Opening of the 2015 FMX World Championship season
Opening of the 2015 FMX World Championship season could not have been more spectacular. 11 of the world’s best freestyle motocross riders competed at the NIGHT of the JUMPS in the o2 World arena in Berlin for the opening round and offered visitors a hard-fought battle with many trick premieres.
The finals would feature four reigning and former World Champions, Maikel Melero (ESP), David Rinaldo (FRA), Libor Podmol (CZE) and Jose Miralles (ESP team champion). Above all, the Spanish World Champion, Melero, who in the first qualifying round debuted his new trick, the Melero Roll (Side-saddle take-off to California Roll) to claim the top spot after Qualification.
The German hopes would lay with Luc Ackermann, after his brother failed to start suffering from the flu and the home-town Berliner, Kai Haase who couldn’t perform his Body Varial variations after his 6 month break with injury. The 17-year-old Ackermann, produced a solid run including the 360 and Flair. However Luc was looking for something extra with a Surfer take-off to 9 o’clock Backflip in the Double-Up, but he wasn’t able to land it and crashed, therefore putting him out of the race.