The Enduro World Series (EWS) this week launches a completely new round of competition with the introduction of the Continental Series.
Taking place across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, the series will incorporate at least nine events in its first year, with plans to expand to South America and Africa in development.
Bridging the gap between qualifying events and the main EWS races, these events allow up and coming riders to compete in existing events closer to home, gain ranking points and the chance to win a completely new Championship title; North American, European or Asia-Pacific Enduro Champion.
Everyone at the EWS is really excited about the potential of the Continental Series. There’s an ever-growing field of talented riders out there and we’re glad to be able to offer them more chances to earn spots in the World Series. We recognize that most amateurs and privateers can’t afford to fly around the world to compete, but this new Continental Enduro Series allows them a platform closer to home to hone their skills and show what they can do. For the first year of the Continental series we’re working with select partners we already have a relationship with, but next year we’ll be accepting new bids and really hope to see Continental events in South America and Africa as well. It’s great to see the evolution and globalization of the sport and it’s good to see a new title for racers to aspire to – we look forward to crowning our North American, Asia-Pacific and European Champions later this year.—Chris Ball, EWS Managing Director
Continental Series races will feed into a new global points structure, allowing EWS members to gain ranking points. Ranking points can also be earned through the qualifier races and these will be combined with any Continental and main EWS races competed in to give an overall EWS ranking. Full details about the new points structure can be found here.
North American Continental Enduro Series
|1||4–5 August 2018||Aspen Snowmass, CO, USA||website|
|2||25–26 August 2018||Northstar, CA, USA||website|
|3||15–16 September 2018||Burke, VT, USA||website|
The North America Series kicks off in Aspen Snowmass in August with our friends at Big Mountain Enduro in Colorado, before moving to Northstar with the California Enduro Series three weeks later. The series will conclude in Vermont in September with the Clif East Enduro Burke Mountain/Victory Hill.
To find out more about the Continental Enduro Series and for details of how to enter head to the event page on enduroworldseries.com here