News 8 Apr 2010

FMX: Sinclair impresses with Freestyle performance at MCG

Cam Sinclair in action at the MCG.

Cam Sinclair in action at the MCG.

Cam Sinclair has successfully made his return to Freestyle Motocross (FMX) with a landmark performance at the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground).

Sinclair performed as part of the Melbourne Football Club’s, ‘Youth Week’ campaign, where this year’s theme was ‘Dare to Dream.’ Since suffering life threatening injuries last July, it were only fitting that this became the stage for Sinclair to officially live his dream to perform again in front of his home crowd in Melbourne.

The game between Hawthorn Football Club and Melbourne, were also the first official day game of the 2010 season with over 50,000 in attendance. Many had never witnessed the extreme sport of FMX in person before, which gave Sinclair the perfect opportunity to show off his skills and introduce Melbourne’s mainstream sporting fanatics to the sport he loves so much.

“It was so great to get out there again and ride in front of a crowd. I’ve been training at my setup at home, but there’s nothing like hearing the crowd cheer for you; that’s something I missed the most since my accident in Madrid,” Sinclair said.

Sinclair’s management company Southside Promotions worked closely with the Melbourne Football Club and Melbourne Cricket Club committees to satisfy stringent safety measures necessary in allowing the pre-match demonstration could take place. Almost equally as important was the protection of the MCG’s ‘hallowed turf’ which is estimated to be worth $1000 per square meter if damaged.

“I’m still amazed they allowed us to ride today,” SIncs continued. “I was so careful not to damage the grass and everything worked out perfectly. I’d really like to thank everyone involved, especially Jim Stynes from the Melbourne Football Club for helping make this happen.”

Sinclair will make his competition debut at Round One of the Red Bull X Fighters, in Mexico City, Mexico on 17 April.