Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki dominated the competition at the penultimate round of the Australasian Supercross Championship in Parramatta at the weekend.


Round 6 Lites Podium: Josh Cachia, Matt Moss and Lawson Bopping (L-R)

Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki team mates Jake and Matt Moss took the honours in their respective classes and Lawson Bopping claimed second position overall in the Pro Lites class, giving the Suzuki factory outfit its best possible team result.

Jake’s consistency won him his first round for the season in a drama-filled Pro Open final, where the gruelling quad challenge format threw up four different winners. Series leader Josh Hansen claimed the first of the four six-lap races, clearing away from a trio of riders, including Moss, who filled the next three positions. In race two Moss battled Dan McCoy, Jay Marmont and Daniel Reardon with less than four seconds separating them at the end, with Moss claiming his second fourth position for the night.

Mackenzie and Hansen tangled for the lead in the third leg, with Moss breathing down their necks and pushing them to the end, before claiming third position. Moss showed his class in the fourth and final race, which became a three-way battle between him, Mackenzie and Marmont. The trio were within a bike’s length of each other for most of the race before Marmont came unstuck in the sand section. Mackenzie ran off the track on the same lap, allowing Moss to secure the lead and grab first position and the round win.

His 81 point haul saw him further eat into the Championship lead of Hansen and Marmont and set up a solid platform for a Suzuki podium position at next weekend’s series decider.

Jake Moss

“It was so awesome to get the win tonight especially with Matt winning too. I was riding really tight all night, but everything just came together for me in the final.”

Twin brother Matt was the dominant force in the Pro Lites event, which ran the unforgiving Survival format. The four-race event started with 20 riders, with the last five finishers in each leg dropping out of contention. Moss dominated the first three races, finishing first in all.

The final race – featuring the top five riders of the night – saw Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki team mates Moss and Lawson Bopping fight hard, with Moss taking the win and Bopping second. That win secured Moss the maximum 25 points on offer. Arch rival PJ Larsen suffered a DNF after bike troubles forced him to withdraw halfway through the final race.

Matt’s dominant performance saw him reclaim the red plate and puts him in prime position to secure his third straight Pro Lites Super X championship in the final round at Brisbane next weekend. Bopping’s second place moved him into fifth position on the Championship table.

Matt Moss

“Tonight in Parramatta went great. I got some great starts and led every race except for that last one. I knew I just needed to keep smooth. It was great that Jake won here and I am just stoked with Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki. We’ve got one more round to go, we are five points in front so we just got to go there and do it next weekend.”

Lawson Bopping

“My night in Sydney was good and it was good for the team too, winning Opens and going 1-2 in Lites. I got good starts and stayed up right and got on the podium so it is great.”

Jay Foreman – Team Manager

“This was a good weekend with a great result, which has made all the hard work worth it. It was a huge logistical effort to get the bikes back from New Zealand and ready for tonight so I am really happy with the result.

“Matt is proving what a champion he is and he has clawed back the DNF to be in the Championship lead with one round to go. He knows what he needs to do in Brisbane.

“It was great to see Lawson back in form after winning in Tasmania and then having two disappointing rounds in New Zealand. He is back to where he deserves to be – contending for race wins.

“For Jake, the last three weeks we have gone from third to second to a win. We knew with Jake we were always going to get better as the season went on. He now has a solid third position overall in the Open class and we are expecting a big weekend from him in Brisbane.”

The final round of the series will be held at QSAC stadium in Brisbane next Saturday December 4.

Pro Open:

1. Jake MOSS – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki



4. Josh HANSEN

5. Daniel REARDON

6. Daniel McCOY

7. Jeff ALESSI



10. Beau RALSTON

Pro Open Championship Standings:

1. Josh HANSEN 351

2. Jay MARMONT 307

3. Jake MOSS 275 – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki

4. Tye SIMMONDS 240

5. Daniel REARDON 232

6. Daniel McCOY 208

7. Mike ALESSI 159

8. Todd WATERS 155

9. Lewis WOODS 150

10. Justin BRAYTON 121

Pro Lites:

1. Matt MOSS Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki

2. Lawson BOPPING – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki

3. Josh CACHIA

4. Cody MACKIE



7. Robbie MARSHALL

8. Ford DALE

9. Kade MOSIG

10. Keiron Hall

Pro Lites Championship Standings:

