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The FMX Awards 2006 - Results
The FMX Awards were established in 2006 by Berlinièros Sports Agency to honor the world's best Freestyle Motocross riders. Annually it awards FMX sportspeople who have been outstanding during the previous year.
There was a two-part voting process to find the winners: Firstly, a Selection Panel of FMX experts and leading FMX editors, writers and broadcasters from several countries vote to create a shortlist of max. six nominations in each category. To this expert group belong e.g. Tobias Hannig (forty8.de/GER), Jose Gaspar (fmxnews.com.br/BRA), Oliver Franke (Berlinièros Sports Agency/GER) and Marko Manthey (IFMXF).
In the second voting process every user of the fmxawards.com-Website voted his favorites. More than 5.000 Users took part and made their choice in following 10 categories:
Category / Winner:
Best International FMX Rider: Adam Jones (USA)
Best European FMX Rider: Mat Rebeaud (SUI)
Best German FMX Rider: Fabian Bauersachs (GER)
Best International FMX Rookie: Mike Mason (USA)
Best European FMX Rookie: Libor Podmol (CZE)
Best German FMX Rookie: Hannes Ackermann (GER)
Best FMX Series / Event : FIM Freestyle MX World Championships
Best FMX Bike: Kawasaki KX 250
Best Trick Innovation: Cordova Backflip / Adam Jones (USA)