The Enduro World Series (EWS) is delighted to launch the South American Enduro Series and offer riders the chance to compete for a completely new title.
Alongside the European, North American and Asia-Pacific series, the South American series is another stepping stone to help boost riders from the regional to the international stage - and the chance to be crowned the South American Enduro Champion.
Iago Garay competing at the EWS in Cerro Catedral in 2016
The two stop series kicks off in Argentina next month (October 13th) in Cerro Catedral, which hosted an EWS round back in 2016. This ski resort high in the mountains of Patagonia will form both round three of the Shimano Enduro Argentina Series and the first round of the South American Series.
Ninhue in Chile will play host to round two of the series
Round two will head to Chile and join the final round of the Montenbaik Enduro Series Championship by Banco Bice. Taking place over the weekend of November 1-2, the race will be held on the famously technical tracks of Ninhue, 400km south of Santiago.
Both races will allow competitors to not only battle for the title of South American Enduro Champion, but also gain those all important global ranking points that can gain them entry to the main EWS races in 2020. And as the first two rounds of the EWS next year are in Colombia and Chile, the points will be a welcome boost for anyone hoping to qualify to take part.
Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series, said: “We’re really excited to introduce the South American Series, and look forward to seeing it grow in the same way its European, North American and Asia-Pacific counterparts have in the last two years.
The 2020 EWS season gets underway in South America when it returns to Manizales, Colombia next March
“The South American riding scene is one of the most vibrant and passionate anywhere in the world, and it’s great to see how healthy the sport is down there. We’re excited to start the season in Colombia and Chile next year, and this new series provides the perfect platform for racers to pick up points closer to home.”