The 2022 edition of the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy (EVT)has begun with the near two hundred riders all firing their bikes into life and showing one another what they have got during the first day’s acceleration test. With the event’s official opening ceremony kickstarting the festival of classic bikes and good times into life on Wednesday evening, with the acceleration test now complete next up it’s the real start of the competition as riders ready themselves to hit the tracks and trails around host town Santiago Do Cacem.
Despite some heavy rain during the acceleration test, the wet conditions did little to dampen the spirits of any of the riders as Germany took to the top of the Vintage Trophy Team results. Thanks to the combined speed of their three riders Uwe Weber, Johannes Steinel and Sven Roth, Team Germany sit at the top of the provisional standings, ahead of Team Portugal’s Joao Fragosa, Antonio Silva, and Luis Guerra. Austria’s Oswald Reisinger, Anton Reisenhofer, and Kristopher Rosenberger sit third.
In the Vintage Silver Club Team competition, it is Gilera Club Arcore-SDM that leads the way with Mauro Uslenghi, Marco Franceschetti, and Cristian Spreafico getting themselves out to an early class lead. France Enduro Vintage (MCL) hold second at the end of the first day of competition, as Denis Chipier, Jean-Paul Charles, and Marc Morales are placed ahead of MC Pantera and their three riders Fabio Parrini, Massimo Parrini, and Claudio Giuggioli.
In the unofficial individual classifications Salvatore Pennisi leads the way from Bruno Pellegrini, and Stefan Hau.
Day two of the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy will see the real start of the 2022 event as riders enjoy the first of two full days off enduro racing. Completing two laps of a sixty-five kilometre course, riders will experience the delights, and challenges, of the Portuguese terrain on the outskirts of Santiago Do Cacem.
2022 FIM Enduro Vintage trophy schedule
30/09 (Friday): 2 laps with 65 km (3 special test/lap)
01/10 (Saturday): 2 laps with 70 km (3 special test/lap)
02/10 (Sunday): Final MX and Prize Giving Ceremony