Friday, November 16


The new KTM-backed Extreme Enduro series organised by category ace Sean Clarke kicks off this weekend in Auckland's Riverhead Forest.

New Zealand already has several popular and well-established extreme enduro events on the racing calendar, but now Clarke and KTM intend to bind them together to create a super competition with a special prize to the one outright winner in each bike class.

“The KTM Extreme Enduro Series is a combination of four different events that will decide New Zealand’s best extreme enduro rider. Points will be awarded in each round across four different grades – pro, expert, clubman and moto trials," says Clarke.

“At the series final, the No Way In Hell extreme enduro, the riders with the best tally from any three of the events will take home the trophy and the bragging rights.”

The series has attracted interest from all comers, not just from those in the enduro fraternity, including top motocross riders such as Rotorua’s Michael Phillips, enduro riders Chris Birch and Rory Mead as well as six-time national moto trials champion Jake Whitaker.

KTM Extreme Enduro Series
Rnd 1: Nov 18 2012, Riverhead 100, Riverhead Forest, Auckland
Rnd 2: Dec 1 2012, Tokoroa Endurocross
Rnd 3: Feb 9 2013, Te Puke Endurocross
Rnd 4: March 30-31 2013, No Way In Hell, Oparau, near Kawhia

Credit: Words and photo by Andy McGechan,