München Mania: Freestyle Motocross Star Thomas Pages Dazzles With 540 Rotation to Dominate X Fighters in Germany
“The heart of Bavaria has just been sold to a Frenchman!”
A super hyped commentator at Red Bull X Fighters Munich summed up what was a stunning evening of Freestyle Motocross madness in the sprawling German city and capital of the famed region. Referring to Oakley’s own FMX star, Thomas Pages, the amped announcer had the privilege of calling the ultra heated contest that saw the French phenom knock off fellow Oakley star and defending series champion, Dany Torres in stunning fashion. ‘Flipping his bike 540 degrees in the air’ fashion, that is.
“I had so many hot tricks to do tonight and felt the crowd pushing me on,” said Thomas, rocking his Oakley motocross goggles. “This was the scariest event I’ve ever done.”
It may have been the most spine tingling. But not by much.
The European maniac had been dazzling audiences worldwide all season up to this point – throwing down tricks never before seen on a dirt bike. But he clearly outdid himself in Bavaria, busting out a Special Flip off the seat of his bike, a Volt that had him spinning in mid-air above his bike and the Flair – rotating 540 degrees in mid-air to bring the German crowd to its feet in a frenzy.
No one would even come close as Thomas would rocket up the Championship Standings to tie fellow Oakley star, Levi Sherwood of New Zealand (victor at the previous tour stop in Madrid, Spain), at 235 points. Levi had previously held an 80-point lead charging into Munich.
With that, all three Oakley stars (Pages, Sherwood and Spain’s Torres) are in control of the top three spots as the X Fighters season rages on.
Recap Video – Courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool (Hosted by Oakley’s own Ronnie Renner)
1. Thomas Pages
2. Dany Torres
3. Eigo Sato
1. Levi Sherwood – 235 points
2. Thomas Pages – 235
3. Dany Torres – 185