After the successful inaugural running of the FIM Hard Enduro Junior World Cup in 2022, the category has been elevated to the prestige of FIM Hard Enduro Junior World Championship supported by KLIM for 2023.
Continuing to develop the young talent of Hard Enduro, FIM Hard Enduro World Championship organisers WESS Promotion GmbH are delighted to announce that the Junior class has been awarded full FIM world championship status for the coming season.
Now known as the FIM Hard Enduro Junior World Championship supported by KLIM, the sport will see its first FIM Junior World Champion crowned this season.
The championship will see renowned motorcycle apparel brand KLIM headline as the official class sponsor. KLIM are a global leader in designing, developing, and manufacturing the most advanced technical riding gear and motorsports apparel. Their robust, strong, and trusted riding gear, helmets, and protective equipment match perfectly with the unforgiving terrain and nature of Hard Enduro.
Building on its immediate success during 2022, the Junior category will continue to serve as an important platform for competitors aged between 16-22 years of age (on January 1) to showcase their skills.
Last year many great battles were witnessed, with South Africa’s Matthew Green (Rigo Racing) going on to win the series. For 2023, the goal is simple – continue developing young talent and enable them to compete alongside the world’s best riders, while also fighting for a world championship of their own.
For the coming season, the FIM Hard Enduro Junior World Championship supported by KLIM will be staged across four rounds of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship schedule. Xross Hard Enduro Challenge (Serbia), Red Bull Erzbergrodeo (Austria), Red Bull Abestone (Italy), and 24MX GetzenRodeo (Germany) will all offer point-scoring races for our Junior competitors.
Registration for the FIM Hard Enduro Junior World Championship supported by KLIM is now open here.
Winfried Kerschhaggl – FIM Hard Enduro World Championship Manager: “We’re delighted to see the Junior category elevated to FIM world championship status for 2023. After launching the category in 2022, it was met with great interest and subsequently success. Serving as a platform to promote young talent within Hard Enduro, we witnessed some incredible battles throughout the season. We watched these young riders grow and as valuable experience was gained, they were also quickly pushing for top-10 results in the overall championship too. Now, with the class elevated to full FIM world championship status, we’re excited for the season ahead. Our sport is growing and this announcement will serve our future world champions well on their journey to the pinnacle of Hard Enduro.”
2023 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship
Round 1: Xross, Serbia – May 17/18/19/20 *
Round 2: Red Bull Erzbergrodeo, Austria – June 8/9/10/11 *
Round 3: Red Bull Abestone, Italy – July 7/8/9 *
Round 4: Red Bull Romaniacs, Romania – July 25/26/27/28/29
Round 5: Red Bull Outliers, Canada – August 26/27
Round 6: 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro, Spain – October 13/14/15
Round 7: 24MX GetzenRodeo, Germany – November 3/4 *
* FIM Hard Enduro Junior World Championship supported by KLIM