Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda Has A Tough Night In SLC

Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda Has A Tough Night In SLC

The Troy Lee Designs / Lucas Oil / Honda crew felt the wrath of the 2012 Supercross series in Salt Lake City this past weekend. In a year that will be remembered for the staggering number of rider injuries, the TLD guys had managed to avoid the carnage (Christian Craig‘s wrist injury notwithstanding). However, their luck went south early in Utah as Cole Seely missed a rhythm section and went down hard. He was assessed by the Asterisk medics and sent to the emergency room where he was diagnosed with lower abdominal injuries. So far surgery has not been necessary, but doctors are keeping him there for observation for a few days.

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Travis Baker had his turn in the next session where he hit the ground hard. The crash left him with a concussion and some contusions. Obviously, Travis did not compete in the evening’s program.

The team is currently back at their Corona, CA race shop regrouping and trying to create a game plan moving forward. Troy Lee Designs will share any new information as soon as we have it. We would like to wish all of the team riders who are injured a quick, speedy and full recovery.

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Cole and Travis are wearing Grand Prix Shocker gear, part of our 2012 line available at your local retailer.


Nick Wey Excited About $1 Million Prize at the 2012 Monster Energy Cup

Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Nick Wey, of Dewitt, Mich., will race the 2012 Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.

“With everything that is going [this time of year] here is a lot of team changing and things like that,” said Wey. “A lot of people show up with new bikes so there is a lot of excitement involved in that race, let alone the chance of winning $1 million.”

The 2012 Monster Energy Cup features an all-new track design inspired by five-time Supercross Class Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Carmichael-inspired track design will consist of supercross and motocross obstacles unlike any other racetrack design in the world. More than 200′ of the track will be built into the grandstands, and the riders exit the stadium and race through the Monster Energy Fan Zone outside of the stadium and through the pit area before they catapult back into the stadium. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and any rider that wins all three Main Events will take home $1 million.

Tickets for the 2012 Monster Energy Cup can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, UNLVtickets outlets, online at www.UNLVtickets.com, www.MonsterEnergyCup.com,  or by phone at (702) 739-FANS. Tickets will be available at the Sam Boyd Stadium Box Office on the day of the event only.


Registration now open for 2012 AMA Legends Weekend

Two-day gala showcases motorcycling heroes and classic bikes in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 16-17

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that online registration is open for the AMA Legends Weekend, Nov. 16-17 at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa in Las Vegas, Nev. The AMA Legends Weekend includes the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d’Elegance.

Attended by scores of motorcycling luminaries and hundreds of fans of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA Legends Weekend is one of the country’s must-attend motorcycling events. The event, which has sold out the previous two years, provides a world-class stage for motorcycling’s best and brightest as they are recognized by their peers, family, friends and fans. Register now at http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vw9ldxbab&oeidk=a07e5r7zy8ea4316694

“The AMA Legends Weekend has grown from a small gathering in Ohio to a world-class event at one of America’s most electrifying destination cities, and we couldn’t be more excited to continue pushing the envelope,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “We invite all motorcyclists to join us at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa on Nov. 16-17 as we spotlight motorcycling’s enduring legends and showcase some amazing motorcycles. It also is my pleasure to welcome back the Dave Mungenast family as the presenting sponsors for the Concours d’Elegance.”

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony kicks off the weekend on Friday evening, Nov. 16. The next day, the 2012 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d’Elegance bike show will showcase many of the country’s most impressive original and restored classic motorcycles.

The nominees from which the 2012 class will be selected – which were announced on April 2 — include 26 highly accomplished individuals in the sport, business and lifestyle of motorcycling. Over the next two months, the Hall of Fame will announce those who will be inducted in Las Vegas on Nov. 16.

“At the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, our mission is to recognize and memorialize for posterity, the great men and women who have made motorcycling what it is today,” said Jeffrey V. Heininger, chairman of the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, which raises money for the Hall of Fame. “With our new class — not to mention the presence of dozens of existing members of the Hall of Fame — this weekend is an exceptional gathering of motorcycling greats. Please join us as we elevate all of motorcycling with a gala celebration amid the bright lights of Las Vegas.”

