Wednesday 24 October 2012


Metzeler Six Days Extreme tyres win World and British titles plus the notorious Erzberg Rally

Metzeler UK, Burton on Trent, 24 October 2012 – Metzeler continued their domination of the sport of Enduro both around the World and in the UK, with a champagne year on the ‘stages’ in 2012.

In the World Enduro Championship the Metzeler Six Days Extreme range of tyres proved themselves once again to be the stand out choice for successful competitors. In the Enduro 1 category (up to 125 cc 2-stroke or 250 cc 4-stroke machines) Antoine Meo dominated the class from fellow Metzeler runner Rodrig Thain.

The middle Enduro 2 class (250 cc 2-stroke or up to 450 cc 4-stroke) saw Metzeler rider Cristobal Guerrero gain the runner up slot but the final round saw local French Metzeler star Johnny Aubert take a double victory.

The big ‘thumpers’ of the Enduro 3 Open class were mastered by KTM factory rider Christophe Nambotin who won his title a round early, took the ‘Xtreme Test Award’ and the Mika Ahola “Brave One” Trophy- which rewards the fastest rider in the Enduro Tests

In the realm of Extreme Enduro young British Red Bull athlete Jonny Walker has really made a name for himself over the last couple of years. This season he won the prestigious and undeniably notorious Erzberg Hare Scramble in Austria. In a brutal battle of attrition, a total of 1,500 entrants are whittled down to a mere handful over the unforgiving cliffs and jagged rocks of the disused Erzberg mine. In these conditions Walker came out on top on his Six Days equipped factory KTM at it’s home event.

Closer to home, long time Metzeler rider David Knight powered his way to a unsurpassed tenth British Enduro Championship to cement his almost legendary status in this tough sport. Manx resident ‘Knighter’ is now 34 years old but again showed his young competitors controlled aggression and pace as he took a double victory in the final round in Hampshire.

Metzeler UK Marketing Manager Jim Worland commented, “It has been yet another truly dominant display for the class leading Metzeler Six Days Extreme tyres, which just keep on winning. These street legal Enduro tyres are now the rubber of choice whether riding in Extreme competitions, club events or simply out on the trails for fun. We congratulate David and Jonny as they wave the flag for Britain and Metzeler in both traditional and Extreme events.”

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