2nd day at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Basel with the ultimate fight for World Championship points. Only Fredrik Johansson could not ride, cause of his injury from Graz. But both crash guys from Friday, William van den Putte and Vivian Gantner were able to ride. In a most packing final World Champ Remi Bizouard grabbed the victory on this day. Flip machine Podmol was only a few points behind ahead of trick styler Brody Wilson.
Already in the qualification the riders put the level high. Local hero Vivian Gantner amazed with some backflip combos. Freddy Peters showed a Cliffhanger flip in the double up, but had a small crash while landing it. Hannes Ackermann with some good flips ended up on 10th position. William van den Putte had a huge run at his IFMXF premier and did a most spectacular Superflip. Massimo Bianconcini was in good shape this day, too. But again Bauersachs, Brice Izzo, Libor Podmol, Jose Miralles, Brody Wilson and Remi Bizouard made it into the final.
On the 2nd day Massimo Bianconcini won the Whip contest ahead of Brody Wilson and reached 1st place at the Highest Air contest with 9,50 meters. Respect for Freddy Peters, who did his first ever Step up and jumped over 7,50 meters.
In the Saturday final each riders was highly motivated. Germany’s Fabian Bauersachs did his first ever No-Hand-Lander, after a No-Hand-Flip. But this was just 6th position in the end. Believe it or not, Brice Izzo reached only 5th position with flip combos like No-Hand to Nac, Shaolin, Superman Seatgrab, Tsunami and Lazyboy. Again Jose Miralles did a crazy run with flip combos and landing variations. But at the moment the „new sensation“ in Freestyle is not able to reach the podium. He got 4th. Therefore the trick machine Brody Wilson is in awesome shape. The US-Boy ruled with triple combos and his amazing style. So he seems to be set for the podium and got 3rd. Flip machine Libor Podmol showed mostly hard flip combos like Cliffhanger, No-Hand, Stripper and Nac Underflip. But today Remi Bizouard could beat the Czech. He did his well-known spectacular run with his amazing style.
In the overall ranking of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship Remi Bizouard still leads. With seven points behind is Libor Podmol. Jose Miralles lost his top position on this weekend and fall down on 3rd place. In the manufacturers ranking Yamaha leads with 18 points ahead of Suzuki. Next points of the World Championship will be given on Saturday, May 9th at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Mannheim.