UEM-President Vincenzo Mazzi and Germany's Wolfgang Butzner met recently in Rome to discuss the future of the European Enduro Championship, which has established itself over the last few years as a stepping-stone for young riders starting out on the international enduro circuit.
They agreed that with the help of Wolfgang Butzner who will officially act as promoter of the European Enduro Championship, both the UEM and Butzner will work towards the common goal of delivering a championship that gives increased stability in the future.
Butzner, who helped the German Enduro Championship grow to what it is today, will support the event organisers with comprehensive equipment including a starting platform, winner’s rostrum and a VIP Lounge. The venue organizer will receive this support free of charge
“My aim is to help the sport grow to a higher level,” commented Butzner, the new promoter. “In the past the organisers have done a very good job. It's now about making the championship more popular and exciting for spectators, riders and sponsors.”
In addition UEM President Vincenzo Mazzi commented, “I'm very pleased to have Wolfgang Butzner onboard, who for many decades has been involved in the Enduro scene as rider, head of delegation, organizer, and sponsor. We are both looking forward to a successful future.”
The four-round 2012 European Enduro Championship starts in Italy on May 21/22.
2012 European Enduro Championship
Round 1 May 21/22 Arsie, Italy
Round 2 July 21/22 Paikusse, Estonia
Round 3 July 28/29 Ogre, Latvia
Round 4 August 17/18/19 Krompachi, Slovakia
The start/podium unit used for the German Enduro Championhip will now also be used by the European Enduro Championahip in 2012