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Prologue will kick off the 2024 Red Bull TKO weekend on Thursday night in Downtown Nashville

The world’s best Hard Enduro motorcycle racers will take on the tough Trials Training Center terrain for the fourteenth annual Red Bull Tennessee Knockout (TKO) on August 23-25.

To kick off the weekend, the top sixteen pro riders will compete in a head-to-head prologue on a man-made straight-rhythm-inspired enduro course in downtown Nashville on Thursday, August 22nd. The 2022 Nashville prologue was a huge spectacle and there will be more exciting details to share about the 2024 version in the coming weeks.

The 2024 TKO will serve as round five of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship and the seventh and final round of the AMA US Hard Enduro Championship. So the top international riders such as Mani Lettenbichler, Mario Roman, Wade Young and Teodor Kabakchiev will take on the top North American riders including Trystan Hart, Cody Webb, Ryder LeBlond and Will Riordan.

Lettenbichler is currently on a ten race FIM Hard Enduro win streak, but Hart has managed to beat him at the last two TKO events, so we can expect an epic battle for TKO supremacy between those two.

In addition to the top pro riders, up to five hundred amateur riders will take on the TKO course aiming for the AMA Grand Championship titles and class wins. The top thirty amateur riders will also earn the opportunity to compete with the world’s best riders during the Sunday pro racing. The ECR eMoto (electric motorcycle) class will also be back for the third year aiming for an AMA Grand Championship.

The free electric motorcycle demo rides, sponsored by Surron, will be back again in 2024 and open to anybody that wants to give one of the bikes from multiple brands, including Surron and Electric Motion a test ride.

The 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will again be a three-day format with a Hot-Lap on Friday to set amateur racer starting positions followed by two rounds of amateur racing on Saturday. The pro riders will kick off their weekend with a Hot-Lap on Saturday afternoon and a three round Knock Out format on Sunday. The multiple rounds of racing and course layout provide a full weekend of exciting, spectator-friendly racing.

Riders can enter the 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout here.

ECR eMoto Class Back for Third Year at the 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout; Surron becomes a TKO presenting sponsor

The ECR eMoto (Electric Motorcycle) class was introduced at the 2022 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout (TKO) and has rapidly grown in popularity. Twenty-six riders competed in year one and that number jumped to thirty-eight riders in 2023 when eMoto was recognized as an AMA Grand Championship class. The ECR eMoto class will be back again in 2024 as an AMA Grand Championship class and the format will again provide a path for electric motorcycles to earn their way into the Sunday TKO final. Canadian Spenser Wilton came up just short of qualifying for the final, riding an Electric Motion last year.

For 2024, Surron motorcycles has increased their involvement to become a TKO presenting sponsor with the goal to further expand the participation level and build awareness for how capable and fun electric motorcycles are. Nearly half of the ECR eMoto participants raced a Surron motorcycle at the 2023 TKO and hundreds of riders got to test ride a Surron on the free demo course. The free electric motorcycle demo rides will be back again in 2024 and open to anybody that wants to give one of the bikes a test ride.

The popular electric bike demo rides will be back again at the 2024 TKO event. Hundreds of riders test rode Surron and Electric Motion electric bikes at the 2023 event.

The ECR eMoto AMA Grand Championship will include three rounds of racing, starting with a hot lap on Friday to set the Saturday morning starting order. On Saturday morning, the eMoto riders will compete in a qualification race. Up to the top fifteen riders that complete the course in two and a half hours will qualify to compete in the Sunday championship race, which will utilize the tougher pro course.

Thirty-eight riders competed in the ECR eMoto class at the 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout. There will again be an AMA Grand Championship #1 plate on the line for the eMoto class in 2024. Photo Brandon Krause.

The ECR eMoto class is an open format that will allow electric motorcycles of all power levels with a minimum rear wheel size of 16 inches. Trials style motorcycles (but no Trials tires) are allowed for the eMoto class. Riders of all skill levels that are 16 years of age and older will be eligible to enter the ECR eMoto class.

The 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout will again be a three-day format with a Prologue on Friday to set amateur racer starting positions followed by two rounds of amateur racing on Saturday and a multi round Sunday competition for the pro riders, which will include the top thirty finishers from Saturday.

Riders can enter the 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout here.

Entries open for 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout: Three days of racing – Friday, August 23 to Sunday August 25

Racer entries are open for the 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout (TKO). The 2024 TKO will take place from Friday, August 23 to Sunday, August 25, 2024, at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee.

The fourteenth annual TKO will again be part of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship (HEWC) in 2024 and will also be part of the AMA US Hard Enduro Championship and serve as the AMA Grand Championship for Extreme Enduro. The top North American riders will take on the best international riders.

The multi-round racing format that attracts a maximum of 500 amateur entries and the best pro riders will start on Friday with the amateur Hot Laps to set the Saturday starting positions.

Saturday will include two rounds of amateur racing that will allow up to thirty riders to earn the opportunity to race in the pro class racing that will start on Saturday afternoon with a Hot Lap on the more difficult pro short course.

Entries are open for the 2024 TKO for up to 500 amateur riders. Mani Lettenbichler, the 2023 FIM Hard Enduro Champion, will be back looking to earn his second TKO win. Photo: Red Bull Content Pool, Christian Pondella

Sunday will include three rounds of pro-class racing that concludes with a multi-lap main event that is spectacular for the fans.

The TKO will again include the ECR eMoto championship races for electric motorcycles and electric motorcycle demo rides to add to the fun weekend for racers and spectators.

The top amateur riders will be eligible to qualify directly to the Saturday amateur race two if they finished in the top 50 in the amateur racing at the 2023 TKO or finish in the top 10 in the East, West or Premier AMA US Hard Enduro championships in their respective classes* (Amateur C, Youth and Women’s Amateur class riders will race in Saturday race 1).

The top pro riders will be invited directly to the pro class Hot Lap (new for 2024, pro riders can enter the pro class without an invite).

Amateur Registration

Riders can enter the 2024 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout here.

The Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro