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Sometimes rain helps
 
 
After heavy rain the conditions of the first Round of the European Enduro-Championship in Gouveia / Portugal changes over night. But the track switched into a good shape on Sunday, April 30th.
Without the dust and without the juniors advantage to find a smooth, not used track in the first lap, the Italian Oscar Balletti from the senior E3-class took the overall win in front of the reigning champion of the senior E3 class, his countryman Maurizio Micheluz.


 
 
 
 
On the third place in the overall ranking was a rider, who was still a junior at least last year. On the first day, Swede Oliver Nelson had big disadvantages through the dust. "I had to start behind, because I have had no success upto now in this class. That's why I quickly ran into the slower riders before me, but I could not overtake in the dust. "But at the next competition, on the 8th / 9th of July in Estonia, he can start from third position.
The Swede Andreas Linusson, who has had switched from the 300 2-stroke to the 250 4-stroke KTM, won the senior E1 class. He also took the lead in the championship, ahead of the Frenchman Luc Breban and the reigning champion of the class, the Italian Guido Conforti, who took second place on this second day.
With his fantastic performance in the overall ranking, Oliver Nelson also won his senior E2 class. First day winner Nicolas Pellegrinelli was fighting with several technical problems and came home only fourth place, behind the British Jamie Lewis and reigning champion Marco Neubert.
Once again won the German Arne Domeyer the veterans-class with more than a minute ahead. He took the lead in the championship ahead of the reigning champion Sebastian Krywult from Poland. Krywolt took the second place in front of the Finnish Mika Paavola.
Another clear victori was for Jessica Gardiner in the women-class. There was no chance for the Swede Hanna Berzelius and the Finnina Marita Nyqvist.
Theophile Espinasse, who won the overall at the first day took a double victory in his junior E2 / E3 class. There he is in front of hie French countrymen Hugo Blanjoue and Jean-Baptist Nicolot.
In the junior-E1-class Matteo Pavoni won in front of Kristof Kouble. The joung Czech rider switched right now from motocross to enduro an became the best Czech result this weekend.
KTM-rider Calle Johansson took the victory in front of the 17 years old Daniel Mundell from England. But Mundel won the first day and took the lead in the championship in front of the Suede Johansson.
The second of the four competitions for the Enduro European Championship takes place on the 8th / July in Paikuse / Estonia
 
 
 
 

Start in new enduro-season
 
 
On 29th of April 2017 the European Enduro-Championship starts in Gouveia / Portugal in the new season.
On the demanding track, between rocks and stones an a lot of dust, the french junior-rider Theophile Espinasse took the first victory on the first day. The Sherco-rider won all the first five tests and coul go save on the last one...

 
 
– still finishing 25.6 seconds in front of the Italien Oscar Balletti.

This one had the benefit from the technical problems of Anthony Geslin – the French was second until he was one minute late at the timecheck, after his mechanics could not solve the problem in time. This for the Beta-rider drops down to 14th position.

 
 
Natually the junior Espinasse won his junior-E2/E3-class as well, more than half a minute in front of his fellow countrymen David Abgrail and Hugo Balanjoue.
In the junior-class E1 with the small bikes an other french rider took the first place: Jeremy Miroir won ahed the Italien Matteo Rossi and the Czech Kristof Kouble.
At the youngest juniors – at the age under 20 years – the Brit Daniel Mundell won the day in front of Italien Claudio Spanu und Neels Theric from France.

Reigning Senior-E1-champion Guido Conforti did ride only for 5th position of the day. The Swede Andreas Linusson with his KTM took the first position in front of Edgars Silins from Latvia and Daan Bruijsten from the Netherlands.

Marco Neubert, the reigning Senior-E2-champion took the lead until he crashed in the 5th test, where he lost nearly 30 seconds. So KTM-rider Nicolas Pellegrinelli took the victory in front of the Brit Jamie Lewis. Pellegrinelle ist the reigning junior-champion, but now to old, so he has to start in the seniors-classes.

Reigning Senior-E3-champion Maurizio Micheluz was beaten bei his countryman Oscar Balletti. Early day leader Geslin dropped down to third position because of his penalty.

After a long time without racing, the german Arne Domeyer won the day at the veterans: Reigning champion Sebastian Krywolt from Poland took third position behind Juha Puotsaari from Finland.

