India set to host its first Freestyle Motocross Showcase in February 2019

Maikel Melero from Spain maid 4. place at the fourth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Madrid, Spain on 14th July 2011. (File photo)

Mumbai is all set to host some of the most famous riders from across the globe for the FMX showcase at the Gateway of India on February 3, 2019.

The Red Bull X-Fighters, which was established in 2001, is the most prestigious freestyle motocross (FMX) event series in the world with a 15-year history and more than 50 past events on six continents. They execute gravity-defying tricks on their motorcycles in some of the world´s most iconic locations.

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Some of the famous riders who would be appearing in this event include the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Champion, Tom Pagès from France, who recently jumped a 10-storey replica of the Arc de Triomphe in Las Vegas and Alexei Kolesnikov, who was the first rider to have landed a back flip in Russia. Robbie Maddison will also charm the Indian audience with his acrobatic skills.

The Red Bull Athletes will also be accompanied by international riders like Martin Koren, Radek Bilek and Julien Vanstippen showcasing high octane biking skills.

“FMX Showcase is a grand event where athletes like me get an opportunity to showcase skills. I am really excited to be part of the show and to perform here. I have heard a lot about how enthusiastic the Indians are and thus I hope I can put out a special show for the people present there”, said Alexei Kolesnikov, Red Bull athlete.

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