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Anders 10-19-2015 01:38 AM

Gotland Grand National
 
On Wednesday morning, I am leaving for "the world's biggest enduro race", the Gotland Grand National. The web page is in Swedish, but you can try to run it thru a translator.

The race takes place on the Swedish island Gotland.

I am racing in the 50+ class, which has 426 participants.
There are a total of 2595 racers, split between 2 races. The pros start around noon, while all the hobby riders start around 9 o'clock. In the hobby classes we usually are 1700-1800 starters so it is a lot of bikes out there.

The track is approx 22km long and we race for 3 hours. My goal is to go 4 laps which I have done the last 2 years.

Any other Gasgas riders going?

bergerhag 10-19-2015 10:45 AM

Of course! I've started preparations for my seventh Gotland Grand National. It really is a great weekend. I am racing in the 40-49 class #2221

Anders 10-28-2015 06:01 AM

It was my fifth race at Gotland. I did my first in 2011 at the age of 51. I race in the 50-65 year class and finished as no 328 out of 398 racers in my class this year. As you understand, I am not among the top guys, but having fun anyway.

Everything went as planned, and I did my 4 laps in a slightly better time than last year. The new bike behaved well, no problems there.

The track was dry and fast this year, so most people had a better speed than before.

poelinca 10-28-2015 06:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Anders (Post 158885)
It was my fifth race at Gotland. I did my first in 2011 at the age of 51. I race in the 50-65 year class and finished as no 328 out of 398 racers in my class this year. As you understand, I am not among the top guys, but having fun anyway.

Everything went as planned, and I did my 4 laps in a slightly better time than last year. The new bike behaved well, no problems there.

The track was dry and fast this year, so most people had a better speed than before.

Glad to hear everything went as planned.

Can we get some pics/videos form the local media by any chance ?

Anders 10-28-2015 11:10 PM

If you do a search for "gotland grand national 2015" on youtube you will find sime different videos. you can have a look at this one that show helmet camera footage from one of the Racers in the first start (where I was). Approx 800 Racers started together.

https://youtu.be/n6q3Ftbh7GY


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gg3 10-29-2015 12:57 AM

great effort dude.A heap of bar banging at the start!

n1kos 01-14-2017 09:59 AM

New Grand National competition in Finland 26-27 May 2017.

http://en.nordicsportevent.se/evenemang/evenemang-vgn


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