Enduro Kamnik, round 5 of SloEnduro series and 2016 Slovenian Championships race, started with street prologue as part of Kamfest music festival.
German rider Maximillian Gast (RC 1950 Erlangen) was the surprise winner in front of Slovenian Blaž Hölcl and Austrian Stefan Egarter (RLM Mondraker Racing Team).
The favourites were less visible: Gerd Skant (RideTSG) finished in 4th, Tadej Razpet (Pedal Racing team) in 5th and Daniel Schemmel (Cube Action Team) only in 45th. We will not see series leader Peter Mlinar (Blackthorn) this weekend since he injured his wrist in practice while Vid Peršak (Gaes Orbea Enduro Crew) returned late from Canada and will also sit this race out.
Austrian Yana Dobnig (RLM Mondraker Racing Team) was the only woman on prologue course today and she is counting on some competition with Italian Giulia Albanese (UC Caprivesi) tomorrow. Petra Bernhardt (Gravity Eagles) also joined the injured list after a crashed in training here in Kamnik.
On Sunday the riders will face four special stages while the fifth one is cancelled. The trails are slippery and they might be some more rain overnight. The first rider takes off from downtown Kamnik to the Old Castle hill at 10am.
All photos by Ma_Tej