[News]

XFW_TUR_LIFE_SM_9242

X-Fighters Turkey cancelled due to heavy wind

2 years ago

The first-ever Red Bull X-Fighters event in Turkey was cancelled on Saturday due to heavy crosswinds that gusted up to 45km. The $1 million six-stop 2012 World Tour will thus be reduced to five stops.

“The number one priority for us is the safety of the athletes,” said Red Bull Sports Director Tes Sewell. “What the 12 best FMX riders do takes an incredible amount of skill and precision and it can be very dangerous when it goes wrong.”

Heavy winds had buffeted the location and repeatedly forced the cancellation of training sessions in recent days as well as Qualifying, which after several delays was scrapped on Saturday morning. Crew members had worked around the clock for several days to move the event location from the original site inside the Yedikule Dungeons after local authorities revoked their permits to an area just outside the castle near the seaside.

The next stop of the 2012 World Tour will be in Madrid on July 20 at the Plaza de Toros de las Ventas. The tour then moves on to Munich, Germany on August 11 before concluding in Sydney, Australia on October 6.

Be the first to comment...

You might also like...

Galleries

1 hour ago
washougal_highlights

Highlights: Washougal MX

Highlights from the ninth round of the 2014 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

News

1 hour ago
price_drw

Toby Price wins Doorawarra 500

KTM Desert Racing Team riders, Toby Price and Ivan Long, went 1-2 at the weekend’s Doorawarra 500.

Features

5 hours ago
GAS_ROTATOR

2015 Gas Gas Updates

For 2015, Gas Gas fans have plenty to be excited about – especially on the two-stroke front.

News

6 hours ago
ride_tickets

RIDE: World Elements – Tickets Released

Tickets are now on sale for the premiere of RIDE: World Elements, the all-new DVD from Fourohfour.

News

6 hours ago
yz250f_history

YZ250F: On The Brink Of History

Is it true? Is Yamaha’s YZ250F yet to win an AMA motocross title?

Galleries

7 hours ago
herlings_gopro_raw

The Fastest Sand Rider On The Planet

Mind-blowing raw GoPro footage of Jeffrey Herlings, the fastest sand rider on the planet.

Galleries

9 hours ago
naked_people_db

Naked People Riding Dirt Bikes

The Pastranas and Gieger riding dirt bikes naked for ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue.

Features

3 days ago
2015 KTM 50SX

KTM’s 2015 Mini Bike Range

We outline some of the major changes that have been made to KTM’s Mini Bike models for 2015.