Red Bull not just make drinks but there is a huge list of famous Redbull sponsored sportsmen.
In the fairytale world, they make a drink that gets you over the world. Red bull uses the same idea. Moreover, Red Bull gives you wings as it is the slogan of the company. The famous Austrian energy drink company came into being back in 1987. The headquarters of Red Bull GmbH are in Fuschl am See, Austria. In the market of energy drinks, Red Bull stands like a king as per the review of 2018. Because they sold 6.790 billion cans that year. While in 2019, the numbers increased as they sold a total of 7.5 billion cans worldwide. Moreover, Red Bulls does its marketing by sportsmen, sports teams, clubs and celebrity endorsements. Also, they sponsor musical events and concerts. The company is highly regarded for its sponsorships for sports and events. Moreover, they have sponsorship deals with different sports. Here is a list,
- Formula 1 motor racing
- Association football
- Ice Hockey
- NASCAR racing ( motorsports)
- British Superbikes
- Various extreme sports ( cliff diving, BMX, mountain biking, freestyle skiing & skateboarding
In this article, we will have a look at the top 14 famous Redbull sponsored sportsmen.
1. Arslan Ash Siddiqui
Arslan “Ash” Siddiqui is the first Red Bull athlete from Pakistan to feature among famous Redbull sponsored sportsmen. Ash the Pakistani esports pro born on 20th August 1995. However, Ash started his career in 2010 at a very young age. Ash started playing e-games at the age of eight years at a gaming arcade in front of his house in Lahore. Moreover, later he appeared on a bigger picture when won two tournaments EVO Japan and EVO America in 2019. The 24-year-old Ash’s phenomenal journey is a role model for every sportsman. Moreover, Ash’s favourite player is Nina and he wants to become like him.
However, in childhood, he wanted to become a doctor as per his parents’ wish. But his thoughts started to change when he participated in city and district competitions. Moreover, by his teenage, he was a well-known gamer in the local gaming circuits. Thus he realized that gaming is his passion and he can do it in a better way. Therefore, he continued his hard work and won the biggest national tournament Pakistan Takken 6 Grand Masters Championship (GCC) in 2010. Moreover, this victory gave Ash much hype and countrywide recognition. When he built credit in his hometown between 2010 to 2018, Ash collected money with the help of his friends to go and participate in KOF GCC 2018 in Oman. As a result, Ash astonished the world with his incredible performance and won King of Fighters XIV and Takken 7.
Moreover, in the last two years, Pakistan’s wonderboy has gained fame for his invincible success. Nothing stops Ash as he practices eight hours daily and has eyes on the next world tournament. Ash’s dream to become world number one gamer as he is now in the top twenty players. He is definitely one of the strongest candidates for the competition of e-games as he has a history of winning tournaments without losing a single match.
2. Nick Cassidy
Nick the Kiwi title-winning machine of single-seater racing was born on 19 August 1994. He belongs to New Zealand and starts his career in 2008. Moreover, he stands tall in the list of famous Redbull sponsored sportsmen. The New Zealand racer started his career in Karting, at a very young age and has gone on to win every series in Japan. Nick stepped into a kart at the age of just six. However, Nicks’s first race was as a cadet. When KartSport rules the age 10 then he goes for Junior racer. At the age of eight, he was the youngest ever winner of the North Island Sprint Kart title. While at the age of nine, he completed the same feat in the New Zealand Sprint Kart Title.
Moreover, Nick had won every karting event on the North Island at the age of 14. After seeing his potential Nick got an offer of a Speedsport Scholarship into Formula First with Sabre Motorsport. He had won the 2008 Manfeild Winter Series with three wins and nine podiums from the 12 races. Moreover, Nick finished in second place overall in Formula First in New Zealand and won ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 2009. While in 2010, he took the runner up spot at the New Zealand Formula Ford Championship. In the Toyota Racing Series 2011, Nick finished as runner up to Mitch Evans and again got the award of ‘Rookie of the year’.
