Nathan Watson won both days of the Portuguese World Enduro round this weekend in a successful meeting for his Red Moto Honda team. He is now third in the EnduroGP World Championship standings.
The team report says:
A double win in the EnduroGP and in E2 with Nathan Watson , four podiums for Rony Kytonen with two victories (Junior Overall and J1) and two-second places, third position for Thomas Oldrati in the E1.
This weekend, the Enduro World Championship was back to Portugal for the fourth round of the season. A Grand Prix that Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team will never forget. The race in Souselas-Coimbra kicked off on Friday evening with the Super Test. In each of the following two days, riders faced a 60-kilometer race with three special tests: Enduro Test of 6 km on hard ground, stones, and sand with passages through the woods, Extreme test of 1.2 km, and then TC 1 followed by the Cross Test of 5.5km on the meadow. Nathan Watson made it double, ruling the EnduroGP.
A great success for the team led by Matteo Boffelli , who achieved a historic double victory with the CRF 450RX Enduro in a GP of Portugal. Second in the Super Test, the British rider set the pace, winning both his class di lui, the E2, and the EnduroGP ahead of Verona. That’s Watson’s fifth success in the top class after that of 2017 in Greece (both day1 and day2), Portugal, and England. A great weekend also for Roni Kytonen, a star among the Junior. On Saturday he finished second in J1 and Junior Overall, while on Sunday he got two amazing victories (class and Overall). Excellent performance for Thomas Oldrati too: after the fourth position on Saturday by less than a second from the top three, on Sunday he finished third. He also set two top ten in the EnduroGP. The next race for Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team is the fifth round of the Italian Championship on July 17 th in Ceva, near Cuneo.
Thomas Oldrati | Honda CRF 250RX Enduro
“Two positive race days. I had a very good pace in all the tests, but as always I struggled in the cross, losing several seconds. However, I’m satisfied because on Saturday I finished close to the podium and on Sunday second “.
Nathan Watson | Honda CRF 450RX Enduro
“An incredible weekend, I’m speechless! We worked a lot on the bike: the feeling was perfect and I knew I could push. I gave my best without any mistakes. Thanks to the whole team! “.
Roni Kytonen | Honda CRF 250RX Enduro
“Great weekend. On Saturday I couldn’t catch Pichon, while on Sunday I pushed from the start and got a beautiful overall and class win. I’m very happy: thanks to the team for the great job! “.
Matteo Boffelli | Honda Racing RedMoto World Enduro Team Manager
“A weekend we will never forget: the first victory in the Enduro GP is an indescribable emotion. The guys were amazing: Watson was unrivaled, Kytonen and Thomas so strong. We are satisfied with this season and we know we can fight for the E2 title. Thanks to RedMoto and all who works for us “.