NIGHT of the JUMPs | Mannheim 2016
LifeProof sponsored NIGHT of the JUMPs, Mannheim 2016 saw a spectacular end to the FIM European FMX Championships last Saturday night. 11 of the best Freestlye Motocross athletes took to the SAP Arena and unleashed a gravity defying FMX show for over 7,000 spectators.
The night hosted two major duels of athleticism and sheer determination. The most important battle was for the Gold medal and European Championship crown between Remi Bizourard and Maikel Melero. The second involving Team LifeProof athlete Luc Ackermann and Petr Pilat to battle for the Bronze medal.
The battles began with Ackermann taking the competition by storm by laying down a show stopping run with tricks like the Egg Roll, Surfer Tsunami Flip, Seat Grab Flip and California Roll in the Double Up. Playing it safe Petr decided not to bring his 540 in the final run meaning he wasn’t able to counter Luc’s great run. Even Remi Bizourard couldn’t catch the 18 year old German after he left out his Volt body varial and ended up placing 3rd behind Luc by a mere 1 point.
Maikel Melero came back with a bang and put together a solid run that provided the reigning World Champion a win at Mannheim which allowed him to collect the European Championship title. Ackermann who claimed 2nd in Mannheim secured a strong 3rd place in the European Championship right behind Remi. Luc is on fire this season…
Luc Ackermann Re Caps on his incredible night:
“NIGHT of the JUMPs Mannheim was so amazing. The crowd really pushed me a lot. I was a bit under pressure being behind Petr Pilat coming into the final of the European Championship. But when I rode in the arena, I was super focused and had so much fun riding in front of the German crowd. All of my tricks worked so well.” – Luc Ackermann
The LifeProof Best Whip competition gave viewers no chance to leave early. It was a battle of turn down whips between Bizouard and Davide Rossi (ITA), however it would be the Frenchman who went well past 90 degrees to seal the victory. Also, it was in Maxxis Highest Air where another Italian would lose out. Bianconcini had to admit defeat to his permanent rival Jose Miralles from Spain.
With the European Championship completed for 2016, NIGHT of the JUMPs will return to the World Championship series at the next round in June 11th at Jerez, Spain for the 5th round of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship.
Check out all the results here:
Results NIGHT of the JUMPs – Final
- Maikel Melero ESP RFME Yamaha 394 Points
- Luc Ackermann GER DMSB Husqvarna 372 Points
- Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Kawasaki 371 Points
- Petr Pilat CZE ACCR KTM 366 Points
- Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 340 Points
- Leonardo Fini ITA OSK Yamaha 315 Points
Results LifeProof Best Whip Contest
- Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Kawasaki
- Davide Rossi ITA OSK Yamaha
- Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 9,00 Meter
- Massimo Bianconcini ITA OSK KTM 9,00 Meter
- Luc Ackermann GER DMSB Husqvarna 6,50 Meter
Freestyle MX European Championship
Ranking (after 4th contest)
- Maikel Melero ESP RFME Yamaha 70 Points
- Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Kawasaki 60 Points
- Luc Ackermann GER DMSB Husqvarna 54 Points
- Petr Pilat CZE ACCR KTM 44 Points
- Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 37 Points
- Rob Adelberg AUS MA Yamaha 36 Points
- Steve Sommerfeld AUS PZM KTM 31 Points
- Leonardo Fini ITA OSK Yamaha 22 Points
- Pat Bowden AUS MA Yamaha 22 Points
- Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Yamaha 20 Points
- David Rinaldo FRA FFM Yamaha 18 Points
- Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 17 Points
- Martin Koren CZE ACCR KTM 15 Points
- Thomas Wirnsberger AUT OSK Suzuki 12 Points
- Marc Pinyol ESP RFME Yamaha 12 Points
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