Upon the announcement of the cancellation of the Hawkstone Park event (GB – 22/23 September), Bastien & Alain BLANCHARD (ABC Communication), with the support of the FIM and the French Federation of Motorcycling (FFM), went in search of a replacement race…
And where could be better than France for that?! With the support of Greg GILSON on behalf of G-Project, an alternative was found with the Moto Club Mazanais (84 – Vaucluse) which has, for more than 25 years, been organising an Endurance gathering with more than 320 riders! After visiting the venue, Moto Club President Mr. Billy RICHARD and ABC Communication agreed on the race date and format.
This Grand Prix of France will therefore take place on the original dates of September 22nd and 23rd, and will resume the same format: Enduro Sprint on Saturday, Cross Country (2hrs30mins) on Sunday. Junior and Youth will also be racing there.
The Moto Club Mazanais will at the same time keep its popular ‘Endurance of Méthamis’ race where more than 300 participants are expected in addition to the stars of EnduroGP!
Bastien BLANCHARD: “After the completely unexpected cancellation of Hawkstone Park, we quickly looked for an alternative, and we can only thank Greg GILSON and the Moto Club Mazanais who agreed to take this opportunity. It’s a big challenge to organise a round of EnduroGP in less than 4 months! That’s also why we wanted to keep the same race format as in Great Britain as it’s much less binding than a traditional Enduro in terms of permissions, authorisations and logistics.”
It had been almost two seasons since the Maxxis FIM EnduroGP World Championship last visited France! So the Moto Club Mazanais, G-Project and ABC Communication are waiting for you on 22 and 23 September in Méthamis for the 7th round of this incredible season 2018… which will commence again very soon with the Estonian GP!