2010 FIM World Motocross – Round 13 – Brazil

2010 FIM World Motocross – Round 13 – Brazil

Tony Cairoli World Motocross Champion! Cairoli wins Brazilian Grand Prix to clinch 2010 MX Championship of the MX1 class! His second consecutive title in MX1! Ken Roczen sweeps both motos of MX2 Grand Prix of Brazil!

MX1 Grand Prix Results


Tony Cairoli KTM


D Philippaerts YAM

Max Nagl KTM

Steve Ramon SUZ

Rui Goncalves KTM

D Guarneri HON

Josh Coppins APR

Tanel Leok HON

Clement Desalle SUZ

Jim Albertson HON

A. Balbi

J Paulino

Xavier Boog KAW

Roberto Castro

Jose G Felipe

MX1 Points

Tony Cairoli 578
Clement Desalle 471
David Philippaerts 441

Max Nagl 420

Steve Ramon 408
Tanel Leok 314
Ken de Dycker 309
Xavier Boog 291
‘Bobby’ Bobryshev 270

Davide Guarneri 242
Josh Coppins 210
R Goncalves 208
Kevin Strijbos 201
G Swanepoel 182
A. Boissiere 145
MX2 Grand Prix Results
1. Ken Roczen 1/1



Marvin Musquin 2/2


J v Horebeek 6/3



Arnaud Tonus 3/6



Zach Osborne 4/9



Joel Roelants 7/7



Steve Frossard 11/5


Chris Charlier YAM


Harri Kullas


Al Lupino YAM

Gautier Paulin

Adam Chatfield KAW

Cris Castro



Mike Leib



S. Zanoni HON

MX2 Points

Marvin Musquin 571

Ken Roczen 499
Steven Frossard 430

Jeffrey Herlings 391

Zach Osborne 343
J v Horebeek 337

Shaun Simpson 329
Arnaud Tonus 328
Joel Roelants 326

Harri Kullas 280
Gautier Paulin 253
Chris Charlier 219
Jake Nicholls 198
Al Lupino 165
D Verbruggen 148

Campo Grande

It’s the annual trek for World Motocross to South America, specifically Brazil! Ole!

In MX1, the current World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli, from Italy, did what he’s done a lot of this year – win. By winning the Brazilian Motocross Grand Prix today, and a poor second moto finish by Clement Desalle, Tony has clinched the 2010 World Motocross Championship of MX1! It’s his fourth World Championship (two in MX2, two in MX1), his second MX1 title in a row, and first on a KTM. You can bet there will be some ‘partying’ going on with Tony, family, friends, and the KTM team members in Brazil tonight! : )

Second overall today went to another Italian – 2008 MX1 World Motocross Champion David Philippaerts, and third overall goes to Max Nagl from Germany.

As we reported, Clement Desalle had a not so good day, a victim of racing ‘fate’. Clement finished 3rd in the first heat. He was leading the second heat, when he had a mechanical problem and finished 17th, effectively ending his chance at the championship.

Says the new World Motocross Champion, Antonio Cairoli: “I didn’t expect to win here but its always nice to be world champion as soon as possible” Tony said. “I didn’t take any risks and I was also a bit lucky that Desalle stopped, but that is racing. For sure I am happy with the new bike. I never had to stop for any technical problems, and that is really important if you want to be consistent. I love this bike (the KTM 350) and the whole team, they have helped me a lot!”

Said Clement Desalle: “I was leading the GP until we had the mechanical problem. I thought I was running out of fuel the lap before but then it stopped. We will have to see what happened. I made a few mistakes in the first moto but the speed was good. I was disappointed with the last lap because I had to change my line because of the backmarker and slipped away. I’m not injured, despite the mistakes, so that is a positive. Tony is World Champion now and we will try to step up another level and work towards the win next season.”

In MX2, Ken Roczen, from Germany, is doing all he can to push this championship series as far as it will go. Ken won both motos today, scoring the maximum 50 points.

World MX2 Champion Marvin Musquin, from France, finished second in each moto, for second overall. It was a warm day in Brazil, and Ken & Marvin put on a good battle for the fans. Marvin still has a firm grip on the World MX Championship for MX 2 – he leads Ken by 72 points, with two rounds remaining in the 2010 World Motocross Championship Series – Lierop Holland, and Fermo, Italy.

Said Ken Roczen: “This was an amazing day for me. I have really improved my starts and that is something I really needed at this track. We had two hard fights with Marvin and I am so happy to take two wins. After the first moto I thought the second one would be really difficult but my condition was good and I could push right to the end; it was enough. It was a perfect race for the fans and they had an entertaining show! We have two more GPs now and I want another win before the end of the season.”

American racer Zach Osborne has climbed to fifth in the World Championship point standings.

