One of the biggest names in Freestyle Motocross (FMX), Josh Sheehan, joins an impressive list of motorsport talent taking part in Perth Speed Fest on Sunday 13 December 2015 at Perth Motorplex.
Currently the only rider who consistently performs the Double Backflip, Sheehan made history in April to become a bona fide legend, alongside the likes of Evel Knievel, when he landed the first ever Triple Backflip on a motorbike, a trick that took a year to train for.
In just one week, 29-year-old Sheehan will perform gravity-defying tricks and aerial stunts at Perth Speed Fest on the specialist FMX track.
Growing up on the family farm in Donnybrook, two hours south of Perth, Sheehan has made a huge impact at Night of the Jumps World Championships with six straight wins and then entered Red Bull X-Fighters and after winning he home-nation round of Sydney 2011.
Perth Speed Fest Event Director Greg McNeil said that Josh Sheehan would be on track, as well as in the air, multiple times throughout the day.
“Josh Sheehan is one of the best in the world at Freestyle Motocross – he’s exciting to watch whether you’re into bikes or not,” McNeil said.
“What he can do on a motorbike is amazing, I’m sure he’ll leave many people stunned with his spectacular moves.”
Known as one of the most innovative riders in his field, ‘Sheeny’ has stamped his authority in FMX as one of the world's best. Watch his history-making Triple Backflip here.
Sheehan joins the Perth Speed Fest team alongside Formula One star Daniel Ricciardo, Australia’s only living F1 champion Alan Jones, the only Australian on the MotoGP grid Jack Miller, reigning Australasian Superbike champion Wayne Maxwell, V8 Supercar drivers and brothers Will and Alex Davison, V8 ute racer James Brock, motorsport broadcaster Greg Rust, V8 pit lane reporter Riana Crehan, World Rally driver Alister McRae, 500cc Motorcycle hero Daryl Beattie, Perth teenager and V8 Supercar driver Alex Rullo and Asia Pacific Rally driver Dean Herridge.
Perth Speed Fest will be held on 13 December at Perth Motorplex and consist of 60 separate events showcasing more than 25 disciplines of motorsport on five customised track layouts.
For a schedule of events, more on each of the motorsport stars, maps, information, and tickets, visit www.perthspeedfest.com.