Daredevils take flight
The biggest and maddest freestyle motocross series on the planet, the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, debuts in South Africa at one of the most stunning locations the country has to offer. The World Tour finale in Pretoria will see the world’s wildest FMX riders throwing down heart-stopping tricks that will be judged on variety, execution, style, course management and energy. Tickets are available at Computicket. redbullxfighters.com
What you need to know
Local boy Nick de Wit will fly the flag for South Africa against the world’s most extreme FMX riders, including Tom Pagès (France), Levi Sherwood (New Zealand) and Josh Sheehan (Australia).
The 101-year-old Union Buildings, the seat of government, will provide a classical South African backdrop, and a great view of the action for hard-working politicians.
Check it out!
Tricks are constantly evolving, but keep an eye out for nerve-janglers like the flair nac, tsunami flip, bike flip, body varial and double grab indy flip.