The Enduro European Championship will start this weekend the 26th and 27th of May in Italy.
The Championship consists of four events to be held in Italy, Estonia, Latvia and Slovakia. The two rounds in Estonia and Latvia can be contested on consecutive week-ends, thus making it an ideal stepping-stone for young talents into the international Enduro sport, as well as a platform for the established semi-pros. Fierce competition will be expected as starter-numbers, liaison and special-tests will be on par with the World-championships.
A lot of thought and effort has been put into the classes this year. Besides the normal E1 to E3 and the womens’ class, there is going to be a veterans’ class for the riders over 40 years as well as three juniors’ classes. Also there is a strictly E1 as well as a mixed E2 and E3 class and new this year a 125ccm 2-stroke class for riders under twenty, enabling them to ride with a national license. This is to assist young newcomers without great financial backing to test the ground in international sport on international level. Besides the many classes already mentioned the event in Italy will be running a 125ccm 4-stroke trophy and a 50ccm trophy. Additionally the Federations will have the chance to enter a national team.
The final event this year will be in the form of a “mini”- Sixdays running over three days with a end-off season final Motocross. The European- Championships is not just a stepping stone for young riders. Wolfgang Butzner as promoter will bring it to a respectable international level with permanent starting- ramp, professional winners’ceremony, live- timing etc.
26./27. May Arsiè / Italy
21./22. July Paikusse / Estonia
28./29. July Ogre / Latvia
17.-19. August Krompachi / Slovakia
The Enduro European Championship can be followed also on the official website: