Youthstream is the organization that manages the exclusive television,
marketing and promotional worldwide rights of FIM Motocross &
Supercross World Championships. MediaZone is the company that provides
global online broadcasting, and specializes in sports, entertainment
and international programming, via both subscription and pay-per-view.
Racing fans will be able to watch the 2006 FIM Motocross World
Championship Series, and the 2006 FIM Supermoto World Championship
Series live and on-demand exclusively on The Moto Channel on MediaZone http://moto.mediazone.com
Live action begins April 2 with the Grand Prix of Flanders, direct from Zolder at 10:00 GMT/6:00 EDT.
Building on the success of the 2005 season, Youthstream has expanded
its relationship with MediaZone to provide complete live motocross and
supermoto coverage online. Fans worldwide can tune in to live racing
with English commentary via high-quality streams, or watch streams or
downloads at their leisure with pause and rewind capabilities just
hours after each race. The Moto Channel is offered in multiple
languages to cater to different audiences around the world.
For the annual subscription price of $49.99, racing fans can watch over
100 hours of live and on-demand racing. This special introductory price
for The Moto Channel is available until May 1. The subscription offers
viewers all of the live races from the 2006 FIM Motocross and Supermoto
World Championships, archives from the 2005 season, plus full 52 minute
highlight shows of every 2005 race. The Moto Channel is devoted to
serving world-class motorcycle programming to fans around the globe.
“We’re delighted to expand our relationship with Youthstream,” said
Resa Lee, Director of Content, MediaZone. “It’s great to work with such
a reputable, well-established organization like YouthStream to take
these premier-level international motorcycle races to new audiences
through our online broadcasting network.”
The 2006 World Motocross series includes 16 races, beginning with the
Grand Prix of Flanders and wrapping up on September 24 with the
Motocross of Nations at Matterley Basin in Great Britain. The 2006
Supermoto series runs from April 30 to November 5, comprised of 8
regular races plus the Supermoto of Nations in Belfast, Ireland on
October 1. All events are available via The Moto Channel on MediaZone.
Youthstream is the organization that manages the exclusive television,
Largest and most complete television package ever in motorcycling. Bravo!
Information below courtesy Youthstream, mediapress, and FIM
For each FIM Motocross Grand Prix, Youthstream produces a 4 hour live
production of the 4 Races (2x MX1 and 2x MX2). A 52 minute highlight
program is produced by Youthstream and is ready for broadcast on
Tuesday after each event. The 3 minutes of News is available for
broadcast immediately after the Grand Prix.
The Live Coverage is shown in all European countries, Asia and Oceania.
The Highlight program will be broadcasted in the 3 previously mentioned
continents and in addition America and Africa. Coverage totals 71
countries with Live programme and 119 countries with the Highlights.
LIVE IN EUROPE
MX1 and MXON
MX2 and MXON
MX1, MX2 and MXON
MX1 and MXON
GP of Spain
GP of Portugal
GP of Bulgaria
GP of Belgium
LIVE IN ASIA / AFRICA / OCEANIA
Asia / Oceania
MX1 and MXON
GP of Japan
Dubai Sports Channel
MX1, MX2 and MXON
GP of South Africa
52 MINUTE HIGHLIGHT PROGRAMME IN EUROPE
Extreme Sports Channel
Channel 5 Latvia
52 MINUTE HIGHLIGHT PROGRAMME IN ASIA
52 MINUTE HIGHLIGHT PROGRAMME IN AFRICA
52 MINUTE HIGHLIGHT PROGRAMME IN OCEANIA
SKY Sport NZ
52 MINUTE HIGHLIGHT PROGRAMME IN AMERICA
American Force Network
All US Army bases
The FIM Motocross World Championship season starts on the 2nd of April
with the KÃ¤rcher Grand Prix of Flanders in Zolder (Belgium).
Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television,
marketing and promotional worldwide rights of the FIM SuperMoto World
Championship, the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross
Of Nations, the UEM Motocross European Championship, the UEM SuperMoto
European Championship and the FIM Snowcross World Cup.
Ricky Carmichael, the defending AMA Supercross Champion, has had the 25
points taken away from him previously because of a fuel violation,
re-instated. Heading into this weekend’s event in Indy, the point
standings have Chad Reed leading with 171, Carmichael second with 165,
and James Stewart third with 152. Below is the official info.
Pickerington Ohio: The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and the
Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) have announced a joint
resolution to the points penalty imposed by the AMA on Ricky Carmichael
following the February 11 San Diego round of the AMA Supercross Series.
In a post-race tech inspection, the fuel in Carmichael’s motorcycle was
found to contain more lead than allowed under a standard jointly
adopted by both sanctioning bodies beginning with the 2004 racing
The AMA has enforced that fuel regulation in its AMA Supercross Series
and AMA Motocross Championship for the past two years. However, this is
the first time that testing has revealed a fuel violation affecting a
competitor entered in both the AMA and FIM series, and while the fuel
standard is the same in both rule books, the two sanctioning bodies
call for different testing protocols.
The AMA initiated an investigation into the fuel requirement and
testing protocols. It then became apparent that this difference in
testing protocols would make consistent enforcement of this standard
difficult, and the two sanctioning bodies have agreed to cooperate in
the investigation, with the goal of creating a unified unleaded fuel
standard and testing protocol for the 2007 season.
Meanwhile, the AMA and the FIM jointly agreed that, because of the
disparity in testing protocols, a points penalty would be inappropriate
in this case. As a result, the AMA has rescinded the 25-point penalty imposed on Carmichael in the AMA Supercross Series standings, and the FIM has said that it
will not impose a points penalty in the World Supercross GP standings.
Both sanctioning bodies agreed, however, that a penalty is still
appropriate for this fuel violation, and the decision was made to
impose a $20,000 fine on the Suzuki team for which Carmichael rides.
The AMA and the FIM will equitably donate the fine to the Asterisk
Mobile Medical Center, which provides trackside medical support to
riders at all AMA Supercross Series/FIM World Supercross GP series and
AMA Motocross Championship events and to Riders for Health, a
humanitarian organization working in Africa for 15 years reaching
nearly 11 million people with regular health care workers riding
“It was clear that the differences in testing protocols raised serious
problems for enforcement of this rule,” said Steve Whitelock, AMA
Motocross and Supercross Series manager.
“We think this is a fair and equitable resolution of a difficult
situation” said Wolfgang Srb, President of the FIM Motocross Commission.
The AMA has announced that the fuel investigation will be conducted by
the Southwest Research Institute’s Fuel and Lubricant Lab, an
independent consulting organization with nearly 60 years of experience.
It is expected that teams as well as fuel suppliers, among others, will
be interviewed in this process.
French version below …
L’American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) et la FÃ©dÃƒÂ©ration
Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) ont adoptÃƒÂ© une rÃƒÂ©solution ÃƒÂ propos
de la pÃƒÂ©nalitÃƒÂ© de points imposÃƒÂ©e par l’AMA au pilote Ricky Carmichael
lors de l’ÃƒÂ©preuve du Championnat AMA Supercross et du Championnat du
Monde FIM de Supercross disputÃƒÂ©e le 11 fÃƒÂ©vrier ÃƒÂ San Diego.
Lors de l’inspection technique aprÃƒÂ¨s la course, le carburant de la moto
de Carmichael a rÃƒÂ©vÃƒÂ©lÃƒÂ© une teneur en plomb supÃƒÂ©rieure ÃƒÂ celle autorisÃƒÂ©e
par la norme adoptÃƒÂ©e conjointement par les deux organes dirigeants au
dÃƒÂ©but de la saison 2004.
