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FIM EUROPE ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP
3rd round in Germany
At the 5th of August 2017 the first day of the third round of European-Enduro-Championship took place in Burg / Germany (close to Magdeburg).
The over 74 km l0ng circuit was ridden three times in a row and included the three tests every round. At the end the junior-riders were the most successful riders in the overall result. One reason was surely the arrival of heavy rain during the last lap which gave the early starting juniors an advantage over the later classes. So the Italian Mateo Pavoni won the overall ranking with his KTM in front of the Frenchman David Abgrall on the Sherco and his countryman Max Viall on the Husqvarna. After them Maurizio Micheluz was fourth. The former overall champion from Italy is certainly no longer a Junior with his 34 years. Best local hero from was the reigning German champion Dennis Schröter on the fifth position despite losing over 15 seconds on his first Endurotest after a crash.
Five times in a row the Swede Andreas Linusson won the Senior-E1-Class in front oft he former junior champion Jeremy Carpentier from France. The Dutchman Daan Bruijsten was third.
In the senior E2 class, the Welsh man Jamie Lewis won against local riders Davide von Zitzewitz and the reigning European champion Marco Neubert
Maurizio Michelus won the Senior E3 class for Husqvarna with local champion Dennis Schröter and Italian Oscar Ballets. The Este Rannar Usna, was in second place before sliding back to forth
As overall winner, Matteo Pavoni, of course, also won the Junior E1 Class, ahead of Sweden's Pontus Skoog and the Czech Republic's Krystof Kouble. Lee Sealey was 5th.
In the juniors E2 / E3 Class with the big motorcycles: David Abgall took the first place in front of both French Max Vial and Jean-Baptiste Nicolot.
With an entry of 33 riders, the U20 class is one of the most successful youth promotions of the FIM Europe: Participants have to be under 20 years old and over 16. They must only start with 125 machines. The winner was the Swede Joakim Grelsson in front of his countryman Calle Johansson and the French manNeels Theric.
In the veterans over 40 years, the leader of the championship Arne Domeyer sustained an injured wrist after a crash and opened the way for the Finns Juha Puotsaari and Tero Koskinen, in front of the reigning champion Sebastian Krywult from Poland.
In the women class, Jessica Gardiner from Australie lost only one minute penalty on the track and won the class. Second Marita Nyqvist from Finland was followed by Sweden's Hanna Berzelius.
In the overall Alex Walton was 35th and Tom Ellwood was 36th. Kalem Hicks 82nd, Adam Extance 92nd, Aaron Coupland 101st and Neil Bowker 109th. Dan Mundell, Luke Flack and Roger Holland were unclassified.-
Without mountains or hard uphills the course was still worthy of an international competition: more than 95% off-road route and tight stages.
The second day will start at 8:: o’clock instead of 9:00 o’clock. But the track an the distance will be the same at the end.
More information and schedules, results and links, there are always up to
date and right on the official website:
Find the live-timing of second day at: http://zeitnahme-dataservice.de/burg22017/main.html
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