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Matthias Walkner Interview

It’s like a fairy-tale. In 2017, Matthias Walkner finished runner-up at the Rally Dakar. A year later, after working hard on both his fitness and navigation, he returned to the Dakar on the new KTM 450 RALLY machine he’d helped to develop. After two weeks of riding in one of the toughest Dakars ever, Matthias clinched victory – an Austrian ...

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Interview : Jeremy Van Horebeek

With the pedigree in MXGP being higher than ever, being better than the rest is almost an impossible task. Determined to achieve the same results and consistency that made him the Vice World Champion in 2014, Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing’s Jeremy Van Horebeek has been tweaking his program eager to find an extra ‘something’ that will propel him to ...

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Interview: Mickey Wilson

XM: Mickey, how did you get involved in slacklining and tell us a bit about your story? MW: I stepped onto my first slackline when I was a freshman but hated it at first.  I wasn’t a natural at it and I let my pride and frustrations win so I never slacklined much. That all changed at the end of ...

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Interview: Alex Coleborn

We caught up with British BMX ace, Alex Coleborn during his performance at the Urban Beats Festival held at The Beach, JBR XM: Alex, this is your first trip to Dubai – what do you think of it here and how does it compare to other events? AC: I love it here, it’s just a completely different lifestyle. To compare it to ...

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Interview: Julien Cudot

After covering the Urban Beats Festival hosted by Flow Events, we caught up with the 24 year old French Inline star, Julien Cudot, world record holder and multiple time FISE World Series event winner. XM: Julien, this is your first time performing in Dubai? How do you like it? JC: Yes, my first time ever in Dubai and I literally ...

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Interview: Alvaro Fernandez DeAguirre

XM: You’re originally from Spain, how did you get started in Flatland BMX and how did you end up here in the UAE? AF: It all started 12 years ago when I was 15 or 16 years old, just for fun after seeing my neighbour riding around backwards on his BMX and I thought it was really cool. So after ...

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Interview: Mohammed Balooshi

Multiple time Arab National Champion, RedBull athlete, Cross Country Rally rider and now the winner of the Emirates Desert Championship MOTO category. XMotionMag sits down with Mohammed Balooshi to chat about his career, his recent championship win and what the future holds for the likeable Emirati. XM: First off, congratulations on being crowned the Emirates Desert Championship Moto Overall champion. ...

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Interview: Alaa (Capitano) Dandachli

27 year old Alaa (Capitano) Dandachli, originally from Lebanon has resided in Dubai for the past 15 years. ‘Capitano’ has made a name for himself in recent years on the beaches of Dubai. We catch up with the fun loving Lebanese Kite- Boarder. XM: Capitano! It’s been quite a bit of time since we’ve caught up. You’ve been busy but ...

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Interview: Sam Sunderland

2017 Dakar Winner, runner up in the 2015 and 2016 FIM Cross Country World Championship, multiple time rally winner…. Sam Sunderland has had two very solid and consistent years in the Cross Country Rally World Championship series aboard his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing machine, consistently fighting for rally wins and podiums, capping it all off with his historic win ...

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Interview: Steven Dauliach

7x Jet-ski Pro Class World Champion, Team XBJ Racing Athlete, Founder of Searide Dubai. XMotionMag sits down with the Dubai based Frenchman to chat about racing, business and life in Dubai. XM: First and foremost, huge congratulations on the wedding. We love the new touch ‘Just married’ on the back of the Ski. How has married life been treating you? ...

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