A Follow-Up – PBR at risk of losing the World from its Finals

Thank you to everyone who took the time to read my opinion and provide some feedback on the PBR World Finals qualification process last week.

It has become evident that a couple of things that I mentioned in the piece require some clarification, so here is a quick follow up to straighten a few things out.

In case you missed it, you can find it here. 

OPINION: PBR at risk of losing the World from its Finals

The PBR has informed me that Aaron Kleier is still eligible to qualify for the 2019 PBR World Finals via the international qualifier route.

This path would require Kleier to spend an extra week away from the PBR Australia title race with the Wodonga Invitational scheduled for the same weekend as the Velocity Tour Finals.

In my initial cost calculations for an Australian rider to travel to the USA, I presented the figures with three weeks notice. I was reminded that the riders are required to appear within three events, and I should have made this clear in my initial article. 

Using the performance in Springfield as my example, the rider would have just under five weeks to organise travel and his visa with notice given following the event in Tulsa. The price difference between the three and five-week costs would be minimal.

Once again, thank you for your support and I hope you continue to follow Ride The Rage as we edge closer to the PBR World Finals and the PBR Australia Grand Finals.