Watch 15 years of magic with Red Bull X-Fighters

Plaza de Toros will be shaking once more with the roar of two-stroke motocross engines.
By Dominique Granger

15 years. That's quite an achievement for any event in the extreme sports world, and it's a true celebration for the Red Bull X-Fighters. The notorious event comes back to Plaza de Toros de la Ventas and the old stadium will be filled with complete insanity, as much on the fans' side than on the FMX riders' side.

Big names like Tom Pagès (France), Clinton Moore (Australia), Dany Torres (Spain) and Levi Sherwood (New Zealand) will be battling for the sought after title.

Pagès sure has pressure on his shoulders: the Frenchman comes for the win against past champions, trying to keep his title for a fourth year in a row.

He will be back in town on June 24 trying to win the 2016 Red Bull X-Fighters title at Madrid’s 15 year anniversary with the leaps of up to 30 metres in distance and 15 metres high on his motorcycle once again in the bullring, in front of the frenzied and knowledgeable crowds of Madrid.

I want to win for the fourth time. It’s positive pressure. It’s amazing. It’s surreal. To win once was amazing, twice was unbelievable but three times in a row was totally insane. That streak has to keep going now.

Tom Pagès

But the challenge won't be an easy one. All 12 riders will have plenty of new tricks up their sleeves for the eagerly awaited Red Bull X-Fighters event in Madrid, which has traditionally been the venue for the world’s most breathtaking FMX stop for 15 straight years. Madrid has been the stop where riders have introduced pioneering new gravity-defying tricks. Pagès said he has developed a new Front Flip Flair especially for Madrid.

That is one historical show no one would want to miss!

Riders List: Clinton Moore (AUS), Tom Pagès (FRA), Dany Torres (ESP), Levi Sherwood (NZL),Maikel Melero (ESP), Rob Adelberg (AUS), Taka Higashino (JPN), David Rinaldo (FRA), Sebastian Westberg (FIN), Tom Robinson (AUS)

Judges List: André Villa (NOR), Alexey Kolesnikov (RUS), Todd Potter (USA), Edgar Torronteras (ESP), Ronnie Renner (USA), Drake McElroy (USA)

Watch it live!

Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid will broadcast live on redbullxfighters.com and Red Bull TV on June 24 at 10pm CET.

read more about
Next Story