Stewart Will Defend Title

Red Bull Straight Rhythm 2015

maddix park mx  Alex Gobert

Last year's winner Stewart to defend inaugural title.

For the second straight year Red Bull Straight Rhythm is poised to take over Fairplex in Pomona, California, with a 1/2 mile of pure supercross, served straight-up.

On 11 October, rhythm sections, massive jumps and challenging whoop sections will pit 24 of the world’s best 250 and 450 racers in head-to-head bracket-style competition until a champion is crowned in both classes.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm was introduced to the world as a concept in 2013, then brought to competition format in 2014. There has never been a race like Straight Rhythm; professional motocross and supercross has forever been characterised by long races, where calculation and stamina play a major factor.

At Straight Rhythm, with races lasting in the neighborhood of 60 seconds, there is no time to think and ride a steady pace; the strategy is sprint, or lose.

“The Red Bull Straight Rhythm course demands a style of riding unlike the traditional tracks we face all year long,” said defending champion James Stewart. “Ultimately there’s less time to recover from a mistake so the goal is to maintain a certain rhythmic tempo. It’s a definite challenge.”

In 2014, both James Stewart and Marvin Musquin went undefeated to take the inaugural Straight Rhythm crown in the Open and 250 classes, respectively.

The race’s unique style also attracts riders of a different caliber, such as motorsports demigod, Travis Pastrana. TP made his return to moto racing at Straight Rhythm 2014, taking a liking to the sprint format and even seizing the opportunity to race his 500cc RM-Zilla two-stroke.

Red Bull Straight Rhythm will once again be aired on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, airing the race’s second running. Ticket information will be coming soon.

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