Gomez and Walker close the season on top.
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Red Bull KTM’s Alfredo Gomez & Jonny Walker Finish 1-2 At Final Round Of 2017 SuperEnduro World Championship
Red Bull KTM Enduro Factory Racing team mates Alfredo Gomez and Jonny Walker brought their participation in the 2017 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship to a highly successful close by finishing first and second respectively at the fourth and final round of the series in Albi, France.
For Alfredo Gomez the event ended with the Spaniard claiming his second consecutive overall win, having also topped the podium for the first time at round three in Spain two weeks earlier. Improving throughout the opening two rounds of the series, in France Gomez’ lightning fast starts on his KTM 300 EXC helped him to third in the opening final before claiming two wins to top the podium ahead of Jonny Walker and Colton Haaker.
“Tonight I got some great starts, twice getting the holeshot, and I just wanted to end the series as well as I could,” explained Gomez. “I’m really pleased for myself and the team. As I’ve said before, for a rider that wasn’t originally planning to be a part of this championship we have done a pretty amazing job. From the first laps of the first race in Poland I have been competitive and to now get my second overall SuperEnduro event win is incredible. Honestly, I’m a little surprised at just how competitive I’ve been in each heat of each race. Amazingly, I don’t think I crashed in any of the finals all season, it’s been an amazing championship.”
Equally pleased with his night, Walker kept Gomez honest throughout the event despite a tough second final. The fastest rider during the one-lap SuperPole session, he then …read more