Walker ready for Red Bull Romaniacs 2013

KTM Enduro Factory Team rider Jonny Walker gets underway at the 2013 Red Bull Romaniacs.

Jonny Walker ready for Romaniacs
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After a runner-up result in the Red Bull Romaniacs Prologue in Sibiu, Jonny Walker is ready to get stuck into the real business in Romania.

“If this year’s Romaniacs is going to be anything like the prologue it’s going to be a crazy race!” Walker said, “But it should be great. The weather’s amazing here in Sibiu at the moment, and like all the riders I can't wait to get stuck into the real riding. The prologue was fun, but it’s what happens over the next few days that really matters. I’m pleased to have finished second in the prologue. I was leading until the final lap, but second is a great result. I guess the prologue is a bit of fun, but it was tough.”

Walker finished on the podium last year
Walker finished on the podium last year© KTM Images

A second time entrant at Romaniacs having made his debut in 2012, Walker, who topped day four’s stage last year, heads into the 10th anniversary edition of the event knowing that it’s going to a long and demanding week.

“This is my second time here at Romaniacs. I’m hoping for a good race but so much can happen.” Walker told redbull.com, “There’s a great line-up of riders competing here, with all of the Hard Enduro regulars competing. Last year I learned a lot – it was my first time using a GPS. I won the fourth day, which was great, but it took me some time to settle in. I hope I can get up to speed a little quicker this week.”

Jonny knows the next few days will be tough
Jonny knows the next few days will be tough© KTM Images

Jonny is well aware that the next few days are going to be anything but straight forward. With the picturesque but often brutally challenging Romanian countryside to contend with, as well as unpredictable weather, and the strongest line-up of competitors ever at Romaniacs, Walker is ready to rise to the challenge.

“As this is the 10th anniversary of Romaniacs I’m sure the organisers have a few surprises for us.” Walker said, “The race was hard last year. With the weather, using a GPS, the tough competition, it’s certainly not going to be easy this year. But I’m looking forward to it. I feel good, got a little practice in at X Games in Munich, so fingers crossed all goes well.”