Clinton Moore to attempt the impossible in Sydney
BUNDABERG'S Clinton Moore will attempt a world-first trick next month that he says fans will have to see to believe.
The former freestyle motocross world champion is the first to put up his hand to compete in the Monster Energy Best Trick contest at the 2016 AUS-X Open in Sydney.
In the world of FMX, the Best Trick contest is fairly self-explanatory; perform your hardest, most difficult stunt on a motorcycle.
Best-trick contests have been responsible for tricks such as the double backflip, numerous backflip variations, frontflip combinations, 360 and 540 spins.
Moore believes best-trick contests are vital, as it provides riders the platform to showcase a never-before-seen trick.
"It (Best Trick) is vital to the sports progression because it gives riders the motivation and chance to show the world the next big thing,” he said.
"Having events like the AUS-X Open showcase Best Trick is instrumental for the sport's evolution.”
Moore said the general public would not realise such a sport existed if they never had the chance to see it.
"And now we have the chance to blow Australia's mind and millions around the world, at the AUS-X Open,” he said.
Moore says landing a world-first trick FMX trick in Australia would be a special moment in his career.
"I'm really looking forward to competing at the 2016 AUS-X Open,” Moore said.
"I love competing and to have a Best Trick competition on home soil, it just brings another element to the whole event.
"You always want to win in your home country.”
Moore said Aussies were some of the most passionate FMX fans in the world.
"I'm ready to throw down a world-first trick, and I'm excited to see what my competition is bringing to the table too,” Moore said.
An international supercross exclusive will run alongside the FMX Best Trick' competition, where an plenty of the world's best is expected to be confirmed in the following weeks.
The AUS-X Open starts at Qudos Bank Arena on November 12 and 13. Tickets are available at Ticketek.