Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia has won the 2021 Enduro2 World Championship. Fighting hard through the nine special tests on day one in France, the KTM 350 EXC-F rider topped the E2 rankings, finishing close to 14 seconds ahead of his nearest rival. The result, and the 20 points earned, secured Garcia the E2 class crown with one day of racing remaining.

Josep Garcia: “It’s been a perfect day for me. I’m so happy to win the title here in France. All day things were going through my head, but in the end, it was all good. To come back to the series after three years away and win the Enduro2 title is a dream come true. I had a good day today and did all I could by winning the overall, so I need to stay focused now for tomorrow and keep fighting right to the end.”

Beta rider Brad Freeman dominated the Enduro3 class again. He successfully defended his title and became a six-time world champion.

Following his double victory at the GP of Portugal, Verona was on form, and keen to carry his winning momentum into the final round in France. Fastest in E1 during Friday’s Super Test, Andrea showed he meant business right from the off. A fall on Saturday’s opening test put him slightly on the back foot, but the Italian soon fought back, going on to top five tests during the day and ultimately claim the E1 win by close to 12 seconds.

Andrea Verona: “It feels amazing to win the Enduro1 world championship! It wasn’t an easy day for me today, but in the end, I did what I needed to do to take the E1 victory. It’s been a really good season, we’ve been strong at all the rounds, in all the different conditions, so I’m really happy with that. I want to thank the whole GASGAS Factory Racing team, everyone puts in a lot of work, so this win is for them. It’s great to celebrate, but there’s still one more day to go, so I’ll come back tomorrow and fight for the last day.”

The 2021 FIM Enduro World Championship concludes with day two of the GP of France, on October 17.

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