Red Bull X-Fighters Sydney - Event

Top 3 Sydney 2012 - Pages / Sherwood / Sheehan

Levi Sherwood was the dominant force of the $1 million Red Bull X-Fighters 2012 World Tour with three victories on three continents but the New Zealander needed a brilliant performance in the final showdown in Sydney against France's Thomas Pages to prevail in the closest championship battle ever.

Levi Sherwood of New Zealand won the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour on Saturday with a thrilling victory in the final round of the 2012 season in Australia over his hard-charging rival Thomas Pages of France. Australia’s Josh Sheehan salvaged an injury-shortened season with a series of brilliant runs to take third place in the soggy conditions on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour. Pages has turned the sport of freestyle motocross on its head in the second half of the season ever with a breathtaking array of new tricks and finished second overall in the World Tour standings after five competitions on four continents with 2011 champion Dany Torres of Spain taking third.