- Libor Podmol
- Resides in:
- Znosim, Czech Republic
- Yamaha YZ 250
- FMX since:
Libor started like most of the FMX stars as a little kid on the motocross race track. In 1998, he became Czech's champion in the 80cc class and earned the title of vice-champion in the 125cc class in 2001. This was his last notable racing result before he decided to give FMX a go.
Libor's specialities are style and airtime - just take a look at his highest air results at the Night of the Jumps competitions. His favourite jump is the Jackhammer, a kind of stretched out Cliffhanger, and to make it even cooler, he jumps it to a No Handed landing. Libor loves to go big and give it all, especially with his multiple backflip combinations.
The "Czech Hammer" joined the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in 2008 for the super session in Warsaw, Poland and he left his mark in the dirt of the Giza Plateau in 2010 to get another invitation for the event in Rome. Unfortunately, he crashed there during the qualifier and was unable to ride the main event.
The Yamaha rider participated in three events of the 2014 World Tour but was never able to make it past the first round with his best result being a 9th place in Mexico. The multiple FIM Freestyle Motocross World Champion should not be underestimated, even if he isn't the tallest rider on the circuit. Watch out for the crazy Czech kid who is always capable of performing surprising new tricks, be it in the arena or at the after-party!