News 27 Nov 2015

AUS-X Open press day sets Allphones Arena alight

Supercross and FMX heroes get first taste of Sydney venue.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Image: Jeff Crow.

Some of the world’s best supercross and FMX riders soared across Sydney Olympic Park today ahead of the inaugural AUS-X Open at Allphones Arena this weekend.

Australia’s greatest Chad Reed put on a supercross clinic for Sydney media this morning getting some early practice in against the country’s best riders ahead of tomorrow’s sell-out show.

“I think this is a great venue for supercross, you know the fans really get to witness the action and how close we really race with the start and everything like that, so with the strong competition this weekend it should be a great show,” commented Reed.

Japanese superstar Taka Higashino pulled out all the stops throwing down some amazing freestyle tricks as he fires up for the Monster Energy ‘Best Trick’ competition at the AUS-X Open.

“The setup for us is perfect here – it’s going to be an awesome contest! I’m here to give my all for the Australian fans and also have a lot of fun,” laughed Higashino.

Also on hand was the greatest of all time Ricky Carmichael and young AMA prodigy Cooper Webb, who raced straight from Sydney International Airport to make this morning’s AUS-X Open media call.

Australia’s best supercross riders will be hard-pressed this weekend with the likes of Dan Reardon, Matt Moss, Kade Mosig and Adam Monea all battling it out for what is their penultimate round of the 2015 Australian Supercross Championship.

In the FMX ‘Best Trick’ discipline Australian superstar Jackson Strong will be joined by fellow Australian Rob Adelberg, French riders Tom Pagès and David Rinaldo, Japan’s Higashino and Libor Podmol of the Czech Republic who will launch themselves into the history books and attempt stunts previously thought impossible.

The ‘Best Trick’ element is an Australian first and the only one of it’s kind in the world in 2015 after being notably absent from international competition, since being controversially removed from the X Games in 2013.

Riders will battle it out for over $150,000 in prize money across both competition disciplines at the 2015 AUS-X Open inside Allphones Arena this weekend. After a complete sell-out for Saturday, a second AUS-X Open event was announced for Sunday, 29 November. A complete replica of night one, tickets are available through Ticketek.