Spectators in the Indian Capital, New Delhi are in for some thrilling excitement this weekend as Red Bull X Fighters Jams put up their daring motocross performance. Red Bull X Fighters World Tour and such events are becoming most respected freestyle motocross events ever witnessed. Crowds in New Delhi this weekend will for the first time get to see South African FMX Champion Nick de Wit showcase his capabilities.
Nicknamed Sick, Wit has been at the forefront of South Africa freestyle MotoX for the past few years and is currently in 5th ranking in the world. Also on the track will be New Zealand’s Nick Franklin who is also well versed in the chills and thrills of MotoX. On the 30th of June 2012, these two powerful athletes will come up against each other as they perform some life threatening and spine chilling feats such as “The Cliffhanger” and “Kiss of death”.
With only one of them being declared a winner, these two athletes will be joined by Gilles Dejong, Martin Koren and Jimmy Verburgh at the event in New Delhi’s India Gate at 4.30 pm on 30th June 2012. Red Bull X Fighters have travelled across the world showcasing their skills in freestyle motocross. This is their first Indian display where fans will get to see for the first time the dare devil feats of these riders.
News release: THE RED BULL X-FIGHTERS ARE RIDING ON A STORM TOWARDS DELHI
The venue for Red Bull X-Fighters Jams has now been shifted back to India Gate Lawns, New Delhi! That’s right! Come June 30, 5 p.m. onwards the Red Bull X-Fighters will be brewing up a storm!
But, what exactly are the Red Bull X-Fighters? Good question.
Red Bull X-Fighters are freestyle motocross (FMX) motorbike stunt competitions contested in bullrings and similar venues.
Created back in 2001, the Red Bull X-Fighters concept has become the biggest and the most respected freestyle motocross tour on the planet, featuring the world’s best riders throwing down mad tricks in stunning locations across the globe. India, now being one of them!
While the international elite pushes the boundaries of modern freestyle motocross in some of the most spectacular locations on the planet at the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, local riders are hard at work bringing FMX to brand new countries with a series of Red Bull X-Fighters Jams. These events already have cult status in the cities they have visited, with top riders from the region joining some of the finest shooting stars from the international scene to put on an insane show in front of tens of thousands of people.
The riders assigned to take your breath away on the 30th of June, 2012 at India Gate Lawns, New Delhi, India are:
Nick Franklin lives and breathesMotoX, he is always travelling and performing his amazing bag of tricks to eager fans in demos on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Series tour.Nick has been an innovator and leading New Zealand athlete for many years, building a reputation as a solid rider with a large amount of technical tricks which he always lands consistently.
Nick De Wit
There is no holding back Freestyle Moto X legend Nick De Wit. This 29-year-old pioneer of South African FMX has maintained his number one status for most of his career and has never lost a competition on home soil.Nick defied all logic when he soared to stardom after just a few short years in the sport. Almost overnight, “Sick Nick” De Wit became a local hero, consistently back flipping at comps and shows across the country.
Gilles ‘Baton’ Dejong started riding FMX after FMX legend Jimmy Verburgh asked him to join him at the FMX4EVER compound and try to jump a ramp for the first time. By that time Gilles was already rated as one of the Belgium’s most talented MX riders. After a second place in the 2007 Belgium MX series with almost no training, Gilles decided to focus on FMX. The many years of MX racing paid off at the Red Bull X-Fighters Speed and Style in Warsaw, Poland with a well-deserved 3rd Place.
Martin grew up in the sunshine state of California. In 2003, he turned to FMX and never looked back. In the quest for competitions across Europe, he gradually broke into the IFMXF. Unfortunately in 2005 Martin suffered a serious back injury, breaking three vertebrae and shattering one completely. In 2006 he came back strong with his best result of fourth at the IFMXF in Cologne, Germany.
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