Chad Reed out for remainder of AMA Supercross Season

Chad Reed out for remainder of AMA Supercross Season

Chad Reed, a multi time AMA Supercross Series Champion (2004, 2008) and AMA National Motocross Champion (2009) is out for the remainder of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA / FIM Supercross Series, due to a fall and injuries last Saturday in Dallas. You can send him a ‘Get Well’ message below.

Here is the official information, direct from Carlsbad California, and the TwoTwo Motor Sports race team: In a devastating blow for TwoTwo Motorsports Chad Reed, injuries sustained at last weekend’s Dallas round of the AMA Supercross, have forced him to retire from the remainder of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

Reed suffered a horrific crash while challenging for the race lead on lap seven and was unable to finish the race.

Initial scans have revealed the Australian has torn his anterior cruciate ligament, broken his tibia and fibula, sustained two broken ribs and has a broken T6 vertebrae. (Continued below)

At this point in time doctors are waiting for the swelling on his knee to subside before they conduct surgery.

“To say I am hurting right now would be a major understatement,” Reed said. “I am just trying to figure out what hurts more, the injuries or the fact that I am going to be out for a while with knee surgery. This is bitterly disappointing, I felt like I had everything in my corner this time. I’ve never felt more comfortable, from the bike and team to my riding. I was genuinely in a position to fight for race wins week in week out and expected to be going to Las Vegas for a shot at the title.”

“To my sponsors and fans thank you for your messages of support, they mean a lot. This is a difficult time,” Reed added.

The TwoTwo Motorsports team and sponsors will regroup over the next week and formulate a plan to move forward.

Reed is aiming to return for the outdoor season, but that goal will be re-evaluated by doctors post surgery.

You can send Chad a get well message here on Supercross.com

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KTM riders dominate Starcross Mantova, Italy – Cairoli and Herlings win

The team’s Italian maestro Tony Cairoli was in his element in front of his loyal Italian fans, taking the MX1 glory ahead of Evgeny Bobryshev of Russia and his old rival Italy’s David Philippaerts in the overall MX1 category. “I am really happy about everything today. It was a nice race, also with the bike settings and everything else so it was a positive weekend and a good start for the season. I feel good on the track here, its one of my favorites and I always ride well here,” Cairoli said.

The only KTM factory rider not active on the track was Max Nagl, who is working on his fitness following two back surgeries.

After the three heats on Sunday when all MX1 and MX2 riders competed together on the sand track it was clear that the team’s MX2 lineup are in good form. Jeffrey Herlings enjoyed an excellent day delivered strong results in all three motos on Sunday, winning the second ahead of Cairoli. “Today I was fast and I showed some good skills. I had a good start in the first two motos but I was not so good in the third. I also managed to win the second moto and I beat some of the MX1 guys.” (Continued below – courtesy KTM)

Jeremy van Horebeek, who was plagued with injury last season, was also in good form and spirits at Starcross Mantova. “It was good for me for my first race. I took it a little bit easy and we were testing suspension and stuff. I crashed in the last heat but I’m not hurt and the bike is working really well. We can improve the suspension a bit more and its going to be a rockin’ year this year.”

Young French rider Jordi Tixier rode his first race as a full member of the Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing team and was positive after his ride in Mantova. “It was not so bad as here it is sandy and that’s not my specialty. I didn’t go so well in the beginning but by the third race I had a good start and I was a little bit better. I found a good speed and I finished third. I hope to do even better in the next race.”

The team used the first international to fine tune the factory bikes and for competition practice to hone skills ahead of the start of the World Championship season in Valkenswaard, Netherlands on April 9, 2012. Plans are for the factory team to stay in Italy to contest the opening round of the Italian Championship next weekend. They will also race in some of Dutch Championship rounds. This, according to team boss Stefan Everts will give the riders solid practice on both hard pack and sand surfaces.


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Final 1 MX1 – MX2

 

1, Tony Cairoli, Italy, Italy, KTM

2, Jeffrey Herlings, Netherlands, KTM

3, Evgeny Bobryshev, Russia, Honda

4, David Philippaerts, Italy, Yamaha

5, Jeremy van Horebeek, Netherlands, KTM

6, Kevin Strijbos, Belgium, KTM

7, Jordi Tixier, France, KTM


Final 2 MX1 – MX2

1, Jeffrey Herlings, Netherlands, KTM

2, Tony Cairoli, Italy, KTM

3, David Philippaerts, Italy, Yamaha

4, Evgeny Bobryshev, Russia, Honda

5, Davide Guarneri, Italy, KTM

6, Kevin Strijbos, Belgium, KTM

7, Jeremy van Horebeek, Belgium, KTM

9, Jordi Tixier France, KTM


Final 3 MX1 – MX2

1, Evgeny Bobryshev, Russia, Honda

2, Tony Cairoli, Italy, KTM

3, Jeffrey Herlings, Netherlands, KTM

4, David Philippaerts, Italy, Yamaha

5, Jeremy van Horebeek, Belgium, KTM

6, Kevin Strijbos, Belgium, KTM

8, Jordi Tixier, France, KTM


Final Results MX 1

1, Tony Cairoli, Italy, KTM 25-25-22 72 points

2, Evgeny Bobryshev, Russia, Honda, 22-20-25 67

3, David Philippaerts, Italy, Yamaha, 20-22-20 62

4, Kevin Strijbos, Belgium, KTM 16-1-18 50

5, Anthony Boissiere, France, TM, 18-0-16 34

Final Results MX 2

1, Jeffrey Herlings, Netherlands, KTM 25-25-25 75

2, Jeremy van Horebeek, Belgium, KTM 22-22-22 66

3, Jordi Tixier, France, KTM 20-20-20 60


Ricky Carmichael Signature Design Unveiled For 2012 Daytona Supercross By Honda Course

Ricky Carmichael Signature Design Unveiled For 2012 Daytona Supercross By Honda Course

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the fifth-straight year, legendary Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael will challenge riders with his latest signature course design in the 2012 Daytona Supercross By Honda scheduled for Saturday night, March 10, the only AMA Supercross event in Florida this year.

