Endurocross Makes its Royal Show Debut!

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From the 27th to the 29th of May, the Pietermaritzburg Royal Show will hear the roar of motorcycles in a gruelling three-day endurocross event, brought to you by Powasol Extreme Events.

What is Endurocross?

In just over a decade, endurocross has become one of the world’s fastest growing ‘adrenaline’ sports. It’s an exciting hybrid between motorcross and off-road endurance motorbike racing and, for Royal Show 2016, a specialised dirt track – designed by multiple South African motorcross champion Brett Redman – has been built in the main arena of the Royal Agricultural Showgrounds. The idea is to test a rider’s skill and stamina over different obstacles like those you’d find cross country – logs, rocks, sand, pipes, pallets and tyres – and their speed, with riders being allowed a maximum of twelve minutes to compete each lap.

What to expect…

In a phrase – heart-stopping action! This blue-chip event sees several of South Africa’s best riders – plus some international competitors – vying for the top spot in their class:

  • Hobby Class – for ‘weekend’ riders
  • Expert – more serious amateur riders
  • Pro – professional endurocross riders.

The programme is as follows:

  • Friday, 27 May – Practice and Heats
  • Saturday, 28 May – Heats
  • Sunday, 29 May – Finals.

Looking forward to seeing the crowds join us for this event, which promises to be nothing short of exhilarating!

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