Born on 17 January 1991 in Sète, France
LARRIEU IS LOÏC-AL HERO
Loïc Larrieu (TM) exchanged his silver medal from last season to become the 2019 FIM E2 Enduro World Champion after a thrilling final-round performance in front of a jubilant home crowd in Ambert. Larrieu was led for virtually the whole season by Alex Salvini (Honda), who returned to the factory that guided him to the title in 2013, although the twenty-eight-year-old showed his determination over the season, finishing on the podium on every single day of competition apart from two mechanical breakdowns at the second round in Portugal.
After conceding the early series lead to Salvini, the Frenchman relentlessly chased down his Italian rival with a run of form that also wielded eight podiums in the EnduroGP category, including a victory in the Italian round at Rovetta, to trail by just two points going into the final round. After a fourth win of the campaign for Larrieu on the first day, Salvini came out fighting on the final day of the season, winning the first test, only for the local hero to attack back and claim six test victories of his own, cheered every step of the way by the home fans to the overall win and the title.
Joe Wootton (Husqvarna) completed the podium in France to cap off a solid season that also saw him celebrate a win in the Czech Republic, whilst former MXGP star Christophe Charlier (Honda) also had a victory in Greece as he claimed third overall.
World title – 2019