The provisional dates for the FIM Enduro World Championship have been released with two back-to-back weekends through the summer, a new round in Corsica and provisionally no snow.
The FIM has released provisional dates for the 2019 Enduro World Championship which sees a return to back-to-back rounds ‘close’ to each other on consecutive weekends: Spain and Portugal in May, then Corsica followed by Italy in June. That makes life easier for teams and riders who can budget and plan around being away for the races, travelling between rounds in good time for the next weekend.
Corsica makes its debut in the World Championship and will bring a change on what is a fantastic island in the Mediterranean.
EnduroGP will also return to Czech Republic which is always a good host with no shortage of enduro fans in eastern Europe wanting to ride and watch.
Notable by its absence is the opening round in Northern Europe. In the previous couple of years that slot has been occupied by the Finnish GP in the snow. A strong ‘traditional’ event though that was, the very nature of the snow race made it less popular with some riders and teams because of the specialist training, bike set-up and travel involved for one event.
It remains to be seen if this round is replaced with another venue or if the 2019 season will become a six-round series.
2019 Enduro World Championship provisional dates:
12-14 April TBA
10-12 May Santiago de Compostela, Spain
17-19 May Valpaços, Portugal
14-16 June Ajaccio, Corsica
21-23 June Rovetta, Italy
13-15 September Uhlirske Janovice, Czech Republic
27-29 September Ambert, France
Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.firstname.lastname@example.org