2022 FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy set for Santiago Do Cacem, Portugal
The 2022 edition of the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy (EVT) is set to fire into life later this week when more than two hundred riders descend on Santiago Do Cacem in southern Portugal for the four-day festival of classic enduro racing. With competitors coming from across Europe as well as the USA and Canada, fifteen nations will be represented as the event reunites old friends and celebrates the very best enduro motorcycles from the early 1970s through to the early 1990s.
• Santiago Do Cacem, Portugal hosts 2022 FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy
• Four days of competition include opening speed test, two-day enduro, and final MX
• More than 200 riders from 15 nations ready to compete over four days
Stepping forward to organize an international enduro competition once again after successfully delivering a round of the 2021 FIM EnduroGP World Championship, the 2022 FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy will be organized by Clube Motor Sport de Vila Nova de Santo André, in collaboration with Município de Santiago do Cacém and Freguesia de Vila Nova de Santo André, and with the support of both the FIM and the FMP (Federação Portuguesa de Motociclismo).
First run in 2016 during the FIM International Six Days Enduro in Spain, due to the high level of interest in the event the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy became a stand-alone competition in 2021. A successful move, the event attracted a huge entry with enduro and rally legend Stephane Peterhansel taking the overall event win, leading Team France to a commanding Vintage Veterans Trophy win over Team Germany and Team Spain.
This year’s event will fire into life on Wednesday as competitors complete administrative and technical controls before taking part in the event’s official opening ceremony in Santiago Do Cacem. Next up will be the Acceleration Test, on Thursday afternoon, where riders will ride as fast as they can in order to highlight the top speed of their classic bikes, as was commonplace in the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) for many decades.
On Friday and Saturday, competitors will be put through their paces in no uncertain terms as they first face two laps of a sixty-five-kilometer course on Friday before taking on two laps of a seventy-kilometer course on Saturday. With each full day of racing featuring three different special tests per lap, those set on topping the time sheets will have numerous opportunities to do themselves and their nation proud.
The FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy features two main classes – the Vintage Veterans Trophy for national teams of three riders all above the age of fifty, and the Vintage Silver Vase Club category for three riders all above the age of forty. Individual participants are also permitted. Motorcycles competing in the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy are split into five main categories – Classic 75, Classic 79, Classic 83, Open 1986, and Open 1991.
With eight countries entered in the Vintage Veterans Trophy class at the 2022 FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy, on paper at least it looks like Team Italy’s trio of riders – Enrico Tortoli (KTM), Giorgio Grasso (KTM), and Tullio Pellegrinelli (Puch) – will be hard to beat. But with Germany, France, Spain, and many other nations all taking to the start line hoping to challenge for success, the 2022 edition of the FIM Enduro Vintage Trophy looks set to be one of the most competitive yet.
2022 FIM Enduro Vintage trophy schedule
- 28/09 (Wednesday): Administrative/Technical Control and Opening Ceremony
- 29/09 (Thursday): Administrative/Technical Control and Acceleration Test (Santo André)
- 30/10 (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
For more event information and live results stay tuned to https://motorsportsantoandre.pt/
as well as to the event’s official Instagram account @fim_enduro_vintage for daily event story content.