Alpine ski racing legend Marcel Hirscher takes on the ultimate adventure at the Iron Giant

The most successful athlete in the history of alpine ski racing will line up at the start of the world’s toughest Extreme Enduro at Erzberg from June 16th to 19th 2022. For Marcel Hirscher it’s all about the experience. “The route is the goal and every single Checkpoint is a success.”, Hirscher describes his motivation to compete at the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo. 

Marcel Hirscher

Marcel Hirscher has dominated alpine ski racing like no other athlete before. By winning 8 Overall FIS World Cup Championship titles en suite, both 6 World Cup Championship titles in Slalom and Giant Slalom, 7 World Championship titles and 2 Olympic gold medals, Hirscher has written history. In motorcycle offroad racing Marcel Hirscher has just started to write his very own personal history. He sees the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo as the ultimate adventure. “For me it’s all about the experience of that seemingly impossible challenge. The route is the goal and I will try to have as much fun as possible during the race. Every single Checkpoint I’m able to conquer is a true success for me, and I’m really looking forward to this experience!”, Hirscher says about the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo, which is also part of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship.

Red Bull Erzbergrodeo gathers the world’s elite motorcycle offroad riders at the starting line 

The Red Bull Erzbergrodeo’s 2022 starting grid looks like the Who-is-Who of the international Extreme Enduro scene. The world’s best motorcycle offroad athletes are taking on the challenge to fight the “Iron Giant” and fight for important points at the third stop of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship.

The fight for the prestigious Erzberg rock-trophy will be fought between the Factory riders and their fellow contenders from private teams. Red Bull KTM Factory Rider Manuel Lettenbichler (GER), Husqvarna Factory Rider Billy Bolt (UK), GASGAS Factory Rider Taddy Blazusiak (POL) and Sherco Factory riders Mario Roman (ESP) and Wade Young (RSA) will encounter Graham Jarvis (UK, Jarvis Racing Team), Alfredo Gomez (ESP, AG Racing Team) as well as an array of young and upcoming talents. With Bulgarian Teodor Kabakchiev (Husqvarna), Austrias Hard Enduro top rider Michael Walkner (GASGAS), Canadian Trystan Hart (KTM), David Cyprian (CZ, KTM), South African youngster Matthew Green (KTM) and Israels talented Suff Sella (GASGAS), there’s an ambitious pack of talented riders aiming for their big moment at the world’s toughest Extreme Enduro race.

Red Bull Erzbergrodeo 2022 will see riders from 40 nations and all continents at the starting line. Competitors come from all over Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Ecuador, Japan, South Africa and even from Iran to turn the pictoresque region around the Erzberg into the epicentre of international motorcycle offroad sports for four days.

„We are really happy about the unbowed interest of motorcycle offroad athletes from all over the world for Red Bull Erzbergrodeo. We will see the fastest and most successful racers from almost every country at the starting line, so the podium decision will be a really exciting fight. Personally I’m very happy to see lots of really young and talented riders approaching Extreme Enduro racing, proofing that our sport keeps on growing in the right direction!”, Red Bull Erzbergrodeo Mastermind Karl Katoch describes the breathtaking starting grid.

Blakläder Iron Road Prologue 2022: Europes fastest Flat Track riders open up the track 

Hanson Schruf, Austrias most successful Flat Track racer and World Championship contender, will open up the Blakläder Iron Road Prolog 2022 with his KTM 450 Flat Track motorcycle and try to burn the fastest possible time on the 13 kilometres long gravel racetrack. Hanson will be accompanied by Yasmin Poppenreiter, Europes fastest Flat Track rider, who will attack the track on her GASGAS 450 Flat Track machine. “We know the unbelieveable speed and control you need to race at World Championship level. Hanson and Yasmin are both racing on the top of their game, so it’s gonna be exciting if they can transmit their skills to the Prologue racetrack.”, says karl Katoch.

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Martin Kettner
Red Bull Erzbergrodeo Press/Media-Service