« Plenty To Take In On Ténéré Tragics High Plains Run | Main | Jeffrey Herlings - MX Large Opinion »

World Enduro Super Series Hixpania Hard Enduro To Replace Italian Classic Enduro



Click to view larger image of Photo: Future7Media Photo: Future7Media

The World Enduro Super Series has announced that Spain’s Hixpania Hard Enduro will become part of the forthcoming 2019 championship.

Joining the series as round four, Hixpania Hard Enduro will replace the provisionally proposed Classic Enduro in Italy and will be held on June 21-23.

Facing complications in securing a suitable venue in Italy in June, series organisers WESS Promotion GmbH decided to look further afield. Following discussions with The 5 Elements event organisation team they were able to incorporate Hixpania Hard Enduro into this year’s series.

“Although our initial goal was to host round four of the series in Italy, the difficulties in trying to find a suitable venue on that specific date regrettably made it impossible," Winfried Kerschhaggl – WESS, Series Manager - said. "However, we’re now looking forward to working with Fran Rico and his 5 Elements team and fully trust that they can deliver a memorable event for all to enjoy. We’re confident that Hixpania Hard Enduro will deliver some of this year’s standout moments of the World Enduro Super Series.”

Now entering its fourth edition, the Hixpania Hard Enduro has quickly become one of Spain’s most prestigious races, and one of Europe’s most visible Enduro races. Annually attracting many of the world’s best Enduro riders, it also welcomes a wealth of eager amateur competitors.

For 2019, the race moves from its original autumn date to become a ‘summer’ event. The format of the race itself will remain unchanged.

Staged over three days, the opening day of competition will feature a Superenduro-style prologue in the heart of the Aguilar de Campoo’s medieval town.

The second day’s ‘Campoo Extreme’ will take riders out on a challenging, 50-kilometre Cross-Country loop around the nearby lake, which competitors will complete three times.

Bringing proceedings to a close, the third and final day of competition – known as ‘Lost Roads’ – will feature a multi-lap Hard Enduro race located in the infamous nearby quarry.

The eight-round World Enduro Super Series begins with Portugal’s Extreme XL Lagares on May 10-12.

Round 1: Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal) May 10-12
Round 2: Trèfle Lozérien AMV (France) May 17-19
Round 3: Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble (Austria) May 30-June 2
Round 4: Hixpania Hard Enduro (Spain) June 21-23
Round 5: Red Bull Romaniacs (Romania) July 30-August 4
Round 6: Hawkstone Park Cross Country (United Kingdom) September 21-22
Round 7: BR2 Enduro Solsona (Spain) October 5-6
Round 8: GetzenRodeo (Germany) November 2-3

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments

There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>