Close to 20,000 excited Freestyle Motocross fans watched one of the closest competitions the legendary Spanish bullfighting ring (Madrid”s Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas) has ever witnessed. Levi Sherwood set the bars for his competitors higher than ever before by including not one, but two Double Backflip combos in a single run to win the 16th edition of Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid.
Highlights and rider interviews:
For a few years Josh Sheehan has been the only rider to constantly perform Double Backflips, but during the qualification in the morning, he faced three riders doing this trick. Sheehan’s big variety of tricks, including a Double Seatgrab Flip and Indy Flair saw him secure 2nd place.
Taka Higashino impressed the judges with perfect execution of highly technical tricks like his Rock Solid Backflip, that he started his runs with off the 30 meter ramp. His signature California Roll, a Flair and more big extended tricks earned him his way onto the podium in 3rd place.
Red Bull X-Fighters Madrid 2017 Results
1st Levi Sherwood (NZL)
2nd Josh Sheehan (AUS)
3rd Taka Higashino (JPN)
4th Adam Jones (USA)
5th Luc Ackermann (GER)
6th Dany Torres (ESP)
7th Clinton Moore (AUS)
8th Maikel Melero (ESP)
9th Christian Meyer (ESP)
10th Rob Adelberg (AUS)
11th Harry Bink (AUS)
12th Fred Kyrillos (BRA)
Photos by Vuckovic and Joerg Mitter/ Red Bull Content Pool.