SCHRÖTER ON FORM AT GERMAN OPENER
Defending champion Denis Schröter made it a winning start to his 2015 season with a double victory at the opening round of the German Enduro Championship in Uelsen.
Report & Images: Denis Günther / Enduro.de
A favourite with the riders for it’s soft, sandy special tests, Uelsen saw Schröter hit the ground running on day one.
Winning all bar two of the day’s tests, the Husqvarna rider secured a comfortable 53-second margin of victory, while also topping the Enduro 3 class.
Chasing him home for second, Davide von Zitzewitz (KTM) also claimed the Enduro 2 class win.
In the battle third, Edward Hübner (KTM) held off Marco Neubert (Honda) by seven seconds to take a top three finish.
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On day two there was no change at the top of the standings with Schröter again leading the way.
On song from the word go, he scorched his way to the fastest time in all of the day’s tests to end the day as victor.
Behind him things tightened up as von Zitzewitz came under fire from Hübner. Despite Hübner pulling six seconds on him in the final test, von Zitzewitz had enough in hand to take the runner-up result.
With Hübner forced to settle for third, Björn Feldt (KTM) delivered a strong ride for fourth while Andreas Beier (Husqvarna) completed the top five.
Results – German Enduro Championship