World Enduro Canada has recently announced that major changes are to be made to the Canadian off-road motorcycling landscape. After listening to input from riders, sponsors and fans WEC have decided to shake things up in 2012.
Always focused on developing fast Canadian off-road motorcycle racers, WEC will incorporate both enduro and cross-country style racing into the new for 2012 Royal Distribution Canadian National Off-Road Championship.
For the last three years the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship has been very successful in developing better riders from beginner all the way to the Pro level. One question that is always a hot topic of discussion is what type of racing is the best for creating faster riders.
Special test format enduro racing has been proven successful around the world at developing fast riders but many will argue that the bar-to-bar action of cross-country racing makes for a faster rider. In 2012 WEC is going to combine both of these excellent forms of competition into a single National Championship “The Royal Distributing Canadian National Off Road Championship”.
This new National Championship will combine the best elements of Enduro with Cross Country and make for an exciting and groundbreaking series.
The series will consist of six rounds. It begins in Western Canada with the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship two back-to-back days of special test Enduro competition in Vernon, BC hosted by the Vernon Off Road Motorcycle Club. The following weekend in Blairmore, AB Clint Riviere’s Full Gas Crew will host another two days of Enduro racing. At the conclusion of this Western swing the Canadian Enduro Champions will be declared in all classes.
In September we head East for the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship. The first event will hosted by the FMSQ at the famous Ormstown, Quebec venue. The Grand Finale will be a Cross Country race in Ontario the very next weekend at historic Motopark in Chatsworth where we will crown the Canadian Cross Country Champions in all classes.
All six days of competition will pay points towards the Royal Distributing Canadian National Off Road Championship. This number one plate will have special significance because it will be earned through competition in multiple disciplines of Off Road racing.