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World Champion Remi Bizouard wins
World Cup kick-off in Berlin
Story and pics by Oliver Franke

Berlin, 21st March 2009: A massive opening of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championships series happened in Berlin on last Saturday with the NIGHT of the JUMPs. 12 riders out of nine nations came to Germanys capital city for the of the first World Championship points 2009. In the totally sold out o2 World arena the 11.000 spectators saw World Champion Remi Bizouard took the win ahead of Spanish Jose Miralles and Vice World Champion Libor Podmol (CZE).


Jose Miralles

In the qualification the three Germans Fabian Bauersachs, Freddy Peters and Hannes Ackermann fought against the rest of the World, but none of them made it into the final. Local hero Freddy Peters crashed, Ackermann had a solid run but not spectacular enough and Bauersachs missed the final only by 3 points. Remi Bizouard, Brice Izzo Jose Miralles Libor Podmol, Fredrik Johansson and Massimo Bianconcini reached the final.

In the break the spectators saw the team of Miralles and Bianconcini win the ADAC Whip-Contest. Gille Dejong and Libor Podmol won the Highest Air contest with 8,00 Meters. After the flips of Hugo Arriazii on his ATV quad and Yostein Stenbergs with his Ski-do the crowd gone totally insane. Both were premiers on the IFMXF tracks.


Libor Podmol

Even not less spectacular it was in the final, that Remi Bizouard could win. With his smoothness he did Cliffhanger, Ruler and Switchblade to Switchblade Flip. But Spanish Miralles was close and marked that he is one of the favorites for the World Championship title 2009. Like Bizouard Miralles got 310 points, but the Frenchie had the better qualification result, so 1st place went to him.



Remi Bizouard

Miralles wanted to show the No-Hand-Flip to No-Hand Landing in the Double-up, but had to grab the handlebar in between. 3rd position went to Libor Podmol, who did Cliffhanger, Tsunami und Switchblade Flip. It is hard to believe that Brice Izzo got 4th by doing Shaolin Flip, Tsunami Flip and the Lazyboy Flip as a German premier.


Libor Podmol, Remi Bizouard and Jose Miralles

In the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship Remi Bizouard leads with 20 points ahead of Jose Miralles with 18 points and Libor Podmol with 16. The next NGHT of the JUMPs / FIM Freestyle MX World Championship round will happen on Sunday in Berlin.

FACTS NIGHT of the JUMPs
FIM Freestyle MX World Championships
Berlin, 21st March 2009 – Round 1


Results NIGHT of the JUMPs – Final
1. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 310 Points
2. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 310 Points
3. Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Suzuki 300 Points
4. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 298 Points
5. Fredrik Johansson SWE SVEMO Suzuki 273 Points
6. Massimo Bianconcini ITAL ACCR KTM 263 Points

Results Qualification

1. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 261 Points
2. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 252 Points
3. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 250 Points
4. Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Suzuki 249 Points
5. Fredrik Johansson SWE SVEMO Suzuki 240 Points
6. Massimo Bianconcini ITAL ACCR KTM 238 Points
7. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB KTM 235 Points
8. Brody Wilson USA AMA Honda 231 Points
9. Steve Mini AUS MA Yamaha 210 Points
10. Gilles Dejong BEL DMSB KTM 197 Points
11. Hannes Ackermann GER DMSB KTM 156 Points
12. Freddy Peters GER DMSB Suzuki 115 Points

Results Whip Team Contest
1. Jose Miralles & Massimo Bianconcini
2. Brice Izzo & Remi Bizouard
3. Steve Mini & Brody Wilson
3. Hannes Ackermann & Gilles Dejong

Results Highest Air Contest
1. Libor Podmol CZE 8,00 Meter
1. Gilles Dejong BEL 8,00 Meter
3. Jose Miralles ESP 5,50 Meter
4. Hannes Ackermann GER 0,00 Meter

FIM Freestyle MX World Championships

Ranking (after 1st contest)
1. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 20 Points
2. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 18 Points
3. Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Suzuki 16 Points
4. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 14 Points
5. Fredrik Johansson SWE SVEMO Suzuki 12 Points
6. Massimo Bianconcini ITAL ACCR KTM 10 Points
7. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB KTM 9 Points
8. Brody Wilson USA AMA Honda 8 Points
9. Steve Mini AUS MA Yamaha 7 Points
10. Gilles Dejong BEL DMSB KTM 6 Points
11. Hannes Ackermann GER DMSB KTM 5 Points
12. Freddy Peters GER DMSB Suzuki 4 Points




Jose Miralles from Spain took over Berlin
with his Freestyle Motocross performance!

