VALUABLE CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS SCORED
IN FINLAND AND SWEDEN SEES ROWETT
MOVE UP TO THIRD
Date: June 13, 2023
REIJU FACTORY RACING RIDER ROSIE ROWETT SCORED VALUABLE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS AT THE BACK-TO-BACK SCANDINAVIAN ROUNDS OF THE ENDUROGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SETTING HER UP NICELY IN THIRD
POSITION FOR THE FINAL ROUND IN PORTUGAL AT THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER.
2021 4TH Woman’s World Enduro Championship 2021 ISDE Woman’s Trophy Team 2nd
2022 3RD Woman’s World Enduro Championship 2022 ISDE Woman’s Trophy Team 1st
The FIM EnduroGP World Championship headed northeast to Scandinavia for rounds three and
four; Heinola in Finland and Skovde in Sweden, running over two consecutive weekends at the
end of May and beginning of June. Proceedings for round three kicked off at the Heinola MX
track in Finland, with the Friday evening AKRAPOVIC Super Test, the first of 19 tests to
challenge competitors over the weekend. The women were out first to take on the untouched
track; a special test (which also formed part of the Extreme Test) with some steep, slippery
rock climbs and drop offs, made worse by heavy rain in the lead up to the event. Rosie clocked
a 2:06.7 super test, finishing in third place in a 16 strong women’s class.
Day one saw the riders take on three laps of a 52km tough, ‘old-style’ enduro, which the Brits
revelled in and three special tests per lap; the ACERBIS Cross Test, a 2.8km pebbly mix with
woods, the 6.8km JUST1 Enduro Test, which was boggy in places and the 2km POLISPORT
Extreme Test, with no sand or a grass field in sight! Rosie battled hard all day and was
rewarded with a second-place finish despite stopping to check on Badia, who crashed in the
enduro test, although she was given 10 seconds back.
Conditions dried up for day two, which saw the women complete two laps instead of three and
resulted in some good, hard racing. Rosie pushed hard on the unforgiving track, laden with tree
roots and bare rocks from a continuous stream of riders through all of the tests. Rosie excelled
in the extreme test, posting her best tests times, every lap, finishing in fifth position and fourth
in the overall standings after two rounds in the women’s world championship.
“Day one in Finland was a very tough race but I hadRosie Rowett
some close battles, finishing p2 overall and ready to
go again tomorrow. Day two saw some seriously close
racing but, with the track drying out, my speed was
slacking nonetheless, a really positive weekend in the
cross and extreme tests, where I pulled some good
times so I’m really happy all round with some good
Less than a week later and a day earlier than usual, round four of the FIM EnduroGP World
Championship got underway in sunny Skovde, Sweden with the AKRAPOVIC Super Test.
Rosie, aboard her Rieju MR Pro 250, put in an incredible performance to take the win, eight tenths of a second ahead of championship leader Jane Daniels. From here on in however, the format for round four differed from the usual. Day one consisted of three laps of a 65km course, most of it on a hard base military training ground, comprising of a short 1km POLISPORT Extreme Test with logs and rock
gardens followed by back-to-back flat out enduro tests.
A 6.5km JUST1 Enduro Test and a 7km CROSSPRO Enduro test, both set in very similar open,
grassy fields with only a little wood, sandy soil, extremely dusty conditions and both very fast
with lots of tight corners. This was followed by a 6.6km ACERBIS Cross Test, again set in a flat,
open grassy field with very dusty conditions to contend with. The enduro and cross tests were
alternated three times each before riders tackled the extreme test once more before the
finish, 11 tests in total. Rosie pushed hard all day and put in a very strong performance for a
second-place finish, securing multiple top-two special test times and a cross test win.
Day two saw the women drop a lap but nevertheless, Rosie once again battled hard all day in
very dusty conditions and was sitting in third up until the last test, but lost out to Gardiner,
who pulled it back by posting the fastest time on the final cross test, leaving Rosie 7 seconds
behind in fourth but third in the overall standings after three rounds in the women’s world
championship, with all to ride for with one final round to go.
Rosie Rowett Racing reacts to round four of the EnduroGP World Championship round in
Sweden: “Day one finished in p2 overall after long, hard day on the bike with 11 special tests,
ready to go again tomorrow. Day two – pushing till the very last test in the battle for third
unfortunately losing out to Jess Gardiner – fair play to her, she was on it! Overall, a very positive
weekend of riding where I’m currently holding a strong 3rd in the championship going into the
A fantastic set of results and some personal bests saw Rosie move up the championship table
into a podium position. Rosie will now focus on local and national events during the summer,
building up to the grand finale, which takes place at the 7th round of the EnduroGP World
Championship in Portugal at the beginning of October.