The racing season in SloEnduro is over for weeks now but the final event, the award presentation day, is yet to come.

Traditionally we will hold this event in Ajdovščina for the fourth year in a row. In Hiša mladih we will be handing out a series of trophies on Saturday November 19th for all the achievements in the past season. The official program starts at 5pm in the bar. Before that we will do some riding in the area.


The best of SloEnduro season

First of all we will congratulate all the top ranked riders in the SloEnduro final standings. In men’s category Vid Peršak (Orbea Enduro Crew) managed to defend his title by winning the final race after taking two more earlier in the season. Yana Dobnig (RLM Mondraker) secured her title in women’s earlier on. The struggle behind Peršak was tight as well. Finally Gerd Skant (Giant Stattegg) finished in second and Tadej Razpet (Pedal Racing) in third spot. Peter Mlinar (KK Črn Trn) was fifth and Nejc Huth (Energijateam.com) sixth. In women’s category Petra Bernhard (Gravity Eagles) was second and Giulia Albanese (U.C. Caprivesi) third.

Besides the top ranked overall we will also have the best in age classes on podium in Ajdovščina. Matjaž Istenič (Energijateam.com) won the men’s junior title in front of David Castellani (ASD Maglia Nera) and Aljaž Bogataj (Pedal Racing). In Masters 1 Robert Kordež (Black Hole Enduro) won from Bernd Dorrong (Radlager Racing) and Jaka Tancik (Energijateam.com) while Cri Maierhofer (Radlager Racing) is the series champ in Masters 2 in front of Grega Nagode (Energijateam.com) and Gabor Winkler (FRO Racing). Patrik Rot won the hobby class in front of Blaž Hölcl and Jernej Oblak.

The best in 4Fun series

The best in 4Fun series will also have their moment. It is Peter Mlinar (KK Črn Trn) as winner of men’s standings in front of Matjaž Istenič and Miha Spruk (Calcit Bike Team) while the top three in women’s is same as in the big league: Dobnig 1st, Albanese 2nd and Bernhard 3rd.

Best teams in 2016

Best teams of the season will also be announced. Kamplc Racing Team took the lead after two events, but then handed it over to Energijateam.com. The newcomers to the series, Austrian RLM Mondraker Racing Team, finished third.

Kenda SuperStage

There will also be some special prizes from series sponsors. Kenda has been with us all season long and also stepped in with Kenda SuperStages, one at every race. We have already awarded each of the Kenda stage winners and now we have more goodies for the ones with best overall times. The 2016 Kenda SuperStage champions are Tadej Razpet and Yana Dobnig.



O’Neal rookie of the year

O’Neal will once again present the best rookie of the season. This is the highest ranked rider in his first SloEnduro season. This year the title goes to Daniel Schemmel (Cube Action Team) who also won the opening race Enduro 3 Camini.

iXS SuperRider

iXS is chipping in with prizes for the riders who managed to enter and finish all the series events. To make it harder all 16 events (SloEnduro and 4Fun) are included in the deal. This year’s SuperRiders are Miha Spruk and Grega Nagode.

Best event

This is a prestigious title and 15 organizers are in the mix to take it. Last year it went to Enduro Cerkno who closely edged out Enduro Grozni. Black Hole Enduro won both years before that. We’ll find out the name of the best organizer in 2016 on November 19th in Ajdovščina.

And thanks to…

Besides all the trophies, titles and prizes it will also be the chance to express gratitude to everyone who made the season happen. We are all SloEnduro so basically we are thanking each other that we pulled off another one. We’ll thank to each of the organizers because without the events there would be no series. The sponsors are just as important: Keindl Sport with its brands Cube and iXS and Kenda Tire as the biggest supporters, then Unior Tools and Velo d.d. with O’Neal. mtb.si is our link to the world. It would be hard to make the series happen without these partners.

Then there are the people who spent their time so the series was able to reach its goals. Andrej Dekleva was in charge of media coverage while Matej Okoren and Nejc Bole we supplying him with the photos. One again we were excited to see each of the video reports by Aircam.si crew consisting of Tine Lenart and Marko Rman. Mags Timing led by Aleš Makuc made sure each rider was timed on course. Dan Prohart was setting up the venues, Nejc Černilogar designed the number plates and other materials, Nina Rupnik translated our regulations and Anže Žabjek help out with the logistics.

One big THANK YOU to all at the end of the season.

See you in Ajdovščina

www.sloenduro.com


Also see
Grožnjan final provides SloEnduro 2016 series champions
2016 Enduro Grozni video

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