The most successful Estonian enduro rider Aigar Leok will do his one-off comeback to enduro world championship as one of the 2018 rounds is held in his home country Estonia. Enduro Tallinn GP takes place in Estonia's capital Tallinn and the dates are 1.-3. June. This is the first time for Maxxis Enduro GP series to have round in Baltic states.
Aigar Leok won during his presence in enduro world championship both silver and bronze. Now after he ended his international career in 2015 has he competed in Estonian and Baltic races both in enduro and motocross. Now when the round of Maxxis Enduro GP is held in Estonia it was clear that he will start in Enduro Tallinn GP organised by Redmoto club. He will compete in E1 class.
„I'm still in motorsport and like I said two years ago I will continue to compete but now in local level. When it was clear that the round of Maxxis Enduro GP series is held in Tallinn I had no doubts. It is good to race again with the guys and I don't have any special goals for this weekend. I just want to have fun and of course I will give my maximum,“ said Aigar Leok.
Comparing to Estonian championship is the world championship of course harder but this won't scare Leok.
„World championship is harder and it must be as there are the best drivers in the world. I have also spoken with many Estonian riders and I believe many of them will use this unique chance to compete against the championship riders. The stages will be for sure very interesting and enduro has many fans in Estonia therefore I hope to see many spectators on the stages,“ said Leok.
Maxxis Enduro GP will bring to Estonia more then 100 riders plus supporting classes and in total more than 200 riders are expected to start in Enduro Tallinn GP.
The paddock and headquarters of Enduro Tallinn GP is situated in Tallinn Song Festival Grounds which is very special place for Estonia. This is also a place where on Friday night the prologue will be held and both Saturday and Sunday will end there with the last test.
The Republic of Estonia will celebrate its 100th anniversary on February 24, 2018. The territory of Estonia consists of a mainland and 2,222 islands in the Baltic Sea, covering a total area of 45,339 km2. The population of Estonia is 1,3 million and Tallinn 400 000.
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The tickets for the fourth round of the Maxxis FIM EnduroGP World Championship in Estonia, Enduro Tallinn Grand Prix from the 1st to the 3rd of June in 2018 are already available online.
2018 is the first time when the Maxxis FIM EnduroGP World Championship series will visit the Estonian capital Tallinn and also the first time for the series in the Baltic states. You will have the opportunity to enjoy the performance of the best enduro riders in the world battling the steep limestone ridges and sandy terrain in Estonia.
The track here in the small and beautiful Baltic country that is almost 50% forest will be 100% off-road course prepared by the experts from the RedMoto team.
The paddock will be situated right in the middle of Tallinn, on the Lauluväljak song festival grounds, close to the beautiful shores of the Baltic Sea. Estonia's capital Tallinn is the best preserved medieval city in Northern Europe and one of the best value travel destinations in the world.
The program at the paddock will be packed with three days of various and exciting action starting from the prologue on Friday night, but also offering entertainment for the whole family during the weekend.
The tickets cost 10 Euros for adults and 5 Euros for children and elderly, children under 7 years old have free admission. You can buy the tickets online here: Piletilevi.ee
Information about visiting Estonia is available here: visitestonia.com
We have good news for you especially for those who will come to compete without assistance. Together with Valvoline Estonia we offer you an opportunity to get your stuff and fuel to the service point. In both morning you can put your stuff and fuel to the special treiler which goes to the service point and comes back to the paddock in the evening. In service point your things will be in Valvoline tent where every competitor can use Valvoline lubricants for free. Easy! All you need to do is enjoy the race with full throttle!
Tallinn GP 2017 as a main rehearsal for enduro world championship round in 2018
Tallinn GP 2017 held on 27-28th of May in Tallinn is a main rehearsal for 2018 when Estonia hosts for the first time the round of enduro world championship. This year the representatives of FIM and promotor of the championship will be present to give their evaluation to the competition.
Popularity of enduro has risen in last years in Estonia and the success of Aigar Leok in world championship has big part of it. The negotiations to held world championship round in Estonia started last year and final confirmation came from the promoter during the GP Finland held earlier this year. The organiser both competitions is motoclub Redmoto, which is one of the most successful clubs in Estonia.
Veiko Biene, Tallinn GP 2017 race director: „We had the idea to held world championship round in Estonia already few years ago. First contact with the promoter was last year and it was very positive. This gave us certainty to move on. Redmoto club is ready to organise those international competitions and we welcome all the foreign competitors to participate already this year in Tallinn GP 2017.“
Helen Urbanik, General Secretary of Estonian Motorsport Federation: „Enduro is very attractive discipline and it is great that we can introduce it in the capital of Estonia to the wider audience. Those international competitions will bring the stars of enduro to Estonia and it will be for sure show to watch.“
The total length of Tallinn GP 2017 is 500 kilometres and in two days the competitors will compete on 6x3 tests in Tallinn and its nearby.
Tallinn GP 2017 official home page (information, regulations, registration etc) http://eng.endurotallinngp.com
On the photos is 2016 Enduro GP world champion Matthew Phillips. Photos are from private collection
Tallinn GP 2017 spokesman
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