Created back in 2001, the Red Bull X-Fighters concept has grown to become the biggest and most respected freestyle motocross tour on the planet, featuring the world's best riders throwing down mad tricks in stunning locations across the globe. Here's what to expect at the Pretoria leg.
1. Tom Pagès throwing his special flip
French FMX rider Tom Pagès is an innovator, something he already proved in 2012 by making another special flip his signature. The huge trick became his permit to enter the FMX Hall of Fame and allowed Pagès to fly higher than anyone else to claim the Red Bull X-Fighters 2013 World Tour title. He's bound to be at one with the setup in Pretoria and will be buzzing to throw down his trademark
2. Some of the raddest bike graphics in the world
With new machines and some hot new bike designs - caution: Bike envy will be high in Pretoria
4. A full house
The X-Fighters World Tour takes in some of the most iconic monuments and attractions in the world, choosing to stay away from 'regular' motorsports venues. This makes for spectacular imagery, adds something special to the competition and – best of all – creates a helluva vibe around the spectacle...it also means sold-out events. The Union Buildings will be no different, get your tickets now to avoid long faces and #FOMO for years..
5. Saffa 'Sick' Nick de Wit to go huge
What's that saying about 'once in a lifetime'? Performing on the world stage, against the best, in front of your home crowd. In between travelling the world for exhibitions and doing his thing with the Nitro Circus Live Tour here in SA, Nick has been dialing his act, spending countless hours on the practice ramps, clocking kilometers on his mountain bike and throwing weights around in the gym. The man is ready. Expect, well, BIG things.
Source: Red Bull X Fighters