2021 EnduroGP of Sweden onboard track preview
POV onboard track preview of the three tests riders will face at round four of the 2021 EnduroGP World Championship in Skovde, Sweden.
It feels like only yesterday we were in Estonia for round three but riders are already checking their bikes through scrutineering at the fourth EnduroGP round of the 2021 World Championship season in Skovde, Sweden.
The GP is part of a week-long festival, ‘Skovde Enduro Week’, in northern Europe which began with a kids race yesterday (Wednesday) and concludes after the GP with an all-comers cross-country race on Sunday.
The Swedish GP welcomes the Enduro Woman back for the weekend and their second round, as well as a number of ‘home’ wild card riders adding to the mix across all classes.
The battle in the Women’s class is wide open this season and definitely worth keeping an eye on this weekend. With Laia Sanz returning to GPs and Mireia Badia also upping her game, the defending champ Jane Daniels has plenty to concentrate upon.
The main GP classes promise much with the season playing out in favour of the rider who makes the least mistakes during each GP day so far holding fort. They're all fast but at the top of the pile Brad Freeman is that rider and holds the golden plate. Along for the fast ride with Brad, Josep Garcia and Wil Ruprecht are both also setting an unbelievable pace in the tests.
No other rider has yet taken a day win but Andrea Verona and Davide Guarneri are threatening with Sherco teammates Hamish Macdonald and Danny McCanney edging ever-closer. Steve Holcombe should be in that shortlist but is riding with an injury again this weekend having broken a rib at the start of the GP season and then spanking his ankle last weekend in Estonia.
The weather looks set to be hot and dry over the weekend where riders face a quarry-based Cross test, the longest of the GP, an Enduro test switching between the trees and an open grass section plus an Extreme test also on the grass but with steep elevation changes on a ski-run with off-cambers and peppered with man-made obstacles.
The Swedish GP jumps a day forward to normal and so begins on Thursday night, July 22, with the Super Test from 18:00hrs local time.
Main race days on Friday and Saturday (July 23-24) begin from 09:00 with riders facing three laps of the three tests previewed above – Enduro, Extreme and Cross tests in that order.
You'll find all the results as soon as they are published, insight and videos across the three days right here on Enduro21.