Monster Energy congratulates freestyle motocross team rider Axell Hodges on claiming X Games gold in the 2018 edition of X Games Real Moto. In the annual motocross video competition, six of the world’s best motocross riders each produced a spectacular 90-second video segment, judged by an expert jury. In a heavy-hitting roster of videos, 21-year-old Axell from Encinitas, California, took first place for his segment together with filmer and older brother Ash Hodges. Last year’s Real Moto winner and Monster Energy teammate Kris Foster from Kamloops, Canada, claimed silver for his entry with filmer Anthony Vitale.
Since its inception in 2010, the X Games Real series has been dedicated to showcasing the essence of a rider’s unique talent in a 90-second video. The competition series also includes Real BMX, Snowboarding and Skateboarding events. Teaming up with a filmer of their choosing, Real Moto riders are in full control of choosing their tricks, spots, and music – thereby providing a “real” experience of freestyle motocross captured on high-definition video under authentic conditions.
This year’s line-up of six X Games Real Moto videos were released on August 15, 2018. A panel of industry experts and motocross insiders were tasked with deciding which of the athlete-and-filmer teams received the coveted X Games medals. The final results were announced on today’s World of X Games episode on ABC television, supplemented by behind-the-scenes footage from this year’s video shoots.