BELGIAN MX CHAMPION RAMON SIGNS TEAM SUZUKI FOR 2011

BELGIAN MX CHAMPION RAMON SIGNS TEAM SUZUKI FOR 2011

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Steve Ramon will be a factory Suzuki rider in 2011 after confirming a
one-year agreement with the Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1 team shortly
before sealing his seventh national title by finishing second overall at a dry but cloudy Pierreux today for the final round of the 2010 Belgian championship.

The 30 year old won a moto and was third in the
other at the rough-and-rutted track close to Liege. Rainfall in the days prior to the meeting had created a slick and churned surface and Ramon
rode sensibly on his Factory RM-Z450WS in two entertaining outings to
claim his fifth domestic open class (MX1) accolade to compliment the two won in the old 125cc category.

Ramon completed a decent week in which he grabbed his first World Championship chequered flag of 2010 at the last Grand Prix of the season at Fermo, Italy last Sunday – thereby confirming fifth position in the final MX1 standings and inked a deal
that will see him negotiate a sixth season as a Suzuki rider in 2011 and then wrap up the Belgian crown in which he won six motos from 12; and
three rounds of six.

Ramon lifted the number one plate at
Pierreux and team-mate and 2010 World Championship ‘number two’ Clement
Desalle was also in the mix: Fermo victor Desalle, who passed the
Belgian title onto Ramon after celebrating in 2009, was seventh in the
opening sprint (after a last lap tumble) but withdrew from the second
with a view towards preserving his fitness for his second representation for Team Belgium at the Motocross of Nations next week.

“It’s
been a perfect week,” said Ramon. “I had a 31-point lead coming into the race and that was because of some decent results earlier in the season. I think this was one of my best Championships as the racing was good
and against some good opposition. I really enjoyed myself and although
the track was a little tricky today, with many ruts and slippery parts, I did what was needed to make sure of the title.

“I am really
happy to stay another year and it was an easy decision because I work
well with the team, the bike is very good; and we all get along. I think we have had some good seasons together and I’m pleased we will have
another one,” Ramon added, regarding his new contract and who – aside
from his neck fracture in 2009 – has yet to drop out of the top five in a World Championship finish for the Belgian crew since he joined in 2006.

“We wanted some stability for next year and keeping Steve as a
second rider was a show of loyalty from us and in the end was a
straightforward decision,” commented Team Principal Sylvain Geboers.

“If he makes a season without any significant injury then he is still a
title contender and he works well with Clement and the team – and this
is important. I’m very pleased with the two riders we will have for 2011 and we will now work to continue the good organisation that surrounds
them.”

With their international and national commitments for
2010 now honoured, Rockstar Teka Suzuki WMX1 will see both Ramon (MX
Open) and Desalle (MX1) fly the flag for their team and country on the
biggest stage with the 64th Motocross of Nations next weekend at Thunder Valley, Lakewood, Colorado.


MX Ride for the Cure

MX Ride for the Cure

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Riding with the “Breast” of intentions

EVENT INFORMATION

When: October 2nd, 2010

Where: Cahuilla Creek Motocross

50100 US Highway 371, Anza, CA 92539

$25 PER RIDER and $10 50-65cc RIDERS

SPECTATORS FREE, $15 CAMPING

RIDER PARKING EVERYWHERE EXCEPT VENDOR ROW

VENDORS CHECK IN AT RAFFLE BOOTH BEFORE SETTING UP

Friday

3:00 GATES OPEN FOR CAMPERS/ VENDOR SET UP

5:00 BBQ AND MUSIC

Saturday

All Day KAWASAKI HOSPITALITY

9:00 ALL TRACKS OPEN (SPLIT PRACTICE ON MAIN TRACK)

9:00-11:00 BRA PARADE SIGN UPS IN THE MAIN TENT

11:30 BRA FITTINGS AT THE BRA DISPLAY IN MAIN TENT

12:00 TRACK PREP ON MAIN & MINI TRACK

BRA PARADE ON VET TRACK

12:30-2:00 LUNCH SERVICE BY WAHOOS (MUST BUY TICKETS)

2:30 RAFFLE BEGINS (MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN)

ALL PROCEEDS OF THIS EVENT INCLUDING GATE FEES GO TO MICHELLE’S PLACE, A LOCAL BREAST CANCER RESOURCE CENTER.


Interview: World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli speaks

Interview: World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli speaks

Tony Cairoli is the 2010 World Champion of Motocross in the premiere MX1 class. 2010 was his first season racing for KTM. Tony has won three other world motocross titles as well, 2009 in MX1, and two championships before in the MX2 class.

