2014 NIGHT of the JUMPS Tour
From a sporting point of view, the NIGHT of the JUMPS is the world’s most extreme freestyle motocross series and the yardstick by which all things FMX are measured.
In 2011, the European freestyle MX championship was added to the list of competitions contested under the banner of the FIM Freestyle MX world championship, and consequently, not only is the official FMX world champion determined under the aegis of the NIGHT of the JUMPS but also the European champion.
What is more, the series enjoys world status and thus provides the most authoritative guide to freestyle motocross rankings. Another record season is in prospect in 2014 when riders will be fighting it out on three continents.
Once again, the first two contests of the freestyle MX European Championship in Linz/Austria open the 14th NIGHT of the JUMPS season, January 18-19, 2014. The next European championship points will be fought over just one week later at the two NIGHT of the JUMPS events in Graz (January 25-26, 2014).
In early March, NIGHT of the JUMPS in Berlin promises to be the most spectacular opener ever in the history of the FIM Freestyle MX world championship; the two German world championship grand prix competitions get under way in Berlin’s o2 World, March 7-8, 2014.
The extreme freestyle aces then have a short break and come together a fortnight later in Gdansk for the Polish round of NIGHT of the JUMPS (March 22, 2014). Next, they’ll make their way directly to Switzerland where the fourth and fifth heats of the FIM Freestyle MX world championship will be staged in Basel’s Sankt Jakobshalle, March 28-29.
A month later, the spotlight will be back on the FMX European championship as the fifth freestyle MX European championship competition is scheduled for April 26 at the NIGHT of the JUMPS in Munich. Two weeks later, the crowning of the European Freestyle Motocross Championship will be the main event, when, on May 10, the European champion is finally determined at the NIGHT of the JUMPS in Mannheim.
The series returns to Russian soil for the third time on 14th June when the sixth world championship event is held just before the summer break.
After a two-month vacation which the freestylers will use to hone new tricks, they’ll be continuing the fray in Asia when the second world championship round commences at the NIGHT of the JUMPS in Beijing, August 16-17.
October 4 marks the return of the FMX elite to Germany. The freestyle riders will fight for NOTJ world ranking points at the NIGHT of the JUMPS in Cologne at the same time as Europe’s largest motorcycle show, Intermot, takes place.
Five weeks later, the world’s best FMX riders go head to head for the ninth round of the FIM freestyle MX world championship in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia.
The 2014 FMX world champion will be crowned in Africa. For the third time in NIGHT of the JUMPS history, the FMX riders will compete in Namibia (December 6), and just one week later, the world championship will finally be decided at the NIGHT of the JUMPS premiere in Gabon (December 13, 2014, Libreville).
2014 NIGHT of the JUMPs Schedule:
- 07.03.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Berlin/GER – round 1
- 08.03.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Berlin/GER – round 2
- 22.03.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Gdansk/POL – round 3
- 28.03.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Basel/SUI – round 4
- 29.03.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Basel/SUI – round 5
- 14.06.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Russland – round 6 (tbc)
- 16.08.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Peking/China – round 7
- 17.08.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Peking/China – round 8
- 15.11.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Sofia/BUL – round 9
- 06.12.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Windhoek/NAM – round 10 (tbc)
- 13.12.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Libreville/GAB – round 11 (tbc)
2014 Freestyle MX European Championship Schedule:
- 17.01.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Linz/AUT – round 1
- 18.01.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Linz/AUT – round 2
- 25.01.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Graz/AUT – round 3
- 26.01.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Graz/AUT – round 4
- 26.04.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, München /GER – round 5
- 10.05.2013: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Mannheim/GER – round 6
2014 International Event:
- 04.10.2014: NIGHT of the JUMPs, Köln/GER
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