2012 FIM World Motocross Championships, in Fermo, Italy. Today is Qualifying, and in MX1, it’s Kawasaki 1/2 with Gautier Paulin winning, and Christophe Pourcel second. Clem Desalle eighth. World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli was 13th. Steven Frossard only three laps. It’s MX2, it’s another Kawaski 1/2 with Tommy Searle winning, and Joel Roelants second. Jeffrey Herlings on KTM was third. The MX GP is tomorow.
As you probably know, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto injured his knee last weekend in Seattle. The two-time Supercross Champion, defending AMA National Motocross Champion, three time AMA MX Lites National Champion, and multi-time member of the winning USA Team for Motocross of Nations had surgery on his knee, and will not defend his AMA Motocross title in 2012.
Villopoto is coming off of a dominant 16 months where the Poulsbo, Wash. native earned two AMA Supercross titles on the strength of 15 wins, the AMA Motocross Championship with three wins and also the richest payday in supercross with a million dollar win at the Monster Energy Cup.
Feld Motor SportsÂ® caught up with Muscle Milk Honda Team Manager Erik Kehoe to discuss the second-annual Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20. Kehoe announced today that the Muscle Milk Honda team will be on the starting line at this year’s Monster Energy Cup.
“That’s a huge purse [and] a huge payday for one of these guys,” said Kehoe. “I believe these guys are putting it on the line every week, and when it comes to a race like that, it is huge. One thing you can count on – Team Muscle Milk Honda will be out there at the Monster Energy Cup.”
To hear more of Kehoe’s thoughts on the Monster Energy Cup, watch the video below:
The unique hybrid track will consist of supercross/motocross terrain and will have a tremendous motocross-style influence, making it unlike any other stadium race in the world. This track will be the perfect blend of supercross and motocross and created into the ultimate battleground. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and for the “first time ever” $1 million will be paid to a rider that wins all three main events.