Freestyle

NIGHT of the JUMPs heads to Shenzhen this weekend

Posted:



On the 29th and 30th of October, 2016, the best riders from NIGHT of the JUMPs will be ready to fly again in China for the fifth time.

The Shenzhen Sports Center will host the largest FMX course for this year‰Ûªs World Tour. Nearly 200 truckloads of dirt will create the three big landings, two of which will be placed in a Double-Double line for the World Championship rounds.

For the third consecutive year, Shenzhen will be the host venue of the FIM Freestyle MX World Championships. The metropolis boasts the highest per capita income in China and is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Only 30,000 inhabitants were living here in 1979 before Shenzhen became a ‰Û÷Special Economic Zone‰Ûª which places importance on foreign investments and has since grown to more than 10 million inhabitants.
Aussie Rob Adelberg sits second in the standings
11 riders from six nations will compete at the 9th and 10th rounds of the World Championships. First and foremost, the World Championship leader, Maikel Melero (ESP) will return after his huge crash in Cologne but made a miraculous comeback in Latvia to win just one week later.

Rob Adelberg who is currently sitting in second place in the World Ranking, missed the opportunity to shorten the points distance on Melero in Riga. However, if the Australian can beat Melero twice in Shenzhen, the World Championship decision will come down to the NIGHT of the JUMPs final round in Poland.

With a minimal chance of winning a record 4th World Championship title, Remi Bizouard (FRA) will still hope to ride in China, despite having a broken hand, and try to gain as many title points as possible to catch up to Melero.

Petr Pilat (CZE) and David Rinaldo (FRA) are fighting for a place on the World Championship podium. Trailing behind 3rd place by 7 and 10 points respectively, they still have every possibility to finish with a Bronze Medal by the final in Poland.

Brice Izzo from France will not only compete in the Freestyle MX competition in Shenzhen, he will also make his season premiere in the Maxxis Highest Air competition. Izzo will go up against Massimo Bianconcini (ITA) and Marc Pinyol (ESP).

After his final jump crash in Riga and end of the season for Libor Podmol, Pat Bowden will fill in for the two rounds of NIGHT of the JUMPs in China. He will not only want to shine in the FMX competition but also get a victory in the LifeProof Best Whip competition.

Germany will be represented by Hannes Ackermann. Hannes will have the chance to enter the top 10 for the overall World Championship race. Leonardo Fini from Italy completes the rider field of the two Chinese World Championship rounds.

Pat Bowden will be the second rider in China, he currently sits ninth in the championship
NIGHT of the JUMPs / FIM Freestyle MX World Championship -(9/10 World Cup Contest)
29./30. October 2016 - Shenzhen Sports Center - Shenzhen / China

Field of riders:
Maikel Melero (ESP)
Remi Bizouard (FRA)
Rob Adelberg (AUS)
David Rinaldo (FRA)
Petr Pilat (CZE)
Brice Izzo (FRA)
Marc Pinyol (ESP)
Leonardo Fini (ITA)
Hannes Ackermann (GER)
Pat Bowden (AUS)
+ Massimo Bianconcini (ITA) for the sidecontests

FIM Freestyle MX World Championship -Ranking (after 8th contest)
1. Maikel Melero ESP RFME Yamaha 140 Points
2. Rob Adelberg AUS MA Yamaha 122 Points
3. Remi Bizouard FRA FFM Kawasaki 106 Points
4. Petr Pilat CZE ACCR KTM 99 Points
5. David Rinaldo FRA FFM Yamaha 96 Points
6. Libor Podmol CZE ACCR Yamaha 70 Points
7. Brice Izzo FRA FFM Yamaha 59 Points
8. Luc Ackermann GER DMSB Husqvarna 55 Points
9. Pat Bowden AUS MA Yamaha 55 Points
10. Jose Miralles ESP RFME KTM 49 Points
11. Hannes Ackermann GER DMSB KTM 46 Points
12. Marc Pinyol ESP RFME Yamaha 33 Points

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print
Action Sports Decals

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

Supercross

Adelaide 500 To Host 2024 Australian Supercross Championship Round Three

Motocross

Koby Hantis Regains MX3 Championship Lead At Maitland ProMX

Motocross

Nathan Crawford Podiums Again At Maitland ProMX

Motocross

Kirk Gibbs Masters Consistency At Maitland ProMX

U.S Motocross

Jalek Swoll and Joey Savatgy Make Strong Start For Triumph At AMA Motocross Opener

Bike Review

Life with a Sherco 300 two-stroke

Motocross

Honda Shines At Round Four of the Australian Motocross Championship!

Motocross

Maiden Round Win Puts Ryder Kingsford Back In The ProMX MX2 Title Fight

Motocross

Jed Beaton Stays In Contention While Dean Ferris On The Mend After ProMX Round 4

Long Track

New Names Added To Honour Roll At 2024 Central Coast Cup

U.S Motocross

Justin Barcia Makes A Solid Start To 2024 AMA Pro Motocross Championship

U.S Motocross

Levi Kitchen On Track At Pro Motocross Opener with Runner-Up Finish

What's On This Week

MXGP - R8
Liqui Moly MXGP of Germany - Teutschenthal
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
AMA GNCC - R8
Mason-Dixon, Mount Morris
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
FIM Speedway Grand Prix - Round 4
FIM Speedway GP of Czech Republic, Prague
Saturday, June 1st, 2024
Vic Senior MX Championships - Round 2
Ballarat, Vic
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
AMA Pro Motocross - Round 2
Prairie City SVRA Rancho Cordova, CA
Saturday, June 1st, 2024
FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - R2
Red Bull Erzbergrodeo - Austria
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024

Featured:

Life with a Sherco 300 two-stroke

Time to Pivot with Pivot Pegz?

First Look At The All New 2024 Beta 450RX

2024 Yamaha YZ250F Review

Enhance Your Bike’s Protection With Force Accessories Custom Clutch Cover

2023 Sherco 300 SE Factory Ride Review

What's On This Week

MXGP - R8
Liqui Moly MXGP of Germany - Teutschenthal
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
AMA GNCC - R8
Mason-Dixon, Mount Morris
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
FIM Speedway Grand Prix - Round 4
FIM Speedway GP of Czech Republic, Prague
Saturday, June 1st, 2024
Vic Senior MX Championships - Round 2
Ballarat, Vic
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
AMA Pro Motocross - Round 2
Prairie City SVRA Rancho Cordova, CA
Saturday, June 1st, 2024
FIM Hard Enduro World Championship - R2
Red Bull Erzbergrodeo - Austria
Sunday, June 2nd, 2024