The atmosphere in the Biskaia Arena was electric for the 2nd round of the European Superenduro Cup. A little over 6000 fans came to the Bilbao Exhibition Center to cheer on the best international riders – the event hosted, in fact, also the 4th round of the Maxxis FIM Superenduro Maxxis FIM Superenduro World Championship.
The show, which was full-on, complete with enthusiastic cheerleaders and shockingly unpredictable races.
Great challenge between French Jacon Adrien and German Tim Apolle, winner of the first round in Poland, who raced with a KTM 300 that he will also use in the German Enduro Championship. The first manche was regular, while in the second final, just after the start, the crash of a rider slowed the race of the best ones, who had to make difficult comebacks, on the very technical track set up in the city of the Basque Country.
This race saw Tom Knight’s debut in Superenduro (in the second photo): he is the nephew of David Knight, a great rider of a few years ago that all enduro fans remember, and turned sixteen just a few days before the event.
The European title is still to be awarded, and it will be a question among German Apolle, leader of the provisional rankings with 77 points, Latvian Grinfeld Andris and French Jacon Adrien.
The third round will be held at the Sparbanken Arena in Lindkoping, Sweden, on March 31st, still combined with the race valid for the world title.
Full results on FIM Europe website: http://www.fim-europe.eu/events/484