM +1:56.70
10 Eero Remes 34 FIN 6 Johansson MPE Yamaha +2:11.61
11 Anthony Geslin 64 FRA 5 Privateer Beta +2:13.44
12 Hugo Blanjoue 56 FRA 4 Privateer KTM +2:39.02
13 Kirian Mirabet 38 SPA 3 RFME Junior Team Honda +2:43.64
14 David Abgrall 91 FRA 2 Privateer Beta +3:33.45
15 Joe Wootton 32 GBR 1 JET Husqvarna +3:52.87
Rider Standings
Sunday, 16 Jun 2019 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Bradley FREEMAN 12 GBR 149 Privateer Beta
2 Steve HOLCOMBE 1 GBR 130 Beta Factory Team Beta
3 Daniel MCCANNEY 43 GBR 110 TM Factory Racing TM
4 Matteo CAVALLO 25 ITA 76 Privateer Sherco
5 Thomas OLDRATI 22 ITA 70 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda
6 Alex SALVINI ITA 69 S2 Motorsport Sembenini Honda-RedMoto Honda
7 Loic LARRIEU 4 FRA 65 TM Factory Racing TM
8 Davide GUARNERI ITA 59 Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team Honda
9 Christophe CHARLIER FRA 59 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda
10 Giacomo REDONDI 81 ITA 57 Privateer Husqvarna
11 Eero REMES 34 FIN 49 Johansson MPE Yamaha
12 Benjamin HERRERA 78 CHI 43 Beta Factory Team Beta
13 Antoine BASSET 18 FRA 24 Privateer Husqvarna
14 Anthony GESLIN 64 FRA 16 Privateer Beta
15 Joe WOOTTON 32 GBR 16 JET Husqvarna
16 Hugo BLANJOUE 56 FRA 14 Privateer KTM
17 Christophe NAMBOTIN 7 FRA 13 Gas Gas Factory Team Gas Gas
18 Albin ELOWSON 6 SWE 9 Privateer Husqvarna
19 Kirian MIRABET 38 SPA 8 RFME Junior Team Honda
20 David ABGRALL 91 FRA 8 Privateer Beta
21 Rudy MORONI 90 ITA 2 KTM Farioli Supported Team KTM
22 Diogo VENTURA 52 POR 1 Privateer Honda
23 Davide SORECA ITA 1 Honda RedMoto Lunigiana Team Honda