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Two-strokes only at Red Bull Straight Rhythm | News

This year's edition of Red Bull Straight Rhythm will see only two-strokes competing as the event takes a step back in time to when smokers ruled the roost.

Riders will leave their fancy factory four-strokes at home and will run what they brung as they tackle the ½-mile-long straight rhythm track on nothing but two-smoke power.

Despite the bike changes, the concept remains the same. Line up side by side and race head-to-head down 800 metres of rollers, whoops, doubles, tables and all other kinds of rhythmic insanity. Racing is a best-of-three format, so each rider gets at least two chances to grab victory. This also helps to cut down on all the crying about bad starts at the after party. In its fifth year, the event will continue the format where practice, qualifying and racing will all take place on the same day, with the finals taking place at night under the lights.