Friday night’s Moto X Doubles competition promises a special treat with motocross legends teaming up for top scores. The crowd will be stoked to see Donnybrook, Australia’s Josh Sheehan who is on a mission at X Games Sydney: After missing the podium at X Games Minneapolis, the six-time X Games medalist will be competing not only in Moto X Doubles, but Moto X Freestyle, Moto X Best Trick, and Moto X Best Whip. Will Sheehan make history as the first motocross rider to win three Moto X gold medals at the same X Games? The Doubles event also features FMX innovator Taka Higashino in his 12th X Games appearance and Harry Bink, who closely missed the podium in Minneapolis after dealing with a dislocated shoulder.
The motocross action continues on Saturday with Moto X Freestyle, where Josh Sheehan, Taka Higashino and Harry Bink return as top contenders, this time for solo scores. The three bring history-making talent to the table, including the world’s first triple backflip (Sheehan, 2015), the first Rock Solid front flip (Bink, 2017) and the first Japanese X Games medal (Higashino, 2010). The three will also be battling for podium spots in Moto X Best Trick on Sunday.
Sunday closes out a high-octane weekend at X Games Sydney with a triple Moto X banger: In Moto X Best Whip, Monster Energy’s Jarryd McNeil is coming in hot off a recent gold medal at X Games Minneapolis that brought his record to 11 medals, including six gold medals. Also no stranger to massively contorted whips, his teammate Axell Hodges is looking to better this summer’s bronze medal, while Josh Sheehan is gunning for his first Best Whip medal at X Games.
In Moto X Quarterpipe High Air, the main question is: Will Monster Energy’s Axell Hodges soar above the competition once again after clinching the top spot at X Games Minneapolis this summer? He will be facing a field stacked with top aerialists, including teammate and local favorite Jarryd McNeil from Yarrawonga, Australia, who is known for his high-air chops in Step Up.
X Games fans in the United States can watch 16.5 hours of live competition coverage from the inaugural X Games Sydney beginning Thursday, October 18, on the X Games Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. Additionally, four hours of event recap coverage will air on ABC as part of the World of X Games series, beginning Sunday, October 28.
Fans can also follow the latest news and highlights across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more.
In addition to all of the content on ESPN’s U.S.-based media platforms, X Games Sydney 2018 will be televised globally in 190 countries and territories to more than 495 million homes. Don’t miss out on the action in Sydney.
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