Posts Tagged ‘FMX’

Judd Racing– we’ve all heard of them, we’ve all bought from them. They are the main supplier of KTM parts for 50cc bikes through to 125cc as well as a large distributor of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha parts.Judd Racing

The main question they ask: Are you Judd enough? Well they think Nitro Neo is, and they have asked him to be their auto sponsored rider for the 2015 season!!

Everyone in the MX game will know this is a big deal, Judd are major motocross players and only ask the best of the best to be their sponsored rider. The deal will see Neo compete against the fastest boys and girls in the country in the 2015 GT cup, as well as regional Club Championships, where he will compete against 6 to 9 year olds on 50cc race tuned bikes. Neo is also registered for the 2015 Hardcore Racing MX Master Kids UK, as well as venturing across the channel into mainland Europe for some track time.

When Nitro was told of this amazing news, he was extremely proud as all the young athletes know Judd are a prestigious company in the world of motocross. Neo can’t wait to jump on his bike sporting the 2015 Judd Racing stealth edition graphics and show Judd his best racing skills.

IMG_0285Judd Racing Director Michelle Arnold said:

We’re very pleased to be sponsoring Nitro Neo for the 2015 Season.  He’s a rider who’s not only local to us, but who’s charity work and local accolades symbolise everything that Judd Racing as the UK’s Youth Motocross Specialists care about.

Kayleigh Hellewell, Media & Communications Manager for Team Nitro added:

This is a partnership we’re so pleased to have, we know that the team at Judd are great at what they do; they are extremely helpful and knowledgable, and in return we know that Nitro Neo can use their parts to the full potential they’d like to see.  The announcement is a great end to the racing season and we can’t wait to work with Judd next year.

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Hardcore Racing MX Master Kids UK
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It’s just around the corner!  On Saturday 13 September Hardcore Racing MX Master Kids UK will bring together around 200 young races for one of the largest youth motocross racing events of 2014, and Team Nitro will be there with Nitro Neo.

MX Master Kids UK is being held at East Trax in King’s Lynn that is prime for high octane racing, with it’s 2 mile long recently resurfaced track presenting some fast straights and a great variety of jumps which means serious entertainment for the crowds coming to watch.  Lots of sponsors are supporting the event to ensure all kids receive a great prizes them for their efforts, from trophies to hole shot awards, from helmets to professional coaching.

So if you like motorsports why not check out some of the best motocross racing in the UK, where races are only aged 6-15!  You can watch all races LIVE by logging in to Live Stream and it will be aired on Motors TV around 28 September, but we’ll keep you posted on the specifics of that.

Neo is racing in the Auto class and a race schedule is below.  6-9 year olds will put there 50cc race tuned machines through their paces, and up to 10 year olds will be having a blast on their 65cc bikes; 9-12 year olds will push their 85cc small wheel bikes whilst 11-15 year olds will be on the biggest bikes for this event, the 85cc motocross bike with big wheels.

Event details:

Held at East Trax, Eastlands Bank, Walpole St Andrews, Kings Lynn, PE14 7LB.  Freestyle Motocross (FMX) Show Saturday at 6pm and 7:30pm.  Spares, equipment and advice available from Hardcore Racing, Judd Racing, Danger UK,  Thurrock Car and Van Rentals, Action Film Werx, Train 2 Gain, Bolddog Extreme Sports, Redline Motorcycles,  Gear4 KTM, Priden Engineering Ltd, Pro-Green, Destination MX, Linge Training Academy, Offroad Motorsport UK, Carl Nunn MX Training, SMRacing.

Nitro Neo practicing at East Trax

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Facilities:

Fresh water taps, jet wash, toilet block, huge paddocks.

Timings:

Friday 12 September

Signing on.

Saturday 13th
Signing on.
Rider briefing

Practice
Qualifying

Race 1

Race 2

Race 3

Evening Entertainment
Freestyle display
Riders awards

Sunday 14th starting with 10mins practice

Practice

Race 4

Race 5

Trophy presentations.

2014 Red Bull X-Fighters – Final in Pretoria, South Africa

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Don’t worry about a loooooong search for that final episode, Team Nitro has you covered.  Subscribe to the coolest blog on the planet by clicking the ‘follow’ button on this page and we’ll bring you more cool extreme sports action as it unfolds, Motocross de Nations, Hardcore Racing MX Master Kids UK and Monster Energy Cup are still to come this year.

Here is the final round of 2014 Red Bull X-Fighters, my favourite tricks are the California roll, double back flip, Tsunami 540 flair, superman seat grab, the volt and the special flip

 

You can also watch all of the previous rounds that led up to this years finals right here.  I hope I’ve made this years X-Fighters easy to watch by bringing it all together for you, if so, let me know or give your friends a nudge to subscribe.  I also post these to Neo’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ImNitroNeo.

The 14th Red Bull X-Fighters season went out with a roar on at the first-ever World Tour final held in Africa. In a no-holds-barred battle, Australia’s Josh Sheehan was unstoppable, winning the event and his first Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour title in front of a sold out crowd of 22,000 frantic fans.

When the first ever Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour final on African soil went down on Saturday, Australia’s Josh Sheehan would not be denied. The 28-year-old dominated the competition, winning every heat by unanimous decision to earn his first championship in the world’s most prestigious freestyle motocross series. Spain’s Dany Torres finished strong in second for the day, with Adam Jones from the United States earning his first podium of the season in third.

Sheehan has been charging in recent events, making determined progress against his rival from Down Under, New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood. After winning the first two events of 2014, Sherwood had clutched the top of the World Tour leaderboard all season long. When an ankle injury sustained in Qualifying yesterday prevented Sherwood from moving beyond the first round of the Final, Sheehan could have taken it easy. But he gave everything he had, defeating every opponent, including a spectacular Torres, with electrifying tricks like the double backflip and the Flair.

When the final World Tour standings were tallied, it was an emotional Sheehan in first, Sherwood in second, and Torres in third. Each now has one World Tour title under his belt. At the 50th Red Bull X-Fighters contest ever, the atmosphere was wild in the sold-out stands at Pretoria’s historic Union Buildings, as 22,000 fans thrilled to a sport that many were seeing live for the first time.
“I’ve been wanting this for years, and it’s a dream come true. I’m on top of the world.” said an overwhelmed Sheehan.

Red Bull X-Fighters Pretoria Final Result
1. Josh Sheehan (AUS)
2. Dany Torres (ESP)
3. Adam Jones (USA)
4. Remi Bizouard (FRA)
5. Tom Pages (FRA)
6. Clinton Moore (AUS)
7. Taka Higashino (JPN)
8. Maikel Melero (ESP)
9. David Rinaldo (FRA)
10. Alastair Sayer (BOT)
11. Nick DeWit (RSA)
12. Levi Sherwood (NZL)

Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Final Standings
1. Josh Sheehan 360 points
2. Levi Sherwood 270
3. Dany Torres 265
4. Tom Pagès 235
5. Taka Higashino 180
6. Remi Bizouard 165
7. Adam Jones 140
8. Rob Adelberg 120
9 Clinton Moore 90
10. Maikel Melero 85

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2014 Red Bull X-Fighters – Warm up to the Finals

As you’ve come to expect, I will send everybody subscribed to my blog a link tomorrow morning to watch the finals LIVE from South Africa, don’t worry about a last minute search, Team Nitro have you covered.  We’ll even send you a link once it’s finsihed to watch the recorded show any time you like, so if you aren’t subscribed to the coolest blog on the planet head to the bottom right of the screen and click ‘follow’.  It starts at 1:30pm in Pretoria, so thats 12:30pm in the UK.

You can watch all of the rounds that led up to this years finals right here.

Bringing you up to speed on this weekends X-Fighters Final

Tomorrow, Saturday 23 August, will see one freestyle motocross rider (FMX) crowned the 2014 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Champion and only five points separate the two men at the top of the leader board, Levi Sherwood and Josh Sheehan.  Red Bull X-Fighters sees fierce rivalries every season, but this year the intensity seems more insane than ever as the competition heads into its first-ever season final on the African continent.

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Saturday’s action at the Union Buildings in Pretoria will determine the 2014 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Champion. For the riders, it’s the culmination of a year’s worth of work, innovation, hopes and dreams. But when the season started, few would have predicted that two men from Down Under would be battling it out for top honors.

The standings
This week, as the World Tour final comes to Africa for the first time, New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood stands in the lead with 265 points, and Australia’s Josh Sheehan is a hair’s breadth away with 260. Anything can happen in the world’s most prestigious freestyle event series. However, with the closest contenders – former champions Thomas Pagès of France and Dany Torres of Spain – 70 points and more behind, chances are that when the red dust settles on Saturday, either Sherwood or Sheehan will be on top of the World Tour podium.

The stakes
For Sherwood, the 2012 champion, taking the title would elevate him – at age 22 – to one of the all-time greats. The Kiwi already has the most Red Bull X-Fighters event wins in history (eight) and claiming a second championship would put him in the elite company of Nate Adams, the only rider to have won the World Tour twice (2009, 2010).

What’s on the line for 28-year-old Sheehan is the potential for his first-ever Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour title, something only seven other riders have ever claimed.

