The FIM Enduro World Championship will take place across six rounds for 2021.
A later start to the series than normal, to allow for easing of coronavirus restrictions, will see racing begin in Portugal in mid-June. As the venue for the final two rounds of the 2020 series, Marco de Canaveses is sure to mark a thrilling and exciting start to proceedings.
With no time to waste, competitors travel to Edolo, Italy for round two the following weekend. A short two-week breather sees the championship move to northern Europe for back-to-back rounds in Estonia and Sweden during July.
Returning to action following the summer break in October, Zschopau – a region in Germany rich in enduro heritage – will host the penultimate round, before the outcome of the 2021 season is decided in Langeac, France the following weekend.
For 2021, Britain’s Steve Holcombe (Beta) starts as the defending EnduroGP and Enduro 2 champion. His fellow countryman and teammate Brad Freeman will look to retain his Enduro 3 title, while also challenging for EnduroGP honours – a title he won in 2019.
Similarly, Italy’s Andrea Verona (GasGas) will defend the Enduro 1 category and seek overall EnduroGP honours. With reigning Junior champion Hamish MacDonald (Sherco – NZ) moving up to the senior ranks for 2021, the door is open for a new talent to emerge in the junior division.
In total, seven FIM world titles are to be decided in 2021 – EnduroGP, Enduro 1, Enduro 2, Enduro 3, Enduro Junior, Enduro Youth and Women’s Enduro. Additional FIM Enduro World Cup categories include Enduro Junior 1 and Enduro Junior 2, plus Enduro Open 2 Stroke, Enduro Open 4 Stroke, Enduro Open Senior and Club Team.
The 2021 Enduro World Championship beings in Marco de Canaveses, Portugal on June 18-20.