2023 Enduro European Championship: Double victory for Eemil Pohjola in Estonia
2023 Enduro European Championship video highlights and results from Paikuse in Estonia where Eemil Pohjola took a convincing double day victory ahead of David Abgrall who claims the championship points lead.
2023 Borilli Enduro European Championship round three headed to Paikuse in Estonia with a strong northern European contingent tackling two days of racing in dry and largely sandy conditions.
They were conditions which suited the “locals” with Eemil Pohjola dropping south across the Gulf of Finland to take a double day victory in relatively familiar conditions. Riders from across all senior classes faced three laps of three tests in Paikuse which Pohjola proved the master of, taking the lead from the very first special. The young Finn took a double victory, 29 seconds clear of British rider Alex Walton on day one and a minute clear of Frenchman David Abgrall on day two.
New points leader
Abgrall started the weekend slower but came on strong as the tests got harder to take P2 on day two ahead of Damiaens Dietger, who returned to the overall podium after a year absent. That result puts Abgrall as the new championship points leader’s pate holder heading to the final weekend of the series, round four in Kielce, Poland on September 16-17.
2023 Enduro European Championship results Estonia, day 1:
2023 Enduro European Championship results Estonia, day 2:
EEC round three classes round-up
The hard-fought Youth class saw a new name triumph with Gabin Allemand taking the win against Pietro Scardina and Davide Mei, who concluded podium.
A sixth consecutive success and championship victory for Riccardo Fabris in the Junior 1 class ahead of Dawid Babicz and Miks Rasmanis. Second win for Diego Haution in Junior 2 in front of Lucas Bergstrom and Matyas Chlum took his first podium of the season.
Eemil Helander took the E1 class win in front of Jacopo Traini and championship leader Andreas Beier in third. Eemil Pohjola also won in the E2 class ahead of Alex Walton in second place and Erik Willems in third.
David Abgrall and Damiaens Dietger not only competed for the overall podium but also that of the E3 class with the Frenchman prevailed on both occasions. David is therefore the first placed, Dietger the second and once again Gabriel Chetnicki closed the podium.
It was also a sixth consecutive day win for Maurizio Micheluz in the Senior class. The FIM Track Inspector is getting closer to winning the 13th European title. Nico Rambow took the second place and Andrè Decker third.
Victory in the Women’s class went to points leader Vilde Marie Holt. The Norwegian finished ahead of German Tanja Schlosser and Mauricette Brisebard in third place. First class win for Sweden Enduro Team, second place for Diligenti Racing and third place for Team KTM Novi Korona.
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