Marc Zomer op beide dagen van het EK Enduro in Hongarije in de top tien

Marc Zomer van het WPM KTM team is in de tweede wedstrijd van het Europees Kampioenschap Enduro in Hongarije op beide dagen in de top tien geëindigd. Op de eerste dag verloor hij in de slotfase de achtste plaats en werd negende. Op de tweede dag was de achtste plaats wel zijn deel en kon hij het weekend tevreden afsluiten.

Marc begon op dinsdag met het verkennen van de proeven. De organisatie had drie mooie proeven uitgezet (extreme test, enduro test en een crosstest). Er werd slecht weer voorspeld en door de regenval die in de week voorafgaande al was gevallen, werden de proeven voordat de wedstrijd begon al aangepast en werden er stukken uit de proeven gehaald. Op vrijdagmiddag verkende Marc de laatste wijzigingen en was er klaar voor om aan het weekend te beginnen.

Het beloofde een lange dag te worden op zaterdag van zo’n acht uur op de motor. De dag begon gelijk met de extreme test waardoor de rijders koud erin moesten. Hierdoor was het belangrijk om zo min mogelijk fouten te maken en dit lukte Marc. De enduro test was in de eerste ronde nog behoorlijk glad en hierin liet hij nog wat tijd liggen. In de crosstest ging het lekker maar Marc wist dat het hier nog beter kon. In de ronden die daar op volgden ging het rijden lekker en wist hij zijn eigen tijden telkens te verbeteren. Bij het ingaan van de laatste ronde had hij de achtste plaats in handen. Door een aantal foutjes in de endurotest verloor hij hier net teveel tijd om achtste te worden en sloot daardoor de dag als negende af en werd 52ste in de scratch.

De tweede dag werd met een ronde ingekort maar ook de rijtijden werden korter waardoor er op de route meer doorgereden moest worden. In de nacht van zaterdag op zondag sneeuwde het tot ongeveer 11 uur in de ochtend waardoor de eerste ronde in de sneeuw afgewerkt moest worden. Marc had het moeilijk op de gladde ondergrond en op de kapot gereden route om in zijn ritme te komen. Dit had tot gevolg dat hij in de endurotest even ten val kwam. In de tweede ronde werd de route weer iets beter en kwam er ook meer grip. Het rijden begon beter en makkelijker te gaan waardoor zijn tijden in de proeven scherper werden. In de laatste ronde werd de endurotest gecanceld waardoor deze ronde over slechts twee proeven ging. Deze liepen beide lekker voor Marc en dit zorgde ervoor dat hij de dag op een achtste plaats in zijn klasse af wist te sluiten en hij 41ste werd in de scratch.

In het weekend van 23 en 24 juli gaat het Europees Kampioenschap Enduro verder in Finland.

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Same nationality, new winner: Dietger Damiaens is the best driver in Tamasi in day2

On Sunday, 3rd of April, the second and last day of ELEVEIT Round 2 was held, a day2 characterised by particular weather conditions, in fact, the snow that fell down in the early hours of the morning greatly complicated the event. The second day of Hungary’s Borilli Enduro European Championship 2022 took place over 3 laps; the track was shortened due to the snow that fell in the early hours of the morning and always for the same reason the last Eleveit Enduro Test was cancelled. Not only the kilometres of transfer were shortened but also the travel times of the two scheduled Time Checks. The special stages did not see any changes except for the progressive increase in the channels on the track.

A beautiful but difficult race day that saw Dietger Damiaens triumph, after placing himself on the lowest step of the podium on day 1 he led the overall chart. David Abgrall got on the absolute podium for the first time, with consistent performances he managed to give his opponent a lot of thread to wring, but he was not fast enough to win. Nicola Recchia after a not exactly positive day 1 found the right feeling and won the third overall position. A battle for the ranking that left everyone breathless and that in the end proved the Belgian driver right.

Dietger Damiaens: “It was a positive day, I’m used to trials and mud, in fact, these situations are common in Belgium. I managed to take home consistent times in every single special and I avoided mistakes and this regularity rewarded me with the absolute victory”

David Abgrall: “I fought all day with Damiaens, I wasn’t very fast in the enduro test but in the cross test I managed to be consistent. It was a positive day anyway”

Nicola Recchia: “Today was a beautiful race, from the beginning I did good times in every single special test, I’m really happy with my way of driving. Saturday wasn’t very positive and being able to take a payback gives me a lot of satisfaction”

A difficult day that has seen several changes of leadership within the various classes. The Youth Class was very hard-fought and there were surprises but in the end Daniele Delbono managed to get the better of his rivals; The victory came in the hands of the young Italian after an intense day in which he gave his best and demonstrating what has just said is the minute of detachment given to compatriot Manuel Verzeroli, who climbed the podium until second position. Luca Colorio sat on the third step for only 11 seconds of detachment from the second.

