On the Pegs - August 2022 On the Pegs - Volume 7 Issue 8 - August 2022 - Page 43

With around six weeks between the SSDT finishing and the Red Bull Erzbergrodeo starting , there wasn ’ t a huge amount of time for our competition winner Tom to become fully acquainted with his new EC 300 . But after a few phone calls and messages exchanged between the Brit and GASGAS Factory Racing ’ s hard enduro legend Taddy Blazusiak , the 23-year-old from Shrewsbury in England was quickly dialled in , up to speed , and ready to take on the toughest one-day hard enduro in the world .
So , was our experiment a success ? Was Tom able to hold his own and battle his way around the world ’ s gnarliest dirt bike racetrack ? With
Tom successfully reaching Carl ’ s Dinner alongside some of the biggest names in the 2022 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship , the answer to both those questions is undeniably … yes , he did !
Rene Esterbauer – GASGAS Head of Global Marketing : “ GASGAS is very much aware that trial riders make great hard enduro racers . And , as part of our ongoing commitment to trial sport , we wanted to have some fun and highlight this connection between trial and enduro . That ’ s why we gave one SSDT competitor the chance to jump straight in at the deep end and race the biggest hard enduro event of them all – Red Bull Erzbergrodeo ! We knew it was a big
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