Following on from the action-packed opening round of the 2023 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship ‚Äď the Xross Hard Enduro Rally in Serbia ‚Äď all eyes now turn to the iconic Red Bull Erzbergrodeo as round two of the series heads to Austria. Ready to welcome thousands of action sports enthusiasts, the four-day event is once again set to provide the ultimate test as riders and their machines take on the toughest mountain of them all.

The 2023 Red Bull Erzbergrodeo starts on Thursday, June 8 with the main race starting at 12.00 mid-day on Sunday, June 11.

As always, the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo will put the world’s best Hard Enduro riders through their paces in no uncertain terms. Starting at mid-day, waves of 50 riders will be unleashed onto the mountain as they race their way from checkpoint to checkpoint. With some of the world’s most demanding terrain between them and the finish line, the challenge of completing all 23 check points is not to be underestimated.

Hoping to repeat his winning result from the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship opener in Serbia, as well as securing what would be back-to-back Red Bull Erzbergrodeo wins, Manuel Lettenbichler is fired up to give his absolute best. Already having proved to be in formidable form in 2023 on his KTM 300 EXC, Mani starts as the rider to beat.

In 2022 it was Spain’s Mario Roman (Sherco) and Canadian Trystan Hart (KTM) that rounded out the podium alongside Lettenbichler, both riders will be 100% focused on returning to the podium again this year.

…and then there’s Mr Hard Enduro – Graham Jarvis. Winner of the event five times, the Brit is eager to add another Red Bull Erzbergrodeo win to his collection.

The well-proven event format will see the start on Thursday with the MITAS Rocket Ride, as 300 riders go all-in hoping that they can go fastest and conquer the notorious hill climb.

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