Clinton Moore is currently top of the Red Bull X fighters world rankings having taken home the win at both the Mexico and Greece finals. Get to know him better as he fights to take home his third win in Pretoria this September.
Clinton Moore grew up on a small farm in Bundaberg, a town located on the east coast of Australia. Like most of the other famous riders from Down Under, the 25-year-old started riding a dirtbike when he was a little kid, using the acres of terrain around the farm to develop his bike skills before finally deciding that his ultimate goal would be to become a pro FMX rider.
Trick riding was in his blood from a young age! At the 15, Moore decided to go for the backflip – after all, he already had all other tricks dialed in. His first attempt didn't quite work out, and an under-rotated flip would end up sending the teenager to the hospital with two broken arms. So what did Clinton do? He came back a few months later and nailed it.
Clinton can't wait to get back on the tour after a not-so-successful 2012 season and still currently coming back to the big international competitions. A nasty shoulder injury forced him to stay off the bike for quite some time in 2013, but he came back strong in the big competitions after the 2014 Nitro Circus Tour in the summer.
At his first Red Bull X-Fighters event in 2014, he amazed the fans in Madrid with gnarly tricks like the Doom, but his opponent Sheehan was just stronger. But this year is a totally different story with more practice and ride time under his belt he's come out strong and taken the early lead.
With 200 points already will his closet rival Thomas Pages be able to catch him in Pretoria?
Source: Red Bull X fighters