At the season opener in Mexico City, Australia's Clinton Moore stunned the field to claim his first Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour win. New Zealand's Levi Sherwood finished second and Thomas Pagès of France completed the podium in front of a sold-out crowd of 38,000.
Clinton Moore was on the hunt for his first Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour podium, and in Mexico on Friday night he got that and more. A sold-out crowd of 38,000 gave the Australian the ovation of a lifetime as he stood on top of the podium ahead of three former World Tour champions, New Zealand's Levi Sherwood in second, Frenchman Thomas Pagès in third, and Dany Torres of Spain in fourth.
In six previous starts in the world's most prestigious freestyle motocross series, the inked Aussie had always shown potential, but he'd never made it past the Quarter Finals. This year, he put all his big tricks, like the Bundy body varial and a Flair off the quarter pipe, into the same run – and that made the difference. He beat Sherwood, who wrote history by landing the first Transfer Flip ever done in competition, by the narrowest of margins.
The event marked the ten-year anniversary of Red Bull X-Fighters in Mexico City, and the level of the tricks exceeded anything ever seen in the Monumental Plaza de Toros. Moore, 26, said, "I knew I finally made it when I saw the confetti coming down. I'm in heaven."
Final Result Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico City 2015
1. Clinton Moore (AUS)
2. Levi Sherwood (NZL)
3. Tom Pages (FRA)
4. Dany Torres (ESP)
5. Remi Bizouard (FRA)
6. Adam Jones (USA)
7. Javier Villegas (CHL)
8. Brody Wilson (USA)
9. Jeremy Rouanet (FRA)
10. Harry Bink (AUS)
11. Erick Ruiz (MEX)
12. Mat Rebeaud (SUI)
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