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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:01

KTM Mania 2018 Full Card for the 12th Edition!

KTM Mania 20186, 7 and 8 July took place on KTM Mania Langogne Lozère (48) in bright sunshine. Still more, it is this year 570 drivers who participated in this event enduro now unavoidable.

New this year, KTM organized a recognition of the Special 2 with Eric Bernard on Friday night for 10 privileged pilots, who were selected by the authorized KTM dealers with the most drivers in the event. These drivers have benefited from a VIP time and valuable advice of an experienced manager in the person of Eric Bernard.

As in every edition, many top drivers and KTM brand ambassadors were present at the event: 

  • Antoine Meo (multiple World Champion Enduro and 4th Dakar 2018)
  • Josep Garcia (World Champion ENDURO E2 2017 Driver Enduro World Super Series this year)
  • Ivan Cervantes (World Champion Enduro repeatedly)
  • Luc Alphand (World Champion Alpine Ski in 1997 and Auto Dakar winner in 2006)
  • Alexis Pinturault (silver medalist in Alpine Combined and bronze medalist in the giant slalom at the Olympics in PyeongChang in 2018)
  • Benoît Treluyer (Winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Champion FIA World Endurance in 2012).

Their passion for enduro and availability regaled participants were able to share with them special moments and do so in this 12th edition experience all the more memorable.

As always, KTM wanted to offer the new participants. This year, the drivers have therefore launched the discovery of a rich new route loops 2 and 5 special on Saturday. As in 2017, a supply offered by KTM Motorex allowed maximum ease the logistics of the participants and to punctuate the day of running a convivial snack well-deserved break. The acceleration test,which closed the day was a fun moment that led to some figures of speech! The driver with the fastest time on this test won 2 VIP tickets to the Red Bull Knock Out 2018.

At the end of the day 110% enduro drivers and attendants came in droves to participate in the evening awaited KTM Mania. After the evening's keynote by Eric Antunes, President of KTM France, animations and playful competition game as VIP participants. Ivan Cervantes and Antoine Meo engaged in a fight against unmatched watch for disassembly-reassembly team wheel with participants from KTM Mania. In this stormy atmosphere continued the evening with a drink and a meal followed by a concert evening with the Transat group, interspersed with a few burns.

This dynamic evening has not dented the will of the vast majority of enduro since over 95% of the plateau was initially Sundays! A record in the history of KTM Mania that has defied all predictions. The pilots discovered a new loop for this 2 nd day of testing, and a new special.

Throughout the weekend, the drivers were also able to improve their knowledge in suspensions with WP racing service provided by GPRP, benefit from maintenance tips Motorex and discover the products and services of the event partners: Codever, KTM Assurance Moto Verte, Michelin, Red Bull and GoPro.

At Scratch ranking of 2 days is Till De Clercq who mounted the podium in front of Nathan Bererd, followed by Sylvain Lebrun. In the women's category, it's Juliette Paulhan that ends on the 1st of the podium and leaves with a GoPro camera and 2 VIP tickets to the Andros Trophy with AMV.

For the 3rd consecutive year, Green Assistance Saint Etienne won the Challenge Distributor KTM, followed by Elite Moto 15 Motorcycle and Baines.

Passion, pleasure, VIP, emotion and unbridled atmosphere: This 12th edition has even earned its name from classic 110% Enduro!

Now find all the results on www.ktmmania.fr and on the Facebook page KTM in France . The official video of the 2018 edition and the photos will be online in the coming days, stay tuned!

Last modified on Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:13

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