RHL Activities have confirmed Beta Factory Enduro rider Steve Holcombe will compete at the Weston Beach Race which takes place on the weekend of October 2nd and 3rd.
Beta Factory rider Steve Holcombe is a British professional Enduro race Seven-time World FIM EnduroGP Champion, 3-time EnduroGP overall champ 2017, 2019 & 2020 and three-time Enduro 3 Champion in 2016, 2018 & 2019 and 2020.
After racing in the World Enduro Championship this year after being crowned king in 2020 the Championship in 2021 just didn’t go quite right for Steve.
“Obviously World Enduro Championships hasn’t gone quite as planned this year,’ explained Steve.
“There has been a lot of things that have gone wrong and I went through some illness at the beginning of the year and some small niggly injuries before the World Championship even started and this set me back but I came in relatively strong. My riding was okay the first few rounds, a cracked rib and injured ankle really set me back and it’s been a bit of a struggle.”
“I rode the beach race as a kid in 2005, the 25th anniversary in the 85 class and finished 3rd and then raced it again in 2012 and 2013 and had a couple of top 20s which was good.”
“I haven’t raced it as a professional and it’s always been one of those events that is not too far from home, my dad has raced it and a lot of friends have raced it, it’s quite a big event around the UK, it would be awesome to race it and win it at some point.”
“I like that format of racing, I would say that there is a lot of luck involved with it and I’m looking forward to racing it this year, should be a good event, looking forward to seeing some family and friends there as well.”
“Given my speed for three-hour races I would hope this would do me some favours. I don’t think my specialities in enduro will help me so much around a beach but hopefully I can rider smart in the first few laps, where you can certainly lose a race.”
“The main goal would be to win it! It’s not uncommon for us to spend six or seven hours riding, hopefully I can put longer time in on the bike beforehand. There’s not much I can specifically do, obviously train and build up for the last few GPs it would be the odd couple of days a week putting in some longer motos.”
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