Along with the regular three-race main event fixture, the championship will also see for the first time the introduction of a Junior category. Following the format of the Enduro World Championship, the new class is aimed at competitors under the age of 23 years old that are new to the sport of endurocross and will feature two finals at each round of the series.
With many Junior competitors from the EWC expected to test their endurocross skills in Lodz, the newly crowned Enduro Youth Cup world champion Giacomo Redondi will be one of the them. But he’ll also face some stiff opposition from Gas Gas’ Danny McCanney.
McCanney, who placed third overall in the 2012 Enduro Junior World Championship, is now confirmed to compete in Poland. The Manx youngster will use the series as excellent preparation for his assault on the 2013 EWC season.
“Endurocross is something that I’ve never got a chance to do before but I’m looking forward to giving it a go,” confirmed McCanney. “When it was announced that the championship would also feature a Junior class I spoke with Gas Gas about letting me compete. Although they didn’t have any other riders entered in Poland they were keen for me to race and quickly sorted everything out so that I could go.
“To be honest, I’ve no idea where I’ll fit in. Hopefully the track will be quite flowing and offer some good racing. My main aim is to improve my extreme test skills for the EWC, but if I can put my motocross skills to use and get a good start while also staying out of trouble then I’ll be trying to fight hard for a podium result.”