They fly again – the Red Bull X-Fighters, the world's most important freestyle motocross competition, is gearing up for action in 2011 all around the globe. Six events at stunning locations across four continents! The stops: Dubai (JBR Beach / UAE), Brasilia (Esplanada dos Ministerios / BRA), Rome (Stadio Olimpico / ITA), Madrid (Plaza de Torro de las Ventas / ESP), Warsaw (Narodowy Stadium / POL) and for the first time on the calendar: Australia!
“If you need to win one series in order to gain immortality, then it is definitely this one,“ declared Nate Adams (USA) after the season finale in 2010. The current Red Bull X-Fighters Champion and his competitors scored 770 jumps, 524 flips and nearly 17,000 meters in the air during the previous season. And if he wants to defend his title at the 2011 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour starting April 15th, he will have to do that and more.
There are now six main events in the world's top locations. The start of the World Tour is on April 15th, for the first time ever against the backdrop of the Jumeirah Beach Residence complex in Dubai. From the Arabian Peninsula, it is off to the capital of Brazil. The Red Bull X-Fighters will celebrate their debut in Brasilia by flying down the famous Esplanada dos Ministérios (May 28th). Then it's on to the European stadiums in Rome (Stadio Olimpico, June 24th) and Warsaw (Narodowy Stadium, August 6th), where the 2008 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour left off, both of which provide incredible atmophere under the gigantic floodlights.
The Red Bull X-Fighters will take the bull by the horns in the Spanish capital of Madrid in the legendary bullfighting arena, la Plaza de las Ventas de Torros, on July 15th. Last season the arena was sold out with 25,000 enthusiastic spectators. For its grand finale on September 17th, the World Tour will mark its first time in Australia in its ten-year history.
Andre Villa (NOR) knows how important the World Tour has become in the FMX scene. "The slightest mistake and the race for the title is over," said the Norwegian. The top stars of the scene now hold much-coveted starting places. But even rookies can fly high in the Tour and have the chance of stealing the spotlight.
The FMX Tour features the world's best motocross heroes and is coming to the most famous cities and historical sites around the world. From the great bullrings in Mexico (Mexico City) and Spain (Valencia and Madrid), to the Sphinx of Giza (Egypt); the Red Square in Moscow (RUS) and the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro (BRA) to the Eternal City Rome (ITA), the ever-enthusiastic Nate Adams (USA), Robbie Maddison (AUS), Andre Villa (NOR), Dany Torres (ESP), Levi Sherwood (NZL) and company continue to wow hundreds of thousands of fans.