44. Uelsener ADAC Geländefahrt 2021 2-Days Enduro met FIM Vintage Enduro Europees Kampioenschap

Op 14 en 15 augustus organiseert MSC Niedergrafschaft een 2 daagse Enduro in Itterbeck (D). Dit jaar hebben we het FIM Vintage Enduro Europees Kampioenschap naast de Duitse Enduro Cup.

Ik denk dat de Vintage EM ook een leuk evenement is voor Nederlandse renners.

Wegens de verschuiving van ons evenement van maart naar augustus hebben wij geen predicaat voor de DEM. Interrijders mogen starten in klasse 1 van de ADAC Enduro Cup.

Alle andere geïnteresseerden kunnen beginnen met een daglicentie.

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FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy on Elba Island from 20 to 23 October 2021

Exactly forty years after the triumph of the legendary Italian Red Helmets during the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) organised on Elba Island in 1981, history will repeat itself in the same location. The International Motorcycle Federation (FIM) in collaboration with the Italian Motorcycle Federation (FMI), has officially entrusted the organisation of the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy to the Moto Club Isola d’Elba, which will be held from 20 to 23 October 2021.

The FMI Working Group made up of Franco Gualdi (Enduro Committee Coordinator), Francesco Mazzoleni (Regularity Manager of the Vintage Motorcycle Committee) and Paolo Buratti (Race Director) will support the organising committee, chaired by Daniele Anichini.

For the first time this year, the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy will take place separately from the FIM ISDE that is contested on modern motorcycles, and which is also scheduled to take place in Italy in Rivanazzano Terme from 30 August to 04 September.

The 2021 FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy will include:

• The Vintage Veterans Trophy Team: a competition for national teams. Each team will be composed of three riders aged at least 50 and who have been nominated by their respective federations.

• The Vintage Silver Vase Club team: a competition for club teams. Each team will be made up of three riders aged at least 35.

There will be four classes: A (motorcycles built up until 1975, 2 Strokes), B (motorcycles built up until 1975, 4 Strokes), C (motorcycles manufactured up until 1980), X (motorcycles manufactured up until 1986). In the Vintage Veterans Trophy team and in the Vintage Silver Vase Club team, each team must be represented in at least two of the classes A, B, C.

Giovanni Copioli, FMI President: “After the victory of the Italian team in Portugal in 2019, the meeting on the Island of Elba will certainly be unmissable. The FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy will not take place within the normal ISDE framework alongside the modern motorcycles as it has been until today, but it will be an event in all respects given the media and sporting importance it deserves. The scenario of the island of Elba evokes great memories for us Italian fans and will also guarantee fun and a good level of challenges thanks to the organisation of the local Moto Club. I thank the International Motorcycle Federation, who once again gave all their confidence to Italy and the FMI by entrusting us to deliver another high-level competition. We are committed to respecting all the health regulations necessary to safely welcome the many expected participants.”

Jorge Viegas, FIM President: “The organisation of the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy outside the FIM ISDE will allow the development of this Enduro competition for classic motorcycles first introduced in 2016, during the Six Days which took place in Navarra, Spain. The FIM is delighted that the FMI and the Moto Club Isola d’Elba have accepted to organise the 2021 edition which will bring together a greater number of fans of classic Enduro motorcycles from 1975 to 1986 and 50cc to 250cc. We really hope that this unique competition will gather international media and fans for what will be an unforgettable 2021 edition. See you from October 20 to 23 on the Island of Elba!”

FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy ambiance parc fermé © Nuno Laranjeira

GREAT BRITAIN AND THE FIRST ENDURO

They call it “The Olympics of Motorcycling”. The International Six Day Trial is an endurance race that lasts six days. FIM decides to rename it ISDE in 1981.

After the first experiment in Carlisle in 1913 and an interruption caused by the First World War, the ISDT becomes a matter of national pride in Britain. The International Trophy, a competition for teams of three who can only ride nationally produced bikes, is launched. From 1924, the Silver Vase sees teams of four racing each other on freely chosen – and therefore also foreign – bikes.

British legends like G.S. Arter and Graham Walker dominate the International Trophy. The latter is the father of Graeme Murray Walker, the Formula 1 voice first for the BBC and then for ITV between 1976 and 2001. Graham competes on a modified bike because of a war injury he suffered when he was transporting despatches for the “Royal Corps of Signals”, a regiment of the British army specialised in radio communication on battlefields. He races for both Rudge and Norton, but, at the ISDTs in Buxton in 1926 and in Ambleside in 1927, he is victorious on a bike produced by Sunbeam, a company bought by the BSA in 1943.

Albert “Bert” Perrigo, one of the most iconic riders of British racing in the 1920s, is later hired by the BSA as race director. He wins his first gold medal during the 1912 24 Hours London-Edinburgh: he competes for Bordesley Engineering Co. from Birmingham, a company which he also works for. Racing for the BSA from 1926, he convinces the managers to develop the Gold Star (350 and 500 cc), which remains their most sold model until 1963. Perrigo wins the first British Experts Trial in 1929 and the gold medal in Merano in 1931. He also leads the legendary team that completes a 7200 km ISDT without a single mechanical problem on three models randomly chosen from the production line: lucky charms that also very much increase sales.

Figures like George Rowley, F.W. Neill, and Gordon Wolsey emerge during the interwar years and Great Britain is increasingly enthralled with regularity racing. In 1928, the Six Days (ISDT) of Harrogate are given a lot of attention by the regional and national press. This interest is also fed by the presence of Louise McLeane and Marjorie Cottle, who, in 1927, were part of the only team composed of solely women ever to have won the Silver Vase. The News of the World publishes a photo of the team which also includes Edith Foley and two other female riders. According to the newspaper, they are “the English women who triumphed in the International Trials.”

At the time Cottle is described as “the most famous female motorcyclist in the world”. She reaches stardom a bit like Hellé Nice, who leaves for a marketing tour of the United States in the summer of 1930 after becoming the fastest woman in the world at the wheel of her Bugatti in 1929. Cottle drives a Raleigh on several occasions, not only during races like the 24 Hours Birkenhead-Aberystwyth trial in 1924, but also during promotional events like a 1400 km tour in July 1926 which has the aim of encouraging women to ride motorbikes. Later on, Cottle is also supported by the BSA and Triumph receiving not only direct financing but also discounts on replacement parts.

Great Britain remains the leading nation in the International Trophy until the early 1950s when the young Johnny Brittain establishes himself. He is the son of Vic, the winner of the British Experts Trial in 1936 and 1938. Brittain starts successfully riding a 350 cc Enfield Bullett at the age of 18 and goes on to win over fifty races. He takes part in ISDTs for fifteen consecutive years, wining 13 gold medals. In Czechoslovakia in 1953, he is part of the last British team to win the trophy.

It’s a transitional moment: a new era is starting in the history of Enduro.

WESS Embraces An Enduro Vintage Revival

The World Enduro Super Series enjoyed an old school revival with a Vintage Trophy class outing at round seven, the BR2 Enduro Solsona in Spain.

Machinery from the golden era of Enduro were rolled out with pride and ridden side-by-side on the same course as the championship’s modern-day motorcycles.

The paddock was filled with the smell of premix as iconic manufacturers from the 1960s through to the late 1990’s revved up.

From Bultaco to BMW, SWM, Peugeot, Cagiva, TM Racing, Montesa and many more, competitors rode the liaison section from Solsona to Bassella to battle the high-speed Cross Test before returning to Solsona on the second liaison section, signing off with the head-to-head Super Test.

Attracting riders from all across Europe, it also brought motorcycling stars of old out of the woodwork.

1000cc Of Harley Davidson

Former World Superbike competitor from the late 1990s, Giovanni Bussei used the WESS outing to dip a toe in Enduro waters for the very first time.

On arguably one of the most unique pieces of machinery at the event, the Italian raced in style on a custom-built Harley Davidson.

“Motorcycles are my passion – it’s in my blood,” told Giovanni. “I’ve raced World Superbikes and World Supermoto, but I never tried Enduro until now.

“I wanted to do something different, so I built a Harley Davidson. With 1000cc and weighing 250 kilograms it’s a little crazy, but it’s cool and I love it.

“There are some amazing motorcycles here and lots of passionate people – it’s been a lot of fun to be a part of it.”

Cervantes Embraces The Past

An Enduro legend in his own right, four-time Enduro World Champion – and course director for BR2 Enduro Solsona – Ivan Cervantes was impressed with both the vintage revival and the capabilities of the machinery on a course designed to test today’s world-class Enduro riders.

“It’s amazing to see all these vintage bikes come out to race,” said Ivan. “I think it’s important to show today’s stars the motorcycles of our past and how Enduro has evolved into what it is today.

“You can also really feel the passion of these guys. They love what they do and want to keep that old school magic alive.

“I was amazed by how capable the bikes were, especially Giovanni’s. When I first saw it I had no words. I followed him on the trail and thought ‘now he will have trouble’, but no! That was so cool to see.”

20 Years From Now

Leading the race to become this year’s ULTIMATE ENDURO WORLD CHAMPION, Germany’s Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) watched with interest the classic machinery raced at BR2 Enduro Solsona.

“When I think of the tracks we’re riding I have so much respect for these guys,” commented Manuel. “There are sections of the trail that are really gnarly, so to ride these bikes takes a lot of skill.”

“I love the vibe too. Everyone is chilling, chatting and having fun. And at the end of the day, that’s – whether new or old – why we ride bikes. It will be interesting to see in 20 years from now, how my KTM compares to what is being raced!”

The World Enduro Super Series continues with the eighth and final round at GetzenRodeo on November 2.

Watch the crowning of this year’s ULTIMATE ENDURO WORLD CHAMPION live on Red Bull TV.

Championship Standings (After Round 7 of 8)

1. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM – GER) 5110pts; 2. Jonny Walker (KTM – GB) 4240pts; 3. Josep Garcia (KTM – ESP) 4165pts; 4. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna – ESP) 4034pts; 5. Graham Jarvis (Husqvarna – GB) 3920pts; 6. Nathan Watson (KTM – GB) 3881pts; 7. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM – POL) 3850pts; 8. Mario Roman (Sherco – ESP) 3070pts; 9. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna – GB) 2725pts; 10. Pol Tarres (Husqvarna – ESP) 2520pts…

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WORLD ENDURO SUPER SERIES – 2019 SCHEDULE

Round 1: Toyota Porto Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal) May 10-12
Round 2: Trèfle Lozérien AMV (France) May 17-19
Round 3: Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble (Austria) May 30-June 2
Round 4: Hixpania Hard Enduro (Spain) June 21-23
Round 5: Red Bull Romaniacs (Romania) July 30-August 3
Round 6: Hawkstone Park Cross Country (United Kingdom) September 21-22
Round 7: BR2 Enduro Solsona (Spain) October 4-6
Round 8: GetzenRodeo (Germany) November 2

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