News from the EnduroGP World Championship, the GCC and the Red Bull Romaniacs, Blazusiak's jersey change and more
This week, we have again summarized the latest information and developments from the enduro scene for you. We hope you enjoy reading it, let's go!
As was announced a while ago, Taddy Blazusiak will not be riding on his KTM for the coming season, but on a GASGAS. However, for a long time, it was not clear on which motorcycles he would ride in the next races - now we can take a first look at his new EC 300 as well as his EC 350F, on which he will compete with his rivals in the WESS Enduro World Championship as well as in the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship.
"Everyone that knows me knows how competitive I am, racing in new colors definitely makes me more determined to challenge for more race wins", Blazusiak said.
Robert Jonas, VP of Motorsports Offroad, is also confident: "For a brand like GASGAS there is no better rider than Taddy Blazusiak to lead it back into enduro competition". We are curious to see if he can prove himself to his fellow riders in red!
After we have already received a large number of event cancellations in the past weeks and months, it is now clear that even the enduro classic "Rund um Zschopau", originally the final race of this year's EnduroGP World Championship, has fallen victim to corona-related restrictions and cannot be carried out as planned. According to statements of the organizer, the risk is too great, the time window too small and the uncertainties too concise to be able to conduct an event of this size reasonably. Now it's time to cross your fingers that at least the remaining three rounds of the race series can take place as planned - whether or not the event can take place in Zschopau again next year is still open, but the first preparations are underway already.
While some have to cancel their events, others have managed to find a new date. Following the cancellation of the Red Bull Romaniacs event in July, a new date has now been set for the legendary Hard Enduro race, which is now scheduled to take place in Sibiu from 27th - 31st October 2020. However, as previously announced, this does not mean that the event can be held as usual - the restrictions that there will be neither an Old Town prologue nor spectators on site still apply, among other conditions. However, there is one ray of hope: thanks to the postponement of the rally to October, according to the organizer Martin Freinademetz, the participants will enjoy a unique experience of nature in the Carpathian Mountains, which are said to be the most beautiful in autumn - at the same time, this also represents a return to the roots of the race, which in 2004, the first year in which the event was held, took place in October as well.
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Even the Maxxis Cross Country Championship could not remain unaffected by the corona-related restrictions: following the announcement that major events will remain prohibited until 31st October 2020, the organiser finally pulled the rip cord for this year and decided that none of the planned GCC events will take place this season. Nevertheless, the organizers do not want to bury their heads in the sand, but are already in the middle of planning the events for next year - by doing so, they are trying to set a positive sign during these difficult times. Currently, the organizers expect to announce the new dates for the 2021 season in September.
Even though the news of the last weeks still had a predominantly negative connotation due to corona, we still hope that our article included some interesting information for you. If you want to stay up to date at all times, subscribe to our newsletter by entering your e-mail address in the bottom right-hand corner of this page and clicking on "Sign up" so that we can send you the most interesting information every two weeks.