Extreme motocross freestyle

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The world’s most extreme motocross freestyle series will take Hamburg by storm on the weekend of June 12th/13th, 2015. For the fifth time, the extreme NIGHT of the JUMPs athletes will take to the air high up under the roof of o2 World when Hamburg once again becomes the venue for the grand finale of the FMX championship just as it was two years ago. Two grand prix competitions, at the end of which the new FMX European Champion will be crowned, will bring the extreme sports scene in northern Germany into focus.

A quarterpipe is to be constructed for the first time in Hamburg’s o2 World, enabling riders to perform tricks like the 540. That should help young German rider Luc Ackermann enormously. He has mastered the Flair and with good results in Hamburg could even finish up on the European championship podium.

Australian FMX lady rider Emma McFerran will prove to be a sensation in Hamburg as the first woman ever to contest a NIGHT of the JUMPs championship. Can the world’s best lady rider in the field pull off a minor upset in the battle against the best male FMX athletes?

Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour

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The Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour is going into round number two and for the first time to Greece. Attached the official press release, find the release in your language in the Red Bull X-Fighters Newsroom. And here is the link for the event-trailer: http://www.redbullxfighters.com/en_INT/video/epic-championship-battle-continues-athens.

The track: riding on a new level

We expect a new level of riding, in fact we expect three levels of riding because the tracklayout in the stunning Dionyssos Marble quarry in Athens will have exactly that. Take an exclusive preview at the gigantic track by watching the track animation clip: http://www.redbullxfighters.com/en_INT/video/exclusive-preview-gigantic-quarry-track . As always you can download it as well at the Red Bull X-Fighters Newsroom.

The 8 former champions are ready

We are very happy to have eight former Red Bull X-Fighters winners in the lineup to battle it out in Athens. Clinton Moore is relaxed after his premiere win at the season kick-off in Mexico City and will spent a few days practicing on australian home turf before he heads to Europe. „The pressure is not on me, it is on the others. I have delivered and it is their need to catch up“, he said. Levi Sherwood has worked not only on his own performance, but also started to reduce weight on his KTM. A set of titanium flip levers reduced the weight on the handlebar by a couple hundred Gramms and makes the bike more flickable. Tom Pagès is said to have another new trick off the quarterpipes in his pockets, we can only wait and see what it might be. Reigning Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour champion Josh Sheehan is back in the series after sitting out the first round. But he has proven last year that he is able to make very good use of the scratch result that every riders has and is focused to be on top again. He has written history lately by succesfully landing the first ever Triple Backflip on a motorcycle. But also the rest of the riders have sharpened their program to fight for a spot on the podium. Frenchmen Remi Bizouard and David Rinaldo as well as Australias Rob Adelberg have added body varials into their routine lately and Spaniard Dany Torres is always a threat. And never count out Taka Higashino, Adam Jones or Javier Villegas.

Live Broadcast

Red Bull X-Fighters Athens will broadcast LIVE on redbullxfighters.com, Red Bull TV and TV stations around the world. Red Bull TV is available on connected TVs, gaming consoles, mobile devices and more. For a full list of supported devices visit about.redbull.tv 

Exclusively on  redbullxfighters.com

June 12 – 8:30 pm (CET)

120 minutes incl. exclusive Round 1 coverage

 

Red Bull TV

June 12 – 9:00 pm (CET)

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Please note that the broadcast is geo-blocked in the USA, but will be shown exclusively on Fox Sports 1.

Content to expect in the next days

We will constantly fill the www.redbullxfightersnewsroom.com now with plenty of media content fr you to use, these are the highlights in the next days:

WED 10/6 Teaser Jump Pictures and Track Building Clip

THU 11/6 Track Explanation Clip, 

FRI 12/6 Winning Run, Action Clip and international News Release & Pictures

SAT 13/6 Event Clip and POV Clip

MON 15/6 Best Runs 2 & 3

WED 17/6 Best Tricks

FRI 19/6  Story Clip

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World capital of motorsport

Jerez became the world capital of motorsport, hosting the FIM World Cup competitions in Enduro, Superbike and MotoGP. Tonight, it was time for the NIGHT of the JUMPS FIM Freestyle MX World Championship to arrive in Southern Spain. It is the first time a World Championship has been hosted inside a bull-fighting ring, the Plaza de Toros, and with 20,000 cheering fans, they were treated to an exciting 8th round of competition on Saturday.

Ten of the best NOTJ athletes came together to compete in the first outdoor contest of the season, including the local Spanish heros, Dany Torres, Jose Miralles and Marc Pinyol. However, the reigning World Champion, Maikel Melero was unable to start after suffering a hard fall in training, requiring treatment in hospital.

In the final, the Body Varial specialists would prevail. Third place went to Libor Podmol (CZE) who featured a huge run including all of his tricks including his Volt body varial, the technical SuperCan Backflip and a transfer whip out of the Quarter Pipe. It left only the two Frenchmen to try take the win, Remi Bizouard and David Rinaldo. Remi attacked the course to take down Podmol and with a huge Ruler Flip, Cliffhanger Flip and Hart Attack Indy Flip, Remi wowed the Spanish crowd. After busting out the Volt body varial in the Double Up, it looked as though Remi would sure be the winner of the day.

But Rinaldo knew how to counter, displaying a California Roll to No Hander on the first jump, Rinaldo unleashed a stylish run including impressive whipped out tricks including his Mase-Twist to Hart Attack combo and then transferring from the Super Kicker to the 21 metre landing ramp, Rinaldo whipped out a big Indy on the transfer. David then finished with the Double Hart Attack Flip on the Double Up and finish the night with 411 points, 7 points ahead of his compatriot, Bizouard.

With his triumph in Andalucia, Rinaldo takes the lead in overall World Championship standings, forcing Maikel Melero back to second place. Fortunately, Melero suffered only a broken collarbone from his horror crash and we hope that he will return very soon to NIGHT of the JUMPs.

Credit: NIGHT of the JUMPs

NIGHT of the JUMPs in Spain

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May 23rd 2015 marks the premiere of the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Spain! Athletes from the world’s most extreme sports FMX series will go head-to-head in the eighth competition of this year’s FIM Freestyle MX world championship in the bullring at Jerez. The Spanish grand prix is the first event to take place outdoors this year. It’s eleven years since the NIGHT of the JUMPs was last staged in an arena similar to this one when the Coliseum in the French town of Nîmes formed the backdrop for the world’s best FMX athletes back in 2004. This will be the riders’ first outing in a bullring, and the track will also be arranged differently to suit the surroundings. How will the riders deal with such an unfamiliar setup? We’ll soon see!

Spanish superstar Dany Torres will be ‘match fit’ in time for the NIGHT of the JUMPs premiere in Spain and should be one of the favourites to secure a podium. Reigning world champion Maikel Melero will also be eager to prevail in his home grand prix. He has already won four world championship competitions this year and heads the overall standings. Jose Miralles and Marc Pinyol complete the quartet of Spanish riders. Perhaps we’ll see Pinyol pull off the world’s first Inside Roll in competition in Jerez?

Rockstar energy Milot Land tour

The Rockstar energy Milot Land tour kicked off their 2015 season last Saturday at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Canada. The line up  included Mike Mason, Dustin Miller, Gabriel Villegas and Éric Laplante. The rider’s showcased their best tricks in front of thirty five thousand Canadians enthusiastic fans.

For tour date visit www.milotlandtout.com

The World’s First Triple Backflip On A Motocross Bike

NITRO CIRCUS LIVE STAR JOSH SHEEHAN CONQUERS THE MOST DANGEROUS TRICK IN THE HISTORY OF ACTION SPORTS

Successfully Lands The World’s First Triple Backflip On A Motocross Bike

(New York, NY / Tuesday – April 28, 2015) Josh Sheehan achieved a landmark feat today by becoming the first person to ever land a triple backflip on a motocross bike. The spectacular World’s First took place at Nitro Circus (www.nitrocircus.com) founder Travis Pastrana’s “Pastranaland” complex in Maryland.

To stomp the biggest and most dangerous trick in the history of action sports, Sheehan reached a speed of 60 mph on his 200-pound bike and traveled up a massive 37-foot tall takeoff ramp. The takeoff ramp was positioned at a staggering 81-degree angle and Sheehan reached a height of approximately 80 feet in the air. Previously considered as impossible as climbing Mt. Everest, swimming the English Channel or running a four-minute mile, the triple backflip is a groundbreaking milestone.

“It was an exhilarating ride and to be the first person to ever have done this was definitely a defining moment in my career and a dream come true,” Sheehan said.

Pastrana, Nitro Circus founder and Sheehan’s fellow teammate, was the first to ever land a double backflip at the 2006 X Games competition in Los Angeles. However, completing a triple backflip was more difficult, requiring much greater speed and strength as the take off ramp was roughly 28 feet taller than the nine-foot ramp needed to complete a double.

“Seeing Josh achieve this is so awesome. I know firsthand just how much commitment something like this requires. With the ludicrous amount of height it takes to pull around the rotation, the slightest misstep may well have meant death. Josh is one of the gutsiest guys on the planet for even attempting this, let alone nailing it,” Pastrana said.

