|Red Bull Romaniacs Rally 2010: Some starting-slots still available for Rally.|
The world’s toughest Extreme Enduro Rally, the Red Bull Romaniacs is on its finishline-straight when it comes to preparations: Everything runs according to plans and there are even 25 starting slots still available. Plus, our new, electronic innovative means of communication will allow our global village even deeper insights into the great offroad-action to come.
The line-up of the world’s best Enduro-riders is as high-carat as Queen Margaret’s jewel-case: Besides the known Red Bull Romaniacs Rockers of the Extreme-Scene, such as Chris Birch (NZL), Darryl Curtis (RSA), Paul Bolton (GBR) and title-defending Andi Lettenbichler (GER), also the Polish Superstar and Hardenduro-Specialist Tadeusz "Taddy" Blazusiak, known from his zero-to-hero approach to a triple victory streak at Red Bull Hare Scramble on Erzberg, will challenge himself with his first-ever multi-day (Rally-) Event.
But it’s not only for the toughest of the tough to make it through Dracula’s Carpathian Garden - because it is (and it always has been) the riders of the Hobby-, and Expert-Classes who made the Red Bull Romaniacs to what it stands for these days: A holiday for masochists, a self-exploring trip for true fighters, a race against one-self, mostly, and one of the last remaining true adventures on two wheels.
The Red Bull Romaniacs Rally 2010 will again provide scenic, beautiful trails in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains for all participants of all classes, be it the prestigious Pro-, the debuting Trial-Rider, the heroic Hobby-, or Tourist-Class - the latter on shortened, slightly easier trails - they’ll all enjoy this special race to the max.
"Right now, we are stuck in scouting new trails and tracks, we’ve again managed to find new routes and it’ll definitely become a worthy Red Bull Romaniacs Rally 2010", states organizer Martin Freinademetz optimistically, with his very special grin in his face. Whoever has ever been part of this race, seen the DVDs knows that this particular grin does not at all mean anything positive - seeing "Frejn" grinning: This grin most of the time implies workout, sweat and black despair for the riders of all classes.
"It’ll again be a ride-able Red Bull Romaniacs Rally for all, designed to have fun while riding. It’s our goal to get as many rider as possible to see the checkered flag and the finish-line arch", says Freinademetz, "at least as long as they sign up in their best-fitting classes", so the latter with another one of his famous scary grins.
The Prologue will again be let over artificial obstacles made out of wood and rocks in downtown Sibiu, the EU’s cultural capital from 2007: On a stretch of asphalt of about 400 meters, the fastest 16 riders will be identified by qualifying races with mass-starts like in motocross, before they’ll be racing head-to-head in K.O. final runs. No mercy to be expected.
It’ll be all about a lot of honor and qualifying for the best starting slots for the first out of total four long days out in the Romanian wilderness on the days to come. There will again be thousands of spectators visiting and cheering at this Saturday-afternoon Prologue-event, which will also be rounded up by live music, live-video-walls and other side events, turning it all into a huge party.
Another new thing will be the Live-Web-Streaming of the entire Prologue for all those who can’t join this party themselves. This Prologue-Show can be watched worldwide and in real-time. This means for the first time ever, sensational moving images of the race-prologue will be aired and streamed globally, accompanied by competent commentary. Best you’ll note the date right now, it’ll be online on Saturday, June 26, starting at 02:00 pm CET on the event’s official website as stated on above.
Another innovative young-timer in matters of e-communication will again be our online live-tracking of every day’s stages. Just like Dr. Evil in a Bond movie from the sixties, anyone can follow selected or all riders online, to be displayed as blinking and moving dots on the tracks.
The so-called live trackers - to be supplied by the organizer and carried by the riders all the time in order to guarantee state-of-the-art safety measures - will constantly be sending live-GPS coordinates to our central server in the race-control, which will then proceed this data onto a map on our website. The user can choose whether he or she wants to see all riders, or select particular ones out of the side menue.
Is there any better, more exciting way to spice up a boring office-, or home-day?? Even more so, an elite field of seven mobile journalists, equipped with laptops, photo-cameras and GSM cards will be reporting live from the tracks throughout the day. Deepest possible insights will so be brought to all online-viewers from live-on-track, featuring statements, pictures and detailed descriptions of all the drama happening out there.
Also media-accreditation has opened by now, the online form for media-representatives can be requested by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org , the organizers have again wrapped up nice media-support-packages for journalists of all kinds of media and backgrounds.
All information on the World’s toughest Hard-Enduro Rally, such as the rules, the actual starting-lists, pictures and videos is bundled, always updated and easily accessible on the official, tri-lingual event-website [ www.redbullromaniacs.com ].
2010/05/18 | 11:14 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS