Under such difficult conditions clearly dominated the Finnish riders with guest starters Roni Nikander (KTM) (here on the left picture) and Marko Tarkkala (Beta). Only in third place in the overall standings, the British KTM-rider Tom Sagar was able to prevail against two other Finns behind him. That gave the British the lead in the European Championship, as the regering champion, Maurizio Micheluz, came only on the 18th place overall, third place in the E1 class. Micheluz is still suffering from the consequences of his injury: "I had dislocated my arm a month ago - and could not train since. In the special, I had continued to attack no strength," excused the Italian.