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News from June 2004

Yamaha USA, Yamaha of Troy continue racing relationship for 2005

Info courtesy Yamaha Motor Corp., USA Cypress CA: The partnership between Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA and Yamaha of Troy has been extended. Yamaha of Troy provides a team foundation for rising motocross talent in the 125 class on Yamaha YZ motocross bikes. YOT has produced a host of titles and groomed many of today’s top [...]

World MX GP Round 10 Belgium results

Neeroeteren circuit Mickael Pichon wins … Stefan Everts large point lead … MX1 results: 1. Mickael Pichon – 1/2 2. Stefan Everts – 6/1 3. Steve Ramon- 5/3 4. Josh Coppins – 4/4 5. Kevin Strijbos – 3/5 MX1 point standings: 1. Stefan Everts – 443 2. Mickael Pichon – 341 3. Josh Coppins – [...]

Provisional 2005 World MX Calendar

This 2005 Provisional Calendar is proposed by Youthstream to the FIM. It should be ratified at the FIM congress in October 2004. March 20 – Flanders/Belgium – TBA April 3 – Portugal – Agueda April 10 – Spain – Bellpuig May 1 – The Netherlands – TBA May 8 – Europe/Germany – Teutschenthal May 22 [...]

Rich Thorwaldson, 1946 – 2004

Rich was a man of many talents: family man, business man, factory Suzuki motocross team rider, and motorcycle enthusiast. Rich fell in a road racing competition last month, suffering head injuries that put him in a coma. He died yesterday.For more info, please visit this link

Supercross Champion Chad Reed re-signs with Yamaha

Courtesy Yamaha Motor Corp. USA Cypress CA: Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA is proud to announce that Chad Reed has re-signed with the Yamaha Factory Motocross Race Team. Joining the Yamaha ranks three years ago, Chad Reed and Yamaha have produced a 125 Supercross Championship, a World Supercross Championship, and a 10 win Supercross season en [...]

World MX GP Round 9 Italy results

Gallarate circuit Stefan Everts – heading towards another title … MX1 results: 1. Stefan Everts – 2/1 2. Kevin Strijbos – 1/4 3. Mickael Pichon – 3/2 4. Josh Coppins – 6/3 5. Steve Ramon – 4/5 MX1 point standings: 1. Stefan Everts – 403 2. Josh Coppins – 301 3. Mickael Pichon – 294 [...]

Australia dirt bike hero Jono Porter, 1981 – 2004

Jonothan (Jono) Porter, Australia’s own dirt bike hero, passed away peacefully at Nambour Hospital in Queensland. The 23 year old from Gladstone, QLD has been fighting for his life since an accident during the Maxxis Tyres Australian Motocross Championship at Coolum, Queensland on Sunday. Jono’s parents Doug and Cathy and his sister Rowena have been [...]

World MX GP Round 8 France results

St. Jean d’Angely France MX1 results: 1. Stefan Everts – 1/1 2. Josh Coppins – 3/2 3. Steve Ramon – 5/4 4. Luigi Seguy – 6/7 5. Tanel Leok – 5/10 MX1 point standings: 1. Stefan Everts – 356 2. Cedric Melotte – 268 3. Josh Coppins – 266 4. Mickael Pichon – 252 5. [...]

Suzuki RM 450 Z

Went out to Glen Helen today to meet up with Sebastien Tortelli. (Seb’s back on the bike now, hoping to return to professional racing at the Red Bud national. Look for an interview with him here next week.) The guys from Suzuki R & D were on hand, testing a pre-production RM 450 Z four-stroke. [...]

News this week

KTM’s 2005 team, Vintage race in Texas, Greg Albertyn update, Joel Smets update, JAM Sports & Clear Channel court date, MX en Mexico 1. KTM’s 2005 MX team will be Nate Ramsey, Josh Hansen, Ryan Mills, Jay Marmont & Mike Alessi, all on KTM 250 four-strokes.2. Evo-Sports is inviting all mx enthusiasts to their 4th [...]