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FIM Freestyle MX World Championships
NIGHT of the JUMPs | Basel
Story by Oliver Franke
Pics by Tobias Hannig | www.tobpix.com

1st day | 20th April 2007


Within the break the Whip contest was win by Mat Rebeaud ahead of German Lukas Weis. Czech Libor Podmol won the Highest Air with 6,90 meter ahead of Lukas Weis with 6,70 meter.

German Fabian Bauersachs was the first rider in the final. 1-Handed Seatgrab, 2-Seatgrab Lookback, Cliffhanger, Flintstone, Rock Solid Indian Air, Flintstone to Saran Wrap, McMetz, Tsunami, Lazyboy to 1-Hand-Landing, Hartattack Indian Air and Flintstone to Saran Wrap to 1-Hand-Landing. With 258 points he ended up 5th.

Next was Lukas Weis. Whip, 1-Handed Crack Nac, Cliffhanger, Airwalk, Shoebox, 2-Seatgrab, Switchblade to Heelclicker, Surfer to Heelclicker, Sidewinder Indy and 1-Handed-Take-Of to Double-Grab. In his first IFMXF final ever Luki reached 4th position.

Lukas Weis

Norway Ailo Gaup was highly motivated and wanted to reach the podium. Heelclicker Flip to 1-Hand-Landing, 9-O-Clock, Holyman, 1-Handed Seatgrab Scorpion Style, Double-Grab Scorpion Style, Whip, Can Flip to SideSaddle-Landing and the Underflip in Double-Up. With 311 points Ailo got 2nd.

Now it was up to Vice World Champion Libor Podmol. 1-Hand-Take-Of Hartattack Indy, Double-Grab Scorpion Style, Rock Solid, Flip, Cliffhanger to No-Hand-Landing, Holyman 1-Hand-Flip, Tsunami, Heelclicker Flip, Flintstone and a Cordova Flip in the Double-Up. Unbelievable as Libor had a feet injury he got at a show in Namibia within the week. The jury rewarded so much ambition. With 295 points he reached the podium as 3rd.

So the victory was up to Remi Bizouard or Mat Rebeaud. Remi started with 1-Handed Seatgrab Scorpion Style, Mase Twist, 9-O-Clock, Rock Solid to Hartattack and a Flip to 1-Hand-Landing. But he crashed after the flip and could not go on.

Mat Rebeaud

The crowd pushed Mat Rebeaud. 1-Hand-Take-Of to Seatgrab Indian Air, Candybar Flip, Rock Solid to 1-Hand-Seatgrab Indian Air, Candybar Flip to 1-Hand-Landing, Holygrab, 9-O-Clock, Tsunami, 1-Hand to 1-Hand Flip, Whip, Candybar to Saran Wrap Flip and the Underflip in the Double-Up. Mat is definitely back to the track. With 315 points the Swiss FMX Pro reached his first victory after his longtime injury.


Kevin Burcklen

The Premiere of the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Basel was marked by some crashes. The riders had their problems with the track. But still it was amazing Freestyle Motocross and with the victory of Mat Rebeaud it could not have a better ending. In the ranking of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championships only small changes happened. Romain Izzo still leads ahead of Remi Bizouard. Ailo Gaup stays 3rd ahead of Libor Podmol. With his victory Mat Rebeaud climbed to 5th position. Next points will be given at the second day of the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Basel on Saturday.

FACTS NIGHT of the JUMPs
4th Contest FIM Freestyle MX World Championships
Basel, 20th April 2007

Results Qualification
1. Mat Rebeaud SUI FMS KTM 277 Points
2. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 265 Points
3. Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Suzuki 246 Points
4. Ailo Gaup NOR NMF Honda 243 Points
5. Lukas Weis GER DMSB Honda 238 Points
6. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB Kawasaki 226 Points
7. Fredrik Johansson SWE SVEMO Suzuki 212 Points
8. Kevin Burcklen FRA FFM Suzuki 211 Points
9. Oystein Kjorstad NOR NMF KTM 210 Points
10. Jimmy Verburgh BEL DMSB KTM 175 Points
11. Bartosz Oglaza POL PZM Suzuki 0 Points

Results Whip Contest

1. Mat Rebeaud SUI FMS KTM
2. Lukas Weis GER DMSB Honda
3. Ailo Gaup NOR NMF Honda
4. Jimmy Verburgh BEL DMSB KTM
4. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha

Results Highest-Air-Contest
1. Libor Podmol CZE 6,90 Meter
2. Lukas Weis GER 6,70 Meter
3. Jimmy Verburgh BEL 6,00 Meter

Results Final
1. Mat Rebeaud SUI FMS KTM 315 Points
2. Ailo Gaup NOR NMF Honda 311 Points
3. Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Suzuki 295 Points
4. Lukas Weis GER DMSB Honda 258 Points
5. Fabian Bauersachs GER DMSB Kawasaki 258 Points
6. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Yamaha 157 Points




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