Archiv 2018 - EEC

Go to content

Archiv 2018


Kielce - provisional entry list is online

You find it under -Official-

Day 2 in Skövde - French riders on top

At the end of the second day, the two French riders were back on top of the podium at the third round of the European Enduro Championship in Skövde, Sweden:
Hugo Blanjoue and his KTM colleague Thomas Dubost are not only riding in the same KTM-team, but both are also personally good friends and fight against each other only in the special-tests: this time Blanjoue was 23 seconds ahead after nine special-tests and almost an hour of special stage time.
The only third-placed Alessandro Battig defended his lead in the overall standings, but Blanjoue is already close to four points... "This weekend didn't go so well for me, I didn't feel so good on the loose ground and on the grass-tests. And on Sunday I also fell twice," admits the Kawasaki rider from Italy afterwards.
All three drivers naturally also won their classes: Blanjoue the junior class E2/E3, Dubost the juniors E1 and Battig the 4-stroke class over 250 ccm.

In the senior class, guest entrant and local hero Anders Eriksson won again: the former Enduro World Champion had spontaneously decided to participate in his home country just three weeks earlier. But for him it was the same procedure as before, he fought every stage and did his best to relegate the leader of the class, the Polish Sebastian Krywult, to second place. But this on can take it easy, because he remains in the lead of the championship.

In the women's singles, Sanna Kärkkäinen from Finland was pressed by guest entrant Emilie Karlsson, but was able to win both days and extend her lead to 29 points ahead of Nina Klink from the Netherlands and Hanna Berzelius from Sweden.

The nocturnal rain had done the track good and bound a lot of dust. Nevertheless, the tracks went deeper and deeper and exposed more and more stones and slippery roots. This made competition more demanding and difficult as the power of the drivers diminished. Those who were not really physically fit fell further and further back during the long day.

In addition to the major motorcycle brands of KTM, Husqvarna, Yamaha and Honda, there are increasingly also the small manufacturers in the European Championship: Sherco competed nine times, TM and Beta four times each and GasGas and Kawasaki with one engine each.

The final will take place from 14 to 16 September in Kielce, Poland, and will end with a classic launch motocross.

Day 1 in Skövde - French victory

The evening before, the Frenchman Thomas Dubost had already laid the foundation for his day's victory, with a narrow victory in the prologue: In the end, the KTM-rider was eight seconds ahead of Ronny Kytönen from Finland, who is also a junior, but in the 125cc class! Kytönen took second place in the very last special stage, where he managed to take eleven seconds off the Dubost countryman, Hugo Blanjoue: Thus the class winners of the three different junior classes were, all together on place 1-3 in the overall standings!
Local hero Albin Elowson (also a junior) retired already after a crash in the lead in the first round.
The best non-junior was the Italian Alessondro Battig, who has been leading the championship so far: The Kawasaki rider finished sixth overall and won the class of the four-strokes over 250 cc.
Similarly his compatriot Maurizio Micheluz, who won the 250 cc twostroke-class and finally came eighth overall.
In the women's singles, the Finn Sanna Kärkkäinen won again ahead of the two Swedes Emelie Karlsson and Hanna Berzelius.
Among the seniors, the Swede Anders Eriksson won the day as guest entrant ahead of Sebastian Krywult from Poland, who continues to lead the championship. Eriksson, who lives in the Skövde region and runs a motocross school, had been world champion seven times between 1995 and 2003.

With a total of 160 participants from 13 different countries, the parc ferme was filled with respectable numbers.

The prologue the evening before was simply evaluated as the first special stage of the first day of driving and was actually so short that there were no evaluation advantages. But more than 1,000 spectators from the city of Skövde took the opportunity to take a close look at enduro sport.
The main focus on Saturday was of course the crosstest on the ski slope, which was almost completely overlooked.
After three months without rain this changed in the afternoon - during the last lap it started to rain which was especially good for the dust development



Second half of the European Enduro Championship

After the long summer break, the European Enduro Championship is now entering its second half:
From 10th to 12th of August, the competition will be held in Skövde/Sweden, where the third of a total of the four events from 2018 is scheduled.

The paddock is centrally located, directly at the Arena Skövde. This is at the same time the place for the two timechecks - the teams do not have to organise an additional support outside.
The three laps start daily from 9:00 a.m., with three special stages to be competed in each case: Two cross tests and a enduro tests, where the finish line is always right next to the starting aerea.
First time ever in the European-Championship there will be held a prologue on Friday evening.

