KTM’s Jaromir Romancik topped the overall standings on both days of racing at round three of the European Enduro Championship in Ogre, Latvia.
With 150 riders from 18 different countries participating in the third round of the 2016 EEC series, Romancik was in dominant form in the deep sand of Ogre.
Claiming the double victory the rider from the Czech Republic gained an impressive five spots in the European Enduro Championship’s Overall standings, where he’s now placed second behind Brad Freeman.
Sidelined by injury the young Brit opted not to take the trip to Latvia, but is expected to be back battling for his first EEC overall title in the season’s final next October.
Securing a close second to Romancik on day one, Italy’s Nicolas Pellegrinelli was battling for the overall championship lead on day two, but a three-minute penalty due to early arrival at a checkpoint reduced his chances to score any points on Sunday.
Showing impressive speed in the sandy conditions of Latvia, KTM’s Andreas Linusson secured third overall on day one, claiming the runner-up spot behind Romancik on day two.
Settling for seventh on Saturday, Linusson’s fellow Swede came back stronger the following day to earn a spot on the overall podium with third.
Wrapping up the weekend in Ogre with a win and a second place in Enduro 1, Suzuki mounted Guido Conforti leads the class’ championship standings going to the season final.
With Romancik securing the Enduro 2 class victory on both days, Britain’s Tom Sagar earned 5/3 results to remain at the head of the class’ standings.
Collecting a second and a third in Enduro 3, Maurizio Micheluz extended his lead in the E3 standings to 22 points over Estonia’s Rannar Uusna.
Adding two more victories to her EEC campaign, Britain’s Jane Daniels only needs to score five points in the series’ final to claim the 2016 EEC Women’s title.
The fourth and final round of the series will take place in Harfsen, The Netherlands on October 28/29.
European Enduro Championship Standings (After Round 3)