The FMX Awards: Robbie Maddison Best International FMX Rider
After all of their hard work and perseverance, the FMX Awards is the perfect way to recognize the best FMX riders of the year. The award ceremony has been held annually since 2006.
The FMX Awards also recognized Robbie Maddison as the “Best Australian FMX Rider” and he made it on top of the Aussie riders as well.
The first FMX Awards was held in 2006 and was organized by Berlinièros Sports Agency to honor Freestyle Motocross riders who stood out throughout the season. Every year, the world's best FMX competitors receive awards for their outstanding performances and acheivements.
The voting process consists of two parts: Firstly, a Selection Panel of FMX experts and leading FMX editors, writers and broadcasters from several countries voted to create a shortlist of max. five nominations in each category.
For the first time in FMX Awards history the users had the chance to vote for the Best American, Best African and Best Asian FMX Rider.
Jeremy Stenberg won the category “Best American FMX Rider”, Alastair Sayer “Best African FMX Rider” and Eigo Sato “Best Asian FMX Rider”.
Remi Bizouard, winner of the NIGHT of the JUMPs/FIM Freestyxle MX World Championship series has been voted for the Best European FMX Rider of the Year.
Levi Sherwood is Best International FMX Rookie 2009 and Petr Pilat is Europe’s Rookie of the year.
This year the users choice for Best German FMX Rider went to Fabian Bauersachs.
Gemany’s Rookie of the Year is Kai Haase.
The users choice for the best FMX Event/Series felt to the Red Bull X-Fighters followed by the NIGHT of the JUMPs series.
Best FMX Bike 2009 was the KTM 250.
Finally Travis Pastrana ruled the categories Best Riders Website and the Best Trick Innovation with his 360 Backflip.
Congratulations to those who were recognized at this years FMX awards and only the best is expected of FMX riders like Robbie Maddison in the upcoming seasons.
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