November 6-11 dates confirmed for 2023 FIM ISDE
The FIM and organisers in Argentina have confirmed the 2023 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) will take place from Monday November 6 through to Saturday November 11 at San Juan, Argentina.
The 97th edition of enduro’s Olympics will be based from the brand-new Circuito San Juan Villicum, better known to World Superbike Championship fans, in the western Cuyo region of Argentina.
The mountainous area with green valleys and plenty of sunshine is internationally acclaimed for wine making and will be familiar to any riders and teams who attended the last time the ISDE was in Argentina back in 2014.
The organising committee haven’t changed in that time either but they promise an entirely new course layout is being drawn up for 2023, meaning those who raced here last time can expect new tests and trails.
Back in 2014, France were the winners in the World Trophy category, USA secured victory in the Junior World Trophy and Australia took home the Women’s World Trophy.
Argentinian riders we among the riders who officially represented the host country back then including the 2021 Dakar Rally winner, Kevin Benavides, his brother Luciano, plus Franco and Stefano Caimi. Argentina was well represented in 2014 as they placed fifth in both the World Trophy and the Junior World Trophy.
The countdown to the 2023 FIM ISDE is official on though with the paddock due to open on Tuesday October 31 ahead of the opening parade of nations on Saturday November 4 in San Juan.
David Eli, +Eventos Director and local organiser of the 2023 FIM ISDE said: “We are very excited to host the most important enduro competition in the world once again in our country.
San Juan is an outstanding location to celebrate the Six Days, thanks to the magnificent range of sceneries that the province offers. This new edition will be extremely challenging and will demand both physical and technical skills from the riders. We look forward to welcoming all the teams.
I would particularly like to thank the authorities of the province of San Juan for their proactive involvement in this historic sporting event, which will certainly be unforgettable.”
John Collins, FIM Enduro Commission Director added: “The FIM ISDE remains a competition very close to our hearts and continues to be one of the most important events each year in the FIM calendar.
“The history of this event captures perfectly what motorcycling means to so many of us and is always a great occasion with so many of our national federations present with their official teams.
“It is good to have the ISDE back in South America after five years, and I have every confidence that it will be another memorable edition that will be well organised and enjoyed by all the riders who take part.”
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