2016 FIM E1 Enduro World Champion
Born on 15 July 1985 in Järvenpää, Finland
EERO THE HERO ONCE AGAIN
Eero Remes (TM) successfully defended the FIM E1 Enduro World Championship he won for the first time last season, overcoming a strong challenge from Nathan Watson (KTM) in the final round of the season atCahors, France. British youngster Watson took the fight to the champion from the first round of his rookie season, the 21-year-old having only switched from MXGP at the end of 2015, maintaining an unbroken podium run for the first twelve races, which culminated with a first win in Sweden followed by a double success in Euskadi.
However, Remes' strong start proved crucial, the flying Finn taking victory in each of the nine races up to Watson's debut success and then scoring another double in the penultimate round in Italy to set-up his title shot. Watson did all he could with another double of his own at the decisive final round in France, but a second and a third were enough for the 31-year-old Remes to seal his second consecutive title by nine points. In the absence of his brother Jamie, who missed the bulk of the season after injuring his foot, 2014 FIM Junior Enduro World Champion Daniel McCanney (Husqvarna) continued his rise through the ranks, picking up six podium finishes, including three seconds, on his way to third overall.
2 E1 World titles - 2015, 2016