Gdansk, 23rd March 2013: After missing out on staging NIGHT of the JUMPs last year, Poland once again rolled out the red carpet for the world’s top freestylers at the Ergo Arena in Gdansk, the venue for the fourth round of the 2013 FIM Freestyle MX World Championship. …l’articolo continua »
The FMX Awards 2012 Tom Pages, Taka Higashino and Luc Ackermann are the big winners at the FMX Awards 2012
French freestyle star Tom Pages has been voted Best International Freestyle Motocross Rider by the international FMX community. Garnering 35.3% of the vote, he was a clear winner over second-placed Levi Sherwood (NZL, 23.7%). Pages also picked up the Best European FMX Rider award, another of the major accolades being contested. Only in the Best FMX Trick Innovation category did Tom Pages have to settle for second place, his “Special Flip” edged out by the “Rock Solid Backflip” of Taka Higashino. …l’articolo continua »
NIGHT of the JUMPs Gdansk 2013 – Freestyle Motocross World Championship touches down in Poland for second time
NIGHT of the JUMPs finally returns to Poland after missing a year. Adrenaline and extreme action are guaranteed on 23rd March, when the world’s best FMX riders take to the air in Gdansk’s Ergo Arena for the fourth round of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship. Two local riders, Artur Puzio and Jan Kaszuba will be lining up at the start, having qualified for the field with wildcards from the Polish Association. Puzio took part in the 2011 World Championship Grand Prix, but Kaszuba will be making his NIGHT of the JUMPs debut this weekend. Fellow Poles will cheer them on wildly in their bid to win through against the world’s freestyle elite and somehow reach the final. …l’articolo continua »
For the first time ever in FreeStyle Motocross history, the top riders of the “Night of the Jumps”, the official FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Championship, will join ranks and team up under their national flags to conquer the “FreeStyle Crown”. …l’articolo continua »
Sofia, 15th December 2012: All hell broke loose on Saturday in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia as the freestyle motocross riders came together in the Armeec Arena for the final competition in this year’s NIGHT of the JUMPS / FIM Freestyle MX World Championship series. The FMX riders fought it out for the last time this year in front of more than 9,000 fans. …l’articolo continua »
The curtain will go up on the final showdown of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship in Bulgaria, Saturday 15th December. Twelve freestyle motocrossers from three continents will go head-to-head at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in the Arena Armeec Sofia, as they tussle for the concluding points in this year’s FMX World Championship. The 2012 world championship may have already been decided (Remi Bizouard), but the battle for bronze in particular is hotting up.
Remi Bizouard has an unassailable position at the top of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship, followed by Podmol in second place on 172 points. The Czech rider’s silver appears to be in the bag and will probably remain there, since third-placed David Rinaldo trails him by 34 points. However, Rinaldo will once again have to perform his toughest tricks in Sofia, including the Doublegrab Backflip, if he is to fend off his main rivals, among them, fellow Frenchman Brice Izzo, who is just seven points behind. …l’articolo continua »
Riga, 27th October 2012: The FMX elite assembled in Arena Riga for the penultimate contest of the 2012 FIM Freestyle MX World Championship on Saturday. On this occasion, NIGHT of the JUMPS could justifiably have been rebranded as NIGHT of the COMEBACKS, with the trio of Josh Sheehan (Australia), Javier Villegas (Chile) and Maikel Melero (Spain) making their return to World Championship competition after a long absence.
For Sheehan and Villegas, the qualification stage went pretty much to plan, with both of them going through in second and third positions on equal points. David Rinaldo also matched their score to qualify for the final. Libor Podmol, who had to get past the preliminary stage if he was to keep alive his slender hopes of taking the title, duly progressed on the basis of his Indyflip combos. Joining the above in sixth place was Hannes Ackermann after performing the most extreme Tsunami Flip of the season. But once again dominating proceedings was Remi Bizouard who, not content to play it safe, went into all-out attack mode. …l’articolo continua »
NIGHT of the JUMPs Riga 2012 Title chase to be decided on the Baltic? Freestyle MX World Championship goes into high-voltage eleventh round
The FIM Freestyle Motocross World Championship is entering a decisive phase. On Saturday 27th October, the world’s top freestyle motocross riders will convene in the Arena Riga for the Latvian Grand Prix in the NIGHT of the JUMPS series. Championship points will be awarded for the eleventh time in the current season. Total focus, a tense atmosphere and maximum adrenaline are on the agenda, as series leader Remi Bizouard goes for the win that will secure him the world title ahead of time. …l’articolo continua »
“Cologne is to host the FMX World Championship!” The news spread like wildfire amongst motocross fans in Germany. After the event in Barcelona was cancelled by the local promoter “for technical reasons”, the NIGHT of the JUMPS backroom team and the FIM quickly came up with Plan B. A few short phone calls later, the international NIGHT of the JUMPS event scheduled to take place on 6th October at the LANXESS arena in Cologne was upgraded to the status of Round 10 in this year’s FIM Freestyle Motocross World Championship. The Rhinelanders can now look forward to extreme sport at its very best, featuring the world’s top riders. …l’articolo continua »
Guangzhou, 15th September 2012: On Saturday, China played host for the first time ever to the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship. The NIGHT of the JUMPs World Tour put together its finest line-up of riders for the scrutiny of the assembled Guangdong bigwigs and the Chinese Motorsport Federation. The occasion was enhanced by the presence of the two Red Bull drivers, Josh Sheehan (AUS) and Petr Pilat (CZE). Unfortunately, the 2011 world champion Javier Villegas had to drop out at short notice due to injury.