Nathan Watson repeat his 2019 victory concluding the 2020 French Beach Race Championship at first place.
Continuing to keep up a fast and solid pace, teammate Camille Chapeliere battled hard for a top-three result for the remainder of the race, eventually crossing the finish line in a close fourth. In doing so, Camille secured his position of third overall in the championship chase.
Nathan Watson: “It’s been a hard season, but to come away with back-to-back French Beach Race titles is amazing. It’s a credit to the team, they worked so hard to get this result. It’s me out on the track but it really is a team effort, for sure. Naturally, I wanted to win the championship with victory here today, but the cards didn’t fall my way. Between the nature of the track and then the stop-and-go penalty, things were against me. I felt like the track was maybe too fast for me and I needed more corners to slow the early pace down. I hold my hands up about the start, I simply got my timing a little wrong with the bungy being released. I went a little too early. One minute was a tough penalty, especially as I never gained anything and exited the first corner in 12th. But it is what it is. Overall, I’m pleased with the season as a whole. I think that myself and Camille showed we’re two of the strongest guys out there and our bikes never missed a beat. Thanks to KTM and the team, we’ll celebrate this title for sure!”
Championnat de France des Sables, Round 7 – Enduropale du Touquet
3. Nathan Watson (KTM)
4. Camille Chapeliere (KTM)
Championship Standings - Championnat de France des Sables
1. Nathan Watson (KTM)
3. Camille Chapeliere (KTM)