Twelve of the world's best Freestyle Motocross riders, including four former World Tour champions, will be battling it out in front of 38,000 spectators in the planet's biggest bullfighting arena in Mexico City on March 6 when the 2015 championship kicks off.
Marking 10 years since the first Red Bull X-Fighters first lit up the nighttime sky above the sold out Monumental Plaza de Toros bullring in Mexico City with 38,000 frenzied fans, the 2015 season opener of the world's most prestigious freestyle motocross championship is shaping up into yet another Battle Royale. The world's best FMX riders - including former World Tour champions Tom Pagès of France (2013), Levi Sherwood of New Zealand (2012), Spain's Dany Torres (2011) and Switzerland's Mat Rebeaud (2008) - are hungry for a victory and will be bringing spectacular new tricks perfected during the off-season for the appreciative Mexican crowd.
The tight course in the breathtaking bullring and the 2,240-meter high altitude in Mexico City add an extra challenge to the freestyle motocross elite as they perform their dazzling tricks off their airborne dirt bikes as they fly up to 15 meters high and up to 30 meters in distance. But they will once again be cheered on to ever more exciting tricks by the enthusiastic fans, who will be seeing the action for the eighth time since its debut in Mexico City in 2005.
Sherwood's win in Mexico City in 2009 made him the youngest Red Bull X-Fighters winner ever at age 17 and he also won last year's season opener here. Pagès took first place in Mexico in 2013, paving the way for his championship run. Rebeaud also won two times already, in 2006 and 2008 to start his world tour title run with a win in Mexico City and Spaniard Torres won in 2007. Reigning Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour champion Josh Sheehan of Australia will miss the first competition this year but will be back for the next four stops in an attempt to defend his title.
Riders List Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico City: Levi Sherwood (NZL), Dany Torres (ESP), Tom Pagès (FRA), Mat Rebeaud (SUI), Rémi Bizouard (FRA), Adam Jones (USA), Clinton Moore (AUS), Javier Villegas (CHI), Brody Wilson (USA), Erick Ruiz (MEX), Jeremy Rouanet (FRA), Harry Bink (AUS)
Watch Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico LIVE!
Tickets: Ticketmaster Mexico
Webcast: We will stream the entire competition LIVE on redbullxfighters.com and Red Bull TV will broadcast from the Quarter Finals on. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices visit about.redbull.tv.
Please note that the broadcast is geo-blocked in the USA, but will be shown exclusively on Fox Sports 1
Start Times: 9:00 pm CST on redbullxfighters.com with exclusive Round 1 coverage | 9:30 pm CST on Red Bull TV
March 6: Canada: 10:00 pm EST || March 7: Brasil: 12:00 am BRT | UK: 3:00 am GMT | Europe: 4:00 am CET | UAE: 7:00 am GST | Japan: 12:00 pm JST | Australia: 2:00 pm AEST | New Zealand: 4.00 pm NZST
Video on Demand: The entire competition will be available as a VoD right after the event on redbullxfighters.com and Red Bull TV. In the US right after the event was aired on Fox Sport 1.
TV: The event will broadcast LIVE on TV Azteca in Mexico. For more TV stations around the globe please check your local listings.
Live Results: For real-time results and standings visit redbullxfighters/results