World MX GP – Round 11 – Czech Republic

World MX GP – Round 11 – Czech Republic

Loket circuit




Belgian heros take two world titles, and looking at third …





Stefan Everts: Record setting seventh world championship. Record setting 69 GP wins. He won both the 125 and MXGP races. He is unprecedented in world motocross.





Joel Smets: He won the 650cc race, and that championship. It’s his fifth title. He’ll end up second in the premier MXGP class too.





The final race of the season will be in Ernee, France. The 125 title looks like it will go to another Belgian, Steve Ramon, as he leads Andrea Bartolini by 22 points.





Motocross Grand Prix Results:



Stefan Everts – YAM

Marnicq Bervoets – YAM

Brian Jorgensen – HON

Josh Coppins – HON

Gordon Crockard – HON







650 Results:



Joel Smets – KTM

Javier Garcia Vico – KTM

Cedric Melotte – HON

Michal Kadlecek – YAM

Fabrizio Dini – HON







125 Results:



Stefan Everts – YAM

Ben Townley – KTM

Mickael Maschio – KAW

Andrea Bartolini – YAM

Erik Eggens – KTM







Motocross Grand Prix Point Standings:



Stefan Everts – 250

Joel Smets – 221

Mickael Pichon – 188





Courtesy Adam Wheeler/MX Press, DORNA Off-Road, Yamaha Racing Europe/Belgium



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Stefan Everts


World MX GP – Round 10 – Germany

World MX GP – Round 10 – Germany

Gaildorf circuit




Stefan Everts: ANOTHER double race win! Next weekend: August 31, at Loket in the Czech Republic. Everts is looking good to win his record breaking seventh world motocross title.





[img1] Defending 250 World Champion Mickael Pichon injured ligaments in his knee, will have surgery tomorrow, and could be out of action up to six months.





Motocross Grand Prix Results:



Stefan Everts – YAM

Brian Jorgensen – HON

Joel Smets – KTM

Claudio Federici – YAM

Marnicq Bervoets – YAM

Kevin Strijbos – SUZ







650 Results:



Joel Smets – KTM

Javier Garcia Vico – KTM

Bernd Eckenbach – KTM

Michal Kadlecek – YAM

Fabrizio Dini – HON







125 Results:



Stefan Everts – YAM

Steve Ramon – KTM

Ben Townley – KTM

Andrea Bartolini – YAM

Mickael Maschio – KAW







[img2] Motocross Grand Prix Point Standings:



Stefan Everts – 225

Joel Smets – 210

Mickael Pichon – 188





Courtesy Adam Wheeler/MX Press, DORNA Off-Road, Yamaha Racing Europe/Belgium



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Stefan Everts – heading to seven




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Mickael Pichon – out with knee injury


World MX GP – Round 9 – Holland

Lierop circuit




Stefan Everts – man on a mission. Sixth win in a row. Fourth ‘same day double’ GP win in a row. Career leader in Grand Prix victories with 65 now. Heading toward a record breaking seventh World Motocross Championship.





Defending 250 World Champion Mickael Pichon had a fall, and finished sixth.





Motocross Grand Prix Results:



Stefan Everts – YAM

Joel Smets – KTM

Josh Coppins – HON

Ken Gundersen – KAW

Kevin Strijbos – SUZ

Mickael Pichon – SUZ







650 Results:



Joel Smets – KTM

Javier Garcia Vico – KTM

Danny Theybers – HUSB

Johan Boonen – KTM

Joakim Karlsson – HUSB







125 Results:



Stefan Everts – YAM

Steve Ramon – KTM

Erik Eggens







Motocross Grand Prix Point Standings:



Stefan Everts – 200

Joel Smets – 190

Mickael Pichon – 188





Next race: August 24 – Gaildorf GERMANY





Courtesy Adam Wheeler/MX Press, DORNA Off-Road

2003 American Motocross des Nations team is named

2003 American Motocross des Nations team is named

Ricky Carmichael, Tim Ferry and Ryan Hughes have been selected to represent the United States at the 2003 Motocross des Nations as Team USA Chevy Trucks. The event will be held on October 5 in Zolder, Belgium.



The team was selected by AMA Pro Racing through a collaborative process involving team managers and the riders. “We’re thrilled that Ricky, Tim and Ryan have agreed to race on behalf of the United States and will receive full factory support from Honda, Yamaha and KTM,” said Duke Finch, AMA Pro Racing’s Motocross/Supercross Manager. “These riders and their teams recognize what a tremendous honor it is to represent their country in this event and each of them is committed to bringing home the trophy.”



Historically known as the “Olympics of Motorcycling”, the prestige and luster of the event has diminished in recent years which has caused many in the motorcycle industry to question the value of sending and supporting a team. According to AMA Pro Racing Vice President of Commercial Development, John Farris, many things need to change in order for the United States to continue to be able to send a top level team. “For the riders, teams and AMA Pro Racing to justify supporting the event, the organizers will have to look at providing better value and U.S. exposure for all involved,” said Farris. “For example, right now the Motocross des Nations isn’t even televised in the United States. American motocross fans deserve to at least see their team on television and, so far, the organizers have been unwilling to provide us with that.”



Farris also pointed out that the state of professional motocross racing has evolved, making it increasingly complicated to put together a top level team to represent the United States. “Right now, the two most important championships in the world are the AMA Supercross Series and the AMA U.S. Motocross Championship,” said Farris. “It has become increasingly difficult for riders and teams to justify jeopardizing their chances of winning these championships; especially for an event that provides virtually no exposure to their U.S. fans. The bottom line is that riders, teams and AMA Pro Racing are supporting the Motocross des Nations for sentimental reasons. If we’re going to be expected to continue involving ourselves with this event, the organizers will have to create an environment that delivers value, too.”



The rights to the Motocross des Nations will change hands beginning in 2004 and Farris is hopeful that a more agreeable arrangement can be reached moving forward. “The honor and prestige for a rider being selected to represent the United States remains great,” allowed Farris. “However, the realities of scheduling, logistics and cost are such that, unless U.S. team supporters see some tangible value from their investment, it will be nearly impossible to continue our support at this high level.”



Finch added that five-time world champion Roger De Coster will manage the 2003 team. “Roger is without a doubt the best choice for this important role,” said Finch. “His experience and familiarity with fielding a top Motocross des Nations team is unmatched. These riders represent tremendous hopes for a top U.S. finish and Roger is the ideal guy to bring it all together.”



Courtesy AMA Pro-Racing



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Ryan Hughes




2003 American Motocross des Nations team is named - Photo 2 of 4
Tim Ferry




2003 American Motocross des Nations team is named - Photo 3 of 4
Ricky Carmichael




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Roger De Coster


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