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ITALY AWAITS 2020 FIM ISDE

This year’s FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) might only have come to a close but plans are already in place for next year’s race to take place in Italy.

For what will be the ninety-fifth edition of the FIM’s longest-running motorcycle race, the 2020 FIM ISDE will be held in Rivanazzano Terme in northern Italy from 31 August to 5 September.

A nation rich in Enduro heritage, Italy last held the FIM ISDE in 2013 on the island of Sardinia.

In 2020, it will be the Apennies region of Lombardy and Piedmont that will showcase the beauty of the country to off-road motorcycling enthusiasts from around the World. For race week Rivanazzano Terme’s air strip will turn into the headquarters for this iconic race.

Its buildings will offer full facilities to organisers and the World’s attending media, while the runaway itself will provide a spacious and hard standing working environment for all competing nations.

There will also be room for a separate three-hundred-pitch camping area to accommodate competitors and spectators alike.

From Rivanazzano Terme’s air strip the race will lead riders out into the surrounding Apennies mountain region each day, with three unique courses to test both the World’s best Enduro riders and courageous amateurs.

As per tradition, the competition will sign off with a Motocross race on day six at Ottobiano Motorsport.

With the circuit previously hosting the FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship it will ensure a fitting and spectacular ending to the 2020 FIM ISDE.

“This is the fulfillment of a dream, of a project which has taken shape during the races we have organized over the last years – affirmed Valter Carbone on behalf of the Organizing Committee – I have accepted the challenge together with Giorgio Bandoli and Edoardo Zucca and we will make every effort to achieve excellent results. I want to thank Federazione Motociclistica Italiana for the trust it has shown by assigning us this prestigious task and I also thank the administrators and authorities from Piedmont and Lombardy for the continuous support: they have supported us since the beginning of this project and they continue to trust in its progress and realization.”

The President FMI Giovanni Copioli added: “Italy is one of the countries, where the Enduro tradition is still strong and we can only be excited to host such a prestigious competition in our territory. Moto Club Alfieri and Moto Club Pavia have gained extensive experience in organizing events and I am certain that, also thanks to the collaboration of the other associations involved, they will carry out a great job. Local authorities, some of which participated in the presentation conference, are showing great sensitivity towards this event, which is extremely relevant to Piedmont, Lombardy and more”.

The FIM President Jorge Viegas concluded: “I would like to warmly thank the Italian Motorcycling Federation, the organising committee and all the stakeholders who will host this iconic Enduro race once again. Strengthened by its passion and its experience, Italy is preparing an unforgettable edition in a region rich in Enduro heritage. I wish everyone the best for the coming weeks, the organisation of such a competition is a huge challenge on many different levels. See you on 15 January for pre-registrations at fim-isde.com.”

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