Gulf Netherlands’ BMX star, Niek Kimmann, is the new BMX Supercross world champion following a sixth-place finish at the season finale in Argentina.
The 22-year-old, wearing his Gulf-themed overalls, battled in what was a fiercely-contested final, and the unthinkable almost unfolded after he locked-up while heading into a corner in an attempt to move himself up through the field; however, he regained his composure, picked up speed and recovered to cross the line safely.
Despite finishing down the field, behind his closest rivals, the Dutch star secured the points needed to ensure Gulf has a new world champion.
A video from the historic weekend can be found on Niek’s YouTube page, which, so far, has received more than 12,000 hits.
In other news, Niek and his brother, Justin, are the stars of a new Gulf advert, in association with Gulf Nederland.
Titled #drivenbypassion, the brothers share their story of how they started from humble beginnings to become the best BMX riders in the world. Dressed in their Gulf attire, they talk candidly about their drive, work ethic and passion from the Olympic Training Centre Papendal in The Netherlands.
The three-and-a-half-minute video, which also shows the two riders pounding around a BMX track, has been uploaded to Niek’s YouTube channel.
Also spot a Gulf-liveried Porsche at the beginning and end…