LJUNGGREN CROWNED SWEDISH ENDURO CHAMPION
KTM’s Joakim Ljunggren wrapped up his eighth Swedish Enduro Championship at the penultimate round of the series in Söderhamn
When it comes to Swedish enduro, Joakim Ljunggren is the current king. Dominating things for pretty much the last decade, Ljunggren added yet another championship winning trophy to his already bulging trophy cabinet.
In Söderhamn, the KTM Scandinavia/Ljunggren Motor rider proved unbeatable. Winning both days with ease to claim his 38 straight win in the series, Ljunggren wrapped up the title with one round to spare.
Joakim has won the Swedish Enduro Cup in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and now 2015. He missed 2013 and 2014 when he raced the Spanish Enduro Championship. He also won the Junior championship in 2002 and 2003. Not a bad record!
Pontus Högberg (KTM Scandinavia) was the closest ride to Ljunggren all weekend placing second each time out.
Andreas Linusson (KTM Scandinavia/Ljunggrens Motor) took a double win in Enduro 3 and placed third overall both days. He needs just three more points at the final round to secure the E3 title.
Niklas Persson on his KTM Scandinavia was the rider to beat in Enduro 1 on Saturday.
Bouncing back to win E1 on Sunday, Yamaha Johansson MPE’s Johan Edlund hangs onto his championship lead by just one point from Persson.
Jesper Börjesson was on top form on his Husqvarna Scandinavia and won both days of the Junior E2 class.
Kawasaki mounted Erik Ljungberg is the new Junior E1 champion. He sealed the deal with a 1-4 scorecard.
Hanna Berzelius showed her classmates a clean set of heels with a double win in the Ladies category.
Big thanks to Kalle Lundstedt and the guys at racemagazine.se for coverage of the Knobby Swedish Enduro Cup