SA’s premier FMX event returns for another thrilling event at Montecasino
LW Mag is excited to announce that South Africa’s premier FMX event, King of the Whip – Best Whip Contest, in association with Ford, Monster Energy, Yamaha, Garmin, GoPro, Motul, and Estrella Cerveza, returns to the Outdoor Events Area for another thrilling event.
Witness top Motocross and Freestyle Motocross athletes battling it out for a share of the prize purse and see who will be 2023’s King of the Whip.
Doors open at 2 pm with proceedings set to kick off at 4 pm and continue into the evening with the anticipated showdown taking place under the night skies and flashes of pyrotechnics.
Riders scoring enough points through the Best Whip qualifying rounds will advance to the semi-finals and finals. Judges will be looking at style, amplitude, and variation into account when allocating scores. The FMX Best Trick contest will feature both right-side-up and up-side-down trick categories.
Three-time X-Games medallist Julien Vanstippen (Belgium) claimed the crown in 2022 ahead of South African riders – Freestyle Motocross star Dallan Goldman and National Motocross contender Jesse Wright. Both the local and international competing riders list will be revealed soon.
A manoeuvre is performed on a motorcycle, usually during a motocross or freestyle motocross contest, in which the rider brings the rear of the motorcycle abruptly around to either side. Performed while the machine is airborne off a jump. In very extreme whips, the rear of the motorcycle will end up perpendicular to the direction of travel, in addition to the motorcycle being laid flat. The purpose of the whip is to show off, to alter the trajectory of the bike in flight, and to scrub speed over jumps.
We are inviting everyone – families, and friends, to join in witnessing this highly anticipated, action-packed event.