More than 180 riders are competing in the different classes.
In the overall-championship, the Italian Alessandro Battig currently leads by 14 points ahead of the French junior Hugo Blanjoue. But the KTM rider is highly motivated and prepared to take the lead from his rival Battig.
The Swede Erik Appelqvist will not start. After a crash he is injured and in hospital.
The guest entrant Anders Eriksson also has a home advantage: The seven-time (!) world champion lives in the region and now starts once in the senior class at the age of 45.

For the riders, teams and fans of the Enduro, the local swimming pool has a special offer directly on site - but the swimming pool is more than just a pool, it is a complete fun pool.

Despite the high temperatures and drought throughout Europe, the competition is not at risk.

Here you find the

Here you find the


Entry list for Sweden/Skövde is available

More than 150 drivers from 15 nations has signed in for teh Enduro European Championchip in Skövde.

Supplementary Regluation for Poland / Kielce is available


Battig strikes back in Bacau on the second day

At the first day of the second round of the European Enduro Championship in Bacau, Romania, the Frenchman Hugo Blanjoue won on his KTM: At 23 years of age, he is still just a junior and is thus leading the Young Wilds in the overall standings:
With second place it was the Swede Erik Appelqvist and third place overall in the standings of the Czech Krystof Kouble, who all come from the junior class of the large-capacity E2/E3 motorcycles.
After his overall victory at the first round in his home country, the Italian Alessandro Battig spontaneously decided to compete in the other rounds of the European Championship too. Battig won his class, but in the overall classification the Kawasaki rider took the sixth place "only", but keept his lead in the championship.
Two more class victories went to his Italian compatriots:
In the two-stroke class up to 250 cc Maurizio Micheluz won on the Husqvarna and in the four-stroke class up to 250 cc the KTM mounted Tommaso Montanari.
Only in the two-stroke class over 250 cc was not an Italian fastest on the day, but the Czech Jiri Hadek on his KTM.

In the women's competition, the Dutch rider Nina Klink clinched her days victory in the first round: She was the only one to climb the difficult uphill in the special stage with almost no problems. Their rivals had to push and fight and lost so much time that the best oft hem got a quarter of an hour penalty time.
With this lead in her back, the KTM rider was unstoppable.

But this demanding uphill was also a problem for the men, so that the organizer took this section off for the second day.

The riders were particularly lucky, because the sky opened its locks and released a storm with heavy rainfall as soon as the last rider crossed the finish line.
But the clerk of the course promised that this would only bind the dust and the track would be in even better condition for Sunday.
Bacau for the Juniors at the first day

At the first day of the second round of the European Enduro Championship in Bacau, Romania, the Frenchman Hugo Blanjoue won on his KTM: At 23 years of age, he is still just a junior and is thus leading the Young Wilds in the overall standings:
With second place it was the Swede Erik Appelqvist and third place overall in the standings of the Czech Krystof Kouble, who all come from the junior class of the large-capacity E2/E3 motorcycles.
After his overall victory at the first round in his home country, the Italian Alessandro Battig spontaneously decided to compete in the other rounds of the European Championship too. Battig won his class, but in the overall classification the Kawasaki rider took the sixth place "only", but keept his lead in the championship.
Two more class victories went to his Italian compatriots:
In the two-stroke class up to 250 cc Maurizio Micheluz won on the Husqvarna and in the four-stroke class up to 250 cc the KTM mounted Tommaso Montanari.
Only in the two-stroke class over 250 cc was not an Italian fastest on the day, but the Czech Jiri Hadek on his KTM.

In the women's competition, the Dutch rider Nina Klink clinched her days victory in the first round: She was the only one to climb the difficult uphill in the special stage with almost no problems. Their rivals had to push and fight and lost so much time that the best oft hem got a quarter of an hour penalty time.
With this lead in her back, the KTM rider was unstoppable.

But this demanding uphill was also a problem for the men, so that the organizer took this section off for the second day.

The riders were particularly lucky, because the sky opened its locks and released a storm with heavy rainfall as soon as the last rider crossed the finish line.
But the clerk of the course promised that this would only bind the dust and the track would be in even better condition for Sunday.
Bacau the Second
This is not only the second round of the season in Bacau, Romania, this coming weekend, 19-20 May 2018, but also the second time that the European Enduro Championship will stop there.
Already in 2014 the riders were guests in the northeastern part of Romania and had found there a demanding and well prepared enduro competition by the lokal X-cape-organisation for these two days.

This year, a 50 km long track is planned, which will be passed four times a day. Two special stages each with four (cross-test) and seven kilometres (enduro test) length are integrated in it.
The paddock and administration is once again on the modern Business and Exposition Centre CAeX on the western outskirts of the city.

