The 4X Pro Tour has announced a six-round series for 2022. Visiting four countries and a variety of tracks, 2022 will showcase the talents of the world’s best 4X riders to determine who the fastest riders are:
Round 1: Szczawno Zdroj, Poland – May 7th
Round 2: Fort William, Scotland – May 21st
Round 3: iXS Dirt Masters, Winterberg, Germany – May 28th
Round 4: Dobřany, Czech Republic – 9th July
Round 5: Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic – July 16th
Round 6: Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany – August 13th
Series organiser, Scott Beaumont said: “2022 looks like being our best ever season of 4X before the gate even drops. Without a doubt the last 2, Covid affected seasons have been challenging for riders, organisers and fans of 4X but we are thrilled to be back with a 6 round series for 2022 using the best 4X tracks on the planet. We look forward to welcoming riders and fans back to our amazing sport once again. See you in the gate”.
The series will kick off at the high-speed track in Poland. Szczawno Zdroj, has been a regular on the circuit since 2012 where it hosted the European Championships. The floodlit track will no doubt provide a great start to the season.
Fort William, Scotland will play host to Round 2 on May 21st, alongside the UCI Downhill World Cup. Since the birth of international 4X way back in 2002, the Nevis Range has held some of the most spectacular 4X action, with big crowds and bar to bar racing.
The following week, the tour moves to the IXS Dirt Masters Festival in Winterberg, Germany. The festival has hosted the Pro Tour seven times previously. However, after huge changes to the course over the last year, it’ll be a different challenge facing the riders in 2022.
Dobřany, Czech Republic, will take the riders back over to the east of Europe on July 9th. Another flat out track that has proved itself as a great spectacle when hosting two rounds of the European 4X Series in 2018 and 2019, as well as its inaugural round of the 4X ProTour last year.
There is no doubt that JBC 4X Revelations, will continue to prove itself as one of the wildest events on not only the 4X calendar but on the international MTB calendar. Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic will host the legendary event and round 5 of the series on July 16th. Built by three-time World Champion, Tomas Slavik, both riders and bikes will be tested to their limit.
The series will conclude on August 13th at a new venue to the series, MSV Diehloer in Eisenhüttenstadt, Germany. The course that was built by seasoned 4X racer, Klaus Beige, has already seen some high energy racing action, back in 2016, hosting the 2016 German 4X National Championships. This event will be held in conjunction with the 2022 German 4X National Championships and will be an exciting finale to the 2022 4X ProTour.