SHERCO TRIPLES ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PODIUM
Sherco riders stand proud on Enduro World Championship podium across three classes
The 2015 Enduro World Championship season was a sizzling affair spread across seven countries and 14 rounds of furious enduro racing. Sherco was well represented in all major classifications and by season’s end three Sherco riders were standing on the Championship podium in three different classes.
Spain’s Lorenzo Santolino proved the Sherco 250SEF-R is a force to be reckoned with in the E1 class. Santolino blitzed the field in the second day of racing at the GP of Italy to take the win. Santolino continued to charge through the series and eventually finished the Championship 3rd place.
Finish gun Matti Seistola charged out of the blocks on his 300SE-R to claim the second day of competition at the season opening GP of Chile. The E3 class looked to be a three-way challenge for 2015 between defending champion Matt Phillips, Mattias Bellino and Sherco’s Seistola. The battle lost its heat when Seistola suffered an injury yet the Sherco rider stuck at it and completed the season in 3rd place. Seistola announcing his retirement from EWC competition after the final round.
Australia’s Jess Gardiner encountered a hard-fought Championship interrupted by a broken arm mid-season. The Women’s Enduro World Championship is contested over just eight rounds and the disadvantage of missing precious Championship points can severely damage a competitive season. Gardiner was forced out of the GP of Belgium but fought back at the GP of France to claw her way back onto the podium with 3rd place for the Championship.
Three podium results across three classes is a good result and very encouraging for 2016. Sherco is gearing up for another assault on the Enduro World Championship and aiming for to climb the podium to the very top step.