RedBull X-Fighters MadridJuly 19th, 2011 by admin received Comments Off Tweet
Dany Torres took a brilliant home victory at the RedBull X-Fighters stop in Madrid. He literally grabbed the bull by the horns forcing his rival Blake Williams (AUS) to his knees in the bullring in front of 25,000 delighted Spanish fans.
Torres got the highest vote from the delighted jury and made the crowd go crazy with his 15 meters high and 32 meters distance jumps . “It’s the best day of my life,” the 24-year-old beamed after his second victory in the bullring in Madrid (built in 1931, saw the Red Bull X-Fighters for the 10th time).
Backflips, no-hand landings or 360-degree turns on ordinary motocross bikes sent shivers through the tens of thousands of fans and led to a series of spontaneous waves around the stadium. David Rinaldo of France and Chile’s Javier Villegas pressed a bit too hard and saw their hopes of greater glory crushed in spectacular crashes – with fortunately neither seriously hurt.
Norway’s Andre Villa moved into the overall lead — just five points ahead of Nate Adams (USA, 265 points), who was sidelined with an injury. Torres collected 100 points with his second victory this year and raised his season total to 245 points (3rd place overall).
This was the 4th stop of six of the RedBull X-Fighters series. The next event takes place in three weeks in Poznan (POL). The season finale will take place in the home of Australian FMX superstar Robbie Maddison (Sydney/17 September).
Final Result Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid 2011
1. Dany Torres (ESP)
2. Blake Williams (AUS)
3. Josh Sheehan (AUS)
4. Maikel Melero (ESP)
5. Andre Villa (NOR)
6. Adam Jones (USA)
7. Javier Villegas (CHL)
8. Robbie Maddison (AUS)
9. Alastair Sayer (BOT)
10. Nick Franklin (NZL)
11. David Rinaldo (FRA)
Overall results (after 4 of 6 events):
1. Villa (NOR/270 points)
2. Adams (USA/265)
3. Torres (ESP/245)
4. Williams (AUS/215)
5. Robbie Maddison (AUS)
6. Josh Sheehan (AUS/130)
Photocredits: (c) Predrag Vuckovic, (c) Fernando Garcia, (c) www.flohagena.com/Red Bull Content Pool, (c) Andreas Schaad, (c) Jörg Mitter /Global Newsroom/Red Bull Content PoolYOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: BIKE