The SuperEnduro is one of the most exciting series on the calendar, and for 2013 will also host two races from the new Enduro World Series. Beneath all the professional attitude and organisation, the races have a unique charm with love for detail and essential Italian flair. This year’s calendar is the synthesis of years of work from the SuperEnduro staff, working alongside the resorts and destinations they have built and shaped the enduro discipline in Italy. Every one of the eight scheduled events is a unique piece of history in the development of the sport, and the future is being written right now by SuperEnduro lovers.
- PRO1 | 13-14 April | Sestri Levante (GE)
- PRO2 | 18-19 May | Punta Ala (GR) | Opening Enduro Word Series
- PRO3 | 1-2 June | Gemona (UD)
- PRO4 | 22-23 June | Madesimo (SO)
- PRO5 | 19-20-21 July | Sauze d’Oulx (TO)
- PRO6 | 19-20 October | Finale Ligure (SV) | Finale Enduro World Series
- Sprint1 | 24 – 25 March | Coggiola (BI)
- Sprint2 | 28 April | Pogno (NO)
- Sprint3 | 5 May | Priero (CN)
- Sprint4 | 8 September | Tolfa (RM)
- Sprint5 | 29 September | Palazzuolo sul Senio (FI)
What’s the target group of SuperEnduro?
– Both, Pro and Sprint races are attended by riders of all levels. The venues have more to offer than just racing, with amazing landscapes, provision stations with amazing Italian food and the unique atmosphere that makes each event a social meeting point for the whole enduro scene. You will also race shoulder to shoulder with many top-level racers, filling the paddocks with professionalism.
What’s the difference between PRO and SPRINT races?
PRO races are longer than Sprint races, but for both types of races you should have a certain level of fitness as special stages have an average time of 5-10 minutes. The exact definitions are: Sprint races have an average height difference of 1000 meters and total sum of the travel-times of the special stages must not exceed 30 minutes, with a minimum total time of 10 minutes. Sprint races must comprise at least 3 special stages that take place on at least 2 different routes. Pro races have an average height difference of 1500 meters and total sum of the travel-times of the special stages of 20 minutes. They must have at least 5 Special Stages that take place on at least 2 different routes.
– The races are ran over a weekend, with Saturday being the official practice day and the main race on Sunday. If possible you should arrive even earlier as the stages are put up a few days earlier for unofficial practice. Usually there is a prologue the day before race day. In Sauze d’Oulx there is one extra day of racing.
What timing system is used?
– Each rider is released at 20 second intervals (which may vary due to the amount of participants at a race). SuperEnduro uses a simple but effective timing system used in enduro motorcycle events. You will be issued with a sticker with all your start times for each stage and have to ensure that you arrive on time for your start. The final results are put up a few hours after the race. During the race there may be results of early special stages available in the race paddock.
What protection has to be worn?
– It is obligatory to wear knee and elbow protection as well as a full face helmet and a back protector (or a backpack with integrated back protection) on the special stages. On the transfer stages a open face helmet can be worn, but you must have a helmet on at ALL times. Some racers just wear a full face helmet during the whole race to avoid taking two helmets.Is the race open for everybody or only for riders with a valid license?
– Open for both licensed and non-licensed riders, if you don’t have a license you must present a medical certificate and get a day license available upon registration.
More info: www.superenduromtb.com