“It’s an honor and a pleasure to design the course for Daytona, where there is so much racing history involved,” said Carmichael, who owns a record five Daytona Supercross By Honda victories. “The fans are great, and there is a great group of people working at Daytona International Speedway.  I’m flattered that they continue to want me to keep coming back to design their race course.  It’s a pretty cool deal.”

The Ricky Carmichael Signature Design course will draw some parallels to last year’s layout with the placement of the starting gate remaining on pit road and providing fans with a great view of the first turn. It will feature slight changes in the course’s configuration, particularly in the corners.

“It’s fun to sit down at the drawing board and to think of a design that will be fun and challenging for the riders, as well as exciting for the fans and for the people watching on television,” Carmichael said.

Top riders such as two-time defending Daytona Supercross By Honda champion Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Chad Reed, Andrew Short, Kevin Windham and Ryan Dungey will battle for victory on Carmichael’s tough and challenging course.

Following the Daytona Supercross By Honda on Saturday, March 10, the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross will take center stage on Sunday, March 11 and Monday, March 12 on a modified version of the layout. Amateur riders interested  in competing in the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross can sign up by visitinghttps://secure.tracksideonlineresults.com/daytonasx/

“Ricky Carmichael is the most decorated Supercross rider in history and there’s no better course designer than ‘The Greatest of All Time,'” said Daytona International Speedway President Joie Chitwood III. “We have received positive feedback on Ricky Carmichael’s course designs for the Daytona Supercross By Honda from both riders and fans. Year in and year out, Ricky has created a course that has provided a tough test for the riders as well as a thrilling show for the fans.

Daytona International Speedway has been home to the original Supercross since 1971 – the longest continuous Supercross event in America – and stages the grueling and demanding race in the tri-oval. Aside from Carmichael, Supercross greats like Bob Hannah, Jeff Stanton, Roger De Coster, and Jeremy McGrath have captured career-defining wins at the Daytona Supercross.

Grandstand tickets for the Daytona Supercross By Honda are on sale now. For ticket information for all Daytona International Speedway events, call 1-800-PITSHOP or go online to www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com

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World International Motocross – Valence, France – Clement Desalle wins

World International Motocross – Valence, France – Clement Desalle wins

 

Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1’s Clement Desalle dominated the season-opening Valence International Motocross in France for the second-successive year – and in his first outing of 2012.

After taking Pole position in Qualifying, the Belgian – who lost his challenge for the 2011 World MX1 series after incurring a serious shoulder injury – charged his Factory RM-Z450 to victory in the first two heats with Steve Frossard (Yamaha), Gautier Paulin (Kawasaki) and Rockstar Energy Suzuki team-mate Tanel Leok as the main contenders. And in the Super Final – a race where the 20 best MX1 and MX2 were mixed together – he grabbed the holeshot and wasn’t headed.

Leok – who was on for a promising result with second and fourth positions in the first two heats – had problems with the start gate in the Super Final, but after starting dead last, he fought through the ranks, encountered a small set back when he touched the wheel of a competitor; but managed to work his way back into 10th position, giving him fifth overall on the day.

Japanese Suzuki rider Yohei Kojima – currently in Europe to prepare his Japanese MX season after surgery on his forearms at the beginning of January – finished 10th overall with 8th, 13th and 12th positions in the three races.

Desalle said: ‘We had a good week of training in Spain last week with the team, but it’s good to be racing again after such a long time. It’s different from training and essential to find some race rhythm, but it felt good and I had a lot of fun riding. It’s a good start to the season, but the real test will be at the first GP!”

Leok said: “It’s a shame I missed the start in the third heat, which might have set me back in the overall results, but overall I feel good on the bike, I feel the rhythm is coming; and I feel confident for the new season.”

Kojima said: “The race went good, but I’m mainly happy with the result of my forearm operation. I missed-out on training a bit because of this, and that’s why I’m feeling a bit tired. But my goal is the Japanese Championship which starts in May, so I still have some time to prepare for that. “

Next-up for the Rockstar Energy World MX1 team’s schedule is the Hawkstone Park International race in the UK next weekend, where all three riders will be taking part.

MX1 Results: 1 Clement Desalle (Rockstar Energy Suzuki) 75 points, 2 Gautier Paulin (Kawasaki) 60, 3 Steven Frossard (Kawasaki) 58, 4 Xavier Boog (Kawasaki) 51, 5 Tanel Leok (Rockstar Energy Suzuki), 6 Markus Schiffer (Suzuki Europe) 46, 7 Milko Potisek (Honda) 35, 8 Cedric Soubeyras (Honda) 35, 9 Shaun Simpson (Yamaha) 29, 10 Yohei Kojima (Rockstar Energy Suzuki) 27.

 

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Photo Feature: 2012 Dallas Supercross

Photo Feature: 2012 Dallas Supercross

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Check out more pictures from Dallas, Texas as the 2012 Supercross Lites East Region gets underway. Justin Barcia wins the opening round of the lites east series, while the defending supercross champion, Ryan Villopoto, wins his third supercross in a row. You can view all the results, points, and more from the Dallas Supercross 2012 here on Supercross.com

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