News 23 Oct 2017

FMX regulars perform on Sydney Harbour ahead of AUS-X Open

Maddison, Strong and Bowden feature on Channel 7's morning program Sunrise.

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Freestyle motocross icon Robbie Maddison was out at Farm Cove on Sydney’s Harbour today to promote the upcoming Monster Energy AUS-X Open, slated to take place at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena on 11-12 November.

Against the backdrop of Sydney Harbour, Maddison had planned to perform his latest stunts, however during training yesterday afternoon he compressed his back, ultimately leading him to be too sore to perform today.

“I was so excited to come out and jump today ahead of this year’s Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney,” said Maddison. “But after over-rotating during a backflip while training yesterday, I just think it was best I sat today out, so I’m right to compete at the event.”

Maddison brought in his replacement, his seven year old son Kruz, who showed off his skills, announcing he’ll make his supercross racing debut at this year’s KTM Junior Supercross Challenge (KJCS), where he’ll join 19 lucky aspiring riders aged between seven and eight years old.

Multiple X Games gold medalist Jackson Strong and international champion rider Pat Bowden took to the ramp, performing a series of tricks in special display that was crossed live on Channel 7’s morning program Sunrise.

The third instalment of the prestigious supercross and FMX event has attracted the likes of Aussie fan-favourite Chad Reed, motocross and supercross legend Ricky Carmichael, plus popular AMA front-runners Jason Anderson and Josh Grant amongst Australia’s local talents. The country’s very own FMX legend Robbie Maddison will also make the trip home to attend the event alongside Strong and Bowden.

The 2017 AUS-X Open has so far partnered with Monster Energy, Destination NSW, It’s on in Sydney, Ladbrokes, Shannons Insurance, Boost Mobile, X-Drive, Thor MX Australia, Komatsu, Knobby, Yamaha Motor Australia, KTM Australia, Husqvarna Motorcycles Australia and Dunlop.