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Red Bull X-Fighters Istanbul canceled

Heavy winds forces cancellation of third stop on 2012 world tour

Originally Published: June 16, 2012
By Colin Bane | ESPN.com

The third stop of the 2012 Red Bull X-Fighters International Freestyle Motocross world tour was canceled Saturday because of heavy winds at the venue at Kazliçesme Square in Istanbul, reducing the 2012 tour from six stops to five. Qualifying rounds on Friday were also canceled because of the weather.

"The No. 1 priority for us is the safety of the athletes," explained Red Bull X-Fighters sports director [and frequent ESPN.com contributor] Tes Sewell, in an official statement on Saturday. ...

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