Sincs has finished an impressive fourth place in his first ever X fighters event, held in Mexico City on Saturday night.
The event featured 12 of the best FMX riders in the world. In order to go head to head for the event win Sinclair first had to qualify via two 90 second runs. He did so comfortably with a sixth place despite riding fairly conservatively.
Initially Cam had planned to include his new trick the double backflip into his run at X Fighters which he was confident would give him a great chance of a podium placing. Unfortunately however this was not to be, as the high altitude sapped precious horse power from his YZ250, meaning he would not manage the quick acceleration needed for the double flip.
“It was disappointing not to be able to double flip in Mexico. I’m sure my YZ250 was the best running bike out there, but it lost just enough power that attempting the double flip would be just too dangerous.” Sincs said.
Without the incredible stunt in his arsenal, Sinclair would have to dig deep and utilise his regular array of tricks to overcome his competition.
Going up against French rider Thomas Pages in the quarter finals was never going to be easy for Sinclair, Pages a former X Games medallist. He did however step up to the plate, his run described as “amazing” even without a double backflip. He dominated the duel with seven huge tricks and no mistakes.
In the Semi Final Sinclair went head to head with eventual event runner up Eigo Sato. The Japanese veteran narrowly defeating him for a shot at the final.
The new X Fighters format meant that third place was automatically handed to the number one qualifier for the event, Swiss rider Matt Rebeaud and Sinclair relegated to fourth.
Sinclair, whilst disappointed in not being able go for the double backflip and claim a podium position most definitely proved to the world of FMX that he means business in 2009 and that even without a double backflip, he has the skills to mix it with the best.
“I would have loved to get a podium result in X Fighters and even go for the win, but today it just wasn’t meant to be. The conditions weren’t right for a double flip, so I decided to be smart. It’s a long year and I have a lot of big events to stay healthy for.” Sinclair said.
Final results for round one of the X Fighters in Mexico City were:
2. Eigo Sato
3. Mat Rebeaud
4. Cameron Sinclair
5. Thomas Pages
6. Andre Villa
7. Adam Jones
8. Jeff Fehr
9. Dany Torres
10. Petr Pilat
11. Johann Nungary
Just a quick update on how x fighters is going.
Practice went well, it took a bit of time to get use to the ramps but after a few jumps it was all good.
Im not going to be able to double flip here due to the lack of engine power. Its really high here so there is less air which makes the bike run terrible.
We had qualifier’s yesterday, it went well, i ended up 6th, im going head to head with thomas pages. I feel confident to beat him. If i do ill go to the semi final.
Ill let you all no how i go,
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The 2009 Crusty Demons ‘beyond the apocalypse’ Tour is coming soon!
This years Crusty Demons Tour travels to Australia’s capital cities, if you haven’t got tickets yet, do so asap! This years show is bigger and better than ever and tickets are selling fast. With Sincs double backflipping his yz250, you have to see it to believe it!
Tour details are
May 15 & 16 – Melbourne (Rod Laver Arena)
May 22 & 23 – Brisbane Entertainment Center
May 29 & 30 - Sydney (Acer Arena)
June 5 & 6 – Adelaide Entertainment Center
June 13 – Perth (Burswood Dome)
Tickets are available from ticketek or go to www.crusty.com for more details!
See one of Cam’s double flips from the New Zealand leg of the tour below!
Sincs has been invited to compete in the world’s most prestigious FMX event; The Red Bull X Fighters.
The X Fighters series kicks off on March 27 at the Plaza De Toros Monumental in Mexico City. It is a strictly invite only event with 12 of the best riders from around the world in attendance. For Sinclair it will be the highest profile event of his career to date, however the 24 year old from Pearcedale is looking forward to the challenge.
“I’ve always wanted to compete in X Fighters. The events are huge and all the best FMX riders in the world are there, so it gives me a chance to really try and step up my riding.” Cam Sinclair said.
Prior to becoming the first Australian to land a double backflip last December, Sinclair had switched to riding a Yamaha YZ250 2 stroke specifically for the stunt, while continuing to ride a YZF250 4 stroke in normal FMX conditions. The X Fighters event in Mexico City however will be the first event Sinclair rides the YZ250 2 stroke machine through the whole event; a decision he made with good reason.
“Originally I planned to ride the YZ250 2 Stroke only for doing the double flip, but I know if I ride it full time it is possible for me to do something that has never been done before; to land a double back flip as part of a competition freestyle run. If the conditions are right in Mexico I’ll go for it, but we’ll have to wait and see!” Sinclair said.
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