Courtesy Youthstream, KTM and Suzuki

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All the above are photos of World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli

Congratulations to Tony Cairoli! 2010 World Motocross Champion for KTM!

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Ken Roczen atop the MX 2 Podium in Brazil

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Ken Roczen is number 94 on Suzuki

Rumor: James Stewart, Zach Osborne, Kyle Regal to be Puerto Rico Motocross of Nations Team?

OK, you know we don’t do much with rumors…because until it’s confirmed…it’s just a rumor.

However, our phones are ringing again. And again. And again.

People and industry folks are asking Supercross.com, “It is true that Team Puerto Rico for the 2010 Motocross of Nations will be James Stewart, Zach Osborne, and Kyle Regal?”

We don’t know. But we’ve heard it now from multiple sources that it’s in the works. That doesn’t mean it will happen, but lots of people are trying to make it happen!

Stranger things have happened…but we’ll see if this comes true or not. It would be pretty cool! : )

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Tim Ferry to be honored at Steel City AMA National Motocross

Retired fan favorite to participate in opening ceremonies and race coverage

After announcing his retirement earlier this summer, MX Sports has invited former factory Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha rider Tim Ferry to serve as the honorary Grand Marshall for the FMF Steel City National from Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa., on September 4, Round 11 of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

After turning pro in 1991, Ferry amassed a solid career at the highest level of the sport. After graduating from the Loretta Lynn’s Amateur MX National that year, Ferry began as a true privateer, learning the ropes of professional motocross with limited support. Within a few years he had the attention of the factory teams. By 1997, while riding for Team Suzuki, he broke through to capture his first and only AMA title in the Eastern Regional Supercross Championship. From there, he continued to attack the sport with a trademark determination and tenacity that earned him the nickname “Red Dog.” He had several big wins along the way, including the 2007 Motocross of Nations at Budds Creek, where he teamed with Ricky Carmichael and Ryan Villopoto to help Team USA win the day.

Throughout his 19-year career, Ferry, a Florida native, became a staple on the podium, regularly making his presence felt at the front of the field and amassing six championship podium efforts along the way. In recent years, Ferry’s dogged riding style was more evident than ever as he consistently went bar-to-bar with the rising stars of the sport despite being nearly a decade their senior in many cases. He capped off a stellar career by finishing second in the 2008 AMA Pro Motocross Championship standings, his final full season of competition, while riding for the Monster Energy Kawasaki team.

In an effort to honor Ferry and his many contributions to the sport of motocross, MX Sports will give “Red Dog” a well-deserved parade lap at the Steel City facility, giving him the chance to thank his thousands of adoring fans and bring his career to an official conclusion with one more lap out on the track.

Ferry will also join the broadcast troupe of Jason Weigandt, Jeff Emig and Erin Bates as a guest analyst at Steel City, bringing additional insight of the day’s action to the hundreds of thousands of viewers watching from home.

The FMF Steel City National, the 11th and penultimate round of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, commences on Saturday, September 4, with American motocross stars Ryan Dungey, of Rockstar/Makita Suzuki, San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart, Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short, and many more leading the way.

All Set for The World’s Top MX Juniors

All Set for The World’s Top MX Juniors

DARDON-GUEUGNON (FRANCE), 20 August 2010 – It’s all systems go for the two-stroke junior “battle of the year” in Dardon-Gueugnon, France on August 21- 22. With all of saturday’s schedule reserved for qualifying practice sessions, the more than 200 international young riders entering this year’s FIM Junior World Championship will definitely have to give all they got to conquer their position on sunday’s racing grids. The 85cc class alone has more than 100 entries for the available 40.

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Photo: 250 medals ready for sunday’s prize ceremony

Adding up to an already strong contingent from several European countries, more junior teams come from as far as Australia, New Zealand, Guatemala, South Africa and USA not only for the individual category races, 65cc, 85cc and 125cc but for the “fourth race” which is all about the best results of the three classes combined for a team’s win.

According to Jean Pierre Forest, Dardon-Gueugnon Motoclub’s President, having the FIM Junior World Championship for the first time in France is already a success for the sport in terms of participation: “we have 34 countries represented and 233 riders; we’ve been advertising this event everywhere since January: at the French GP and on the local and specialised press as well, I just hope we have a good attendance as this Championship is new for us”.

It’s been well over a year now since the French Motoclub began to organise this event working with about 250 people. “The last time we set up a two-wheel international event was the 125 World Motocross Championship race in 1991 and we had 12000 spectators… since then we have been doing mainly the World Sidecar-Cross although aim is to turn again to the two-wheeled races.” concluded Mr Forest.

