The FIM EnduroGP heads north to the Finnish Grand Prix

The FIM EnduroGP heads north to the Finnish Grand Prix

Building on its momentum, the FIM Paulo Duarte EnduroGP World Championship will head north to Scandinavia next weekend for the third round of the series, the highly anticipated Grand Prix of Finland. This Finnish event, which will mark a welcome return to the EnduroGP calendar, is steeped in Enduro history and

It is one of the pilots’ favorites.

Beta Factory Racing’s Brad Freeman is undefeated this year in the title chase with four wins from four starts. In the GALFER FIM Junior Enduro World Championship, Fantic’s Jed Etchells is leading, while Fantic’s Jane Daniels is aiming for the lead in the Magnorange Women’s World Enduro Championship


  • The FIM EnduroGP World Championship will return to Finland
  • Beta’s Brad Freeman is so far undefeated in 2023
  • The Finnish Grand Prix holds the top spot in two consecutive Scandinavian Grands Prix

After two exciting rounds in Italy and Spain, the FIM EnduroGP World Championship Paulo Duarte is heading to Scandinavia. These two weeks promise to be busy for the competitors and the teams. This weekend’s Finnish Grand Prix marks the first of two back-to-back races, with the Swedish World Championship taking place the following weekend. As the race for the championship heats up, potential title contenders will attempt to master the challenging Finnish terrain and reach the peak of their game in the


Known for its long forested stages and soft, rocky and sandy terrain, Finland will undoubtedly put drivers to the test. With a whole host of special tests (ACERBIS Cross Test, JUST1 Enduro Test, POLISPORT Extreme Test) to run every day, plus AKRAPOVIC’s super test on Friday, it’ll be hard to stay accurate and strong.

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And without error.

Freeman wants to continue his winning streak at the EnduroGP in Finland

With four EnduroGP wins from four starts, Beta Brad Freeman will be aiming to continue his winning streak. The Brit has proven unbeatable this year and, after running a few rounds to win, has proven that his fitness and speed are certainly not in question. And already with a 20-point lead over his rivals in the championship, Brad knows others will strive to rein him in.

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GASGAS Factory Racing’s Andrea Verona and Beta’s Steve Holcomb finished second overall. Verona had a great home run in Italy, but fell short of the required form last time out in Spain. With the competition heating up, the EnduroGP champion knows he can never let his game slip away again


Holcombe, meanwhile, was a model of consistency, finishing fourth with four finishes. However, the seven-time world champion wants to win and hopes to get back on top at Hinola. This weekend’s tests could work in Steve’s smooth driving style, making him someone to watch.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Josep Garcia is three points behind them in fourth. After a disappointing first-round run, the Spaniard turned his home situation in Spain by challenging Freeman

every day.

CH Racing Sherco’s Hamish McDonald is fifth in the points total. The New Zealander has been strong so far, but he still needs to find something extra to get into the top four. Red Moto Honda Racing’s Nathan Watson had his best finish of the season last time out in Spain finishing fifth.

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In Enduro1, Josep Garcia is starting to take a 25-point lead thanks to his three wins so far. Behind him, only five points separate the second and sixth places in the standings. Thomas Oldrati (Honda) was second, while TM Racing’s Matteo Pavone was third. Zack Pichon (Sherco), Jimmy McCani (Husqvarna), Teo Espinas (Beta)

She is also part of it.

Leading the fight for Enduro2 awards are Steve Holcomb (BETA) and Andrea Verona (GASGAS). Although the points are tied, Holcombe is temporarily ahead of Finland. Hamish McDonald (Sherco) completes the third position. Brad Freeman (Beta) leads the way in Enduro3. With four wins to his credit, he will be tough to beat this weekend. Swede Mikael Persson (Husqvarna) is second in points and should feature prominently on this Scandinavian stage of the championship. Matteo Cavallo (TM Racing) is third


Finland is gearing up to challenge its junior enduro riders

The GALFER FIM Junior Enduro World Championship has produced some great races so far this season. Jed Etchells (Fantic) leads the race with two wins to his credit. Class rookie Jeremy Seydoux (Sherco) also had a great start to the season. Taking two wins, both on the second day of racing, shows that he’s adapting well. Max Ahlin (KTM), Sergio Navarro (Husqvarna), Albin Norbin (fictional)

All of them are engaged in a battle for the third place.

In the Junior Enduro class, Italian Kevin Cristino (fictional) has won every time this year. Thibaut Giroudon (Sherco) gave him a great challenge but he failed to capitalize on the Italian. Liu Guyun (Beta) follows closely in third place

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An exceptional entry in the Women’s Enduro category

The Magnorange FIM Women’s World Enduro Championship will be held in Finland. A total of 17 runners were registered. Fantic’s Jen Daniels took two wins at the opening round in Italy. The defending champion remains a hard rider to beat. Australian Jessica Gardiner (Yamaha) finished second overall, while Spaniard Mireya Badia (Rego) finished second.


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Round three of the FIM Paulo Duarte EnduroGP World Championship will be held in Hainola, Finland, from May 26-28.

Paulo Duarte 2023 FIM EnduroGP World Championship calendar

Round 1 – Italy – San Remo / Arma di Taggia – March 31 – April 2 Round 2 – Spain – Lalene – May 5-7 Round 3 – Finland – Heinola – May 26-28 Round 4 – Sweden – Skovde – June 1-3 Round 5 – Slovakia – Jelnica – 30 June – 2 July Round 6 – Portugal – Valbacos – 29 September – October 1 Day 7 – Portugal – Saint Andrés / Santiago do Casem – October 6-8

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