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Another X-Race sets the benchmark for extreme enduro riders

Another X-Race sets the benchmark for extreme enduro riders

Building on the success of four years of Extreme Enduro races held in and around Windhoek, NamXSport announced this week that this year’s X-Race is scheduled for 01 and 02 September at Elisenheim Guest Farm some 15 km north of Windhoek.

The first Extreme Enduro event to go by the name X-Race was held last year. Many riders from South Africa arrived to test their mettle against the best Namibian riders. The race was fought in three Classes, gold, silver and bronze to distinguish between escalating degrees of difficulty.

Race organiser, Andreas Brendel of NamXSport, said “This year the Silver and Gold classes navigate the tough route by means of GPS, while the Bronze class navigates their route through normal route markings and a transponder system. This year a junior class is presented for the first time as part of the X-Race.”

On Friday, 01 September at 18:00, all riders will compete in the so-called Prologue to determine the pole positions for the start of the main race on Saturday. Each class will have its own prologue. “The adrenaline pumping prologue draws many spectators every year” said Brendel referring to last year’s extraordinary skill needed for a rider just to complete the prologue.

The main race is set off early morning on Saturday 02 September, promising each and every rider a challenge of the most extreme proportions as the race tracks wind through the mountains of Elisenheim.

“In 2016 Jörn Greiter came in as the first Namibian Gold Class finisher in 4th position and we are very excited to see him defend his title as best Namibian rider”, said Brendel.

This year the spectator area for the prologue and the main race is located at the guest house’s Farmers Kitchen, where a restaurant and bar will be available. Spectators will also be able to use designated walking trails to see the riders conquer the mountains. Both the layout of the prologue and the main race promise spectacular spectator value.

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