After the third round of European Enduro Championship which took place in Burg, Ger- many (close to Magdeburg) there is a new leader: the only 19 year old Matteo Pavoni from Italy (in the photo) 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 endure test costed him some seconds. But in the end he won in this strange and sandy conditions. Sand seems to be lucky for Pavoni, who snatched his title in the “under 20 class“ on the sandy ground of the European 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 for his fellow countryman Maurizio Micheluz, who is fighting in the E3-class.
The special-tests have were quite narrow, with tough single trails through the woods, so that more horsepower does not mean to be faster. Therefore in third position is another junior: the Swede Joakim Grelsson with his KTM 125 cc from the under 20 class.
In the senior-class E1 it was Andreas Linusson with his KTM to take the sixth 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“, commented Linusson. Second and third position 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 Wesley Pittens from the Netherlands and Oliver Nelson from Sweden.
Second position in the overall 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 Italian Ocar Belletti, who is still leading the championship in this class.
Third position in the overall meant the victory for Joakim Grelsson in the junior under 20 class. Second position for 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. Second was the Suede Pontus Skoog and Krystof Kouble from Czech Republic.
In the Junior-class E2/E3, the podium was totally for French riders: yesterday’s 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.
Yesterday the veteran Arne Domeyer had to stop with an injured wrist after a crash. Today he won all the tests except the last one: “At the end the pain was too big,“ said the Ger- man, who extends his lead in the veterans-class, while the reigning champion Sebastian Krywult from Poland was fighting with technical problems and time penalties on seventh position. Second position for Janis Vinters from Estonia in front of Juha Potsaari from Finland.
At the “trade-teams“ the weekend-victory for both days was for the host Enduro DMSJ German1 in front of Osellini Team from Italy and Equipe 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 from 13th till 15th of October in Gelnika, Slo- vakia.
More information and schedules, results and links on the official website: http://euro- pean-enduro.com/