This year’s Mercedes-Benz GRAND BMX 2016 was again part of the Sport Life 2016 fair and riders taking part in the main race were competing for title of Czech Champion.
The action-packed weekend started already on Friday with race in category under 15 years, where were competing 10 aspiring young riders. Ten years old Petr Škopek took 2nd place on his 16-inch bike and first place went to Jan Kozel from Brno.
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Main day of the championship and the fair itself, Saturday, was fully packed by many fans and riders already from the start. There were 30 riders registered in two categories – Amateurs under 18 and PROs. Qualification to the PRO finals was already very attractive and visitors were cheering for their favourite riders.
Pro qualification was followed by Amateur under 18 finals, which was surprisingly won by new rider on the scene Jirka Pokorný, who impressed by clean style and solid stock of tricks performed at all parts of the double miniramp.
Highlight of the Mercedes-Benz GRAND BMX 2016 race was the anticipated finals in PRO category, including ten best BMX ramp riders in the Czech Republic. Level of each runs and tricks was really high and it is almost unbelievable how far our Czech community got regarding the level of riding. The jury didn’t have an easy task to choose the winners, however in the end the title went to VSA Xtreme team rider Erik Figar. Mercedes-Benz best trick went to Michael Beran, who performed crazy flair dropin.
The whole championship took place in rhythm of pumping beats of our Monster energy DJ Lucky Boy, who took good care of the positive vibes and got audience to the right mood.