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Freestyle Motocross World Championship Heads To Poland

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After the brilliant season opener in Berlin, the NIGHT of the JUMPs entourage is now heading for the Krakow Arena in Poland for the second world championship weekend of the year.

Poland long ago established itself as a regular host to the FIM Freestyle MX World Championship, and Krakow has now joined the tour schedule as an additional venue in the country for the 2015 campaign.

The freestyle motocross premiere in the city on the Vistula promises to be an explosive mix of high-performance sport and spectacular showmanship. Five world champions have made it known that they will be competing at Krakow.

Most prominent among them is reigning champion Maikel Melero who won both the opening Grands Prix in Berlin with his new Melero Roll, thereby starting the new season as he finished the old ‰ÛÒ on top of the table. The recent birth of Melero junior seems to have given him an extra boost of motivation.

But Melero will be only too well aware of the 2013 world champion David Rinaldo breathing down his neck. The diminutive Frenchman has introduced a new trick into his world championship routine, namely the Rock Solid Flip, and must surely fancy his chances of dislodging Melero from his perch.

This will be Remi Bizouard‰Ûªs first outing of the 2015 campaign. With the other contenders in such fine form, the three-time world champion will have to include his proprietary Body Varial if he is to be in with a shout. But Rob Adelberg has also incorporated the California Roll into his routine and is aiming for his first win of the new season.

2010 world champion Libor Podmol made an impressive comeback in Berlin. It may not have been quite good enough for a podium, but that could change at Krakow.

Young Luc Ackermann knows the Krakow Arena from the NIGHT of the JUMPs press conference at the beginning of the year. He is certainly capable of making it through to the final round, and he is usually a force to be reckoned with in the LifeProof Best Whip contest. His older brother Hannes has recovered from the flu and will be making his 2015 world championship debut in Krakow.

The line-up is further enhanced by the presence of Brice Izzo (FRA) and Jose Miralles (ESP), both of whom have finished previous seasons as runner-up, and Petr Pilat (CZE) who has previously won a NIGHT of the JUMPs event. US poster boy James Carter (USA) is competing on Polish soil for the first time. Flying the flag for the host country is Marcin Lukaszcyk. It will be interesting to see how he fares in the company of such international talent. At least he can be sure of the fanatical support of his fellow countrymen.

Two days of extreme sports featuring the best freestyle motocross riders and the toughest tricks in the world ‰ÛÒ the 2015 NIGHT of the JUMPs in Krakow!

Field of riders:
Maikel Melero (ESP)
David Rinaldo (FRA)
Libor Podmol (CZE)
Rob Adelberg (AUS)
Petr Pilat (CZE)
Jose Miralles (ESP)
Luc Ackermann (GER)
Brice Izzo (FRA)
Remi Bizouard (FRA)
James Carter (USA)
Hannes Ackermann (GER)
Marcin Lukaszcyk (POL)

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