European Enduro Championships 1968 – 1981

Photo of Gold Medal European Enduro Championship 1976

The ISDT had been a very much exclusive event for Europeans in its early years. Alongside it in the late 1960’s the European Enduro Championship was created and it is a helpful indicator to who the best riders were by class over the corresponding years with the ISDT until North American and Australasia took a more active role in the 70’s. The domination of the sport by the Germans is quite notable up to the late 1970’s as is the importance of Czechoslovakia until 1976 when the Italians became the msot succesful nation. Looking at the championship standing also shows the changing capacity classes of the bikes. It is also impressive to note the dominance of the 350cc class from 1968 through to 1977 of Kratoslav Masita and the 5 year dominance of the 250cc class by fellow Czech Mrazeck from 1969. Rolf Witthoft managed to dominate the 125cc class for Germany from 1968 – 1973, again in 1975 then in the 1000cc class in 1980.

European Enduro Championship winners

1968

50ccm V. Kramer – Germany
75ccm H. Trinkner – Germany
100ccm S. Giengier – Germany
125ccm Rolf Witthöft – Germany
175ccm Peter Uhlig – East Germany
250ccm Werner Salevsky – East Germany
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Erwin Schmider – Germany

1969

50ccm H. Brinkmann – Germany
75ccm A. Brandl – Germany
100ccm V. Kramer – Germany
125ccm Rolf Witthöft – Germany
175ccm W. Leitgeb – Austria
250ccm F. Mrazek – Czechoslovakia
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Erwin Schmieder – Germany

1970

50ccm H. Brinkmann – Germany
75ccm A. Brandl – Germany
100ccm L. Specht – Germany
125ccm Rolf Witthöft – Germany
175ccm Erwin Schmieder – Germany
250ccm F. Mrazek – Czechoslovakia
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Fred Willamowski – East Germany

1971

50ccm A. Brandl – Germany
75ccm Josef Wolfgruber – Germany
100ccm Dieter Salevsky – East Germany
125ccm Rolf Witthöft – Germany
175ccm Erwin Schmieder – Germany
250ccm F. Mrazek – Czechoslovakia
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Fred Willamowski – East Germany

1972

50ccm P. Neumann – Germany
75ccm A. Brandl – Germany
100ccm Josef Wolfgruber – Germany
125ccm Rolf Witthöft – Germany
175ccm Erwin Schmieder – Germany
250ccm F. Mrazek – Czechoslovakia
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Z. Cespiva – Czechoslovakia

1973

50ccm P. Neumann – Germany
75ccm A. Brandl – Germany
100ccm Josef Wolfgruber – Germany
125ccm Rolf Witthöft – Germany
175ccm Erwin Schmieder – Germany
250ccm F. Mrazek – Czechoslovakia
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Z. Cespiva – Czechoslovakia

1974

50ccm P. Neumann – Germany
75ccm A. Brandl – Germany
100ccm Josef Wolfgruber – Germany
125ccm Christel – Germany
175ccm Erwin Schmieder – Germany
250ccm Jiri Stodulka – Czechoslovakia
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Testori – Italy

1975

50ccm P. Neumann – Germany
75ccm Ewald Schneidewind – East Germany
100ccm Josef Wolfgruber – Germany
125ccm Rolf Witthöft – Germany
175ccm Erwin Schmieder – Germany
250ccm Alessandro Gritti – Italy
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Z. Cespiva – Czechoslovakia

1976

50ccm Erwin Schmider – Germany
75ccm Hannes Mauersberger – East Germany
100ccm Josef Wolfgruber – Germany
125ccm Alessandro Gritti – Italy
175ccm Elio Andrioletti – Italy
250ccm Jiri Stodulka – Czechoslovakia
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Stanislav Zloch – Czechoslovakia

1977

50ccm Erwin Schmider – Germany
75ccm Osvaldo Scaburri – Italy
100ccm Jürgen Grisse – Germany
125ccm Harald Strößenreuther – Germany
175ccm Elio Andrioletti – Italy
250ccm Alessandro Gritti – Italy
350ccm Kratoslav Masita – Czechoslovakia
+ 350ccm Otokar Toman – Czechoslovakia

1978

50ccm Gino Perego – Italy
75ccm Osvaldo Scaburri – Italy
100ccm Erwin Schmider – Germany
125ccm Eberhard Weber – Germany
175ccm Franco Gualdi – Italy
250ccm Gualtiero Brissoni – Italy
350ccm Elio Andrioletti – Italy
500ccm Giangelo Croci – Italy
+500ccm Manfred Jäger – East Germany

1979

50ccm Pietro Gagni – Italy
75ccm Stanislaw Olszewski – Poland
100ccm Eddy Hau – Germany
125ccm Gualtiero Brissoni – Italy
175ccm Andrea Marinoni – Italy
250ccm Franco Gualdi – Italy
350ccm Augusto Triocchi – Italy
500ccm Guglielmo Andreini – Italy
750ccm Heino Büse – Germany
+750ccm Egbert Haas – Germany

1980

50ccm Gino Perego – Italy
75ccm Stanislaw Olszewski – Poland
100cm Eddy Hau – Germany
125ccm Gualtiero Brissoni – Italy
175ccm Klaus-Bernd Kreutz – Germany
250ccm Andrea Marinoni – Italy
350ccm Augusto Triocchi – Italy
500ccm Guglielmo Andreini – Italy
750ccm Heino Büse – Germany
1000ccm Rolf Witthöft – Germany
+1000ccm Herbert Schek – Germany

1981

80ccm Angelo Signorelli – Italy
125ccm Gualtiero Brissoni – Italy
175ccm Klaus-Bernd Kreutz – Germany
250ccm Alessandro Gritti – Italy
500ccm Jens Scheffler – East Germany
+ 500ccm Hans Werner – Germany

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3 thoughts on “European Enduro Championships 1968 – 1981”

  1. John da Graca said:

    Old results/data are lost very easily, so it is great to see the ISDT results you have collected and posted.
    I am trying to get results of the various FIM European championships – you have a list of champions (1968-81), and I have found top 3 elsewhere. Do you know a sources of the final standings of any of the old European championships?
    I asked FIM about World championships from the 1990s, but they said they are not readily available.

    Thank you

    John da Graca
    j

    • John Knight said:

      The top 10 in each class used to be included in the FIM Annuaire (Yearbook) which was posted out to everyone who held an International competition licence.

      • John It’s great to see you visit us here. I am sorry that I was so busy I did not have time to stop to chat at this years Powys Enduro where it was very nice to see you.

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