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Rob Adelberg wins first contest of the European Cups
at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Graz
Story by Oliver Franke/IFMXF.com

Graz, 17th April 2010: Rob Adelberg ruled with an impressive run at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Graz and won the first contest of the European FMX cup. The Aussie guy won the final ahead of Brody Wilson and Brice Izzo and reached his first IFMXF victory.



Last Thursday the contract for the European Championship was signed with the European Motorcycle Union (UEM). The series will start next year, but will have a forecast with this years European Cup contests at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Graz and Mannheim. With the new tournament young talents will have a chance to conquer with the top riders on an international platform. So Austria had the first ever IFMXF qualifier, where 8 riders fought for the last six places in the contest.



Romain Izzo, Martin Koren, William van den Putte, Lukas Weis, David Rinaldo and Hannes Ackermann made it thru the IFMXF try-out and qualified for the field of riders at the NIGHT of the JUMPs. With Jose Miralles (ESP), Brice Izzo (FRA), Brody Wilson (USA), Petr Pilat (CZE), Rob Adelberg (AUS) and Martin Schenk (AUT) the most exciting riders of last and this year’s World Championship as well as the local hero completed the starters with the six athletes from the qualifier.



Almost in the qualification the riders fired the best Freestyle Motocross on the track Graz have ever seen. Only local hero Martin Schenk could not finish his run due to shoulder problems. Germanys Hannes Ackermann premiered a Switchblade to Switchblade Flip and newcomer David Rinaldo showed a Superman Seatgrab Flip. Same trick had William von den Putte, but all of them did not reach the final. Rob Adelberg, Brody Wilson, Romain Izzo, Brice Izzo, Jose Miralles and Petr Pilat made it into the next round.



And those guys hammered a flip mania on the track in the final: Superman Seatgrab Flip by Jose Miralles, Shaolin Flip by Romain Izzo, Tsunami Flip by Brody Wilson, Stripper Flip by Petr Pilat, Tsunami Flip Indy by Brice Izzo and Clicker to Clicker Flip by Rob Adelberg. Finally Adelberg took the win ahead of Wilson and Izzo.



Lukas Weis won the Whip contest and Brice Izzo Race & Style. In the Step up contest Germanys young Kai Haase had a sensational victory ahead of Alastair Sayer with 8,6 meters. But as the bushman was lost more than 2 days in Europe he got of the train and directly on the bike.

Next contest of the European Cup will be today at the second day of the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Graz.


FACTS NIGHT of the JUMPs Graz | 17.04.2010

Final
1. Rob Adelberg AUS MA Yamaha 282 Points
2. Brody Wilson USA AMA Honda 279 Points
3. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 269 Points
4. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 259 Points
5. Petr Pilat CZE ACCR KTM 245 Points
6. Romain Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 238 Points

Race & Style Contest
1. Brice Izzo FRA Yamaha
2. Lukas Weis GER Suzuki
3. Jose Miralles ESP KTM
4. Kai Haase GER Suzuki
5. William v.d. Putte BEL KTM
6. Romain Izzo FRA Yamaha

Results Highest Air Contest
1. Kai Haase GER 8,60 Meters
2. Alastair Sayer BOT 8,50 Meters

Results Whip Contest
1. Lukas Weis GER Suzuki
2. Kai Haase GER Suzuki
3. Brody Wilson USA AMA

Qualification
1. Rob Adelberg AUS MA Yamaha 241 Points
2. Brody Wilson USA AMA Honda 238 Points
3. Romain Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 224 Points
4. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 222 Points
5. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 218 Points
6. Petr Pilat CZE ACCR KTM 211 Points
7. Martin Koren CZE ACCR KTM 203 Points
8. William v.d. Putte BEL FMB KTM 196 Points
9. Lukas Weis GER DMSB Suzuki 185 Points
10. David Rinaldo FRA FFM Yamaha 171 Points
11. Hannes Ackermann GER DMSB KTM 168 Points
12. Martin Schenk AUT OSK Yamaha 49 Points





Brody Wilson took the win at the second contest
of the UEM Freestyle European Cup
Story by Oliver Franke/IFMXF.com

Graz, 18th April 2010: High voltage on the 2nd day of the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Graz. Bushman Alastair Sayer completed the field of riders after his Odyssey thru Europe. But Brody Wilson took his first ever IFMXF win with a sensational final run ahead of Saturday winner Adelberg and Jose Miralles.

All of the 13 FMX athletes were highly motivated in the qualification round. But unfortunately William van der Putte crashed after a huge Nac Underflip. Lukas Weis is getting better and better after his longterm injury last year. Newcomer David Rinaldo, who did massive backflip combos, missed the final only by a few points. Finally Romain Izzo, Petr Pilat, Brice Izzo, Jose Miralles, Rob Adelberg and Brody Wilson made it into the next round.



Romain Izzo could not start in the final due to an injury at this food. But the other riders fired their flip firework. This day Brody Wilson had a perfect final run and reached the first NIGHT of the JUMPs victory in his career. It seems unbelievable that Czech superstar Petr Pilat landed on 5th position with massive like Stripper Flip, Cordova Flip and Saran Wrap Flip to Sidesattle Landing.



Lukas Weis won the Whip contest again. Jose Miralles took the victory in Race & Style. In the Step up contest Alastair Sayer ruled with 8,50 meters.

In the overall ranking of the UEM Freestyle European Cup Brody Wilson and Rob Adelberg sharing the pole with 38 points. The final points of the European Cup will be given on 30th October at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Mannheim.



Next weekend the IFMXF will travel to Basel for the next rounds of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship.

FACTS NIGHT of the JUMPs Graz | 18.04.2010

Final
1. Brody Wilson USA AMA Yamaha 310 Points
2. Rob Adelberg AUS MA Yamaha 302 Points
3. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 290 Points
4. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 283 Points
5. Petr Pilat CZE ACCR KTM 263 Points
6. Romain Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 0 Points

Race & Style Contest
1. Jose Miralles ESP KTM
2. Lukas Weis GER Suzuki
3. Brice Izzo FRA Yamaha
3. Kai Haase GER Suzuki

Results Highest Air Contest
1. Alastair Sayer BOT 8,50 Meter
2. Kai Haase GER 8,10 Meter

Results Whip Contest
1. Lukas Weis GER Suzuki
2. Alastair Sayer BOT MSA
3. Kai Haase GER Suzuki

Qualification
1. Brody Wilson USA AMA Yamaha 261 Points
2. Rob Adelberg AUS MA Yamaha 255 Points
3. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 247 Points
4. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 238 Points
5. Petr Pilat CZE ACCR KTM 236 Points
6. Romain Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 233 Points
7. David Rinaldo FRA FFM Yamaha 231 Points
8. Martin Koren CZE ACCR KTM 222 Points
9. Lukas Weis GER DMSB Suzuki 185 Points
10. Alastair Sayer BOT MSA Suzuki 197 Points
11. Hannes Ackermann GER DMSB KTM 175 Points
12. Martin Schenk AUT OSK Yamaha 110 Points
13. William v.d. Putte BEL FMB KTM 9 Points




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