Albergoni third overall in E1, Remes wraps up season with podium

2009-09-13 17:52
Eero Remes of the KTM Enduro Factory Racing Team on Sunday wrapped up his first season as a factory rider with a third place in Round 16 while teammate Simone Albergoni salvaged enough points to finish third overall in the final standings for the 2009 season.

Remes of Finland was seventh on Saturday in St. Flour, France and vaulted up the order to third on Sunday to conclude what has been a good debut year for the young factory rider, according to team boss Fabio Farioli. Regrettably Thomas Oldrati of the KTM-supported Enduro Factory Team Farioli was unable to start after dislocating his shoulder during training for the final rounds. Oldrati was nevertheless fourth overall this season, just two points ahead of fifth placed Remes.

Despite some crashes, the Italian Albergoni scored a fourth and fifth in the final two rounds in what were typically tough French races. The high point in his season was a victory in France while he was on the podium on five other occasions for a creditable overall result that netted him 305 championship points and third place in the final list.

Farioli said he was well satisfied with his two young protégés "Remes and Oldrati are both very young riders and they have done well in their first senior season. They have both been learning and improving throughout the year," he said.

E1 Results Round 15
1. Antoine Meo, France, Husqvarna
2. Marc Germain, France, Yamaha
3. Mika Ahola, Finland, Honda
4. Simone Albergoni, Italy, KTM
5. Jordan Curvalle, France, Sherco
Other KTM
7. Eero Remes, Finland, KTM

E1 Results Round 16
1. Antoine Meo, France, Husqvarna
2. Marc Germain, France, Yamaha
3. Eero Remes, Finland, KTM
4. Mika Ahola, Finland, Honda
5. Simone Albergoni, Italy, KTM

Final Championship standings
1. Mika Ahola, Finland, Honda, 373 points World Champion 2009
2. Antoine Meo, France, Husqvarna, 358
3. Simone Albergoni, Italy, KTM, 305
4. Thomas Oldrati, Italy, KTM, 255
5. Eero Remes, Finland, KTM, 253

Source: KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG

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