During the Final of the AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, in Las Vegas, the FIM and NIGHT of the JUMPS / FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Championship promoter Sportplus renewed their contract for a further three years until the end of 2016.
The new contract includes not only the well-known NIGHT of the JUMPS – FIM Freestyle Motocross World Championship, but also promotion of the FIM FreeStyle of Nations. The very first FIM FreeStyle of Nations will be held in 2013, with rules, location and date to be announced at a later stage.
Stéphane Desprez, FIM CEO, expressed his satisfaction: “FreeStyle Motocross is a very entertaining and exciting discipline combining the show element with top sport. The riders work hard and step up their performances with every event. Sportplus gives them the perfect showcase to battle it out for the FIM FreeStyle Motocross World Championship. Creating a FreeStyle of Nations event will certainly be a boost for the sport.”
SportPlus CEO Marko Manthey also welcomed the move: “We are more than happy to sign with the FIM for another three years. Over the last seven years, the FIM has been a committed and reliable partner for FreeStyle Motocross. With the FIM FreeStyle of Nations, we shall be able to enhance awareness of FreeStyle within the National Federations and gain more media exposure.”