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Matthew Phillips back on top in Romania, Jessica Gardiner Second in EW Class



Matthew Phillips (Husqvarna) returned to the top step of the podium on day two of the Romanian World Enduro Championship in the EJ class after finishing second on day one to Spains Mario Roman. 

Fighting hard with Spain’s Roman (Husaberg) throughout the day again on day two, Phillips bettered the Husaberg rider in the cross tests to take the win and in doing so increased his championship lead to 30 points with just two rounds remaining. 

Unable to repeat his win from day one, Roman ended day two as the runner-up to Phillips. 

Claiming his second podium of the season, France’s Loic Larrie (Husaberg) placed third. Italy’s Giacomo Redoni (KTM) and Manxman Danny McCanny (Gas Gas) rounded out the top five. 

Australia's Jessica Gardiner has once again finished second in the Women's class to the dominante Laia Sanz (Honda) who finished just over six minutes clear of Gardiner on day two. 

Gardiner now sits six points clear in second place, and trails Sanz by six points going in to the final round for the Women's championship which will be held in early September. 

Jane Daniels (Husaberg) finished third, while Australia’s second rider Jemma Wilson backed up her day one result, once again finishing in fourth place. 

Following his victory on day one, France’s Johnny Aubert (KTM) led the way in the Enduro 2 class on lap one but soon faced a tough fight from both Alex Salvini and France’s Pela Renet (Husaberg). 

Determined to make amends for his errors of day one, Salvini worked his way into the lead on the final lap and held on to take a slender eight-second margin of victory over Renet. 

“It’s been an incredible day,” confirmed Salvini. “I had a huge battle with Renet, Aubert and Ivan Cervantes. We were all pushing for the win in every test. 

"I managed to take the lead on the final lap and somehow it was enough to win. It’s been a fantastic race.” 

Despite setting the fastest time in the final enduro test Renet was unable to keep the hard charging Salvini at bay and was forced to settle for the runner-up result. 

Hoping to repeat his winning result from day one, Aubert suffered a small problem on the second extreme test and lost the lead to Salvini. Fighting hard to recover the time lost, the Frenchman secured the final step of the podium with third position. 

Finishing just three seconds behind Aubert, Spain’s Cervantes (KTM) narrowly missed out on a podium result with fourth place. Recording his best result of the season Spain’s Lorenzo Santolino (Husqvarna) completed the top five.


With a 45 point lead in the E3 class Christophe Nambotin is closing in on another world title - Credit: enduro-abc.com
 

In the Enduro 3 category there was no stopping Christophe Namnotin (KTM) as he took his second race win of the weekend. Topping seven of the day’s 10 special tests the KTM rider enjoyed a 75-second margin of victory. 

“Aside from a couple of small mistakes in the extreme test it’s been a perfect day for me,” remarked Nambotin. “I felt good on the enduro test and made up most of my time there. 

"I’m pleased with how I’m riding and look forward to the GP of Greece next weekend," he added. 

Firmly establishing himself as one of the main contenders in the E3 class, France’s Mathias Bellino (Husaberg) beat Estonia’s Aigar Leok (TM) to record his third consecutive runner-up result. Returning to the podium for the second time in Romania, Leok narrowly beat Sweden’s Joakim Ljunggren (Husaberg) to claim third. 

In the Enduro 1 class, the battle for the victory was fought out between Antoine Meo (KTM) and Finland’s Juha Salminen(Husqvarna). Despite winning the first six special tests of the day, Meo was unable to gap his fierce rival and was forced to ride to his maximum in order to secure the win. 

“It was a great battle for the win with Juha," commented Meo. “I set some of the fastest times but it was not enough to break away from him. 

"In the end I managed to win by 10 seconds but was pushed all the way.” 

Matching Meo stride for stride throughout the day, Salminen looked capable of taking the win. But despite taking the final special test he was forced to settle for second position. 

Claiming his second podium visit of the weekend, Spain’s Cristobal Guerrero (KTM) was third.


Jamie McCanney was the first rider to claim a 2013 Enduro World Championship, winning the Youth class with a round to spare -Credit: enduro-abc.com
 

Securing his first ever enduro world championship, and the first rider to secure a 2013 World Enduro crown, Husaberg’s Jamie McCanney clinched the Enduro Youth Cup title with victory on day two. 

Continually extending his lead throughout the day, the Manxman easily secured his eighth race win and with it the world championship. 

For a overview of day one in Romania and day one results CLICK HERE. The Maxxis Enduro World Championship continues with the penultimate round of the season in Greece on June 22/23. 

Romania Day One E1 Results:
1. MEO Antoine FRA KTM
2. SALMINEN Juha FIN HVA
3. GUERRERO Cristobal ESP KTM
4. SEISTOLA Matti FIN HVA
5. DEPARROIS Nicolas FRA YAMAHA
6. BOISSIERE Anthony FRA SHERCO
7. JOLY Jérémy FRA 
8. TARROUX Jeremy FRA SHERCO
9. REMES Eero FIN TM
10. MICHELUZ Maurizio ITA SUZUKI

Romania Day One E2 Results:
1. SALVINI Alex ITA HM HONDA
2. RENET Pierre Alexandre FRA HUSABERG
3. AUBERT Johnny FRA KTM
4. CERVANTES Ivan ESP KTM
5. SANTOLINO Lorenzo ESP HVA
6. GUERRERO Victor ESP KTM
7. MENA Oriol ESP HUSABERG
8. BETRIU Jaume ESP 
9. BALLETTI Oscar ITA 
10. GAUTHIER Julien FRA SHERCO

Romania Day One E3 Results:
1. NAMBOTIN Christophe FRA KTM
2. BELLINO Mathias FRA HUSABERG
3. LEOK Aigar EST TM
4. LJUNGGREN Joakim SWE HUSABERG
5. PHILIPPAERTS Deny ITA BETA
6. CORREIA Luis PRT BETA
7. PLANET Fabien FRA SHERCO
8. TARKKALA Marko FIN 
9. KEHR Marcus DEU KTM
10. FORTUNATO Benoit FRA HM HONDA

Romania Day One EJ Results:
1. PHILLIPS Matthew AUS HVA
2. ROMAN Mario ESP HUSABERG
3. LARRIEU Loïc FRA HUSABERG
4. REDONDI Giacomo ITA KTM
5. MCCANNEY Daniel GBR GAS-GAS
6. MORONI Rudi ITA KTM
7. MORI Nicolo ITA BETA
8. EDLUND Johan SWE HUSABERG
9. KVARNSTROM Robert FIN BETA
10. ROJAS Diego CHL GAS-GAS

Romania Day One EW Results:
1. SANZ Laia ESP GAS-GAS
2. GARDINER Jessica AUS SHERCO
3. DANIELS Jane GBR HUSABERG
4. WILSON Jemma AUS 
5. ROSSAT Audrey FRA KTM

E1 Current World Championship Standings
1. MEO Antoine 191 Pts
2. SALMINEN Juha 150 Pts
3. SEISTOLA Matti 141 Pts
4. REMES Eero 125 Pts
5. GUERRERO Cristobal 90 Pts

E2 Current World Championship Standings
1. SALVINI Alex 186 Pts
2. CERVANTES Ivan 160 Pts
3. RENET Pierre Alexandre 153 Pts
4. AUBERT Johnny 151 Pts
5. GUERRERO Victor 99 Pts

E3 Current World Championship Standings
1. NAMBOTIN Christophe 190 Pts
2. LEOK Aigar 145 Pts
3. LJUNGGREN Joakim 139 Pts
4. CORREIA Luis 123 Pts
5. MONNI Manuel 97 Pts

EJ Current World Championship Standings
1. PHILLIPS Matthew 180 Pts
2. REDONDI Giacomo 152 Pts
3. ROMAN Mario 128 Pts
4. MCCANNEY Daniel 128 Pts
5. LARRIEU Loïc 99 Pts

EW Current World Championship Standings
1. SANZ Laia 100 Pts
2. GARDINER Jessica 94 Pts
3. DANIELS Jane 88 Pts
4. BERREZ Juliette 76 Pts
5. ROSSAT Audrey 72 Pts
6. WILSON Jemma 66 Pts

Top Image: Australia's Matthew Phillips once again stands on top of the EWC podium 
Credit: enduro-abc.com

 
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