Luc Ackermann was the youngest rider ever to execute a backflip on a motorbike and he is considered as one of the biggest FMX talents in the world. In 2010, he participated at the German Flight Club series and got a 4th place in the overall ranking. That same year, he competed in several freestyle shows at the Kings of Xtreme in Leipzig and at the FIM Freestyle MX World Championships Night of the Jumps in Berlin and in Cologne, where he performed a backflip for the first time.
In 2012, Luc beat the Step Up World Record holder Massimo Bianconcini in the Maxxis Highest Air contest at the Night of the Jumps event in Basel. In Cologne, he set another world record by jumping over 9:00 meters at the step up contest—a world record for his age group. In the season ranking of the Maxxis Highest Air, he placed second! A year after, Luc had a good start in the season, with a third place at the Maxxis Highest Air contest at the Night of the Jumps event in Berlin. Another world record was added to his list when he performed a Backflip World Record at the Nitro Circus movie premiere in London. The stunt consisted of 18 daredevils trying to simultaneously doing a backflip on motorcycles with close proximity between each other. With 16 out of 18 riders, including Luc, managed to be in the air at the same time, breaking the Guiness World Record. At his third contest at the European Championship in Graz, Austria, he reached his first Night of the Jumps finals. More recently, in March 2014, he jumped over 10,50 at the Maxxis Highest Air contest of the FIM Freestlyle MX World Championship. His best tricks include the Tsunami Flip, the Clickerflip, the Hartattack Indy, the 9-O-Clock, and the Tsunami.
Luc constantly pushes himself to the next level and already handles his bike like a pro. He thrives to learn new and hard tricks almost every day. FMX fans haven't yet seen what the young newcomer can do. We'll see Luc competing at the Red Bull X-Fighters 2014 event in Madrid. One thing is for sure that he aims for higher and he will not slow down until he has achieved all his goals and ambitions.
"Being able to participate at the Red Bull X-Fighters in Munich is a great honor for me. It has always been my goal to compete against the world's most successful motocross riders. The Wildcard for the event in Munich is the first step in the right direction to reach my goal. I will work very hard to refine my skills and tricks until July."