After a four-year hiatus, the famed Australian Four-Day Enduro Championship (A4DE) makes its return this week around the Victoria township of Erica.
The Prestige Trucks-backed 40th anniversary event begins today and concludes on Saturday, May 7, with healthy entries across all the major classes as the riders embark on a variety of special tests – from the normal tight and twisty enduro fare to more open terrain assessments.
On the Sherco front, hard enduro guns Tim Coleman and Chris Perry will be competing in the C150 (two-stroke up to 150cc) and E2 classes respectively.
Coleman, who's inching himself back into competition mode – and rider coaching – after a severe bout of heat stroke in 2021, will ride a 125 SE Factory. He'll come up against red-hot competition, headed by Peter Boyle and Adam Giles.
If Tim gets through the A4DE feeling fit and strong, his comeback to extreme enduro competition on the Motul Pirelli Sherco Race Team 300 SE Factory may not be too far away…
Meanwhile, enduro is a new "style of competition" for Perry, who has purchased a 300 SEF Factory four-stroke to make his A4DE debut.
Perry has been peerless in extreme racing this year, which included victory over Anthony Solar in round one of the Australian Hard Enduro Championship.
The E2 class at the A4DE has attracted a whopping 42 riders, and Perry will be battling against the likes of Josh Green, Todd Waters and Fraser Higlett.
The remaining classes at the A4DE are for E3, women, veterans, masters and seniors over 60. Individuals can also join trade and club teams.
To see the entry list, click here
In total, a whopping 240 riders will compete at the Dandenong Motorcycle Club-promoted A4DE – an indication of just how much the event has been missed.
For events results, click here
For more information on the 2022 Prestige Trucks A4DE, click here