Red Bull Last Man StandingWednesday, October 25, 2006 | 2:02 PM
Santa Monica, Calif. (October 25, 2006) – In addition to the increased difficulty of the 2006 Red Bull Last Man Standing course, one thing that will no doubt add to the competitors’ nerves on Saturday, December 2 is the growing list of notable riders who have entered. The entry list features a who’s who of world and national Enduro and Trials champions, as well as Dakar and Baja 1000 winners.
Some of the riders who have registered for the 2006 Red Bull Last Man Standing include:
David Knight (GBR) – 2005 Red Bull Last Man Standing winner, 2005 and 2006 World Enduro 3 Champion
Geoff Aaron (USA) – 10-time AMA National Trials Champion
Alex Antor (ANDORRA) –2006 Red Bull Romaniacs third place, Olympic and World Cup skier
Russell Bobbitt (USA) – 2006 AMA National Enduro Champion
Dick Burleson (USA) – Eight-time AMA National Enduro Champion, member of Motorcycle Hall of Fame
Cyril Despres (FRA) – 2005 Dakar winner, 2006 Dakar runner-up
Stephen Edmondson (USA) – Runner-up 2006 AMA National Enduro Championship
Maria Forsberg (USA) – Two-time WORCS Pro Women's Champion 2004 and 2005
Steve Hengeveld (USA) – Four-time Baja 1000 overall winner
Nate Kanney (USA) – 2005 Red Bull Last Man Standing runner-up, winner of two GNCC's in 2006
Mike Lafferty (USA) – 2005 Red Bull Last Man Standing third place, seven-time AMA National Enduro Champion
Kendall Norman (USA) – 2004 Baja 1000 overall winner, 2005 Baja 1000 overall runner-up
A limited number of spots remain for the event, which will pit the best of the best against each other and the elements of the Red River Motorcycle Trails on the Texas/Oklahoma border. The first 300 Pro, AA and A 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 percent will go toward the prize purse.
All 300 registered riders will get two runs on a high-speed qualifying course using the same bike that will be ridden in Saturday’s main event. The fastest 100 riders will advance to the 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 after the first round. The second lap will include only riders who finish within one hour of the first finisher. The second and final lap will take place when the sun goes down, and this time, with the course reversed.
For more information, log onto www.redbulllastmanstanding.com.
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