The all new Red Bull Straight Rhythm racing event will take place October 4, 2014 at the Pomona Fairplex in Southern California.
Perhaps the greatest thing to happen to motocross since the four-stroke motor. Red Bull annoucned today their inaugural Straight Rhythm racing event.
If you remember back in 2013, Red Bull and some of their riders got the crazy idea to take a conventional arena motocross track and remove the corners into a straight half-mile course. Brilliant doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of this concept. Since that first race people have been clammoring for more. Well, now you've got it!
The Red Bull Straight Rhythm format will pit 32 riders against each other in a head-to-head, best-of-three bracket racing format. Since Red Bull has isolated the whoops, triples, doubles, table tops and step on/offs, riders must focus exclusively on reading the terrain directly in front of them and correctly judging their speed for precise distance and control. Full rider list to follow, but some of the world's top supercross/motocross riders are expected to compete. The 2013 proof-of-concept featured riders James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Marvin Musquin, Malcolm Stewart, Cole Seely, Justin Bogle and Jesse Nelson riding the unique course in a non-competitive format.
The first race is set to take place on October 4th, 2014 at the Pomona Fairplex. First chance to buy tickets starts in July and can be purchased at www.redbull.com/straightrhythm.