X-Fighters Turkey cancelled due to heavy wind

3 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...


1 day ago

Video: My Australia by Motology Films

Experience Australia through the eyes of dirt-bike racer turned film producer, Adam Riemann.


1 day ago

Throwdown No.258 – 09/10/15

What’s happening in the world of dirt bikes this week? Transmoto’s Throwdown will tell you.


2 days ago

Sneak Peek: Red Bull Straight Rhythm

A sneak peek into the 2015 Red Bull Straight Rhythm track currently being built in Pomona, California.


2 days ago

Special Edition Tasmanian A4DE KTMs

MOTO TECH KTM in Geelong are selling a strictly limited number of special edition Australian 4-Day KTMs.


2 days ago

2016 WR450F: Beyond The Brochure

Yamaha’s 2016 WR450F is a lightweight, agile, hard-nosed, high-performance enduro weapon.


2 days ago

MXGP Insider No.34: End Of The Season

What do GP riders do when they don’t have to worry about motocross training or races?


3 days ago

Bike: 2016 Yamaha WR450F

It’s finally arrived: the 450cc enduro bike that all the other manufacturers have been dreading…


3 days ago

Transmoto Trader: 2015 Yamaha YZ250FX

Emelie Karlsson is selling her 2015 Yamaha YZ250FX via the Transmoto Trader for $7200.