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The FMX Awards 2009
Robbie Maddison voted as Best International FMX Rider 2009
Berlinièros Press Release Berlin, 22nd April 2010




The worldwide FMX scene voted Robbie Maddison as the Best International FMX Rider in 2009. The Australian FMX athlete was also nominated for the FMX Awards in the category “Best Australian FMX Rider” and made it on top of the Aussie riders as well.


For the first time in FMX Awards history the users had the chance to vote for the Best American, Best African and Best Asian FMX Rider. Jeremy Stenberg won the category “Best American FMX Rider”, Alastair Sayer “Best African FMX Rider” and Eigo Sato “Best Asian FMX Rider”.

Remi Bizouard, winner of the NIGHT of the JUMPs/FIM Freestyxle MX World Championship series has been voted for the Best European FMX Rider of the Year. Levi Sherwood is Best International FMX Rookie 2009 and Petr Pilat is Europe’s Rookie of the year. This year the users choice for Best German FMX Rider went to Fabian Bauersachs. Gemany’s Rookie of the Year is Kai Haase.


The users choice for the best FMX Event/Series felt to the Red Bull X-Fighters followed by the NIGHT of the JUMPs series. Best FMX Bike 2009 was the KTM 250. Finally Travis Pastrana ruled the categories Best Riders Website and the Best Trick Innovation with his 360 Backflip.

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.

There was a two-part voting process to find the winners: Firstly, a Selection Panel of FMX experts and leading FMX editors, writers and broadcasters from several countries voted to create a shortlist of max. five nominations in each category.

2009 the expert group consisted of Jason Moriarty (FMX Judge, Pro Rider), Jimmy Verburgh (FMX4Ever), Jose Gaspar (fmxnews.com.br/Brazil), Jörg Hotzel (IFMXF - NIGHT of the JUMPs), Oliver Franke (Berlinièros Sports Agency), Marek Rejman (GSMA, Gladiator Games), Marko Manthey (IFMXF - NIGHT of the JUMPs), Ryan Leba (FMX-Blog - ESPN), Marko Roth (Wrecking Crew, FMX Judge), Soeren Sellmer (IFMXF – NIGHT of the JUMPs), Wolfgang Brandt (motoX/Germany) and Tobias Hannig (forty8.de).

In the second voting process every user of the fmxawards.com-Website had the chance to vote for his/her favorites.

Here are the winners in the 14 categories:

Category Winner:
Best International FMX Rider Robbie Maddison (AUS)
Best European FMX Rider Remi Bizouard (FRA)
Best American FMX Rider Jeremy Stenberg (USA)
Best Australian FMX Rider Robbie Maddison (AUS)
Best African FMX Rider Alastair Sayer (BOT)
Best Asian FMX Rider Eigo Sato (JAP)
Best German FMX Rider Fabian Bauersachs (GER)
Best International FMX Rookie Levi Sherwood (NZL)
Best European FMX Rookie Petr Pilat (CZE)
Best German FMX Rookie Kai Haase (GER)
Best FMX Series / Event X-Fighters
Best FMX Bike KTM 250
Best Trick Innovation 360 Backflip / Travis Pastrana (USA)
Best FMX Riders Website TravisPastrana.com


FMX Awards 2009 - The Results

Best International FMX Rider
Robbie Maddison (AUS) 25,9%
Blake Williams (AUS) 23,9%
Remi Bizouard (FRA) 22,6%
Nate Adams (USA) 14,9%
Dany Torres (ESP) 12,7%

Best European FMX Rider
Remi Bizouard (FRA) 36,3%
Mat Rebeaud (SUI) 31,6%
Dany Torres (ESP) 22,5%
Thomas Pages (FRA) 5,9%
André Villa (NOR) 3,7%

Best American FMX Rider
Jeremy Stenberg (USA) 38,8%
Nate Adams (USA) 24,9%
Brody Wilson (USA) 19,9%
Mike Mason (USA) 10,5%
Adam Jones (USA) 5,9%

Best Australian FMX Rider
Robbie Maddison (AUS) 35,6%
Levi Sherwood (NZL) 20,7%
Blake Williams (AUS) 19,5%
Cameron Sinclair (AUS) 12,3%
Steve Mini (AUS) 11,9%

Best African FMX Rider
Alastair Sayer (BOT) 50,8%
Nick de Wit (RSA) 35,5%
Brendan Potter (RSA) 7,6%
Colin Stanton (RSA) 6,1%

Best Asian FMX Rider
Eigo Sato 79,7%
Taka Higashino 8,7%
Daice Suzuki 5,8%
Alexey Koleshnikov 4,3%
Kota Kugimura 1,5%

Best German FMX Rider
Fabian Bauersachs 33,2%
Busty Wolter 32,5%
Hannes Ackermann 12,7%
Freddy Peters 10,8%
Lukas Weis 10,8%

Best International FMX Rookie
Levi Sherwood (NZL) 53,7%
Jose Miralles (ESP) 22,1%
Alastair Sayer (BOT) 14,5%
Alexey Koleshnikov (RUS) 5,8%
Lance Coury (USA) 3,9%

Best European FMX Rookie
Petr Pilat (CZE) 40,3%
Jose Miralles (ESP) 29,6%
William van den Putte (BEL) 20,1%
Hannes Ackermann (GER) 8,9%
Vanni Odera (ITA) 1,1%

Best German FMX Rookie
Kai Haase 32,8%
Dennis Garhammer 21,7%
Tobias Finck 19,9%
Tom Ferber 15,2%
Tim Kerling 10,4%

Best FMX Contest/Series
X-Fighters 35,6%
NIGHT of the JUMPs 24,9%
Gladiator Games 21,8%
X Games 13,1%
Crusty Demons 4,6%

Best FMX Bike
KTM 250 SX 44,9%
Yamaha YZ 250 29,8%
Suzuki RM 250 13,4%
Kawasaki KX 250 7,8%
Honda CR 250 4,1%

Best FMX Rider Website
TravisPastrana.com 50,7%
AndreVilla.com 29,9%
DanyTorres.com 9,7%
AdamJonesFMX.com 6,5%
NateAdams.com 3,2%

Best FMX Trick Innovation
360 Backflip – Travis Pastrana 35,4%
Tandem Flip – Petr Pilat + Pavel Bem 24,8%
360 Indian Air – Blake Williams 17,7%
Frontflip – Charles Pages 11,5%
Heelclicker to Switchblade Flip – Brice Izzo 10,6%

More information: www.FMXawards.com




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