Motocross stars chase $120,000 purse in Sydney
The cream of the world’s freestyle motocross riders will compete for a record $120,000 prize pool at the inaugural Australian Open of Supercross at Sydney Olympic Park’s Allphones Arena.
The prizemoney ensures the AUS-X Open is the richest event of its type to be staged in the southern hemisphere.
Joining previously announced local star Jackson Strong is compatriot Rob Adelberg, French riders Thomas Pages and David Rinaldo, Taka Higashino (Japan) and Libor Podmol (Czech Republic).
Pages will arrive for the late November event after soaring to a second successive win on the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour recently in South Africa and is now on top of the overall World Tour rankings.
The freestyle motocross ‘best trick’ sees riders have one attempt at the biggest, most technical and most challenging stunt of their careers.
“I can’t wait to head ‘downunder’ to compete against the best guys in the world for the FMX Best Trick at the AUS-X Open,” Pages said.
“I grew up riding in the backyard of my hometown of Nantes in France and now to be showcasing what I can do to a massive crowd in Sydney, Australia is unbelievable.
“I will be bringing everything I have to Sydney for this event, maybe even some new tricks we’ve been working on, because I know each rider will be pushing 100 percent to win this thing.
“Sydney is an incredible city and I’m looking forward to kicking it around town and checking some of the sights and meeting the Aussie fans.”
After a complete sell out the first show on November 28, a second AUS-X Open event was announced for the following day.