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Enduro GP of Great Britain
23rd/24th September - Hawkstone
With the Enduro GP of Great Britain getting ever closer more details of the event have been released by Paul Edmondson and Fast Eddy Racing.
10.00 AM; Opening of the training area at the entrance to the Enduro test. International Enduro GP, E2, Junior and Youth riders only.
12.00 am; Closing of the training area
1.00 pm; Opening Technical inspection of International Enduro GP, E2, Junior and Youth riders only.
There will be no Park Ferme on Saturday night
SATURDAY RACE FORMAT
9.00 AM ; Entrance to pit lane and service area opens with machine inspection by FIM / Fast Eddy Officials. All classes (Enduro GP, E2, Enduro Junior + Enduro Youth)
Once the rider’s machines have passed inspection at the entrance to the pit lane / service area they cannot be removed and must remain at the service point of their respective team.
9.45; Riders will be called forward to the “Holding Area’s” where they will be placed in their respective class and number order of their current world championship standing position’s.
Example.... current leader of Enduro GP to position Number 1, Second position in the points table will go to position Number 2 .. and same for the remaining riders in each class. Enduro GP on the left side, E2 on the right side and then the same for Enduro Junior and Enduro Youth in holding area Number 2.
Enduro GP and E2 will be placed in the Holding area for the MX Test.
Enduro Junior and Youth riders in the adjacent Holding area for the Enduro test.
10.00 am. Enduro GP / E2 Enduro GP Rider in position No 1 will be called forward to the start line of the MX test for his “Sighting Lap”. Then +30 seconds rider No 2 will leave the start line for his sighting lap, + 30 seconds and rider No 3 for his sighting lap and so on. After the last Enduro GP rider, the First E2 position rider will follow. The same format will apply for the remaining riders in number order at + 30 seconds.
10.00 am. Enduro Junior / Youth; Enduro Junior Rider in position No 1 will be called forward to the start line of the Enduro test for his “Sighting Lap”. Then +30 seconds rider No 2 will leave the start line for his sighting lap, + 30 seconds and rider No 3 for his sighting lap and so on. After the last Enduro Junior rider, the First Enduro Youth position rider will follow. The same format will apply for the remaining riders in number order at + 30 seconds.
After all riders in each class have completed their sighting laps they will return to their race service team in Pit lane which will be classed as a “Closed working area”. Work by the rider and mechanics is allowed but the riders machines must remain in this area at all times.
Any riders bike that leaves this area and returns back to Paddock A or Paddock B will be excluded from the days results.
10.20 +- approx. All Riders will return to the holding areas to begin the Timed Lap No1.
After Timed lap No1, the fasted rider from test No1 will then take the start position No1 in the holding area. 2nd fasted rider form test No 1 will take start position No2. 3rd fastest rider from test No 1 with take start position No3. The same format will be for all other classes and the same throughout for test 2 to test 6.
After all riders have completed 6 timed test’s the format will start again with the sighting lap for Enduro GP + E2 on the Enduro test and the Enduro Junior and Youth on the MX test.
Each class will do 6 more timed laps until the end of the day. After each rider in each class has completed a total of 12 timed tests (6 MX + 6 Enduro), the riders bikes can return to Paddock A or B for overnight repair and storage.
The prize presentation will be informed by ABC Communications
There will be no Park Ferme on Saturday night.
SUNDAY RACE FORMAT
9.00 am; Start of the 2Hr Fast EDDY National race form the main start straight of the MX track. Finish 11.00 am.
11.00 am; Technical inspection at the entrance to the Sunday holding area for all classes. Enduro GP, E2, Junior. (At the FIM parking area on the circuit map)
11.30 am; closing of the Holding Area for all GP, E2, Junior + youth classes.
11.45am; All riders proceed to the start line of the Main race. Riders will line up in class order on the main MX start straight. The track for Sunday will be the combined Mx and Enduro tracks from Saturday and also an EXTRA loop in the wooded area to the North east of the circuit. No sighting lap for the Sunday race will be given.
12.00 am; Dead engine start of the Enduro GP class.
12.01 am: Dead engine start of class E2
12.02 am Dead engine start of Enduro Junior
12.03 am Dead engine start of Enduro Youth.
The race distance will be 3 hours for all classes.
Each rider must make “TWO” mandatory pit stops for fuel during the 3 hour race.
The entrance to the main Pit and service area is the same place from the Saturday sprint race.
Prize presentation from information of ABC communications
Enduro GP update
A layout map of the venue with Saturday’s two Special Tests for the Sprint event gives plenty of information to those riding and also for spectators.
One thing that needs to be stressed is that there is no camping before 9.00am on Friday morning (22nd September) for anyone, staff and marshals included. The landowners, Salop Motor Club and Fast Eddy Racing have several restrictions that must be adhered to and camping is one of them. Alongside the camping issue is the restriction on BBQ’s, only gas powered BBQ’s are allowed, no open fire types because of the fire risks.
As with any event at a top-notch venue there are always certain restrictions that will apply but these will in no way take anything away from this fantastic event.
Race info and schedules plus a host of valuable information and online ticket purchases can be found at www.worldenduro.co.uk , a website specific to this event.
Camping must be booked online and entry tickets are also available as well as the option of turning up and paying on the gate. Pre-paid ticket holders will benefit from an express line which will give faster access to the venue.