Bassella Race is back – Spanish enduro festival this weekend
The Bassella Race 1 will officially open the enduro season this weekend with a 1000 riders including Jonny Walker, Mario Roman, Jaume Betriu and Hamish Macdonald heading to the off-road Festival in Catalonia.
The popular Bassella Race in Catalonia this weekend can rightly claim to be the biggest event in southern Europe with a huge entry of amateur and professional riders across two days of competition.
From the reconnaissance lap of the 60-kilometre main course on Saturday morning to the afternoon exhibition races for kids, classics, adventure and rally bikes plus the spectacular Xtreme race, the Bassella weekend is festival of off-road.
The Xtreme race of the Bassella Race 1 is a crowd favourite attracts Extreme specialists like Jonny Walker and Mario Roman who will be joined by EnduroGP boys Jaume Betriu, Hamish Macdonald and Enric Francisco (among others) this year. Riders are usually in training during the preseason but the sweet cash prizes for its winners help here!
This Xtreme race and combines artificial obstacles in the first part of the lap before it moves to the open, motocross circuit. The result of this Xtreme race determines the starting order for the main Bassella Race 1 on Sunday – although some of the extreme or hard enduro specialists don’t always elect to race on Sunday.
Check the video highlights from the last Xtreme race:
Bassella Race 1 schedule, Saturday February 12:
3:00 p.m. Kids Race
3:30 p.m. Classics Race
4:00 p.m. Maxitrail Race
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Xtreme Race
6:30 p.m. Awards ceremony
Sunday February 13:
10:00 a.m. Bassella Race 1 start
10:10 a.m. Friends category start
3:00 p.m. Awards ceremony
More information: www.bassella.com