2017 ISDE USA Qualifying
The 2017 FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is set for Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, August 28 to September 2. Though far away, the American Motorcyclist Association wasted no time solidifying the qualifying schedule for stateside riders.
For 2017 ISDE USA qualifying, the sessions are returning to a series format. The AMA ISDE East Qualifier Series will have rounds in Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee, and the AMA ISDE West Qualifier Series in California, Idaho and Washington.
The East and West series will run a two-day format, and the top-five riders from each will move to the final three-day qualifier set for May 12-14 in Johnson City, Tenn.
“Not only are we making it tougher, while giving riders more opportunities to qualify, we are also working very hard on raising funds to reduce costs across the board,” said AMA Off-Road Manager Erek Kudla.
“I want the U.S. teams to sweep the podiums at the 2017 ISDE in France, and making our qualifying competition even stiffer, plus helping our riders get there, is the best way to accomplish that.”
At the 2016 ISDE in Spain, the U.S. World Trophy Team won the event for the first time in ISDE history, which dates back more than 100 years to 1913.
“After our big win at the 2016 ISDE in Spain, it is really important to ride that momentum and strengthen the USA team spirit, as well as bring back the prestige of the qualifiers themselves,” Kudla said.
In addition to reconstituting the qualifiers in a series format to qualify riders who submit a Letter of Intent to ride at the ISDE in 2017, A, B and C classes will compete for regional championships while developing the skills needed to be future ISDE qualifying riders.
Additional rules and selection details will be announced soon and published at the AMA website.
AMA ISDE East Qualifier Series
- Round 1: Jan. 21-22, Seville, Fla. River City Dirt Riders
- Round 2: Feb. 11-12, Gaston, S.C. Full Gas Enduro Series
- Round 3: Feb. 25-26, Greeneville, Tenn. Full Gas Enduro Series
AMA ISDE West Qualifier Series
- Round 1: Jan. 28-29, Gorman, Calif. Ventura County MC
- Round 2: March 11-12, Payatte, Idaho. Boise Ridge Riders
- Round 3: April 1-2, Washougal, Wash. Lobos MC
AMA ISDE 3-Day Qualifier
- May 12-14, Johnson City, Tenn. Full Gas Enduro Series