Motorcycling Australia has announced that the 2018 A4DE won’t go ahead this year. Second time in three years the event hasn’t happened. Prepare for a rant. Okay, so we have the best off-road riders in the world and we can’t prepare them for the biggest race in the world because of government red tape! 4 Days don’t just happen, they take 12 months at least to organise. A 4-day enduro is action-packed, basically, your machine is impounded at the start and everything is done by time, you ride a certain time, do a special test (1 lap moto basically), work on your bike at certain times, there is a motocross on the final and the athlete with the least amount of penalties/fastest time wins. I feel gutted for the Club/Organisers, all the work they have put in and the event won’t happen.
After much discussion and collaboration, Motorcycling Australia (MA) advises that the 2019 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) has been officially cancelled. The Motorcycling New South Wales (MNSW) Enduro Committee and Far South Coast Motorcycle Club have confirmed that due to government approval delays surrounding the environment in which the 41st edition was to be held, the postponement of the event has officially been changed to cancellation.
Ensuring that Moruya, NSW has the opportunity to host a National Enduro event, MA can confirm that 2020 will feature a two-day, two round Enduro format in Moruya for the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC). This new two-day Enduro event will provide both club and competitor to experience a multi-day Enduro competition in preparation for the 2020 A4DE and FIM International Six Day Enduro (ISDE).
Following the same format as the A4DE and ISDE, this two-day two-round AORC event will feature a parc ferme, overnight lock-up, plus the opportunity for competitors who dropped out on day one to return for day two with a new, scrutineered bike.
Upholding Australia’s undisputed Enduro talent internationally, this new two-day AORC event will support in fostering the growth of Off-Road competitors across the nation.
MA apologises for the disappointing update to a much-anticipated world-class event and appreciates the inconvenience this causes to all already entered competitors.
To ensure the least amount of disruption to rider and teams alike, full refunds will be provided by the A4DE Committee. All queries surrounding the cancelled event and refunds are to be directed directly to the A4DE Secretary, via email@example.com.
MA looks forward to seeing all competitors, fans and teams at the 42nd edition of the A4DE next year.