1. Matt MOSS 273 – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki

2. P J LARSEN 268

3. Ryan MARMONT 203

4. Cody MACKIE 190

5. Lawson BOPPING 164 – Team Rockstar Motul Suzuki

6. Steven CLARKE 156 – Team Raceline Pirelli Suzuki

7. Ford DALE 146

8. Josh CACHIA 145

9. Robbie MARSHALL 131

10. Luke STYKE 129

RJ Says: Ride with me at A Day In The Dirt Motocross Grand Prix video

RJ Says: Ride with me at A Day In The Dirt Motocross Grand Prix video

I’ve spent the past four days out at Pala MX Raceway for the annual A Day In The Dirt Motocross Grand Prix. It’s three days of fun, family … just a really great event. Where else can you ride with both your daughter and Jeremy McGrath?

But instead of telling you what it’s about, I thought I’d share with you what it’s like to do a lap in one of the Team races. A Team race is where you have a partner (I raced with Louis Franco) and you switch off each lap. You have to ‘hand off’ a wrist band to your partner – and then he takes off to do the next lap.


P.S. has also started some of our other coverage of the event. We have some interviews from Friday, including Jeff Emig and Jeremy McGrath.

Click here to see our photo feature from ‘A Day in the Dirt’ #13

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Before the start of the Team Race on Sunday

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Me and my daughter Kassidy (she raced!)

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Here I am, ready to go with the helmet cam!

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Thomas Chareyre – The 2010 FIM S1 World Champion

Thomas Chareyre – The 2010 FIM S1 World Champion

SALOU (SPAIN) – Since Thomas Chareyre entered in the FIM S1 World Championship back in 2007, he always rounded the top five at the end of the season. Thomas Chareyre’s bet for a change at the beginning of the 2010 joining 747 Motorsport TM Racing Factory team brought the World Title back to his new squad after Thierry Van Den Bosch won it last year.

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Thomas Chareyre started racing the FIM SuperMoto World Championship in the S2 class back in 2004. His first Grand Prix was in Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium, and he could only finish twelfth, while his current teammate and runner up of the 2010 World Championship Gozzini won the first round of the season. In 2007 Thomas Chareyre moved to the S1 class and his results improved notoriously finishing third in his first year in the new category and helping his country to be at the top of the podium in the FIM SuperMoto of Nations of that year. Later on he continued showing his potential in the series finishing fourth and second respectively the following years and this 2010 season has been a turning point in his career as he changed his inseparable Husqvarna for his new TM machine. On board of his new TM Chareyre has conquered the SuperMoto of Nations together with VDB and Grelier and has achieved his maiden World Title, second in a row for the Italian manufacturer.


The 2010 FIM S1 World Champion entered the SuperMoto discipline in 2000 after racing the Motocross French championship for seven years. His SM career started in the small categories when he was just twelve years old and four years later he was already racing the FIM SM World Championship.

Thomas Chareyre did his debut in the FIM SuperMoto World series in 2004 in the S2 class on board of a Husqvarna machine. His beginnings in the Championship were not outstanding and most of the times he just rounded the top ten during the whole season. He finally finished 14th of the S2 class, while his current teammate Gozzini managed to be third in the point standings.

The following year the results were quite similar and Thomas Chareyre ended 12th at the end of the season. However, the French impressed some Superiders when he won the second heat of the Mediterranean GP and finished second behind his brother Adrien in the last Grand Prix of the season. Thomas Chareyre also represented his country in the UEM SuperMoto of European Nations during the same year, and helped his teammates to conquer the Trophy.

After such a great ending of the year, Thomas Chareyre expected to have an excellent 2006 season and try to fight for the top three places of the Championship. However, the French young man could not take part in three out of the eight Grand Prix that season because he broke his arm during a race in the French SM Championship. Thomas Chareyre raced the last Grand Prix of the year and finished 14th of the Championship while his compatriot VDB obtained his third World Title.

In 2007 Thomas Chareyre decided to change categories and he adapted his Husqvarna machine to enter the S1 class. The French succeeded in winning two Grand Prix and ended third in the Championship behind VDB and his brother Adrien, who won his first World Title that year. Besides, Thomas Chareyre took part in the FIM SuperMoto of Nations and helped his country to be at the very top of the rostrum.

The following year Thomas Chareyre joined Team Husqvarna CH Racing but could not improve his third position in the Championship and finished fourth. At the end of the season the French got two consecutive Grand Prix victories but they were not enough to finish among the top three best riders of the 2008 season.