Following Sheehan’s momentous accomplishment, Nitro Circus will continue its marathon world tour. First, Nitro Circus Live returns to America for fourteen shows between May 5 and 24. 20 additional US dates will go on sale Friday, May 15, and six Canadian shows on Friday, May 22. Then Nitro Circus – Moto Mayhem, an all-new production, will play nine European stadiums from May 29 to June 26. 17 more European shows in 2016 have also just been announced. Head to http://nitrocircus.com/tour/ for a full list of tour dates and to purchase tickets.

For additional Nitro Circus news, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, tour updates and more, go to http://www.nitrocircus.com. Follow Nitro Circus Live on Twitter: @nitrocircuslive and Facebook: www.facebook.com/NitroCircus.

FC Bayern Munich

After a spectacular result for FC Bayern Munich with a historic soccer win this week, the sporting world would again look to Munich for the return of the NIGHT of the JUMPs European Championships, with a fresh race for the overall leadership.

The German crowd were treated to a special showing of some of the best German riders to grace the NOTJ roster, including home-town rider Lukas Weis, and the Ackermann brothers, Hannes and Luc. Hannes put together a solid run including the 360, but it was not enough for the final. However for the younger brother, Luc, he had the greatest chance to move up the European Championship rankings after currently sitting in 4th place and the two highest contender’s, Remi Bizouard (FRA) and Petr Pilat (CZE) unable to attend. But for Luc, his night ended quickly when he under-rotated a 360 and ejected to the hard Munich dirt. Luc stepped to his feet immediately with no injuries.

After straightening his bike out, Luc returned to the LifeProof Best Whip competition and made it to the final from a 6-rider shoot-out, and it came down to a battle of the Germans. Lukas Weis threw everything he had to win in his home-town, but the younger Ackermann was just too good this time to take the win, leaving Munich with sweet and sour memories.

NIGHT of the JUMPs Munich 2015

NIGHT of the JUMPs Munich 2015 – FMX championship will feature premiere of Maxxis Highest Air and mark retirement of Lukas Weis

The world’s most extreme freestyle motocross series is set to conquer the Bavarian capital on April 25th, 2015. NIGHT of the JUMPs extreme athletes will take to the air under the Olympiahalle’s roof for a fifth time, as Munich once again becomes the venue for an FMX championship grand prix. A quarter pipe ramp will be erected for the first time ever in the Olympiahalle, guaranteeing fans plenty of trick action in the freestyle competition, like the 540 Flair. Another premiere in the Bavarian metropolis – Maxxis Highest Air!

NIGHT of the JUMPs fans of the high-jump contest can be pleased, as they will get to see their first thrilling competition in Munich. A new design of portable landing ramp was tried out in 2014, making it possible for Maxxis Highest Air to now be staged in Munich this year. The high-jump competition has a star?studded line?up with world title record holder Bianconcini (ITA), Jose Miralles (ESP) and 17-year-old local rider Luc Ackermann (Ger).

World’s best riders gather

On the weekend of 10th/11th April, all eyes will be on Basel as the world’s best freestyle motocross riders gather for NIGHT of the JUMPs in the Sankt Jakobshalle.

This will be the ninth time that Basel has hosted the freestyle motocross artists as they contest NIGHT of the JUMPs. In 2015 as in previous seasons, the Swiss venue will be staging a double bill of the world’s most extreme FMX riding, with two back-to-back rounds of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship.

In 2014, the fans were ecstatic as Mat Rebeaud performed his 540 flair trick on both days to book himself a place in the finals. Unfortunately, the Swiss superstar has to miss out on the occasion this time after crashing badly in Mexico six weeks ago. Nevertheless, the local crowd can look forward to the most spectacular FMX competition ever staged in their country.

The line-up contains the current championship Top Four, with one reigning world champion and two former holders of the title: Maikel Melero (ESP), David Rinaldo (FRA), Rob Adelberg (AUS) and Libor Podmol (CZE). All of them have the California Roll and/or the Volt in their repertoires, which makes this the first time that the field of riders has included four exponents of the Body Varial.

Spring has sprung

Spring has sprung in Switzerland, and the World Championship series was heating up inside the St Jakobshalle arena when the riders battled again at the 6th round of NIGHT of the JUMPs. Before the event kicked off, many of the riders were affected by French Air-controller strikes which stopped all flights going through French air-space, consequently forcing riders to miss their flights and find alternative transport, but the most affected rider was none-other than the current World Championships points leader, Maikel Melero. Melero’s flights were cancelled not once, but twice and was then forced to drive 1,900 kilometers through the night to arrive in Basel 2 hours after practise had begun.

Qualification was filled with drama, and a very close battle between the two Italian’s, Leo Fini and Davide Rossi who showed they have stepped up their riding since the European Championships qualifier in Linz. Also Germany’s Hannes Ackermann, USA’s James Carter and Jose Miralles, however the Spaniard, Miralles, would go through to the final and piece together a smooth run and secure 5th place.