After eight spectacular years of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, 2016 will concentrate on one season highlight event at the legendary Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas in Madrid on June 24th. The Red Bull X-Fighters stop in Madrid will mark the 15th straight year that the famous bullring will host the signature event of Freestyle Motocross, where the world's best riders have been pushing the envelope with new and exciting tricks since 2002. With leaps of up to 15 meters high and 30 meters in distance, France's Tom Pagès became the first rider in history to win Madrid three consecutive times with his stirring victory in 2015 in front of another sold-out house of 23,000 spectators.
Some of the greatest Freestyle Motocross riders the sport has ever known have tried to win over the knowledgeable and appreciate Madrid crowds with their creations. Travis Pastrana (USA) has also won Madrid three times but not consecutively while Dany Torres (ESP) has won the most important stop of the season twice. Other winners in Madrid include Robbie Maddison (AUS), Levi Sherwood (NZL), Mat Rebeaud (SUI), Nate Adams (USA), Kenny Bartram (USA) and Edgar Torronteras (ESP).