In addition, the Hall of Fame will honor the careers of two existing members of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame: the legendary Malcolm Smith and Mert Lawwill. Smith, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, was a pioneer in off-road motorcycling. He’s famous for his accomplishments in the Baja 1000 and for his gold-medal winning rides in International Six Day Enduro competitions. Lawwill, also inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1998, was the 1969 AMA Grand National champion. Smith’s and Lawwill’s careers intertwined as stars of the timeless motorcycling documentary film, “On Any Sunday.”

Advance tickets for the Hall of Fame induction ceremony are $130. Concours d’Elegance tickets are $10 for attendees of the induction ceremony, and $20 for general admission.

AMA Life Members and existing AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers will receive a $25 discount to the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. AMA Life Members showing their AMA Life Member card will receive complimentary admission to the AMA Concours d’Elegance.

Reservations at the Red Rock Casino, Resort & Spa are available now at a special group rate by calling (866) 767-7773 and referencing group code RCIAME or AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST. Online room reservation is available at https://rooms.stationcasinos.com/cgi-bin/LANSAWEB?procfun+rn+Resnet+RRS+funcparms+UP%28A2560%29:;RCIAME;?


Christophe Pourcel and Jeffrey Herlings shine in Fermo

Christophe Pourcel and Jeffrey Herlings shine in Fermo

The 17000 people present in Fermo were able to enjoy incredible racing in both MX1 and MX2 classes. Christophe Pourcel obtained his maiden MX1 victory of the season, whereas Jeffrey Herlings obtained his second GP victory this weekend in Fermo.

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Although Antonio Cairoli was on the second step of the podium, his second heat victory made the crowd go crazy. Third overall was Clement Desalle and Gautier Paulin missed the podium for just one point due to his sixth position in the second heat.

Steven Frossard decided to take part in the first heat, but the pain on his knee was so intense that he decided not to take any risks and decided to call it a day.

Jeffrey Herlings went 1-1 in Fermo and he is now leading the MX2 championship with 30 points advantage. Michael Leib had a superb weekend and was on the second step of the podium, while Jeremy Van Horebeek completed the top three.

The negative part of the day was the two DNF’s of Tommy Searle and Joel Roelants in the first heats; Searle was able to take part in the second heat and finished second, but Roelants suffered a heavy concussion in the first heat and was not able to race the second one.

MX1

CP377 Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Christophe Pourcel obtained his maiden GP victory of the season and he is now third in the point standings 27 points behind Cairoli. In the first heat, Pourcel and Paulin exchanged the lead in several occasions. Pourcel even stalled the bike in the last lap, but he managed to start the bike again quickly, catch Paulin and cross the finish line in the first position. In the second heat, he succeeded in finishing second even being bleeding from his nose during the last laps after a rock had hit his face.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cairoli was only third in the first heat, but he took the holeshot in the second one and succeeded in keeping the lead until the chequered flag. After not having the best qualifying race yesterday, Cairoli was determined to do well today and hand a victory to his home crowd that had been cheering for him until the end. Cairoli is still leading the MX1 point standings with 17 points advantage over Paulin.

The third step of the podium was for Rockstar Energy Suzuki World’s Desalle thanks to his 4-3 result. However, the Belgian admitted that he is not fully satisfied with performance today and he needs to keep on working to try to conquer the first step of the podium in the upcoming Grand Prix.

Kawasaki Racing Team’s Paulin had an incredible first race and he actually missed the victory because he made a mistake in the last lap and Pourcel overtook him. In the second heat, Paulin crashed in the first corner and had to fight from the back of the pack to end sixth, which made him finish fourth overall.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s De Dycker obtained another solid result in Fermo and completed the top five of the Italian Grand Prix. De Dycker had a bad start in the first heat and started from an initial twelfth position to finish seventh. However, in the second heat the Belgian started third and rode a consistent moto until the end.

Russian Bobryshev is much better from his thumb injury and he succeeded in finishing sixth overall in a track where he does not really feel comfortable. Strijbos, who finished tenth in the first heat after starting from an initial 16th position, was seventh in the second one and obtained a final seventh place.

