Guest Contributor | Mar 16, 2018 | 0
Red Bull Braveman set for Windhoek
Red Bull Braveman, the toughest one-day enduro in Africa, will again take place on 2 to 3 September at the Elisenheim Guest Farm, 15km outside Windhoek.
Riders from all over Namibia and South Africa joined the battle in 2015 to participate in either Gold, Silver or Bronze Class. This year, all of the classes will need to ride with GPS. No transponder system will be used as was the case in 2015. For the first time, the Red Bull Braveman has drawn international attention in the rider’s scene.
On 2 September at 18h00 the spectacular Prologue will start at Elisenheim Guest Farm where the participants have to compete against each other in a prologue to determine the starting order for the next day’s main race, each class will battle individually. The adrenaline pumping prologue draws many spectators.
On 3 September at 06h00 the main race will commence to battle out who is the bravest of them all on an extreme track laid out between the scenic Elisenheim Mountains, Farm Hoffnung and other land under the authority of private farmers.
According to the route designers, this year the Gold track will be even more difficult and will truly challenge the professional riders. In 2015 Wade Young from South Africa took 1st prize for the 2nd consecutive year in the Gold class. Kirsten Landman, the only female rider, won Silver Class and Namibian Rider Olaf Pack was crowned the winner of the Bronze class. Dwayne Kleynhans conquered the tough obstacle course with the best lap time overall and finished the Gold class closely after Wade. Brett Swanepoel (Yamaha), South African National Enduro (E1) Champion, will be racing at the Red Bull Braveman 2016.
“A very exciting change to the main race is our pit area. We have shifted the pit area 2.5km into the mountains on a hillside with spectacular views of the race, unlike we have ever had before,”said Jacques Coetzer, CEO of Interpack Namibia and designer of the Braveman track.