The 2023 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship will see the 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro in Spain replace the Roof of Africa as the penultimate round of the series.
As an event that needs little introduction, the inclusion of the 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro is an exciting prospect for Hard Enduro competitors and fans the world over.
With its tried and trusted format, the Spanish event is certain to deliver many incredible moments in this year’s championship battle.
With uncertainty surrounding the event organisation at the Roof of Africa in Lesotho, FIM Hard Enduro World Championship promoters WESS GmbH have reluctantly been forced to remove the event from the 2023 schedule.
Although the decision to remove the Roof of Africa was not taken lightly by WESS GmbH, it’s hoped that the iconic South African Hard Enduro will debut in the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship in the very near future.
However, the event will be replaced by Spain’s infamous 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro on October 13-15 in Aguilar de Campoo, becoming the sixth and penultimate round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship.
Winfried Kerschhaggl – FIM Hard Enduro World Championship Manager: “Firstly, we at WESS GmbH are disappointed that we had to drop the Roof of Africa from this year’s world championship calendar. Losing the trusted and planned organiser seven months ahead of the event, we simply ran out of avenues to ensure a successful running of the race. Hopefully, in the near future we will travel to Lesotho. Parallel to those discussions we were able to find a replacement to round six with the 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro. The event and the organising family have always been very close to us and proved a tremendous success in the world championship and the highlights of the 2022 season finale are still fresh in our minds. Initially we had intended to return to Aguilar de Campoo in 2024, but by bringing things forward 12 months it will further strengthen the 2023 championship with some incredible racing.”
The opening round of the 2023 championship takes place in just over two months’ time with the Xross Hard Enduro Challenge in Serbia on May 17-20.
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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 13/15
Round 7: 24MX GetzenRodeo, Germany – November 3/4