It is hard to believe that Bradley Freeman (Beta) has only completed three seasons in open-age competition, but he has certainly got the silverware to prove it after adding this year’s E3 championship to the EnduroGP title and pair of E1 crowns he has already won following his Junior class victory in 2017.
For Freeman 2020 has been a season of mixed emotions – he shifted his focus to the E3 class and won with a perfect eight wins from eight starts, although he lost his coveted EnduroGP title to his team-mate and rival Steve Holcombe after running out of fuel in the final test on the final day.
The season kicked off with the GP of France at Requista in mid-September and Freeman was immediately on the pace, topping the opening day’s E3 standings by almost thirty seconds from former GP motocross racer Davide Guarneri (TM) from Italy before holding his nerve to run out winner by just thirteen seconds on day two ahead of Jaume Betriu.
A week later at the GP of Italy at Spoleto and Freeman doubled up – both times from Betriu who was almost two minutes behind on both days – and he made it six wins in a row with Betriu again twice following him home after the action switched to Marco de Canaveses in Portugal for back-to-back rounds in November.
One week later Freeman completed his unbeaten season in E3 with two wins from Betriu giving him a twenty-six-point winning margin and helping to cushion the disappointment of seeing the EnduroGP crown slip through his fingers.
FIM Junior Enduro World Champion: 2017
FIM E1 Enduro World Champion: 2018, 2019
FIM EnduroGP World Champion: 2019
FIM E3 Enduro World Champion: 2020