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Riding: Plan, Report and Racing => Racing Section => Topic started by: SteveD on May 31, 2016, 08:43:16 am

Title: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on May 31, 2016, 08:43:16 am
Enduro World is planning a new Mini-Enduro Series aimed at Junior and Novice riders, but also accommodating Dual-Purpose Riders. The series is designed to help young and new riders to develop basic skills and gain racing experience in a controlled, fun environment.

We plan to kick off at Wild West where a separate new track is being prepared especially for us, on Saturday 11th June 2016.
Following registration the day will begin with an hour of coaching by pro/ experienced riders on basic techniques. Riders Briefing will then take place, followed by heat races and wrapping up at about 13h30.

The course – will be a fun track of approximately 2 to 3 km’s long, mostly flowing but with lots of twists and turns and mildly technical sections (within each classes capabilities).

Enduro Classes (actual classes run on the day will depend on entries and interest):
Bobcat – For the very new young riders on small bikes like PW50/ 80, OSET, KTM 50
Puma – For the quicker young riders on bikes like PW80, CRF70, KTM 50 etc (non geared or semi auto)
Cheetah – For the slightly bigger kids on up to 65cc two stroke (or similar 4 stroke) geared bikes
Leopard – Kids on 85cc bikes (or similar 4 stroke) not ready for Pro Mini
Pro Mini – advanced kids up to 15 years old on 85cc (or equivalent 4 stroke)
Green – For novice adults (up to Club level – not including Intermediate riders)
Ladies – For novice ladies over 16 (come on Mom’s, you can do it)

Dual Purpose Classes (must be actual dual-purpose bikes, no roadworthied enduro bikes)
Single – e.g. KTM 640/ XR 650/ XT 660/ KTM 690/ Husqvarna 701
Mid – up to 1000, e.g. KTM 950/ 990/ BMW 800/ Triumph 800/ Africa Twin
Open – e.g. BMW 1200 GS/ KTM 1050/ 1190

The events would be WOMZA affiliated - participants would require a WOMZA license and medical cover that covers you for dirt bike racing.
WOMZA has come to the party in order to encourage growth in the sport and we are able to offer Club Membership and a license for the remainder of 2016 for just R200. We will also make the process of getting your license painless by handling that for you.

Please help us gauge the interest by emailing info@enduroworld.co.za if you would be interested and would enter your kids/ yourself. Constructive comments also welcomed.
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Hendrew on May 31, 2016, 08:49:46 am
Sounds great, any idea if something like this will be held in Cape Town area?
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Groenie on May 31, 2016, 10:06:44 am
Great way to get your kids started in racing!

And you sommer buy him the bike as well - http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=193347.0 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=193347.0)
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Rokie on June 02, 2016, 07:40:05 am
Sounds great, any idea if something like this will be held in Cape Town area?

+1
I'm keen to get into racing, but I'm a slow learner, so not keen to just jump in and buy an enduro / racing bike.
[OK, truth is that I'm a poor bastard and can't justify the expense]
But I have a dual sport bike and would like to improve my speed and skills. One day when I'm big I'll want to race, but I am keen for an easy way into it . . .

This sounds like it will cater exactly for my needs. Great initiative! I hope it is super successful!!
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on June 03, 2016, 12:11:06 pm
So are you going?
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: 2StrokeDan on June 03, 2016, 12:24:31 pm
Google "Yamaha mini enduro"

 :ricky:
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Offroad2 on June 03, 2016, 01:28:31 pm
Sounds great, any idea if something like this will be held in Cape Town area?

Hendrew - it is good to see what these guys are doing up north
WCOC host Off-Road Races in WC - see WCOC Swartbergvlei thread on this forum.
We run three separate tracks, kiddies (4yrs up), juniors & ladies intro, then seniors.
WOW license makes it accessible & R350 including entry fee if you have your own medical cover or purchase once off R200 for the year.
Mostly our races can be ridden with RR bikes like 701 downwards (KB 400 National will be another story in August - but the junior loop is available).
Swarbergvlei is 90% sand & will be a proper workout.

see www.wcoc.co.za (http://www.wcoc.co.za)
Why not try it ?
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on June 06, 2016, 11:50:28 am
So who is going to this?
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Groenie on June 07, 2016, 08:42:11 am
I'm thinking of taking the boys to go and spectate a bit. They don't have wheels at the moment.
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Rokie on June 15, 2016, 09:11:45 am
So are you going?

