The man who needs know introduction. He’s jumped over, up and off some of the biggest monuments in the world, taken multiple wins in the prestigious Red Bull X-Fighters series and just come off a silver medal at X Games, actions sports biggest competition. This event was his idea, and as such has played a monumental part in developing it to the monster it is today.
The boy wonder from the Back’o’Bourke NSW. At just 18 years of age, Simmonds is one Australia’s hottest prospects as a racer. Last year he took it to Chad Reed and Australia’s best in Super X finishing an amazing third place, while this year he’s been one of only few riders in the world to race KTM’s all-new 350cc motorcycle on his way to fourth in the Australian Pro Open MX Championship.
With one of the greatest comeback stories in sports, Cam Sinclair went within inches of losing his life attempting the double backflip, to having to teach himself how to walk and eat again, to claiming X Games gold with the very trick that nearly killed him. Incredible.
Protégé of Mr Maddison, Adelberg has spent considerable time living with the Maddison family in the USA honing his skills and perfecting his game. He’s now riding better than he ever has and recently finished a very creditable fifth place at X Games.
Jackson or Jacko as he’s better known as been touted as one of Australia’s hottest FMX prospects for years. He started out on Crusty tour when most kids were just starting high school and recently become one of only a few riders in the world to land a front flip on a dirt bike.
The past few months has been a roller coaster for Clinton Moore. He finished up riding the very first Nitro Circus Live tour, competed at Red Bull X Fighters in Madrid, Narrowly missed out on a medal at X Games then jumped straight on a plane to London for another attempt a unleashing his ‘Volt’ Body Varial on the competition.
One of the key members that makes up the fabric of Australia’s FMX community, Schuie is a mentor, competitive dog and one of the most respected riders in the paddock. He’s back yard is like its very own Xray course and he’ll flip just about any jump in front of him.
One-time Australian FMX Champion, Sauly has ridden and tricked or flipped just about everything. His most recent and probably most famous was a Harley Davidson! He’s spent plenty of time riding big, dirt hits and is ready to unleash the Xray course.
Luke’s been a part of Red Bull Xray from the beginning. He’s now gone from a junior rider learning the ropes to a fully-fledged competitor. He’s recently learnt the backflip and will be a contender this year.
DMC as he’s better known will be a real dark horse for speed and style. He’s bloody fast, enough to finish in the top five at Super X last year, but also has a few tricks up his sleeve. He oozes style on the bike and has got the skills on the big jumps.
Riding for the Serco Yamaha team in the Pro Lites division, Gibbs had a stellar year finishing second in the championship. Gibbs is no stranger to the big jumps and combined with his lightening fast speed, will be a man to watch.
At the younger end of the scale, 18-year-old Luke Arbon has been touted as one of Australia’s most promising riders. Besides the speed, Arbon is gifted on the big jumps and judging tricky gaps and can turn the bike inside out with a whip when the occasion calls.
Robbie is one of the few riders in the field who could podium in either the FMX or Race side of the competition. He’s ridden profession FMX show like Crusty Tour and Nitro Circus, yet holds his own on the racetrack against the Nation’s best Pro Open riders.
No stranger to big jumps, Suzuki factory rider Lawson Bopping has spent the better part of his racing life training on massive natural terrain jumps. He’s got bags of style, plenty of speed – a deadly combination in this event.
Lewi Woods has proven he has the speed with a top 10 finish in this year’s pro open motocross championship and has jumps similar to the ones on the Xray course at his doorstep, but will his debut ride pay off?
Hailing from the UK, Richie has spent the past six-months living in Queensland tackling the Australian motocross series and is soon to take on the Super X series. He’ll be one of the only riders in the race field on a two-stroke bike too.
One of the figureheads of Australian Motocross, Craig Anderson has been racing nearly as long as some of the other guys have been alive. He’s won more titles than we can count and will have a few tricks up his sleeve for the young pups.
You all know him, he is a well known international FMX rider but we cant tell you who he is. You will be stoked that he is there though!
For more information on where it is and how to get there check out the Red Bull XRay Event Page