Almost exactly a year ago, people in Mumbai stood witness to some gravity-defying motorcycle stunts with Red Bull bringing its FMX Jam to Mumbai for the very first time. The line-up of performers included renowned freestyle motocross riders like Robbie Maddison, Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour Champion Tom Pagès, Martin Koren, Radek Bilek, Julien Vanstippen and even Russian FMX champion Alexey Kolesnikov.
Widely regarded as the most prominent FMX athlete that Russia has ever produced, Alexey kicked off his motorsport career at the age of 12 with motocross, before trying his hand at enduro rallies and then FMX. Last evening, he returned to India and performed as part of SRM University’s Milan Colosseum sports festival in Chennai, where he demonstrated a series of mid-air stunts despite the limited space and practice he had at the venue.
We got to sit down with Alexey for a brief chat where he told us about how he got into the sport and what he thinks of the Indian two-wheeler stunt scene. Stay tuned for the full story.