2011 Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour: Madrid
Plaza de Toros
The Plaza de Toros is the only bullring on the 2011 tour. The Mexico City stop in the past offered a comparable ring, but nothing can compare to the infamous Madrid landmark.
In his second Red Bull X-Fighters event of the year, young Australian Josh Sheehan continues to impress, placing third in Rome followed by Madrid.
Fans in Madrid are second to none when it comes to the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour. Being the birthplace of the tour, you'd expect some hardcore followers.
Blake 'Bilko' Williams is the 2009 X Games Freestyle Moto X gold medalist, but since that win, he's been having trouble breaking into the top three. After a huge final run, Bilko made his first podium of the year with a second place finish.
Robbie Maddison has had a tough year with injuries. After multiple crashes in practice in Madrid, Maddo made the decision to sit out the night show. He'll be back for Poland next month.
Tricks like this seatgrab indy flip, along with a host of other top-notch tricks put Dany Torres on the top of the podium in Madrid. It was his second victory of the 2011 tour, with his first coming in Dubai.
Madrid marked Andre Villa's first X-Fighters finish outside the podium. Though not far out, his fifth place finish came as a surprise to him after Bilko knocked him out in the semifinals.
The likeable Australian Josh Sheehan has a bright future ahead of him. Maybe that's why Red Bull awarded him with a helmet sponsorship?
Another Spanish local, Maikel Melero, had the entire Plaza de Toros behind him every time he hit the course. Melero surprised many by pulling off a fourth place finish is such a competitive, international field.
Got wings? How about bullhorns? Josh Sheehan, Dany Torres, and Blake Williams show off their unique hardware after the big show. After party time!