Interview: World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli speaks - Photo 1 of 1Tony Cairoli – Champion du Monde de Motocross MX1

Tony is from Italy, and is getting ready to race for Team Italy in the upcoming Motocross of Nations, to be held this coming weekend, in Lakewood, Colorado, near Denver. I just got off the phone with Tony, and here’s what he has to say about a variety of topics.

Amanda: Tony, it has been a long season. Can you in words really tell a fan what it’s like to go thru so much in just one season?

Tony: First of all, I started the season with a totally NEW 350 KTM bike, a bike that nobody had ever ridden in the GPs before.

But the first time I rode my 350 bike, it felt like my old 250 MX2 bike. I think everybody knows how much I liked to ride the MX2 250 class. I think it fits with my riding style better. I’ve never needed to have too much power – I like a bike that fits with my movement and riding style. KTM gave me that this year!

So, I went from Yamaha to KTM, even after winning the MX1 title for the first time, but I’m sure I made a good decision to take my “old team” with me – team manager Claudio de Carli, and mechanics Nazzareno and Lino, the team truck, … everything!

We all switched brands, and in so we really did become one big KTM family, together with Pit Beirer and Stefan Everts.

My season went great and I took the “red plate” (designating series points leader) from the second GP in Mantova, and I could take my second MX1 World Title in Brasil, with two GPs before the end of the season.

OK, I’m just going to say a word or phrase, and please comment on whatever comes to your mind. Are you ready?

Sure, go for it!

KTM

The new 350 KTM bike: I think that is the future, a great bike, perfect for me!

Totally new for me this season, I had great years with Yamaha … but made a new start with KTM. It’s one big happy family, and my team and I are part of that.

Nations USA

The race of the year, the one you can’t miss!

I had to “fight” hard to be able to ride MXdN this year! I always tell people, and try to show how important this race is for me. And until just a few days ago, it looked like I would not be able to ride! :O I’m very happy my team made a compromise with the Italian Federation, and I’m selected for the Italian team. I’m looking forward to being a guest in the USA next week in Lakewood, Colorado.

And of course I will try my best on the bike for the team and the fans.

Dungey

A great rider and one of the fastest riders on the planet!

I know people like to compare me with Ryan – we are both champions. I have seen things on the Internet that I have supposedly said about him. I would like to say that much of what has been written is not accurate and I did not say.

For example, there was a written interview recently that had me quoted as saying “MX2 guys are faster than Ryan”. Not true. I never said anything like that.

People continually ask me who is faster. But I think you can’t compare two different racers if they are not riding against each other, or in the same conditions.

Can you compare MotoGP to Formula 1? No. You can’t make the comparison. Both have champions. Both have talented athletes. But you can’t compare them. They are different worlds.

I don’t know Ryan that well as a person, but we all know he is fast on his bike. And I think he’s a nice person, with a good head, and both of his feet on the ground. I like that!

Musquin

My team mate, good friend and the MX2 World Champ of 2010!

Marvin is a great rider and I see myself in him a lot. He loves to be on the bike every single day, and he likes to have his group of people around him,and he is very strong in the mind. He rides to win and just like me (here is the big secret race fans!) he loves to eat NUTELLA!

He’s gonna’ have a big career in USA ahead of him, and we are gonna’ miss him on our Europe team!

Roczen

My friend, up coming team mate and the future in motocross!

Kenny is a young rider, but already a big champ. A nice and happy personality in the paddock, and I’m looking forward to being on the same team with him next year, ’cause I’m sure the little guy can teach me something! ; )

Beier

Pit is the person who believed in me, and made my team and me part of KTM!

After the news that Yamaha couldn’t continue with me for the 2010 season, it was Pit who contacted us with the idea of making this big KTM team. And it’s him together with Claudio who made this 2010 project work out in the best way. Pit is a great and important person in the KTM Europe team!

Everts

Stefan s a big Champ who gave me some great advice this season!

It’s the first year I have worked together with Stefan, and working with him didn’t mean I changed what i was doing the years before. The most important person for me stayed – Claudio, and I just keep on working with him like the years before.

Only now, Stefan could give me some extra advice, and he is 10 times World Champion, and I have a lot of respect for him, so his advice is always more than welcome.

De Coster

Roger is a great Champion and a big name in motocross!

I was happily surprised with the news that Roger is joining the KTM USA team!

I’m still talking with our team here in Europe, but I would like to ride a few American supercross events and, a few AMA outdoors next season. We have to see how the combination of schedules works out.

With Roger being part of KTM, that means I’m able to work with the man who helped make Ryan and Ricky and lot’s of other riders big, and I’m looking forward to that!

Bercy

The biggest Supercross race in Europe!

I have always liked to ride supercross, and I did a few European Supercross seasons the last few years. I’m happy to ride in Bercy this year! If the plans are to go ride supercross in USA, then this is going be a nice supercross experience close to home!

Supercross in USA

The best Supercross in the world!

As I said before, I’m talking with my team and KTM to come to USA and ride the first two supercross races. I see it as a nice new experience.

2011, 2012 plans

For 2011 I have a contract with KTM to ride the MX GP’s in Europe, and maybe I’m able to finally come over for an outdoor motocross in the USA. The plans for 2012 …. we will see! : )

OK Tony, I’m all out of questions, and I’m sure my phone bill is going to be very big. But, one more question – what do you want the fans of supercross and motocross in America, and worldwide, to know about you?

About me? : O

I love my sport and I’m so passionate about it.

I came from a poor family that could give me the things needed most – lot’s of love! But nothing really more in regards to sport and motocross. I’m from Sicily (a island in the south of Italy) and I didn’t have it to easy when I was young.

But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and my past helps make me the person I am today.

I live for my sport, and I also try to leave things for my sport, so maybe others can benefit. In the end it pays off and it’s worth every second! So believe in things, and make it happen!

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KTM Announces Team Line Up for Montreal Supercross

Montreal, Canada – The Royal Distributing/Dragon Fuels/Thor/KTM Canada Factory Racing Team is excited to announce its team line-up for the upcoming Montreal Supercross/EnduroCross event to be held on October 2, 2010.

While the current Royal Distributing/KTM Team members have been struck by injury there will certainly not be a shortage of riders fighting for the win aboard their KTM motorcycles at the Montreal Supercross.

In the MX1 class the KTM Factory Team will consist of Mike Brown, Michael Willard and Phil Nicoletti. Brown is a current member of the FMF/KTM Factory Off-Road Racing Team in the United States and is the reigning WORCS Champion and a former 125 Motocross National Champion. Brown will be racing aboard the KTM 450 SX-F.

Willard, who won the first ever 50cc Championship for KTM back in his mini-cycle days is said to have more amateur race wins on a KTM than any other rider in history. Willard will return to his orange roots aboard the KTM 350 SX-F for the Montreal Supercross.

Joining Willard on the 350 SX-F is Nicoletti who will be racing in the premiere class for the first time in his pro career. “I have witnessed the development of the 350 SX-F over the past year and am excited to race this bike in my first premiere class race. I feel the bike will be perfect on the Supercross style track,” remarked Nicoletti. The New York native just recently wrapped up the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series of which he spent the final four rounds as a member of the FMF/KTM Factory Motocross Team effort.

In the MX2 class, KTM will be represented by two of KTM’s finest support riders Jeremy Medaglia and Kaven Benoit. Both Megaglia and Benoit participated in the Canadian Motocross Lites Championship where they finished 3rd and 4th overall respectively. Both riders are also excited to represent their country in the Motocross des Nations race on September 25th in Lakewood, CO.

This marks the second year that the Montreal Supercross will also feature an EnduroCross event. Last year’s Champion, Kornèl Nèmeth, will return aboard his KTM to defend his title against the rest of the field, including Mike Brown. A current competitor in the AMA EnduroCross Series, Brown is excited to take part in the Canadian EnduroCross event. He commented, “I am excited that EnduroCross is growing and more promoters are including it into their events. I think the Montreal crowd will love this type of racing – hopefully I can help put on a good show.”


CONGRATULATIONS TO JESSICA PATTERSON AND DNA SHRED STIX STAR RACING ON THEIR 2010 WMX CHAMPIONSHIP

Cypress California, September 17, 2010 – Yamaha Motor Corporation., USA would like to congratulate Jessica Patterson and DNA Shred Stix Star Racing Yamaha on their amazing 2010 Women’s Motocross (WMX) Championship.

Jessica and her Yamaha YZ250F took the 2010 WMX Season by storm by taking the overall victory at the first three races, Hangtown, Freestone and Thunder Valley. A second at Red Bud was followed by another string of victories at Spring Creek, Moto X 338 and Steel City. Jessica clinched the crown in dramatic fashion with her first moto win at the season finale at Pala Raceway.

The shear impact of Jessica’s dominating performance during the 2010 WMX season is best summed up with some simple numbers. She took home the overall victory at 6 of 8 events, won 9 of the 16 motos and finished 2 in the other 7 motos.

Yamaha Motorsports Racing Division Manager Keith McCarty commented on Jessica’s amazing 2010 WMX Season, “Jessica exemplifies a true champion by overcoming her injuries at the X-Games and finishing what she started at Hangtown”.

Everyone at Yamaha Motor Corporation would like to thank Jessica for joining our Yamaha family and thank everyone on the DNA Shred Stix Star Racing Yamaha team for all the hard work that went into winning the 2010 WMX Championship.


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