The 2021 Spanish Enduro Championship kicked off this past weekend (April 18th) with Josep Garcia taking the competition by storm, finishing over a minute ahead of his competitors.

Garcia, who together with KTM makes a full-time return to the Enduro World Championship this season, kicked off his 2021 campaign with a dominant win at the first round of the Spanish Enduro Championship in Sitges. The KTM rider lead the race from start to finish, testing his speed against a good number of EnduroGP racers.

“It’s great to start the Spanish championship with a win. I’ve managed to achieve a good pre-season and prepare well, luckily without injuries. I arrived here in great form physically, and got the result I was looking for,” Admitted Garcia. “I couldn’t have started the year in a better way, winning in both Enduro2 and Scratch, and without any falls, setting a good pace, being comfortable on the bike and having fun, which is the most important thing. I’m really motivated for the year ahead now.”

The opening round of the Spanish championship attracted a good number of international EnduroGP racers, many looking to get back into competition ahead of the start of the world championship due to being unable to compete nationally.  

Among them, former world champion Christophe Nambotin was the rider who managed to get closest to Garcia, finishing second in the Scratch class and topping the Enduro3 category on his Sherco SE 300 two stroke.

2016 Youth 125cc champion Jack Edmondson (Sherco) also made the trip down south for some Spanish racing, proving to have done his pre-season homework as he was able to post the fastest time in the Extreme test, 0.3 seconds ahead of Garcia.