The Hard Enduro World returns to Italy: on the 10th and 11th of July 2021, the beautiful mountain “Abetone”, in Tuscany, will be the stage of the ABESTONE.
The new Italian race is a part of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship and will be held as a third round.
Also, in Italy we will have the opportunity to admire amazing riding skills and technical abilities of the best Hard Enduro riders, such as the young German Manuel Lettenbichler of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team and winner of the WESS 2019; the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team with Billy Bolt, Alfredo Gomez and the legendary Graham Jarvis; the Sherco Factory Racing Team with Mario Roman and Wade Young; the Gas Gas Factory Racing Team with Taddy Blazusiak and talented Austrian Michael Walkner, as well as the British Jonny Walker of the Beta Factory Racing Team. Furthermore there will be the Italian representatives led by the riders Michele Bosi and Sonny Goggia and the teams TTR Squadra Corse and Rigo Racing.

A challenge within the challenge will see professional riders side by side with amateurs, an essential and fundamental feature, that has always stood out in this type of racing. To win, it is not enough to be the fastest: in Hard Enduro you need technique, strength and a lot of endurance. Reaching the finish line is a victory for everyone.

Here is a brief preview of the ABESTONE competition format:
9th July Friday: Technical and administrative
10th July Saturday Prologue: The prologue will be divided into two distinct test. Test1 a circuite route lasting to be repeated five times.Test2 Superenduro circuit.
The prologue route will not include extreme difficulty, but will be a challenging enduro ride.
The time obtained from the sum of the times Test1 + Test2 will be valid for the compilation of the ranking of the day. Drivers with the 50 best times will enter Sunday's Main Event.
11th July Sunday Main Event: cross-country style race with a race track, to be repeated for three hours plus 1 lap. Average duration of the lap is around 45 minutes.