Three weeks after the amazing home Grand Prix in Edolo, Italy, the Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team has racked up more podiums in the Enduro World Championship.

The seventh and penultimate round of the season took place in a warm Methamis, France, amidst clear skies and high temperatures. Ten special tests took place on very dusty ground, with a Super Straight of about 300 metres to race twice.

After taking two fourth place finishes in the GP of Italy, Davide Guarneri was aggressive and competitive in France with a double podium in the E1 class, thanks to two third place finishes. He is definitely back to full form after four months off because of the crash in the Portuguese GP.

There was an amazing podium for Emanuele Facchetti too. On Sunday he managed to find the right pace and concentration to take the second position in the EJ1 class. This result shows the growth and the potential of the young rider.

It was a double fourth place finish for Thomas Oldrati in the E2 class, who fought tooth and nail for a top-three spot, which he would have taken on Sunday if it weren’t for a fall in the first special test.

The final round of the Enduro World Championship will take place in Germany (13-14 October), while next weekend the last round of the Enduro Italian Championship will take place in San Pellegrino (29-30 September).

Thomas Oldrati

Thomas Oldrati 22

I raced some good special tests but I made a few too many mistakes. Today I crashed badly in the first lap, losing about twenty seconds and the chance to go on the podium. I’m quite satisfied because it was not an easy race, with a lot of dust and difficult terrain. I thank the team and Fiamme Oro group.

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Davide Guarneri

Davide Guarneri

Second race after the injury. I’d stopped for a long time and so I suffered in the first special part. Then I slowly found the right pace. I’m happy because we worked well and I get two podiums.

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Emanuele Facchetti

Emanuele Facchetti

Two tough days due to the dust. The special tests were very technical and after a break-first day I finished second. I’m very happy and I thank the team for the good job. Now no time to relax: I have to focus on next weekend with the final race of the Italian Championship, that will be also my home race!

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Matteo Boffelli

Matteo Boffelli

Team Manager

We are satisfied with the results: all the riders gave their best, fighting from the first special test to the last one. We go back to Italy with three podiums and two fourth, showing the excellent job done and the potential of the team.

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Tullio Pellegrinelli

Tullio Pellegrinelli

RedMoto Team and Technical Coordinator

The team demonstrated its high potential in France too. The guys were good and incisive, achieving great results. I’m happy with the work done and I think that we’ll be ruler even in the final round in Germany.

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GP of France

Méthamis, France

Enduro 2018, Round 7

Sunday 23 Sep 2018, 19:00 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Eero Remes 34 FIN 20 TM Factory Racing TM 36:34.25
2 Christophe Charlier 23 FRA 18 Beta Factory Team Beta +0.25
3 Loic Larrieu 4 FRA 16 Outsiders-Yamaha Racing Yamaha +1.54
4 Thomas Oldrati 22 ITA 14 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +53.48
5 Alex Salvini 9 ITA 12 JET Husqvarna +57.67
6 Deny Philippaerts 44 ITA 10 Costa Ligure Beta Boano Racing Beta +1:51.33
7 Joshua Gotts 40 GBR 9 TM Racing UK TM +2:27.73
8 Cedric Soubeyras 69 FRA 8 Honda Control Tech ORC Team Honda +2:32.29
Saturday 22 Sep 2018, 20:00 UTC
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr. Time/Gap
1 Alex Salvini 9 ITA 20 JET Husqvarna 56:05.78
2 Eero Remes 34 FIN 18 TM Factory Racing TM +19.07
3 Loic Larrieu 4 FRA 16 Outsiders-Yamaha Racing Yamaha +22.19
4 Thomas Oldrati 22 ITA 14 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda +1:16.19
5 Deny Philippaerts 44 ITA 12 Costa Ligure Beta Boano Racing Beta +3:11.54
6 Nicolas Deparrois 70 FRA 10 Privateer Yamaha +3:44.83
7 Joshua Gotts 40 GBR 9 TM Racing UK TM +3:59.86
Rider Standings
Sunday, 23 Sep 2018 - Open world standings grid
# Rider Num Nationality Nat. Points Pts. Team Constructor Constr.
1 Alex SALVINI 9 ITA 224 JET Husqvarna
2 Eero REMES 34 FIN 210 TM Factory Racing TM
3 Loic LARRIEU 4 FRA 203 Outsiders-Yamaha Racing Yamaha
4 Thomas OLDRATI 22 ITA 162 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda
5 Deny PHILIPPAERTS 44 ITA 132 Costa Ligure Beta Boano Racing Beta
6 Christophe CHARLIER 23 FRA 112 Beta Factory Team Beta
7 Joshua GOTTS 40 GBR 103 TM Racing UK TM
8 Matthew PHILLIPS 19 AUS 83 CH Racing Sherco Factory Racing Sherco
9 Giacomo REDONDI 18 ITA 46 Privateer Honda
10 Mathias BELLINO 69 FRA 32 Honda Control Tech ORC Team Honda
11 Matti OIKARI 75 FIN 25 SE Team Honda
12 Diogo VENTURA 52 POR 25 Privateer Honda
13 Patrik MARKVART 96 CZE 23 Privateer KTM
14 Luis OLIVEIRA 31 POR 20 Privateer Yamaha
15 Martin LEOK 3 EST 18 Privateer KTM
16 Edward HUBNER 48 GER 15 Team Sturm Zschopau KTM
17 Ossi HALONEN 41 FIN 14 Team YKKOS-MP KTM
18 Michele MUSSO 96 ITA 12 Privateer KTM
19 Nicolas DEPARROIS 70 FRA 10 Privateer Yamaha
20 Alessandro BATTIG 83 ITA 8 Privateer Kawasaki
21 Cedric SOUBEYRAS 69 FRA 8 Honda Control Tech ORC Team Honda
22 Ivo STEINBERGS 74 LAT 6 Privateer KTM
23 Oscar BALLETTI 57 ITA 6 Honda RedMoto World Enduro Team Honda
24 Juri TRIISA 59 EST 5 Privateer Beta