With 20 or so Kiwi riders protected for March's EWS round in Rotorua, additional Kiwis who want in will be relieved to know that they won't have to get up super early to enter. January 22 at 9am gives you a bit of time to get your autofill set up and running good. Given that the NZ Enduro and Dodzy's both sold out in under two minutes it's a sure bet that with foreigners and more Aussies in on the mix it's going to be equally hectic! With eight rounds next year and demand for places expected to be high, this year there will be a phased entry system to try to help as many people as possible secure a spot.
The first race of the year is in March, when the series heads down under to New Zealand for the inaugural Crankworx Rotorua. Entries for this race will open on Thursday, January 22 at 9am NZDT.
Then on Wednesday, January 28th Ireland, Scotland and France will be available to enter - these will go live at 5pm GMT.
Next up are the North American rounds, with Whistler in Canada and Crested Butte in the USA opening for entry at 9am PST on Wednesday, February 4th.
And last but not least, Zona Zero in Spain and Finale in Italy will open their virtual doors on Wednesday, February 11th at 5pm CET.
Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series, said: “Next season is shaping up to be incredible - with eight rounds and five new venues it’s going to be our biggest year yet.
“Last year some races sold out in minutes so this year we’ve decided to change up the entry system a little. By opening registration in four stages we hope it’ll be easier for people to enter all the races they want to take part in, as well as grouping together races that are close to each other or on consecutive weekends. We’ve also made sure that the races go on sale at a time that corresponds with the host country, so local riders don’t have to get up in the middle of night to enter their nearest race."
All registration will take place through www.enduroworldseries.com/registration
Event Race Date Entries open
Giant Rotorua Enduro, Crankworx Rotorua, New Zealand Race Date: March 28 Entries open: January 22nd, 9:00 NZDT
Emerald Enduro, County Wicklow, Ireland Race Date: May 24 Entries open: January 28th, 17:00 GMT
TweedLove, Tweed Valley, Scotland Race Date: May 30/31 Entries open: January 28th, 17:00 GMT
Samoens Enduro World Series driven by Urge Bike Products, France Race Date: July 18/19 Entries open: January 28th, 17:00 GMT
Yeti Cycles Big Mountain Enduro presented by Shimano, Crested Butte, USA Race Date: July 31, August 1/2 Entries open: February 4th, 9:00 PST
SRAM Candian Open Enduro, Crankworx Whistler, Canada Race Date: August 9 Entries open: February 4th, 9:00 PST
Enduro Festival Zona Zero, Zona Zero Ainsa Sobrabe, Spain Race Date: September 26/27 Entries open: February 11th, 17:00 CET
Superenduro, Finale Ligure, Italy Race Date: October 3/4 Entries open: February 11th, 17:00 CET