Returning to the EnduroGP podium on day one in Spain, Steve Holcombe enjoyed a good start to the 2022 FIM EnduroGP World Championship. Feeling confident following his extensive pre-season preparations, the seven-time World Champion was eager to hit the ground running in Lalin. A solid Friday evening Super Test saw him place second fastest. And with an early test win on Saturday morning, Holcombe placed his Beta RR 4T Racing 390 at the top of the overall results.

A crash on the first cross test derailed his rhythm somewhat but regrouping strongly during the second half of the day, Steve Holcombe dug deep to race his way back into contention. On the third and final lap the fight for overall EnduroGP honours was a fierce three horse race, with Holcombe out front. Pushing for all his worth, a slight mistake on the final test saw victory slip from his grasp, but he still did enough to take the overall runner-up result. Steve Holcombe also enjoyed a winning ride in the Enduro2 category.

Eager to repeat his day one results, Holcombe frustratingly aggravated his wrist when he fell on the second extreme test. Losing his rhythm, he bravely fought on to claim valuable points, finishing 14th in EnduroGP and sixth in Enduro2.

Steve Holcombe has enjoyed a mixed but positive opening round of the 2022 FIM EnduroGP World Championship.

Steve Holcombe: “It’s been up and down this weekend. I came in feeling good and day one was great. I gave it everything and almost won the day outright, finishing a close second overall while winning Enduro2. I was really happy with that, but my performance was dampened slightly by a pretty massive crash I had early on in the day. Day two started off ok despite a couple of small mistakes. But on lap two I smacked my shoulder and wrist in the extreme test and that knocked me off track for the rest of the day to be honest. From there on it was a battle to the finish. We’ll regroup for next weekend in Portugal.” (source: steve holcombe communication service)

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