The best FMX athletes in the world are set to resume battle in a new location never before seen on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour.
The ancient pyramids and majestic Great Sphinx of Giza will provide a breathtaking backdrop to the top freestyle motocross action on the planet on May 14th, 2010 as a crowd of 10,000 FMX fans watches the world elite go head to head in a brand new format under the blazing Egyptian sun.
After torrential rainfall put a premature end to the opening event of the 2010 season in Mexico City, the top members of the international FMX elite are ready and raring to go in one of the most spectacular locations ever to grace the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour.
There can be few places on the face of the earth with a mystique equal to that of the Great Sphinx of Giza that has guarded the towering pyramids in the desert outside the Egyptian metropolis for over 4000 years.
Standing 73 meters long, 6 meters wide and 20 meters tall, the Great Sphinx represents a reclining lion with the head of a human and was built by the ancient Egyptians in approximately 2700-2600 BC.
Despite hoping to make his comeback in Egypt after sustaining serious injuries in a crash during pre-season training in California, the 2008 Tour Champion Mat Rebeaud (SUI) has failed to fully recover from the accident will be replaced by young-gun Petr Pilat (CZE).
Favorite Dany Torres underwent an operation on his damaged wrist after the event in MexicoCity and has been forced out as well.
A crowd of 10,000 fans is expected to pack the arena in front of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx outside Giza as the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour touches down in Egypt for the first time. Gentlemen, start your engines!
For Gizeh, the following riders are confirmed: Nate Adams, Jim McNeil and Adam Jones from the USA, Robbie Maddison from Australia, Eigo Sato & Daice Suzuki from Japan, Nick DeWit from South Africa, Levi Sherwood representing New Zealand, André Villa from Norway as well as Libor Podmol and Petr Pilat (CZE) and newcomer Lance Courty from the United States.
X-Fighters: FMX – Upcoming Locations
26/06/2010 Moscow (RUS) Red Square / Kremlin
23/07/2010 Madrid (SPA) Plaza de Toros de las Ventas
14/08/2010 London (GBR) Battersea Power Station