FIM EUROPE ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP – 3rd round in Germany – Junior takes the pole
After the third round of the European-Enduro-Championship which took place in Burg / Germany (close to Magdeburg) there is a new leader: The only 19 years old Matteo Pavoni from Italy took the pole in the overall-championship after another total win at the second day.
It wasn’t a perfect day for the KTM-rider, because a crash in the endurotest took him some seconds. But in the end he won in this strange and sandy conditions. Sand seems to be a lucky thing for Pavoni, who made his title in the „under 20 class“ on the sandy ground of the euopean final 2016 in the Netherlands. This year climbing up into the Junior-E1-Class, from the 125 cc 2-stroke bike to the 250 cc 4-stroke KTM, he won both days the overall in Germany and took the pole in the Championship.
Second position of the day was his fellow countryman Maurizio Micheluz, who is fighting in the E3-class.
The special-tests have had been quite narrow, with tough single trails through the woods, so that more horspower does not mean to be faster. Therefore on third position is another junior, one with the small 125 cc bike from the „under 20 class“, the Swede Joakim Grelsson with his KTM.
In the senior-class E1 it was Andreas Linusson with his KTM to take the sixt time a victory in a row! „The secret of my success is, that I try to ride as safe as possible, and I have had only one small crash this weekend.“ Second and third position went to Jeremy Carpentier from France and Daan Bruijsten from the Netherlands, like the day before.
In senior-class E2 the Brit Jamie Lewis won again on his Yamaha. This time in front of Thierry Pittens from the Netherlands and Oliver Nelson from Sweden.
Second position in the overal means victory in the senior-class E3 for Maurizio Micheluz and his Husqvarna. The German Enduro-Champion Denis Schröter had a problem with his shoulder after a crash, but he fought for third position, behind the Italian Ocar Balletti, who is still leading the championship in this class.
Third position in the overall was the victory for Joakim Grelsson in the junior „under 20 class“. Second position was to his contryman from Suede, Calle Johansson in front of the Brit Alex Walton.
The overall-winner Matteo Pavoni took the victory in the juniors-class E1 of course. Second was the Suede Pontus Skoog and Krystof Kouble from Czech.
In the juniors-class E2/E3, with the bigger bikes the podium was totaly to the french riders: Yesterdays second, Max Vial took the first position with the Husqvarna in front of David Abgrall, who is still leading the championship in the class, and Isaac Devoulx.
First day the veteran Arne Domeyer had to stop the race with an injured wrist after a crash. Second day he won all the tests exept the last one: „At the end the pain was to big,“ said the German, who extend his lead in the veterans-class, while the reiging champion Sebastian Krywult from Poland was fighting with technical problems and time penalitys on seventh position. Second position was to Janis Vinters from Estonia in front of Juha Potsaari from Finland.
At the „trade-teams“ the weekend-victory for both days was to the host „Enduro dmsj German1“ in front of „Osellini Team“ from Italy and Eqipe Enduro Armee De Terre“ from France.
Now there will be nearly 10 weeks summer-holidays for the European Enduro Championship: The final competition will take place for three days, from 13th till 15th of October in Gelnika/ Slowakia.
More information and schedules, results and links, there are always up to date and right on the official website:
29th /30th of April Gouveia / Portugal – www.wecportugal.com 8th/ 9th of July Paikuse / Estonia – www.paikuse-enduro.eu 5th/6th of August Burg / Germany – www.enduro-burg.de
13th to 15th of October Gelnica / Slovakia – www.enduro-gelnica.sk