Since 2001 Red Bull X-Fighters has been staged at some of the most iconic landmarks around the world, such as Red Square in Moscow (Russia) and the Pyramids in Cairo (Egypt). However, the Turkish authorities had revoked permission to hold the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour at the Yedikule Dungeons in Istanbul as originally planed.
With respect to their decision, Red Bull X-Fighters will therefore move to a new location, the Kazliçesme Square on the shores of the Marmara Sea next to the ancient walls of the Yedikule Dungeons in old Istanbul. A even bigger course is being build for the first-ever stop in Turkey to attract more enthusiastic Fans.
"It was a challenge to desıgn and rebuılt a new competıtıon course ın a few days. Our track buılders are the best ın the world and thıs new expended course wıll allow some fıerce competııtıon between the elıte of FMX-athletes", says sports dırector Tes Sewell. The athletes will be leaping up to 30 meters in distance and 15 meters high with their bikes on the challenging Istanbul course.
The event ın Istanbul wıll start at 8.30 pm (local tıme), on Saturday, June 16, as prevıously scheduled. The riders are looking forward to the start of the European leg with stops in Madrid on July 20 and Munich on August 11 to follow. The 2012 season concludes on October 6 in Sydney, Australia.