Junior 1 saw a new leader of the day, Killian Lunier; the young Frenchman managed to realise a beautiful victory thanks to a clean and precise guide in the special stages. Carlo Minot started with the wrong gear, a technical problem prevented him from starting the bike in the expected time and this gave him 10 seconds of penalty; all this did not prevent the young Italian from finishing second class ahead of his compatriot Simone Cristini.

Gabriel Chetnicki reached the top of the Junior 2 standings, a totally unexpected result for the Polish rider. His day is extraordinarily positive, which he completed with excellent times in all the special stages. Zdenek Pitel concluded his second effort just behind the Polish driver. At the end of the podium Mike Bokslag with a gap of 15 seconds.

Maurizio Micheluz did not end his day on the top podium step for the first time in this championship. Federico Aresi behaved very well, every special stage was conducted perfectly by the young Italian who took advantage of a mistake of his compatriot and concluded first within the E1. Maurizio Micheluz finished second today while Dawid Babicz was the third best class driver.

Nicola Recchia, after the third absolute position, won the class victory in the E2. The bitter taste in the mouth for the third position of day 1 disappeared thanks to these two beautiful results. Erik Willems, due to some mechanical problems, failed to take home the fourth consecutive victory, but still retains the title of general championship leader; for him came a bitter second position. At the end of the podium is the English rider Thomas Ellwood.

The most fought class on this second day of ELEVEIT Round 2 was undoubtedly E3; this is precisely the class belonging to today’s two best drivers. Dietger Damiaens after the triumph in the absolute also takes home the class victory; similar situation the one of David Abgrall, after the second position recorded in the overall standings also conquered the second class position. Daniel Mundell could not repeat the excellent result on day 1 and finished third today.

Alessandro Rizza is unstoppable, even today the victory of the Senior is his. 4 wins out of 4 for the expert Italian driver. A tough and difficult day, the weather conditions made both the special tests and the transfer complicated, but Alessandro managed to conclude his race very well. Martin Gottvald repeated the result recorded yesterday, confirming himself as the second best Senior driver. German Arne Domeyer, like yesterday, ranked third.

In the women’s class there seems to be only one woman able to impose herself on the others and her name is Nieve Holmes. The strong English rider for the fourth time in a row won the title of best woman in the championship. Zuzana Novackova got on the podium again today and took home the second position. Marine Lemoine concluded in third place as yesterday.

Senior Class
The ranking reserved for the teams saw Lake Iseo as its winner with drivers Daniele Delbono, Simone Cristini, Lorenzo Bernini and Erik Willmes. Diligenti Racing today concluded in second place, its drivers, Daniel Mundell, Maurizio Micheluz, Giuliano Mancuso and Nicolò Paolucci, tried everything but their times allowed them to arrive only on the second step of the podium. Gaerne also closed today in third place thanks to the performances of Carlo Minot, Luca Colorio, Riccardo Fabris and Elio Rigo.

The Airoh Cross Test Trophy of the second round of the championship was won by Erik Willems; despite the technical problems encountered on the second day of the race, the Belgian still managed to record the best industry time of the two days and to confirm the excellent performance recorded in the previous round. Will it be able to repeat itself?

The Eleveit Enduro Test Trophy was the most complex test of these two days of competition. His trials and his slippery terrain made his journey insidious, but Dietger Damiaens’ talent and technical skills allowed him to win the overall victory of these two days.

As happened during the first round, the symbolic plaque of peace and friendship between peoples strongly desired by Mr Berlato, a member of the European Parliament, was delivered to the organising motoclub.

Erik Willems leader of the overall in the championship
A tough day this day 2 of ELEVEIT 2#; the adverse weather conditions have made a race in itself even more complex. The numerous trials and the extremely slimy terrain combined with the little time available to carry out the route have put a strain on the 99 starting riders. It wasn’t easy to get to the end of this difficult day but after all enduro by its nature is never.

Round 2 of the Borilli Enduro European Championship comes to an end. A complex round that has been able to give great satisfaction and emotions to all its participants. The next stage will take place in Finland and will see 24MX as its Main Sponsor. Finland will be the turning point of the Borilli Enduro European Championship 2022, in fact we have quickly reached the middle of the championship and now we just have to wait for July 23-24 to relive the emotions of the continental enduro championship.

