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Diogo Ventura and Jonathan Barragán get back in the groove in the Swedish GP

20/06/2016
The Gas Gas Factory Pons Team riders are once again getting good results in the Swedish GP. Diogo Ventura is back to third position in the World Championship in EJ, after a third place podium finish on Saturday and a fifth position on Sunday. Jonathan Barragán is back amongst the best in the top class of the World Championship, E3. The rider from Madrid has added two fifth places in Enköping, once again a complicated event because of the terrible weather conditions with rain and mud.
Jonathan Barragán and Diogo Ventura are back in the top five in the Swedish GP held this weekend in the Scandinavian location of Enköping. The Gas Gas Factory Pons Team riders took advantage of another race held in adverse weather conditions with rain, cold and mud.

Diogo Venturagot back onto the podium on Saturday, after a day in which the Portuguese rider for Gas Gas climbed onto the third position of the podium after making a spectacular recovery in the last timed special after an exhausting day of rain and mud in this, the fifth event in the World Championship. The following day, Ventura paid for all this effort in a certain way by finishing fifth in the Junior Class with its Gas Gas EC300 Racing.

After the Finnish GP last week, rather disconcerting fro the young Portuguese rider, Diogo Ventura recovers, thanks to his third and fifth position in, his third place in the EJ classification of the World Championship. Without a doubt, this is the best way to recover his spirit before going to the World Championship in Gordexola, in the north of Spain.

An almost identical feeling was experienced by his teammate, Jonathan Barragán, on his Gas Gas EC 300 Racing, at the same Swedish GP. The times for Gas Gas rider improved, and he was able to keep up the ever bettering results in this World Championship.

The rider from the Madrid fought off competition from the very best riders in the top category, always being out in front and finally getting to fifth positions. An injection of confidence for the Gas Gas rider with his sights on the next round of the World Championship, where Barragán is in the eighth position of the E3 classification.

The next race is to be the Euskadi GP. On 2nd and 3rdJuly, in the region of Bilbao in Gordexola is where the sixth event of the Enduro World Championship is to be held. An event, which together with the World Championship, is a point winner for the National Enduro Championship in the Senior Categories (E1, E2 y E3), as well as the Junior Open & 125.

Jonathan Barragán: “It’s been a complicated weekend but at the same time positive for us, as everything worked out well and we got two fifth positions. I’ve been able to get back into pace, especially on Sunday, where I was near to leading the race. The Finnish and Swedish GPs were, on paper, the two most complicated races of the calendar and in the end I think that they worked out quite well. In fact I’m really pleased and looking forward to the Spanish GP on home ground. I’m really motivated and actually this last weekend has gone really well in spite of the hard conditions due to the rain. We can be pleased with our work

Diogo Ventura: “After the Finnish GP we were able to recover and I tried to get the maximum motivation so this race would be good. The truth is that it has turned out even better than I had expected after last week’s results. However, I was really motivated and on Saturday I had a podium finish which made me really happy, as I was able to get 12 seconds of the timing over my adversary in the last timed event and that third place tasted really good. Sunday was rather different, the specials had got worse and the ruts were a little drier and I lost a bit of rhythm. I didn’t make it on to the podium but I consider it to be a positive result. Now there are only three events left and the aim is the same. Get on to the podium and attack that second position in the classification.


Enduro 3

First day

 

Second day

 

1. S. Holcombe

1:11:12.12

1. S. Holcombe

1:04:28.02

2. A. Basset

+1:32.87

2. J. Aubert

+4.57

3. J. Aubert

+1:35.74

3. M. Monni

+1:15.21

5. J. Barragán (Gas Gas)

+4:24.73

5. J. Barragán (Gas Gas)

+2:16.22

Junior Enduro

First day

 

Second day

 

1. G. Redondi

1:14:05.17

1. G. Redondi

1:05:35.75

2. A. Elowson

+1:37.51

2. A. Elowson

+1:12.63

3. D. Ventura (Gas Gas)

+1:56.90

3. H. Stigell

+1:27.14

 

 

5. D. Ventura (Gas Gas)

+2:10.52

E3 – General classification

1. S. Holcombe

178 points

 

 

2. J. Aubert

163 points

 

 

3. A. Basset

154 points

 

 

8. J. Barragán (Gas Gas)

86 points

 

 

EJ – General classification

1. G. Redondi

200 points

 

 

2. A. Elowson

136 points

 

 

3. D. Ventura (Gas Gas)

117 points

 

 


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