2011 Silly Season Time Again

2010 Rider Line Ups? It always seems a little hard to tell who is going where and when and this year is no exception. Usually the who is going where is sorted by team, however with so many riders moving around I thought I would take it from the top meaning guys who are actually in consideration and we as a board can piece the rest together as it goes.  As time goes on members can email articles or information regarding rider’s futures. If you have some info and would like to update us just PM me and we will check it out and update the rider. Guys this is just for fun so don’t take anything here to serious! The main seats out there are the second Honda seat, the second Suzuki seat and what sounds like a second Kawasaki seat. The rest of the teams typically deal in year to year contracts so let’s see what we think we know. The major team developments are that the

Ryan Villopoto – Sounds like he is staying with Monster Kawasaki so far. There have been rumors although nothing to deep that things are not 100%. There is no way Suzuki can afford him, KTM could have the money but I doubt at this point in his career he would risk this change, Yamaha would most likely be JGR if it happened and I doubt RV is going to move to NC so either their policy would have to change or it just wouldn’t happen. So that leaves Honda who could use a veteran that could actually be a title threat to go along side a 450 rookie. In the end though I expect we will see him back on a Monster Kawi ready to go at A1.

Ryan Dungey – Signed sealed and delivered and the man to beat.

James Stewart – Sounds like things are close with L&M and I think James falls in the same boat as RV that even if he was to test the waters where is he going to go. Honda or KTM are the only real suitors and once again Honda could be considered a good option, but I am not sure Honda is not into the “MTV” thing…..

Grant Langston – Not too much info and Grant may do select races next year. He had some moments this year, particularly Daytona, where you started to remember how many championships this guy won. There is no doubt Grant is past his prime, but he is always a fan favorite and a guy you want to pull for.

Ivan Tedesco – I haven’t heard or read much here. As long as Valli is still racing next year I think it makes sense for them both to stick together. Ivan didn’t ride badly and his vacation away from the Nat’s didn’t help, but he did show signs in SX that he can still push towards the front every now and then. This year will be tough though with new fast rookies and some Euro guys looking hungry to run up front. Ivan could go from a solid top ten guy to a solid eleven to fifteen real quick.

Thomas Hahn – I just don’t know what to make of Tommy. He just seems up and down all the time. Just when you think he is putting it together he seems to just slip through the weekend quietly with mediocre results. Tommy rode SX much better than I expected and for a competitive privateer team he could be a target. His current team is now the official “250” team so one would assume either Tommy would move up to the second Suzuki or move on to say either  Valli, Motoconcepts or the other Kawi seat, oh wait we don’t know what is up with that seat.

 Jake Weimer – Jakes name has been hot topic lately, but not for the reasons one might think. After SX he was already in talks with teams, but his outdoor results have suffered. I have no idea if he slowed down because he has a deal or he slowed down from the pressure of trying to get it done. Jake missed the last race and I would think he is a good pick for a second bike at either Kawi or Suzuki. I think the thing with both these two open factory seats is price coming in has to be right and breaking the top five will be exceeding expectations.

Kevin Windham – Sounds like KW may be back for one more Geico year. For some reason that stupid commercial song just came into my head.

Justin Barcia – Justin will return for another year with the Geico team. Justin has had an up and down season with some drama mixed in.  Next year will be looked at as a championship year and there is no doubt he is there #1 rider…..for now.

David Millsaps – Well I think it is safe to say Davi will not be back with Honda. I could see Davi slotting in at JGR and with the Davi being an East Coast guy this might work. In the end though I think the results would not be there and it could end up being a long year. On the flip side of the coin the guy won quite a few heat races and if he has his stuff together can win races. A championship contender no longer though…

Tommy Searle – Back to the Gp’s to ride a PC bike. It sounds like he may ride SX for Mitch then back the the GP’s in late spring. With the sounds of things the west coast may have an influx of top GP talent. Smart move!

Broc Tickle – Brock has also been rumored for some time to have already signed a new deal with Mitch. If this is the case I think it is a great signing and I put him for as a title contender on the east coast. Brock has the tools and has taken a less than competitive bike to the front on many occasions. Broc is not an old guy, but if he wants to be taken serious for the future this will be his chance.

Blake Wharton – This is a tough one. You can tell Blake is riding like a guy needing a new contract, but after SX this year you have to be a little suspect if you are Geico. They have invested time into him and I am sure they would hate to see things not work out, but with Tomac and someone else in the pipeline you have to hold your breath for him. I could easily seem him land on the Rockstar squad and a change of scenery may do him good.

Chad Reed – Who knows what’s up with this guy? I never thought Chad looked like he got along with the green machine and to be straight forward this year has sucked for him. I think Chad is ready to move on, but like most great champions Chad won’t throw in the towel yet. I think his mind is saying yes and his heart is saying no. Chad has nothing to prove despite what us critics think and could retire today with a guaranteed spot in the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Originally I thought he was on a two year deal, but I have read that he has already been released. I don’t put too much too it, but not much has come out saying otherwise and I guess at the moment there is no need to. If he does return, and not with Kawi, then it will have to be with Honda, KTM or JGR. But really other than KTM I don’t think on paper the other two would pass up the younger, cheaper and hungrier talent and in Chad’s mind I am sure KTM would be considered a step down and a place Alessi could be his teammate again.

