Q: What is the tentative date for the event in 2021 – and has it in fact been confirmed?
- Awaiting 2022 dates.
Q: What kind of terrain best describes the primary race area?
- The race will take place in the mountains. Riders will go on forest roads, steep climbs, ravines etc. The land is mainly rocky but there can be areas of mud, depending on the weather (rain is not an issue as the terrain dries fast).
Q: How many days will the event be in 2021?
- The event will take place over a period of 3 days.
Q: Can you briefly describe the racetrack format (similar to Romaniacs, Erzberg, Sea2Sky, GNCC – or your own description)?
- The racetrack is a good practice for Romaniacs.
Q: How many hours can a rider expect to ride daily (in average) during the individual days of the next race?
- The first day is the prologue – in the afternoon.
- The second day is a long day in the mountain tracks starting in the morning.
- The third day is shorter – half a day in the mountains (expected finish around noon for best riders).
Q: Will the racetracks be marked with visible elements such as spray, tape or signs?
- The racetrack will be marked with tape.
Q: Is the usage of GPS mandatory?
- No, GPS is not needed.
Q: Which categories are available for the race?
Q: What is the entry-fee for the race?
- The entry-fee is as follows:
- until 12th of July – 150 euros
- after 12th of July up to 16 of July – 180 euros
- girls ride for free
- it is possible to transfer your entry fee to another rider.
Q: Is it part of a championship?
A: Yes – The 4th round of the National Championship
Q: What is the official name of the event and does it mean anything in particular?
- Ditrocks Hardenduro. The name comes from the local town of Ditrau and the organising sports club – Ditriders Motorsport. It is meant to help associate the event with the local area and to understand that the track is not easy as it is a challenge for most riders.
Q: When was the first race held and how many events have been held since then?
- This is the 4th edition of the race.The first year was 2018 and has been held each year in July.
Q: On what date was the race held last year (or the year before, if cancelled in 2020)?
- Fortunately we were able to hold the race (even though many riders were unable to come due to restrictions) and it took place on 10-12th of July 2020.
Q: How many riders normally (not covid years) enter the race?
A: – Usually we have between 120-150 riders.
Q: What is the name of the town/city closest to the actual race area?
- Ditrau, Romania – https://goo.gl/maps/QDE4mtbzkeZ6QmGg8
Q: What is the name of the international airport closest to the race?
- Aeroportul Internațional Târgu Mureș – 120 km – https://goo.gl/maps/YAzbV8PeHRi8RcSZ6
- Aeroportul Internațional Avram Iancu Cluj – 180 km – https://goo.gl/maps/zQNvnar7HPLAX2z98
Q: Are any companies supplying the rental bikes?
Q: Is a race-license necessary in order to participate? If yes, which and how do people get it?
- Yes, a licence is necessary. If the rider has a licence from another motorsport federation, he/she needs permission from their respective institution. If not, they it can be acquired on the spot from FRM.
Q: Must the participants’ bikes be registered, insured and road legal, in order to participate?
- All bikes are allowed.
Q: What is the weather normally like during the race? Is it rain, sun, summer, winter, hot, cold?
- Usually July is a hot month (25-30 degrees Celsius during the day), but as we are in the mountains we can expect short and powerful rains and also the nights can get cold.
Q: What can be recommended in terms of sightseeing or other activities in the area? Is it a family/wife friendly race(area)?
- The area is mainly a quiet, peaceful town, near the mountains, but there are sights in the imediate area. Families can camp at the basecamp in tens or with a caravan and also rent rooms in the area. For sights we recommend check out:
- Salt mine Praid http://www.salinapraid.ro/salt-mine
- Sovata https://goo.gl/maps/Ld735Pdw29qVMges6
- The Red Lake https://goo.gl/maps/hhwToTxUuXpfhfWL8
- The Bicaz Gorges https://goo.gl/maps/urxjppqc5XjzXndL9
Disclaimer: The above info is supplied directly by the organisers on June 2nd 2021. However, always make sure to do your own research if planning on attending this race, as the info could be out-dated.