FLYING HIGH: Bundaberg's Clinton Moore still leads the 2015 Red Bull X-Fighters series despite finishing third at Madrid. He is pictured at the Plaza de Toros in Mexico City, Mexico.
FLYING HIGH: Bundaberg's Clinton Moore still leads the 2015 Red Bull X-Fighters series despite finishing third at Madrid. He is pictured at the Plaza de Toros in Mexico City, Mexico. JOERG MITTER / GLOBAL NEWSROOM /

Bundaberg rider leads X-Fighters after third place in Madrid

THE best riders in the freestyle motocross world still have their eyes still firmly focussed on Bundaberg's Clinton Moore after the third round of the 2015 Red Bull X-Fighters series.

Moore finished third in Madrid behind New Zealander Levi Sherwood in second and Tom Pages (France), who made it three straight wins in the Spanish capital.

Despite losing to Sherwood in the semi-final, Moore recovered to knock off David Rinaldo (Italy) in the battle for third to hold on to the series lead.

It was the first loss for Moore this season after winning in Mexico City and Athens, and he will be hopeful he can pilot his Yamaha to victory in the tour's next stop in Pretoria, South Africa in September.

The event was held in front of another sold-out crowd of 23,000 crazed spectators.

Page's third-straight win in Madrid defied the odds - the aura around the converted bull ring in Madrid gives it an atmosphere the calmest riders find daunting.

The Frenchman proved to a worthy winner with a magical run packed with gravity-defying jumps of up to 15m high and 30m in distance.



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