Tucker Hibbert Named 2012 FIM Snowcross World Champion in Russia
You've witnessed his talents at Spirit Mountain, Minnesota's own Tucker Hibbert saw a successful World Championship in Russia recently. Congrats, Tucker!
America’s Tucker Hibbert rode with determination on a challenging racetrack to win his second FIM Snowcross World Championship title in front of 12,000 screaming Russian fans. Tucked into the deeps woods of the Ivanovo region over 400 km northeast of Moscow, the Technical Sports Centre Semigorje featured a long, rough racetrack where 33 riders from six countries battled for the 2012 World Championship title.
Hibbert won his qualifying race giving him the number one starting line pick for the three 15-minute, plus two laps main events. In the first main, he got a quick jump off the start but pulled his tether from his snowmobile in turn one, killing the engine. By the time he got going, he was already shuffled to the back of the 22-rider field. He refocused and put on one of the most impressive charges of his career. By lap two, he had already moved into ninth place. He spent the remaining time picking off more riders to finish an impressive second place behind Sweden’s Peter Narsa.
Hibbert took the early lead in the second main event and rode flawless for the win.
In the third and final main of the day, Hibbert got a mid-pack start with Narsa leading the charge. He quickly moved into second and began chipping away at Narsa’s runaway lead. The crowd went wild when he made the pass on Narsa in a big, bermed left-hand corner at the halfway point of the race. Once in the lead, he pulled a sizeable gap then raced smart to secure the 2012 title.
Next up for Hibbert is the sixth stop of the ISOC National Snocross Tour near Fargo, North Dakota. Stay connected with his racing year-round at www.tucker-hibbert.com.
Tucker Hibbert - Third Appearance at FIM Snowcross World Championship
2012 - Semigorje, Russia: 1st Race 1: 2nd / Race 2: 1st / Race 3: 1st
2011 - Tuuri, Finland: 3rd Race 1: 1st / Race 2: 16th / Race 3: 1st
2010 - Mala, Sweden: 1st Race 1: 1st / Race 2: 1st / Race 3: 2nd