The FIM Hard Enduro World Championship is a new and exciting offroad motorcycle championship for professionals and privateers alike, run by WESS Promotion GmbH. What began as the WESS, World Enduro Super Series in 2018, became the most recognized off-road championship within two seasons. Based on that tremendous success, our championship was awarded with an official FIM World Championship title, and continueD in 2021 as the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship.
As a global enduro championship, the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship unites the most unique, well-established and visible Enduro events. With both professional and amateur competitors racing side-by-side, the series allows all enduro riders to compete on their preferred make and size of motorcycle.
All events retain their unique spirit and regulations, and remain 100% independent, with a uniformed point system applying to all events. Combining various competitive enduro formats, the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship harnesses the true potential of enduro sport, channels media and fan interest while also giving the wider motorcycle industry and event sponsors a larger communications platform.
A brief History
With a vision to form the most encompassing and true Enduro championship to date, WESS Promotion GmBH initially established the World Enduro Super Series in 2018. Bringing together all disciplines of Enduro – Hard Enduro, Classic Enduro, Cross-Country and Beach Racing – WESS immediately proved a major success.
Over eight rounds, the world’s best Enduro riders, alongside thousands of amateur competitors, battled for championship honours in front of a global audience.
During 2019 the series continued to go from strength-to-strength, benefiting further from increased live TV broadcasting. A COVID-19 hit 2020, ultimately put proceedings on hold.
But with time to assess the success of the opening two seasons, WESS Promotion GmBH set about refining and building what was already achieved. With Hard Enduro forming the true backbone of the series – both in terms of events and popularity among competitors and audience – the Hard Enduro World Championship was ultimately formed in alliance with the FIM.
The 2021 eight-round championship delivered some intense racing and incredible spectacles, despite the ongoing pandemis restrictions. In a season that saw the title fight go down to the absolute wire with a head-to-head at GetzenRodeo, Manuel Lettenbichler won the battle taking the race win on home soil, but it was Billy Bolt who won the war, earning enough points to clinch the series win and become the first ever FIM Hard Enduro World Champion.
World Enduro Super Series Champions
2018 – Billy Bolt (GB) Husqvarna
2019 – Manuel Lettenbichler (GER) KTM
2020 – cancelled due to COVID-19
FIM Hard Enduro World Champions
2021 – Billy Bolt (GB) Husqvarna
2022 – Manuel Lettenbichler (DEU) KTM