2023 FIM EnduroGP World Championship calendar updated
The FIM and series promoter Prime Stadium have announced the 2023 Enduro World Championship and World Cup classes – updated early summer dates in Scandinavia and a series conclusion in Portugal.
The 2023 GP calendar has been updated and finalised (for the third and final time we hope this time!) to create a seven-round series. Bringing together a number of well-established events that have previously featured in the EnduroGP calendar, the 2023 series starts earlier in Italy for the first time ever and spreads out across Spain, Sweden Finland Slovakia and concludes in Portugal.
7 rounds, back-to-back weekends including a return to Finland
The calendar features seven rounds, all of which spread across a weekend with two points scoring days plus the first test at each round usually being a Friday night Super Test.
The series begins in Italy and San Remo at the end of March and start of April. Normally we’d see many of the championship teams and riders sharpening their tools in the Italian domestic series at that time. But a month earlier start than recent years will perhaps make a solid winter training programme more important for riders next season.
Round two of the 2023 series will take place in Lalin in northwest Spain, the venue for the opening round of the 2022 championship.
The series will then move onto three back-to-back GP weekends – rounds three and four in Finland and Sweden, rounds five and six in Slovakia and TBA, and rounds seven and eight, both in Portugal.
A Scandinavian tour for the series goes to Heinola in Finland, and Skovde in Sweden in late May and early June respectively. Both will be welcomed by many as this series continues to focus in on “enduro heartlands” where the sport is alive and thriving.
The previous round marked as TBA, was round five, has been dropped making Slovakia a stand-alone date at the end of June/early July in the familiar setting of Gelnica.
The series wraps up with a double-header pair of GPs in Portugal, the home country of the series promoters Prime Stadium. September 29-October 1 takes us to Valpacos and the following week to Santo Andre and actually the same local area as Santiago do Cacem which we visited last year, although likely they will use new tests we understand.
The Enduro Women’s World Championship has four rounds scheduled once again: the first, third and fourth, plus seventh GPs of the season respectively in Italy, Sweden, Finland and the final visit to Portugal.
All other classes, including the Open World Cup will feature at each of the eight rounds although the Open classes can choose which four GPs to claim their points at.
2023 FIM EnduroGP World Championship calendar (updated October 2022):
Round 1 Italy – San Remo/Arma di Taggia 31 March-2 April
Round 2 Spain – Lalin 5-7 May
Round 3 Finland – Heinola 26-28 May
Round 4 Sweden – Skovde 1-3 June
Round 5 Slovakia – Gelnica 30 June-2 July
Round 6 Portugal – Valpacos 29 Sept-1 oct
Round 7 Portugal – St Andre/Santiago do Cacem 6-8 October