Erzbergrodeo 2013 is history, finally … yes … finally Graham Jarvis (UK, Husaberg) made it – followed by Andreas Letti Lettenbichler (GER, Husqvarna). So the two who had been disqualified in 2012 made it to the podium. Alfredo Gomez (ESP, Husaberg) completed the podium.
Graham: “Finally. I’ve had to wait for this one quite a while and it’s a relief – one day later I start to realize it’s real. I wasn’t optimistic starting from the second row. But after the first climb – where I didn’t really see anything to be honest – I got into a good flow until I got to the sections in the forest. There was a queue and the guys out there certainly didn’t pull up the riders in order of appearance. Who cares. Letti did a great race and I’m happy for him coming in second. I only caught him just before Carl’s Dinner. Crossing the finish line this time was quite a different and unique experience.”
The German Extreme Enduro top gun Andreas “Letti” Lettenbichler (Husqvarna) just made a very generous move by putting all of his 2012 prize money into the KoEE 2013 Prize Pool!
When we wanted to transfer the 2012 money to him, he came back saying: “Kings of Extreme Enduro is a great concept and I am happy to support it. The KoEE Ranking really puts things into perspective – not only from the rider’s perspective but also for fans and sponsors – and the prize pool certainly helps. I didn’t have the best of luck in the 2012 season but I will go flat out in 2013 and am looking forward to race Hell’s Gate on my Husqvarna in February!”
Happy New Year to all of you and thanks for your support in 2012!
After we’ve received the last payment – a BIG THANKS to Red Bull Turkey!!! – for the KoEE 2012 Prize Pool right before New Years Eve we’re starting to pay out 100% to the KoEE 2012 Top 10 riders!
And we’re excited to announce that we’re looking at a total KoEE 2012 Prize Pool of €2,576.97! Not bad for the initial year of a totally new concept without sponsors. We’re paying out 100% of the money in the prize pool according to the KoEE rules as follows below.
Please note: Since Dan Hemingway and Paul Bolton both came in with 36 KoEE Points in the final KoEE Ranking we decided to add up the money for places 8 and 9 and split that amount between the two of them.
Payment is done via PayPal ONLY! We have contacted the 10 riders individually asking for their PayPal email address which we need to pay out the money. There will be NO bank transfer, cash payments or whatever, only PayPal!
Even though the KoEE Magic 7 races are over and we’re already passed Dec. 15, the KoEE Prize Pool is still open: Because we’re waiting for a larger confirmed payment to come in by Dec. 28.
Important message For all KoEE 2012 TOP 10 riders:
To pay out the KoEE Prize Pool money we need an email from each of you including the email address you are using with your PayPal account! As you might know, we’re using PayPal to receive money – and we have to use PayPal to pay out the prize money! So please send an email to carsten @ kingsofextremeenduro.com including your email address you are using with your PayPal account!
If you still want to put some money into the KoEE Prize Pool you still can! Remember: 100% of the momey will be paid out to the TOP 10 riders. Just follow the instructions on the KoEE Donations page.
KoEE is a non-profit initiative with two primary objectives:
Honor the heroes of Extreme Enduro – by creating a ranking and thus creating awareness and visibility for the riders!
Putting on a Prize Pool that anybody can pay into and 100% of the money being paid out to the KoEE top 10 riders at the end of the season to support them directly.
We’re very excited to announce that Martin Freinademetz, the Red Bull Romaniacs and Red Bull Sea to Sky mastermind has added €700 to the KoEE Prize Pool. This is a super cool move from Martin – thanks in the name of all riders, especially the ones in the KoEE Ranking!
Martin about KoEE: “There is no race without the riders and we believe the KoEE idea really supports the riders in a great way. The KoEE ranking gives the riders a broader awareness in the public and the prize pool can certainly help the riders to get to more races in 2013 since 100% of the money will be paid out by the KoEE at the end of 2012.
Furthermore the riders and the world of Extreme Enduro truly deserve and need a world championship and I support actions that help to get there one day – hopefully rather sooner than later.”
Guys, help to grow the KoEE Prize Pool, it’s still open until December 15th, 2012! How? Check the KoEE Donations page for all information. All you need is a PayPal account!
Graham “Grimbo” Jarvis (Flite-Husaberg) won the Red Bull Sea to Sky yesterday in Kemer, Turkey – which is number 6 of the KoEE Magic 7 races. Check the updated KoEE Ranking. By adding another 20 points Graham has already secured the title:
Graham Jarvis is THE KING OF EXTREME ENDURO 2012!
Congratulations, this title is well deserved and the entire – and steadily growing – scene of Extreme Enduro admires the outstanding performance Graham has shown throughout the 2012 season.
We talked to Jonny Walker after Red Bull Sea to Sky. Jonny came in second and added enough points to secure the second place in the KoEE Ranking. Here’s the video: