A new motorcycle racing competition will throw dirt June 4 during the inaugural Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing at ESPN’s X Games Austin. Harley-Davidson sponsored two flat-track exhibitions last year, and thousands of fans took to social media to express their excitement for the sport.
The inaugural race is an invitational format, with athletes from around the world receiving the opportunity to be part of the action. The Harley-Davidson XR 750 also joins the field of motorcycles battling for the top podium position at Circuit of The Americas. The gold medalist will be awarded a brand-new Harley-Davidson Street 750 motorcycle.
“This is great for our sport,” said Brad Baker, Harley-Davidson Factory Flat-Track team rider, “X Games is about performance, and flat-track racing is the perfect addition to this competition, allowing athletes from around the world to showcase just how they push the boundaries in their sport.”
The Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing competition is scheduled to air on ESPN at 9 p.m. (EST), June 4. For details on the race and a list of invited flat-track athletes, visit xgames.com. PLEASE NOTE: This information is subject to change. Tickets for Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing are available for purchase starting April 15 at www.ticketmaster.com/xgames.
Invited X Games Athletes take to Twitter
On April 16, from 1 to 2 p.m., fans are invited to join two of the sport’s undisputed experts, 2013 and 2014 Pro Flat-Track Grand National champions, Brad Baker and Jared Mees who are taking to Twitter to talk about the X Games Austin flat-track announcement. Questions can be submitted starting April 15 and throughout the live Q&A session by using #XGamesFlatTrack on Twitter.