With less than 100 days to go until this year's Red Bull Romaniacs, former winner Chris Birch returns but this time to race it on a KTM 1090 Adventure bike.

We know Birch is one heck of a talent on a big bike, but racing the Romaniacs’s Iron Class on the big girl is going to test even him in what will be the 14th edition of the race.

Birch is planning to ride his KTM from the Austrian factory in Mattighofen to Sibiu in Romania in a “run what you brung” kind a mission. He’ll also be joined by American Baja rider Quinn Cody.

But he’s not alone in the idea with old rival Gerhard Foster signing up on a BMW HP2.

Foster supported by Touratech, will bring a BMW R nineT based Touratech prototype (R9X 7) to Sibiu by truck.

The 14th edition of the Red Bull Romaniacs takes place in Sibiu from 25-29 July.