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Aside from the Monster Energy Cup, the AUS-X Open has become the most exciting off-season event. The relatively-new race, which is held in Sydney each November, never fails to attract some incredible talent. This year will be no different, as Justin Barcia confirmed his participation earlier today.
"I have been following the Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney since the first year back in 2015 and I am pumped to head to Australia for the first time in my career," Justin Barcia said in a press release. "The AUS-X Open demands perfection against the best riders on the planet and I have my sights set on one thing only, winning in Sydney! I have heard the event has some of the most insane fans and inside the stadium is deafening – that is the sort of racing environment I thrive off."
"We are really pumped to have someone of Justin's caliber competing at this year's Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney," Adam Bailey, the event co-found and director, said. "It is always exciting when the world's best come down under to compete, especially for the first time, at our event. Justin is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents on two wheels and he brings with him a style and charisma that is sure to wow fans in Sydney on November 10."
A handful of high-profile participants are expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Dean Wilson took the first main event win last year, then Jason Anderson won on the second night.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy Media/Octopi
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