The first half of the season at the Maxxis Highest Air Contest is fully marked by Massimo Bianconcini. In the previous 4 competitions the Italian jumped to victory. With a maximum result of 20 points, the multiple overall winner of the last few years is already at the top and has the best chances to win the season again.
Massimo Bianconcini, Brice Izzo and Pat Bowden were competing at the first Maxxis Highest Air Contest of the year. Bowden who won in China in 2016 could not continue his winning strategy in Switzerland. He did not get beyond the initial height. Also Brice Izzo could not defy the Italian grandmaster. So Massimo secured the first Maxxis Cup of the season with 7.50 meters.
It came to a jump-off between Massimo Bianconcini and Brice Izzo in Berlin. Pat Bowden & Kai Haase had to say goodbye pretty early. The Italian and the French screwed it up to 9.00 meters over the bar. “Bianco” took the second victory at the second contest.
Kai Haase, the local local hero conquered Massimo Bianconcini on the second day. They booth jumped over 9,00 meter but Kai Haase just did a little mistake by the take off and thats why Massimo secured his 3rd win!
At the Polish Grand Prix Brice Izzo went up to 8.00 meters. But when the Italian reached over 8.50 meters – the frenchman wasn’t able to make it over. This brought Bianconcini the fourth win of the Maxxis Highest Air comp.
It’s halftime now – Massimo is leading with 10 points ahead of Brice Izzo! Kai Haase currently sitting in 3rd overall!
MAXXIS Highest Air 2017
1. Massimo Bianconcini ITA KTM 20 Points
2. Brice Izzo FRA Yamaha 10 Points
3. Kai Haase GER KTM 4 Points
4. Pat Bowden AUS Yamaha 2 Points