21 April 2015
Metzeler shines in Chilean FIM enduro round
Great news from Chile. Our Six Days Extreme enduro tires have carried Metzeler riders Christophe Nambotin and Antoine Meo to top podium spots in E1 and E2. Read on for the whole story:
Talca (Chile), April 20, 2015 – For the third time, the FIM Enduro World Championship was back to South America and its dry terrain in the occasion of the opening round in Talca, Chile, in the region of Maule.
The weather has been playing a huge role in this first round as the warm sun of Saturday changed into a rainy day on Sunday.
In such tough race conditions, the METZELER SIX DAYS EXTREME tyres have once again shown their potential winning and climbed each podium.
E1 defending Champion, Christophe NAMBOTIN (KTM) was of course the big favorite of the class behind the handlebars of his 250 EXC-F. He dominated on Saturday thanks to a perfect bike on which his METZELER tyres offered perfect balance. In difficulties on Sunday, the Frenchman has made a huge come back from the 11th position to the 2nd allowing him to take the leadership of the category and to make shine METZELER colors on the podium.
A podium also from Antoine MEO (KTM) in E2 class. A bit in difficulties with the dust during the first day, the Frenchman used remarkably the toughness of his METZELER SIX DAYS EXTREMEtyres to get the win on Saturday while writing the same story on Sunday in completely different conditions. With this double win, the official KTM/METZELER rider takes lead of the overall where the fighting Italian Alex SALVINI (Honda) has made also some nice positions with his METZELER tyres with two 3rd places.
Less success in E3 for Ivan CERVANTES (KTM) still injured since the off-season (shoulder surgery on February plus injured knee from March). He has never been in position to show his talent to everyone. Well decided to defend his title, the Australian Matthew PHILLIPS (KTM)scored a good podium on Saturday (3rd) and has been really disappointed on Sunday (8th) as he hasn’t been able to find the good rhythm. But the official KTM rider will have a chance to get revenge during the Grand Prix of Spain (Jerez- May 8th/9th/10th) and all along the season.
METZELER caps have already well-tasted the podiums of this very first Grand Prix of the season and the next return in Europe should normally confirm this supremacy.
The overall standings:
E1: 1) NAMBOTIN 37 pts 2) Remes 33 pts 3) Bourgeois 30 pts
E2: 1) MEO 40 pts 2) Renet 34 pts 3) SALVINI 30 pts
E3: 1) Seistola 37 pts 2) Bellino 33 pts 3) Leok 28 pts