After an exciting season, the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship steps up a gear as the series arrives in northern Spain for the fifth and penultimate round of the season. Always a brilliant event, the 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro is set to put the world’s best Hard Enduro riders through their paces for three days, culminating with the ACERBIS El Camino Perdido main event on Sunday October 15.

Championship Standings (After round 5)
1. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 86pts
2. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 63pts
3. Trystan Hart (KTM) 62pts
4. Teodor Kabakchiev (KTM) 48pts
5. Mario Roman (Sherco) 39pts

Friday October 13th will be a busy day. In the morning competitors will complete a timed loop of the Campoo Xtreme course, which will act as qualification towards the evening’s SuperEncierro street races in the medieval town of Aguilar de Campoo. An early start on Saturday morning will see competitors fight it out for a place in Sunday’s main event with the Campoo Xtreme race. Set to conclude the weekend’s racing will be a ACERBIS El Camino Perdido multi-lap Hard Enduro.

Andreas Lettenbichler

Riding the crest of a wave, Germany’s Manuel Lettenbichler will arrive at round five as the clear championship leader. The KTM rider has won each of the four rounds to date and is aiming to keep his win streak alive in Spain. As winner of the 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro in 2022, it’s hard to bet against Lettenbichler.

Billy Bolt

Behind Lettenbichler the battle for second is incredibly tight between Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt and FMF KTM Factory Racing’s Trystan Hart. Bolt is 21 points behind Lettenbichler, but only one point in front of Hart. To keep his title hopes alive, Bolt knows now is the time to deliver a winning result.

Trystan Hart

Enjoying an outstanding season, Hart sits third overall. The Canadian has only once missed the podium in 2023. At this weekend’s 24MX Hixpania Hard Enduro expect Hart to keep the pressure on Lettenbichler and Bolt. (source: wess promotion)

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