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The FIM E-Xplorer World Cup ventures to Norway for Round 2

The FIM E-Xplorer World Cup ventures to Norway for Round 2

After an intense battle in the Season 2 opener in Osaka — where the leading teams were separated by a single point — the FIM E-Xplorer World Cup now sets its course for Round 2 in Oslo, Norway.

Carina Munte, FIM E-Xplorer World Cup CCO, said: “Taking E-Xplorer to new countries is something we have always envisaged and it’s great to see the hard work pay off. The Oslo World Cup will be one of our best events yet and I can’t wait to get underway.”

Valentin Guyonnet, FIM E-Xplorer World Cup CEO, added: “The first round in Osaka was a great taster for what’s to come in Season 2. Close racing has been at the core of E-Xplorer since the beginning, and this year looks no different. We’ll have to see who comes out on Saturday.”

The Oslo World Cup round will see several home riders taking part in the series. GF Logistikk, will ride on Stark Future and field two Norwegian riders, Vilde Marie Holt and Even Heibye. As well as the GF Logistikk team, three other riders will be flying the flag in their home nation: Andrine Osland, Mette Fidje, and Runar Sudmann. Sudmann will ride for INDE Racing in place of the injured Spenser Wilton.

Returning to the E-Xplorer paddock in Norway, SEVEN Racing will ride the Stark Future to kick off their 2024 campaign. The team has selected experienced riders Mette Fidje and Gabriel Jairala to lead their charge.

Other changes in the field include both Bonnell Racing and PCR-E Performance moving from the GT class to the Hyperbike category. The teams have chosen to ride on Stark Future machinery to power them through the Oslo World Cup.

In the GT class, AUS-E Racing’s Jessica Gardiner and Jack Field will ride EBMX bikes. Anticipated growth in this category is expected to continue in subsequent rounds, fuelled by the opening of additional wildcard applications.

The next three rounds in Norway, France, and Switzerland will be crucial for gaining vital championship points, before E-Xplorer heads to this year’s show-stopping finale in India. All the teams will be looking for a strong performance in Norway this week to cement their place in the championship fight.

Words and Images by FIM E-Xplorer World Cup