Brand New Hard Enduro World Championship Starts In Portugal

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The first round of the new FIM Hard Enduro World Championship kicks off this weekend. With years of experience in Extreme events there's tough competition at the top. With riders sponsored by Motorex, RK Takasago Chains and Supersprox this will be an incredible test of endurance.

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Motorex Sponsored Manuel Lettenbichler leads the charge for the Red Bull KTM is his 300EXC TPI.

Manuel Lettenbichler: “I’m super excited for this season. The FIM Hard Enduro World Championship looks like it’s going to be amazing...Hopefully if everything goes well, I can have a good result in Portugal and then carry that on to the other events. The goal as always is to win the championship, that part never changes.”


Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt, Alfredo Gomez and Graham Jarvis have travelled to Portugal to contest Extreme XL Lagares – round one of the newly formed FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. The triple threat team are backed by Motorex, RK Takasago Chains and Supersprox. The chain that all three have chosen to use is the RK MXU Chain with Ultra Thin Seals for Maximum performance without sacrificing durability.


Taddy Blazusiak Leads the Motorex backed GASGAS Factory Racing Team into the eight-round series, Taddy is more motivated than ever to make his mark on the extreme enduro scene once again and hopefully come away with another world title.

As a six-time FIM SuperEnduro World Champion, five-time AMA EnduroCross Champion, and five-time Red Bull Erzbergrodeo winner he’s a rider synonymous with the very toughest events the sport of enduro has to offer.

Not wishing to give any ground to the competition Taddy has also chosen to use the RK MXU chain, the finest endurance chain from Japan.

Gasgas Images - Sebas Romero

Husqvarna Images - S. Fleischer

KTM Images - Future7Media