Bring back Dirt!
After quite a few years of Ride Further Tour Street, Park or Miniramp Contests it was finally time to throw down a Dirt Competition. And what better location than one of Bavaria’s biggest music & youth culture festival, the Modular Festival in Augsburg!
Modular is organized by the Stadtjugendring Augsburg and supported by the city. It was the first time that dirt jumps were included into the 3 day event. Filled with tons of concerts by Annenmey Kantereit, Neonschwarz and international DJ sets, all combined with live artist performances.
Due to the rather unpredictable German weather qualifying and finals of the contest were set up for Saturday. Luckily the weather held up with a blue Bavarian sky and warm temperatures attracting a crowd of 30.000 people to the sold-out festival each day.
Declan Brooks (UK) secured the first place by throwing down an amazing combo of tricks and style, such as a backflip onehand Xup and 360 Barspins to Tailwhip. Followed by Sergio Layos (ESP) with super clean and stylish Turndowns, 360 Turndown to Xup and 360 Tucknohand to Tabletop. Best Trick went to JB Peytavit with a 360 Doublewhip on the first jump, winning him a year long gym membership at McFit gyms as well as third place thanks to some very clean Turndowns and Frontflips.
Simon Moratz easily backflipped the stepdown. The Austrian gang with Tobi Merz showed of a very creative nothing to tailwhip. Maksim Novoselov went crazy by throwing down a backflip over the berm and Best Crash went to Chris Haas with an Nohand to broken arm. Get well soon!
With riders from all over joining and enjoying the comp and – of course – the concerts and slightly wild after show parties, the weekend was a great success. It was amazing seeing Dirt once again in Germany, especially in Bavaria and we’re already looking forward to the next edition in 2017!
- Declan Brooks (UK)
- Sergio Layos (ESP)
- JB Peytavit (FR)
- Tobi Merz /AUT)
- Simon Moratz (DE) – 5. Maksim Novoselov (RU)
- Joan Balmana (ESP)
- Philipp Schuster (AUT)
- Chris Haas (DE)
We are very glad to announce our 2nd time live at Modular. They booked some really hot bands and DJs, so music enthusiasts will have their fun. And for you riders: we will build up a mini ramp with spine and check some BMX and Skate action this year! Save the date: 15th to 17th June.