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Tragic mourning for FIM Europe and Hungarian Enduro

Tragic mourning for FIM Europe and Hungarian Enduro

With deep sadness FIM Europe would like to inform that Sandor Sasvari, well-known as Sasó, passed away yesterday, June 2nd, at the age of 65.

At the end of April, he was injured in a bicycle accident and he was treated in hospital with serious injuries. Unfortunately, despite the long hospital treatment, he did not wake up.

He was the Enduro icon in Hungary and he dedicated his whole life to the motorsport not only as a rider, but also as an official, organizer, club manager.
Hungary, MAMS and Sandor had a key role in the rebirth of the Enduro European Championship, thanks to the organizations of important competitions as the one at Hungaroring.

He was member of UEM (later FIM Europe) Enduro and Rally Commission as part of MAMS and also President of Alpe Adria Motorcycle Union Enduro Commission.
He was the only person in Hungary who had a FIM Cross-Country Rally super licence and with that he has been successfully held his duties as clerk of the course during HunGarian Baja World Cup.

Furthermore, he had several positions inside MAMS: he was board member, Enduro Commission Director and in the beginning of 2020 he was appointed as Cross Country Rally Commission Director. As recognition and appreciation of his career and work, in 2020 he was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the board of MAMS.

FIM Europe wishes to pass on condolences to Sasvari’s family, friends and all those touched by his life and actions.

Marco Bolzonello, Chairman Enduro and Rally Commission
“Saso was a milestone for the Hungarian Enduro. Also this year he was engaged with FIM Europe and MAMS in the organization of the European Enduro Championship in Ber: the race was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but he was ready to postpone it as soon as possible. He was tenacious and a hard worker: sometimes it was difficult to deal with him, especially working on regulations. The Enduro world lost and mourns a great friend”.