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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.

2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout MAVTV Straight Rhythm Show on Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 PM ET

The Saturday afternoon Straight Rhythm prologue was one of the highlights of 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Hard Enduro at the Trials Training Center. The top sixteen pro riders from the hot lap faced off in head-to-head bracket races.

Top American riders including Cody Webb, Colton Haaker, Pat Smage, and Ryder LeBlond took on Canada’s Trystan Hart, the UK’s Billy Bolt and Jonny Walker, Germany’s Mani Lettenbichler and Spain’s Alfredo Gomez.

The Saturday afternoon Straight Rhythm prologue at the 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout was an exciting event for the racers and fans. The UK’s Billy Bolt and Jonny Walker faced off in one of the head-to-head rounds. Photo by Brandon Krause.

MAVTV was on hand to capture the action and has a show focused on the Straight Rhythm event that will air this Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 PM ET.

There will be a separate MAVTV show covering the three rounds of Sunday pro racing at the TKO.

You can learn more by checking your local listings or check MAVTV’s website.

Detailed results for all classes at the 2023 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout can be found HERE

Red Bull Tennessee Knockout to Kick Off with Downtown Nashville Straight Rhythm Enduro; FIM Hard Enduro World Championship back in the USA

The best Hard Enduro riders in the world will be back to take on the Red Bull Tennessee Knockout at the Trials Training Center on August 11-14. The TKO is round six of the eight-round FIM Hard Enduro World Championship and the top North American riders will be aiming to mix it up with the HEWC regulars. To add to the excitement, the weekend will kick off with a head-to-head Straight Rhythm challenge in downtown Nashville on Thursday, August 11th

“Last year we got to see an epic battle with Billy Bolt edging out Mani Lettenbichler for the win and Trystan Hart proving that the North American riders can compete on the World stage,” said Eric Peronnard, the TKO co-producer. “It will be great to have all the top riders back at the TKO and the Red Bull Straight Rhythm Enduro event with the top men and women facing off on Broadway Street will be a great way to showcase Hard Enduro to new fans.”  

The Red Bull Straight Rhythm Enduro challenge will take place on Broadway Street in downtown Nashville. Sixteen men and four women riders will race head-to-head in pairs in a best two out of three bracket elimination format. The Straight Rhythm Enduro challenge racing is scheduled from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and will be free for spectators.

The TKO will then kick off at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee with the amateur class prologue qualifying on Friday and two rounds of amateur class racing on Saturday to determine the AMA Grand Championships for Extreme Off-Road racing. The top 30 amateur riders will also earn a chance to compete with the pre-qualified pro riders on Sunday. Sunday will include four rounds of racing for the pro riders. 

There are still entries available for the Saturday amateur classes, including the new ECR eMoto electric motorcycle and Youth Lites 12-15 classes. Click here to enter: https://secure.tracksideprereg.com/tko/index.asp

Billy Bolt wins Saturday’s TKO Prologue Straight Rhythm event

Saturday afternoon featured a Prologue Straight Rhythm event for the pro men and pro-women riders. The selected riders competed in quick out and back head-to-head races in a best two out of three bracket format to earn some extra purse money and determine the Sunday morning hot lap starting positions.

Top 3 results posted to the FIM’s Hard Enduro World Championship @iridehardenduro Instagram feed: