If you’re one for the thrills and adrenaline pumping action of BMX and MTB riding, your chance to finally shine has finally arrived to Fujairah.
The ultimate pump track showdown Red Bull Pump Track World Championship is making its UAE debut this September, making it the first sports event in the region for bike riders to compete on an equal platform.
Taking place on Friday September 20 at Fujairah Adventures, the giant skate park that opened earlier this year, the competition is part of a global series, with qualifiers confirmed for more than 20 events in Europe, North America, South America and now the UAE.
What exactly is a pump track, you ask? They combine rolling jumps with banked turns, with riders using track features to gain momentum and complete the course as fast as possible. Momentum is the name of the game here.
As for the competition, open to men and women, begins with timed qualifier runs from which the top 32 competitors will move on to the knockout heats. It will take place in either a head-to-head battle or a time trial format.
Finally, the top four men and women from each round will advance to the World Championship finals. Good luck, riders.
Bikers will want to be at the top of their game, as Kuwaiti BMX rider and Red Bull athlete Mansour Al Safran will be making a special appearance in Fujairah.
He’ll be showing off all his expert tricks at the event, and better yet, he’ll be offering support to competitors on the day.
Have radical BMX or MTB skills? To sign up, visit the red bull pump track site right here. Each qualifier is limited to 110 men and 110 women, so the sooner you sign up, the better.
For more information, be sure to visit www.redbullpumptrackworldchampionship.com.
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Let the race begin…
Fri Sep 20. Fujairah Adventures, Fujairah, www.redbullpumptrackworldchampionship.com/register-now.