EnduroGP round dropped in favour of Fast Eddy event at Hawkstone Park on the same September dates.
Paul Edmondson and his Fast Eddy events team have switched the planned EnduroGP round at Hawkstone Park UK, previously scheduled as the UK round of Enduro World Championship, to make it a Fast Eddy event.
The change which sees Fast Eddy Racing drop the EnduroGP status to go their own way is aimed at bringing in more riders at a planned bigger and better Hawkstone Park weekend in September this year.
With the event originally scheduled in the Enduro World Championship, Edmondson has pulled the plug on it as an EnduroGP round because he wants to move the event forward “in his own direction.”
Speaking about the change of plan Paul Edmondson said: “I’m an enduro guy through and through, both as a rider and an event organiser, and it is the way forward for us as a company [Fast Eddy Racing]. If the event can run smoother and we can run it how we know we can run it that will get more riders and spectators through the gates.”
“We originally agreed to run it as an EnduroGP but once my team and I sat down we agreed putting in all that effort for an event which has 50 or 60 riders simply wasn’t what we wanted.
“It is the same for all my events, I want to make them the best I can and put on events that people love to ride and love to watch. Hawkstone is an iconic venue and it deserves better. For the good of the sport but, honestly, also as a business it is a decision we had to take.”
The event date and venue does not change, still September 22-23 at Hawkstone Park, nor does Edmondson believe this will affect the quality of riders we can expect racing. In fact he believes quite the opposite, “we want to bring in more riders in more classes and the quality of the racing over the weekend will be better for everyone.”
Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.email@example.com