*Event double-header to include WDSC Qualifier Series

Friday, 19 January: The World Downhill Skateboarding Championship will kick-start the 2024 season where it left off in 2023, with the season-opener taking place in Erzincan, Turkiye on the 5-9 June.

Last years’ event proved to be a resounding success, the ideal location for hosting a round of the WDSC and receiving huge plaudits from all riders, praising the spectacular course and facilities.

“The Ergan Dagi Ski Resort course is spectacular, and the venue has all necessary facilities and infrastructure in place to host a great event and is a very short distance from the local airport and the hotels in the city centre.” said Selim Kemahli, managing director of Race Marketing & Management, the championship promoter.

“The public also have easy access to view the racing while riders can return to the start line and race village via ski lifts allowing for much quicker turnaround times, easier logistics and safer operation by negating the need for any shuttle buses on the course.”

The event double-header will include the first round of the WDSC Qualifier Series and will take place over 5 days – day 1 set aside for freeride-practice for all riders.

Days 2 and 3 will be reserved for the Qualifier Series (QS), with freeride-practice and qualifying held on day 2 while day 3 will be freeride-practice and QS race day.

Days 4 and 5 will be for the WDSC race weekend where the selected riders and those who have come through the QS series will get to showcase their skills and speed.

The new three-tiered qualifying format for the WDSC that was successfully trialled last season will take place on day 4, with the knockout rounds and finals taking place on the final day. The course will be available for freeride at the beginning and end of each session on days 4 and 5 while the selected riders get their practice runs in.

A full schedule of activities for Round 1 will be posted here shortly as well as announcements regarding other rounds.