Sherwood second in X-Fighters world tour stop

Last updated 09:23 13/04/2013
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SECOND: Levi Sherwood finished runner-up in the second stop of the X-Fighters world tour.

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New Zealand motorcycle star Levi Sherwood finished second in the second stop of the X-Fighters world tour in Dubai this morning.

Sherwood, the defending champ in this leg of the Red Bull-sponsored MotoFX extravaganza, was beaten in the final by Spain's Dany Torres, the 2011 Dubai champion.

The runner-up finish dropped Sherwood to third on the points table after the opening two events.

Torres' win sees him lead the series from France's Thomas Pages.

Sherwood won the tour last year and now faces some catching-up to hold on to his crown with four more events scheduled.

The Dubai course favoured more technical riding and Pages, who had won the series opener in Mexico, paid the price with a heavy crash.

"I was really scared but I did good," Pagès said, nursing a sore arm but promising a strong return.

"I've got confidence and I'll be back. I don't really know what went wrong ... you've just got to go for it and stop thinking."

The leading riders, including Sherwood, now head to Brazil for the X-Games next week before resuming the X-Fighters tour in California on May 11.

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