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The FMX Awards 2011
NIGHT of the JUMPs/FIM Freestyle MX World Champion
Javier Villegas voted as Best International FMX rider
Berlinièros Press Release Berlin, 11th April 2012


The worldwide FMX scene voted Javier Villegas as the Best International FMX Rider in 2011. The FMX athlete from Chile won the NIGHT of the JUMPs / FIM Freestyle MX World Championship series last year and reached 64% of all votes. Spaniard Dany Torres made it on top of the Euro riders and won in the category “Best European FMX Rider.

For the 3rd time in a row Robbie Maddison has been crowned as “Best Australian FMX Rider”. Users choice for “Best American FMX Rider” felt to X-Games Champion Nate Adams. Taka Higashino became “Best Asian FMX Rider” for the 2nd time.


Javier Villegas and Marcelo Simoes

Marcelo Simoes won the category “Best Brazilian FMX Rider”, German FMX Champion Hannes Ackermann has been voted as “Best German FMX Rider”. His younger brother Luc Ackermann, World Record holder of the youngest Backflip on a motorcycle, is once again German FMX Rookie of the year.


Hannes Ackermann is the German No. 1

NIGHT of the JUMPs newcomer Maikel Melero made it on top of two categories. The Spanish rider is International and European Rookie of the year.


Maikel Melero wins two awards

The users choice for the best FMX Event/Series felt to the Red Bull X-Fighters followed by the X Games and the NIGHT of the JUMPs. Best FMX Bike 2011 was once again the Yamaha YZ 250. Finally Kyle Lozas bikeflip attempt won the Best Trick Innovation.

The FMX Awards were established in 2006 by Berlinièros Sports Agency to honor the world's best Freestyle Motocross riders. Annually it awards FMX competitors who have been outstanding during the previous year.

Here you find all categories and the winners of 2011:

Category Winner:
Best International FMX Rider Javier Villegas (CHL)
Best European FMX Rider Dany Torres (ESP)
Best American FMX Rider Nate Adams (USA)
Best Australian FMX Rider Robbie Maddison (AUS)
Best African FMX Rider Alastair Sayer (BOT)
Best Asian FMX Rider Taka Higashino (JAP)
Best German FMX Rider Hannes Ackermann GER)
Best Brazilian FMX Rider Marcelo Simoes (BRA)
Best International FMX Rookie Maikel Melero (ESP)
Best European FMX Rookie Maikel Melero (ESP)
Best German FMX Rookie Luc Ackermann (GER)
Best FMX Series / Event X-Fighters
Best FMX Bike Yamaha YZ 250
Best Trick Innovation Bikeflip (Attempt) / Kyle Loza (USA)


FMX Awards 2011 - The Results

Best International FMX Rider

Javier Villegas (CHL) 64,0%
Dany Torres (ESP) 17,1%
Josh Sheehan (AUS) 10,3%
Nate Adams (USA) 8,0%
Andre Villa (NOR) 0,6%

Best European FMX Rider
Dany Torres (ESP) 40,0%
Remi Bizouard (FRA) 22,9%
Maikel Melero (ESP) 18,1%
André Villa (NOR) 14,3%
Tom Pages (FRA) 4,8%

Best American FMX Rider
Nate Adams (USA) 48,5%
Adam Jones (USA) 17,2%
Jeremy Stenberg (USA) 14,1%
Mike Mason (USA) 10,1%
Todd Potter (USA) 10,1%

Best Australian FMX Rider
Robbie Maddison (AUS) 40,2%
Josh Sheehan (AUS) 29,9%
Blake Williams (AUS) 17,2%
Cameron Sinclair (AUS) 12,6%
Rob Adelberg (AUS) 0%

Best African FMX Rider
Alastair Sayer (BOT) 45,2%
Nick de Wit (RSA) 30,6%
Stewart Couper (RSA) 12,9%
Brendan Potter (RSA) 6,5%
Colin Stanton (RSA) 4,8%

Best Asian FMX Rider
Taka Higashino (JAP) 39,8%
Eigo Sato (JAP) 38,6%
Aleksey Koleshnikov (RUS) 12,0%
Daice Suzuki (JAP) 4,8%
Kota Kugimura (JAP) 4,8%

Best German FMX Rider
Hannes Ackermann 54,8%
Fabian Bauersachs 24,2%
Lukas Weis 12,9%
Kai Haase 6,5%
Florian Menge 1,6%

Best Brazilian FMX Rider
Marcelo Simoes 36,1%
Gilmar Flores 26,2%
Fred Kyrillos 14,8%
Jeff Campacci 14,8%
Henrique Balestrin 8,2%

Best International FMX Rookie
Maikel Melero (ESP) 35,2%
Josh Sheehan (AUS) 33,0%
David Rinaldo (FRA) 17,6%
Mark Money (AUS) 9,9%
Clinton Moore (AUS) 4,4%

Best European FMX Rookie
Maikel Melero (ESP) 62,1%
David Rinaldo (FRA) 29,9%
Thomas Wirnsberger (AUT) 8%

Best German FMX Rookie
Luc Ackermann 67,3%
Mike Plümacher 16,4%
Christian Kleiner 12,7%
Heinz Seefeld 3,6%

Best FMX Contest/Series
X-Fighters 42,6%
X Games 25,7%
NIGHT of the JUMPs 19,8%
Nitro Circus 10,9%
Gladiator Games 1%

Best FMX Bike
Yamaha YZ 250 41,7%
Honda CRF 450 19,8%
KTM 250 SX 19,8%
KTM 350 SX 11,5%
Suzuki RM 250 7,3%

Best FMX Trick Innovation
Bikeflip (Attempt) – Kyle Loza 29,6%
Doubleflip NacNac – Cam Sinclair 25,9%
Cash Roll – Mark Monea 24,7%
Cliff Pumper – Blake Williams 19,8%


More information: www.FMXawards.com




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