The Red Bull Hardline is a legendary invitational MTB downhill competition that takes place in North Wales annually. This year, for the first time ever, the event ventured to the rugged terrain of Tasmania‘s Maydena Bike Park, where riders tackled the toughest downhill MTB course in Australia. Irishman Rónán Dunne emerged victorious in this thrilling event, showcasing his skills and daring spirit on the challenging track.

The venue at Red Bull Hardline in Maydena Bike Park, Australia on February 23rd, 2024. Photo By Dan Griffiths for Red Bull Content Pool

In the debut edition of Red Bull Hardline Tasmania, Rónán Dunne from Ireland claimed the top spot with an impressive time of 3:08.145. He was followed closely by Bernard Kerr from Great Britain in the second position with a time of 3:10.021 and George Brannigan from New Zealand in third place with a time of 3:11.021. The competition was fierce, with riders pushing their limits on the treacherous course.

Athletes pose for a photograph at Red Bull Hardline in Maydena Bike Park, Australia on February 19th, 2024. Photo By Dan Griffiths for Red Bull Content Pool

The Red Bull Hardline Tasmania course presented a formidable challenge to the riders, featuring elements like the lightning-fast Baxters Highway section, a hefty Road Gap, the high-flying Shark Fin, and a jaw-dropping 70-foot kicker at the finish line. The demanding track, coupled with rain and heavy winds, tested the skills and courage of the competitors to the fullest.

Dan Booker performs during the Red Bull Hardline practice session at Maydena Bike Park on February 23, 2024 in Tasmania, Australia. Photo by Brett Hemmings for Red Bull Content Pool

Wildcard entrant Gracey Hemstreet from Canada and Louise-Anna Ferguson from Great Britain made history as the first female riders to compete in a Red Bull Hardline Final. Their presence added a new dimension to the event and showcased the growing inclusivity in the MTB community.

Thomas Genon performs during Red Bull Hardline in Maydena Bike Park, Australia on February 23, 2024 Photo By Graeme Murray for Red Bull Content Pool

A total of twenty-seven riders took on the challenging Tasmanian course, with each rider facing the elements and pushing themselves to the limit. The competition was intense, with riders leaving in reverse order of their seeding and navigating the unpredictable terrain with skill and precision.

Tahnee Seagrave relaxes during practice at Red Bull Hardline in Maydena Bike Park, Australia on February 23, 2024 Photo By Graeme Murray for Red Bull Content Pool

South African rider Theo Erlangsen shared his exhilarating experience at Red Bull Hardline Tasmania, describing the track as one of the most thrilling in the world. Despite the physical demands of the course, Erlangsen managed to secure the 9th position, highlighting the sheer determination and passion of the riders at the event.

Ronan Dunne participates at Red Bull Hardline in Maydena Bike Park, Australia on February 24th, 2024. Photo By Dan Griffiths for Red Bull Content Pool

The Red Bull Hardline Tasmania 2024 event was a testament to the skill, bravery, and camaraderie of the MTB community. Irishman Rónán Dunne‘s victory, along with the historic participation of female riders and the electric atmosphere of the competition, made it a truly unforgettable experience for all involved. As the riders gear up for future challenges, the spirit of Red Bull Hardline continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide.

Bernard Kerr, Ronan Dunne, George Brannigan on the podium at Red Bull Hardline in Maydena Bike Park, Australia on February 24, 2024 Photo By Graeme Murray for Red Bull Content Pool

2024 Red Bull Hardline Tasmania result

1) Rónán Dunne IRL 3:08.145
2) Bernard Kerr GBR 3:10.021
3) George Brannigan NZL 3:11.021
4) Matteo Iniguez FRA 3:13.047
5) Connor Fearon AUS 3:13.469
6) Laurie Greenland GBR 3:14.177
7) Sam Gale NZL 3:14.700
8) Sam Blenkinsop NZL 3:14.721
9) Théo Erlangsen RSA 3:15.807
10) Gaetan Vigé FRA 3:15.844
11) Brook MacDonald NZL 3:16.607
12) Baxter Maiwald AUS 3:18.072
13) Adam Brayton GBR 3:18.508
14) Thibault Laly FRA 3:18.727
15) Kaos Seagrave GBR 3:20.832
16) Vincent Tupin FRA 3:21.447
17) Jim Monro GBR 3:22.525
18) Dennis Luffman GBR 3:25.487
19) Johny Salido MEX 3:36.340
20) Remy Morton AUS 3:45.607
21) Matt Jones GBR 3:54.107
22) Gracey Hemstreet CAN 3:56.586
23) Reed Boggs USA 3:59.562
24) Thomas Genon BEL 4:19.916
25) Louise-Anna Ferguson GBR 5:08.412
26) Dan Booker AUS DNF
27) Jackson Goldstone CAN DNF

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