Photos: Vision Media

Eleveit Round 2 beats the Belgian flag

For the third time in a row Erik Willems wins the overall standings, Dan Mundell still second while Damiaens Dietger is in third place

Saturday 2 of April in the Hungarian town of Tamasi, the first of the two days that make up the ELEVEIT Round 2 of the Borilli Enduro European Championship 2022 kicked off. A cold and a bitter wind allowed the soil to dry slightly from the huge amounts of water that fell during the days of Thursday and Friday. The water poured onto the track has made numerous paths and some sectors of special stages impassable; this has made it necessary to make some changes and cuts to create a safe track. The work of the Track Inspector, Gionni Fossati, was today more essential than ever; the changes made gave the 99 drivers enrolled in the Hungarian round a difficult and fun race at the same time, which ended without particular problems.

Three special stages distributed along a 47 km long route to be repeated 4 times. The first special test faced by the drivers was the 24MX Extreme Test; a high technical test with numerous obstacles placed along its kilometre in length. Piles of logs, tires and containers characterised the track and required the participants to use all the technical skills in their possession. Mud has also increased exponentially the difficulty of the sectors, making the obstacles present extremely slippery. The Eleveit Enduro Test saw a succession of sectors within a motocross track and others located within a dense forest, narrow and muddy with artificial obstacles such as tires that helped make the track more insidious. The rains before the event also required some changes within this special test that saw its travelling time decrease. The Airoh Cross Test developed on the side of a hill and inside a motocross track allowed the riders to give full display of their speed. A quick special test with terrain that gradually dried up over the course of the day; the terrain that used to be extremely slippery increased its grip during the course of the day, which became increasingly fun.

Erik Willems is the fastest driver for the third time! ELEVEIT Round 2 is still signed by the Belgian who seems unbeatable. He concluded today with a beautiful performance, no mistakes and extremely fast times especially in the Airoh Cross Test gave him the overall victory in his hands. Dan Mundell tried everything to impose himself on the Belgian, but a technical problem with the bike took away his chance of winning. Damiaens Dietger for the first time won a podium in the absolute; after battling all day with the Englishman he narrowly won third position. A beautiful three-way clash that took place in full respect of the opponent who gave a beautiful show to the spectators again.

A battle for the victory of Youth fought until the last special. The class reserved for the youngest saw a continuous alternation of protagonists for the first position. Manuel Verzeroli started strong but Luca Colorio gave him a hard time and snatched his first place but this was not enough for him to win, in fact today he finished second with a paltry gap from today’s winner Clement Clauzier. The Frenchman was slightly delayed in the first part of the day but thanks to an incredible comeback he took home the class victory. Manuel Verzeroli for today is to settle only with the lowest step of the podium.

Inside Junior 1 Carlo Minot took a well-deserved class victory by imposing himself in front of Simone Cristini. Minot took home great times throughout the day, fully demonstrating his incredible talent. Simone Cristini had to give in to his compatriot. Riccardo Fabris finished in third position.

Enrico Rinaldi’s absence in Junior 2 was felt. Lorenzo Bernini immediately took advantage of it to put himself in command of his class, a leadership that did not remain in his hands until the end of the fourth lap. Yuri Quarti, in fact, took home the first class victory and the first podium of the season. Lorenzo Bernini sat in second place while the third place on day 1 was the prerogative of Gabriel Chetnicki.

Maurizio Micheluz is unbeatable, also on this third day of the championship the victory of E1 is his property. An incredible performance by the Italian who took the first position from the first special and you never left it. Federico Aresi had to give in to the speed of his compatriot, so today he concluded second. Nico Rambow fought with all his strength to get the silver medal but with a time of about 20 seconds higher than that of the Italian he was rewarded with third position.

Erik Willems thanks to the overall victory he took home the victory of E2. An incredible victory obtained with absolute domain. The victory of all the special tests within his class crowned him winner of the Eleveit Round 2 day 1. Nicola Recchia tried in every way to blow the victory to the Belgian driver but his times did not allow him, so he concluded day 1 in second class position with the consolation that no one else managed to beat the Belgian. Giuliano Mancuso, after occupying the second step of the podium for some special tests, won the bronze medal.

E3 winning was not easy for Dan Mundell to achieve, who fought all day with his rivals. A day that began uphill for the English rider who finally finished on top of the podium for the third time. Damiaens Dietger after battling all day gave in to the superiority of the Anglo-Saxon, and ended in second place. David Abgrall, after giving a hard time to his rivals, settled in third place.

The Senior class remains loyal to the championship leader Alessandro Rizza who won for the third time its class, fighting bitterly against Martin Gottovald and the German Arne Domeyer.

No change of leadership even within the Women class, which for the third time in a row sees Nieve Holmes as its best driver. In second place we find today Vilde Marie Holt who relegated the French representative Marine Lemoine to third place.

