Got questions? We’re sure you will have. Here we’ve tried to think of some of the things you might want us to explain in a little more detail…
What is the World Enduro Super Series?
It’s new. It’s an seven-round series combining various competitive enduro formats. And it’s going to be a lot of fun. We’ve partnered with individually unique and distinctive events to bring together a series that truly celebrates enduro. Doing this ensures a complete test of endurance, technique, speed and finesse to the rider. Finally, WESS is about the coming together of professional and amateur riders, competing and having fun shoulder-to-shoulder. It’s about finding the ultimate enduro rider.
Why has the series been established?
WESS was established to bring together Hard Enduro, Classic Enduro, Cross-Country and Beach Racing. The end goal is to simply connect today’s diverse enduro landscape and while championing many of the sport’s long-established values. By pitting both man and machine against these elements, the World Enduro Super Series will expose the true potential of enduro sport.
Who’s running WESS?
WESS Promotion GmbH is the company behind WESS. It’s an extended team of passionate enduro fans and businessmen who believe actions speak louder than words. Many remember the golden years of enduro, when amateur and professional riders would compete together. WESS is its events – the seven hand-picked competitions that make up the 2018 series. The events themselves are run independently by each organiser. The WESS team will manage the championship.
When does the series begin?
WESS starts on May 11 with Extreme XL Lagares in Portugal. The full series will then bring together seven well-established, varied, and well-supported events during 2018. WESS 2018 will consist of the following events – Extreme XL Lagares (Portugal), Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble (Austria), Le Trefle Lozerien AMV (France), Red Bull Romaniacs (Romania), Red Bull 111 Megawatt (Poland), Gotland Grand National (Sweden) and the Red Bull Knockout (The Netherlands).
Can anyone compete in WESS?
Absolutely. Everyone is eligible to compete. WESS is a series in which amateurs and professionals compete side-by-side, the way we feel enduro should be. If you like enduro, own a dirt bike and want to race, then we want to see you out there competing with everybody else.
Do I need to sign up for the full series?
No. You can compete in as many rounds as you like. Entries for all events are handled by the local organiser.
How does the points system work?
We’ve created a uniform points system that we feel benefits everyone. We want to see as many people as possible rewarded for their efforts on track. Points will be awarded from first to 250th overall.