Some history

Mythical race, the Enduro du Touquet gathers each year, for 30 years, around 2000 riders, women and men, professionals, anonymous or passionate of mechanical sports in 2 or 4 wheels.

  • 1975 : Thierry Sabine, PR in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, decide to adapt in France the mass enduro races existing in USA… 286 competitors have participated to the first meeting.
  • 1981 : KTM decide to get more involved by bringing its best sand experts, as the Dutch Kees Van des Ven.
  • De 1982 à 1986 : 5 consecutive victories for the Dutch Kees Van Der Ven
  • 1989 : 1100 riders compete !
  • 1991 : For the first and single time since its creation, the event has to be canceled because of the Gulf War
  • 1992 : Yann Guédard wins for the fist time with a 250 cm3.
  • 1997 : Creation of the Quaduro the saturday (from 15 years old)
  • 2000 : Official return of Honda France with Thierry Béthys, winner in 2000 and 2001
  • 2005 : The organization of the race is officialy taken by the resort services in collaboration with the FFM. 1000 motorbike riders and 238 teams registered. The holeshot is won by Cyril Despres, who offers its bonus to the school created in Dakar by Fabrizio Meoni, who died during the 2005 Dakar.
  • 2006 : At first called «Enduro du Touquet», the race is renowned «Enduropale du Touquet Pas-de-Calais / Quaduro». The young Timotëi Potisek wins the motorbike race.
  • 2008 : Arnaud Demeester wins for the 7th time
  • 2009 : Timotëi Potisek wins in motorbike and dies this year
  • 2010 : Création of the Enduropale Jeunes for the 13-17 years old (renowned Enduopale Juniors in 2015)
  • 2011 : The track changes its direction !
  • 2012 : An inhabitant of Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, Jean-Claude Moussé, wins the Enduropale for the centenary of the resort !
  • 2013 : Creation of the Enduropale Kids for the 11-15 years old (renowned Enduropale espoirs in 2015)
  • 2015 : 40th anniversary of the Enduro du Touquet and 10th Enduropale du Touquet-Pas-de-Calais. At this occasion, the legendary race sees the creation of a new trial : the Enduro Vintage, an exceptional race of motorbikes before 1990 ! The previous winners took symbolically the start of this first edition, won by the Belgian Johan Boonen.
  • 2016 : Second consecutive victory for Jérémie Warnia who wins the 20th Quaduro. 3rd victory of Adrien Van Beveren two weeks only after he got the  6th place during his first Dakar (1st French rider).
  • 2020 : The Enduropale du Touquet Pas-de-Calais celebrates its 45 anniversary … and losses one of its fathers : Bernard Baudoux, which was the Director for 10 years (2005-2015) before becoming coordonator. This same year, the first book dedicated the event : « Le Touquet, 45 ans d’Enduro » written by Eric Poiret – SOLAR editions. Change for the vintage with only one round of 1 hour for motorbikes before 1996 instead of 1990. For this 45th edition, they were 2500 riders split in 5 races.
  • 2021 : For the second time of his history, the event is cancelled because of the international sanitary crisis linked to COVID 19.



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