The whole of Superenduro’s team will focus on the four Italian rounds of the Enduro World Series.
This 2021, awaited by everyone with great expectation of a fresh restart, is unfortunately struggling again with the resurgence of the pandemic and with a renewed uncertainty about its developments in the near future.
In this climate, Superenduro’s board has concluded that the unavoidable interruption to the Series will carry on during the 2021 season. All energies and resources will be instead focussed on the four rounds of the Enduro World Series that will take place in Italy: Val di Fassa, La Thuile, Pietra Ligure and Finale Ligure.
This decision has matured in the light of the experience made during the 2020 season while co-organizing the two Liguria’s rounds of EWS: very successful events, something to be proud of, that have also made clear at first hand the amount of work involved and the resources needed to achieve such a result.
Superenduro has always aimed at organizing top-notch races, but these standards – add on top all elements related to anti-COVID safety – could not be guaranteed.
Until the very last moment, valid solutions were sought to allow the organization of events that would live up to expectations, but a fair balance between efforts, resources and guarantee of success could not be struck.
What has certainly not failed in this year of pandemic is the riders’ desire to compete and put some power down. With no less than 4 rounds of the EWS Series taking place in Italy, there will certainly be an opportunity to put themselves to the test.
Thanks to the way they are structured, the long weekends of EWS racing will offer everyone the opportunity to compete. The classic EWS format will be reserved to PRO riders, but amateur racers and top riders outside the EWS Global Ranking will also be able to compete, thanks to the EWS100 and EWS80 formats.
EWS100 and EWS80 are top-level competitions with a tough race course designed to spice up the challenges amongst PRO riders, with brushed-up trails and first-class organization.
Although taking part in EWS single events is not like participating in Superenduro, the national series, we are confident that 2021 will in any case be a year of growth and development for the national enduro scene. And to make sure that this can happen, the decision has been taken to concentrate all energies in achieving this goal.
We would like to thank all those who have got in touch with us to show their support and interest in Superenduro, the many loyal riders and teams, our partners, with whom we are in regular contact, and all venues that, despite everything, were ready to get involved.
During the season, and throughout all Superenduro channels, we will try to give you all the necessary assistance and useful information to stay up to date and learn how to enter the Italian EWS rounds on the calendar.
Remember: a lot of people will participate in the EWS events and therefore it is unthinkable to delay the registration until the week leading to the race weekend to be sure of good weather… here, you have to be determined!
In the meantime, here is the first important date for your diary:
During the week of February the 8th, registrations will open for Val di Fassa, La Thuile and Pietra Ligure EWS100 and EWS80 races, and for Rider Trophy of Finale Ligure, the only enduro race in the world with a team format.
For EMBA-registered riders who have instead a high score in EWS Global Ranking and are therefore included in the Reserved Entry List, registration will be open between the 1st and 5th of February.
Get ready and keep the revs up: we will soon go back to share the strong emotions that only racing can give and … we can’t wait for that to happen!