The wait is almost over! In just under 10 days’ time the 2022 WPTGlobal FIM EnduroGP Worldchampionship will make its much-anticipated start with the season-opening ACERBIS GP of Spain ready to fire the seven-round series into life, in Lalin, in the far northwest of Spain!
- WPTGlobal FIM EnduroGP World Championship starts in 10 days
- Seven enjoyable and challenging events lie ahead for all riders
- ACERBIS GP of Spain to get series underway on Friday, May 6
Featuring seven proven, varied, and demanding events, welcoming an exciting new title sponsor (more on that, and all other sponsors, very soon), featuring the world’s best enduro racers, and benefiting from the valued support of many of the biggest and most important brands from within the enduro and wider motorcycle industry, the WPTGlobal FIM EnduroGP World Championship is set to see enduro’s finest battle it out for the coveted 2022 titles.
Bringing together what is arguably the most competitive ever line-up of top-flight EnduroGP racers, all of last years’ champions – EnduroGP & Enduro3: Brad Freeman (Beta), Enduro2: Josep Garcia (KTM), Enduro 1: Andrea Verona (GASGAS) – are back to defend their respective crowns, as well as all wanting to do the double by also securing the all-important overall EnduroGP title.
One thing is certain, 2021 EnduroGP champion Brad Freeman (Beta) is going to have his work cut out when it comes to defending the EnduroGP title he deservedly claimed at the end of last season. With 2021 Enduro2 title-winner Josep Garcia (KTM) and 2021 Enduro1 champion Andrea Verona (GASGAS) the first in line to take their respective challenges to the tall Brit, there’s no shortage of riders ready to take the EnduroGP fight to Freeman.
From multi-time championship winner Steve Holcombe (Beta) to exciting young talent Hamish MacDonald (Sherco), to Australian charger Will Ruprecht (TM), former GP motocross racer Nathan Watson (Honda), veteran Italians Davide Guarneri (Fantic) and Thomas Oldrati (Honda), Spain’s Jaume Betriu (KTM), Italian Matteo Cavallo (TM), and many more from across Europe and further afield, consistently nailing down page-topping results is going to be anything but easy.
And it’s not just going to be the established stars of the EnduroGP series that will be flexing their muscles for the first time when the series starts in 10 days’ time! With Maria Badia (GASGAS) and Jane Daniels (Fantic) set to duke it out in the Magnorange FIM Women EnduroGP World Championship class, and with the Enduro Youth and Enduro Junior classes both bursting at the seams with aspiring young talent, there’s going to be no shortage of action throughout 2022.
Providing the battle grounds for the 2022 WPTGlobal FIM EnduroGP World Championship title fights are seven events that are certain to be both enjoyable and challenging for all racers, across all classes. Ensuring the world’s best will have to race hard, dig deep, and stay 100% focused throughout the 14 days of competition, after starting close to Europe’s west coast in May the series will eventually wind up at the legendary Rund um Zschopau in Germany in October. Along the way, events in Portugal, Italy, Slovakia, and Hungary will deliver different types of terrain, and, possibly, see different names stand on top of their respective podiums.
Underlining the importance of the series, many of the offroad motorcycle industry’s biggest names have signed up to give their support. ACERBIS, AKRAPOVIC, Polisport, JUST1, MAXXIS Tires, KTM, GASGAS, and Husqvarna Motorcycles all take a front row seat. Putting their weight behind the championship AMV, PRAMAC, CROSSPRO, WP, Magnorange, pgm, GALFER, Quinta do Mourao, Galati, Paulo Duarte Group, Race For Good (our social responsibility partner), Segafredo, and more, are also lending their support to the 2022 WPTGlobal FIM EnduroGP World Championship.
2022 WPTGlobal FIM EnduroGP World Championship calendar
Round 1 ACERBIS GP of Spain Lalin 6-8 May
Round 2 GP of Portugal Peso da Règua – Armamar 13-15 May
Round 3 GP of Italy Carpineti 24-26 June
Round 4 GP of Portugal Coimbra – Souselas 1-3 July
Round 5 GP of Slovakia Gelnica 29-31 July
Round 6 GP of Hungary Zalaegerszeg 5-7 August
Round 7 GP of Germany Zschopau 14-16 October