News 22 Sep 2014

First eight Straight Rhythm 250 Class riders announced

Red Bull KTM's Musquin and Justin Hill headline entries.

Source: Red Bull.

Source: Red Bull.

Following last week’s announcement of eight riders for the Open Class, Red Bull Straight Rhythm has announced the first eight riders to compete in its 250cc Class.

The eight new names complete half of the total bracket, which will square off in the head-to-head motocross competition on Saturday, 4 October, at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California, for a $100,000 purse.

Filling out the first half of the 250cc Class are Marvin Musquin, Justin Hill, Zach Bell, Jessy Nelson, Nico Izzi, Darryn Durham, Jordon Smith and Ryan Surratt.

The inaugural event will feature 32-riders facing off in a bracketed single-elimination format, racing on a 1/2 mile-long, unwound track. By removing the turns, riders must focus exclusively on reading the terrain and correctly judging their speed for precise distance and control.

The remainder of participating riders will be announced in the days leading up to the event.