Cycling South Africa is delighted to welcome Red Bull as an official partner to the South African Mountain Bike National Series for 2012.
Mike Bradley, National Director of Mountain Biking, is super excited about the sponsorship and welcomes Red Bull to the National scene: “Cross-country (XCO) and especially Downhill racing, are the more extreme and technical aspects of the sport, as was witnessed at this year’s opening round of the UCI MTB World Cup in Pietermaritzburg.”
Red Bull will be supporting the remaining 3 events in the series as well as the SA XCO and DHI Championships to be held at Mankele MTB Park (in Mpumalanga) in July.
“Red Bull has had a long association with extreme sports and extreme sportsmen and women, and to have their involvement is both exciting for the sport and the participants alike,” continued Bradley.
The sponsorship is also extended into the 2013 and 2014 series with category rights at the UCI MTB World Champs in 2013 and UCI MTB World Cup in 2014. Red Bull will be the exclusive energy drink supplier at these events.
As Red Bull TV has been named as the official production company of the UCI MTB World Cup Series, there are many aspects that can be gleaned from the relationship going forward for both athletes and fans of top flight mountain bike racing.
Remaining events in the 2012 SA MTB National XCO/DHI Series
14/15 April – Groenkloof Pretoria / Fountains Pretoria – Gauteng
26/27 May – Hayterdale Trails, near Addo – Port Elizabeth
23/24 June – Cascades MTB Park, Pietermaritzburg – KZN
21/22 July – SA Champs – Mankele MTB Park, Nelspruit – Mpumalanga