In the Trade Team the winner was Diligenti Racing thanks to the beautiful performances of Daniel Mundell, Maurizio Micheluz, Giuliano Mancuso and Nicolò Paolucci. Lago d’Iseo finished second, Erik Willems, Simone Cristini, Lorenzo Bernini and Daniele Delbono tried everything but they could do nothing against Diligenti Racing. Gaerne ( Carlo Minot, Luca Colorio, Riccardo Fabris and Elio Rigo) finished third, and its members did a good race!

A beautiful day that satisfied the tastes of most pilots. The premises were not the best, the enormous amount of water that fell seriously put in risk the event, however, the intervention of the track inspector allowed the correct conduct of the event and its conclusion without problems. In the hope that the weather will be lenient even on day 2, continue to follow us.

Photo: Vision Media and Maxim Pubblicità

Tamasi hosts the second round of the Borilli Enduro European Championship 2022

The Hungarian city will be the center of the Enduro European with the EEC ELEVEIT Round # 2 next weekend

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of April the 2nd Round of the Borilli Enduro European Championship 2022 will be staged. In Hungary, in the city of Tamasi, ELEVIT Round 2 will open its doors to the more than 100 riders enrolled in this second act of the continental enduro championship. Eleveit, the prestigious Italian brand, manufacturer of boots and clothing for the performance of motorcycle activity, has become the main sponsor of the second round of the championship, going to name the championship’s day 3 and 4.

A Round 2# promises to live up to the expectations created by the previous one. With three special stages within a track of about 50 km. There are all the conditions for a high-level race. The Elveit Enduro Test with a length of around 6 km and with a track that develops for the most part inside a dense forest will host the third and fourth Rounds of the homonymous Trophy. Will Enrico Rinaldi be able to defend the leadership of the Eleveit Enduro Test Trophy?

The Airoh Cross Test with a length of approx 4 km is spread over a single course and with its corners will challenge the participants in the race. A track that promises to be fast and smooth with wide curves that will allow the riders to show off their speed. This will be the stage of the Airoh Cross Test Trophy. Will Erik Willems be able to repeat the times recorded in the last Round or will Nicola Recchia prevail? Which driver will win the Airoh Cross Test?

In Pietramontecorvino the 24MX Extreme Test was cancelled due to the snow inside the track and so in Tamasi will see the riders competing inside this special test the first time within the Borilli Enduro European Championship. An extreme test characterised by artificial obstacles with a length of just under 2 km. Technique and good control of your bike will be the skills required to better face the special stage. If within the Enduro Test and the Cross Test speed and explosiveness are necessary to impose themselves on competitors in the Extreme Test a conservative and attention to detail guide will be the best choice; Walk the special test in the days before the race will be fundamental, the study of the best trajectories has never been so important.

Will Erik Willems repeat the amazing result recorded during the first round? With a double both within his own class and within the absolute, he is the man to beat. Dan Mundell is ready to close the gap of only six points in the general classification. We are only at the beginning, the games are far from closed and everything could happen. Enrico Rinaldi currently occupies the 3rd overall position, however he is such a talented guy that we presume will leave the third step of the podium as soon as he can.

Manuel Verzeroli after winning both days of the Motocross Marketing Round 1# is the championship leader of the Youth ranking; Daniele Delbono will have to show off all his talent to be able to snatch the championship leadership out of his compatriot.

Junior 1 was very hard-fought, Carlo Minot won the first day while Simone Cristini won the second; the latter is currently leading the J1 by only two points ahead of his compatriot Minot. Enrico Rinaldi’s double victory now puts him at the top of the Junior 2 standings with Lorenzo Bernini six points behind in second place. Zdenek Pitel is only four points behind the holder of the second position and in this second round he will try to overtake the two Italians in the standings.

Maurizio Micheluz leads the games inside E1 thanks to the 40 points accumulated during the first round. Federico Aresi, after almost losing the victory on the second day of the race in Italy, is more determined than ever to fill the six-point gap that separates him from his compatriot. The E2 is a very hard-fought class, in fact in second position on equal points we find three drivers: Nicola Recchia, Thomas Ellwood and Giuliano Mancuso. Although the contenders for the first position are many Erik Willems, thanks to the double victory, occupies the first position. Dan Mudell leads his class firmly, E3, thanks to the eight-point detachment that separates him from the Belgian Damiaens Dietger.

The Senior class is led by the Italian Alessandro Rizza who with the Italian double detached the German Ame Domeyer by six points. The Women category is led by the Englishman Nieve Holmes who, having won both days, leads the games with a score of 40 points against 32 of Czechoslovak Zuzana Novackova.

The Trade Team standings sees Diligenti Racing as the provisional leader of the championship, followed by Lake Iseo and Sebino who closes the podium. Who will be the drivers deployed in the Trade Teams to defend their colours?

Will the provisional championship standings be reconfirmed by ELEVEIT Round 2# or will they be turned upside down? Stay with us to find out. For more information, visit the official website of the event:





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