Red Bull Experiment: T-Minus Two Days

“Maddo” On-Track to Break World Record at Red Bull Experiment

Santa Monica, Calif. (December 29, 2007) – The grass has been laid, the  ramp is in place and the dirt landing has been piled high (very high) -  the Red Bull Experiment is ready to go, unfortunately with one less test  of the laws of physics, on New Year’s Eve at the Rio All-Suite Hotel &  Casino in Las Vegas. Robbie Maddison, a freestyle motocross star from  Australia, will attempt to jump over the length of a football field to set  a Guinness World Record for the longest motorcycle jump. “Maddo” will  literally be leaping into 2008, as he is scheduled for launch at midnight  on the East Coast (9:00 p.m. on the West Coast).

This New Year’s Eve promises to be a night to remember. In addition to  Maddison’s jump into 2008, the party will be complete with live acts by  music stars Angels & Airwaves, beats laid down by Mix Master Mike and a  set by alt rockers Boys Like Girls. The Red Bull Air Force will skydive  out of the darkness and the TNT freestyle motocross team will throw down  tricks with style. And where there is a football field, there of course is  a marching band. Due to Rhys Millen’s practice incident, the on-site show  schedule has changed. Doors will open to the public at 7:00 p.m. and the  live event program will now end at 10:00 p.m.

Maddison, who hails from the town of Kiama, two hours south of Sydney, has  achieved tremendous success in the freestyle motocross world and is  already the owner of two world records – for the longest jump on a 125cc  motorcycle (221 feet) and the longest jump with a trick (246 feet). Come  New Year’s Eve, “Maddo” is planning to add to his resume and become the  standard-bearer for distance jumping.

“I’m really excited about jumping that football field on New Year’s Eve. My training has been going well and I feel ready to go 360 feet,” said  Maddison. “I’m sorry Rhys won’t be there to flip his truck, but that’s the  nature of experiments; they either succeed or you have to go back to the  drawing board. We’re top athletes and the things we do involve risk, but  calculated risk, and I know he’ll bounce back very soon!”

Tickets for the public to witness the Red Bull Experiment can be purchased  for $12 at and at the Rio Box Office. Day-of  tickets will be available as well.

Maddison’s Red Bull Experiment will air live on New Year, No Limits: New  Year's on ESPN, which will begin immediately after the Chick-fil-A Bowl  game, approximately 11:15 p.m. ET / 8:15 p.m. PT, and end at 12:30 p.m. ET  / 9:30 p.m. PT.

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