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Victory for Nambotin in E3 and Cervantes second in E2

16/05/2011
The Italian GP saw an excellent performance of the Gas Gas riders. Both achieved two podiums and stand now second in their respective categories.
The extreme hardness, the intense heat and the complicated legs of the Italian Grand Prix that took place this weekend, turned out to be the perfect allied of the two reference riders of the Gas Gas Team. Christophe Nambotin and Ivan Cervantes have shone spectacularly during the two-day round in Francavilla di Sicilia. On one hand 'Nambo' achieved his first win this season in Enduro 3, whereas on the other, Ivan had two excellent podium finishes in Enduro 2.

In the middle class Cervantes turned into his own and showed the outstanding tandem between him and the EC 250, the only two stroke bike that shines in E2. With his 3rd place on Saturday, right after Johnny Aubert and Antoine Meo, Ivan clearly overcame 'Pela' Renet and Cristobal Guerrero. However the rider from Cambrils rised to the challenge even more on Sunday when he finished 2nd after Meo and regained this same position in the World Championship’s general standing.

On the 1st day it could be seen a delicious and agressive riding by Nambotin in the top class. Meanwhile Mika Ahola showed that he is not invincible, since the Gas Gas rider left him 2nd in the podium, with a gap of more than twelve seconds between them. On Sunday 'Nambo' suffered from the great effort made on the previous day. In spite from that he rode out the storm and finished 2nd after Ahola. Jordi Figueras on his side added a 9th and 10th finish.

The EWC moves now to Fethiye, where on 10th and 11th of June will take place the Turkish Grand Prix, beeing the 4th round of this season.

Christophe Nambotin

"I’m very happy because we had a great race a weekend that was very hard and complicated. Mika Ahola is always very fast and makes no mistakes so it is very difficult to follow and to beat. Nevertheless, despite his lack of mistakes this weekend we could beat him. This is my first win this year, but I’m positive it won’t be the last… that's for sure".

Iván Cervantes

"No doubts this has been a great weekend. I’m happy, so happy for the results. It has been a very tough race and we have proved very competitive under such circumstances. We came back to the podium and we fought with the best in the scratch times. I knew we would improve after Portugal but this exceeds our expectations. I’m happy because everything worked perfectly. The bike worked wonderfully and step by step we keep moving onwards".

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