All Systems Go For Gotland Grand National

It’s all systems go as the penultimate round of the World Enduro Super Series gets underway at Sweden’s Gotland Grand National. Marking the seventh round of the series, the small island of Gotland welcomed thousands of Enduro riders for the 35th edition of the event.

Race action officially began on Friday, October 26, with a series of morning races for Youth competitors followed by a three-hour afternoon race for Veteran, Hobby, Women and Military riders. In total up to 600 competitors took to the start line on Friday afternoon and battled their way around the 22-kilometre course.

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WESS Championship Fight Set To Intensify At Sweden’s Gotland Grand National

The World Enduro Super Series title fight heats up this weekend as the series heads to Sweden for the Gotland Grand National, the penultimate round of the 2018 season. With six rounds now complete, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt (GB) leads the way with Germany’s Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia (ESP) in close contention.

Marking the 35th edition of the Swedish classic, this year’s Gotland Grand National is set to welcome over 3000 competitors as the battle intensifies to become the ULTIMATE ENDURO CHAMPION. A ‘must-do’ event on the Swedish racing calendar, the three-hour Cross-Country race – situated on the small island of Gotland – attracts thousands of annual competitors. Its rocky terrain, with technical tree rooted forestry tracks and marshy wetlands, ensures the 22-kilometre long course provides a physically demanding race for all.

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Sweden To Welcome Thousands Of Riders For Gotland Grand National

With the battle to become this year’s ULTIMATE ENDURO CHAMPION in full swing, the World Enduro Super Series heads to Sweden in a little over one week for the penultimate round of the 2018 season – the infamous Gotland Grand National.

Continuing the Cross-Country theme from round six, the championship now heads to its most northerly stop for Sweden’s most prestigious race, where up to 3000 riders are expected to compete.

Now entering its 35th edition, the small island of Gotland, situated in the Baltic Sea off Sweden’s east coast, will become a hub of Enduro activity and action during the final weekend of October.

A ‘must-do’ race on the Swedish Enduro calendar, the Gotland Grand National has all the traits of a hallmark race, with literally thousands of competitors flocking to the island each year. Earning its title as the world’s largest single day Enduro, a record-breaking 3,172 riders competed in 2016.

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Josep Garcia – The New World Enduro Super Series Title Contender

Dominating the Hawkstone Park Cross-Country, Spain’s Josep Garcia (KTM) jumped from fifth to third in the World Enduro Super Series to become a serious title contender with just two rounds remaining. Claiming a start-to-finish victory at round six, the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing rider finally got to display his impressive raw speed as he stormed his way to a commanding win at the Original Fast Eddy Cross-Country.

Now, with two rounds left in this year’s inaugural WESS championship, the Spaniard feels he’s hitting his stride at just the right time to challenge for the title of ULTIMATE ENDURO CHAMPION…

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