Video: Red Bull X-Fighters Mexico preview

Published: 06 March 2015

Marking 10 years since the first Red Bull X-Fighters first lit up the nighttime sky above the sold out Monumental Plaza de Toros bullring in Mexico City with 38,000 frenzied fans, the 2015 season opener of the world’s most prestigious freestyle motocross championship is shaping up into yet another Battle Royale.

The world's best FMX riders - including former World Tour championsTom Pagès of France (2013), Levi Sherwood of New Zealand (2012), Spain’s Dany Torres (2011) and Switzerland's Mat Rebeaud (2008) - are hungry for a victory and will be bringing spectacular new tricks perfected during the off-season for the appreciative Mexican crowd.

The tight course in the breathtaking bullring and the 2,240-meter high altitude in Mexico City add an extra challenge to the freestyle motocross elite as they perform their dazzling tricks off their airborne dirt bikes as they fly up to 15 meters high and up to 30 meters in distance. But they will once again be cheered on to ever more exciting tricks by the enthusiastic fans, who will be seeing the action for the eighth time since its debut in Mexico City in 2005.