In 2009 Thomas Chareyre showed that he was ready to be proclaimed World Champion dominating four out of the seven Grand Prix’s of the season. Unfortunately, the French could not take part in the Grand Prix of Great Britain due to a crash he suffered during Saturday’s practice sessions. Thomas Chareyre was finally the runner up of the Championship just three points behind the 2009 FIM S1 World Champion Van Den Bosch.

Switching to TM in 2010 after racing his whole career with Husqvarna was an important challenge for Thomas Chareyre. However, after his third overall position in the first race of the season in Castelleto di Branduzzo, he was already confident with his riding and he was convinced that his TM machine was the best bike at the grid and they were the best team in the paddock.

In the second race weekend of the season in Sankt Wendel, Germany, he was the fastest in the Superpole, dominated the three races and became the new Championship leader. Before this weekend in Salou, Thomas Chareyre had declared publicly that such weekend in Sankt Wendel was one of the best moments in his professional career.

The following Grand Prix in Triscina, Sicily, was a weekend to forget. Thomas Chareyre finished out of the podium due to a DNF in race one as he had a problem with his TM machine. However, he dominated the second and the third race and he finally ended fourth overall, while his teammate Gozzini got his first GP victory of the season and took the leadership of the Championship.

Before coming to Salou this weekend, Thomas Chareyre took back the red plate from Gozzini in Bulgaria after finishing second overall and the Italian being third. Both 747 Motorsport TM Racing Factory riders were tided in points in the Championship and they had to fight for the Title in the same conditions.

In the Grand Prix of Catalunya Thomas Chareyre finished in front of his teammate this weekend, so he was proclaimed the 2010 FIM S1 World Champion with just two points advantage over runner up Gozzini.


Name and surname Thomas Chareyre

Nationality French

Place of birth Ales

Date of birth (d/m/y) 18/03/1988

First GP raced 2004, GP of Belgium, Spa Francorchamps, S2

World Titles 1 / S1

First World Title 2010, S1

GP wins 9

First GP win 2007, GP of Italy, Torino, S1

Last GP win 2010, GP of Germany, Sankt Wendel, S1

GP podiums 11 (3 second, 8 third)

GP heat wins 20

Other results








FRANCE/747 Motorsport TM Racing Factory





Team Husqvarna CH Racing





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Hermunen wins Catalan GP and Thomas Chareyre the S1 World Title

Hermunen wins Catalan GP and Thomas Chareyre the S1 World Title

Hermunen wins Catalan GP and Thomas Chareyre the S1 World Title - Photo 1 of 1SALOU-PORTAVENTURA (SPAIN) – Mauno Hermunen achieved his second Grand Prix of the season in Salou and his teammate Adrien Chareyre was on the second step of the podium. Thomas Chareyre was just third overall but he was proclaimed the S1 World Champion. Davide Gozzini finished fourth and was second of the Championship just two points behind the French.

Fabrizio Bartolini won his maiden round of the season and with this result the Italian finished second in the Championship. Second overall was his compatriot Massimiliano Porfiri and third was Uros Nastran, who won his first UEM Open Championship. In the S3 class Mitchell-Thomas Malachi dominated the three races and with this result he finished second in the Championship.


Husqvarna CH Racing dominated the Catalan Grand Prix in Salou with the overall victory of Hermunen and the second position of Adrien Chareyre. Hermunen took the holshot in the three races and dominated the first and second from beginning to end. In the third race his teammate Adrien Chareyre imposed an impressive rhythm and the Finish had to settled for the second place. Hermunen improved one position in the Championship and was finally third, 30 points behind the World Champion Thomas Chareyre.

Other Husqvarna CH Racing rider Adrien Chareyre felt really confident this weekend on his Husqvarna machine and after wining the Superpole and being third and second in the first races, he clinched the victory of the last race. It was his first heat victory of the season and the French expressed his satisfaction of being back racing with the top three riders of the series. Adrien Chareyre ended fifth of the S1 Championship.

747 Motorsport TM Racing Factory’s Thomas Chareyre completed the podium and he also achieved his maiden FIM S1 Word Title. The French arrived in Salou level in points with his teammate Gozzini and any mistake could ruin his Championship. Thomas ended second in the first race and then he rode safe finishing fourth in the last two heats.

