battle loose rock , steep climbs , and equally steep descents as they fight to complete the 20-kilometre-long course within the available threehour time limit . With very little room to recover between sections , it ’ s sure to reward those who ’ ve done their homework .
Across the entire weekend , and in keeping with the spirit of Hard Enduro , no outside assistance is permitted during the race . Whoever stands on the top step of the podium will have truly mastered the Abestone Hard Enduro .
Entries for the Abestone Hard Enduro are open , available from the event ’ s website . Those yet to register for the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship can still do so on iridehardenduro . com .
Round three of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship takes place at Abestone Hard Enduro on July 9-11 .
Michele Bosi - Abestone Hard Enduro organiser : “ I ’ m really excited to showcase what the Abestone Hard Enduro has to offer . I feel like these mountains have been a wellkept secret that are now ready to discover . With such a mix of terrain at our disposal I ’ m confident we can put Italy back on the international Hard Enduro map . The race will be predominately natural terrain - we don ’ t have to bring anything in , the mountains already have everything we need to make this race special . When working on the course , I ’ ve tried to recreate elements of what I ’ ve ridden and enjoyed racing on over the years into the layout . The mountain peaks are pretty spectacular too and I know that will make for some incredible images . For sure riders will enjoy this one , it ’ s Hard Enduro !”
Abestone Hard Enduro schedule
Thursday , July 8 09.00 : Opening Paddock 10.00 : Track Walking
Friday , July 9 08.00-14.00 : Administrative Control 08.15 - 14.15 : Technical Control 11.30 - 12.30 : Press Conference 14.00 - 16.00 : Free Practice 17.00 - 19.00 : Timed Practice ( optional )
Saturday , July 10 - JUST1 Special Test 07.00 : Group A - Lap 1 08.00 : Group B - Lap 1 09.00 : Group C - Lap 1 10.30 : Group A - Lap 2 11.30 : Group B - Lap 2 12.30 : Group C - Lap 2 14.00 : Group A - Lap 3 15.00 : Group B - Lap 3 16.00 : Group C - Lap 3
Sunday , July 11 09.00-12.00 : MITAS Final 14.00-17.00 : LIQUI MOLY Super Final