This time more than 100 participants are already registered and of course none of the favourites can miss this race.
One of these favourites is the only 19-year-old Italian Lorenzo Macoritto, who had already finished the first race in second position overall. However, the Husqvarna rider may have had some home advantage in Fabriano, Italy. But Junior has to convince abroad now.

His 35-year-old compatriot Maurizio Micheluz, however, who had already been European champion, has a lot of international experience - spicily exactly in the year in which the European Championship round had already been in Bacau.
Not only the constellation of old against young promises tension, but also the question of how the other nations will fight for the crown.

Attention, compared to most European countries, Romania is in a different time zone, one hour ahead of time.

Provisional Entry list for Bacau is now online
Day 2 - Double for Battig
At the second day oft he first round of the FIM European Enduro-Championship in Fabriano / Italy the lokal hero Alessandro Battig took the overal-victory as he did the first day:
Again his countryman Maurizio Micheluz was a little time the fastest, but then, this Husqvarna-rider made himself some mistakes in the following enduro-test and finished only fourth behind his team-member Matteo Pavoni, the reinging overal-champion, in the end of the day.
Second behind the winner Battig became a new young gun: Lorenzo Macoritto, starting in the juniors-class „E2/E3“ with the big Husqvarna 2-stroke-bike.
Best „non-italian“ was the french Hugo Blanjoue on fifth position. The Junior was on second position in his class behind Macoritto.
In the seniors-class the polish rider Sebastian Krywult on the KTM won both days and is now leading in the championship.
In the women-class the former champion Sanna Kärkkainen from Finland ist back. She won the second day too, while the Dutch Nina Klink got used to her 4-stroke-bike and became second. All the years Klink was racing with 2-stroke-bikes and this was her first competition with her news 350cc 4-stroke-KTM.
At the youngest Juniors the only 18 year old Claudio Spanu took the win both days: As Macoritto he is supportet from the italian federatione FMI.

Day 1 - Italy first…
The new season of the European Championship started right this Saturday, the 14th of April 2018, in Fabriano / Italy (200 km north of Rome).
And the first winner in this competition has been an Italian rider too!
It was a continuation of the italian championship – last years overall champion Matteo Pavoni was fighting against his countrymen Maurizio Micheluz and Alessandro Battig.
In the beginning not so strong, Pavoni increased in the last five from twelve specialtests  – but Micheluz and Battig has been to far away, he could not reach.
Battig was riding this year a 450cc Kawasaki instead of the smaler 250cc from last seasons: This helped him to win the overall at this first day in Fabriano and the first day of this seasons championship.
Micheluz became second overall and won the new 250-2-Stroke class, while the former Junior Pavoni was third overall and won the over 250 cc 2-stroke class.
Fourth position in the overall was to an Italian too: with this Lorenzo Macoritto did winn the junior-class with the big bikes over 250 cc.
Best „not italian rider“ was the Czech Krystof Kouble, who finished last season second in his class. Now the Junior did fifth position in the overall and again second in the class, behind Macoritto…
While the man had to do four laps with each 65 km, the women had to ride only three: Former (2015) Champion of women-class, Sanna Kärkkäinen from Finland, won at the least. „But it was quite hard sometimes: I have had to overtake so many riders, because I was starting so late,“ she commented in the evening. But next competition she will have a better starting-position, because of her championship-points.

Ab big number of scandinavian rider had been coming to the kick of the championship. But most oft hem had no chance for training at home, with still ice and snow from Finland over Sweden to Norway.

For the second day, the Sunday, the jury cut the distance for all riders to 3 laps, because of the weather forecast.

Livetiming in Fabriano
This weekend (14th and 15th of  April 2018) the FIM Europe Enduro-Championship is going to start in Fabriano /  Italy.
With more  than 25 riders in the „under 21 year“-class the European Championship proves  once again as a real start for young talents.

The link for Liftiming is online now!

Report of the clerk of the course
27 March 2018
The Clerk of the Course repots about the event:

1. COURSE
1.  Total length of one lap KM 60,00 from wich:
2.  KM 10,000 from start CROSS TEST (Fabriano – Agritourism “La Ginestra”) lenght 4,8 km
3.  KM 16,00 from start ENDURO SPECIAL TEST (Attiggio – Le Caselle) lenght 5,2 km
4.  KM 26,000 from start TC2 (Attiggio)
5.  about Km 37,00 from start ROUTE CHECK/transit inspect  
6.  KM 52,000 from start EXTREME TEST (Fabriano – Loc Santa Maria) lenght 2.5 km
7.  KM 53,00 from start TC1 PADDOCK (Fabriano - Palaguerrieri)

2. EVENT SCHEDULE
DAY 1 – Start at 9.00 – LAPS: 3
DAY 2 – Start at 9.00 – LAPS: 3

3 ROUTE MAP  
START/TC1  to TC2    TIME   … mins 26,0 km
TC2 to TC1/START      TIME  … mins 34,3 km
TOTAL TIME (A) DAY 1 – … h + … mins pre-finish – tot. ….h                       
TOTAL TIME (A) DAY 2 (no prefinish) … h
In case of bad weather condition, there will some cutting. Time remain the same.