Fourth was other 747 Motorsport TM Racing Factory rider Gozzini who could only be fifth in race one as he started from the second row of the grid. In the second race the Italian did a good start, but a small mistake in lap two made him lose some positions and he finished fifth. Gozzini had to win the race to keep on fighting for the Championship, but when the Italian caught the leader Adrien Chareyre it was too late and he had to settle for the second position. Gozzini was finally the runner up of the Championship just two points behind Thomas Chareyre.

HM Honda Racing’s Lazzarini completed the top five, but he could have been among the top three riders as he finished fifth and third in the first two races. The Italian crashed with Beltrami in race three while he was riding fifth and he had to recover from the 11th position up to the eighth. The Italian improved one position in the Championship and he finally ended fourth.

Italian Ravaglia repeated the overall sixth position obtained in Bulgaria and he finished seventh in the Championship. His compatriot Gaspardone had a great weekend in Salou riding among the top ten riders during the three races and he was finally seventh overall.

Occhini and Beltrami finished eighth and ninth respectively and other Italian Sammartin completed the top ten.

Local rider Cucharrera ended in a consistent twelfth position.

Van Den Bosch suffered a crashed in the first heat and could not finish the race due to a heavy pain on his left shoulder. The French tried to race the second heat but he had to give up as the pain persisted and he had difficulties to let the power down to the bike. VDB ended finally sixth in the World Championship.

S1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 19:58.466; 2. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), +0:00.884; 3. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:01.133; 4. Davide Gozzini (ITA, TM), +0:03.089; 5. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:18.171; 6. Andrea Occhini (ITA, Suzuki), +0:21.781; 7. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), +0:27.096; 8. Paolo Gaspardone (ITA, Honda), +0:30.232; 9. Francesc Cucharrera (ESP, KTM), +0:31.324; 10. Elia Sammartin (ITA, Honda), +0:32.193;

S1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 19:56.014; 2. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Husqvarna), +0:00.899; 3. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:05.911; 4. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), +0:09.542; 5. Davide Gozzini (ITA, TM), +0:17.851; 6. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), +0:20.665; 7. Paolo Gaspardone (ITA, Honda), +0:21.475; 8. Massimo Beltrami (ITA, Honda), +0:22.137; 9. Elia Sammartin (ITA, Honda), +0:35.673; 10. Andrea Occhini (ITA, Suzuki), +0:36.012;

S1 Race 3 top ten: 1. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Husqvarna), 19:59.714; 2. Davide Gozzini (ITA, TM), +0:00.958; 3. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), +0:10.864; 4. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), +0:15.324; 5. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), +0:19.069; 6. Paolo Gaspardone (ITA, Honda), +0:19.263; 7. Massimo Beltrami (ITA, Honda), +0:19.970; 8. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), +0:20.877; 9. Andrea Occhini (ITA, Suzuki), +0:25.813; 10. Elia Sammartin (ITA, Honda), +0:36.837;

S1 Overall top ten: 1. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 70 points; 2. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Husqvarna), 67 p.; 3. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), 58 p.; 4. Davide Gozzini (ITA, TM), 56 p.; 5. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), 49 p.; 6. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), 45 p.; 7. Paolo Gaspardone (ITA, Honda), 42 p.; 8. Andrea Occhini (ITA, Suzuki), 38 p.; 9. Massimo Beltrami (ITA, Honda), 36 p.; 10. Elia Sammartin (ITA, Honda), 34 p.;

S1 Championship top ten: 1. Thomas Chareyre (FRA, TM), 309 points; 2. Davide Gozzini (ITA, TM), 307 p.; 3. Mauno Hermunen (FIN, Husqvarna), 279 p.; 4. Ivan Lazzarini (ITA, Honda), 233 p.; 5. Adrien Chareyre (FRA, Husqvarna), 225 p.; 6. Thierry van den Bosch (FRA, Aprilia), 224 p.; 7. Christian Ravaglia (ITA, Suzuki), 181 p.; 8. Bernd Hiemer (GER, KTM), 178 p.; 9. Andrea Occhini (ITA, Suzuki), 157 p.; 10. Elia Sammartin (ITA, Honda), 156 p.;

S1 Manufacturers: 1. TM, 350 points; 2. Husqvarna, 302 p.; 3. Honda, 248 p.; 4. Aprilia, 231 p.; 5. Suzuki, 213 p.; 6. KTM, 207 p.; 7. Yamaha, 101 p.; 8. Kawasaki, 89 p.;


Circuit length: 1160 mt (1100 mt slide, 60 mt sky)

Temperature: 15 C

Weather conditions: changeable, sunny, cloudy and windy

Crowd attendance: 10000

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