BMX and Skateboarding, both equally challenging in an exciting, fun way! We’ve challenged two skateboarders and two BMX riders to go head-tohead in a race event organized by XTORK. Here is what happened…
We decided to set up a race between two skateboarders and two BMX riders in an exhilarating race to the finish on a pump track. Unlike, a conventional street park the new setting provides equal ground for both the crews to show their skills and speed coming out on top!
The race was a tag team event with a referee to assist in the proceedings. For the purpose of this adrenaline filled race we needed something with equal ruggedness and utility, the all-new Chevrolet Silverado.
The Silverado name is synonymous with being one of the best trucks in its class both in terms of its off-roading capabilities as well as its spacious cabin and creature comforts. Michal Leszczynski, 30 from Poland and Gustav Brandt, 32 from South Africa together were the bmx team. Ian Bruce Azarraga (Bruce), 33 and Alon Avilla, 28 from the Philippines were the longboarding team. Both teams were picked up in vehicle of choice the Silverado before they were ready to dish out to see who is supreme in this race for brags and glory. Gustav and Bruce had the chance to test out the Silverado prior to the race. Gustav’s dream to own a truck like this and describes the car experience as “gentle yet very powerful”. For Bruce, he describes it as “efficient and essential for the desert”. For long trips like this one, the Silverado came in handy by getting the team successfully and safely to the event as well as having enough space to store all the bikes, skateboards, and all the essentials required for the trip.
Michal was pumped about this race event because he got to meet people who have similar interests. Although the track was quite short, it was pretty fast which gave Michal an advantage. Gustav agrees, he also said, “the track was pretty epic! Fast and flowy, I learned that you need to be fit for what we experienced. My legs were dead afterwards!”
Although the heat was a challenge, Alon says that it motivated him! “I loved this race! It would be great if we can have more of these races in Qatar to motivate the community to join extreme sports!” Bruce pointed out that the track was made for cycling, rather than skateboarding and riders, however, the race still went on and “we pulled it off!”