The well-travelled European Enduro Championship heads to Bacau in Romania this weekend for round two of the 2018 series.


The second round of the 2018 European season heads to Bacau, Romania, this weekend with Alessandro Battig leading after round one in Italy.

This is the second time the EEC has visited the North Eastern Romanian city. Back 2014 riders found the demanding and well-prepared enduro event by the Lokal X-Cape organisation for two days of racing.

This year, four laps of a 50km track is planned with two special stages each lap, including a cross tests and a seven-kilometre enduro test.

The paddock and administration are once again on the modern Business and Exposition Centre CAeX on the western outskirts Bacau.

This time more than 100 participants are already registered including 19-year-old Italian Lorenzo Macoritto, who took advantage of home soil in Fabriano, Italy to finish the first round of the championship in second position overall. He will have New Zealand rider, Hamish Macdonald for company in Romania. The Kiwi is still on his European tour having taken in the previous two Enduro World Championship races in Spain and Portugal. 

Battig leads the series but his 35-year-old compatriot Maurizio Micheluz, however, who has already been European Champion, has a lot of international experience including having raced in Bacau in 2014 when the European Championship last visited.

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The entry list for round two of the European Championship includes 52 riders across the Junior classes, 33 in the main classes, 14 Seniors and 12 in the women’s class.

More information: 

2018 European Championship dates: 

  • 14th/15th April      Fabriano,  Italy 
  • 19th /20th May      Bacau,  Romania 
  • 11th /12th August  Skövde,  Sweden 
  • 14th -16th September Kielce,  Poland 



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Jon Pearson
Enduro21 Editor and Bike Tester