While we’ve been busy in the US and Mexico, the world of Red Bull has been up to all sorts of adrenaline-fuelled tricks. Here’s a quick recap on some of the highlights you might have missed.
Marquez’s Motegi moment
At the Japanese GP, Marc Marquez took home the MotoGP World Championship title, making him the youngest rider in the premier class to win five. With those five (seven including Moto2 and Moto3) under his belt, Marquez is on the way to matching Valentino Rossi’s incredible record of seven. Fact fans: in Thailand, Marquez took his milestone 50th pole, becoming the youngest rider to do so and taking the record from Mick Doohan.
Lowndesy triumphs at the Bathurst 1000
To the delight of a mega crowd chanting “Lowndesy, Lowndsey, Lowndsey!”, Craig Lowndes triumphed at the Bathurst 1000, the legendary touring car race at Mount Panorama in Australia, driving the Holden ZB for 161 faultless laps to take first place. Partnered by Steven Richards, the Aussie took home a seventh victory in the Great Race, leaving him just two wins behind the King of the Mountain, Peter Brock and equalling Jim Richards.
Joy for Loeb at the Rally de España
Meanwhile, things have been hotting up in the World Rally Championship. At the last stop, the Rally de España, Sébastien Loeb secured his ninth win in the country but also his first WRC win in five years. There was no stopping the Frenchman, who took a tyre gamble and showed his mettle. Adding to the surprises of the weekend, Leob’s co-driver Daniel Elena even had a crack at Seb’s trademark victory backflip, too!
A new Red Bull Rampage champion
It’s big, it’s back and boy was it gnarly! In October, the world’s MTB elite arrived in Utah to ride one of the most thrilling (or terrifying, depending on your perspective) freeride mountain bike competitions on the planet. As ever, the riders chose their lines and tricks, delivering plenty of jaw-dropping moments and the title was won by Canadian freerider Brett Rheeder, whose winning run featured heart-stopping drops and flips. Watch it here.
We’ll catch you again soon with more from the world of Red Bull.