Premier energy drink brand Red Bull is supporting the Apico 2-Stroke Festival series by backing two action-packed ride days for 2-stroke riders only.
After the huge success of the Ride Out with Red Bull day at Fatcat in Yorkshire, another was run but this time in the south. This latest Ride Out with Red Bull featured Red Bull pro racer Jonny Walker on his Beta enduro bike at the popular Sellindge MX track in Kent.
The main focus of the day was for everyone to have a fun experience – a motocross community jam day. There was no racing, just riding for fun and a chilled-out vibe! And of course it was made so much better by enduro legend Jonny Walker riding his two-stroke 300 Beta in several of the groups, signing autographs and generally kicking back, soaking up the vibe.
The Ride Out with Red Bull saw Pros and fun riders hit the dirt in a fun day at Fatcats. Stars of today like Dylan Walsh, James Dunn, Jake Millward, Ashton Dickinson, Lewis Hall, Dan Thornhill, Stu Edmonds, Jamie Law, Brad Anderson and many more shared the track with lots of retired and semi-retired greats such as Jon Barfoot, Glen Phillips, Steve Bixby and 60-year-old Robin Bayman.
And two of Red Bull’s athletes, factory KTM riders Nathan Watson and Jonny Walker, will be on hand to not only put on demo rides but give professional training tips and advice to all riders.
The idea is to create a fun and enjoyable 2-stroke only day for all riders – from grassroots to the most serious racers – ahead of the final two Festival events.
The first Red Bull practice day will be at the Ironworks circuit in Middlesborough on June 6 and the second will be held at Kent’s Sellindge MX on Tuesday August 20th.
On each of the ride days, riders will benefit from:
• Professional training advice from Red Bull athletes Jonny Walker and Nathan Watson
• Free testing of DEP exhaust pipes on your own bike
• Trying the new Leatt goggles
• Testing GET CDI units on your own bike
• Free samples of Putoline oil • Barbecue and music!
Red Bull and media partners MotoHead will be on hand to record the day and there will be extensive coverage of the best looking Evo bike and trickiest 125/250 to be featured across selected media channels.
The event is totally free for riders who have registered for the Apico 2-stroke Festival. Non-registered 2-stroke riders can also join the fun by paying the standard practice track day rate of £35 – but spaces are limited. This is event is for riders age 16 or over only.
Apico 2-stroke Festival organiser Dave Willet said: “It’s great to be working with Red Bull as well as all the other brands who have come on board. With these exclusive ride days, we are bringing something new and giving back to the sport. We aim to provide great fun for the grassroots riders in our sport.”