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Portugal hosts the World Enduro Championship from June 18th to 20th

Marco de Canavezes will host the Grand Prix of Portugal and the World Enduro Championship

The Grand Prix of Portugal for Enduro, the opening event of the world championship, will be held. from June 18 to 20, in Marco de Canaveses, in the Porto district, bringing together 120 riders, the organization’s source told Lusa today.

In the competition, competitors will complete four timed specials, totaling 51 kilometers, “designed for the show and to enhance the region’s natural beauty“, renewing the experience of last season.

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Last year, we made a huge effort to be able to hold two world championship events in Marco de Canaveses. Taking all that effort into account, we launched the challenge to Portuguese Motorcycling Federation and the president of the International Motorcycling Federation to receive the race, again, in a scenario of more pandemic favorable“, explained Daniel Pinto, president of Motor Clube do Marco, the organizing club.

Photo: 2020 Enduro Championship (Reproduction photo: EnduroGP

This year, the ‘cross test’ track will be located in Tuías and the “extreme test” track stays in the Montedeiras area. The ‘enduro test’ track will be transferred to Venda da Giesta, in the parish of Soalhães. The special “super test” will be located next to Largo da Feira, where the paddock will be installed. A nightly special is also scheduled for this track, on Friday.

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“In relation to last year’s race, we will keep two of the specials, the Tuías and Montedeiras, we are going to hold another special, in a new space, at Venda da Giesta, and we will have the special “super test”, which is a novelty. Last year we had the idea of ​​doing it, but it was not possible due to to the restrictions of covid-19″, pointed out Daniel Pinto.

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The manager admitted that there are many fans of the sport who will want to be present and watch the race. alive, forcing the organization to “ implement a series of security measures to avoid excessive crowding of people“.

The World Enduro Championship will feature six races.

After Portugal, the caravan will head to Edolo (Italy), from June 25th to 27th.

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Sandra Loyd
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