Ronan Dunne does the double at the Red Bull Hardline 2024

Ronan Dunne, Red Bull’s newest addition to its MTB athlete roster did the double today, winning Red Bull Hardline with a blistering time of 2:23.045. Knocking an incredible 4 seconds off his qualifying time and fending off all 26 additional riders on track, the 21 year-old showed grit and determination on the world’s most challenging downhill MTB course.

Dinas Mawddwy, United Kingdom – Rising to the pressure stunningly and following his Red Bull Hardline Tasmania victory in February 2024, Ireland’s Ronan Dunne was marked as the man to beat. Handling the tension brilliantly, Dunne posted green splits at every time check and dipped under the finish arch to the roar of the crowd.

On his historic victory, Ronan Dunne said: “I’m buzzing to be the double champ – I can’t believe it. That round was really sick. You can hear the crowd the whole way down, it was pretty wild.”

3-time champion Bernard Kerr was a worthy adversary, pushing the track to his absolute limit and coming in just behind Dunne with a time of 2:24.327.

After his impressive qualifying run, Colombia’s Juanfer Muñoz put on another stellar performance to take 3rd place with a time of 2:25.234. After his stylish qualifying run, it was all business in the finals for Muñoz, substituting his no hander over the road gap for full attention and maximum speed.

Rounding out the top 5, 4th place qualifier Charlie Hatton did the world champs stripes proud, finishing just outside the podium in 2:26.256.
Frenchman Matteo Iniguez improved markedly on his qualifying position putting in a clean run to take 5th place on the day with an admirable time of 2:27.502.

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Rank    Name    Finish Time
1    Ronan Dunne    2:23.045
2    Bernard Kerr    2:24.327
3    Juanfer Muñoz    2:25.234
4    Charlie Hatton    2:26.256
5    Matteo Iniguez    2:27.502
6    Sebastian Holguin    2:29.700
7    Adam Brayton    2:29.702
8    Sam Blenkinsop    2:29.790
9    George Brannigan    2:30.426
10    Harry Molloy    2:33.935
11    Brook McDonald    2:36.330
12    Josh Bryceland    2:36.545
13    Josh Lowe    2:38.355
14    Alex Storr    2:38.776
15    Brendan Fairclough    2:38.916
16    Taylor Vernon    2:41.952
17    Dennis Luffman    2:43.253
18    Sam Gale    2:44.025
19    Craig Evans    2:46.062
20    Edgar Briole    2:51.253
21    Sam Hockenhull    2:53.331
22    Vincent Tupin    2:53.885
23    Thibault Laly    3:43.121
24    Thomas Genon    3:53.361
25    Matt Jones    DNF
26    Jono Jones    DNF
27    Theo Erlangsen    DNF

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About Red Bull Hardline

Hard by name, hard by nature, Red Bull Hardline isn’t an event for the fainthearted. Hailed as one of the toughest downhill mountain bike races in the world, the ninth edition of Red Bull Hardline returns to the hills of Dyfi Valley in the north of Wales on 15th & 16th of July 2023. The intense course, built by Dan Atherton, combines tricky technical downhill features with huge freeride-style jumps.

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