Two videos from Hell’s Gate!
By Red Bull:
By our friends from enduro21.com
Two videos from Hell’s Gate!
By Red Bull:
By our friends from enduro21.com
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!”
Check out the 1st KoEE Prize Pool Ranking. We’re at €200+ already – let’s top 2012!
After a really good initial KoEE season we’re happy to say that the main goals have been achieved:
We’ve decided to build on this initial success and do the same thing in 2013:
We’re waiting for the official Tough One results – as soon as we have those we’ll provide the first KoEE 2013 Ranking!
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!
# Rider Share in % Share in € 1. Graham Jarvis 24% 618.47 2. Jonny Walker 17% 438.08 3. Ben Hemingway 14% 360.78 4. Xavi Galindo 11% 283.47 5. Dougie Lampkin 9% 231.93 6. Andreas Lettenbichler 7% 180.39 7. Mecior Faja 6% 154.62 8. Dan Hemingway 4.5% 115.96 Paul Bolton 4.5% 115.96 10. Lars Enöckl 3% 77.31 Total KoEE 2012 Prize Pool 2,576.97
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!
KoEE is a non-profit initiative with two primary objectives:
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:
So we’re getting closer to the first weekend of October and – in our humble opinion – a super cool race, which is attracting more and more riders, is next in the Kings of Extreme Enduro calendar: Extreme Lagares in Portugal.
Some quick facts about Extreme Lagares:
Date: October 6&7
Location: Penafiel close to Porto, Portugal
Classes: PRO, XL, HOBBY
Schedule: October 6: An enduro cross like prologue attracts thousands of spectators – who are remarkably enthusiastic. A great show not to be missed! Hobby starts at 15:00, XL at 19:00 and PRO shortly after!
October 7: Main race, two laps to go for PRO and XL, one for HOBBY. Lap time approximately 2 hours.
Expected number of finishers: Less than 5 in the PRO class!
As to the expected riders in PRO class, we believe that again there will be a strong presence of UK riders, Dougie Lampkin (last years winner), the Hemingways and Bolts just to mention a few. We’re not sure about Graham Jarvis so Jonny Walker might consider to come to close the gap in the KoEE Ranking! Xavi Galindo should be around and we hope Afredo Gomez will show up, too. Letti will also make it – so yes, the KoEE Ranking will look different after this race!
We spoke to Paulo Moreira Melicia, the Extreme Lagares mastermind about the 2012 edition:
KoEE: Are there major changes in the track compared to last year?
Paulo: Yes there are big changes in 2012, the headquarter will be in a much more lovely place, paddock and parc ferme will be inside the village where the spectators can easily walk by.
KoEE: How long is the track (1 lap) this year?
Paulo: About 2 hours.
KoEE: How long did it take you to prepare the track? We’ve seen photos and it looks like you are really putting a lot of effort into the track preparation!
Paulo: As soon as I finish cleaning 2011 edition I immediately started planning the 2012 race. So we’ve been working on the 2012 edition for a year now.
KoEE: How many riders do you expect in 2012 in which classes?
Paulo: This year we expect 30 pilots in PRO class, 20 in XL and 80 in the HOBBY.
KoEE: How many riders do you expect to finish within the official time?
Paulo: I believe in the PRO class the fingers on one hand will be enough to count the finishers.
KoEE: Will you start the qualifying race a bit earlier (so the top riders don’t have to wait as long as last year )
Paulo: Yes, last year taught us that we need to improve this. So we decided that the HOBBY class starts the prologue at 15:00, XL class at 19:00 and PRO immediately after.
KoEE: What’s the prize money?
Paulo: #1 in PRO class will get €3,000
KoEE: What is your guess for the pro class podium this year?
Paulo: May the best rider win …
Dougie Lampkin working his way up on one of the many steep uphills at EL 2011: