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FMX legends get down in desert dunes as Red Bull X-Fighters invade Abu Dhabi

October 29, 2015 Sports No Comments Email Email

Ronnie Renner of the United States performs during a free ride session in the Rub Al Khali desert ahead of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in Abu Dhabi on October 25, 2015. // Predrag Vuckovic/Red Bull Content Pool // P-20151027-00011 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to for further information. //

Two Freestyle Motocross pioneers, Ronnie Renner and Drake McElroy of the United States, went on a jump- and trick-filled expedition of the world’s largest contiguous sand desert to warm themselves up and Abu Dhabi up ahead of the fifth and final stop of the 2015 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in the capital city of the United Arab Emirates on Friday.

Renner, a superstar of the freestyle world and an Red Bull X-Fighters expert, took McElroy, an FMX pioneer and legend in his own right who is also one of the Red Bull X-Fighters judges, out into the Arabian Desert for a mind-boggling late afternoon ride into one of the world’s most beautiful deserts with its spectacular dunes and amazing reddish sands.

Australia’s Clinton Moore and Tom Pagès of France will face off in a fight to the finish on Friday in the closest showdown ever in the 15-year-history of Red Bull X-Fighters. 

The two have had a brilliant season in the sport, where the world’s best FMX rider perform gravity-defying tricks off their bikes while flying 15 meters high and up to 30 meters in distance. Pagès and Moore are in a dead heat with 280 points each atop the World Tour standings.

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