Renowned as the world’s toughest Hard Enduro Rallye, the Red Bull Romaniacs brings together some breathtaking riding in the wild, mountainous wilderness of Romania. Day one opens with a
Renowned as the world’s toughest Hard Enduro Rallye, the Red Bull Romaniacs brings together some breathtaking riding in the wild, mountainous wilderness of Romania. Day one opens with a wacky wooden-obstacle prologue in downtown Sibiu. Four days then await the 450-plus competitors from over 35 different nations where the wilderness of the Carpathian Mountains offer some of the purist and most breathtaking enduro terrain for all levels of ability.
Thanks to his adventurous style, Martin Freinademetz, the former multiple World & European snowboard Champ and the organiser of the “Red Bull Romaniacs hard enduro rallye”, explored the Carpathians Mountain areas on his own enduro bike for many years, before coming up with this solid and unique hardcore competition in 2004.
He had the off-road experience and skills, knew the geographical areas better than anyone, so could present an unforgettable and unique enduro rallye experience.
Amazing mountain climbs and downhills, fantastic single trails, add in some GPS navigation…and thanks to the numerous exploring experiences, Martin figured out that adding a time attack to those tracks would leave him with an ideal World Class motorcycle enduro rallye event on tracks never crossed or ridden by offroad motorcycles before.
Sibiu is a city in Transylvania, central Romania. It’s known for Germanic architecture in its old town, the legacy of 12th-century Saxon settlers. Around the city are the remains of medieval walls and towers, including the 13th-century Council Tower. In the upper town, Brukenthal Palace now houses the Brukenthal National Museum, with European paintings. The nearby Evangelical Cathedral has gravestones in its walls.
The Passage of Steps is a 13th-century complex of staircases and archways leading to the lower town. The steps weave under the wrought-iron Bridge of Lies, reputedly the site of merchant disputes. East, near the train station, the Steam Engine Museum displays old locomotives from Romania, the U.S. and Germany. Surrounded by forests and lakes, the huge ASTRA Open Air Museum showcases local folk culture with hundreds of structures, including windmills, farmhouses and a wooden church. Southeast of Sibiu, the Transfăgărășan Highway weaves over the Făgăraș Mountains, past Lake Bâlea and the hilltop Poienari Fortress ruins.
All Day (Saturday)
As one of the UK’s best known and loved circuits, Hawkstone Park has been the home of off-road motorcycle racing since the late 1930s. National level competition started in
As one of the UK’s best known and loved circuits, Hawkstone Park has been the home of off-road motorcycle racing since the late 1930s. National level competition started in 1951 with Hawkstone having since provided a spectacular backdrop for numerous memorable international races and Motocross Grand Prix battles.
In more recent times Hawkstone Park has also welcomed Cross-Country racing onto both the established motocross track and through the extensive woodland areas that surround the circuit. The sandy British terrain ensures the Hawkstone Park Cross-Country will be a challenging competition and the perfect fit for the World Enduro Super Series.
august 15 (Saturday) – 16 (Sunday)
Sequatchie, Tennessee, hosts one of the most exciting Extreme Enduro races in the United States. Riders battle each other and the terrain in a multi-knockout format that rewards those
Sequatchie, Tennessee, hosts one of the most exciting Extreme Enduro races in the United States. Riders battle each other and the terrain in a multi-knockout format that rewards those with the best combined trials, enduro, and motocross skills.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, TKO is the latest event to be added to the WESS Enduro World Championship calendar.
october 9 (Friday) – 11 (Sunday)
Formed in 2016 by organisers The 5 Elements, Hixpania Hard Enduro has quickly grown to become one of Spain’s most prestigious and important races. Held at Aguilar
Formed in 2016 by organisers The 5 Elements, Hixpania Hard Enduro has quickly grown to become one of Spain’s most prestigious and important races. Held at Aguilar de Campoo, a town steeped in medieval history in the north of the country, the three-day event is one not to be missed.
Friday opens proceedings with the spectacular night-time prologue in the heart of the town’s main square. Under floodlight, the expected 350 competitors will go head-to-head in a series of qualifiers with the fastest battling it out for top honours in the final.
The second day of racing brings riders out into the wild of Aguilar de Campoo. Navigating their way around the outskirts of the nearby lake, competitors will face a tough and challenging cross-country loop to be ridden three times. With pine cone forestry trails, river crossings and slippery rocky lakeshore tracks, it will be a physical day of Enduro for all as they vie for a place in Sunday’s Lost Roads finale.
A three-hour multi-lap Hard Enduro, Lost Roads will push the world’s best Enduro riders to their limits as they fight for glory. The infamous Aguilar de Campoo quarry course is filled with numerous rocky climbs, giant rock steps and steep forestry descents. After three hours a final ‘impossible’ climb stands between the race leaders and chequered flag.