King of the Desert: Dany Torres Triumphs at Dubai Red Bull X-Fighters Freestyle Motocross Spectacle


Full-on sand palace on the beach anyone?

Quite the landscape for Oakley Freestyle Motocross Star Dany Torres, who was crowned with a huge season opener victory at Red Bull X-Fighters in Dubai – amidst one killer backdrop with the Jumeirah Coastline and a raucous crowd.

More than 15,000 screaming fans witnessed the Spaniard’s surprise victory – his fifth of the series – following an intense showdown with event favorite Andre Villa.

New Zealand’s Levi Sherwood, a fellow Oakley rider and famous around the world for his tremendous flexibility, wasn’t able to finish any higher on his KTM250SX than fifth place, back behind Oakley’s Blake “Bilko” Williams.

Watched by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman, Dubai Sports Council, Oakley’s riders threw down for the captivated Middle East audience.

“I’m very happy to take the first win of the season here in Dubai,” Dany said, rockin’ his Oakley Crowbar MX Goggles. “It feels really good because the level of riding was so high tonight, so it makes this win that much better.”

Just one awesome way to kick off what will surely be yet another gnarly Red Bull X-Fighters season!


Andrew De Lara


April 21, 2011

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