Husqvarna CH Racing Team remained on Italian ground for the 3rd WEC GP, which took place in amazing Sardinia last week end.
Although the race was very hard and made the riders sweat for the top positions, the Husqvarna riders accepted the challenge and came away with strong results.
In E3 class, Sebastien Guillaume took his WR 300 right to the top of the podium on Saturday, beating long time rival Ivan Cervantes. Unfortunately on Sunday the French rider couldn’t get higher than second place, which is the position that he also holds in the provisional classification.
In E2 class, Bartosz Oblucki was also on the podium on Saturday as the Polish rider was second on his WR 250. Sunday was a bit more of a challenge for him as Bart made a few mistakes and slipped back to 5 th place, only 10 seconds behind the second placed finisher though showing just how competitive the E2 class is this year. It was a tough race for Finnish rider Matti Seistola. The ex motocross rider got a 9 th and 11th place in the two days, but definitely gained experience in order to make better results in the next GP.
Last but not least Antoine Meo was one of the stars of the GP. The French/Italian rider fought for the first place all day long, recording extremely fast times in the MX tests. At the end, he and his TE 250 were 2nd on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday. His class-mate Marc Bourgeois was 7th and 9th.
Youngster Jonathan Manzi won the Youth Husqvarna Cup in both days on his WR 125, and is now second in the provisional classification.
WEC provisional classification after round 3:
E1: 1. Ahola (Honda) 147, 2. Albergoni (KTM) 131, 3. Meo (Husqvarna) 120, …9.Bourgeois (Husqvarna) 71
E2: 1. Aubert (KTM) 150, 2. Liungren (Husqberg) 108, 3. Guerrero (Yamaha) 106, 4. Oblucki (Husqvarna) 104,
…13. Seistola (Husqvarna ) 46
E3: 1. Cervantes (KTM) 145, 2 Guillaume (Husqvarna) 127, 3. Nambotin (Gas Gas) 120
EJ: 1. Mena (Husaberg), 2. Joly (Honda ) 127, 3.Fortunato (Yamaha) 87, …6. Basset (Husqvarna), 7. Bozzo
(Husqvarna), …11. Dumontier (Husqvarna), …12 Manzi (Husqvarna)
Youth Cup: 1. Dumontier (Husqvarna), 2. Manzi (Husqvarna)