Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro Rallye
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The Red Bull Romaniacs, is an enduro off-road motorcycle race run annually in Romania. It was created in 2004 by founder Martin Freinademetz. The Red Bull Romaniacs takes place every year (around July) and attracts riders from more than 40 countries. The race is spread over five days, the first being the inner-city prologue. The four “Offroad race days” takes place on Enduro trails in the region around Sibiu. (Southern Carpathian Mountains).
The Red Bull Romaniacs is part of the Red Bull Hard Enduro Series, together with Red Bull Minas Riders, Brazil (April), Erzberg Rodeo, Austria (June), Red Bull Romaniacs, Romania (July), Red Bull Megawatt, Poland (September), Red Bull Sea to Sky, Turkey (October), Roof of Africa, South Africa (December). In 2018 it will join the World Enduro Super Series.
The Red Bull Romaniacs are organized under the patronage of the Romanian National Tourism Authority.
The prologue stage of Red Bull Romaniacs is always held on the "Bulevard Coposu", one of the main streets in the city center of Sibiu and moves onto the nearby rocky mountain sides and thick forests where the competitors have to prove their endurance and riding skills. A different course is set every year with different obstacles for competitors to race over.
The track crosses mountain areas, rocky ground, hills and valleys; tarmac is avoided as much as possible. The length varies between 100 km and 180 km each day depending on the class that the competitor enters. The main challenges are the technical parts, which lead through wooded areas, where competitors are challenged with natural terrain obstacles, they traverse over trees, rocks, mud, and mountains. Petrol fuel stops, or tank stops, are placed at intervals of approximately 70 km, where contestants refuel their motorcycles and have the opportunity to refresh themselves.
The track is marked with banners, signs and colored markings, and is loaded onto a GPS in order to guarantee safety. There are also specially designed spectator points.
List of winnersEdit
|2019||Manuel Lettenbichler||KTM 300 EXC|
|2018||Wade Young||Sherco 300 SE-R|
|2017||Graham Jarvis||Husqvarna TE 300|
|2016||Graham Jarvis||Husqvarna TE 300|
|2015||Jonny Walker||KTM 300 EXC|
|2014||Jonny Walker||KTM 300 EXC|
|2013||Graham Jarvis||Husaberg TE 300|
|2012||Graham Jarvis||Husaberg TE 300|
|2011||Graham Jarvis||Husaberg TE 300|
|2009||Andreas Lettenbichler||BMW G450 X|
|2008||Graham Jarvis||Sherco 450|
|2007||Cyril Despres||KTM 300 EXC-E|
Source: Results of Red Bull Romaniacs
Riders can participate in 4 different classes: Iron, Bronze, Silver and Gold - with Gold being the hardest. Registrations usually open early November and starting places are gone within the first few hours.
The rally is broadcast in over 215 countries.
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- Official website (multilingual)