I have it on good authority that PJ Larsen and Matt Moss have inked deals to ride the 250’s and 350’s next year here in the states. This is great news and I am more than a fan of both guys. PJ was my regular SX pick in fantasy racing this year and it was for good reason. Matt Moss on the other hand has something to reprove. I thought for sure this guy would have success in the states but it didn’t pan out the first time around.
Moss has dealt with more than a few injuries and just one way or another was never able to maximize the Suzuki deal he had a few years ago. Now Moss is back on top and brimming with confidence so this could be a good thing. What it also does in some fashion is possibly remove the rumour that Mookie would be riding a JDR KTM.
The most interesting part of what I heard is that both guys have the option to ride the KTM 350 on the opposite coast. I for one am a big fan of seeing the 250 guys step up mid season and refining their “next step” skills. We have scene a surprise in the expected results of some of the 250 regulars in the class and I think both of these guys are easy main riders in a 450 main. On top of that I think Moss could do something silly and put the bike up front a few times.
As for the rest of the KTM squad it was announced earlier this week that th KTM factory team was set. Roczen and Musquin will run the factory banner and Dungey will ride the 450 without Short returning. I say this becasue you should see something formally announced within the next few days.
Next season is really starting to take shape and the two other puzzle pieces are ready to fall. It is clear by the removal of top names from the Monster race that things are really moving in the “Factory” background. Honda announced this week quite a few global plans in terms of HRC and I think you will see the same thing from Suzuki soon. As I mentioned before, MotoGP seems to be the dominating issue in racing budget and the rumours are the Suzuki is sticking around in MotoGP. I don’t know what to make of the news because emy take is more MotoGP less Moto budget. I could care either way where the money goes, but there is no question in regards to the domino effect that comes on a macro scale, such as Suzuki.
Also I would like to tell RacerX to start writing their own content. I read a few things from them today and unfortunately they look very similar to some things I have read from other writers, almost verbatim. This is somewhat disappointing but no question obvious. Plagiarism is a serious thing and now that I am educated it is much easier to spot. So my point…..RacerX you are not the official site of silly season and your weak *** attempt to play dumb is weak. It goes to show the trend which has been mentioned many times over about the sham that follows their journalism.
OK I better go now before I start telling stories about things I shouldn’t just to make people at Magazines look bad who pretend to be saintly.
The M3 Utility Can just got better with the introduction of the Aluminum Factory Team Cap Kit. This Factory Cap Kit is made from billet aluminum and offers a 3/8″ larger diameter fill spout.
The M3 Utility Can and Aluminum Caps are used by some of the top MX teams including Factory Honda, Factory Suzuki, Factory Kawasaki, Hart and Huntington, Geico Honda, and JGR.
Veteran supercross and motocross rider, Justin Brayton joins the American Honda team for 2012. Brayton will join second-year factory Honda racer Trey Canard on the team and contest both the AMA Supercross Championship and AMA Motocross Championship aboard Honda’s CRF450R race machines.
“I think 2012 is going to be an exciting year of racing for American Honda,” said Team Manager Erik Kehoe. “Trey has demonstrated time and again he has what it takes to win. He finished on a string of podiums last year, including winning three Supercross’ and was well in the championship hunt. Throughout his professional racing career, Justin has shown great speed in the 450 competition and he’s always a contender to podium or win. We are really excited to see what he can do on a factory Honda-prepared CRF450R.”
Returning to factory Honda for her fourth season with the team is three-time Women’s Motocross Champion Ashley Fiolek. Ashley, who turns 21 on October 22, will defend her 2011 Women’s Motocross (WMX) title in the 2012 season aboard her Honda CRF250R.
“We are exceptionally proud of Ashley’s achievements this past season as she battled hard to win the WMX title for her third time,” Kehoe added. “Ashley does a tremendous job representing Honda not only to the Motocross community, but to the mainstream media and she’s a fantastic role model to youths. We are extremely happy to continue working with her in 2012.”
During the 65th edition of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations all the participants could try the efficiency of MUC-OFF, the official cleaning product of the event. The revolutionary biodegradable bike cleaner was at team’s disposal at the washing bays in the French track of Saint Jean d’Angely.
‘Muc-off are proud to be working with Youthstream and supplying our bike cleaner to all of the teams at the 2011 MXoN. Working with the top teams from each Country ensures we are constantly developing all of our formulations and products to consistently bring leading edge innovation to the rider and mechanic at the highest level,’ Muc-Off General Manager James Cramp commented.
‘In the heat of battle every second counts and can mean the difference between winning or losing, you can’t afford to spend any more time cleaning then you have to, let Muc-Off take care of that!’ James Cramp added.
Muc-Off Nano Tech cleaning formula makes life easy, regardless of the weather conditions or time of year. Muc-Off Nano Tech Cleaner has an incredibly effective cleaning formula containing “Nano Technology” that also cares for the bike’s delicate finishes. It contains no harmful acids, CFC’s or solvents, is NONTOXIC and fully biodegradable.
It’s completely safe on anodising, paintwork, chrome, carbon fibre, suspension seals, rubber, disc brake pads and more importantly to the user too. It cuts through dirt, oil and grime quickly and safely leaving your bike sparkling clean.
In the past, bike cleaners have been formulated using “Micro Scale” materials which are approximately 1/80th the size of a human hair. Muc-Off Nano-Tech cleaner is formulated using “Nano Scale” materials which are approximately 1/80000th of the diameter of a human hair. This dramatic reduction in material scale allows the Muc-Off formula to penetrate far deeper into dirt, oil and grime and gently break it down on an atomic and molecular level. The dirt is then rinsed away easily and safely with water, leaving behind corrosion inhibitors for future protection. A painted or metal surface may look smooth to the naked eye but under a microscope it’s full of peaks and troughs. Nano sized particles are able to fill these microscopic areas and bond to form a smooth protective layer that makes it harder for dirt to adhere to the surface next time you ride.
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