Action Sport madness back in Basel with the first Freestyle Motocross contest in Europe after lock-down.
The world’s longest running Freestyle Motocross competition series is back! After a year and a half without Freestyle Motocross contests all over Europe, September 25th 2021 marks the day of FMX returning. After it was recently announced that Switzerland will again allow events with over 10,000 visitors, NIGHT of the JUMPs planned return is in full swing for the St. Jakobshalle in Basel.
With the first freestyle MX event in Europe since lockdowns began, the NIGHT of the JUMPs creators wanted to bring something special for the first event. The Freestyle of Nations is coming to Switzerland for the first time ever.
- Premiere of the Teams World Championship in Switzerland
For the Swiss premiere of the team-based World Championship, the riders will be flying at low-altitude through the arena in Basel to determine who is the best Freestyle nation. Three teams with the best FMX riders will compete against each other. And that’s not all, the best MTB riders are also invited to take part in the Mountain Bike show to give a completely new dimension to the competition. Each team collects points for their team in various disciplines. The nation with the most points at the end of the night will be the winner of the first NIGHT of the JUMPs World Team Championship in 2021.
- Team Germany with Luc Ackermann, Hannes Ackermann, Kai Haase
With the three events planned for the Central European region of Germany and Switzerland, of course Team Germany will be one of the key teams in focus. Led by the nine-time World Record holder, Double Backflipper, European and World Champion, Luc Ackermann. He will be supported by Berlin FMX star and Front Flip Bonker, Kai Haase. Of course, the four-time German FMX Champion, Nac Nac Front Flipper and older brother to Luc, Hannes Ackermann will be on tour as well. Added to that, one of the best Freestyle MTB stars to this great team, Team Germany will be looking a red-hot chance to take the series.
“The Freestyle of Nations Tour is going to be amazing. We want to win the title. And we need everyone to come to the NIGHT of the JUMPs in Basel, Munich and Cologne to support us” said the German FMX hero, Luc Ackermann.
Located on the border of Germany and France, naturally a French team will want to put their mark on the event, and the third team to compete will be one of the most dominant in FMX history, Team Spain. It will be interesting to see which nation will position itself for the final place in the Teams World Tour.
- More freestyle action than ever – 3x FMX + MTB
In addition to the Freestyle Nations Contest, in which the athletes throw down their best 8 tricks in 90 seconds, there are four other competitions:
- In the Best Whip Contest, all riders will go upside down at the same time in trains
- In the Synchro Comp, each nation nominates two riders who will perform their best tricks simultaneously, side by side.
- In the Best Trick Contest, 1 rider from each country will lay down their most difficult or technical trick
- Since every FMX team has a mountain bike rider, the MTB athletes are also included in the MTB contest for the first time and are not just as a spectacular “side show”. Some of the biggest tricks will be on offer such as Cash Rolls, Front Flips, Double Backflips and so much more.
The nation with the most points at the end is the winner of the NIGHT of the JUMPs World Team Championship Round. And of course, after three events, a Championship winner will be announced.
- Over 20 years / over 300 events / more than 3 million visitors worldwide
With over 300 NIGHT of the JUMPs events worldwide in front of more than three million enthusiastic fans in 20 years, NIGHT of the JUMPs have set the standard with records, spectacular stunts and trick premieres. The World Record in Highest Air was set with Massimo Bianconcini at 11.50 metres, the youngest motorcycle backflip was held by the 12-year old Luc Ackermann; the first ever backflip in Europe (Mike Metzger, Oberhausen, 2003) and the first female backflip in Europe (Emma McFerran, 2013).
- Tickets from 45.90 euros
Advanced ticket booking for the NIGHT of the JUMPs – Freestyle of Nations Tour is in full swing. Tickets are available from 45.90 euros plus fees at www.nightofthejumps.com and all booking offices.
NIGHT of the JUMPs / Freestyle of Nations Tour
- September 25, 2021 St. Jakobshalle, Basel / SUI
Videolink NIGHT of the JUMPs / Freestyle of Nations Tour Trailer 2020:
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