Monster Energy congratulates freestyle motocross team rider Kris Foster on winning X Games gold in this year’s X Games Real Moto contest. Competing against some of the world’s best freestyle motocross riders in an online video contest judged by an expert jury, the 29-year-old from Kamloops, Canada, claimed the win with a spectacular FMX performance. He was joined in the Top Three by Monster Energy teammate Axell Hodges from California, who took X Games silver for his epic video.
As the fifth installment of this year’s X Games Real competition series – also including Real BMX, Snowboarding and Skateboarding events – X Games Real Moto began on August 16 with videos from five athletes released online via the official X Games website.
Originally launched with the X Games Real Street competition in 2010, the main goal of the X Games Real series is to showcase the essence of a rider’s unique talent in a 90-second video, created with a filmer of the rider’s choosing. Real Moto riders selected their own tricks, spots, and music – thereby providing a “real” experience of FMX via premium video content outside the big stadium events.
A panel of industry experts decided the winning athlete-and-filmer teams, announced on today’s World of X Games episode aired on ABC, supplemented by behind-the-scenes footage from this year’s video shoots.