Excitement builds as the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship gears up for the final stop of the 2021 season at 24MX GetzenRodeo.
It’s almost time for the last blast of 2021. The outcome of this year’s battle to become the first FIM Hard Enduro World Champion hangs in the balance. Germany’s iconic 24MX GetzenRodeo is set to become a history-making battle ground for the world’s best Hard Enduro riders. Ahead of this Saturday’s racing, here’s some top things you need to know…
All Or Nothing Title Bout
With just three points between Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) and Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) in the championship standings, this title fight is about as close as it can get. While Billy has a small advantage, it’s not really a lot to work with. If Mani wins, he must finish second. The pressure will be on to deliver. For Mani, despite sitting second in the standings he’s in arguably a more favourable position. All he can do is race to win and hope somebody slots in between himself and Billy to swing the outcome of the championship in his favour.
Spoilers In The Mix
Naturally the focus is on who will become the first FIM Hard Enduro World Champion. Both Bolt and Lettenbichler have the best chance. Wade Young (Sherco) is the only other rider with a mathematical chance, but he’s got 17 points to find on Bolt to do it. However, Young, Mario Roman (Sherco), Jonny Walker (Beta), and Hixpania Hard Enduro winner Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) are all capable of throwing a spanner in the works for the top two. It’s their last opportunity to shine in 2021 and with all five holding a chance of ending the championship on the podium, they will be giving it their all to win.
Keep an eye out for the cannon! Yes, as is tradition at the 24MX GetzenRodeo, a military cannon will blast to signify the start of each race. It’s a deafening bang and a unique moment that will signal the start of the action at the final round of the series!
24MX GetzenRodeo is two races in one. We have the morning GetzenRace and afternoon feature race, the GetzenChamp. Of course, the GetzenChamp is the main act, but the two-hour long GetzenRace can’t be over looked either. Of the 60 riders that will start, only 15 will qualify through to GetzenChamp. Title contenders and hopeful 24MX GetzenRodeo race winners not only have to make it through unscathed, but will need to qualify strongly in order to better their starting position for GetzenChamp.
Hard Enduro Goes Live On Red Bull TV
For the second race in a row the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship is going live on Red Bull TV. Yeah, that’s right, a full, uninterrupted broadcast means you can settle into a full Saturday afternoon of incredible Hard Enduro action. Get your mates round – this one is not to be missed!
The eighth and final round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship takes place at 24MX GetzenRodeo in Germany on Saturday October 30.
Watch it live on Red Bull TV here: https://win.gs/getzenrodeo
24MX GetzenRodeo Schedule
Saturday October 30
10.00 – 12.00: GetzenRace
14.00: GetzenChamp (80min +1 Lap)
15:45: Prize Giving Ceremony
2021 FIM Hard Enduro Championship Standings
1. Billy Bolt (Husqvarna) 87pts
2. Manuel Lettenbichler (KTM) 84pts
3. Wade Young (Sherco) 70pts
4. Mario Roman (Sherco) 61pts
5. Jonny Walker (Beta) 55pts
6. Alfredo Gomez (Husqvarna) 53pts
7. Michael Walkner (GASGAS) 37pts
8. Teodor Kabakchiev (Husqvarna) 28pts
9. Taddy Blazusiak (GASGAS) 26pts
10. Dominik Olszowy (Husqvarna) 23pts