Red Bull X-Fighters… FMX Preview

2010 Red Bull FMX

After the most spectacular showdown in the history of the X-Fighters in London in ‘09, the premier freestyle motocross series in the world returns in 2010 with new riders, new locations and plenty of new tricks.

This year will once again see the crème-de-la-crème of the international FMX scene battle it out for the coveted title of Red Bull X-Fighters Champion.

Jostling for a place with old classics such as the traditional curtain raiser in Mexico City (MEX) and the legendary two-day event in the Spanish capital of Madrid (SPA) will be new and exciting locations for 2010.

The second event of the six-stop Tour will take place in the shadow of the Pyramids and the world famous Sphinx in the city of Giza (EGY), where the dry heat and blazing sun will be sure to push the athletes to the limit.

The next highlight follows just weeks later, as the Red Square and the Kremlin in the Russian capital of Moscow (RUS) host the world’s 12 best freestyle motocross athletes. Following Moscow, London (UK) will be recharged once more to electrify the crowd and the riders.

The Red Bull X-Fighters finally head to the Eternal City, Rome (ITA), to crown the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Champion.

Last year it was America’s Nate Adams who claimed the title in front of a sell-out crowd of 20,000 at London’s Battersea Power Station following a thrilling season full of twists and turns. This time around, "The Destroyer" Adams is back to try to defend his title and secure his place as one of the all-time greats of Red Bull X-Fighters.

Among his most dangerous challengers will be multi-world record holder Robbie Maddison (AUS), who will be looking to finally secure victory in the overall standings after placing third and second, respectively, in 2008 and 2009.

For Mexico-City, the following riders are confirmed: Nate Adams, Jim McNeil and Adam Jones from the USA, Robbie Maddison, Blake Williams and Cameron Sinclair from Australia, Eigo Sato & Taka Higashino from Japan, Dany Torres from Spain, Levi Sherwood representing New Zealand, André Villa from Norway, Charles Pagés from France as well as Libor Podmol (CZE) and local hero Johan Nungaray from Mexico.

Red Bull X-Fighters Schedule

May 14th, 2010 – Giza (EGY) Pyramides / Sphinx
June 26th, 2010 – Moscow (RUS) Red Square / Kremlin
July 23rd, 2010 – Madrid (SPA) Plaza de Toros de las Ventas
August 14th, 2010 – London (GBR) Battersea Power Station
October 1st, 2010 – Rome (ITA) Stadio dei Marmi