COVID-19 pandemic prompts organisers to delay event by 12 months.
This year’s International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) has been postponed until 2021, with plans now in place for the Italian event to take place between 30 August to 4 September next year.
With the next ISDE set to be held in Lombardy and Piedmont, considering the coronavirus pandemic it has been decided to move it to next year.
“The FIM along with its stakeholders have had to take many difficult decisions over recent weeks as we adapt to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on various countries around the world,” commented FIM president Jorge Viegas.
“Postponing the ISDE was not a decision that we have taken easily, as we know how important it is to riders from a large number of nations and to the various national federations too.
“However, thanks to the great co-operation of the FMI and the local organising committee we feel we have taken the correct step to be fair to all concerned and to ensure we can celebrate a great 95th edition of the ISDE in Italy in 2021.”
The annual off-road event attracts several hundred competitors from more than 30 countries around the world each year, all of whom which have to commit to extensive travel and logistic plans several months in advance of the ISDE.
In addition, the ISDE demands many months of forward planning and work to prepare many hundred of kilometres of course, all of which rely on the permission of the various local authorities and stakeholders.