Supplementary Regulations 2020
Welcome to the Fourth annual running of the HBMCC Over the Top Hard Enduro.
This is Round 3 of the NZ Hard Enduro series, a two-day event made up of,
- Day 1 Enduro X
- Day 2, the Main event, a typical Hard Enduro with a XC style format.
Saturday 31 st October
- 11:30am Sign on opens
- 1:00pm Riders Briefing
- 1:30pm First Practice begins
Sunday 1st Nov
- 8:45am Riders Briefing
- 9:30am Riders start area look see practice.
- 10:00am Main event start
Graduated start with Gold first followed by Silver, then Bronze with a shot gun Les Mans running start.
- 2:00pm chequered flag out, track closed.
Entries on the day at $90 per Rider for both days
MNZ licence required or one event licences available to purchase on the day.
- Gold, All In
- Silver, Silver Vets (40-49,50+)
- Bronze, Bronze Ladies
Sunday only entries are available on the day at $70 per rider.
Camping is available on site of the Enduro X for Saturday night. Toilets will be provided and Taradale town is 5 minutes drive away with plenty of take away food options.
Alternatively there are plenty of Motels available in Taradale or Napier with the Sunday event being held North of Napier.
Saturday Enduro X is on 435 Puketapu Road (you won’t miss it, just over the hill), 5 min from Taradale township.
Sunday Hard Enduro is 899 Waikoau Rd, Tutira, approx. 50 mins from Taradale up the Napier Wairoa Road, sign posted from Lake Tutira SH2.
Each Day is being run as an individual sub event with full MNZ National points allocated to the place getters in each grade. The combined points from both days will determine the winner. If points are tied at the end of the Hard Enduro overall places will be allocated based on the day two result. So, the higher placed day two result will get the win.
Based on your typical Enduro X track full of man-made and natural obstacles. There will be diversions in place for the Bronze class to miss some of the worst obstacles. A natural terrain MX section is also included and will even out the field so not all technical riding.
Depending on numbers per class we may run mixed classes within a grade per race. There will be a practice session per grade followed by 3 races to determine a winner for the day per class. Further details will be provided at riders briefing.
The start will be a shot gun set off in Grades starting with Gold, followed by Silver, then Bronze, each 5 minutes apart. Each grade will have a Les Mans style running start to their bikes.
The track is very flowing utilising rolling farm tracks and paddocks and Manuka Bush sections. Bronze will follow the main route with Silver and Gold Classes taking diversions “off track” for short more demanding sections. We do go “Over the Top” of a large ridge line that contains a dangerous drop on one side. Please take care and stay away from the edges keeping to the marked route.
- The Bronze track is approximately 20 Km and expected to take 45min-1hr to complete.
- The Silver track is approximately 20 Km and expected to take 45min-1hrs to complete.
- The Gold track is approximately 20 Km and expected to take over 45min -1hrs
Prize giving is to be held on site directly after the event when the last riders have returned approx. 4pm.