L’AMA a appliquÃƒÂ© ce rÃƒÂ¨glement sur le carburant dans ses Championnats de
Supercross et de Motocross depuis deux ans. Toutefois, c’est la
premiÃƒÂ¨re fois qu’un contrÃƒÂ´le rÃƒÂ©vÃƒÂ¨le une infraction de la part d’un
concurrent disputant ÃƒÂ la fois les Championnats AMA et FIM, et – alors
que la norme de carburant est la mÃƒÂªme dans les deux rÃƒÂ¨glements – les
deux organes dirigeants ont ÃƒÂ©tabli des procÃƒÂ©dures de contrÃƒÂ´le
L’AMA a ouvert une enquÃƒÂªte au sujet des exigences en matiÃƒÂ¨re de
carburant et ÃƒÂ propos des mÃƒÂ©thodes de contrÃƒÂ´le. Il est en fait apparu
que cette diffÃƒÂ©rence de mÃƒÂ©thodes de contrÃƒÂ´le rendrait difficile une
application cohÃƒÂ©rente de cette norme, et les deux organes dirigeants
ont convenu de coopÃƒÂ©rer dans l’enquÃƒÂªte afin de crÃƒÂ©er une norme de
carburant sans plomb et une mÃƒÂ©thode de contrÃƒÂ´le uniques pour la saison
En attendant, l’AMA et la FIM s’accordent sur le fait que, du fait de
cette diffÃƒÂ©rence dans les mÃƒÂ©thodes de contrÃƒÂ´le, une pÃƒÂ©nalitÃƒÂ© de points
serait inappropriÃƒÂ©e dans ce cas. Il en rÃƒÂ©sulte que l’AMA a annulÃƒÂ© le
retrait des 25 points de Carmichael dans le classement du Championnat
AMA de Supercross, et la FIM a dÃƒÂ©clarÃƒÂ© qu’elle n’imposerait pas de
pÃƒÂ©nalitÃƒÂ© de points dans le classement du Championnat du Monde de
Les deux organes dirigeants sont toutefois d’accord qu’une sanction
reste nÃƒÂ©cessaire contre cette infraction ÃƒÂ la rÃƒÂ¨gle de carburant, et la
dÃƒÂ©cision a ÃƒÂ©tÃƒÂ© prise d’infliger une amende de USD 20.000 ÃƒÂ l’ÃƒÂ©quipe
Suzuki, pour laquelle court le pilote Carmichael. L’AMA et la FIM
feront ÃƒÂ©quitablement don de cette amende au Centre MÃƒÂ©dical Mobile
Asterisk, qui fournit une assistance mÃƒÂ©dicale aux pilotes lors de
toutes les manifestations des Championnats AMA Supercross, Championnat
du Monde FIM de Supercross et AMA Motocross, ainsi qu’ÃƒÂ Riders for
Health, une association humanitaire qui travaille depuis 15 ans en
Afrique fournissant une aide mÃƒÂ©dicale ÃƒÂ prÃƒÂ¨s de 11 millions d’individus
grÃƒÂ¢ce au travail d’un personnel mÃƒÂ©dicalisÃƒÂ© ÃƒÂ moto.
Steve Whitelock, directeur des Championnats AMA de Motocross et
Supercross, a dÃƒÂ©clarÃƒÂ© : Ã‚Â« Il ÃƒÂ©tait clair que les diffÃƒÂ©rences dans les
mÃƒÂ©thodes de contrÃƒÂ´le allaient provoquer de sÃƒÂ©rieux problÃƒÂ¨mes dans
l’application de cette rÃƒÂ¨gle Ã‚Â».
Ã‚Â« Nous pensons qu’il s’agit d’une solution juste et ÃƒÂ©quitable pour une
situation difficile Ã‚Â» a dit Wolfgang Srb, PrÃƒÂ©sident de la Commission de
Motocross de la FIM.
