Red Bull X-Fighters 2010 In Mexico

The final event of the 2009 Red Bull X-Fighters in London left FMX riders and fans alike yearning for more. It is once again that time of the year and the 2010 freestyle motocross event opener in Mexico is just days away.

Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico City.  Photo: Joerg MitterAfter the awe-inspiring Red Bull X-Fighters showdown in 2009, the world's best freestyle motocross (FMX) series is back in 2010 with lots in store for the riders and fans.

The superstars of the international FMX scene will gather for the season opener in Mexico to compete for the Red Bull X-Fighters Championship title.  In addition to many new exciting locations, the event hosts have planned a two-day event in Madrid, Spain for the 2010 freestyle motocross competition.

The motocross riders will also have to sweat it out in the sweltering heat of Giza, Egypt, the second event of the six-stop tour. The next highlight will be for the top 12 freestyle motocross athletes who will head to Russia for a tour stop in the capital city, Moscow.

Following Moscow, the Red Bull X-Fighters will test their skills in London, the last stop before the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Champion will be crowned in Rome, Italy. Last year, American Nate Adams claimed the title before a roaring crowd of 20,000 fans.

To no surprise, “The Destroyer” Adams is back in 2010 and will give his all to defend his Red Bull X-Fighters title. However, multi-world record holder Robbie Maddison is surely looking to secure a victory and his presence in the competition will not make life easy for Nate Adams.

In 2010, Red Bull X-Fighters is no longer an invitational. Instead, qualifying will be carried out according to performance and the World Tour ranking. The top six riders, including Nate Adams, Robbie Maddison, Eigo Sato, Mat Rebeaud, Dany Torresand Levi Sherwood, have already qualified for the season opener in Mexico.

Four spots will be battled out by six riders, who have been selected by the international Red Bull X-Fighters Jury, while two wildcard riders will complete the starting field.

“This method will guarantee a fair competition on the highest sportive level with only the very best riders competing at each single Tour stop,” explains Tour Director Tes Sewell.

Unfortunately, 2008 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour champion Mat Rebeaud, will not be able to attend the season opener in Mexico, due to an injury suffered while training at the Red Bull Compound in California. If all goes well, he will be present with the other FMX riders at the two-day event in Madrid.

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