Rome: Vespa FMX Jump Photos

Rome FMX

With just a day to go until the grand finale of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 in Rome (ITA) on October 2nd, Italian rider Vito Campobasso took on the responsibility of testing the kickers and landing hills in the Eternal City’s Stadio Flaminio on Thursday using a traditional Vespa.

The Italian rider will be part of the show during Saturday night’s main event, which will see the overall winner of the international freestyle motocross tour crowned.

Meanwhile the Vatican’s legendary Swiss Guard granted one of the top freestyle motocross athletes on the planet, Switzerland’s Mat Rebeaud, an exclusive glimpse behind the walls of the world’s smallest country on Thursday.

With just a day to go until the grand finale of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Rome’s Stadio Flaminio (ITA), Rebeaud had the privilege of firing up his two-stoke machine on historic ground.

After five of six stops, Norway’s Andrè Villa leads the overall standings, just five points ahead of Nate Adams (USA).

The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 has seen the twelve best FMX athletes in the world ride in front of hundreds of thousands of fans in bullfighting rings in Mexico City (MEX) and Madrid (ESP), in front of the famous Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt, on Moscow’s legendary Red Square and in Battersea Power Station in the heart of London (GBR).

The season finale in Rome on Saturday night will be held in front of a capacity crowd of 15,000. The Stadio Flaminio was sold out weeks before the event.

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).