2011 Red Bull X-Fighters: Josh Sheehan Wins In Australia
Australian hero Josh Sheehan won the event on his home soil on Cockatoo Island in front of a sell-out crowd of 11,000 at the world’s most prestigious FMX competition, the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour.
Sydney will go down in the 11-year-history of the Red Bull X-Fighters as the most spectacular event ever. The winner Josh Sheehan as well as his compatriot Cameron Sinclair aced a total of three double backflips on ordinary motocross bikes.
“I was confident I could do it and just went out and did it,“ said Josh Sheehan, who defeated New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood in the final. “It was what won it for me.“
For Dany Torres getting third place was enough to clinch the overall title at the finale stop of the year in front of Sydney’s impressive skyline, wrestling the title away from Nate Adams, who had taken top honors in 2009 and 2010. Adams participated despite a broken shoulder, ending up in 11th place.
Dany Torres, the newly crowned champion, won the season-opener in Dubai and in the bullfighting ring of Madrid. Adams had the best tricks to win the events in Brasilia, Rome, and Poznan.
The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour enthralled more than 230,000 fans at six events on four continents in 2011 and proved to be a knock-out contest.
Dany Torres grabbed the bull by the horns with a brilliant victory at the 2011 Red Bull X-Fighters in Madrid, defeating the world’s best freestyle motocross riders in a gala event.
Nate Adams pulled out the big guns in Poznan to claim the victory and his 18th career podium in the 10-year history of the Red Bull X-Fighters. The American didn’t give his title rival, Dany Torres of Spain, any chance in the final.