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Unleash The Beast - Come With Us

Mar 242021

Drive, ride, fight and surf; the athletes of the Monster Energy roster are nothing short of sensational. From conquering the highest jumps, fastest roads, and toughest opponents; it takes something very special to beast the sporting world at an elite level. What’s more few people ever get to  witness the levels of focus and dedication needed to turn ambition into reality. That was until now… Now is your chance to Come With Us.

Through an incredible six part series, Monster Energy’s Come With Us, charts the lives, careers and journeys of six very different athletes. Each striving to compete and win at the very top of their game, and within their chosen discipline. 

Better still, it’s the raw behind the scenes access that fans love, and you have been waiting for; charting the rallying, free skiing, motorcycle Grand Prix racing, big wave surfing, mixed martial arts, and freestyle mountain biking. 

Strap in and hold on; because it is time for a wild ride into sporting greatness, that you definitely won’t want to miss…

 

 

Episode 1: The rise and rise of Oliver Solberg through the ranks has been as fast as the 19 year old on a twisting mountain rally stage. Son of 2003 World Rally Champion Petter Solberg, Oliver is so much more than just part of an off road racing dynasty. His talent, focus, and results fly in the face of his relatively young years. Together with his co-driver Aaron Johnston, Solberg is determined and redline obsessed to become World Champion. With thousands of kilometres and corners laying ahead though; it’s going to be anything but easy. Delve into rallying and Solberg’s quest for victory like you’ve never seen it before.

Episode 2: The pool of incredible talent in women’s Slopestyle skiing has been getting stronger every season and  part of that new wave is 22-year-old Giulia Tanno. The Swiss skier has been competing on the world circuit since the age of 15 and has won some of the highest accolades in her field; including 4 XGames medals, Audi Nines wins and podiums at several FIS World Cups. While a lot of ladies show technical skill or stylish riding, Giulia is one of the rare few who are blending both, blazing a trail for a new type of women’s Slopestyle skier. With huge air comes huge risks and despite weathering multiple injuries and a concussion Giulia is as hardcore as they come. Take a fresh look at Freeskiing with her story…

 

 

Episode 3: Wake up in the morning. Charge some crazy slab waves. Welcome to Nic Von Rupp’s world. The 30-year-old surfing prodigy has already clocked a successful competitive career and changed direction to focus his sights on becoming the best big wave rider in the world. For the uninitiated it is a sight to behold, waves that could dwarf apartment buildings; speeds in excess of 80km/h; the full force of the ocean harnessed in wave form. Yet Rupp stares it all down with a relaxed stance and a sunbathed smile, and hours and hours of preparation. Don’t just take our word for it; Come With Us on a big wave ride like you’ve never seen before.

Episode 4: Ripping on a bike is what Adolf Silva lives for. He risks his life for it; because it's what moves him, what makes him feel alive. Knowing that every day he can improve and grow with his sport motivates him immensely. Not our words, but 23 year old Silva’s. A true lifestyle action sport athlete, Silva’s career has already encompassed dizzying highs and total lows - not least when at age 17 he spent 10 days in a coma due to a crash, only to bounce back from injury to land the first ever triple backflip on a Slopestyle bike. If it’s got wheels he’ll ride it, and if there’s a ramp he’ll likely jump it. Wrap up an epic Come With Us series with the Spanish dirt shredder.

Episode 5: They don’t call him El Diablo for nothing. If ever there was a rider on the very cusp of greatness then surely it is Fabio Quartararo. The son of a former French 125cc motorcycle champion, Fabio cut his teeth in motocross at a very young age before moving to Spain with his family aged seven. From there he quickly progressed through the Pre-GP Mediterranean ranks, counting off the championships with nonchalant ease. Further titles quickly followed as he won six Spanish championships, including consecutive CEV Moto3 titles in 2013 and 2014. In only his first year of premier class racing, in 2019, Fabio scored an impressive seven podiums from 19 starts with the Petronas Yamaha SRT team. What’s more this season, the French ace is set to replace none other than Valentino Rossi at the factory Yamaha racing team. We mean it, when we say it; watch this space. Come With Us to witness Fabio’s rise and blistering pace, now at the bars of factory machinery.

Episode 6: You don’t get to be a six time Muay Thai world champion, and a leading mixed martial arts fighter in the UFC without being truly and undeniably hardcore. Joanna Jedrzejczyk - or JJ to her fans - knows this, and the string of opponents she’s knocked out don’t need telling again either. There’s an incredible flip side to the 33 year old from northern Poland though, who pushes herself to the limit outside of the ring too. JJ recently said: "My biggest opponent is time because there are only 24 hours in the day and I have so many things going on. I'm just trying to live my best life. In or out of the cage, with or without the belt, I carry myself as a champ and work on my legacy, every single day.”

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