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Husqvarna Enduro Team by Monster Energy CH Racing on top form for GP of Greece

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Hot on the heels of the Enduro World Championship GP of Romania, the Husqvarna Enduro Team by Monster Energy CH Racing heads to Kastoria, Greece for the penultimate round of the 2013 EWC series.

With the GP of Romania serving up another batch of podium results for the squad, all four riders are eager to build on that momentum in Kastoria.   With his strong showing in Buzau, Finland’s Juha Salminen on his TE250R leads the charge of Husqvarna riders to Greece. Delivering a determined performance at round five, Salminen came agonisingly close to winning both days in the Enduro 1 class in Romania. Fighting for the victory with championship leader Antoine Meo, the duo swapped the lead on numerous occasions. Unable to hold his rival at bay, the TE250R rider missed out on victory by the narrowest of margins. Knowing that he has the pace to battle for victory Juha will be going all-out to do just that in Greece.  

Getting his GP of Romania off to a perfect start by setting the outright fastest time during the Friday SuperTest, Matti Seistola hoped to join Salminen and Meo in the battle for the win. Unfortunately, the Finn suffered a bad dose of food poisoning and then broke his toe midway through day one. Catching his foot on a tree stump resulted in the TE250R rider badly breaking his toe. Determined to finish the race, he soldiered on to end day one in fifth position. Undeterred by the pain, Seistola produced a heroic performance on day two and improved to fourth position, successfully limiting the damage to his championship aspirations.  

For Lorenzo Santolino on his TE310R the GP of Romania marked the best performance of his 2013 season to date. Placing sixth on day one in the highly competitive Enduro 2 class Santolino claimed fifth on day two. With confidence in his own abilities growing strong, the Spaniard knows he has the speed to run with the best E2 class riders in the world.  

The GP of Romania might have brought an end to Australian Matt Phillips’ winning streak in the Enduro Junior class, but the TE310R rider was able to extend his advantage in the championship to 28 points. Placing second on day one, Phillips capped his weekend off with a win on day two. With more dry, dusty and hot conditions expected in Greece the 19-year old Aussie will be hungry to end the GP of Greece with two more podium visits.  

The Enduro World Championship’s GP of Greece takes place in Kastoria on June 22/23.  

Championship Standings (After Round 5)   Enduro 1 1. Antoine Meo (KTM) 191 pts 2. Juha Salminen (Husqvarna) 150 pts 3. Matti Seistola (Husqvarna) 141 pts   Enduro 2 1. Alex Salvini (Honda) 186 pts 2. Ivan Cervantes (KTM) 160 pts 3. Pela Renet (Husaberg) 153 pts… 7. Lorenzo Santolino (Husqvarna) 85 pts   Enduro Junior 1. Matt Phillips (Husqvarna) 180 pts 2. Giacomo Redondi (KTM) 152 pts 3. Mario Roman (Husaberg) 128 pts

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