In the women-class Yamaha-rider Jessica Gardiner took the days win in front of Hanna Berzelius from Sweden an Marita Nyqvist from Finland.

The day bevore the competition the FIM Europe-Kommission and the FIM Europe-Vice-President Michal Sikora had invited all Federations and Teams to discuss the future of the European-Championship.
 
 
 
 
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This weekend, 29th and 30th of april, the European-Enduro-Championship 2017 starts in Goueiva/Portugal.
You will get results, story and pictures here.
 
 
 
 
New season for new champions
 
 
 
 
The new season of the 2017th Enduro-European-Championship starts in two weeks, at 29th/30th of April in Portugal. In Gouveia a challenging area is waiting for the riders, right to the border of the national parc “da Serra da Estrela”.
 
 
The local motoclub is busy in preparing everything: both specials, the cross-test and the enduro-test are within walking distance to the paddock. Around on the track there are some more spectacular places.
The start of the three rounds, each 55 km, will be at 9:00 am, the arrival expected at 3:00 pm.
The best conditions for a sporty start into the new season!

While the reigning champion Brad Freeman, who become a factory rider for Beta in the world-championship, is not taking part, we surely will have a new overall-champion at the end.
Last season’s second, the Czech Jaromir Romancik, is the new favorite: He lost the titel in the E2-class in the very last competition for an unlucky and painfull crash. But he started well this year, already in the international motocross-championship “MX-Masters” in Germany, to prepare for the enduro.
The reigning champion in his class, the KTM-rider Marco Neubert, is injured: The German has twisted his knee during training and demolished his ligaments.
Nevertheless, he had already competed in the first races in the German championship.
Also injured is the junior champion Patrick Markvart, who broke his leg in a competition.
Not starting also the women-champion Jane Daniels – so we have to find a new champion anyway.

This is the first of four competitions in the fight for the crown of European-Enduro.
The next round will be held in Estonia, where in Paikuse the European-Championship already took place in 2012.
After this the Riders have to travel down into the middle of Germany and at least to the Gelnica in the east of Slovakia an the tracks of the former Sixdays.

 
 
 
 

The official forms for portugal are online

- Update - now also the provisional entrylist - Update -
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The new 2017 Calendar for all European Championships is online

 
 
 
 
The Calendar has been published on FIM Europe website at the following link:

 
 
 
 

The changed official calendar European Enduro-Championship 2017

 
 
The FIM Europe Mamagement Council had to change the dates.  So here are the new dates of the European Enduro Championship 2017:

The event in Portugal changed to the 29/30th April and the three-day-final in Slovakia switched and will be held from 13th to 15th of October in Slovakia.
All the competitions will come from Portugal in the April over Estonia in July and Germany in August to the three-day-final in Slovakia in October.
Although many more nations asked for a competition, the championship will stay with four rounds, to make it possible for most of the riders.

 
 

2017:

29th /30th of April Gouveia / Portugal

8th/ 9th of July Paikuse / Estonia

5th/6th of August Burg / Germany

13.th to 15th of October Gelnica / Slovakia

 
 
 
 

Brad Freeman is Overall-Champion

 
 
The only 20-years-old Brad Freeman won the overall-titel at the final of the Enduro-European-Championship in Harfsen / Netherlands with two clear victories day by day.

For an operation on his injured shoulder the Brit have had to leave the race in Latvia, where he scored no points! Thus is the reason he was “only” second in the junior-E2/E3-class behind the new champion Nicolas Pellegrinelli from Italy.

For the other italien, Guido Conforti, a third place in the day was enough to secure his title in the senior-E1-class in front of Jonathan Rosse from Switzerland.

A real crime thriller happend in the E2-class, where the defending champion Tom Sagar quit at the first day. On the morning of the second day the bike of the new leader Jaromir Romancik did not start in time – and the Czech had to start with already 10 seconds penality. A little bit groggy after his crash the day before he became only 4th in the class and misses the titel with six seconds to the German Marco Neubert, who already won the day one and was beaten at day two only by local hero Wesley Pittens.

With two win in the junior-E1-class Patrik Markvart took fortunatly the titel. Fortunatly, because the Czech had to organize his old bike from home, after his new bike was stolen two nights before the competition starts! The title for him was just the reward for his effort.

