Saturday, April 05, 2008

Rebeaud Rocks Mexico City

The five-stop Red Bull X-Fighters tour opened Friday at the Plaza de Toros in Mexico City, with Swiss rider Mat Rebeaud fighting his way through qualification rounds to the championship.

After defeating American Jeremy Stenberg in the semis, Rebeaud (pictured above) risked everything in the final against Spain’s Dany Torres. He delivered a perfect combination of show, acrobatics and more than just daredevil jumps in front of 43,000 fans shoehorned into a bullfighting arena.

“That was just incredible, I’m over the moon. Here in Mexico everyone really lived the emotions, including me,” said the KTM rider.

Rebeaud, 26, has the early lead in the first classification of Red Bull X-Fighters. Riders will return to action May 3 at the Sambadromo in Rio de Janeiro. Stop No. 3 on June 14 takes the X-Fighters to the Fort Worth Stockyards, where the Wild West will unite with the modern spectacle of freestyle moto X.

On the Red Bull Racing Team front, the Nos. 83 and 84 have two practice sessions today (noon and 1:20 p.m. ET) before Brian Vickers straps into Braun Racing’s No. 32 for the O’Reilly 300. In three Nationwide starts, the 2003 series champion owns a pole (Las Vegas) and best finish of fourth (Daytona).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrific post, Bull Rider. X Fighters sounds awesome, how do we see it (youtube, DVD)? Great job 83 and 84!!!

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Allmendinger now expected back in #84 at Talladega: AJ Allmendinger, originally expected back in the seat of the #84 Red Bull Racing Toyota April 12 at Phoenix, said Friday he will not return until the following week at Talladega. Mike Skinner made his first appearance in the # 84 at Las Vegas and has a best finish of 27th (at Atlanta) in four starts entering Texas. "He's said the same things that I've been saying, so just more than anything there's a peace of mind of getting back in the car and [saying], 'OK, so I'm not crazy. I am feeling the right things," Allmendinger said. He has tested for the team at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway and Nashville during his hiatus from competition.(

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH !!! - so now you guys believe me when I tell you AJ will be back for Dega. Why all the hating? I called it and now it is true. Stock car ticker will occasionaly have good info for you blogger-haters.

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about the paint scheme anon? I believe you, but is there a link to anything that shows it?

1:13 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

anon, why don't you use the name/url identity and create a nickname so people know who you are when you post? This way people might start believing your posts when you posts them instead of just seeing anonymous like 75% of the people here.

Where is the blog address? What about the paint scheme (Red Bull Sugar Free or a #85)?

1:25 PM  
Blogger Suzie said...

Yeah, if you feel you aren't being believed, you should register an account.

I'd love to see a sugar-free version of the car.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Nick said...

top ten run for BV today!!!! great job!

4:37 PM  
Anonymous Gangsta said...

6th not to bad but should of got a top three.After Stewart and Harvick were out of contention, there were three main cars: Kyle Busch, Jeff Burton, and Brian Vickers. Hope racing in nationwide helps in the sprint cup series! MS, get a good top-20 finish! And 1 more thing, did anyone else notice that the Daytona and the California/Vegas videos dissapeared?

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Curt said...

yea I noticed too, gangsta. they probably got nailed by copyrights.

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Amzy said...

Good job B.V. Get em today!

6:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

engine change for the #84. Skinner will start from the rear of the field.

10:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the end of one fuel run, BV has gained 15 positions and Skinner is already 1 lap down.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Nick said...

vickers is on fire, up to 18th from his back of the pack start!!

11:48 AM  
Anonymous Jason Lyman said...

What the fuccccck has Skinner done to earn an extra race i the 84, he hasn't gotten the car near the top 35,and this hole experiment IMHO has been a failure... AJ couldve done the same damn thing- so why has Skinner gotten another week in the car???? Cuz Talladega is just the place to put a driver who hasnt raced in 2 months... Horrible-

2:47 PM  
Blogger Brian said...

Decent run today BV and the whole 83 team. Wish it could have been a top 10 but good job picking up 20 spots.

Not saying it is much but Skinner did move the 84 team up one spot in owners points to 40th.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Suzie said...

Qualifying is easier at Talladega. If A.J. gets back in and misses the show, it would shoot his confidence. Getting in the race has to be the top priority for his return week.

Nice job today, BV.

Disappointing run for the 84, though. There is something wrong with that team that goes far deeper than the driver. I'll admit that a few weeks ago, I thought A.J.'s inexperience may have been to blame. But nothing went wrong for the team today. They just sucked.


3:07 PM  
Blogger Suzie said...

I just heard from Bob Dillner on the Speed Report that A.J. Allmendinger said he is "already starting to worry about having a Cup ride next year."

I'm just the messenger.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

now we 100% know that the problem was not AJ...Skinner is a great qualifier, though. I believe that is why he has been in the seat. I expect changes to occur soon, and I don't mean another driver.

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Curt said...

I agree.

and good job by the #83 team. I kinda expected better but it could've been worse.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Suzie said...

Well, look on the bright side. Both of our teams outperformed a 4 time champion.

7:26 PM  
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5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

haha! unfortunately Jeff was still ahead of Skinner at the time he spun.

5:40 AM  
Anonymous 83fanatic said...

Suzie, I love Bob D but he has a history of not being on top of things when it comes to silly season stuff. If RB were to let AJ go (which I don't believe) he will be in a car somewhere...he is more respected in the garage area than he does on this blog.

5:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, a season or two ago, Bob Dilner mistakenly reported some faulty information as fact - I believe it involved the RCR teams. When it shows up elsewhere, then I'll believe it.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually it was an interview with AJ saying he was worried about his position with the team.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Suzie said...

Yeah, it was an interview where A.J. said he was worried. Bob D just repeated it.

1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jason Lyman, you could not carry Skinner's helmet you idiot, let alone drive anywhere near his level. What a moron....Skinner has made EVERY race he has attempted this year, whether it be in the 27 or the 84. Don't blame him for that teams inability to have a decent car in race trim.

10:30 PM  

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