News from FIM, HESG, GCC & more
The first round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship is now behind us, but not only thanks to Corona almost nothing went as planned. After the prologue and the main race had to be cancelled at short notice due to the local Corona hot spot, the weather gods also decided to make life difficult for the riders with a lot of rain during the night. This eventually led to the organizers deciding to hold the race, but not award any championship points for the sake of fairness.
While the organizers of the Extreme XL Lagares were still lucky enough to be able to hold their event with some changes, it is now clear that the Iron Giant will have to rest for another year. Although every scenario has been played out, Austria's current COVID-19 regulation does not allow the legendary Erzbergrodeo to take place. What a pity!
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While the season is just starting for most people, the organizers and participants of the Rallye Dakar already have their eyes on 2022. As was recently announced, the upcoming edition of the popular rally could be even tougher than it already is. What is also already certain is that the rallye will once again be held exclusively in Saudi Arabia and that the participants will have to compete primarily in the sandy dunes. In detail, this means that three stages will exclusively lead through dunes, there will be 12 stages in total and 80% of the route will be new. What a way to start the new year!
The HESG run in Hamma was originally planned as the season opener, which should have taken place on 29.05.21. However, as recently announced, this run is also currently struggling with some regulatory restrictions, which is why it was promptly rescheduled. The new date is 20.11.21 - but the RIDEDAY on 19.06.21 will still take place in Hamma if nothing changes. Let's keep our fingers crossed that both events can take place as planned!
After the originally planned start of the season in Walldorf has already been cancelled, the race series should finally start in Venusberg in June. However, as has now been announced, the season opening has been postponed once again - the expected start date will now only be on July 3rd and 4th in Triptis. Since it is not yet clear whether an alternative date can be offered for the race in Venusberg, there are now only three events on the Maxxis Cross Country race calendar.