If you can't be there, this is the next best thing! The live webcast will feature a streaming video feed of the event, a live ticker to provide the latest information on the event and riders, as well as the current event standings. A special Q&A section will give viewers the opportunity to ask questions during the event and receive answers via e-mail.
Monumental Plaza de los Toros, Mexico City. This is the largest bullfighting arena in the world, and will hold a capacity 42,000 fans at Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico City.
Nate Adams/ USA
Brian Deegan/ USA
Gilmar Flores "Joaninha"/ BRA
Robbie Maddison/ AUS
Johan Nungaray/ MEX
Mat Rebeaud/ SUI
Ronnie Renner/ USA
Eigo Sato/ JPN
Dany Torres/ ESP
Gabriel Villegas/ CHI
Mike Mason/ USA (RESERVE)
Ben Milot/ CAN (RESERVE)
Each judge will focus on one aspect of each run.
#1 Judge - Andy Bell (HEAD JUDGE) - Focus: Overall impression of the run
#2 Judge - Jimmy Verburgh - Focus: Variety of tricks and usage of course
#3 Judge - Regis Harrington - Focus: Difficulty and technical execution of the tricks
#4 Judge - José Luis Matarredona (director of Motociclismo Magazine) -
Focus: Style of the rider and show aspects
#5 Judge - Facundo (Facundo is one of the most controversial and famous Mexican TV hosts) - Focus: Voice of spectators: rating reaction of the crowd
FROM FIRST ROUND TO WINNER
• 3 rounds, 10 riders
• 1st round: 5 pairs, Head to Head/ Elimination round • 2nd round: 3 pairs, Head to Head/ Elimination round • Final Round: 3 riders are qualified for the Final Round
photo: Alex Schelbert
The Red Bull X-Fighters are on tour in 2007 – Mexico City is the spectacular first stop. The world's best FMX riders will be assembling in Mexico City on the evening of March 23. Their goal: to relieve last year's winner Mat Rebeaud of his Red Bull X-Fighters crown in the world's greatest bullfighting arena - and to wow the 42,000-strong crowd with never-before-seen tricks at the kick-off event for the now four-event series.
photo: Alex Schelbert
The event to be seen in the largest bullring in the world is not the fight of the toreros, but the flight of the motoreros: The world’s best freestyle motocross riders showcase their breath-stealing tricks. On this night, the bulls get to go home early - leaving the arena to the motoreros to astonish their aficionados with an impressive battle against the laws of physics. The 42,000 fans have proven almost a match for the riders - at least in terms of stirring up a frenzy.
Last year the Mexican fans were treated to one of the most outstanding performances in the history of freestyle motocross. An electric Mat Rebeaud put favorite Travis Pastrana under so much pressure that Pastrana crashed heavily on a box jump in the final - paving the way for the Swiss rider's maiden victory.
It is the first time that four Red Bull X-Fighters are taking place in one year, and the first time that the world's greatest FMX riders will get to showcase their skills in entirely new locations. After the opening event in Mexico City, the newly-created series continues at Slane Castle near Dublin on May 26, while Moscow will play host to the Red Bull X-Fighters for the first time on June 30. The Red Bull X-Fighters 2007 tour comes to a climax with the final showdown in Madrid on July 27.
The rider list for the Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico City features Nate Adams (USA), Brian Deegan (USA), Gilmar Flores "Joaninha" (Brazil), Robbie Maddison (Australia), Johan Nungaray (Mexico), Mat Rebeaud (Switzerland), Ronnie Renner (USA), Eigo Sato (Japan), Dany Torres (Spain) and Gabriel Villegas (Chile).
The following riders are confirmed for all four events (subject to alterations/any unforeseen developments): Robbie Maddison, Mat Rebeaud, Ronnie Renner, Dany Torres, Eigo Sato. Travis Pastrana is confirmed to ride Red Bull X-Fighters Slane Castle, Moscow and Madrid. Nate Adams has confirmed to ride three stops as well.