Riders catch massive air in front of the Union Buildings

Taka Higashino - Cordova Flip
Season's largest track suits all FMX riders in training

The first training sessions are history and the verdict is in. "These guys are ready to send it," says freestyle motocross expert Ronnie Renner. The biggest course of the year, with the most options plus that perfect red dirt, suits every style of riding. "I think this is probably the best track of the season in terms of having something for everyone," agrees Drake McElroy, who will be one of the judges in Pretoria.

For many riders, the transformed garden is the closest thing to the countryside where they practice, and it's obvious that they're quickly feeling at home. From the start of their sessions, they cut loose, playing with the course, zipping through the trees and catching massive air.

Levi Sherwood, on top of the season leaderboard by only five points, isn't leaving anything to chance: the word in the pits is that he's bringing some new tricks. Meanwhile, his rival Josh Sheehan has been working with his mechanic to make sure that his bike provides enough power for gigantic tricks like his double backflip despite the thin air at Pretoria's altitude – and their modifications seem to be working.

Tom Pagès wasted no time in trying out his Bike Flip in the new conditions, Clinton Moore appears to be warming up an insane new trick of his own and the rest of the field looks revved up, too. If training is any indication, they're not just going to send it –

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August 23
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