The 125-class für the young rider under 20 years seems to be firmly in the Italien hand: With two wins, day by day, Matteo Pavoni took the title in front of his fellow countrymen Andrea Verona and Lorenzo Macoritto.

Even in the team-champioship the italien are on top: “SA Racing” the title went to Italy as well as second place with the “Husavarna Osellini-Team”. After them the Germans with “Heikos Bad Boys”.

All other classes where already decided the day bevore.

In addition to the individual-European-Championship, the Nation-Championship was held this weekend.

The nation-cup was won by the Brits in front of the Chechs an host Netherland.
At the Juniors the Italiens took the title in front of Sweden and the Brits.
At the veterans host Netherland could take the place on top of the podium in front of Sweden and Finland.

The motoclub „Hamac“ in Harfsen has made a worthy season final with a real enduro-track and pretty lot of tests.
Thank you for following us this year and start with us to 2017 in Portugal!

 
 
 
 
 
 

First day of the final – First champions

 
 
Already at the first day of the final of the European-Enduro-Championship in Harfsen/Netherland the first Champions where crowned:

The Italian Maurizio Micheluz defended his title in the E3-class: With the big 4-stroke-Husqvarna nobody can reach him any more in the championship. „But in the narrow sections, between the many trees, sometimes the power feels much to much.“

Sebastian Krywult from Poland won the championship in the veteran-class with an other victory oft he day. That Poland took Krywolt to the trophy-team at the sixdays two weeks ago, shows how strong the 40 year “old” man is.

Compleatly unbeaten Jane Daniels took the titel in the women-class The Husqvarna-rider from England was able to defeet the strong Netherlands on their own, special terrain.

Even the day win in the overall from Brad Freeman could not prevent the titels: The Brit took the victory with zwo and a half minute lead in front of the other juniors Patrik Markvart from Czech and Jesper Börjesson from Sweden.

Behind them the first senior, the German Marco Neubert. After the technical failure from the reigning overall- and E2-class champion Tom Sagar from England, Neubert is fighting with the Czech Jaromir Romancik for the championship in the E2-Class.

With 90 km a lap and four tests in every of the three rounds, the times in the special-tests grow up to more than one hour and 24 minutes to the best – and nearly two hours to the slowest riders in the championship.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Final Countdown: Find the Enduro-European-Champion in the Netherlands

 
 
After six riding-days in the Enduro-European-Championship, the final will be held on Friday, 28th of October, and Saturday, 29th of October.
The place to be is in Harfsen, in the east of the Netherlands, where the organizing motoclub was perfect prepared.
For the riders there are three laps to go, each with four different special test, all together about 20 km a round. Attention, the Netherlands are not only with sandy tracks, most of the test will take place at the forests with many roots. The very first cross-test is directly at the paddock, easy to watch for all the teams and spectators.
Both days the competitors will make three laps and collect more than 250 km offroad.
 
 
 
 

So far, no champion has been crowned in any class:
In the overall there is the young british rider Brad Freeman in the leed, though he missed one race for an injury. But now the KTM-rider is back again and want to fight for the titel.
 
 
 
 
His rival will be the Czech Jaromir Romancik, who had won the last two races – and had just took the third place in the team-worldchampionship (ISDE) in Spain two weeks ago.
The Italien Nocolas Pellegrinelli must also be traded as a hot candidate: He could already have taken the lead by his fast riding – if he had not lost the control at a time-check.
In addition to the championships in the individual classes, there will be a competition for the nations too: The riders will not only fight for their own, but also for the nations ranking.
The opening ceremony, as well as driver and team presentation, take place on Thursday evening inside the big party tent on the ground.
Starting time on Friday and Saturday is 8:30 am in the morning and on Saturday evening there will be the price-giving-cermony in the party tent. After that there will take place the big celebration-party, the after-season-celebration with live musik from a band. A good opportunity to say goodbye to the season, because the next day is a long Sunday.
 
 
 
 
 
 
This year still the final had to take place in Harfsen at Friday and Saturday, the 28th and 29th of October. None titel in any class is decided yet – all decisions had to fall on thus weekend. 

 
 
 
 
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