Moore receives invite to Madrid
THE profile of high-flying Bundaberg talent Clinton Moore has continued to soar with an invitation to ride in the Madrid leg of the prestigious Red Bull X-Fighter competition.
Moore, 22, recently returned from a tour of Australia with the Nitro Circus and will now pack his bags for Spain to compete for one of two wild card entries into the main competition.
“This is probably the biggest stage of freestyle motocross so it’s an amazing opportunity and an opportunity I won’t take lightly,” he said.
If Moore manages to claim one of the two wildcard entries he will take 10th place in the X-Fighter competition and be eligible to contest in upcoming legs of the tour in London and Italy.
“I never thought I’d reach this level so it’s all been a bit surreal but hopefully I can knuckle down and get noticed over there.”
Moore has been riding motorbikes since he was four years old and honed his skills on his parents’ Moorlands Road cane farm.
He has been hitting a makeshift freestyle training ground on the property complete with two 75m jumps and a foam pit in the lead-up to his Madrid appearance.
“I’ve been spending every afternoon, every weekend and every spare moment I get during the day down there,” he said.
“I’ll be competing against the world’s best so it’s important I’m on top of my game when I get over there.”
Moore has made a name for himself being the first Australian rider to master the body varial and one of only two riders in the world.
He is currently working on the 720 degree rotation, and hopes to be the first ever rider to master it.
“I’ve got it down to the last quarter turn,” he said.
“There’s a bit of work left to do but I’m confident I can get it down.”
Moore will leave for Madrid on Monday ahead of the wildcard competition the following day.