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22.03.2007 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)
  • Best FMX Riders Website: FredrikJohansson.se
The FMX Awards 2006 prize giving will take place on 01st April 2007 at the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Berlin/Germany.

FMX Awards 2006 - The Results

Best International FMX Rider:

  1. Adam Jones (USA) 20%
  2. Jeremy Stenberg (USA) 13%
  3. Travis Pastrana (USA) 12%
  4. Mat Rebeaud (SUI) 7%
  5. Ailo Gaup (NOR) 5%
  6. Nate Adams (USA) 3%

Best European FMX Rider:

  1. Mat Rebeaud (SUI) 18%
  2. Fredrik Johansson (SWE) 14%
  3. Libor Podmol (CZE) 12%
  4. André Villa (NOR) 8%
  5. Remi Bizouard (FRA) 7%
  6. Ailo Gaup (NOR) 3%

Best German FMX Rider:

  1. Fabian Bauersachs 43%
  2. Lukas Weis 34%
  3. Basty Radel 6%
  4. Busty Wolter 5%
  5. Tobias Immler 4%
  6. Freddy Peters 0%

Best International FMX Rookie:

  1. Mike Mason (USA) 26%
  2. Wiley Fillmer (USA) 11%
  3. Libor Podmol (CZE) 10%
  4. Remi Bizouard (FRA) 9%
  5. Blake Williams (AUS) 4%

Best European FMX Rookie:

  1. Libor Podmol (CZE) 22%
  2. Remi Bizouard (FRA) 21%
  3. Massimo Bianconcini (ITA) 13%
  4. Freddy Peters (GER) 2%
  5. Thomas Pagès (FRA) 1%
  6. Charly Pagès (FRA) 0%

Best German FMX Rookie:

  1. Hannes Ackermann 26%
  2. Florian Menge 19%
  3. Michael Lewe 17%
  4. Stefan Bengs 5%

Best FMX Series/Event:

  1. FIM FMX World Championships 19%
  2. Dew Actionsports Tour 13%
  3. Red Bull X-Fighters 9%
  4. X-Games 8%
  5. Night of the Jumps 6%
  6. Hardcore FMX 2%

Best FMX Bike:

  1. Kawasaki KX250 29%
  2. Suzuki RM250 11%
  3. Honda CR250 9%
  4. Yamaha YZ250 5%
  5. KTM 250SX 3%

Best Trick Innovation:

  1. Cordova Backflip / Adam Jones (USA) 20%
  2. Double Backflip / Travis Pastrana (USA) 14%
  3. Cliffhanger Backflip / Blake Williams (AUS) 11%
  4. Superman Seatgrab Backflip / Jim McNeil (USA) 4%
  5. Lazyboy Backflip / Nate Adams (USA) 3%
  6. Sidesattle Take-Off Backflip / Kenny Bartram (USA) 2%
  7. Barspin Backflip / Thomas & Charly Pagès (FRA) 1%

Best FMX Rider’s Website:

  1. FredrikJohansson.se 21%
  2. AndreVilla.com 14%
  3. RonnieRenner.com 11%
  4. ChrisDenison.com 3%
  5. MilesRichmond.com 2%
source: Press release Berlinièros PR
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