The second round of the Enduro European Championship will be held on the 21st and 22nd July in Paikuse in Estonia, country that for the first time is hosting an international Enduro event.
For those who haven’t done their homework the ground in the Paikuse area consists of mostly moor and sand, making this the biggest challenge on the trail and specials. This is nothing new for Estonian Toivo Nikopensius, who is not only reigning National Champion, but was also European Champion in the veteran-class two years ago.
Supporting him and his fellow-countrymen will be Aigar Leok, the former Motocross star, who is making a guest appearance in the EEC. Leok currently competing in the WEC holding 3rd place in the E3-class with his TM 300 2-Stroke.
The big question is who has the ability to stop or challenge the dominating Italians who are leading the provisional rankings of 4 classes:
- Guido Conforti – Young Juniors 125ccm
- Jacobo Cerutti – Juniors E1
- Gianluca Martini – Juniors E2/E3
- Mirko Gritti – fastest overall and E3 leader
All together over 150 starters from 15 nations are logged. From Portugal to Finland, from Turkey to England. The event will consist of 3 laps of 60 km on both days. Each lap including 3 different specials (enduro, cross and extreme-test).
It is possible to follow the live-timing during the weekend on the official championship page: www.european-enduro-championship.com