Double victory for Kytönen
The only 19-year-old junior Rony Kytönen from Finland won the third round of
the European Enduro Championship in Madona, Latvia, on the second day with
another day’s victory in the class and the overall ranking and not only the
overall victory over both days, but he also extended his lead in the junior
class „E1“. For the young rider this is the first overall victory in the
European Championship. “This gives me a lot of self-confidence,” said the
Husavarna rider, whose father Vesa, a former enduro world champion (1999),
had accompanied him on this trip.
Second became Albin Elowson, only 18 seconds behind. But the Swede knows
that he was ill just before the competition and had to take antibiotics,
which is why he was physically behind. “But the more I ride, the better.” He
was also reconciled with the fact, that he naturally won the big four-stroke
class and, despite his retirement in Slovakia, slipped back to second place
in this championship. “And I had a small crash on the very last special
stage, which certainly cost me ten seconds.
The international competition again took place in the two-stroke driver
classes: In the small-capacity category, Maurizio Micheluz from Italy won
and in the large-capacity category, Dennis Schröter from Germany won.
In the senior category, defending champion Sebastian Krywult from Poland was
able to win the second day one despite his knee injury and extend his lead.
The British rider Nive Holmes did not manage the trick: After her right
shoulder was dislocated on the first day when she came into contact with a
tree, she could only ride the second day in pain. Nevertheless, she finished
third, but lost the championship lead to Hanna Berzelius from Sweden.
The upcoming final, in early September in Finland, will certainly be
exciting: Kytönen has shown that he can beat the still overall leader
Kristof Kouble and in Finland he would also have a home advantage.
More information and schedules, results and links, there are always up to
date and right on the official website:
6th/7th of April Góis / Portugal (www.goismotoclube.pt/)
18th/19th of May Brenzo / Slovakia (www.bmt1.sk)
29th/30th of Juni Madona / Latvia (www.lamsf.lv/en/sports
6th-8th of September Heinola / Finnland (www.hemk.net)