Red Bull Erzbergrodeo open up 300 extra starting places
Red Bull Erzbergrodeo organisers have announced they’ve expanded the starting grid back to max with 300 more places now available for the iconic extreme enduro event this June 16-19th.
We’re shocked to learn it is only around 50 days (at time of writing) until the flag drops on the 2022 Red Bull Erzbergrodeo. After a two year wait that seems like a mad fact.
Preparations for the “World Xtreme Enduro Supreme”, round three of the Hard Enduro Word Championship, are well under their way with new routing promised in each of the major elements across the weekend – Rocket Ride, Iron Road Prologue and main Hare Scramble – those fresh entries now available plus expanded spectator experience for the main event.
Sought-after starting places open up
“Due to the COVID-19 situation we had to narrow the starting grid down to 1200 riders last year.” Says Red Bull Erzbergrodeo’s Karl Katoch explaining why there are now additional starting spots available.
“Now that the situation in Austria and Europe has significantly relaxed, we are able to return to the full maximum of 1500 competitors. The Red Bull Erzbergrodeo has all lights put on green, and we are looking forward to a mighty showing of the motorcycle off-road racing family at our comeback after 2 years of break.”
The online rider registration for the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo 2022 can be found at: redbullerzbergrodeo.com
New racetracks, spectacular side events and extended spectator areas
The Erzberg quarry has changed its face a lot over the past two years while the event has been absent. That means they have added some new parts to the different racetracks including an all-new, “extremely spectacular” layout for the Rocket Ride and some fresh sections in the familiar Iron Road Prologue.
Sunday’s Red Bull Erzbergrodeo main Hare Scramble will be a mix of legendary classics and lots of new sections Katoch adds, “a unique challenge providing Extreme Enduro at the highest level.”
This is added the news Enduro21 already reported that the 2022 event will longer allow external helps or refuelling – red more about that here: No refuelling and no-helpers at 2022 Erzbergrodeo says race boss
Off-road festival – new spectator points, same beer tent…
The weekend is a festival on the mountain of course and the action coin the paddocks area includes a new “Akrapovic One-On-One” rider presentation, the all-new GASGAS Trial Extreme Challenge plus the notorious rider parties at the beer tent across the four days.
The most breathtaking parts of the racetrack will see extended spectator areas this year also, which can be reached using the free-of-charge shuttlebus service on site. “Both the MITAS Rocket Ride and Red Bull Erzbergrodeo will have new spectator areas which offer an extremely close experience of the racing action. Especially on Sunday, riders will need the full support of their fans and we will make sure that they’ll get it loud and direct!”, says Red Bull Erzbergrodeo head of organisation Mark Schilling.
Red Bull Erzbergrodeo COVID-19 guarantee
The Red Bull Erzbergrodeo offers all competitors a 100% money back guarantee in the event of a COVID-related cancellation of the event or a travel warning of the highest level when entering Austria. “If the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo 2022 has to be cancelled by the organiser due to the Corona pandemic, every starter will receive the full entry fee without any deductions. If there is a travel warning of the highest level against Austria from the home country of the starter due to the Corona pandemic and therefore entry to Austria or the Eisenerz / Erzberg region is not possible or the re-entry into the home country is therefore subject to quarantine the starter will receive the full entry fee without any deductions, in case of cancellation by the starter.“ Karl Katoch explains.
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