The Galfer riders from the Beta Factory Team have clinched the 2023 Enduro World titles in an exciting final event in Portugal, with Steve Holcombe becoming the world champion in EnduroGP and E2, and Brad Freeman securing the world championship in E3.
It was a thrilling conclusion to the 2023 EnduroGP season for the Galfer riders, as British riders Holcombe and Freeman emerged as the world champions. The final event of the 2023 Enduro season took place in Santiago do Cacem, Portugal, under stable weather conditions. Both riders entered this crucial last event as leaders in their respective categories, and as a result, they didn’t take unnecessary risks.
Steve Holcombe had a very consistent weekend, earning a spot on the E2 podium on both days, which provided him with the necessary points to be crowned both E2 world champion and the overall EnduroGP world champion. With these two titles, Steve now boasts an impressive total of 9 world championships, all achieved with Beta motorcycles equipped with Galfer brake components. Specifically, Holcombe uses Galfer’s “Disc Wave®” fixed grooved RW brake discs with the original ø260mm size on the front and a prototype fixed brake disc on the rear, both paired with Galfer Racing G1396R sintered brake pads.
On the other hand, Brad Freeman started the Grand Prix strongly, securing victories in the Super Test on Friday and the first day of racing on Saturday, giving him a comfortable points cushion to avoid unnecessary risks on Sunday. Ultimately, Freeman secured the E3 world championship with a 2-point lead.
It’s also worth noting the impressive final podium placements achieved by other Galfer riders from the Sherco CH Racing team in the championship: Hamish McDonald finished 3rd in E2, Antoine Magain claimed 3rd place in E3, and Jeremy Sydow secured 3rd place in EJr.