Wels, Austria – December 6, 2017 – WESS Promotion GmbH, a newly set-up sport organisation and promotions company, are pleased to announce the creation of an exciting, new multi-discipline, motorcycle championship for amateurs and professionals alike. A premium offroad championship, the World Enduro Super Series will bring together many of the world’s best and most visible events and will annually crown the ultimate enduro champion.
The World Enduro Super Series is a global enduro championship that will combine many of the world’s most well-established and well-supported enduro events. The series will include Hard Enduro, Classic Enduro, Cross-Country and Beach Racing style events, where all enduro athletes will be free to compete on their preferred type and size of motorcycle. All competitions will retain their unique spirit and regulations, and will remain 100% independent, with a uniformed point system applying to all events.
Combining today’s various competitive enduro formats the World Enduro Super Series will harness the true potential of enduro sport, channelling media and fan interest while also giving the wider motorcycle industry and event sponsors a larger communication platform.
The World Enduro Super Series will be an eight-round championship in 2018, beginning in May in Portugal with Extreme XL Lagares – an exciting race that typifies the popular, modern style of enduro competition included in the WESS. Also featuring iconic and well-established Hard Enduro events such as the ErzbergRodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble and Red Bull Romaniacs, the series will also feature Classic Enduro races in countries where traditional, time-card events are commonplace. The series will include key Beach Races such as Red Bull Knock Out in Holland together with Cross Country events.
The World Enduro Super Series website – iRideWESS.com – will officially go live on February 11th 2018, three months prior to the start of the championship. As the central information hub for WESS, iRideWESS.com and the series’ official social media feeds will ensure positive digital media engagement and will feature official championship and event news and information, series standings, event entry info, videos and more.
WORLD ENDURO SUPER SERIES – 2018 SCHEDULE
Rnd 1. Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal) May 18-20
Rnd 2. ErzbergRodeo (Austria) May 31 – June 3
Rnd 3. Trefle Lozerien AMV (France) June 8-10
Rnd 4. Red Bull Romaniacs (Romania) July 24-28
Rnd 5. Red Bull 111 Megawatt (Poland) September (Date TBC)
Rnd 6. Zschopau Enduro (Germany) October (Date TBC)
Rnd 7. Gotland Grand National (Sweden) October 26/27
Rnd 8. Red Bull Knock Out (The Netherlands) November 10
Philipp Stossier – WESS Managing Director: “We are hugely excited to announce the creation of the World Enduro Super Series. To us enduro means many things, but most importantly it represents inclusion of competitors, diversity of events and terrain and a considered mix of authenticity and modernity – all elements that sit at the very heart of WESS. Enduro racers have always needed to have a very broad skill base – the great champions of the past have long combined speed, endurance, technical ability, determination, and the willingness to rise to a new challenge. Irrespective of the event, these attributes will be needed by all competitors in all WESS events. We’re not reinventing the wheel, we’re bringing together well-established enduro competitions, run the way they’ve always been run, onto a larger communication platform to ensure enduro sport receives the focused, global exposure it deserves.”
Winfried Kerschhaggl – WESS Racing Manager: “We believe this is a key moment for enduro sport. Over the last decade enduro has evolved hugely, resulting in many highly popular stand-alone events but also an increasingly divided scene for competitors, media and industry. Enduro means very different things to different people, depending largely on nationality and age. The aim of the World Enduro Super Series is to establish an exciting enduro competition championship featuring different types of events – Hard Enduro, Classic, Cross-Country and Beach Racing. WESS focuses on participation, fun and activation and events where traditional enduro values – enjoyment, the ability to take on a new challenge and competitors with broad skill sets – remain key. We recognise that considerable and sustained hard work, vision, passion and determination is what connects great events. WESS 2018 brings both well-established, decades old and very traditional races together with relatively young events that embrace a very different dynamic in terms of race format – together with beach racing and cross-country these competitions all fall under the umbrella of modern day enduro. All are important and are united under the World Enduro Super Series umbrella.”