Letti Scores an Astonishing Result at the Red Bull Romaniacs 2011

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Andreas "Letti" Lettenbichler managed to finish the 8th edition of the Extreme-Enduro Rally in and around the city of Sibiu (Romania) on a third place. Despite several and rather severe injuries the Extreme-Enduro specialist in the Husqvarna Monster Energy Speedbrain team battled his way through the legendary In-City Prologue and the grueling four race days through Dracula's backyard and came in after the 2011 winner Graham Jarvis and Chris Birch.

After having dominated the qualification runs on his Husqvarna WR300 a pretty spectacular crash in the semi finals of the In-City Prologue in downtown Sibiu was the cause for missing the "great" final. But nevertheless Letti won the "little" final leaving no chance for his rivals.

The 8th edition of the Red Bull Romaniacs Extreme-Enduro Rallye in Romania attracted the world's elite in this equally exciting and dangerous offroad motorsport. While the heavy and continuous rain put it's stamp on the 2010 edition the four offroad days in 2011 were dominated by a massive heat ranging between 30 and 35 degrees centigrade.

The offroad days were stuffed with all the ingredients that makes up for an opulent Extreme-Enduro meal. Day one was meant to be the appetizer, Letti remembers: "The first day was announced as an easy day. But it actually was quite the opposite. I had a really heavy crash at an extreme downhill section called 'Homer's downhill'. When I tried to ride it instead of pushing the bike down the hill I lost control of the bike. That's where I damaged my left ankle, but the bike was in a surprising good shape after a couple of highspeed loops rolling down that hill and even though I lost a bit of time due to that little incident I came in second on that day. The next day was all about riding single trails in the forest, nothing really spectacular. The third day was a great day, I enjoyed it because we had to ride all sorts of terrain and styles, with quite a lot of technically demanding sections. That day was really tough at the beginning. Right after the offroad start we had to climb up a section called 'Doctor 3', mostly zigzag, followed by a steep downhill which was a bit of a mission. The forth day had three really steep uphills, one of them called 'The little long way up'. I crashed twice on the last day and both of my GPS devices were destroyed so I had to follow some riders of the hobby class to get back to Sibiu. Overall I am very happy about the third place considering the many injuries I had to take. And the bike never quit despite the tough ride."

Results Red Bull Romaniacs 2011,
Sibiu, Romania

1. Graham Jarvis (GBR, Husaberg), 20 hours 0 minutes 14 seconds 2. Chris Birch (NZL, KTM), 20:44:15 3. Andreas Lettenbichler (GER, Husqvarna Monster Energy speedbrain), 21:14:43 4. Paul Bolton (GBR, KTM), 22:40:39 5. Xavi Galindo (ESP, Husaberg), 22:52:15 6. Melcior Faja (ESP, KTM), 23:10:13 7. Darryl Curtis (RSA, KTM), 23:55:35 8. Gerhard Forster (GER, Husqvarna), 26:49:24 9. Sean Clarke (GBR, KTM), 27:01:25 10. Ervin-Zsolt Kovacz (ROU, GAS GAS), 27:05:58

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