Red Bull Sea to Sky: Andreas Lettenbichler with bad luck
This year’s Red Bull Sea to Sky in Kemer (Turkey) got the attention of the whole world because the best Extreme Enduro riders participated. Beside Graham Jarvis, Chris Birch and Xavi Galindo also Husqvarna Extreme Enduro legend Andreas Lettenbichler took part.
On the first day a qualifying race at the beach and a “Forest Race” were on the program. Lettenbichler tried to avoid big risks to save material and power for the next day and finished fifth in the 20 minute beach race. Directly after the Beach Race the riders started the first forest race which was a 35km loop starting in a dry river bed in the middle of Kemer. Lettenbichler again tried the same strategy like in the Beach Race and finished 4th only 44 seconds behind Jarvis after almost 1.5 hours.
On day two the riders had to climb up Mount Olympus. After the start Letti sadly had a crash and was left without coolant. Instead of giving up he continued riding until the gasket blew at the second last checkpoint. But all in all Andreas Lettenbichler showed again his unique riding skills and with a little bit of luck next time he will be on the podium for sure.
GNCC Jason Thomas still strongest rival of Championship leader
The GNCC was held in in St. Clairsville,OH last weekend for its 12th round. Jason Thomas on his Husqvarna had a good start and was leading the whole field for the first few miles. After they entered the forest Thomas chose the wrong line and got stuck in a mud hole. After struggling 2 Minutes to get his bike free he continued racing in 8th position. In a sensational comeback Jason overtook his competitors one by one to finally finish 3rd. This podium finish keeps the gap to the Championship leader close enough to still have a realistic chance for the title in the last three races.
Spanish Enduro Championship: Podiums for Husqvarna Motorcycles
One week after winning the World Championship Title in the E1-class Husqvarna rider Juha Salminen kept on going to win the Spanish E1-title. In the penultimate event in Becerrea he finished third and the gap between him and Championship leader Lorenzo Santolino is only five points, so with a little bit of luck he has a good chance to win a second title this year. In the E3-class Husqvarna’s Bartosz Oblucki showed again his good form and did a very good race. The only man who was able to beat him was E3-championship-leader Oriol Mena. But having closed the gap to the second in the championship to only two points Bartosz is able to give this difficult season a good end.