Philippaerts was ninth and once again he was touched by bad luck; five minutes before the end of the first heat, the Italian made a mistake while he was riding fourth and he went down the floor. He managed to finish ninth but he hit his face heavily and had some vision problems in one of his eyes. In the second moto he finished eighth and obtained an overall eighth position.

Boog was ninth and Leok completed the top ten.

MX1 Race 1 top ten: 1. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 40:45.152; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:00.807; 3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:10.841; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:45.920; 5. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:46.277; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:49.834; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +0:57.051; 8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, Yamaha), +0:59.812; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +1:04.282; 10. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, KTM), +1:07.930;

MX1 Race 2 top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 39:48.505; ; 2. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:09.147; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:15.265; 4. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +0:20.222; 5. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:31.310; 6. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:42.169; 7. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, KTM), +0:54.334; 8. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +1:02.716; 9. Rui Goncalves (POR, Honda), +1:05.010; 10. Dean Ferris (AUS, Kawasaki), +1:06.052;

MX1 Overall top ten: 1. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 47 points; 2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 45 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 38 p.; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 37 p.; 5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 32 p.; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 31 p.; 7. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, KTM), 25 p.; 8. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 25 p.; 9. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 23 p.; 10. Tanel Leok (EST, Suzuki), 20 p.;

MX1 Championship top ten: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 133 points; 2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 116 p.; 3. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 106 p.; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 105 p.; 5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 95 p.; 6. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, KTM), 76 p.; 7. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 72 p.; 8. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 69 p.; 9. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 69 p.; 10. Tanel Leok (EST, Suzuki), 62 p.;

MX1 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 133 points; 2. Kawasaki, 129 p.; 3. Suzuki, 115 p.; 4. Yamaha, 94 p.; 5. Honda, 89 p.; 6. TM, 12 p.;

MX2

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Herlings won both heats but it was not an easy victory for the Dutch rider. In the first heat, he was able to keep the lead from the beginning to the finish line, but by the end of the heat Herlings started feeling that his bike was having some problems. In the second moto, Herlings and Searle’s wheels touched and the Dutch lost the front break but he managed to go from eleventh to first.

The second overall position was for Monster Energy Yamaha’s Leib on his second appearance in the FIM Motocross World Championship this season. The American did an incredible first race moving from 15th to third and in the second moto he led the race until the last three laps, where he was overtaken by Herlings and Searle. Leib is very grateful towards Monster Energy Yamaha for having given him such opportunity and he admitted that his near future is still uncertain at the moment.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Van Horebeek obtained his first podium finish of the season after being second and fourth in today’s races. In the first heat, the Belgian was riding comfortably in the second position when he suffered a heavy crash, but he managed to recover himself quickly and finished the race second. Van Horebeek admitted that he struggled a lot in the second moto to finish fourth, as he was suffering a heavy headache caused from the crash in the first moto. The Belgian is now second in the point standings.

His teammate Tixier was fifth overall today in Fermo and he has moved up to the sixth position in championship and he is now only two points behind Anstie. Tixier had some difficulties in the first race and he was only able to finish seventh, but in the second one he obtained a solid fifth place.

KTM Diga Racing’s Butrón completed the top five of the Italian Championship thanks to his 9-7 result. The Spanish rider had two really good starts and in the second moto he even led the race during the first meters. Butrón has been riding in the front in Sevlievo and this weekend in Fermo during the first laps, but he is missing a little bit of consistency to fight for the podium finish.

Charlier obtained a solid overall sixth position in his first appearance in the FIM Motocross World Championship after his foot injury and Ferrandis finished seventh overall. The French young rider, who was the runner up of the 2011 UEM EMX2 championship, had a really good start in the first heat and finished fifth, but in the second one he was involved in a crashed at the start and he could only cross the finish line in the 12th position.

Anstie was eighth and Searle and Lupino completed the top ten.

It was a disappointing weekend for Searle, especially after having won the qualifying race yesterday and having so high expectations for this weekend. In the first heat he crashed on the opening lap and his bike was so damaged that he had to pull out and in the second one, Searle’s and Herlings’ bikes touched at the start and he had to fight from almost the last position up to the second final place.

