The world's best riders are gearing up for action in 2012 all around the globe, demonstrating their talents in one of the most coveted FMX competitions Red Bull X-Fighters. The 2012 season includes six events at stunning locations and will be launched for the second time from Dubai's prominent ‘The Walk’ at Jumeirah Beach Residence.
Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, the 1st Stop of the World Tour will be on Friday, April 13. A special arena will be built on site, with a capacity of over 20.000 spectators, in conformity with international standards that preserve the natural beauty of the Beach site. Several attractions and activities are to second the event, and will be launched this week around the Emirates.
The 2012 World Tour of Red Bull X-Fighters in Dubai is supported by du, as part of its entertainment platform ‘du Live!’, which brings to the UAE the best events in a ‘live’ format throughout the year.
The current Red Bull X-Fighters Champion, Dany Torres, mentioned about the competition level this year:“ As you know, the riders who take part in Red Bull X-Fighters are the best in the world. Anyone could be a surprise but probably the ones who will make it difficult for me in defending my title are Sherwood, Villa and Sheehan“. And if he wants to defend his title at 2012 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, Dany Torres will have to do that and much more as the first stop always holds new tricks and surprise stunts.
2011 Finalist in Dubai, 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 12 of the world's best motocross heroes. The list of riders names will be announced on Monday, March 19.
The event is supported by du, with the cooperation of MINI, Swatch, Skydive Dubai, The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai Sports Council and MBC Action.