SCOTT Riders and Prospect WFS Goggles Dominate French Beach Championship
What a dramatic event the 44th Enduropale du Touquet beach race has been.
With the world-renowned event playing host to the sixth and final round of the Championnat de France des sables, it all came down to the final battle on the sandy beach in the north of France.
Nathan Watson from Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team battled to take his first win after an incredible weekend of racing, which saw the British rider crowned also champion of the Championnat de France des Sables series. Nathan became the first ever British rider to win the iconic event and the first one on a KTM in 30 years. Nathan arrived at the legendary beach race, third overall in the points standings. Knowing that a race win would offer him the greatest chance of championship success, the British rider set about doing exactly that.
Daymond Martens, Nathan Watson and Richard Fura on the podium, all with SCOTT Prospect goggles.
“This is the biggest victory of my career – it’s been my dream since I was a child to win this race and now I’ve become the first British rider ever to do so. I’m also the first KTM rider in over 30 years to win Le Touquet!” – Nathan Watson
Rounding out a full SCOTT goggles podium at the event, Daymond Martens (BEL), Enduropale du Touquet winner in 2017, with a 2nd place and Richard Fura (FRA) with an impressive 3rd place after coming back from an injury at the end of 2018. All SCOTT riders battled through competition and the harsh conditions provided by the beaches of northern France. The SCOTT Prospect WFS Goggles ensured that the riders had nothing but clear vision throughout the race.
Nathan Watson with SCOTT Prospect WFS
Richard Fura with SCOTT Prospect WFS
With over 1200 participants competing on the same wet sand of the 13km long course, the SCOTT WFS 50 system proved to be a trusted ally for Nathan Watson and the other SCOTT riders, allowing them to focus purely on their racing. SCOTT’s domination of the 2019 Enduropale du Touquet started earlier in the weekend with our riders taking the top step of the podium in 4 of the 5 categories of the event.
Daymond Martens with SCOTT Prospect WFS
Matheo Miot (FRA) showed his impressive sand skills on Saturday in the JUNIOR category, dedicated to young riders between 13 and 17 years old, by winning the race and claiming the Championnat de France des Sable for that category. Adrien Petit crossed the finish line in 1st place in the ESPOIR category, for riders between 11 and 15 years old, and completing SCOTT’s full domination was Matthieu Ternynck, who got the win in the QUAD category.
Adrien Petit on the podium
The on-site racing support provided perfect servicing for all WFS 50 systems used during the weekend. Our team set up more than 600 WFS; 50 of those goggles ensured SCOTT riders performed at their best.
SCOTT Prospect WFS Goggles features include a 50mm film system for the best visibility, click-on canisters usable on each lens mounting works pins, antistick grid with mudflap, lens lock system and articulated outriggers making it the perfect companion for your battles on track.
#DefendYourVison with SCOTT Goggles.