MARCH 24 2010
MEDIA RELEASE â CAM SINCLAIR TO MAKE HISTORY THIS WEEKEND AT THE MCG
Victorian Freestyle Motocross (FMX) hero Cam Sinclair will launch his miraculous return to extreme sports this Saturday March 27th, by making history in Melbourneâs iconic MCG.
Sinclair who was critically injured whilst competing in Madrid, Spain last July, will attempt to be the first person ever to ride a motorcycle on the hallowed turf of Melbourneâs landmark sporting arena. Sinclair will perform as part of the Melbourne Football Clubâs âYouth Round,â the first of the official AFL season.
The theme for this weekends Youth Round is called âDare to Dreamâ, with children and youths of all ages encouraged to attend the game. Over 200 are expected to gather on the ground pre match to send a message to the world to dream big and reach for the stars.
Sinclair fits the bill perfectly as the roundsâ pre match entertainment. His boyhood dream of riding motorcycles professionally and doing so in Melbourneâs biggest sporting arena the MCG is only days away from becoming a reality and under the most incredible circumstances.
Only days after making history by becoming the first person ever to land a motorcycle double back-flip during a competition run, Sinclair suffered a sickening crash while attempting the same feat in Madrid, Spain last July. Sinclair approached the jump only slightly too slowly and under-rotated badly; he suffered multiple serious injuries and very nearly lost his life due to massive internal bleeding and head trauma.
Now, only eight months later, Sinclair is ready to perform again and doing so in his home town will make this the ride of his life to date.
âI am just so excited to get out there and ride again. Iâve been working towards this moment since I was released from hospital in Spain; spending nearly every day in Rehab and at the gym trying to get my body right.â Cam Sinclair said.
âThe opportunity to realise my dream and be the first person ever to ride on the MCG is such a privilege; I will be giving my all to put on a show for every single person there. I want to show them that it is possible to achieve anything in life Â - you just have to work hard and give it everything youâve got.â
Sinclairâs FMX career has literally hit new heights in recent years. In 2008 he set a Guinness World Record for the longest distance ever back-flipped on a motorcycle (129 ft) and soon after became the third person ever to land a double back-flip on a motorcycle. Sinclairâs long list of recent achievements include:
- World record longest back-flip (129 FT)
- World first double back-flip in a competition run (Texas, USA 2009)
- 4th Red Bull X Fighters FMX World Championships (Mexico City, Mexico 2009)
- 3rd Red Bull X Fighters FMX World Championships (Texas, USA 2009)
- Most double back-flips ever landed to date (25)
- Current Australasian Dirt Bike Magazine FMX rider of the year
- 2009 AFMX Awards âbiggest slamâ winner
- Star of âCrusty Demons World Toursâ (2004 â Current)
- Star in upcoming âNitro Circus Live Tourâ
For more information on Cam Sinclair visit his website www.camsinclair.com.au.
To see Sinclairâs accident from Madrid last July, press play below.Â Please be advised that this video is of a graphic nature and may not be suitable for all viewers.