At the 5th and 6th of August 2017 the third round of the European-Enduro-Championship will take place in Burg / Germany (close to Magdeburg). As in Estonia, the last round, only one month before, the locality is plain, without mountains and uphills.
Nevertheless includes the more than 80 km long track 95% offroad and will be physically tiring for the riders.
The ground will be mostly sandy, in the woods very bumpy with a lot of roots. This will be a small home-advantage fort the german riders, which are used to all this conditions, while there is a round of German Championchip since 22 years. Even at this weekend, the competion is one of the German Championship.
Every three laps there will be one motocross- and two enduro-tests. This adds up to over one hour test-times.
In addition, there will be a showstart in the center of the town in order to present the endurosport to the audience. on Saturday
A total of 160 riders will participate in the European Championship run at this first weekend of August.
The leader in the overall rating, the Italian Oscar Balletti, comes with a respectable lead in front of his countryman Matteo Pavoni into this round. The Junior Pavoni has had won the second day in Estonia, while Balletti have had not been particularly successful. Favorit is the reigning German champion Dennis Schröter, who have had already proved himself as a gueststarter in Estonia. In Germany he is well known as a specialist in this sandy terrain.
This should not impress the Swede Andreas Linusson: The KTM driver has had won all races so far in the E1 class and it seems as if he wants to continue this until he reached the title.
The local german riders will be the biggest rivals for the Brit Jaimie Lewis in the E2-Class: The current champion Marco Neubert as well as Davide von Zitzewitz will certainly benefit from their home advantage.
In the E3 class, Oscar Balletti’s lead in championship-points in the E3-class in not this dominant, as in the overall: Rannar Uusna from Estonia could be dangerous to him in the championship, because he is used to such conditions.
Find the livetiming in the internet
1st day: http://zeitnahme-dataservice.de/burg12017/main.html
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