News 31 Aug 2010

WEC: Josh Green takes first World Enduro victory in Greece

Australian rider Josh Green has claimed his first ever Enduro World Championship victory, topping the competitive Enduro Junior class on the second day of the GP of Greece last weekend.

Returning to the EWC competition having spent little time on a bike prior to the event as a result of a knee injury picked up at the fourth round of the series in Poland, Green made a steady start to day one but ended the event in the best possible way, by claiming his maiden EWC victory.

“I’m really pleased that I’ve claimed my first world championship win,” Green said. “To be honest that was my goal before the start of the race, or to at least get on the podium. I’ve had some good speed during some of the earlier rounds of the series but now I know I have to start turning that into results.

“The event didn’t start too well as I had a spin on the Friday night test, which cost me a little bit of time. I then made a slow start to the first full day. I finished strong but the time I lost on the first lap really cost me and I finished fifth. I took a look at the tests at the end of the first day and worked on some better lines and then just started as strong as I could on day two.

“I was running up front right from the start of the day and although I made a few mistakes towards the end of the day I kept it together. I’m going to keep pushing hard now and see if I can get a few more wins before the end of the series.”

Electraction TM team rider Green now sits in sixth position in the Enduro Junior World Championship standings with r ound seven of the EWC series takes place this weekend in Turkey.