Hi SteveD,
I have some ways to go . . . the closest I have been to racing is being on the pit crew for a WCOC event. Looking at it is scary enough!

I would be keen to see this Mini-Enduro format in the Cape. Even the WCOC events that cater for RR bikes is still a bit out of reach for me.
But one day . . .
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: DR BIG 750 on July 18, 2016, 06:32:37 am
just saw this post, how did it go and are they doing more , will come have a look see :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on July 18, 2016, 07:07:25 am
They are considering a second one, currently gauging interest.
So how many dogs are willing to pay good money to see me make a fool of myself again? Bring your little ones, they should enjoy lapping me.....
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Groenie on July 18, 2016, 07:37:19 am
My KLX loop alweerr. Miskien moet ek ook my naam gat maak
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Cracker on July 18, 2016, 08:19:20 am
If making your name arse is how it's done - then I should do quite well  ::)

Keep us in the loop.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: iamgigglz on July 18, 2016, 09:27:53 am
Sub - Likely going to be on a Husky or 690 soon so this could be lekker
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on July 18, 2016, 10:48:21 am
just saw this post, how did it go and are they doing more , will come have a look see :thumleft:

This is how it went: (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=194290.msg3595003#msg3595003)
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: DR BIG 750 on July 18, 2016, 04:04:23 pm
great keep us posted might just join in as well
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on July 18, 2016, 04:05:43 pm
Round 2 of this new series aimed at Juniors and Novice to Club level riders is this Saturday (23 July). Format will again be an hour of training/ coaching followed by heat races.
This series is part of a national initiative to build up the level of riding from grass roots up and preparing young riders for a Junior Festival of racing to be held in Matatiele in October this year.

SCHEDULE

07h00 – Documentation

07h30 – Training Session – riding techniques (for Juniors/ Novices)

08h15 – Rider’s Briefing

08h30 – Heat Races start (About 3 heats per class)

Entries at http://www.enduroworld.co.za/events/enduro-mini-series-round-2/ (http://www.enduroworld.co.za/events/enduro-mini-series-round-2/)
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Cracker on July 19, 2016, 08:03:29 am
Have you entered, SteveD? - the site tells me I'm too late - entries full  :(
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on July 19, 2016, 09:39:24 am
Have you entered, SteveD? - the site tells me I'm too late - entries full  :(

Yeah, I'm in.
I checked with Denise. They had a glitch on the website, it should be working now.
Please enter? I need friends to help pick me and my bike up  :ricky:
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Cracker on July 19, 2016, 01:42:05 pm
Ok, the site's up and running now.

Had an e-mail chat with Denise, though, and she reckons I'm probably a bit advanced for this  :-\. Not to worry, if it's warm enough I'll ride through and do the cheering, bike-lifting thing.

BUT, only if you promise to make me laugh ..........  :biggrin:
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on July 19, 2016, 08:50:38 pm
Quote from: Cracker
Ok, the site's up and running now.
Had an e-mail chat with Denise, though, and she reckons I'm probably a bit advanced for this  :-\. Not to worry, if it's warm enough I'll ride through and do the cheering, bike-lifting thing.
BUT, only if you promise to make me laugh ..........  :biggrin:

Oh, you'll laugh  :lol8:
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on July 20, 2016, 04:39:07 pm
From Denise:
It seems we gave too little notice for the Mini Enduro planned for this Saturday (23 July), as very few entries have trickled in thus far. We have therefore decided to postpone the event until the 20th of August, which as far as we know does not clash with other events. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Fransw on August 06, 2016, 05:17:15 pm
Hi, is there a website on this.. Maybe I missed it?

Sounds interesting...cheers!
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: Rokie on August 11, 2016, 07:16:42 am
Hi, is there a website on this.. Maybe I missed it?

Sounds interesting...cheers!

 http://www.enduroworld.co.za/events/enduro-mini-series-round-2/ (http://www.enduroworld.co.za/events/enduro-mini-series-round-2/)
Title: Re: New Mini-Enduro Series
Post by: SteveD on August 12, 2016, 08:38:05 pm
Postponed, provisionally to 3 September.
Maybe I can get fit by then.....