FIM launches all new Sand Race series

The FIM in conjunction with the French (FFM), Argentinian (CAMOD) and Portuguese (FMP) Motorcycling Federations, the Enduropale du Touquet, Enduro del Verano and Monte Gordo Beach Algarve organisers are extremely proud to announce the launch of the FIM Sand Races World Cup as from 2023 within the FIM Cross-Country Commission (CTT).

The FIM Sand Racing World Cup is a completely new off-road championship that will take place on fantastic beaches or closed sand circuits that will feature the challenges of twists, turns, jumps and general undulation. The main and most important feature of each track is it must be made up of ninety percent sand. 

This competition welcomes enduro and off-road motorcycles within the various classes for motorcycles, quads, vintage machines and in the future will also be open to SSV.

In 2023, the inaugural season, the calendar will comprise of three prestigious events with the legendary Enduropale du Touquet, France, from 03 to 05 February having the honour of opening the new series. This event has now become the biggest sand race in Europe and is also the longest standing sand race in the world.

The second event is equally legendary, namely the Enduro del Verano, Argentina - which will take place from 24 to 26 February. This race is considered the most significant in Latin America. With Enduropale du Touquet boasting more than 2 200 participants and Enduro del Verano up to 1 100, these two races are also the most popular sand races in the world.

The first season will come to a close at Monte Gordo Algarve in Portugal in December, one of the most beautiful and longest beaches in the region. More information regarding the date for this event will be announced soon.

Jean-François Wulvérick the FIM Cross-Country Commission Director added: “The launch of the FIM Sand Races World Cup marks the start of a new competition. With all the stake holders, we look forward to building and developing together the competition on Sand, which is very popular with riders, teams, manufacturers and the public. We are going to optimise the sporting and technical rules to make it evolve at the World Championship level in the future.”

Date -Venue-Country-FMNs
February 03-05-Enduropale du Touquet-France-FFM
February 24-26-Enduro del Verano -Argentina-CAMOD
December TBC-Monte Gordo Beach Algarve-Portugal-FMP