FIM Hard Enduro World Championship
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CategoryMotorcycle racing
RegionInternational
Inaugural season2021
Official websitehttps://iridehardenduro.com/
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Current season

The FIM Hard Enduro World Championship is the championship series for Hard Enduro a variant of Enduro off-road motorcycle racing. It began as the World Enduro Super Series (WESS) in 2018, before gaining FIM World Championship status and being renamed to the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship for 2021[1]

It is one of the most challenging and brutal forms of motorcycling racing. The "track" is made up of natural or artificial elements (earth, sand, etc.), on which are found various, mainly natural, “obstacles” (hillclimbs, stones, tree trunks, stretches of water, etc.)[2] Events can take place over 1 or more days with stages each day with some stages being large single lap loops or point to point, others are shorter multi lap loops.

History

The Championship began in 2018 as the World Enduro Super Series (WESS), it's aim to form the most encompassing and true Enduro championship to date. Bringing together all disciplines of Enduro – Hard Enduro, Classic Enduro, Cross-Country and Beach Racing.

Billy Bolt won in inaugural 2018 season. In 2019 the series grew with increasing popularity and TV coverage, Manuel Lettenbichler won the 2019 title.

The 2020 season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This however gave time to refine the series and create the new FIM Hard Enduro World Championship.

The 2021 championship was won by Billy Bolt with the result going down to the last event of the season.

Championship

Classes

There are no specific classes in FIM Hard Enduro, riders may compete on any bike that complies with the FIM Hard Enduro Technical Regulations,[2] however most if not all riders use 300cc 2-stroke bikes, as they are lighter and less prone to overheating.

Past champions

Hard Enduro World Championship

Season Rider Manufacturer
2021 United Kingdom Billy Bolt Husqvarna
2022

World Enduro Super Series

Season Rider Manufacturer
2018 United Kingdom Billy Bolt Husqvarna
2019 Germany Manuel Lettenbichler KTM
2021 Cancelled due to COVID-19

Points system

While pros and amateurs compete in Hard Enduro, only pros with FIM licences can score World Championship points, these are awarded as follows:

If the championship ends in a tie on points, the winner is decided by the majority of best placings.[2]

Place Points
1st 20
2nd 17
3rd 15
4th 13
5th 11
6th 10
7th 9
8th 8
9th 7
10th 6
11th 5
12th 4
13th 3
14th 2
15th 1

References

  1. ^ "Information". iRideHardEnduro.com. Retrieved 2022-05-24.
  2. ^ a b c "FIM Hard Enduro World Championship Regulations" (PDF). FIM.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)