Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 Basecamp supports BFGoodrich at Red Bull Hardline
Expedition ready vehicle demonstrates the extreme nature and possibilities of new model
Basecamp features everything you need, including roof tent and the kitchen sink!
30th September 2022 – Isuzu UK’s show special D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35, codenamed Basecamp, was recently deployed as a support vehicle in association with BFGoodrich, at Red Bull Hardline, the world’s gnarliest downhill mountain bike race, which returned for the eighth time to Wales’ Dyfi Valley.
Thirty of the world’s best and bravest riders sought to survive Red Bull Hardline’s most challenging course to date. The event was won by Canadian rider, Jackson Goldstone, whose impressive win came over a series of huge jumps, boulder drops and a freeride section that was brand new for 2022. Goldstone finished six and a half seconds ahead of British rivals Joe Smith and Taylor Vernon, who placed second and third respectively.
The expedition-ready Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 Basecamp, which embodies the extreme adventure nature of the Red Bull Hardline event, is built to conquer all types of landscapes and finished in Obsidian Grey with a mainly black colour scheme. The vehicle features a lightweight and versatile iKamper SkyCamp Mini 3.0 rooftop tent which incorporates iKamper’s signature World Map and even a Skyview window. This is mounted to a black aluminium Gearmate hardtop canopy, with solid gullwing side and rear access doors. Inside the load bed, the vehicle is equipped with an ARB Outback Solutions modular roller drawer system, with a durable carpet finish. Along with providing luggage space, the system also incorporates a fridge and a slide-out kitchen unit, which includes a 3-burner gas stove and a 12-litre collapsible sink. The highly capable and rugged expedition vehicle is finished with distinctive 17-inch black Arctic Trucks alloy wheels, fitted with 35-inch BFGoodrich LT315/70 R17 Mud-Terrain tyres.
Arctic Trucks Managing Director, Peter Smith, said: “Basecamp really lived up to its name here! As the most extreme downhill mountain biking event of its kind, Red Bull Hardline presents a demanding challenge, not only for the riders and their bikes but also for the support vehicles. Our extensive re-engineering of the D-Max AT35s body, frame, suspension and drivetrain, combined with the additional equipment, ensured it tackled the mountainous terrain and changeable surface conditions with comfort and ease; providing a perfect base of operations for the entire event, wherever support was needed, up or down the mountain.”
Martin Thompson, BFGoodrich Brand Manager, said: “This is a vehicle designed to access even the harshest of terrain, so naturally it’s equipped with our BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tyres, these are our toughest mud terrain tyres ever, providing aggressive traction for on and off-road adventures. These tyres look fantastic on such a standout expedition vehicle!”
Available from £47,999 CVOTR, the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is a professionally re-engineered vehicle incorporating significant enhancements to the body, frame, drivetrain, suspension, and tyres. The new flagship model in the D-Max range retains its commercial vehicle status, with no compromise to payload or towing capacity and comes with Isuzu’s five-year/125,000-mile warranty.
For more information on Red Bull Hardline visit www.redbull.co.uk/hardline