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A fleet of 12 Defenders climbed the equivalent of 150,000 vertical metres across five countries to support competitors in the Red Bull X-Alps competition.

23 Jul 2021 | International News : Austria


A fleet of new Land Rover Defenders travelled more than 50,000km and climbed the equivalent of 150,000 vertical metres across five countries to support competitors in the Red Bull X-Alps race.

The Defender demonstrated its capability and durability alongside Christian Maurer, who won the race for an incredible seventh time.

The Defenders were kitted out with an Autohome Roof Tent, providing safe shelter to the competitors during the 1,200km journey
The fleet of 12 Defenders played a crucial role in the world's toughest adventure race, with athletes battling across more than 1,200km of wild Alpine terrain by hiking, ultra-running, mountaineering and paragliding. Maurer completed the test of human endurance and stamina in eight days, six hours, 30 minutes, and 28 seconds.

The vehicles were each kitted out with an Autohome Roof Tent and carried supplies and equipment and were with athletes every step of the way, providing safe transport and shelter to aid them and their crew in their essential rest and recovery.

Crew members tested the Defender’s expedition credentials to the extreme, taking full advantage of its 900kg maximum payload and dynamic roof load of 168kg. The Defender's Terrain Response 2 technology allowed drivers to fine-tune the vehicle to suit both their driving preferences and the conditions of the journey.

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