Hailing from a nation with a long and rich tradition of producing talented enduro riders, rising Swedish star Albin Norrbin (Fantic) put himself in contention for this year’s Youth title from the get-go at the EnduroGP of Portugal at Marco de Canaveses in mid-June.
Less than seven seconds behind Britain’s Harry Edmondson (Fantic) following a full opening day in the saddle, Norrbin took control on day two to claim his first win of the campaign.
Demonstrating an ability to soak up pressure that belies his young age, he shook off the disappointment of again narrowly losing out to Edmondson on the opening day of round two at Edolo in Italy to bounce back with another winning performance on the second day.
From this point onwards he embarked on a win-streak that would see him shrug off the challenge of his British rival and hardly put a foot wrong for the remainder of the season.
A double win at the EnduroGP of Estonia allowed him to pull clear of the chasing pack and he then consolidated his lead with a hugely popular double victory on home turf at the EnduroGP of Sweden at Skovde in late July.
Illustrating his killer instinct, when the series returned to Portugal in early October – this time at Santiago do Cacem – following a two-and-a-half-month break, Norrbin hit the ground running with his third double win and then signed off at the season finale with another pair of unbeaten performances to underline his command of the class.
Youth Enduro World Champion - 2021