Red Bull Last Man StandingWednesday, August 9, 2006 | 12:49 PM
Santa Monica, Calif. (August 8, 2006) – Red Bull Last Man Standing will return to North Texas on Friday and Saturday, December 1 and 2, once again aiming to separate the men from the boys in one of the world’s toughest tests in off-road racing. Last year, the UK’s David Knight showed why he is the World Enduro champion by leaving the rest of the competitors in his dust on a course that saw only 14 of 88 riders complete all four rounds.
New this year will be online registration, rather than entry by invitation. The registration period will be open from Wednesday, August 9th – Saturday, September 9th. The first 300 Pro, AA level riders to register at www.redbulllastmanstanding.com will gain entry to the Last Man Standing qualifier on Friday, December 1. There is a $100 registration fee, of which 100% will go toward the prize purse. If additional openings are available, A level riders will be able to register after September 9th.
All 300 registered riders will get two runs on a high-speed qualifying course on Friday, December 1 – using the same bike that will be ridden on Saturday. The fastest 100 riders will advance to Saturday’s main event.
On Saturday, December 2, the 100 qualified riders will line up and blast toward the first corner of the ultra-demanding 40-mile loop which will feature car-sized boulders, dirt, loamy sand and high-speed straights, in addition to technical elements that will test even the top riders. The field will be reduced for the second and final round, which will take place when the sun goes down, and this time, with the course reversed. The remaining riders will have the chance to take Knight’s title of Last Man Standing, or will the day once again belong to Knight?
For more information, log onto www.redbulllastmanstanding.com.