The top world rider Aras Gibieza decided to try himself as an organizer and held a competition in Vilnius in early October. The general sponsor was RedBull, and Chris Pfeiffer helped Aras judge the tournament. Under the rules of the tournament, riders were given two rides 3 minutes each, the pointsof only the best ride were counted. This way it allowed riders to take risks in one of the attempts and added entertainment to the tournament. The list of the participants was very strong. Karbownik, Vatanen, and Jensen represented the European top stuntriding world. The competition for the pedestal was very tough, a lot of riders gathered with a good level of stuntriding, and each of them could be the winner.
Pawel Karbownik rode very hard and coherently, and he took first place. He showed unique acrobatics, excellent kangaroo with access to the wheel, combos and difficult drift.
Joona Vatanen showed the best ride of the season. High speed, difficult long stoppies, dynamic flat stunts, 50/50 jump with exit to power, wild drift.
Mike Jensen showed a dynamic, athletic and at the same time very difficult stuntriding. He could have won, but the stage was too small for the kangaroo 360: during the first ride he lost control, and during the second one he just couldn't do it at all, so as a result other mistakes and time waste.
The discovery of the tournament was the previously unknown Zdenko Rubar (Slovakia), who showed a high level and took 4th place. Before this season, Zdenko did not take part in any major tournaments, and no one expected good rides from him. The tournament had a lot of young Lithuanian stuntriders.
Denis Rybalko, Nikita Pokusay and Dmitry Trukhanovich (Belarus) also took part in the tournament. The best among them was Denis with his 7th place.
We thank the organizers for the excellent tournament and hope that StuntART becomes an annual competition!