Xtreme Motor Bikes on the Harbour

Sydney saw an unusual combination of MotorCross Bikes performing breath taking stunts at Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour.  As part of the RedBull X-Fighters program, the exhibition of aerial motorcross was a competition for riders to perform tricks to gain maximum points. The Sydney Harbour event was the finale of the 2011 series held in various cities around the world.

Tons and tons of dirt was shipped in to Cockatoo Island with diggers carefully moulding the mounds for optimal jump and landing angles and trajectories.  A special grandstand was erected on the island for the event, while a steady flotilla of bemused yachties in their yachts and boats slowly cruised by…  Fittingly, for the Sydney Harbour event, Australian Josh Sheehan was the winner.