X-Fighters Istanbul 2012: changed location + demonstration jumps

© J. Mitter – redbullxfighters.com

Even big and worldwide events have to solve unexpected problems from time to time. Istanbul will host the Red Bull X-Fighters for the first time. However, it will not be hold at the Yedikule Dungeons as originally planned. The Turkish authorities had revoked the permission, so the venue must have been changed. The new location Kazliçesme Square is next to the ancient wall of the Yedikule Dungeons and on the shore of the Marmara Sea.

© J. Mitter – redbullxfighters.com

Despite the unpleasant fact, it brings pleasant news for the fans – the track will be bigger as planned.  To lure on more Turkish fans, the demonstration jumps were held on the historic square between the famous Hafia Sofia and Blue Mosque. Mat Rebeaud alongside of Nick Franklin from New Zealand put on a spectacular show for the local folks.

The Swiss legend had to sit out the last season due to injury. But he is back now and with Dany Torres (ESP), ), Wes Agee (USA), Maikel Melero (ESP), Blake Williams (AUS), Eigo Sato (JAP), Rob Adelberg (AUS), Thomas Pages (FRA), Levi Sherwood (NZL), Todd Potter (USA), Javier Villegas (CHL) and Jeremy Rouanet (FRA) will take all the Turkish breaths away on Saturday evening.


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