Berlin, 22nd March 2009: On Sunday the o2 World arena in Berlin was packed again. 8.000 spectators came to see the 12 FM riders out of nine nations. „El Loco“ Jose Miralles won with a final run in Racing style and came to his first victory at the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship. 2nd place went to French Brice Izzo by doing a backflip firework ahead of US-Boy Brody Wilson.


Jose Miralles

But first the riders had to make it thru the qualification, which got to a crash test. First Libor Podmol had to kiss the dirt after the landing of a flip. Then Massimo Bianconcini crashed hard. He had to get off the bike while rotating a Underflip. But luckily he got no injury. Finally World Champion and winner of Saturday’s contest Remi Bizouard could not finish his run. After a huge Switchblade Flip his pegs of the bike broke. So three final riders from Saturday were out of the game. Fabian Bauersachs, Fredrik Johansson, Brody Wilson, Brice Izzo, Steve Mini and the new IFMXF superstar Jose Miralles made it into the final.


Brody Wilson

In the break the team Australia-USA with Steve Mini and Brody Wilson won the ADAC Fahrsicherheitszentrum Linthe Whip-Contest. Highest Air went to Gilles Dejong with 7,00 Meters. And again Yostein Stenberg and Hugo Arriazii did massive Backflips with the Ski-Do and the ATV.

In the final the crowd pushed German rider Fabian Bauersachs. By doing a No-Hand-Flip to 1-Hand-Landing he reached 6th place. 5th position went to Fredrik Johansson with tricks like Stripper or the Cordova Flip. Finally DownUnder-Boy Steve Mini seems to feel better and better on European ground. At his first IFMXF final ever he did triple trick-combos, Lazyboy to No-Hand-Landing, Superflip, Clickerflip and Suicide Flip to 1-Hand-Landing. He ended up 4th, missing the podium only by a few points. This reached Brody Wilson with perfect extensions and his well-known style.


Brice Izzo

2nd place went to Brice Izzo with massive flip combos like Shaolin Flip, Tsunami Flip, Superman Seatgrab Flip and Lazyboy Flip. But even that was not enough to beat Jose Miralles this day. He started a trick firework and did a No-Hand-Flip to No-Hand-Landing in the Double-up and amazed spectators and the judges.

Brody Wison, Jose Miralles and Brice Izzo

After the 2nd contest of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship Jose Miralles leads with 38 points ahead of Brice Izzo (32 points) and Libor Podmol (25 points). Round 3 and 4 take place on 17th/18th April in Graz/Austria.

FACTS NIGHT of the JUMPs
FIM Freestyle MX World Championships
Berlin, 21st March 2009 – Round 2


Results NIGHT of the JUMPs – Final
1. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 315 Points
2. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 301 Points
3. Brody Wilson USA AMA Honda 289 Points
4. Steve Mini AUS MA Yamaha 280 Points
5. Fredrik Johansson SWE SVEMO Suzuki 277 Points
6. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB KTM 260 Points

Results Qualification

1. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 270 Points
2. Brody Wilson USA AMA Honda 255 Points
3. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 252 Points
4. Steve Mini AUS MA Yamaha 244 Points
5. Fredrik Johansson SWE SVEMO Suzuki 242 Points
6. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB KTM 235 Points
7. Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Suzuki 229 Points
8. Gilles Dejong BEL DMSB KTM 215 Points
9. Freddy Peters GER DMSB Suzuki 191 Points
10. Hannes Ackermann GER DMSB KTM 165 Points
11. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 157 Points
12. Massimo Bianconcini ITAL ACCR KTM 40 Points

Results Whip Team Contest
1. Steve Mini & Brody Wilson
2. Hannes Ackermann & Gilles Dejong
3. Jose Miralles & Freddy Peters
2. Brice Izzo & Libor Podmol

Results Highest Air Contest
1. Gilles Dejong BEL 7,00 Meter
2. Libor Podmol CZE 6,50 Meter
3. Hannes Ackermann GER 0,00 Meter

FIM Freestyle MX World Championships

Ranking (after 2nd contest)
1. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 38 Points
2. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 32 Points
3. Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Suzuki 25 Points
4. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 25 Points
5. Fredrik Johansson SWE SVEMO Suzuki 24 Points
6. Brody Wilson USA AMA Honda 24 Points
7. Steve Mini AUS MA Yamaha 21 Points
8. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB KTM 19 Points
9. Massimo Bianconcini ITAL ACCR KTM 14 Points
10. Gilles Dejong BEL DMSB KTM 14 Points
11. Freddy Peters GER DMSB Suzuki 11 Points
12. Hannes Ackermann GER DMSB KTM 11 Points





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