About Kirsten Landman

NATIONALITY:
SOUTH AFRICAN

DATE OF BIRTH:
8 MAY 1991

FAVOURITE COURSE:
TECHNICAL, EXTREME RIDING

HOBBIES:
MOUNTAIN BIKING, SURFING, HIKING, BAKING, COOKING AND SPENDING TIME WITH MY DOGS

RACES:
SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ENDURO SERIES,
E2 CLASS AND SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL OFF ROAD SERIES OR3 CLASS,
REDBULL ROMANIACS,
REDBULL BRAVEMAN,
REDBULL SEA TO SKY,
ROOF OF AFRICA,
WORLD SUPER ENDURO SERIES,
KING OF THE HILL HARD ENDURO,
REDBULL 111 MEGAWATT &
DAKAR 2020

Growing up as a tomboy and always wanting to keep up with the boys, extreme sports and Motorsports was always destined as a lifestyle choice for Kirsten. So being brought up in a motorcycle family the bug bit at a very young age. Riding and racing is Kirsten’s passion and has become a lifestyle for her. The challenge of being a female rider competing against the boys in the tough terrains that they ride in is what she thrives on. Each ride, race or training session accomplished feels like an achievement on its own, every time.

Going back into the offroads for the 2018 season to build her confidence in the high speed racing Kirsten has jumped onboard KTM’s 250 XCF, suited for the high speeds & cross country racing.

LIST OF ACHIEVEMENTS:

2018

Redbull Romaniacs bronze class finisher in 14th overall & highest placed female finisher.

2017

IMPI Gold class finisher in 25th overall & highest placed female finisher.

Powasol Timberland Extreme Enduro placed 14th overall in gold class & first lady finisher.

Redbull Romaniacs Silver Class finisher in 45th position overall & first lady finisher.

South African Overall Silver Class National Champion in a male dominated class.

Roof of Africa Gold class finisher in 33rd overall.

2016

King of the Hill – Placed 28th overall in expert class. Made history being the first lady to ever finish expert class.

FIM Super Enduro World Series – Prague – Placed 4th in world championship.

Alfie Cox Redbull Invitational Extreme Enduro – Kirsten was the only female to compete,making it into the semi- final and ranked 15th amongst the best male extreme enduro riders in South Africa.

Redbull Romaniacs – Kirsten became the first Female in history to finish the race in silver Class & placed 48th overall. A truly outstanding acheivment.

Redbull Braveman – Placed 2nd in Silver class and only female to finish.

Redbull 111 Megawatt Poland – Kirsten placed 30th overall out of over 1000 entries and only female to qualify and finish.

Redbull Sea to Sky – Kirsten finished an incredible 24th position overall in Gold class, reaching the top of Mount Olympus, bettering her previous years position by over 30 positions.

South African National Enduro Championship – Kirsten raced a consistent season finishing on the podium at all rounds, but finished 2nd overall. This is the best Kirsten has done in all her years racing the National Enduros.

Roof Of Africa – This was Kirsten’s first attempt at Gold class, going out on a whim & no expectations, Kirsten made history again and became the first ever woman in the 49 year history of  the Roof Of Africa and finished the Gold class, completely unassisted.

2015

Redbull Romaniacs – Kirsten attempted silver for the first time but due to complications, she didn’t manage to finish.

Redbull Sea to Sky – Placed 56th overall, becoming the only woman in history to ever finish a gold class at any extreme hard enduro event.

Redbull Braveman – Placed first overall in silver class (only riding against men).

Roof of Africa – Placed 32nd overall in the silver class and First Lady Finisher.

National Enduro Series – Placed 3rd overall in the mens silver class.

2014

Redbull Romaniacs – 47th place in bronze class out of 160 bronze riders and first lady home.

Roof of Africa – 23rd in silver class and first placed female finisher unassisted.

National Enduro Championship – 4th place in silver class.

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