Sentosa, Singapore - The sand, sun and of course the sea were all elements that came into play during last weekend’s 2018 Singapore MX Beach Race Round 1 that was held along Siloso Beach. Hundreds of spectators descended around the track to witness the country’s only Motocross beach race that’s being held for the second time in two years.
This time round the size of the track has been increased three-fold allowing for even more jumps and an increase in overall speed for the riders. Good news for the riders, but along with that is also an increase in technical difficulty too as the sand along Siloso Beach is particularly fine and soft - which proved to be a challenge for bigger bikes.
The 2018 edition of the Singapore MX Beach Race brought together over 100 Motocross riders from across the region spread out in 13 race categories during the two-day action-filled race event. Supported by Sentosa, the Singapore MX Beach Race is organised by World Motocross Champion and trainer to various MX Champions, Pablo Toribio.
As an international MX Champion and professional course designer himself, Pablo crafted out the course for the race, upping the ante since last year’s track layout, which was also designed by the man. Motocross riders of varying experience levels then took to the beach circuit, testing their mettle over big jumps, whoop sections and high speed corners.
The course proved to be an even bigger challenge for the riders many of whom are returning from last year’s race. Motocross is a form of off-road motorcycle racing reserved for the toughest of athletes as the sport itself keeps the heart rate of the riders between 90-100%.