Following the Italian domination at the opening round of the series in Italy, the softer, sandier and slightly muddier conditions of Estonia have favoured those of northern Europe.
With the forecasted rain staying at bay until the final hour of the day, it was Finland’s Roni Nikander (KTM) that claimed the win in Enduro 1. With previous winner Michal Szuster (TM) failing start the event, Nikander secured a comfortable 75-second margin of victory over Norway’s Kjetil Gundersen (Honda). Finishing just three seconds behind the Norwegian, Portugal’s Luis Oliveira (Yamaha) was third.
In Enduro 2, Holland’s Mark Wassink (KTM) fended off a tough challenge from Belgium’s Cedric Cremer (KTM) to record the win. Gaining time on Cremer in the enduro test, Wassink beat his rival by less than two seconds. With Cremer second, Germany’s Marco Neubert (KTM) completed the top three.
It was a home win for TM's Aigar Leok in Enduro 3...
Taking time out from his hectic Enduro World Championship schedule, Estonia’s Aigar Leok (TM) grabbed a home win in Enduro 3. Topping all of the day’s nine special tests, Leok finished more than 90 seconds in front of Italy’s Maurizio Micheluz (Honda). Sweden’s Jonas Karlsson (Honda) placed third.
There was much delight for Sweden’s Martin Larsson (Husaberg) in Junior E1 as he easily won his class while also securing victory in the overall classification. Italy’s Jacopo Cerutti (TM) placed one-minute behind the Swede to finish as runner up with Finland’s Kimmo Hurri (KTM) in third.
Martin Leok was the clear winner in Junior E2/E3...
Adding to the celebrations in the Leok household, Martin Leok, brother of Aigar, topped the Junior E2/E3 classification. Ending his day 34 seconds behind Leok, Italy’s Gianluca (Beta) was second with Poland’s Pawel Szimkowski (KTM) third.
Austria’s Werner Muller (KTM) dominated the Veteran’s class while Finland’s Marita Nyqvist (Yamaha) comfortably won the Women’s category by over six minutes.