The first Enduro Western Cape of the season was scheduled to take place at Jonkershoek on the 5th of September. The 3rd wave of COVID in South Africa, particularly the Western Cape which is just coming into its peak infection period, has meant that we are not in a position to host the event. We, like all of you, have been desperate to go racing and share your frustration with the event postponements. Simply put, it SUCKS!
Many will be asking why the EWC events have not taken place when many others have been happening around the country. We work very closely with our event safety officer, who in turn works directly with the SAPS and the Department of Disaster Management, and after extensive consultation we have been advised to postpone the event to a later date as our infection rate in the Western Cape is still on the rise.
Our number 1 goal with the series is to ensure that we can deliver a rad overall experience for everyone involved, making it a properly awesome day of racing in the mountains, not just having an event for the sake of it. So what does this mean for the 2021 series then? Jonkershoek Round 1 will take place on the 31st of October (when round 2 was set to happen) and Round 2 itself will then be moved to 28th of November and will be the final round of the year at Hoogekraal.
Jonkershoek will still be a National Cup event, Western Cape Champs, and an Enduro World Series Qualifier event. More info on what this means will be released closer to the time but essentially Western cape colours are up for grabs as well as National Series points and Enduro World Series points, which are required to qualify for the 2022 EWS season.
We are determined to make things happen in 2021 and cannot wait to get back between the tapes and we are sure you can’t either! Be sure that when it does happen, Round 1 will be a banger worth waiting for!