Clinton Moore soared into Freestyle Motocross immortality on Friday by winning the 2015 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour and sweeping to a dramatic victory in the season finale.
The Australian kept his nerves in the winner-take-all showdown against 2013 World Tour champion Thomas Pagès, beating the Frenchman in their head-to-head battle in the Quarter Finals on a technical track set up on Abu Dhabi’s famous Corniche waterfront just off the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf.
Hungry for the win even though he had already clinched the World Tour title, Moore then went on to defeat Maikel Melero of Spain in the semi-finals and Australia’s Rob Adelberg in the final with a dazzling assortment of tricks of up to 15 meters high and 30 meters in distance.
Moore finished the season with 380 points and wins in three stops — including triumphs in Mexico City and Athens. Pagès, who pushed the sport to new heights with his innovations, took first place in Madrid and Pretoria and ended up second overall with 305 points after taking 8th in Abu Dhabi while Adelberg climbed to third overall, adding a new Cordova Transfer Flip to his arsenal.