Behind the scenes: the most important figures of the Superenduro GP of Hungary

2024. February 15. | Superenduro Budapest

TRP Hungary organized the Budapest round of the Superenduro World Championship in front of the largest audience ever. The race moved to the region’s largest event arena, the MVM Dome, and the volume of the event surpassed previous ones. Tickets for the Superenduro GP of Hungary were purchased from 19 countries.

On February 3rd, the Superenduro GP of Hungary, also known as the Budapest round of the Superenduro World Championship, took place. Unlike in previous years, this time the event was held not at the Papp László Sportaréna, but at the MVM Dome, marking a step up in scale due to the size of the sports arena.

This was evident in the number of spectators as well, with approximately 13,000 people attending the event. Alongside the top performers in the Prestige category, spectators also had the opportunity to see Hungarian competitors. However, this is not the only data that illustrates the magnitude of the event witnessed by the attendees.

Similar to last year, TRP Hungary and its specialized event organizing division, TRP Events, were responsible for both organizing and promoting the event. However, several other companies played important roles in these tasks, including Doppio, Mitko Hungary, the Hungarian Motorsport Federation (MAMS) and its enduro section, Sportfive, V-Híd Construction Ltd., the National Sports Agency, KTM-Husqvarna-GasGas Center, Thomas Breitling Fashion, Red Bull, and Visual Europe Group. Additionally, volunteers also contributed significantly.

V-Híd was responsible for the track construction according to the plans of Kornél Németh Jr. The foundation of the track consisted of 2200 tons of soil, which is 600 tons more than the previous year. Additionally, 128 tons of sand, 50 tons of rocks, 32 cubic meters of forest logs (a forest cubic meter represents a stack of logs one meter long, arranged in rows, and 1.7 meters high), as well as 38 mining equipment tires, were used. Furthermore, 2 reinforced plastic (FRP) pipes and 100 pallets were required. These materials were transported to the site by a total of 35 trucks.

Construction began on the Thursday before the race and continued until the day after the race, Sunday, when the track was dismantled. This required the efforts of many people, as demonstrated by the fact that a total of 450 half-liter bottles of mineral water and 640 sandwiches were consumed over the three days.

Regarding the event itself, to ensure smooth operation, so many cables were needed that if they were connected, they would reach all the way from Budapest to Veszprém. Visual Europe Group provided 200 lights for the event, which were installed by 14 lighting technicians and operated by 7 technicians. Additionally, it was ensured that the LED screens installed on the balcony and the facade displayed the footage, which was the responsibility of one person. In terms of audio technology, the existing equipment of the facility was supplemented with additional subwoofers, as well as 2 sets of in-ear monitors and handheld microphones, and the organization of the pre-race press briefing was ensured. The necessary equipment for this was built, operated, and dismantled by teams of 2 people each. According to the company’s information, approximately 20 people, in addition to a project manager, were involved in the operations.