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European Enduro Championship at Skövde (Sweden) – Day 2

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At the end of the second day, two French riders were back on top of the podium in 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. Today Blanjoue was 23 seconds ahead after nine special tests and almost one hour of special stage time. With the third position Alessandro Battig defended his leadership in the overall standings, but Blanjoue is already close, at 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 today I also fell twice," stated the Kawasaki rider from Italy. All three riders also won their classes: Blanjoue the Junior class E2/E3, Dubost the Junior
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European Enduro Championship at Skövde (Sweden) – Day 1

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With a total of 160 participants from 13 different Countries, the parc fermé was filled with respectable numbers of riders. The prologue the evening before was simply evaluated as the first special stage of the first day of riding 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. The main focus on Saturday was of course the cross-test 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. Frenchman Thomas Dubost (in the photo) had already laid the foundation for today's win, with a narrow victory in the prologue: in the end, the KTM-rider was eight seconds ahead of Ronny Kytönen from
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European Enduro Championship at Skövde (Sweden) – Preview

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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 at 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 time checks - the teams do not have to organize an additional support outside. The three laps start daily from 9:00 am, with three special stages to be competed in each case: Two cross tests and an enduro test, where the finish line is always right next to the starting area. For the 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, Italian Alessandro Battig
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Bajas European Championship at Oleshki (Ukraine)

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Day 1 - The 1st stage of the European Baja Championship started in Oleshky desert, Ukraine. It was a historical moment for Ukraine and Europe. The first day of the “Boss Baja Ukraine” began traditionally with a Super Special Stage (SSS) and Super Stage (SS), lenght of the tests was 12,1 km and 33,3 km long. In the extremely hot weather conditions the fastest rider from 8 participants who take part in European Championship in the bikes class was Anton Chornyi from Ukraine with time 40:13,48 , racing with KTM bike. In the same time Arcadiusz Lindner from Poland set the best result in the Quad Class with time 45:44,37 driving with BRP Renegate 800 vehicle. Also a female rider, Olga Rouckova from Czech Republic, competed in the Quad Class. For the riders it was a pretty interesting and hard day due to hot weather (41° C) and nature conditions.
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European Cross Country Cup at Skýcov (Slovakia)

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In the last weekend, the second round of the European Cross Country Cup was held at Skýcov, in Slovakia. The track is very rugged and includes all the technical features that the country cross track should contain. The start was placed on the motocross section where the riders take a few jumps, and uphill or downhill runs are not missing. It was quite muddy, due to Friday’s rain, so it was very important to choose the right track. Štefan Svitko from Slovakia, who dominated the two days, was the absolute winner of the race in Skýcov. He won also the Senior European Cup class, In the Junior class the winner was Patrik Halgaš, from Slovakia, too. In the Women class the winner was Gabika Čipková and in the European Cup Quad class the fastest was Juraj Gejdoš, all from Slovakia. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/544
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Tout Terrain European Cup in Greece

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The second round of the Tout Terrain European Cup was held in Greece. In the context of the Hellas Rally, which sees 285 entries, 46 riders took part to the European Cup. The event started on Monday 21st finished on Sunday 27th. After the first 5 days, French Loic Minaudier was the leader of the overall, ahead of Italian Jacopo Cerutti and Spanish Dani Oliveiras. Day 6 Italian Andrea Mancini snatched the first position at the end of the day. Second position in the absolute standing of French Sebastien Souday, winner of Quad category, who has been bettering every day and who was particularly performing on Day 6’s fast routes. The second position in the Bikes was for Italian Jacopo Cerutti, who has so far won 2 wins and 3 second places and is and 5th in the overall category. With this win, Andrea Mancini went into the lead of
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Enduro European Championship at Bacau (Romania) - Day2

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The Day2 of the second round of Enduro European Championship was held today at Bacau, in Romania. Despite the rain at night, the track was probably even better than the day before. In addition, there was not so much dust, which had partly led to visibility problems on the first day and the ground was partially more handy. The leader of the overall championship, Italian Alessandro Battig, took his revenge. Yesterday he had lost a lot of time in the difficult uphill, where he had to push and fight, but things went smoothly for the Kawasaki rider today. Already in the first special-test of the day he was able to set the fastest time. In the new modified enduro test, in which the increasingly difficult uphill was cut out, he managed to gain the overall victory in the end of the day. However, young Swede Erik Appelqvist finished dangerously close to
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Enduro European Championship at Bacau (Romania) - Day1

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In the first day of the second round of the European Enduro Championship in Bacau, Romania, the French rider Hugo Blanjoue won on his KTM: being 23 years old, he races in the Junior class where he leads the standings. Second place in the overall for Erik Appelqvist from Sweden (photo2) ahead of Czech Krystof Kouble: they all from the Junior class of the E2/E3. After his overall victory at the first round in his home country, Italian Alessandro Battig decided to compete in the other rounds of the European Championship too. Battig won his class, but in the overall classification the Kawasaki rider snatched the sixth place, which however consents him to maintain his lead in the championship. Two more class victories went to his Italian compatriots: in the two-stroke class up to 250 cc the winner was Maurizio Micheluz on Husqvarna and Tommaso Montanari on KTM was the
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European Cross Country Cup at Lathi (Finland)

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The European Cross Country Cup was held at Lathi (Finland) in front of around 1000 spectators in nice, sunny weather. The track was around 15 kms long and very well prepared, no big holes, stones and other difficult, dangerous zones. After 9 laps and 3 hours of hard race there were no dramatic situations or accidents (7 laps for Women’s class). Created with Nokia Smart Cam The winners were Joakim Ljunggren from Sweden in the Senior Class, Antti Ahtila from Finland in the Junior Class, Marko Leponiemi from Finland in the Veteran Class and Marita Nyqvist from Finland in the Women’s Class. Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/535  
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European Enduro Championship at Fabriano (Italy)

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The new season of the European Enduro Championship started this weekend at Fabriano (Italy), around 200 kms North-East of Rome. Day1 - The first winner in this competition was Italian Alessandro Battig (photo2). The European champion Matteo Pavoni was fighting against his countrymen Maurizio Micheluz and Alessandro Battig. Not so strong at the beginning, Pavoni increased in the last five special tests, but Micheluz and Battig were already too far ahead. This year Battig is riding a 450cc Kawasaki instead of the smaller 250cc as in the last seasons, which helped him to win the overall. Photos @Robert Pairan Micheluz was second and won the new 250-2-stroke class, while the former Junior champion Pavoni was third in the overall and won the over 250 cc 2-stroke class. Fourth position for Lorenzo Macoritto, who won the Junior class ahead of Czech Krystof Kouble, first not Italian rider. The Women’s class was
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