RED BULL LAST MAN STANDING:
Enduro Messes with Texas, December 1-2, 2006
Santa Monica, Calif. (February 2, 2006) – Seeking to exact revenge on the brutal trails straddling theTexas/Oklahoma border, many of the top enduro riders from the United States and abroad will once again line up forthe second edition of Red Bull Last Man Standing, December 1-2, 2006.The inaugural event in November, 2005 punished many of the invited riders into submission, as only 14 completedall four stages. When the dust settled late in the evening, 2005 World Enduro Champion David Knight of theUnited Kingdom fought off a stomach flu and emerged as the Last Man Standing, finishing more than nine minutesahead of runner-up Nathan Kanney, a GNCC regular. Eighteen-year-old Cole Kirkpatrick was the 14th and final riderto finish the final stage, one hour and 10 minutes behind Knight. The kid from Lubbock showed true Texas grit,riding the final lap without rear brakes.“This is one of the toughest races I’ve ridden,” Knight said immediately after the inaugural Last Man Standing.“This race ranks up there with the best of them.”
The 2006 event promises to be even tougher than last year, featuring some of the most difficult and varied terrain inNorth America, including giant boulders, dense forests, water crossings, soft, silty sand, hard-packed dirt andexpansive grassy fields. The course and its special “element” sections, some entailing climbing or descending hillswith extremely steep faces, will undergo modifications for this year’s Last Man Standing, further presenting thecompetitors with one of the toughest challenges they will face on two wheels.Additional details on the 2006 event format and rider participation will be released in the future.For more information, please visit: www.redbulllastmanstanding.com.