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David Knight, Cory Grafunder and Altus de Wet In For 2014 Event
David Knight for 2014 Erzberg Rodeo
The list of international top riders and potential candidates for the podium of the 20th Erzberg rodeo edition from 29th of May till 1st of June, is long and impressive. All the more, the last minute entry of three more top drivers representing three different continents, was a thrilling surprise for race promoter Karl Katoch.
David Knight (UK, Sherco) is definitly to be considered a top contender for the Red Bull Hare Scramble 2014. The three times Enduro World Champion dominated the infamous Erzbergrodeo highlight race already two times (2005/2006) and successfully mastered the American GNCC and Endurocross Championships in the following years. Following his WEC comeback in 2010, the “Knighter“ announced at the beginning of the year that he will concentrate his efforts on Xtreme Enduro Sports in 2014. Just a few weeks ago, the 36-years old Brit was able to conquer his 6th win at the The Tough One Xtreme Enduro at Hawkstone Park, UK. To say David is highly motivated to race at the Iron Giant is probably an understatement.
Hardenduro-Insiders will be absolutely delighted to hear that Cory Graffunder (CAN, Husqvarna) will compete at the Erzbergrodeo 2014. The likeable 26-years old Canadian finished the Red Bull Hare Scramble at his first visit in 2008, then delivered two more Top-10 results in 2009 and 2010. During the last years Cory Graffunder established himself in the US Endurocross Series. Several podiums next to Taddy Blazusiak, Cody Webb and Mike Brown speak for itself and rank Cory among the top 5 riders of the extremely successful Championship.
Altus de Wet (RSA, Husqvarna) is no stranger to Erzberg as well. The reigning South African Open Class Enduro Champion takes up the fight against the Iron Giant for the fourth time in his successfurl offroad motorcycle racing career. Though the 29-years old was not able to finish the Red Bull Hare Scrambe yet, de Wet could be a real surprise package this year as his results have gone steeply upwards during the past two seasons.