MX2 Race 1 top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 40:06.301; 2. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:16.652; 3. Michael Leib (USA, Yamaha), +0:21.834; 4. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:27.065; 5. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:34.091; 6. Harri Kullas (FIN, Suzuki), +0:36.761; 7. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:40.763; 8. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +0:43.712; 9. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:48.831; 10. Nikolaj Larsen (DEN, Suzuki), +1:03.412;

MX2 Race 2 top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 39:49.655; ; 2. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), +0:03.234; 3. Michael Leib (USA, Yamaha), +0:17.454; 4. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), +0:28.991; 5. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:32.368; 6. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:34.819; 7. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:40.922; 8. Max Anstie (GBR, Honda), +0:57.391; 9. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:04.357; 10. Petar Petrov (BUL, Suzuki), +1:16.502;

MX2 Overall top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50 points; 2. Michael Leib (USA, Yamaha), 40 p.; 3. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 40 p.; 4. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 30 p.; 5. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), 26 p.; 6. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 25 p.; 7. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 8. Max Anstie (GBR, Honda), 23 p.; 9. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 22 p.; 10. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Husqvarna), 22 p.;

MX2 Championship top ten: 1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 144 points; 2. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, KTM), 114 p.; 3. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 109 p.; 4. Joel Roelants (BEL, Kawasaki), 85 p.; 5. Max Anstie (GBR, Honda), 80 p.; 6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 78 p.; 7. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, Kawasaki), 73 p.; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 69 p.; 9. Harri Kullas (FIN, Suzuki), 65 p.; 10. Michael Leib (USA, Yamaha), 61 p.;

MX2 Manufacturers: 1. KTM, 144 points; 2. Kawasaki, 132 p.; 3. Honda, 84 p.; 4. Yamaha, 83 p.; 5. Suzuki, 73 p.; 6. Husqvarna, 60 p.; 7. TM, 5 p.;

Complete results available at www.motocrossmx1.com/reslists.aspx

Photos available at www.motocrossmx1.com/gallery

UEM EMX125

The second round of the UEM EMX125 championship took place this morning and Tim Gajser was once again on the top of the podium. The Silver Action rider won easily yesterday, but this morning he had to fight a bit more to cross the finish line first, because he made a couple of mistakes during the heat. Magne Klingshelm from Norway was second overall thanks to his 5-2 result and Calvin Vlaanderen completed the top three.

Home rider Davide Bonini was only sixth yesterday and today, he made several mistakes in the second heat and he could only finish fourth. The Italian finally missed the podium for just two points.

GP OF ITALY – QUICK FACTS

Circuit length: 1650

Type of ground: hard pack

Temperature: 25° C

Weather conditions: sunny – a bit cloudy by the end of the day

Crowd attendance: 17000

The Grand Prix has been broadcasted LIVE on MX-LIFE.TV and by clicking here you will obtain the full schedule and coverage of the Italian Grand Prix.

NEXT GP

The FIM Motocross World Championship will have a week break to travel overseas to take part in the fourth Grand Prix of the season in Guadalajara, Mexico, during the 13th May weekend.


Matt Moss Finishes 6th at 2012 Salt Lake City Supercross

Matt Moss Finishes 6th at 2012 Salt Lake City Supercross

JDR/J-Star/KTM rider Matt Moss earned an impressive 6th place result in the AMA West Supercross Lites class at the Salt Lake City Supercross after struggling with a sore wrist from a crash the week before.

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Moss took it easy during the afternoon qualifiers to ensure that his wrist would hold up for the night show. He eventually qualified 8th fastest and was placed in the first heat.

He nailed the holeshot in his heat race to put his KTM 250 SX-F off to a great start. Unfortunately, he was riding a little tight due to his sore wrist and he dropped to 3rd place. He held on to that position for the remaining laps to qualify into the main event.

In the main event, Moss got off to another great start and was sitting in 5th by the end of the first lap. He had a few struggles in the opening laps and hit some tuff blocks which dropped him to 8th. Once recovered, he was able to ride a smooth and consistent pace and was able to move up to 6th by the end of the race. Moss now sits in 6th place in the overall point standings heading to the final round.

Next Event: Las Vegas, NV – May 5, 2012


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