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European Extreme Enduro Cup at Tong, Leeds (Great Britain)

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The first round of the European Extreme Enduro Cup was held at Tong, Leeds, in Great Britain. The expected snow and bad weather never materialised and although the race started in wet weather and the course remained wet and muddy, there was no heavy rain but even some sunny conditions. Extreme Enduro specialist Graham Jarvis took the lead from the start. The expected challenge from David Knight, multi-world champion and multi-winner of this event did not happen because Knight crashed heavily on Lap 1 and was forced to retire. Ex Trial star Billy Bolt now concentrating on Extreme Enduro challenged Jarvis in the early stages, but then Graham started racing with his normal, smooth style he gained a good gap. Paul Bolton, coming back from a long period of stop due to injury, did a really good race, struggling with Bolt. Jarvis had never won this event and was determined
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SuperEnduro European Championship in Lodz (Poland)

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Mike Hartmann is the winner of the SuperEnduro European Championship. Photo by Robert Pairan The German rider Mike Hartmann conquered the first title in the SuperEnduro-European Championship at the indoor-event in Lodz (Poland).The GasGas-rider won both heats in front of the Austrian Lars Enöckl on KTM.Third in the championship finished  the local rider Jakub Lukaszczyk with Sherco.The event was held together with the first round of the World SuperEnduro Championship.“The long journey was worth it and the luck was on our side. Thanks to Gas Gas Germany especially to Marc Haftka and my mechanic Ingo”, said the new European Champion Mike Hartmann.Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/152 The podium - Photo by Robert Pairan
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European Enduro Championship in Rüdersdorf (Germany) – Day 3

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David Abgrall (Photo @Robert Pairan) Today at the final round of the Enduro European Championship in Rüdersdorf (Berlin) the new European champions were crowned. Big winner was the Brit Tom Sagar, who had already won the championship of E2-class yesterday: being the fastest rider of the second day, he also won the title in the Overall-class. And he had to step up the podium for the third time, when the British gained the third place in the team-championship.In the E3-class the second place behind Rony Nikander was enough for the Swedish Martin Sundin on his Husqvarna to win the championship. Sundin finished the race three positions ahead of his rival Radek Toman.In the three junior-classes the first title was decided by a failure during the first course: Patrick Markvart, who had taken the lead in the Junior-E1-class yesterday (when Pellegrinelli did not finish the race because of an accident)  had to
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European Enduro Championship in Rüdersdorf (Germany) – Day 2

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Maurizio Micheluz  (Photo @Robert Pairan) The conditions for the Enduro-European-Championship in Rüdersdorf (East of Berlin) today have been perfect: the weather was not too warm but sunny enough to provide  grip to the riders. The three courses of over 60 kms foresaw three special-tests which meant more than 1 hour test-time.The first title was decided in the morning, when the Yamaha of the E1 rider Jonathan Rossé from Switzerland had an electric failure in the very first test. Rossé could not finish and gave the Italian Maurizio Micheluz the chance to defend his title in the E1-Class. Which he did, even if local rider and wild card Edward Hübner gained the win of the race in front of the Husqvarna-rider Micheluz.Also in the E2-Class we already have the new European champion: the Brit Tom Sagar did not only win the E2-Class, but the Overall as well. With this result the KTM-rider
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European Enduro Championship in Rüdersdorf (Germany) – Day 1

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Tom Sagar (Photo @Robert Pairan) More than 130 riders from the Enduro European Championship took the start on Friday evening with the prologue of the final competition in the German city of Rüdersdorf (east of capital Berlin). Inside the industrial museum the parc ferme was hosted inside the historical buildings und the track of the Test was along the Buelow canal.It became dark very early and the veteran Werner Müller from Austria was the first to set the best time, which hold for more than one hour.On the tough track the old champion had no problems, but the respect of the big crowd watching this test.At the end was it the Brit Tom Sagar to set the very fastest time among all the riders with a gap of 3,6 seconds on Jaromir Romancic from Czech Republik and the French Rudy Cotton.But this test was only the prelude to two days of
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European Enduro Championship in Rüdersdorf (Germany) – Preview

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Maurizio Micheluz, the Italian defending champion The final of the Enduro Championship will be held from October 30th to November 1st in the German city of Rüdersdorf (in the east of Berlin). The start is scheduled on Friday evening with a prologue. From 17:00 clock, the participants of the European Championship will compete there in pairs against each other. The race for the two days foresees three courses on the 62 kms track, with three different special stages. One of them is right in the paddock. The start will be on Saturday at 8:00 and on Sunday from 7:30 already. The main focus is the fight for the title in the Overall standings: the fastest rider of all classes is the Brit Tom Sagar. But the defending champion Maurizio Micheluz was suffering due to an injury in the last race and is he now on form again. We should not
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European Enduro Extreme Cup Calendar Update

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Despite best efforts made by FIM Europe and for reasons outside of its control, it is with great regret that the event in Piatra Neamt (ROU) scheduled on 27-28th June as third round of the European Enduro Extreme Cup, has been cancelled. The updated calendar has now been changed to the following:  
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Enduro European Championship in Uhlirske Janovice (Czech Republic)

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With a second place in the final day of the last round of the enduro-european-championship in Uhlirske Janovice / CZ, the Italian Maurizio Micheluz defended his Overall-title! “Why do we always have to race in rain and mud,” asked the Suzuki-rider bevore, because he knows, that this kind of conditions preferably the Englishman. But his greatest competitor, the Brit Tom Sagar, was fighting with technical problems on second day: His chain jumped away and this costs him more than 40 seconds in the special-test. So Sagars fellow countryman, Steve Holcombe, repeated his success from the first day and was again fastest rider of all classes. In addition this weekend where fight out for the national rankings – these were won by the british riders in the National-Team and in the Juniors! Only this weekend started the 50cc-class: In this particular junior-class only teenagers up to the age of 16 years
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Third round of Extreme Enduro in Kilsbergen (Sweden)

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The third race of Extreme Enduro European Cup was held yesterday in Kilsbergen just outside Örebro in Sweden. The track was about 10km long and had a lot of difficulties, both natural and built up obstacles. The weather was sunny and about 30 degrees celsius and the race time was 4 hours. There was a prologue on Friday afternoon to decide starting order, and Jonny Walker (GBR) had the best time followed by Joakim Ljunggren (Sweden) and today the riders started after the results from the prologue with 10 sec distance between each rider. Jonny Walker took the advantage to start first and never let anybody come close and was first all the way to the finish, second was Joakim Ljunggren and third Graham Jarvis (GBR). It was a hard but fair race and a crowd of about 2000 was watching the race.    Download here FIM Europe Press Release
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Second day of Enduro European Championship in Casanova di Staffora (Italy)

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The second day at the third round of the Enduro European Championship (EEC) in Casanova di Staffora / Italy was won by the Italian rider Maurizio Micheluz. The reigning champion had a tight fight with his countryman Jacopo Cerutti. The winner of the first day, the Brit Tom Sagar, lost a lot of time already in the first lap, when he had a very hard crash in the Enduro-Test. This for he couldn’t reach the two Italians. The heavy rain at the end of the day doesn’t help him too: the last test became very slippery and difficult. The rain started, when the first rider arrived and became more and more. This is the reason that the 17 year old junior Brad Freeman from England won this test took the second place in the overall! This is, why you find his foto in here – while the junior-classes are starting
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