However, Nick’s first taste of racing in Europe was at the ADAC Formel Masters and Formula Abarth 2011. In the years between 2012 to 2019, the prolific Aucklander went on to claim championship titles in the Toyota Racing Series, New Zealand Grand Prix, All-Japan Formula 3, Super GT and Super Formula, and made his lasting impact by winning the ‘Triple crown of Japanese motorsport’. As for 2020 plans, Nick will be back on the seat and going to defend his Super Formula title. Also, he is looking forward to international GT3 racing in the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the Spa 234 Hours.
3. Tony Arbolino
Tony born on 3rd August 2000 Garbagnate Milanese Italy. He is also among the famous sportsmen who possesses Redbull sponsorship. Tony starts dreaming about racing on two wheels at a very young age when his dad gifted him a minimoto. However, Tony takes part in the Italian championship at the age of just nine and he outshines everyone by winning 15 races out of 18 and won the title of “The Constructors”. In the European ship in Germany, Tony stood at the third place.
However, in 2011 he won the European Mini GP 50 Championship in Spain. While seeing his passion and performance, The Italian Federation granted him a special consent to compete In the Pre GP 125 2T Championship 2013. Moreover, a world circuit of Mugello, Imola, Misano and Vallelunga was waiting for him. Tony immediately fulfilled the belief of the Italian Federation had on him by winning the Italian title. Just a reminder he was only 12 years old then. Then he joined the SIC58-Squadra Corse team in 2014 and won the Pre Moto3 champion 125 2T after climbing on the podium 9 times.
Moreover, Tony made his debut in the Moto3 World Championship 2017 in the SIC58 Squadra Corse team. Where he rode Honda NSF250R with his Japanese teammate Tatsuki Suzuki while winning two points for finishing 14th in Argentina. Moreover, Tony grabbed his first-ever pole position at the Argentinian GP 2018 with the Marinelli Snipers team. Tony holds another pole at the Valencian Community GP, finishing the championship in the 18th place overall while his best finish is with 57 points and a sixth place in Japan. Also, Tony made two new records in 2019 as he recorded the fastest ever lap at 1.56.407 in the Moto3 class at Mugello while beating the old record of fellow Italian Fabio Di Giannantonio. Tony bettered this record by the fastest ever lap 1.35.778 at the red bull Ring Austria.
4. Alex Marquez
Alex was born on 23 April 1996, Cervera Spain. Moreover, he is also among the list of famous Redbull athletes. He started his career in 2012 at the age of 16. Also, Alex is a world champion of Moto3 and Moto2. He is not the only person in his family in this sport. Alex’s brother Marc is also a record-breaking champion and the idol of Alex. Therefore, Alex started to climb on the bike at the very young age of four at his home Cervera, Spain. He started to get attention as a brilliant rider when he participated in the Spanish 125cc championship 2010. Alex could not attend its opening race as it was before its 14 birthday but when he got the chance he proved himself against old rivals.
In 2010, he was competing for the title but stands runner up to MotoGP to his rival Alex Rins. However, he won the Spanish national championship in 2012. While riding at his home Spain Alex won the attention that brought him in the Moto World Championship 2012 as a wild card entry. In MotoGP of Catalunya here he secured the 6th place. Alex started his superb champion career with Ambrogio Racing here he was awarded a full-time Moto3. Moreover, his move to the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team abroad KTMa in 2013 marked the point where he became a world title winner and won his first four podiums and a maiden Moto3 victory in Japan.
2014 was undoubtedly the year of Alex as he created history in a row. He won his first Moto3 world title defeating another MotoGP to his rival Jack Miller by two points. Alex and his brother Marc became the first brothers to win world motorcycle racing titles in the same year. Moreover, they also did it again in 2019. In 2019, he conquered the goal of a Moto2 World Championship title by streaking five race wins and five further podiums finishes during the 19-race series to claim the title. Thus he became the first rider ever to win Moto2 and Moto3 championships.
