Emil Ohman becomes Snowcross World Champion at home Mala

08.04.2008: Emil Ohman becomes Snowcross World Champion at home Mala

The FIM Snowcross World Championship series ended last weekend at Mala, central Sweden, with home rider Emil Ohman taking his maiden World Title at the end of moto one, which he won.

The works Lynx rider made the crown stay in Sweden for the third consecutive year, as countryman and team mate Peter Ericson was the Champion in the previous two years. The latter unfortunately sat out of this final round as he was again sick, like at the opening round.

On the Tjamstanbacken Mala circuit, Ohman took an impressive win in the opening moto, as he was starting from the bottom of the top ten and had to work his way up to the lead.

Niko Korsumaeki took a solid second ahead of Finnish countryman Viktor Herten. Marcus Evensson and Fredrik Granberg rounded off the top five while Viktor Stenman took a disappointing twelfth.

At the start to the second heat only one battle was left, with Stenman and Korsumaeki due to fight tooth and nail for the runner up spot in the Championship.

Korsumaeki made a mistake and was forced to restart from the back of the group while Stenman took the lead and ran away with it. The latter won the moto from Janne Jurvelin and Jussi Honka.

Korsumaeki tried his very hardest to make it up into the top four but could not do better than fifth. This meant he had to give the second place in the Championship up to Stenman, who secured the position by just one point. Emil Ohman did not finish.

In the overall Korsumaeki took a bitter victory, ending the season with the same result as in 2007. Jurvelin and Stenman rounded off the podium with Viktor Herten and Fredrik Granberg rounding off the top five.

The Championship was won by Ohman, from Stenman and Korsumaeki. Herten and Biti rounded off the top five.

Viktor Stenman secured the runner up spot courtesy of his win in the second heat.

The series will be back next year for another exciting season but the 2007 campaign will be on air soon.

The series will actually reach a wider audience in 2008 courtesy of the arrival of new broadcasters such as Motors TV, Fox Sport Middle East, Moto TV, Drive TV, Greenlight TV, 365 Media, Sport N and Planet X.

The 26 minute Highlights program produced by the Championship promoter Youthstream will be broadcast on Eurosport 2 and on Motors TV with the following schedule (CET time):


Thursday April 24th, at 18:30


Friday April 25th, at 19:00

Saturday April 26th, at 12:00

Sunday April 27th, at 23:00


Heat one (top five): 1. Emil Ohman; 2. Niko Korsumaeki; 3. Viktor Herten; 4. Marcus Evensson; 5. Fredrik Granberg

Heat two (top five): 1. Viktor Stenman; 2. Janne Jurvelin; 3. Jussi Honka; 4. Mike Schultz; 5. Niko Korsumaeki

Overall (top five): 1. Niko Korsumaeki 38 points; 2. Janne Jurvelin 37; 3. Viktor Stenman 34; 4. Viktor Herten 34; 5. Fredrik Granberg 31

Championship (top five): 1. Emil Ohman 123 points; 2. Viktor Stenman 102; 3. Niko Korsumaeki 101; 4. Viktor Herten 84; 5. Jostein Biti 74

Information, photos and results are online at http://www.youthstream.org, the official website of the FIM Snowcross World Championship.

Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional world wide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto of Nations, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the UEM Motocross European Championship and the UEM SuperMoto European Championship.

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08.04.2008 / MaP

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