FMX: Red Bull X-Fighters Stats & Facts
With six spectacular stops across three continents, the Red Bull X-Fighters 2010 FMX series will go down as the biggest World Tour so far in history. After the season finale in Rome (ITA) last Saturday night, we a look at this season’s most impressive numbers and statistics.
Six events on three continents, the best freestyle motocross riders in the world, hundreds of thousands of fans, thousands upon thousands of lorry loads of dirt, thousands of tricks, thousands of air miles – the numbers and stats surrounding the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2010 are breathtaking.
A total of 29 athletes have ridden in the six stops making up the World Tour 2010. Indeed, when all is said and done these athletes have performed no fewer than 770 competition tricks, including 524 flip combinations.
As you can imagine, with the size of the huge kickers used across the globe from Moscow to Madrid it is no surprise that the Red Bull X-Fighters have racked up more than a few air miles: all in all the riders have traveled an incredible 16,940 m in the air – that’s the equivalent of jumping over the entire city of Rome!
The athletes have also put in some serious vertical metres over the past few months – 6,454 m to be precise. That’s more than the total height of Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America!
However, the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour would be nothing without the hundreds of thousands of fans who pack classic locations such as the bullfighting arenas in Mexico City (MEX) and Madrid (ESP) as well as new ones like London’s Battersea Power Station (GBR) year after year and make the Red Bull X-Fighters events so special.
The record for the most fans at a single stop in 2010 once again goes to Mexico City (MEX), where the Plaza de Toros Monumental was, as always, sold out right down to the very last of the bullfighting ring’s 42,000 seats.
Second place goes to newcomer Moscow (RUS), with no fewer than 40,000 fans packing the city’s famous Red Square to witness Levi “Rubber Kid” Sherwood take victory.
The third-largest event of the season took place in front of the spectacular Battersea Power Station on the banks of the River Thames in London (GBR).
At the penultimate stop of the season no fewer than 30,000 hardy souls braved heavy rain in the British capital to cheer on the best freestyle motocross riders in the world.
In front of a capacity 18,000-strong crowd in Rome’s Stadio Flaminio a much more modest number will be on everyone’s lips: two.
Following the injury to Levi Sherwood that forced him to withdraw from the final stop of the year, Rome was the head-to-head duel for the title between current points leader Andrè Villa (NOR) and reigning champion Nate Adams (USA), with just five points separating the two FMX gladiators after five of six events.
In the end Nate Adams (USA) managed to secure back-to-back titles in Rome, Italy during the world’s most respected freestyle motocross tour with a strong third place finish in the Eternal City.
2010 World Tour FMX Standings
- Nate Adams USA 370
- Andre Villa NOR 365
- Dany Torres ESP 310
- Levi Sherwood NZL 290
- Adam Jones USA 290
- Robbie Maddison AUS 265
- Mat Rebeaud SUI 175
- Eigo Sato JAP 130
- Mike Mason USA 105
- Jim McNeil USA 95