Norco Factory Racing Rider Gracey Hemstreet Makes History at Red Bull Hardline Tasmania

February 27, 2024

VANCOUVER /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – Norco Factory Racing rider Gracey Hemstreet was the biggest story of the Red Bull Hardline race in Tasmania last weekend, after becoming the first-ever female rider to complete the entire Hardline course. At just 19-years-old, the young Canadian’s fearless performance secured her the title of fastest woman on the course and earned her the prestigious Rider of the Week award.

Throughout the challenging week of riding, Hemstreet showcased her talent and determination on the huge drops, gaps and steeps of the Red Bull Hardline track. Despite facing obstacles and setbacks, including a spectacular crash during practice, Hemstreet remained undeterred, and was one of only two women to complete the entire course and reach the finals.

In the finals, Hemstreet completed a flawless run, landing the 30-foot drops cleanly and clearing the massive 75-foot gap at the finish line with a time of 3:56:58, establishing her as the fastest female competitor of the event.

“I am sooo proud on what all us girls accomplished this week! It’s honestly insane.” Said Hemstreet on her Instagram. “It was the best feeling ever completing Red Bull Hardline, especially being the first girl to ever complete a full run! Couldn’t be more stoked!”

This is just the beginning for Gracey, and the entire Norco team is thrilled to support her.

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Photographer: Dan Griffiths