FMX to add speed and style to Albert Park
MEDIA RELEASE: The world’s best Freestyle Motocross (FMX) riders will be wowing crowds with speed, height and skill when they bring their A-game to compete in the first Australian FMX Grand Prix, staged as part of the 2016 Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
In one of the most exciting and intense forms of motorcycle entertainment, riders will be out to impress judges and fans with amazing aerial jumps and stunts in the thrilling FMX competition.
The Australian FMX Grand Prix will also include a ’Speed and Style’ competition where riders race on a short supercross style track, while incorporating freestyle action, as they go head to head with fellow competitors at the unique Albert Park custom-built track.
Across all four event days, fans will be able to catch the FMX riders competing three times per day in the Grand Prix’s off-track entertainment precinct, the Action Zone.
Additionally, a special feature-length show will be available for racegoers post Formula 1 qualifying on Saturday and post the Grand Prix on Sunday.
The entertainment will include 2009 World X-Games ‘Best Trick’ champion and Victorian rider Cam Sinclair, who is looking forward to racing and performing in front of an Australian crowd.
“The Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix has been a massive event in Melbourne for over 20 years and we’re excited that FMX and Speed and Style have been added to the off-track entertainment,” Sinclair said.
“It’s a real adrenaline rush for us, so we’re stoked that we can bring the action to the event and we hope the fans will really enjoy it.”
Sinclair was the first Australian to land a double back flip on a motorcycle, and famously won gold at the X Games in 2010, just months after fighting for his life after a crash.
Sinclair leads an all-star cast including American four-time World X-Games champion, Mike Mason, reigning Australian X-Games champion, Jackson Strong, fellow Aussies Cheyne Boyd and Ryan Brown, along with New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood.
Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO, Andrew Westacott, said the addition of the Australian FMX Grand Prix was another massive boost for what is set to be another action-packed schedule of off-track entertainment at the 2016 Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix.
“FMX riders are some of the most skilful riders in the world so to bring some of the best of the best to Albert Park is a real thrill,” Westacott said.
“The addition of the FMX and Speed and Style competition to our off-track entertainment repertoire is a real bonus as these guys are in action all around the world.”
The thrilling FMX and Speed & Style exhibitions are free with General Admission, Grandstand and Hospitality tickets. Kids 14 and under can attend the event for free when a General Admission adult ticket is purchased.