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The FMX Awards
Travis Pastrana and Andre Villa ruling the FMX Awards 2010
Berlinièros Press Release Berlin, 31st March 2011

The worldwide FMX scene voted Andre Villa as the Best International FMX Rider in 2010. The FMX athlete from Norway was also nominated for the FMX Awards in the category "Best European FMX Rider" and made it on top of the Euro riders as well.

For the first time in FMX Awards history the users had the chance to vote for the Best Brazilian FMX Rider and the FMX Rider of the Decade. Gilmar Flores won the category "Best Brazilian FMX Rider", Travis Pastrana has become the "FMX Rider of the decade 2000 to 2010".

Pastrana also has been voted to the "Best American FMX Rider" and his website reached "Best FMX Riders Website". So with three FMX Awards he is the dominating athlete in this years voting.

Robbie Maddison has been crowned as "Best Australian FMX Rider" for the 2nd time in a row. Users choice for "Best African FMX Rider" felt to Nick de Wit from South Africa. Taka Higashino became "Best Asian FMX Rider 2010".

Hannes Ackermann, Flight Club series winner and Top 10 rider of the NIGHT of the JUMPs / FIM Freestyle MX World Championship, has been voted as "Best German FMX Rider". His younger brother Luc Ackermann, World Record holder of the youngest Backflip on a motorcycle, is German FMX Rookie of the year.

Frontflipper Jackson Strong (AUS) is Best International FMX Rookie 2010 and Maikel Melero is Europe's Rookie of the year.

The users choice for the best FMX Event/Series felt to the Red Bull X-Fighters followed by the X Games. Best FMX Bike 2010 was the Yamaha YZ 250. Finally Rich Kearns won the Best Trick Innovation with his Deadbody Flip.

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:

Category Winner:
Best International FMX Rider: Andre Villa (NOR)
Best European FMX Rider: André Villa (NOR)
Best American FMX Rider: Travis Pastrana (USA)
Best Australian FMX Rider: Robbie Maddison (AUS)
Best African FMX Rider: Nick de Wit (RSA)
Best Asian FMX Rider: Taka Higashino (JAP)
Best German FMX Rider: Hannes Ackermann GER)
Best Brazilian FMX Rider: Gilmar Flores (BRA)
Best International FMX Rookie: Jackson Strong (AUS)
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: Deadbody Flip / Rich Kearns (USA)
Best FMX Riders Website:
FMX Rider of the decade: Travis Pastrana (USA)

Best International FMX Rider
Andre Villa (NOR) 36,7%
Nate Adams (USA) 21,1%
Levi Sherwood (NZL) 17,0%
Dany Torres (ESP) 15,0%
Adam Jones (USA) 10,2%

Best European FMX Rider
André Villa (NOR) 46,3%
Dany Torres (ESP) 22,4%
Libor Podmol (CZE) 17,0%
Remi Bizouard (FRA) 8,2%
Brice Izzo (FRA) 6,1%

Best American FMX Rider
Travis Pastrana (USA) 55,7%
Nate Adams (USA) 18,3%
Jeremy Stenberg (USA) 17,6%
Mike Mason (USA) 4,6%
Adam Jones (USA) 3,8%

Best Australian FMX Rider
Robbie Maddison (AUS) 73,6%
Cameron Sinclair (AUS) 14,2%
Rob Adelberg (AUS) 4,7%
Josh Sheehan (AUS) 4,7%
Clinton Moore (AUS) 2,8%

Best African FMX Rider
Nick de Wit (RSA) 41,1%
Alastair Sayer (BOT) 37,8%
Stewart Couper (RSA) 10,0%
Brendan Potter (RSA) 5,6%
Colin Stanton (RSA) 5,6%

Best Asian FMX Rider
Taka Higashino (JAP) 52,5%
Eigo Sato (JAP) 41,4%
Daice Suzuki (JAP) 3,0%
Alexey Koleshnikov (RUS) 2,0%
Kota Kugimura (JAP) 1,0%

Best German FMX Rider
Hannes Ackermann 37,2%
Fabian Bauersachs 29,1%
Lukas Weis 18,6%
Florian Menge 8,1%
Kai Haase 7,0%

Best Brazilian FMX Rider
Gilmar Flores 46,8%
Marcelo Simoes 27,8%
Giancarlo Bergamini 11,9%
Fred Kyrillos 7,1%
Tata Mello 6,3%

Best International FMX Rookie
Jackson Strong (AUS) 28,9%
Maikel Melero (ESP) 21,6%
David Rinaldo (FRA) 20,6%
Josh Sheehan (AUS) 17,5%
Clinton Moore (AUS) 11,3%

Best European FMX Rookie
Maikel Melero (ESP) 34,4%
David Rinaldo (FRA) 33,3%
Luc Ackermann (GER) 20,8%
Thomas Wirnsberger (AUT) 8,3%
Maurizio Pogglana (ITA) 3,1%

Best German FMX Rookie
Luc Ackermann 54,1%
Mike Plümacher 20,0%
Dennis Garhammer 11,8%
Kai Haase 7,1%
Tom Ferber 7,1%

Best FMX Contest/Series
X-Fighters 39,2%
X Games 23,1%
NIGHT of the JUMPs 18,5%
Nitro Circus 15,4%
Nuclear Cowboyz 3,8%

Best FMX Bike
Yamaha YZ 250 35,7%
Honda CR 250 21,7%
KTM 250 SX 20,9%
Suzuki RM 250 14,0%
Kawasaki KX 250 7,8%

Best FMX Rider Website 46,0% 23,0% 14,0% 13,0% 4,0%

Best FMX Trick Innovation
Deadbody Flip – Rich Kearns 31,1%
Hartattack Flip – Remi Bizouard 24,5%
McMetz to Cliffhanger – Dany Torres 19,8%
Highliter – Adam Jones 16,0%
Onehanded Crack Nac – Brice Izzo 8,5%

FMX Rider of the decade
Travis Pastrana (USA) 46,8%
Ailo Gaup (NOR) 38,6%
Mike Metzger (USA) 5,7%
Nate Adams (USA) 5,1%
Mat Rebeaud (SUI) 3,8%

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