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Nick Franklin
Column written by Nick Franklin


Hello everyone!

I've been flat out the last 3 months and not so busy on the reports so here is a quick catch up. Since the Red Bull X fighters exhibition tour in Singapore I flew to europe and rode for KTM at the famous Erzberg rodeo finishing 5th in the rocket race and of course riding with the FMX4ever team for a demo. From there I rode shows in Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia and Slovenia for the Red Bull X fighters exhibition tour. All were very successful with big crowds of 10,000 at each and I have to say awesome places to visit, defiantly not what i expected.

Next I spent 3 weeks in Turkey at X jam in front of 10,000 austrian students again for Red Bull. During the event I flew to Romania for a Red Bull exhibition show which was minutes away from being rained off but we managed a pretty good show in the end in front of the second biggest building in the world ( behind the pentagon) and 5000 people. After X jam I shot to England to do a 5 stop tour of the UK, it was very cool to travel all over and see a lot of the land. We rode in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Glasgow and Canada Heights, we had good turn outs and one of our shows is up for an award!

Next I went to Germany to the Baja 300 which is a big show of American trophy trucks and buggys, rally, enduro and FMX. I think about 10,000 people shows up and I got to jump over top of rally legends Kent Block and Petter Solberg and American monster garage host Jesse James. After i went to Prague to Korrens Jam and won the main event and also the doubles with my mate Broecky.

Rock the ramp this year was held in our home town in Belgium, Zelzate. Which was a bit of fun then i Traveled back across to England to ride at a round of the Red Bull pro nationals series.

So this year so far I've done 35 events in 14 different countries in front of over 200,000 fans and the rest of the year isn't looking like slowing down!

Big thanks to Red Bull, FMX4ever, KTM, Unit, AXO sport, Oakley, Crusty Demons, Etnies, AMPS, Ogio, Burger fuel, Stoica Graffix, I labb and Sports pro.

Nick Franklin

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