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Sherwood and Sheehan have a lot in common, including their extraordinary talent and, of course, their determination to claim the title on August 23. They also shared a lackluster year in 2013, when Pagès dazzled the judges with innovative tricks. But this season has been a different story. Pagès has been on-again, off-again, while Sherwood, a classic perfectionist, found a renewed joy in his riding, winning the first two 2014 events back to back.

And Sheehan, known as one of the hardest workers in the field, has finally come out of Sherwood’s shadow to chip away at his rival’s lead. Every time Sheehan has pulled out his mind-bending double backflip this year, he’s come out ahead of Sherwood, including the previous stop at Munich last month, where the Aussie stood on top of the podium. “It’s been cool to go up against Josh this year – it’s been a real challenge,” Sherwood states.

Sheehan meanwhile, comments, “If Levi rides smooth and effortless that gets rewarded more, so I almost need the double flip along with all the best tricks I’ve got to beat him.”

The track
In the last 2 weeks the track designers have created – with the classic red African soil – another masterpiece in front of the Union Buildings. The track in Pretoria is the biggest track with the most options this season, the riders will find an FMX playground that will offer more lines than any other track this year. Here is a video and some quick facts about it: 600 truck loads of dirt / 11.000 square meters / 5 Ramp Jumps / 3 Dirt-to-Dirt Jumps / 2 Quarter Pipes / 15+ total jump options.
Now hit play to see how this huge track was created.

While the momentum may seem to be in Sheehan’s favor, the results when Red Bull X-Fighters celebrates its 50th event on Saturday are anyone’s guess. First, there’s the altitude in Pretoria: at over 1,300 meters (4,300 feet), it’s unsure whether the riders’ bikes will be able to suck in enough air to power massive tricks like Sheehan’s double backflip.

After a track at a bullring in Madrid and a slopestyle course over water in Munich, Pretoria serves up the largest track of the season, with the most lines and options to choose from. Sherwood, who is renowned for his flow and finds it harder to differentiate his runs from the other riders on small courses, “can’t wait” for the freedom of a bigger playground.

He goes on, “If I go out there and give it everything I have and Sheeny does the same, then whoever wins deserves it.”

Riders List Red Bull X-Fighters Pretoria, South Africa 2014 – read bios here

1. Levi Sherwood (NZL)
2. Josh Sheehan (AUS)
3. Tom Pages (FRA)
4. Dany Torres (ESP)
5. Taka Higashino (JPN)
6. David Rinaldo (FRA)
7. Remi Bizouard (FRA)
8. Adam Jones (USA)
9. Clinton Moore (AUS)
10. Maikel Melero (ESP)
11. Nick DeWit (RSA)
12. Alastair Sayer (BOT)

2014 Red Bull X-Fighters – Rnd1 Mexico City, Mexico 14 March

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What can we expect from Mexico?  The traditional season opener in Mexico City has been a staple of the Red Bull X-Fighters calendar from 2005 to 2010 – but after a two-year break – the Mexican capital made it back on the tour schedule in 2013 and will kick off the season one more time in 2014. With its delighted fans and the most famous bullring in the world, the city offers a stunning backdrop and is the perfect venue for the Red Bull X-Fighters spectacle.

Each year, the Monumental Plaza de Toros is completely filled and the FMX daredevils execute their tricks in front of 38,000 screaming fans, to the sound of huge drums and the traditional white cloths – made popular by the fans at football games and bullfights. In fact, the bullfighting element is an integral life component in Mexico. Its complicated rules and regulations contain a whole series of hidden symbols whose meanings go far beyond that of a mere battle of man against animal.

Riders List
1. Tom Pages (FRA)
2. Dany Torres (ESP)
3. Remi Bizouard (FRA)
4. Levi Sherwood (NZL)
5. Rob Adelberg (AUS)
6. Javier Villegas (CHL)
7. Josh Sheehan (AUS)
8. Libor Podmol (CZE)
9. Adam Jones (USA)
10. Maikel Melero (ESP)
11. Clinton Moore (AUS)
12. Erick Ruiz (MEX)

 

2014 Red Bull X-Fighters

Red Bull Josh Sheehan KOD Flip

There aren’t many things more worthy of blogging about than Red Bull X-Fighters, so here we go!!!!

There has already been two rounds of fantastic tricks and motorbike madness and I can’t wait for round 3 in Madrid later tonight.

So stick around and I’ll share links to watch the shows ‘LIVE’ and videos of all the action so you can enjoy them any time.  Why not comment and tell me who your fave rider is?  What tricks you’re hoping to see and who you predict to be the 2014 Red Bull X-Fighter gold medalist at the final in Pretoria, South Africa on 25 August.

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Babe Behind the Blog xx

Although Neo is a racer he sure looks up to the FMX guys and gals who put it all on the line to give us extreme entertainment. So when I showed him this he wanted to share it with you to kill 1min 50secs of your time on something worth while 🙂