Justin Brayton – Nothing much here. Justin had an ok year and I suspect he will end up on one of the top privateer 450 rides. And at this point most of those are blue and I think Justin has one more year and then things are going to get tough. Justin will need podiums this year and the stray one here and there won’t help.

Brett Metcalfe – If you Brett you are probably smiling on the inside. Brett has proven something many have thought for a while and that is that this boy can bring it on a 450. Brett’s rides are impressive and are easily a top “B” ride for consideration. Maybe he stays where he is at and runs a second 450 for Geico or TLD bike.

Michael Byrne – I’m thinking the burner is burnt out and will probably make a living back home or on the GP’s. It really has been a great career for the guy and I wish him luck.

Nicholas Wey – I think NYK will have one more year in him as well. Nick has made the most of his cameo at Kawi, but I think we will see him on an Alan Brown bike next year probably sponsored by a pickle and thankful for Nick’s leftovers from a ridiculous MSR deal from a few years back.

Tyla Rattray – Tyla should be back on the PC team and will be considered a real title threat again. I bet he heads up the west coast in what will look like somewhat of a GP race.

Andrew Short – Short is having a strong finish to the year and with the recent Des Nations pick Andrew must feel in the clouds. I am sure his name is still out there for the Honda seat, but it would be a tough pick considering he is not a title contender. With Canard being a rookie I think this seat will go to someone with a chance to win. If the Kawi spot opens up that could be a possible fit, maybe TLD, but a solid every weekend guy for a team looking for stability…hmm hmm hmm…Kawasaki.




Josh Grant – Rumor is JG wants to go home. Josh has a baby on the way and is ready to head back to the 909. I think JGR and all parties were expecting a better year and one has to wonder how he is going to rebound. If JGR budges on some policies he could stay and I think it just may be worth one more year. Josh has that something you need to win, but like many other the clock is ticking.

Trey Canard – Factory Honda…watch out for the new flying freckle. Good kid, good support crew, good bike. Trey should be around the top five all year. If Trey keeps the good starting technique he could maybe get a break away win.

Kyle Regal – Who knows. The kid can ride, but I still think there are some concerns about his management. Maybe he can run alongside Alessi on a KTM both dads as mechanics…

Austin Stroupe – I heard Austin pointed out, but I have no idea. If he did his only hope is Suzuki gambling on what they saw early last year. Austin was fast, but a James in the making and that is not Rogers style. I think we will just have to wait and see. Last year the DNA team had his name kicked around so don’t be surprised if you see him land there.

Ryan Sipes – Looks good where he rides now and the team would be smart to keep him there and riding a 450 on his off coast and outdoors.

William Hahn – Rumored to be signed at Geico….maybe Wharton’s seat or for Blake’s sake he will fill Trey’s vacant spot.

 Jason Lawrence – Riding a bike sponsored by nuts. My guess is he may show up sitting on his agents back at the gate for A-1. Homologating Scott may be a problem though.

Kyle Chisholm – Probably staying put.

Blake Baggett – Rumored for PC and Rockstar Suzuki (250) team.

Josh Hill – Josh is still recovering from major injuries. When he makes it back it will probably only be with L&M or as a fill in for someone else hurt on another team.

Martin Davalos – I think Martin may have to really expand his options. Either privateer or GP’s.

Ryan Morais – I really thought this guy was finally going to win one this year. Injury’s kept him out and I think he found a good fit where he is. Next year Ryan is my west coast sleeper pick for the championship and as the theme continues one of his last chances for a good ride.

Josh Hansen – Josh is now dating Ozzy’s kid and is more Hollywood than ever. I think he will keep his Monster ride and have a year similar to the one he had this year. Can he keep out the distractions…..uh no.

Christophe Pourcel – Perhaps the premier “free agent” of the silly season. He is rumored everywhere for pretty good money. At this point it sounds like it is coming down to a bidding war between Honda and KTM, but the KTM rumor is just gaining steam so we will see. Suzuki can’t afford him and RD so this seems like it is at minimum logical. I have a feeling between he and RV they will set the lower pieces falling once he signs.

Mike Alessi – Mike will either be on a KTM or riding a Motoconcepts Yamaha. Nothing more to say here!

Marvin Musquin is coming over to a rumored “new” factory effort from KTM and should be a pleasant addition to the series. Marv looks like he has that typical silky smooth French style and I do expect good things from him.

Clemente DeSalle – Just today an interview confirmed Teka Suzuki would like to bring both Clemente and Roczen over, but the details sound like they still need to be ironed out.

More later…..





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