Husqvarna Factory Racing is pleased to confirm the signing of experienced enduro racer and former 125cc Enduro Youth Cup World Champion Mikael Persson for the 2022 season. Returning full-time to world championship competition following a number of years away from the series, Mikael will compete in the Enduro3 class on a TE 300i.

A dominant junior competitor on the EnduroGP World Championship scene back in 2015, in recent years Mikael has focused on competing in his national championship in Sweden. Winning the Swedish Enduro Championship in 2018, 2019, and 2021, Mikael also claimed victory in Sweden’s two most prestigious standalone events last year – Gotland Grand National and Novemberkasan.

In addition to his impressive national results, Mikael topped the Enduro1 class at the 2021 International Six Days Enduro in Italy while also finishing third overall, competing at the top of the results throughout the week-long event.

Mikael will ride as Husqvarna Motorcycles’ sole official EnduroGP competitor, and will join Billy Bolt in the team who will race in both the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship and FIM Hard Enduro World Championship for Husqvarna Factory Racing.

The FIM EnduroGP World Championship starts with round one in Lalin, Spain on May 6-8.

Mikael Persson: “I’m very, very happy to get this opportunity to return to the EnduroGP World Championship, especially with Husqvarna. As a Swede, competing officially for Husqvarna is a big honour. Being around familiar machinery and people I have known for many years, yeah, I can’t wait to get racing again. There are still some months to go before the start of the world championship, but my training and preparation has been going well. I headed to southern Europe early in the New Year to get familiar with the new bike, and since then I’ve just been riding and training. I’ve put a lot of hours in on the bike now and switching back to a 2-stroke, and back to being a full-time racer, is all going well. I’m enjoying the process. I’m building my way back into everything. I know that I have a lot of experience, and I’m 100% focused on doing the best I can, but I’m not putting myself under any crazy pressure – the team and myself know what we’re aiming for, and I’ll do all I can to be competing at the front of my class. This is a great opportunity for me, I’m certainly going to give my all and make the best of it.”

Andi Hölzl – Husqvarna factory Racing Team Manager: “We’re really happy to have Mikael in the team. He’s shown impressive pace in the EnduroGP World Championship as well of course as the International Six Days Enduro, where he was also extremely fast. As a Scandinavian, Mikael riding for Husqvarna Motorcycles is also something very special due to the rich Swedish history of the brand. He is a pleasure to work with, has great speed on the bike, but also has a lot of technical knowledge. I believe he will really progress through the 2022 season.”

Photo: Husqvarna Motorcycles


The FIM is pleased to announce that the Portuguese based company Prime Stadium has been appointed as the new FIM EnduroGP promoter as of next year, with an initial agreement having been reached for a ten-year period running 2022 to 2031 inclusive. This appointment comes after the official tender process was launched in 2019. Whilst this process was completed the FIM have been acting as the promoter during the 2021 season.

Prime Stadium is a long established, dynamic and evolving sports and events company that is committed to providing superior integrated event management solutions and are perfectly placed through their previous involvement in the sport of Enduro. As well as working on behalf of key manufacturers within the enduro sector, they also have further experience through rider representation and involvement with the FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) that was hosted in Portugal in 2019. Prime Stadium is also active within tennis, jet-ski, other motor sports plus corporate and social events and team building events too.

The newly appointed promoter will take control of the 2022 series with seven rounds already planned for next year’s FIM EnduroGP World Championship that will get underway in Spain in early May before quickly moving onto Portugal for the second encounter. Three more rounds in Italy, Sweden and Slovakia during June and July will keep the action rolling ahead of the final two events in Hungary and Germany in August and October respectively.

Delighted to be able to share this important news, FIM President – Jorge Viegas said: “Following the call for tenders launched in 2019 and after a year of intense work to continue the development of the FIM Enduro World Championship, the FIM is pleased to announce that Prime Stadium has now been chosen as promoter for the next 10 years. I am confident that together with the new promoter and all stakeholders involved we will closely collaborate to deliver the deserved visibility to the World of Enduro.”

Carla Alvarenga – Prime Stadium Managing Director added: “We are proud and happy to become the FIM EnduroGP promoter until 2031. The FIM has done a great job this year and we will do our best to take the Enduro to the next level and to keep everybody working together to offer a great future for the Enduro discipline.”

FIM & Prime Stadium Communications

Photo: Jorge Viegas ( FIM President) & Carla Alvarenga (Prime Stadium Managing Director) © FIM


Things are looking good for 2022! With the 2021 Borilli FIM EnduroGP World Championship having only just finished, the FIM have today announced the provisional dates for a seven round 2022 EnduroGP series, starting in Spain in early May and finishing in Germany in October.

Returning to a more traditional calendar compared to the late starting 2021 championship, for next season Lalin in Spain is set to host the opening round before the series heads over the boarder to Peso de Regua in Portugal for round two, the following weekend. After a six-week break, the series will then arrive in Carpineti, Italy on the final weekend in June before moving to Skövde in Sweden the following weekend for round four, an event that will take place on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

At the end of July round five will see the series head to Gelnica in Slovakia. The following weekend Hungary will play host to round six. Bringing the championship to a fitting close, the seventh and final round will take place in Zschopau, Germany in mid-October.

With Enduro1, Enduro2, Enduro3, Enduro Junior, and Enduro Youth classes at all rounds, Enduro Women will compete in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, and Germany.

Provisional 2022 FIM Enduro World Championship & FIM Enduro World Cups Calendar
Round 1 Lalin, Spain 6-8 May
Round 2 Peso da Regua, Portugal 13-15 May
Round 3 Carpineti, Italy 24-26 June
Round 4 Skövde, Sweden 2-4 July
Round 5 Gelnica, Slovakia 29-31 July
Round 6 TBA, Hungary 5-7 August
Round 7 Zschopau, Germany 14-16 October

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