Petteri Silván

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Silván at the final round of the 2010 Finnish Enduro Championship.

Petteri Silván (born 21 October 1972) is a Finnish enduro rider and a five-time World Enduro Champion (including the overall world championship title in 1999). He is also a four-time winner of the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) World Trophy with Team Finland.

Silván won the Finnish rounds of the World Enduro Championship in 1991, which earned him a factory team contract with Husqvarna for the following season. Riding in the 125 cc world championship for Husqvarna, he finished runner-up to Paul Edmondson in 1994 and then won his first world title in 1995. After an injury-filled 1996 season, Silván switched to Gas Gas and the 250 cc class, and won his second title in 1999. In 2000, he returned to Husqvarna and the smaller class, finishing second to KTM's dominant Juha Salminen who won all the ten rounds of the season. In the following years, he won his third and fourth world championship titles with Husqvarna before moving to KTM. Silván retired from the World Enduro Championship after the 2005 season, and has since competed in the Finnish national championship.

Career summary[edit]

Season Series Class Team Wins Final placing
1991 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Suzuki 2 11th
1992 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 1 6th
1993 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 1 8th
1994 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 3 2nd
1995 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 5 1st
1996 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 3 5th
1997 World Enduro Championship 250 cc Gas Gas 2 3rd
1998 World Enduro Championship 250 cc Gas Gas 2 6th
1999 World Enduro Championship 250 cc Gas Gas 5 1st
2000 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 0 2nd
2001 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 7 1st
2002 World Enduro Championship 125 cc Husqvarna 5 1st
2003 World Enduro Championship 125 cc KTM 4 2nd
2004 World Enduro Championship E1 KTM 2 4th
2005 World Enduro Championship E1 KTM 2 8th
2006 Finnish Enduro Championship 175 cc KTM 2 2nd
2007 Finnish Enduro Championship 4-stroke Suzuki 1 2nd
2008 Finnish Enduro Championship 250 cc Suzuki 3 1st

ISDE[edit]

Season Class Team Final placing
1992 Junior Trophy Finland 8th
1994 World Trophy Finland 5th
1995 World Trophy Finland 3rd
1996 World Trophy Finland 1st
1997 World Trophy Finland 2nd
1998 World Trophy Finland 1st
2000 World Trophy Finland 18th
2001 World Trophy Finland 16th
2002 World Trophy Finland 1st
2004 World Trophy Finland 1st
2005 World Trophy Finland 2nd

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