Q I want to watch proper en­duro events, which is the best to visit?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

Take your pick of events that run across Europe as a se­ries of off-road en­duro races. Ob­vi­ously, we mean you can pick the event you want to go and watch, be­cause only those who are bor­der­line cer­ti­fi­able would ac­tu­ally choose to race in th­ese hard­core events! The Hard En­duro events are per­haps best il­lus­trated by either the Hare Scram­ble at Erzberg in Aus­tria where a gi­ant quarry is host to thou­sands of rid­ers hop­ing to qual­ify for the main race. Even the qual­i­fi­ca­tion ‘pro­logue’ is 13km of ul­tra-tough ter­rain with the top 500 seeded through to the main race. Spec­ta­tors are wel­comed and the cost of ad­mis­sion is low. The other op­tion is the four-day Red Bull Ro­ma­ni­acs event in Ro­ma­nia, which runs through both the town of Sibiu and the beau­ti­ful Carpathian Moun­tains, which have some in­cred­i­ble roads to ride on the way there and back. This race fea­tures a mix of man-made and nat­u­ral ter­rain. Sim­ply watch­ing the rac­ing un­fold is enough to make most sen­si­ble peo­ple re­alise they don’t ever want to do some­thing like that.

Erzberg’s Hare Scram­ble: utter, utter mad­ness

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