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Jonathan Barragán finishes the Hungarian GP in fifth place

26/06/2017

A weekend with contrasting results for Jonathan Barragán in the Enduro GP of Hungary held in the region of Paradfürdo. A fall sends the Gas Gas Enduro Factory Team rider down to twelfth position on Saturday. Meanwhile on Sunday, the rider from Madrid made up positions and ended in fifth place, and only eight seconds from his first podium position of the season in the World Championship.

The Gas Gas rider experienced differing fortunes in the fourth event of the Enduro World Championship. A bad experience on the first day where a fall lowered his position in the classification and a good one on the second day when Barragán was riding his best times and ended up in the fifth position, very near the top three. He was riding a Gas Gas EC250 which, once again, finished another GP demonstrating its reliability and resistance to the demands of maximum level of competition.

On Saturday the Gas Gas rider found it difficult to get into the swing of things on a track which the World Championship is back to twenty-three years after its last visit to this central-European country. After the half-way mark though, Barragán was beginning to feel ever more confident, his times improving considerably. However, a fall in the last leg in the wooded section cut short the revival of the rider from Madrid who finished the first day of the GP of Hungary in a low down twelfth position because of the time spent in the last to one special.

The following day though, the Gas Gas Enduro Factory Team rider made up for lost time the previous day by making good time right from the start, and even achieving some of the best times in some of the specials. Barragán stayed at the top of the field, fighting for a podium that at the end of the day and after nine specials, was only eight seconds away.

After the results achieved in Paradfürdo and now we are in the middle of the racing calendar, Jonathan Barragán is in ninth position of the general classification for Enduro2 with 90 points.

The Gas Gas Enduro Factory Team is now headed for Greece, where next weekend the fifth event of the EnduroGP World Championship is being held in the Greek region of Grevená, now over half way through the calendar for the greatest international competition.

Jonathan Barragán: “On Saturday I fell in the next to last special when I was in eightht position and finally ended up twelfth because I lost quite a lot of time in that fall. Sunday was a very different day, we were all stuck together in the top positions, without any big differences and I finished fifth. I have to get better in the first days of racing, especially in the first laps. The bike has worked like a dream and next week we have the next race in Greece. We are halfway through the championship and I am happy how things are going, know I want to keep getting better to get a Little higher in my category.”

 

E2 – First day

E2 – Second day

1. J. García

47:27.72

1. J. McCanney

47:13.91

2. E. Remes

+1.80

2. J. García

+11.21

3. J. McCanney

+5.24

3. E. Remes

+33.09

12. J. Barragán (Gas Gas)

+1:40.69

5. J. Barragán (Gas Gas),

+41.08

     

E2 – Classification

   

1. J. García

176 p.

   

2. E. Remes

165 p.

   

3. J. McCanney

164 p.

   

9. J. Barragán (Gas Gas)

90 p.

   

 

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