FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission and Enduro promoter ABC have decided to join forces and invest in women´s Superenduro for 2015.
Superenduro is a fairly new discipline that attracts and fascinates both spectators and riders with its spectacular show effects. In March 2013 the Enduro World Championship promoter ABC organised a test round for women in Superenduro for the first time and the first title was won by Emma Bristow. This year ABC and the FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission discussed the future possibilities of this great discipline and decided to organise two World Cup events for women in 2015. The first one will be in Germany in Riesa is 3 January and the Superenduro champion will be crowned in Helsinki, Finland on 31 January. Both the events are being staged the same weekend as the men´s classes but organisers will make appropriate adaptations to the track.
ABC Promoter Alain Blanchard welcomes this development: “ABC COM believes a lot in the women´s Enduro class. We first started a women´s own class in EWC in Italy in 2010 and we were proud to launch a women´s class in Superenduro as a test in France in March 2013. Finally last year for the first time we had a Superenduro Women’s World Cup at three events where we saw a mixture of Enduro, Trial and MX riders. Superenduro is a very tough challenge for all these ladies but they always show an incredible will and strength of character in addition to their natural talent. They are part of the show and in our previous events huge crowds and a lot of media welcomed them with enthusiasm and great admiration for the remarkable performances of all these girls.”
Director of FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission Nita Korhonen also expressed her satisfaction: “These kind of show events like Superenduro are undoubtedly the direction in which motorsport will develop eventually and therefore we also want to invest in them. The level of female riders has improved a lot in many disciplines and we hope that we can attract a lot of competitors from Enduro, Trial and Motocross to join in and battle for the Superenduro title. This is a great opportunity for our off-road ladies to compete during the winter break while getting ready for the hectic summer season.”
Source: END, International Motorcycling Federation