-- X-Games medallist to headline Australia's inaugural Speed & Style
X-Games gold, silver and bronze medallist Blake “Bilko” Williams will be the man
to beat when Speed and Style makes its Australian debut at this weekend's
opening round of the 2013 Milwaukee presents the Terex Australian Supercross
The Victorian, who was awarded a silver medal in Speed and Style at X-Games in
August, will jet in for the inaugural running of the popular freestyle motocross
“I am really excited that Speed and Style is being run with the Australian
Supercross Championship,” Williams said. “It is a great fan spectacle and I am
looking forward to heading to Darwin. The last time I was there was in 2010.
"I think it will be a huge hit in Australia and I am pumped to be part of its
The six-rider line-up will also include X-Fighters medallist Robbie Adelberg,
Brenton Dragger, prodigy of Cameron Sinclair, local rider Chris Cameleri and
International Entertainment Group (IEG) Managing Director Yarrive Konsky said he
was proud to have created such an epic event that encompasses the three popular
"It's hard to believe we are going to have this many world renown riders in one
place for our first ever motorcycle event that encompasses all disciplines."
"Blake “Bilko” Williams is huge coup. He is an X-Games gold medallist, Nitro
Circus and Crusty Demons performer and a Redbull X-fighters medallist, he truly
is one of the worlds greats FMX riders. We have also confirmed Robbie Adelberg
who won the third round of the X-Fighters World Tour earlier this year. It is
going to be an epic weekend.
"Josh Hill, Gavin Faith and Weston Peick are all coming over from America for
Supercross and we have a very strong Superbike field that includes WSBK
finishers Glen Allerton, Wayne Maxwell and Jamie Stauffer.
"I am so proud of this epic weekend of extreme motorsport that we have created
in Darwin. Over 150 of Australia’s best Superbike and Supercross racers as well
as Speed and Style and freestyle motocross, road bike stunts and 20 of the Top
End's budding young racers who will contest the KTM Mini Masters – it really
will move people," Konsky continued.
Speed and Style, which was first run at X-Games in 2008, sees riders race
head-to-head around a purpose built track featuring Supercross style jumps and a
number of freestyle ramps.
Riders must include one trick per lap in their run and are awarded points on
style (execution and difficulty of tricks) as well as points for speed (the
overall race winner to receive bonus points).