Tom Pagès of France and Clinton Moore of Australia will face off in a fight to the finish in Abu Dhabi in the closest final showdown ever at the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour on October 30. Pagès and Moore are in a dead heat at the top of the standings as they have each won two stops this year in the world's most prestigious freestyle motocross series, returning to the United Arab Emirates for a fourth time.
The 2015 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour will come to a dramatic conclusion when Tom Pagès (FRA) and Clinton Moore (AUS) let loose with their arsenals of best tricks, flips and jumps the world has ever seen in a winner-take-all fight to the finish in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Moore was the dominant force through the first half of the season with wins in Mexico City and Athens. But Pagès, the 2013 World Tour winner, has been unbeatable in the last two stops in Madrid and Pretoria.
Concluding its 15th season, the final showdown of the 2015 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour will be making its eagerly awaited debut in Abu Dhabi. It will be held on October 30 at Abu Dhabi's spectacular waterfront Corniche. The world's best freestyle motocross riders had previously been held three times in the UAE, in Dubai but will now be staged in the capital city.
Both Pagès and Moore, who each have 280 championship points, have shown flashes of brilliance this season in the sport where riders perform dazzling tricks on and off their bikes while jumping up to 30 meters in distance and 15 meters high. With two wins each, they also both have a second place and a third place. It is the first time that there has been a dead heat going into the final.
Pagès has been a driving force for innovation with tricks such as the Special Flip, the Bike Flip and the newly added Alley-Oop Flair. Moore has also been an irresistible force this season with his trademark Bundy and he added the first dirt-to-dirt Volt ever in competition at the last stop in Pretoria, South Africa.
Sherwood, who is third overall in the tour this year with 185 points, will not be competing in Abu Dhabi due to an injury he suffered just before Pretoria.
There will be an interesting battle for third place overall with France's David Rinaldo (145 points), 2014 World Tour winner Josh Sheehan of Australia (145 points) and his compatriot Rob Adelberg (135 points) all still in the hunt.
Watch Red Bull X-Fighters Abu Dhabi LIVE!
Broadcast: 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 on Sunday, November 9th at 7pm EST.
Start Times: 07:30 pm GST on redbullxfighters.com with exclusive Round 1 coverage | 08:00 pm GST on Red Bull TV
October 30: Europe: 04:30pm (CET) | Canada: 08:30am (PST) | Mexico: 09:30am (CST) | Brasil: 01:30pm (BRT) | | October 31: Japan: 00:30am (JST) | Australia: 02:30am (AEST) | New Zealand: 04.30am (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 main event will also broadcast live on several TV stations around the globe. Please check local listings for details.
Live Results: For real-time results and standings visit redbullxfighters.com/results