During 2015 several meetings were organised at the request and with the manufacturers about the future of the Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship.
At the last meeting held in Geneva on 15 January 2016, the FIM, the promoter ABC Communication and all the manufacturers have found a consensus and reached a comprehensive and unanimous agreement for the creation of categories EnduroGP and Enduro2 from the 2017 season onwards.
• EnduroGP: Over 250cc – 2 or 4 stroke. No age limit and no entry limit
• Enduro2: Up to 250cc Moto – 2 or 4 stroke. No age limit and no entry limit
The categories FIM Junior, 125cc Youth and Women remain unchanged.
The former two categories of these are more than ever the future of the sport and provide the best springboard to the highest level, which is now defined as EnduroGP.
All these new measures, made in consultation with the motorcycle industry, aim to provide a better understanding of Enduro and are designed to increase the profile of the discipline.
Additionally, in order to take Enduro to new territories while making it more attractive and also to meet the wishes of manufacturers, a new race format Enduro Sprint – GNCC will be proposed in England and an Enduro race in winter conditions staged in Finland will be integrated into the calendar in 2017.
Provisional calendar 2017
25/26 March: GP of Finland (Helsinki – Päijänne) *
21/23 April: GP of Spain (Puerto Lumbreras) – Women Class
26/28 May: GP of Italy (Spoleto) – Women Class
16/18 June: GP of Hungary(Parádfürdó) – Women Class
23/25 June : GP of Slovakia (Puchov)
21/23 July: GP of Mexico (Valle del Bravo) TBC
23/24 September: GP of UK (Hawkstone Park) **
29 September/1 October: GP of France (Place TBA) – Women Class
20/22 October: GP of Germany (Zschoppau)
Reserve dates: 29/30 April & 7/8 October
*Enduro in winter conditions
**Enduro Sprint Saturday / GNCC Sunday