Tickets are now on sale for fans to witness the world’s top freestyle motocross riders compete at Red Bull X-Fighters Glen Helen in Southern California. This will mark the second year in a row the series has descended on Glen Helen Raceway, which will again feature the largest, most progressive FMX course ever built. The event, which features the world’s top riders pushing the laws of physics with their motorcycles, will take place on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. PT (gates open at 10 a.m.).
Red Bull X-Fighters has returned for its 13th year as the world’s premier FMX series, and has expanded to include new stops in Osaka, Japan and Pretoria, South Africa. The series kicked off its six-city world tour in Mexico City, where 38,000 spectators packed into the Plaza de Toros, the world’s largest bullfighting arena, to watch Thomas Pages of France take first place. Close on his heels, Dany Torres of Spain took second and Levi Sherwood of New Zealand rounded out the podium with third place. The series now continues on to Dubai on April 12, and following the return to Glen Helen on May 11, the riders will travel to Osaka (June 1), Madrid (July 19) and finish the season in Pretoria (August 31).
Known for its amazing motorcycle aerobatics and rider athleticism, the series also features exceptional locations that add to the visual spectacle, with events held on the sandy beaches of Dubai, in Madrid’s Las Ventas bullfighting arena, beside the Pyramids of Giza and at Moscow’s Red Square. Glen Helen was added to this list in 2012, with a truly massive course that dwarfed the footprint at previous Red Bull X-Fighters events. This course, carved out of the hills of San Bernardino, will return bigger and better than ever in 2013.
To purchase tickets, visit the series website at www.redbullxfighters.com and go to the Glen Helen event page, where the ticket link is located. There are two ticket options available:
- General Admission $15 – includes access to: standing room only, vendor row and the pit area. Please note this may require walking on steep, uneven terrain.
- Grandstand Seating $25 – includes access to vendor row and the pit area and a reserved spot to sit in the Grandstands. Each Grandstand section is open seating. You will be able to choose your Grandstand section based on ticket availability.
New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood will be looking to defend his 2012 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour championship title after prevailing against Thomas Pages of France in the most riveting battle in the 12-year history of the event series. Sherwood, 21, was the youngest champion in the history of Red Bull X-Fighters in 2012, winning three of the five stops but needing a victory in the season finale in Sydney, Australia against his hard-charging rival Pages. The Frenchman turned the world of FMX on its head in the second half of the season with a breathtaking array of new tricks that pushed the sport to the next level. Pages finished a close second, just 20 points behind Sherwood’s 335 points, while the 2011 champion, Dany Torres of Spain, was third.