Extreme riders fascinate Talcahuano with FMX tricks
In front of over 15,000 fans, FMX riders Nick Franklin (New Zealand), Nick De Wit (South Africa) and Martin Koren (Czech Republic) wowed onlookers in Chile this weekend with extreme motorcycle tricks up to 15 metres above the ground, discipline best known as Freestyle Motocross (FMX).
TALCAHUANO (Chile) – Freestyle Motocross tricks left the audience astonished after the three riders showed off their courage and skills on the motorcycle. “In this sport your head plays a very important role. The psychological factor is what gives you the confidence to jump. However, people of Talcahuano encourage us to give them an awesome show and of course have an amazing time”, added De Wit.
Over the years, this variety of traditional Motocross impacts motorsports fans all over the world. The Red Bull X-Fighters World Series is the most important competition that unites the best FMX exponents to show their creativity and talent in different amazing locations. Comprising six stops around the globe, the World Tour sees the international elite go head to head. After two events Spain’s Dany Torres leads from Thomas Pagès (France) and defending champion Levi Sherwood (New Zealand). The next World Tour stop takes place in Glen Helen (USA) on 11 May.
Although not every country can receive the World Tour, the best FMX riders travel through different countries showing their tricks and jumps through the air to thousand of exited people in the Red Bull X-Fighters Jams. This year, the extreme athletes arrived in Chile for the first time, where they showed an amazing exhibition that made them fly over 15 meters high.
“This is our first time in Chile and we are very happy to finally be here to show people at Talcahuano a show like this” said Nick Franklin.
“Definitely a great day at Talcahuano where we gave the audience a time of real fun, specially after all they suffer with the Tsunami a few years ago”, assured Martin Koren after finishing the event, where the three riders proudly showed the best of their tricks wearing the Official Chilean Soccer Team shirt as a tribute to the local audience.