Motorcross hits the Union Buildings

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22 August 2014

Motorcross enthusiasts from all over the globe will descend on the Union Buildings for the epic finale of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour.

Motorcross enthusiasts from all over the globe will descend on the Union Buildings for the epic finale of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour. Come August 23, the Union Buildings in Pretoria will be transformed in to a showground showcasing the best in the world's freestyle motocross featuring the world's best riders and their mad tricks. “Hosting this world tour final in front of the 9 meter-tall statue of Madiba is a huge moment for the capital city. We look forward to seeing the breathtaking tricks and awe-inspiring bike flips that the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour is known for,” says Tshwane acting city manager Lindiwe Kwele.

'Hosting this world tour final in front of the 9 meter-tall statue of Madiba is a huge moment for the capital city'

Nick de Wit  is the only South African competing in the stop and will feature  wildcard in the event. De Wit’s career in freestyle motorcross  (FMX) began late by FMX standards. He started riding at age 15 and went on to win the South African 125B Championship at 17. He is regarded as a  FMX pioneer in South Africa and has maintained the number one position in South Africa for many years. He has placed fifth in the world rankings and fourth in two separate world cup events.

About the event, head judge of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour, South African Jason Moriarty says: "It’s been a long time coming and I’m so glad we finally get to bring Red Bull X-Fighters to my home country in 2014. It’s also the first world tour final on African soil. You can be sure you’re going to see a titanic battle of Freestyle Motocross featuring the best riders on the planet throwing down the craziest things you never even thought were possible,let alone on a motorbike. They’ll be putting their bodies on the line to win the World Final in front of a stalwart of South African history, the Union Buildings."

The World Tour 2014 kicked off in Mexico City on 14 March followed by events in Osaka on 25 May, Madrid 27 June and Munich on 19 July. Catch the World Tour in Pretoria on 23 August 2014.

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