TRYSTAN HART COACHING DAY
With special guests Will and Gus Riordan
Sunday December 17
MEET THE RIDERS
Team: FMF KTM Factory Racing
The hard enduro world at large really took note of this up and coming Canadian during the 2022 season. With a clean sweep of the U.S. Hard Enduro Series winning every event he entered, he got support to race selected rounds of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. Trystan didn’t take long to make an impression with a stunning, career-defining win at the Tennessee TKO round over eventual series champ Mani Lettenbichler. He also came second on home soil at Red Bull Outliers, third at the iconic Red Bull Erzbergrodeo and fourth places at Red Bull Romaniacs and Hixpania.
Trystan has continued his unbeaten record during the 2023 U.S. Hard Enduro series winning every race he has entered. The message to the hard enduro elite was clear, Trystan Hart is for real.
KTM certainly think so too. The Austrian powerhouse manufacturer signed him up to the factory squad to race alongside current WHESS World Champion Mani Lettenbichler in the full 2023 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, where he scored podium finishes at the Erzbergrodeo and Romaniacs and didn’t finish a race outside the top 5. At seasons end Trystan found himself in third position even though he didn’t compete in every event. Tristan was the series champion for the 2023 IRC Tire Enduro Cross Series
Team: Gas Gas USA Factory Race Team
2023 was the second full year racing Pro for Will and it started well with a win in the Round 1 Australian SuperEnduro Championship in Ballarat. The AMA US Hard Enduro series was where he did most of his racing, in 10 events he had his first US Hard Enduro win at Snake Bite, where he finished ahead of Cody Webb and Colton Haaker. It was a very consistent year for Will which saw him finish every race in the top 5. Another notable performance was at Erzbergrodeo where he qualified second on the prologue, he finished 23rd in the main race making it to check point 22. Will placed eighth outright in the 2023 IRC Tire Enduro Cross Series (Enduro Cross AMA Championship Series).
In late November 2023 it was announced Will had signed with the Gas Gas USA Factory race team, this is huge achievement for Will that offers full support for 2024 allowing him to compete in all WHESS (World Hard Enduro) races.
Team: RPM KTM Racing Team
Based in the states Gus has been one of the Aussie riders making an impact in the Grand National Cross Country series. Training with legends Josh Strang, Lyndon Snodgrass and up and comer Mason Semmons, Gus has become a formidable competitor in the cross country format.. Gus has been recording excellent race results with 2023 being a standout year. Gus finished the 2023 season with a ninth outright and second in class for XC2 Pro.
Gus returned to Australia in 2023 to race Hattah where he placed fourth outright and third in class, he also managed to win the inaugural GNCC Australia race event. Back in the states, Gus placed a respectable eighteenth in the 2023 IRC Tire Enduro Cross Series (only completing 2 of 6 rounds).
Coaching Clinic Information
Hard Enduro & Super Enduro Skills:
Hard Enduro and Super Enduro skills will include but are not limited to, log hopping, balancing techniques, double blip log jump technique, pivot turn, short run-up hill climb, steep hill bike recovery and rock garden riding.
Fast cornering, tight cornering, late braking techniques, fast riding log jumps, tight single track riding, off-camber track riding.
The rider will be shown the proper technique by Trystan, Will or Gus, then each rider will attempt the technique watched by the coach. Feedback will be given and another attempt provided. The riders will be broken into three groups within the same area of the property, so we can work through the riders more quickly and each rider can have multiple attempts at the skill.
If you’ve ridden in an Otway Enduro Club Black Beauty Sprints or our Mule Express race, then you’ve been to the property. The property has an amazing abundance of different types of riding which will give the riders a wonderful opportunity to test a huge array of skills.
Coaching Day Schedule
Rider Registration: 8.15am
Rider Introduction: 8.30am (Introduction to Trystan, Will and Gus)
Q&A Session: 8.45am to 9.30am (Riders and spectators get to ask the rider questions)
Skills Demonstration: 9.30am to 10.00am
Coaching Session Starts: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Lunch: 1.15 to 2.00pm (BBQ, soft drinks, sports drinks, water and snacks)
Skills Competition: 2pm to 3pm
(Prizes for 1, 2 & 3 as judged by Trystan, Will and Gus)
Skills Competition Prizes (Sponsored by Pod):
First Prize: Pod K8 Knee Braces
Second Prize: Pod K4 Knee Braces
Third Prize: Pod Gift Voucher
Spectators are welcome: Entry is $10
(tickets can be purchased below on this page)
Watch the skills demonstration and join in with the question and answer session. Then you can stay around and watch some of the coaching in the enduro cross track on the property.
Catering: The Otway Enduro Club is running a food stall with a BBQ, drinks and snacks.