ENDURO AND MAXI ENDURO
RACE NOT RACE
3° EDITION - MAY 2 nd / 4 th 2024
Sulcis Enduro Raid 2023, real enduro in Sardinia
From 29 April to 1 May the second edition of the Sulcis Enduro Raid, a non-competitive event for enduro and maxi enduro motorbikes, took place in Sulcis in Sardinia.
The event organized by Claudio Gambula and Marco Rosso, respectively the souls of Sbarbytour and Adventourer, saw around 60 pilots also coming from Belgium, Poland and Switzerland, for three days with 700 km of dirt roads in the splendid scenery of the Sulcis Iglesiente, with mule tracks that have reached ancient abandoned mines (some restored and visitable), remote sheepfolds, but also beautiful beaches and rocky coasts.
The itinerary, differentiated between enduro and maxi enduro and with navigation along the very precise GPS tracks provided by the organization, also included optional hard timed sectors, and a hard enduro Extreme Trophy. This beautiful formula allowed all the riders to complete the entire route, allowing the best to compete in the most difficult sections. And there was also no shortage of moments of leisure such as refreshments in the sheepfold with women in folkloric dresses or evening aperitifs with beer, platters and music.
Two big, prominent names at the start: Franco Picco, living legend of international enduro (29 participations in the Dakar, 2 victories at the Pharaohs Rally) and Sonny Goggia, Italian Hard Enduro Champion, who performed acrobatic passages.
And last but not least, female participation was very important, an element very dear to the organizers who focus a lot on spreading enduro among young people and women.
At the end of the three days of the raid all the participants were very satisfied with the experience and the organisation, and unanimously declared that they wanted to be at the start of the next edition as soon as possible. This can only be the best reward for the efforts made by the organizers and staff, a stimulus for an even more exciting third edition.