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International MX News : MX / SX World Championships
24.02.2007 NIGHT of the JUMPs Liberec (CZE) 2007 - Results

French Attack in Czech Republic / Romain Izzo wins NIGHT of the JUMPs in Liberec

The Freestyle Motocross season 2007 started Thursday evening in Liberec. 11 riders from eight countries started at the first ever NIGHT of the JUMPs in the Czech Republic. In the Tipsport Arena the riders fighted for the first points of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championships 2007.
The Tipsport Arena in Liberec, Czech Republic
 Photo by: STEH.DE / IFMXF
The Tipsport Arena in Liberec, Czech Republic
Photo by: STEH.DE / IFMXF
Austrian Martin Schenk was a bit nervous after a long absence from the IFMXF and only got position 11th. Jimmy Verburgh did ok, but could not reach more than 10th place. After more than one year away from IFMXF contests Ailo Gaup was back. But after his injury in summer he is not back in his form of 2005. Two Deadsailors brought him on number 9.
Bart Oglaza (POL) and Fabian Bauersachs (GER) did good, but missed the final only by a few points.
After the injury of David Rejsek (CZE) in training the 8.000 visitors pushed their locals Martin Koren (CZE) and Libor Podmol (CZE) into the final. Next to them Busty Wolter (GER), Mike Mason (USA) and both French Romain Izzo and Remi Bizouard reached the Top 6.
After the Qualification round it was up to Martin Koren. With tricks like Lazyboy, Double Seatgrab, Whip, 9-O-Clock, 1-Handed Flip, Hartattack Indian Air and Nac Flip he reached 241 points and got 6th.
German Busty Wolter showed two long distance Flips. One whipped and the other one as 1-Handed. With 262 points he ended up on position 5.
X-Games Medalwinner Mike Mason had an impressive run with Whip, Nac Flip, Mase Twist, Heelclicker Flip, Double Seatgrab Indian Air, Cliffhanger, Whiped Flip and No-Handed Flip in the Double-Up. 317 points meant second place.
The other X-Games-Participant Remi Bizouard had a solid final run with Rock Solid, Scorpion Tsunami, Whip, Flintstone Nothing, 9-O-Clock Indian Air, 1-Handed Flip, Heelclicker Flip and No-Handed Flip in the Double-Up. The French guy reached third place.
Local hero Libor Podmol pushed the crowd and himself. He knew, he had to show all to reach the podium. So he did a Rock Solid, Double Seatgrab, 1-Handed Flip, Flintstone, Tsunami, Nac Flip, Cliffhanger to No-Hand-Landing, Heelclicker Flip and a Cordova Flip in the Double-up. The masses screamed. But Libor was a bit nervous and unsafe in some tricks. So he missed the podium only by few points and got 4th.
But the surprise of this evening was second French guy Romain Izzo. At his first appearance at an IFMXF contest he shocked the other riders with 1-Handed Kicker Flip, Double Seatgrab, Deadbody, Tsunami, Nac Flip, 1-Handed-Flip, Heelclicker Flip and a Cordova Flip. All very safe, so he won the first round of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championships.
he Team Whip contest was won by Remi Bizouard (FRA) and Busy Wolter (GER) ahead of Mike Mason (USA) and Jimmy Verburgh (BEL).
Remi Bizouard (FRA, Yamaha)
 Photo by: STEH.DE / IFMXF
Remi Bizouard (FRA, Yamaha)
Photo by: STEH.DE / IFMXF
The Highest Air was won by local hero Libor Podmol ahead of Polish Bartosz Oglaza.
The first round of the 2007 FIM Freestyle MX World Championship was amazing and could not have a more spectacular start. Libor Podmol showed a Heelclicker and a Cordova Flip and did not make it on the podium. We can be sure 2007 will be the most massive and thrilling IFMXF season ever.

FACTS NIGHT of the JUMPs – FIM IFMXF World Championships Liberec (CZE), 22.02.2007

Results Qualifikation:

  1. Remi Bizouard (FRA, Yamaha) 259 Points
  2. Libor Podmol (CZE, Suzuki) 248 Points
  3. Mike Mason (USA, Honda) 238 Points
  4. Sebastian Wolter (GER, Suzuki) 224 Points
  5. Romain Izzo (FRA, Honda) 217 Points
  6. Martin Koren (CZE, Kawasaki) 212 Points
  7. Bart Oglaza (POL, Suzuki) 209 Points
  8. Fabian Bauersachs (GER, Kawasaki) 200 Points
  9. Ailo Gaup (NOR, Honda) 166 Points
  10. Jimmy Verburgh (BEL, KTM) 160 Points
  11. Martin Schenk (AUT, Yamaha) 133 Points

Results Whip Contest:

  1. Remi Bizouard(FRA Yamaha)
  2. Busty Wolter (GER, Suzuki)
  3. Mike Mason (USA, Honda)
  4. Jimmy Verburgh (BEL, KTM)
  5. Martin Koren (CZE, Kawasaki)
  6. Bart Oglaza (POL, Suzuki)

Results Highest-Air-Contest:

  1. Libor Podmol (CZE) 7,30 Meter (1st)
  2. Bart Oglaza (POL) 7,20 Meter (1st)
  3. Martin Schenk (AUT) 6,00 Meter (1st)

Results Final NIGHT of the JUMPs – Final Liberec 22.02.2007:

  1. Romain Izzo (FRA, Honda) 321 Points
  2. Mike Mason (USA, Honda) 317 Points
  3. Remi Bizouard (FRA, Yamaha) 307 Points
  4. Libor Podmol (CZE, Suzuki) 300 Points
  5. Sebastian Wolter (GER, Suzuki) 262 Points
  6. Martin Koren (CZE, Kawasaki) 241 Points

FIM Freestyle MX World Championships Final Ranking (after 1st contest):

  1. Remi Bizouard (FRA, Yamaha) 20 Points
  2. Libor Podmol (CZE, Suzuki) 18 Points
  3. Mike Mason (USA, Honda) 16 Points
  4. Sebastian Wolter (GER, Suzuki) 14 Points
  5. Romain Izzo (FRA, Honda) 12 Points
  6. Martin Koren (CZE, Kawasaki) 10 Points
  7. Bart Oglaza (POL, Suzuki) 9 Points
  8. Fabian Bauersachs (GER, Kawasaki) 8 Points
  9. Ailo Gaup (NOR, Honda) 7 Points
  10. Jimmy Verburgh (BEL, KTM) 6 Points
  11. Martin Schenk (AUT, Yamaha) 5 Points
Source: Press Release IFMXF
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