2023 Red Bull X-Alps
28 Jun 2023
The 2023 edition of the Red Bull X-Alps was the most thrilling race we’ve watched in years, with tight racing and some incredible records. It was the fastest race ever finished by Christian Maurer (6d 6h 1m 51s) and it saw the longest flight in comp history, which was completed by Damien Lacaze (FR) (2nd overall, 6d 18h 5m 55s) on his Zeolite 2 XD. Maxime Pinot (FR) (6d 18h 47m 54s) and Pal Takats (HU) (6d 20h 21m 35s) rounded out the top four, both also flying the Zeolite 2 XD.
The Austrian rookie, Eli Egger, also flying with Ozone, made history by becoming the first female athlete to complete the Red Bull X-Alps. She made her final touch down after racing for ten days and five hours.
German Rookie Maximilian Loidl made it all the way to Zell am See on his first Redbull X-Alps. Polish Champion Michal Gierlach completed the roll call in goal, which meant that Ozone was the only manufacturer to have all pilots on the raft.
Congratulations to all of the pilots who competed, your efforts are an inspiration to all of us! Cheers from all the Team.
Images courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool / Red Bull X-Alps