There's never been a night like this in the annals of freestyle motocross. On June 24, 2016, the most prestigious event in FMX, Red Bull X-Fighters, will make its 15th consecutive stop at its spiritual home – the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid. Grab your tickets now for the can't-miss event of the season.
Fifteen years of freestyle motocross history, all in one night, all at one iconic location. That's what FMX fans can look forward to on June 24, 2016, when Red Bull X-Fighters celebrates 15 years in Madrid with a landmark event at the legendary venue that's been home to the sport's most prestigious competition since 2002: the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas.
One of the world's most renowned bullrings has hosted it all, starting with the proud moment when a Spaniard, Edgar Torronteras, claimed the city's very first Red Bull X-Fighters win. The years that followed saw Americans Kenny Bartram, Nate Adams and "Mad" Mike Jones throwing down then-radical backflips; a record-setting three victories by another American that the crowd took to their heart, Travis Pastrana; more triumphant runs by names like Robbie Maddison (AUS), Mat Rebeaud (SUI) and Levi Sherwood (NZL); the first Flair landed ever in competition by the "Sweet Swede," Frederick Johansson... Those who have seen the action at Las Ventas talk about witnessing history, right through the 2015 edition, when Frenchman Tom Pagès topped even Pastrana by clinching his own third win at the bullring with a consecutive-year hat trick.
"I'm all about advancing FMX, but everything I do is on the shoulders of the greats who came before me," says Pagès, whose tricks like the Alley-Oop Flair and the Bike Flip have made him today's leading innovator in the sport where riders now launch 15 meters high and 30 meters in distance.
It's one night only – June 24, 2016 – so don't delay. Get your tickets for the 15th anniversary celebration of Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid now: