On Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th June the first round of the Enduro World Championship took place and Marco de Canaveses, like last year, hosted the GP of Portugal. Four special tests designed by Motoclub do Marco to be completed three times, two of them located in the same position of last year. A Cross Test and an Enduro Test technical and fast, a challenging Extrema full of climbs and natural obstacles and a Super Test slightly lengthened and modified in the same trial of the prologue of Friday night. Our riders, as usual, have battled until the last special test. In the E1 class Davide Soreca tried in both days of the race to get on the podium that in Day One was touched by about eight seconds while in the second day of the race the fatigue was felt and his final score is a fifth place in class. Joe Wootton’s score for the Portuguese weekend was seventh and eighth in the hard-fought E2 class.
Still recovering from his shoulder injury Jamie McCanney took to the track in the E3 class with the aim of picking up some points. On the opening day the british rider amazed everyone by setting good times in the first special tests and battling for the top positions. However, the pain and difficulty of all the special tests were felt and unfortunately the Isle of Man rider missed out the third place by just a few seconds. On the following day, with the special tests on the limit of practicability, Jamie McCanney was unable to go beyond fifth place in the E3 class. Also in the E3 class, Andrew Wilksch’s best result of the Portuguese weekend was an eighth place on day two of the race. The next round of the Enduro World Championship will take place on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June in Edolo, Italy.