Andreas Linusson KTM European enduro Championship Senior E1 Class 1200

Photo Credit: Robert Pairan

The second day of the three-day final round of the Enduro European Championship took place in Gelnica, Slovakia, on Saturday, 14 October and with one day to go, four different classes champions were crowned.

The first new European Enduro Champion was Joakim Grelsson, in the youngest of the Junior classes — U20 class for 125cc riders. 

Starting out the Swede was only nine points ahead, but his fellow countryman and challenger Calle Johansson had technical problems and dropped out early. 

Gifting Grelsson an early surprise, the KTM rider ended day two as champion. Along with the title, he also received an Easi-Up tent from promoter Wolfgang Butzner to support the youngest riders in the series.

Matteo Pavoni was also crowned a new champion in the Junior E1 class. The KTM rider only needed to finish fourth in the class to seal the deal but instead put in one of his best rides to date.

Not only winning his own class, in the very last special stage, he claimed the overall win and moves up to second in the overall title fight. 

Putting championship celebrations on hold, the Italian has now certainly got his sights set on going for the overall title.

In the senior Enduro1 class, the Swede Andreas Linusson secured his title with one day to spare.

His close rival Daan Bruijstens from Holland did not manage well with the conditions, placing ninth and eighth in the class. 


Jessica Gardiner AUS Yamaha european enduro championship Women 1200

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The fourth title of the day went to Jessica Gardiner: The Australian is riding with a French license and therefore can be classified for the European Championship. 

Despite an injured shoulder, and despite the unusual motorcycle — her bike was stolen and she had to borrow a 250 two-stroke — the Yamaha rider ended day two as the newly crowned European Women's Enduro Champion.

With one day left, the remaining classes are still to be played out, most notably the overall category where championship honours are still up for grabs. 

An ISDE-style motocross will see the winner take all in this year’s 2017 European Enduro Championship.