5. Dirk von Zitewitz
Dirk the motorist born on 14th October 1968 in Eutin Germany. He also secured a position among the famous Redbull athletes. Dirk started his career in 1978 before practising in MX at a very young age at his father’s farmhouse. After two years Dirk came into his first MX races. At the age of 18 when Dirk got his driving license came his first venture in enduro.
Moreover, Dirks first real stint was in Morocco 1993 and second rally was Dakar 1997. Dakar 1999 was the first stage of a win for Dirk and since 2002 he has been leading the way as a co-pilot in the car rally with tremendous success. In 2009, Dirk won the Dakar with Giniel De Villers. This amazing duo has won podium finishes at the Daker in 2011,2012, 2013 and 2015. Dirk also organizes motorcycles courses and yields numerous victories as a driver-designer-manager
6. Will Gadd
Will Gadd, an ice climber and paraglider born on 8 March 1967. He started his professional career in 1990 at the age of 23. Will is a real-life hero and a living legend of action as he has won every major title from the World Cup to the Winter X Games and still ruling the hearts. Moreover, he never stops, as a veteran of the sports, he gives new edges to climbing. However, it looks like Will has a boundless energy source.
He climbed a 130ft ice wall solidly for 24 hours at the Ouray Ice Festival in Colorado. Hence he reached a total height of 25,414ft in 2010. Will is always ready for a new and fresh challenge seems like challenge hunger. Moreover, he never says no to any outdoor sports and is pro at rock and ice climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, caving, Nordic and Alpine skiing and mountain biking. Will had broke the world distance record on a paraglider for three times. Also, Will is the only person who had to cross the US by paraglider after a gruelling seven-week trek. Will is also in the list of famous Redbull sponsored sportsmen.
7. Rhiannan Iffland
Rhiannan Iffland was born on 9th September 1991 in Newcastle, Australia. The cliff diving sensation is among the list of famous Redbull sponsored sportsmen. She is an Australian professional cliff diver since the start of her career in 2015. Rhi began her cliff diving career with a superb win. In 2016, she participated in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series as a wild card entry and won her first-ever competition. Thus he earned the title of Rookie of the year to hir name.
Moreover, Rhi was the youngest ever female diver to win an event. Also, Rhi scored podium places in all of her seven events. She started practising sports from her early childhood. Rhi was an avid trampolinist then she started diving at the age of nine. While her passion for the game and her consecutive wins made her the Cliff diving sensation in Australia. Moreover, she is winning international attention.
8. Leva Adomaviciute
Leva, a Lithuania Rower was born on 3rd December 1994. She started her career in 2007 at the age of 13. Moreover, she has tremendous success so far. She has won the gold medal in 2011 and 2012 World Junior Championship. In 2015 and 2016, Leva won the World Under-23 title. She has won a European Junior gold medal also. Besides this, she has won the senior European level with Valciukaite. Leva won the gold medal in the double sculls at the World Rowing Championships 2018 in Plovdiv Bulgaria with partner Milda Valciukaite. Moreover, she loves to be outside and rowing gives her the chance to stay outside. She says when the boat is crossing the water that feels the most awesome and wonderful. Leva has won almost every title of Rowing.
9. Luc Ackermann
Luc the “youngest motorcycle double backflip of all time” was born on 6 January 1998, Muhlhausen Germany. He uses to say that FMX is not the game that I can even think about. However, Luc is definitely one of the amazing athletes and has set many world records in the game. He is undoubtedly one of the best and rising stars of FMX. Moreover, the future belongs to Luc.
Also, Luc was the youngest athlete ever to perform a backflip on a motorbike. He is not resting back on his achievements as he always pushes himself to learn new tricks. Luc joined the legendary Travis Pastrana in 2013 on his Nitro Circus Germany Tour where he scored a string of podium finishes. However, he achieved his best-ever finish at a Red Bull X Fighters in 2014 where he stood fourth in Munich. In 2017, Luc won the title of the youngest motorcycle double backflip of all time. While in 2018, he became the youngest FIM European FMX Championat night of the Jumps.
