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NIGHT of the JUMPS Freestyle MX - 7 Whip Masters So Far in 2014
Remi Bizouard

NIGHT of the JUMPS Freestyle MX

The Whip contest made a great comeback at the NIGHT of the JUMPS last season. With ROCKWELL Watches as title sponsor, this side contest had audiences leaping out of their seats at every event, especially as the dirt bike stars were taking to the air in trains of up to eight riders.

The way was thus paved for the Rockwell Watch Best Whip Contest to become a regular fixture once again at NIGHT of the JUMPS events in 2014.

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The Whip is basically the mother of all freestyle motocross tricks. It was the first trick to evolve purely from motocross racing and is still one of the most stylish tricks of all.

In the 11 contests of the season first half held so far, there have been seven winners, who were all pleased to win a new piece of ROCKWELL jewelry for their wrist. The two Frenchmen Maxime Gregoire and Remi Bizouard each triumphed twice, winning the two ROCKWELL Watch Whip contests at the NIGHT of the JUMPS in Linz and Graz. And yet again at the major world championship weekend in Berlin, the same winner won the Whip contest on both days: Aleksey Koleshnikov from Russia.

In 2014, Spanish rider Dany Torres also twice occupied the topmost rung of the whip podium, once at the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship Grand Prix in Poland and again on the first day of the NIGHT of the JUMPS in Basel. Bianconcini from Italy dominated the second Swiss Grand Prix with juicy Whips!

German rider Lukas ‘Skywalker’ Weis and Spain’s Jose ‘El Loco’ Miralles also joined the ranks of the Whipmasters in 2014, each winning a ROCKWELL champion’s watch. Weis triumphed at the NIGHT of the JUMPS in Munich in front of his home crowd, while Miralles ‘whipped’ his way to the top of the podium in Mannheim.

The NIGHT of the JUMPS summer break ends on October 4th when the next round in the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship series kicks off in Cologne’s Lanxess Arena to produce the first best Whip of the season second half. LIFEPROOF take over from Rockwell at the event in Cologne as title sponsors of the side contests. It will be interesting to see who will stand on the LIFEPROOF best Whip podium in the Rhine metropolis and at the NIGHT of the JUMPS contests still to be staged in Shenzhen (China), Sofia (Bulgaria), Frankfurt, Windhoek (Namibia) and Fortaleza (Brazil).

ROCKWELL Watch Best Whip Champions 2014 (at the halfway stage):

  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Linz/AUT – Maxime Gregoire (FRA)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Linz/AUT – Maxime Gregoire (FRA)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Graz/AUT – Remi Bizouard (FRA)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Graz/AUT – Remi Bizouard (FRA)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Berlin/GER – Aleksey Koleshnikov (RUS)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Berlin/GER – Aleksey Koleshnikov (RUS)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Gdansk/POL – Dany Torres (ESP)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Basel/SUI – Dany Torres (ESP)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Basel/SUI – Massimo Bianconcini (ITA)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Munich/GER – Lukas Weis (GER)
  • NIGHT of the JUMPs Mannheim/GER – Jose Miralles (ESP)

More additional information, visit www.NIGHToftheJUMPs.com.