QUINTO DI TREVISO,
9 June 2021
Fantic Factory E/50 Racing rider Loic Larrieu will not be at the start line of the upcoming French Enduro Championship and the first round of the Enduro World Championship scheduled for the weekend of June 19-20 in Portugal, due to an injury to his left knee which occurred while training. He will require surgery, scheduled for the end of June, that will force him out of competing for the remainder of the 2021 season.
Loic Larrieu: "I am very sorry for what happened. The preparation for the first race of the Enduro World Championship and the French Enduro Championship was going well. I was very happy with the result achieved during the tests. My XEF 250 had progressed a lot, we would have definitely been up to scratch and ready to compete with the best E1 class riders. We did a great job with Simone and the whole Fantic Factory E/50 Racing team, that I thank. We created a great feeling immediately by doing a lot of tests and making progress with the bike day by day. I would also like to thank all the people in the Fantic R&D department who have supported us by following our guidelines and always providing new material to try during the tests. Unfortunately, these situations are part of our sport, but we will definitely deal with them in a positive way and come back stronger than before to compete for the World and French Championships".
Simone Albergoni: "It is with great regret that we will not see the French ace at the start line of the World Championship season. After the progress made over the winter and the feeling we had with the new XEF 250 during testing and preparation, this injury is a cold shower for us. As a former rider, I understand Loic's situation and morale very well, so I can only wish him a speedy recovery and to see him back on the track as soon as possible".