L’AMA a annoncÃƒÂ© que l’enquÃƒÂªte concernant le carburant serait effectuÃƒÂ©e
par le Southwest Research Institute’s Fuel and Lubricant Lab, une firme
de consultance indÃƒÂ©pendante ayant prÃƒÂ¨s de 60 ans d’expÃƒÂ©rience. Il est
prÃƒÂ©vu que les ÃƒÂ©quipes ainsi que les fournisseurs de carburant soient,
entre autres, entendus lors de cette enquÃƒÂªte.
Courtesty AMA & FIM
Info courtesy Denny Hartwig / Live Nation
Mike LaRocco’s 19-year professional racing career will end Saturday,
May 6, at the final round of the AMA Supercross Series in Las Vegas.
LaRocco, 35, originally from South Bend IN, began his professional
career in 1988. Mike announced his intentions today about retirement
during the pre-race press conference at Indianapolis’ RCA Dome. He said
“I’ve had a long, great career in motocross and supercross, but it’s
time to call it quits. Unless you are winning, it’s hard to keep
This weekend LaRocco and his eight-year-old son Ryder will both be racing in their respective divisions at the RCA Dome.
Ryder, an avid motocross racer, will be racing in the KTM Junior
Supercross Challenge, a three-lap race on KTM 50’s, featuring 7-8 year
old kids held during the intermission at the races.
Mike said “Watching Ryder race this weekend is exciting for me as a
father. Although, having both of us race in one night is going to be
tough, so I hired a mechanic for him because I will have a lot going on
as well. He has been to so many supercross races and has watched the
KTM race that I think he has all of the experience he needs.”
When asked who is going to have better results on Saturday night, Ryder
said, “My dad is going to do all of my chores if I do better than him.”
145 top-five finishes
Saturday will be his 229th AMA Supercross race
First AMA National Motocross win was at Millville MN
First AMA Supercross win was in Las Vegas NV
1992 – Orlando supercross winner, three 125cc motocross wins, member of the championship-winning Motocross des Nations team
1993 – Orlando supercross winner, two 500cc motocross wins, 500cc
National Motocross Champion. Also won the San Bernardino AMA 250cc round
1994 – Won seven events in the 250cc National Championship, 250cc
National Motocross Champion. Three wins in supercross, member of the
Motocross des Nations team
1998 – St. Louis supercross winner
1999 – Won one round in the AMA National Championships (Unadilla), member Motocross des nations team
2000 – FIM World Supercross Champion
2002 – Anaheim supercross winner, US Open supercross winner
2004 – Indy supercross winner
Courtesy of DIS Public Relations
DAYTONA BEACH FL – The high-flying, two-wheel action of supercross
under the lights returns to Daytona International Speedway for the
Daytona Supercross by Honda on Friday, March 10. The best dirt riders
in the country including Ricky Carmichael, Chad Reed and James Stewart
visit the “World Center of Racing” to take on one of the toughest
courses on the circuit.
The 65th Daytona 200 By Honda, scheduled for Saturday, March 11 at
historic Daytona International Speedway, will feature the Formula
Xtreme Series from the American Motorcycle Association (AMA) in a
68-lap event on the Speedway’s redesigned 2.95-mile road course.
Following are some interesting numbers about the Daytona Supercross by Honda dirt course being built by DIRT WURX USA:
30+ Years of experience Rich Winkler, DIRT WURX USA founder and former
AMA professional rider has in Motocross racing, Motocross and
Supercross event production and racetrack design and construction
65 – Jumps on the track
160 – Number of dump trucks of dirt to build the course which is located on the infield tri-oval
180 – Number of man-hours to build the course
600 – Number of 2 x 9 Styrofoam blocks which will be used for safety along the course
3,520 – Tons of dirt to build the track
80,000 – Square feet of plastic to protect the course from the elements until next week’s event
For information and tickets for the Daytona Supercross by Honda and the 65th Daytona 200 by Honda, visit http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or call 1-800-PITSHOP.
Daytona International Speedway
1801 W. International Speedway Blvd.
Daytona Beach FL 32114