Interview: Mat Rebeaud

Swatch marks 7th year with Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, April 12, 2013

DUBAI: Swatch steps up once again with renewed big brand commitment to freestyle motocross (FMX) and one of the most spectacular upcoming events – as official partner of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour 2013 and the Swatch connects with the thrills, chills and high-risk excitement of this 6-stop tour starting at Dubai.
Growing popularity and fan demand have led to the World Tour’s expansion in 2013 to Japan and South Africa, with six stops in all. Along with stops in Dubai (UAE), Glen Helen (USA), Madrid (ESP), the X-Fighters are competing for glory this year in Osaka (JAP) and Pretoria (RSA). And, for the first time since 2010, they were back entertaining the crowds in Mexico City (MEX) — at the World Tour 2013’s first stop.Image
As the World Tour 2013 shifts into high gear, all eyes are on the young New Zealander and Swatch Proteam member Levi Sherwood, the 2012 season World Champion and at 21 years old, the youngest ever to win the crown. Levi’s fellow Swatch proteam member (and Swiss hero) Mat Rebeaud will be X-Fighting too, challenging himself and fellow riders to up the stakes and thrill the crowds with new tricks and even more daring and spectacular stunts. It’s already amazing to see the riders jump their bikes over distances up to 30 metres, reaching heights of 15 metres while performing unbelievable tricks on, over, under and alongside their air-borne motorcycles.
Rebeaud while talking to The Gulf Today while in a store event at the Swatch outlet in Mall of Emirates, Dubai on Wednesday assure more fun with thrilling performances in the upcoming event in the emirate.
“I’m very excited to be part of the X-Fighters in Dubai for second time as this year the spectators will witness some of brand new tricks first time to be showcased here. I have been develop many new tricks to show the spectators in Dubai and hopefully the other riders will also have in their hands some most stunning stunts to surprise everyone,” he assured.
He further said that for the last five years he has been brand ambassador of Swatch and proud to be part of the prominent Swiss brand. “I’m proud Swiss to be part of the Swiss brand and will be happy to continue the partnership in the future. Besides taking part of the upcoming event in Dubai, I will be more than happy to suggest youngsters to learn the sports if I have any such opportunity in Dubai,” he added.
The store event at the Mall of Emirates was full pack with the fans and took great interest in the new release of Swatch exclusive of X-Fighters event and being available at the Swatch store at Dubai Mall and Mall of Emirates with the price tag of Dhs430.

~ by jamilkhan on April 12, 2013.

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