A new international championship got off to a racing start this weekend in Portugal. This demanding event brings together World Champion riders and specialists in Enduro, Extreme-Enduro, and Super-Enduro. And it is here that the GasGas rider, Lars Enockl, managed to finish this difficult event in an excellent twelfth position.
Over 250 riders started in the main race today, but not all managed to finish this demanding stage. The Austrian rider, Lars Enöckl, can boast of not only having ridden his GasGas bike to the end of the race but also having done so after making a brilliant comeback. Enöckl started in 26th position but managed to get the most out of his GasGas bike in the selective zones until finishing in a well earned twelfth position.
Enöckl will have extra motivation for the next WESS event, the massively popular Erzberg Rodeo, to be held from May 31st to June 3rd in Austria, his country of origin.
"I'm happy about our debut in this championship. The bike has worked incredibly and I felt very good riding it. Today's race went well, despite the fact that we started a little behind due to the fall in Friday's EnduroCross. That meant we were stuck behind a lot of other riders at the beginning of the race, so I found it hard to find a good rhythm, but little by little I felt better and I was able to climb positions progressively until nearly finishing so close to the top 10. Without a doubt it has been a good start in the WESS and I want to thank GasGas. We have to continue training but we are improving day by day and I am looking forward to the next race".