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FORMAT & COMPETITION:
FMX: Will see eight of the best riders from Australia and around the world go through a series of eliminators and finals till eventually we’re left with only two who will have the best of three timed runs to prove their worth on the demanding course.
SPEED AND STYLE: Puts eights of the Nations top racers against eight of the world’s top FMX riders in a battle between outright speed and gnarly tricks. Each rider will circulate the track twice, going head to head. The catch is, every trick they throw equates to points deducted from their overall time. The winner is the person with lowest overall score. So, it becomes a mind game, race the course as fast as you possibly can and go for little tricks or, throw down the gnarliest tricks you can to drop your time that way. Last year, it was a nail biter.
BEST WHIP: Simple, yet extremely effective. The riders all hit the massive 120-foot tabletop jump in front of the judges tower and throw the bike as far sideways and upside down as possible. It’s something that has to be seen, to be believed.
If heaven was a moto track, Razorback ridge is what it would be designed off. The all-natural course provides the perfect base for sculpting in lips, hips and massive take off ramps. Flowing through a natural valley on some of Australia’s best dirt, the Razorback course features no less than 12 jumps that stretch from a short, but steep 60 feet right out to the 140 foot centre piece double in the middle of the course. It’s the sort of venue riders dream about riding and only opened once a year, specifically for the X Ray event.
With hills framing each side of the course it provides the perfect amphitheatre to spectate from and makes for an electric atmosphere that can’t be found at any other bike event in Australia. You can walk through the pits and meet the riders, grab photos with the Red Bull Wings Teams or watch the many Brown’s Grafix 50’s FMX team demos during the day… but, the best thing of all is it’s completely free! So, make sure to get in early as last year it filled up quicker than a bar serving free beer on a summers day.
At this very moment Robbie Maddison is putting together a crew of some of Australia’s finest riders and racers - but he's keeping the list under wraps... for now! Be sure to check back here for updates on Robbie's list.