4. ROUTE MARKINGS
For both day 1 and day 2 – RED ROUTE MARKINGS, THE RIDING DIRECTION SHALL BE
COUNTERCLOCKWISE FOR BOTH DAYS.

5. SPECIAL TEST
There will be a total of 3 Special Test per lap, in the following order:
Cross Test         DAY 1 n. 3          DAY 2  n. 3
Enduro Test        DAY 1 n. 3          DAY 2  n. 3
Extreme Test      DAY 1 n. 3          DAY 2  n. 3

The Cross and Enduro Test have been marked with different colours of tape.

6. TIME CHECKS AND ROUTE CHECKS
There will be a total of 2 Time checks with service and refuelling per lap.
N. 1 Route checks/ transit inspect along the course will be set.
Also one Pre Finish will be organized at the end of Day 1. It will be situated just before the entrance of the paddock (Fabriano - Palaguerrieri).

7. SAFETY
Nearest hospital: FABRIANO – “ E. PROFILI” – 3 KM from the paddock
In accordance with the report of Chief Medical Steward.

8. PADDOCK
The Paddock Area will be situated at Palaguerrieri (Fabriano), besides the services in this area there will be
preliminary operation and park fermé.

9. STAFF
OFFICIALS, ACCORDING TO THE LIST.

10. TIME KEEPING   
FICR Time Keeping team, 2 separate timekeeping system: transponders and fotocell.

12. ACCESS
Signs have been posted from the Paddock to the start and finish of all Special Tests and also to the TC

13. PARC FERME
Parc Fermè will be situated inside the paddock area.
Access to Parc Fermè will be made trough the gate that will be opened facing the Technical Control.
Exit of the PF will be made trough one gate, opening facing TC 1/Start.
Parc Fermè will be supervised according FIME Rulebook.

14. PRACTICE ZONE
Located next to the Paddock (follow signs) 0,800 km from the paddock

15. WASHING AREA
Located just 200 mt near the headquarters of “Palaguerrieri”.

16. PRESS OFFICE
Located in the headquarters, inside the Paddock – Palaguerrieri.

Together with the Fim Europe Enduro Championship will be also one REGIONAL (for Italian only) event.

The Clerk of the Course
Romoli Roberto
Ready, steady, go …
The next season of Enduro riders in the European Championship starts on 14th /15th of April 2018 in Fabriano, Italy (200 km north of Rome). As in all the years, there are a total of four different competitions all over Europe.
This year, the classification has received a revision: For the riders, there are now four different displacement classes, divided into two-stroke and four-stroke engines.
There is the class up to 250 cc two-stroke and over 250 cc two-stroke.
Analogously, the four-strokes were also divided into: up to 250 cc four-stroke and over 250 cc four-stroke is the new classification.
In the 125-class for the youngest riders, the age has been increased to 21 years. In the normal junior-classes, which are up to 23 years, the two engine capacity classes as last year.
Remained are the "seniors" and "ladies". Completely new is the electric bike class: Here one does not (yet) fight for a title in the European Championship, but the FIM Europe would like to keep the door open for upcoming developments. The number of special stages, the route and the length is completely up to the organizer.

The riders have no choice in the protective clothing: As internationally appointed, a back protector and chest protection is required: this must also comply with the test numbers EN1621-2 or EN 1621-3.

The starting signal for the new season will be on April 14th 2018: Then there will be three laps over sixty kilometers through the grounds and with three different special-tests every lap.
Last year overall champion, the italian KTM-rider Matteo Pavoni will be there to defend his title: Last year still riding in the junior class with the small displacement, the Italian is on the KTM in the class E2 / E3 with the big displacement in Fabriano. He is the big favorite this weekend.

With 18 registered women, the ladies' class is more represented than ever!
Matteo Pavoni

The Supplementary regulations for Romania / Bacau are now online


The Supplementary regulations and the provisional entry list

for Italy / Fabriano are now online

A new year, a new challange can begin
Here are the locations and dates, where the competitions for 2018 will take place:
[image:image-1]
Back to content