Cologne: Suzuki Night of the Jumps

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Freestyle Motorcycles

After a four-month longing summer break, the Suzuki NIGHT of the JUMPs returned back to action last Saturday.

At the seventh contest of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship 10.253 spectators in Lanxess arena Cologne saw Worlds best Freestyle Motocross.

As World Cup leader Libor Podmol (CZE) was missing due to an injury, Brice Izzo (FRA) and Jose Miralles (ESP), both on second and third position in the overall ranking, could come closer. The winner, Izzo, is now only 6 points away from the Czech rider.

After the riders presentation 12-year old German Luc Ackermann set a new record with the “youngest Backflip on a motorcycle” and pushed the crowd for the qualification round.

The difficult track in Cologne and the long summer break brought problems to some riders.

Lukas Weis crashed his new 360. Massimo Bianconcini kissed the wall after the double up trick. Also Brice Izzo was close to crash his Underflip, but landed it by an impressive riding technic, so he reached the finals.

Jose Miralles, David Rinaldo, Brody Wilson and Fabian Bauersachs followed him with good runs. The 2009 World Champion Remi Bizouard is back in action and comes closer to the top level he had before his long-term injury. He completed the field of riders for the finals.

Due to a Deadsailor Petr Pilat missed that only by a few points. Without that, he would have been in the next round with amazing tricks like his Sidesattle Take-off Backflip to Sidesattle Landing

The final round could have been titled as the battle of “France against the rest of the world”. Brice Izzo, David Rinaldo and Remi Bizouard against Germanys Fabian Bauersachs, Spains Jose Miralles and Americas Brody Wilson. Rinaldo was a bit nervous in his first IFMXF final and crashed. But he was able to jump back on the bike and end his run. So he came on sixth position.

Fabian Bauersachs styled clean and safe and landed on fifth place.

Brody Wilson did also an impressive run, but today he could not reach the podium. Therefore Remi Bizouard, Brice Izzo and Jose Miralles battled with tricks like Ruler Flip, Superman Seatgrab Flip and Stripper Flip. Best did Izzo, who put himself on top in Cologne. 2nd place went to Miralles ahead of Bizouard.

Young gun Kai Haase won the first ever Race & Style contest in Cologne and Africas Step-up King Alastair Sayer ruled in the Highest Air contest.

In the overall ranking of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championships Izzo and Miralles come closer to Podmol. Podmol still leads with 112 points.

Izzo is second with 106 points followed by Miralles (104 points). Next round of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship will be on 23rd October at the NIGHT of the JUMPs Riga.

FIM Freestyle MX World Championships

Cologne, 09th October 2010 – Round 7

Results NIGHT of the JUMPs – Final
1. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 393 Points
2. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 373 Points
3. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 373 Points
4. Brody Wilson USA AMA Yamaha 347 Points
5. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB Suzuki 299 Points
6. David Rinaldo FRA FFM Yamaha 309 Points

Results Qualification
1. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 333 Points
2. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 327 Points
3. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 320 Points
4. David Rinaldo FRA FFM Yamaha 309 Points
5. Brody Wilson USA AMA Yamaha 300 Points
6. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB Suzuki 299 Points
7. Petr Pilat CZE ACCR KTM 283 Points
8. Massimo Bianconcini ITAL ACCR KTM 276 Points
9. Alastair Sayer BOT MSA Suzuki 265 Points
10. Lukas Weis GER DMSB Suzuki 222 Points
11. Hannes Ackermann GER DMSB KTM 219 Points

Race & Style
1. Kai Haase GER DMSB Suzuki
2. Lukas Weis GER DMSB Suzuki
3. Massimo Bianconcini ITAL ACCR KTM
4. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha

Highest-Air
1. Alastair Sayer BOT MSA Suzuki 7,70 Meters
2. Kai Haase GER DMSB Suzuki 7,50 Meters

FIM Freestyle MX World Championships Ranking (after 7th contest)
1. Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Suzuki 112 Points
2. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 106 Points
3. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 104 Points
4. Rob Adelberg AUS MA Yamaha 72 Points
5. Massimo Bianconcini ITAL ACCR KTM 70 Points
6. Brody Wilson USA AMA Yamaha 61 Points
7. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 54 Points
8. Alastair Sayer BOT MS Suzuki 54 Points
9. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB Suzuki 53 Points
10. Lukas Weis GER DMSB Suzuki 48 Points