Coen Welsh | Nov 14, 2017 | 0
Red Bull extreme enduro draws near
Red Bull Braveman, Africa’s toughest 1-day extreme motorcycle enduro is again being hosted on Farm Elisenheim, from 2 to 3 September.
Riders from all over the world will join the battle to shed blood, sweat and tears. This includes participants from Cambodia, Zambia, South Africa and Namibia.
Brett Swanepoel, South African National E1 champion will be representing Yamaha, while the KTM Factory team is being represented by Louw Schmidt, the current OR2 champion and his fellow mates Travis Teasdale, Ross Branch, Scott Bouverie, Dwayne Kleynhans and the only female rider Kirsten Landman. Namibian stars include Henner Rusch, Ingo Waldschmidt, Pascal Henle and many more.
On 2 September spectators are invited to witness the backbreaking prologue from 18:00 at Elisenheim Guest Lodge, only a few minutes north of Windhoek. The prologue is a time-trial obstacle course over logs and rock gardens, through water holes and scaffolding structures, which determines the starting order of the main race the following day.
On 3 September, the riders are sent out into the deserted mountains to conquer the steepest cliffs and deepest crevasses on an unforgiven track. Riders compete in 3 individual classes, being gold, silver and bronze.
For the first time ever, the spectator area is moved 2.5kms into the mountains, promising the most spectacular view on the race and close up interaction with the riders. The finish zone was declared a helping zone, where spectators are allowed to engage with the riders and assist them up a steep and reckless mountain side. Off-road vehicles will shuttle spectators from Farm Elisenheim/Farmers Kitchen to the viewing area and back on regular intervals.
Farmers Kitchen will provide food and beverages to all visitors and it is kindly requested that no own supplies are brought along. Entry will be free.