Germany to host opening round of the 2019 Enduro World Championship in updated calendar from the FIM and EnduroGP promoters.
The dates for the FIM Enduro World Championship were released back in September with the opening round still to be cemented on that provisional list. That date has now been filled by a round to be held in Dahlen, an established enduro venue in Eastern Germany, on March 22-24.
That earlier date in Dahlen has meant a slight change to the running order from the previous provisional calendar, with the Portuguese round shifting weekends to May 3-5. That was a jump forward in the original calendar of two weeks and means Portugal has now leap-frogged the Spanish round – though they remain on consecutive weekends.
When the FIM and series promoters released provisional dates for 2019, we saw a return to back-to-back rounds ‘close’ to each other geographically: Portugal and Spain in May, then Corsica (making its debut in the series) followed by Italy in June. It 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. The round in the Czech Republic is also a popular choice and will join Germany on the Eastern side of Europe where the fan-base is equally as strong as it is in France, Spain, Italy and Portugal.
2019 Enduro World Championship provisional dates:
22-24 March Dahlen, Germany
03-05 May Valpaços, Portugal
10-12 May Santiago de Compostela, Spain
14-16 June Ajaccio, Corsica (no Enduro Youth class at this round)
21-23 June Rovetta, Italy
13-15 September Uhlirske Janovice, Czech Republic
27-29 September Ambert, France
How EnduroGP categories work – Seniors:
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 reverse order of the provisional rankings.
Juniors – Age limit 23 years:
FIM Enduro Junior 1 World Cup (J1): Up to 250 cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke.
FIM Enduro Junior 2 World Cup (J2): 250+ cc 2 stroke and 4 stroke.
The final rankings will take into account the 10 best results in Junior 1 and Junior 2.
The FIM Junior Enduro World Champion will be decided based on the overall rankings of the Junior 1 and Junior 2 categories.
Youth 125cc – Age limit 21 years:
The final rankings will take into account the eight best results.
An announcement on the 2019 Women’s category has yet to be released.
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