10. Thomas Pages
Thomas Pages, a French freestyle motocross bike rider born on 25 March 1985 in Nantes, France. He started his career in 2005 at the age of 25. With Thomas Pages FMX is sure to touch the limit sky. Moreover, he started practising biking in the backyard of his house and never knew one day he was going to compete against the world’s best riders. At the World Moto X Championships 2008, Thomas was the first rider ever to stick a double grab flip. Thomas and brother Charles became the first duo to get the frontflip down on film in 2008.
Both brothers got elite status and worldwide fame. Tom picked the two awards in 2012 at FMX. The Best International FMX rider and The Best European FMX Rider. Moreover, Tom won the Red Bull-Fighters World Tour in 2013 and 2015 in Abu Dhabi. Thomas features in the list of famous Redbull sponsored sportsmen.
11. Ryan Sandes
Ryan Sandes famous Protease Trail Runner born on 10th March 1982 in Cape Town, South Africa. He started his career in 2008 as a South African ultra-marathon star. Moreover, he is also known as a human running machine. Ryan led the 250km event from start to finish which consists of sub-zero temperatures and treacherous conditions with ice and hilly course. He has also won the Gobi desert race 2008 and desert Sahara race in the following year. In 2010, Ryan won the Atacama Desert marathon in Chile. From 2008-12, in regard to his outstanding wins, he was named as a Running Hero in his homeland South Africa. Ryan made record time in 2012 on the 90km Fish River Canyon hiking trail. Moreover, he is a famous sportsman who got sponsorship from Redbull.
12. Ryan Sheckler
Ryan Sheckler, an American Professional Skateboarder, was born on 30th December 1989 in San Clemente, USA. He started his career in 2008 in skating. Ryan is ruling the world of skating since he had put feet on a skateboard. At the age of 13, he won the X Games gold 2003 and repeated the history in 2008 and 2010. Moreover, Ryan had a long winning history like he had won the Action Sports Tours championship three times. Moreover, he had won almost all contests from California Amateur Skateboarding League championship titles and ISF Skateboarding World Championship in 2010. Ryan is not just about a good skateboard rider but also a great human being as well as an entrepreneur. As he created the Sheckler Foundation, which funds the programme for children in underprivileged communities, medical research for curing spinal cord injuries and childhood diseases. This foundation also supports injured action athletes.
13. Sasha Digiulian
Sasha, “The Rock Star”, “The Rock climber” was born on 23rd October 1992 in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. She is ruling the world of rock climbing from a very young age. Moreover, she started climbing in a gym of her home town Alexandria, Virginia while she was seven years old. She won her first regional contest by the age of nine and her journey of rock climbing started. Sasha won her first Junior Continental Championship at the age of just 11 and she remained the queen of her Junior career with zero defeat.
Moreover, Sasha won her first National Rock Climbing Championship 2010 at the age of 17. In 2011, she won the World Championship title. Also, she climbed a 5.14d route, on a wall in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, she was the first North American and third woman in history to hold this record by the age of 18. Moreover, she became the first-ever woman in history to climb the notoriously difficult Magic Mushroom in 2015. Sasha is one of the craziest sportswomen to get Redbull sponsorship.
14. Tarah Gieger
Tarah a “Puerto Rican female professional motocross racer” was born on 18 September 1985 Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Gieger is also a prominent female in the list of famous Redbull sponsored sportsmen. She started her career in 2003 in motocross racing. Moreover, the feminists of motocross is undoubtedly Tarah Gieger. She debuted outstandingly in 2003 and since then she has won podium position at every major contest. Tarah won the gold medal at the very first Women’s Moto X event 2008.
However, there came a downfall for her as she suffered so many injuries as it looked difficult for her comeback. But Tarah bounced back with her full extreme. In spite of a broken wrist in 2009, Tarah managed to compete in every world championship race. She picked up the silver medal at the X games 2010. In 2012 Tarah won almost podium position at every Women’s Motocross Championship within America. Also, she won the Enduro X 2013 as well as Moto X 2013 and a silver medal in Enduro X 2015. She is breaking the stereotypes about motocross that its the boys game.
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