EPIC photos of Redbull X-fighters shredding the desert
Two pro motocross riders rip up the desert dunes ahead of the Redbull X-fighters World Tour on Friday, October 30.
If these incredible images by extreme photographer Predrag Vuckovic are anything to go by, then the 2015 Red Bull X-fighters World Tour season finale here in Abu Dhabi on Friday at the Corniche is going to be pretty spectacular.
American motorcross riders Ronnie Renner and Drake McElroy headed out on a dune bashing expedition with a difference this weekend when they shredded the Rub Al Khali desert on the outskirts of the city.
The above images have been released of the two pro riders ripping up the landscape performing skids, twists and cool gravity-defying aerial tricks at sunrise.
Pretty stoked on this by @predragvuckovic .mostly cause, well, I managed to twist my knee first berm shot of the day so the most I could squeeze out of this mornings shoot was this cross-up. #killing it . Good thing I know good photographers!! So pumped to have the living legend shooting @smokingseagulls and I. #cannthavetheupswithoutthedowns #crazyCAMELracing
Currently in its fifteenth season, this year’s Redbull X-fighters World Tour is hosted in the capital for the very first time, after previously being hosted in Dubai. Expect a knock-out tournament, with the riders with the highest scores qualifying onwards to the quarter finals, semi finals and final.
The event sees some of the world’s best freestyle motocross riders perform a number of tricks, flips and jumps on a specially built course along the Corniche.
— Red Bull X-Fighters (@xfighters) October 24, 2015
The track, which has being built in ten days, will use over 400 truck loads of dirt once it is fully completed. The below images show a more finished looking course that will include four kickers, two super kickers and two quarter pipes for riders to launch themselves off of.
Currently French rider Tom Pagès and Aussie Clinton Moore are both tied in the lead with 280 championship points, meaning that the title and bragging rights are all still very much up for grabs. Tickets are on sale now and the live broadcast will also be shown on redbullxfighters.com.
Corniche, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, doors open 5pm, Dhs50 to Dhs2,000. Tel: (800) 86823. Taxi: Corniche Beach. redbullxfighters.com, ticketmaster.ae