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It’s been confirmed that the 2018 EnduroGP World Championship will return to its previous three class structure as per 2016.
After reducing to two senior classes for 2017 — EnduroGP and Enduro2 — the news coming from the final round of the series in Germany this weekend is 2018 will see Enduro 1, Enduro 2 and Enduro 3 categories restored.
Along with that, the EnduroGP will remain but as an overall standing, like in 2016.
New for 2018 is the introduction of an additional Junior class.
Juniors — for riders up to 23 years old — will be split into two based on engine capacity to encourage more riders to compete.
Junior 1 will be up to 250cc two-stroke and four-stroke, while Junior 2 will be over 250cc two-stroke and four-stroke.
The Youth 125cc Cup remains unchanged for riders up to 21 years of age.
It’s good to see that the FIM and EnduroGP promoters have listened to what manufacturers, teams and riders want.
enduro21.com welcomes these changes, good job.
Enduro 1 (E1): Up to 250cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke
Enduro 2 (E2): 250+ cc 4 stroke up to 450cc 4 stroke
Enduro 3 (E3): 250+ cc 2 stroke and 450+ cc 4 stroke
EnduroGP: Rankings based on overall standings (E1-E2-E3)
Starting order: 1st to 15th in inverse order of the provisional rankings.
Junior & Youth 125cc
In order to encourage more young riders to take part in the Junior and Youth 125cc categories, it has been decided that the final rankings will take into account the 10 best results in Juniors and the 8 best results in Youth 125cc.
Juniors – Age limit 23 years
Creation of Junior 1 and Junior 2 categories, but there will be just one winner of the FIM Junior Enduro World Cup based on the overall rankings (J1-J2) taking into account the 10 best results.
Junior 1 (J1): Up to 250 cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke
Junior 2 (J2): 250+ cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke
Youth 125 cc — Age limit 21 years.
The final rankings of the FIM Youth Enduro World Cup 125cc are based on the 8 best results.
Robert LynnEnduro21 Editorrobert@future7media.com