Former downhill Junior World Champion turned EWS racer Ruaridh Cunningham and journalist Ric McLaughlin have both confirmed that they are set to join the Enduro World Series team in 2020 in two new positions.
Cunningham will be assuming the new post of Sports Coordinator and will be working towards continuing to develop guidelines and regulations, bringing with him a wealth of experience from his time between the tapes.
Ruaridh Cunningham will be taking up the new position of Sports Coordinator.
"I'm really excited to join the EWS team for 2020," he said. "I'm looking forward to helping to develop the sport and using my knowledge and experience as a racer to help continue to drive the sport forward. There's also a range of other projects around the racing that I'm excited to give input into as well."
Ric McLaughlin has presented and produced the Enduro World Series highlights packages for the last three seasons but his new move to Video and Partnership Communications Manager will see him step away from previous commitments and focus his energies singularly on the EWS.
Ric McLaughlin will be returning for his fourth season of EWS coverage.
“It’s a big move but I’m really excited about it,” he said. “The EWS has felt like home since I first met the crew on our way to round one in Rotorua back in 2017 and to now have the opportunity to throw myself into it full-time feels great. We’ve a big year coming up with a superb EWS calendar and the debuting of the EWS-E races. The latter is a chance to really get in at the ground floor and help to create the coverage around something which will go down in the history of the sport. I’m really excited about the Trophy of Nations too though. I missed last years due to the arrival of our second child so it’ll be all new to me and, let’s face it, when is going to Finale not fun?!”