Trophy of Nations and EWS-E entries to move to a lottery system

21 January 2020

Entries for the Trophy Of Nations Rider Trophy (Team and Solo) and the debut EWS-E races will now be decided via a lottery system which is set to open on Thursday and Friday this week.

Lottery applications will be accepted for the Rider Trophy (Team and Solo) for a 24-hour period starting at 20:00 GMT Thursday (23/01/20) and those for the EWS-E events will open for a similar period beginning 20:00 GMT Friday (24/01/20) . 

Notifications will be sent out to each successful applicant in both groups on 20:00 GMT Monday (27/01/20). Successful applicants will have 48-hours to complete and pay for their entries. After that their access codes and registration links will expire and the spot will be offered to the next rider on the list.

The lottery system has been adopted as a response to the overwhelming demand for EWS80 and EWS100 places experienced last week. The aim of the 24-hour entry window is to remove the associated stresses often caused by time zones and internet connections. Please see below for the lottery's rules and good luck to all those planning to enter!

Lottery rules:

- Only one entry per rider (although riders can select multiple EWS-E rounds).
- Rider Trophy Team race (3 riders). The team captain will apply and (if successful) register/pay on behalf of all three riders.

- All riders who apply during the 24-hour period have the same chance of being selected. There is no advantage to registering earlier than the 24-hour period.

- Successful lottery applicants cannot transfer or defer their race entries.

- Riders will be drawn at random for the places available at each round.

- EWS-E (pro) entries will be limited based on availability of black box units but EWS-E100 (amateur, full course) and EWS-E50 (50% of course and one battery) are open to anyone.

- Public will have option to select either EWS-E100 or EWS-E50 (a short course format which can be completed with one battery). 

- Trophy of Nations Industry Trophy is by invitation and as a result will not be offered during the lottery.

Lottery applications will be accepted for the Rider Trophy (Team and Solo) for a 24-hour period starting at 20:00 GMT Thursday (23/01/20) and those for the EWS-E events will open for a similar period beginning 20:00 GMT Friday (24/01/20) .