Posts Tagged ‘#ultra4europe’

2016 King of Italy Race Recap

June 18th2016
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Off Road The Planet | Robb Pritchard | © 2016 All Rights Reserved

While the King of France last month will be remembered with an involuntary shiver from all the rain and mud the Maxxis tyres King of Italy in the rolling hills of Varano de Melagari was blessed with gorgeous sunshine and the type of big fluffy clouds that photographers always love in their photos. Read more…

2016 ULTRA4 Europe Dates Released

January 21st2016
Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

We have some dates for the 2016 ULTRA4 European circuit, courtesy of ultra4europe.com .

King of France 20th – 22nd May
King of Italy 17th – 19th June
King of Portugal 14th – 17th September
King of Britain 7th – 9th October

There’s a few interesting things here, some of which will require a little time & patience to figure out. First, France is back on the list and slated to be the kickoff race of the season. Last year, this got cancelled for paperwork reasons that will likely put you to sleep. So now it’s back, and that’s exciting.

Second, King of Portugal is no longer the final race of the season. This is a big deal because that final race hosts the year-end awards ceremony, which leads us to…

Third, King of Britain is the final race and should be the host of the year-end awards ceremony. This event name is new as well, ULTRA4 Europe started in Wales with the King of Wales, and it doesn’t require much brain power to see this is likely not the location for King of Britain. Which leads us to our final though…

Event locations are not yet made available. That will clear things up a bit, as soon as we get those “official” locations we’ll be sure to post them here.

As for us, we love ULTRA4 Europe.  Having been involved with the European circuit since inception, these races are a big deal to us. The schedule is beyond tight this year for our own personal appearances, but tentatively we’d like to make at least 2 of 4 races.

With that, for those looking to easily add these events to their favorite digital calendar (and other 2016 races we plan on attending), THIS LINK should get you what you need.

Ultra4s Being Sneaky — 2014 King of the Glens

January 25th2015
Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0