2013 FIM World Motocross – Round 14 – Czech Republic – Qualifying

The incredible hillside circuit of Loket. In the premier MXGP class, it’s World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli leading the point standings. In MX2, World Champion Jeffrey Herlings could win his second consecutive MX2 World Motocross title in tomorrow’s Grand Prix. In today’s Qualifying Races on the ‘Serpentine’ track, it’s Ken de Dycker on top in MXGP, and Jeffrey Herlings on top in MX2. Video hi-lites below courtesy Youthstream.

Notes: The weather is quite warm. The track is one of the most beautiful in the world. Set up on a hill above the town of Loket, nestled in the forest. Jeffrey Herlings can clinch his second consecutive MX2 World Motocross title tomorrow. Gautier Paulin is not racing this weekend, because of the concussion suffered last week in Germany. No need to worry about MXGP World Motocross Champion Tony Cairoli’s sixth place finish today – he’s saving his best for tomorrow! Ferris 17th, Ferrandis 26th in MX2 Qualifying today.

MX2 Qualifying Results:

  1. Jeffrey Herlings – KTM
  2. Chris Charlier – YAM
  3. Jose Butron – KTM
  4. Al Lupino – KAW
  5. Romain Febvre – KTM
  6. Al Tonkov – HON
  7. Jordi Tixier – KTM
  8. P Rauchenecker – KTM
  9. Max Anstie – SUZ
  10. Mel Pocock – YAM
  11. Glenn Coldenhoff – KTM
  12. Max Desprey – YAM
  13. Petar Petrov – YAM
  14. James Dunn – KTM
  15. Kevin Fors – YAM

MXGP Qualifying Results:

  1. Ken de Dycker – KTM
  2. Clement Desalle – SUZ
  3. Jeremy van Horebeek – KAW
  4. Kevin Strijbos – SUZ
  5. Evgeny Bobryshev – HON
  6. Tony Cairoli – KTM
  7. Tommy Searle – KAW
  8. David Philippaerts – HON
  9. Shaun Simpson – YAM
  10. Tanel Leok – TM
  11. M Potisek – YAM
  12. Joel Roelants – YAM
  13. Matiss Karro – KTM
  14. M Walkner – KTM
  15. A Justs – HON

MX2 Championship points (after 13 rounds):

  1. Jeffrey Herlings – 642
  2. Jordi Tixier – 483
  3. Jose Butron – 416
  4. Christophe Charlier – 365
  5. Glenn Coldenhoff – 362
  6. Dean Ferris – 341
  7. Jake Nicholls – 318
  8. Max Anstie – 282
  9. Alessandro Lupino – 259
  10. Petar Petrov – 238
  11. Dylan Ferrandis – 221
  12. Mel Pocock – 220
  13. Aleksander Tonkov – 195
  14. Romain Febvre – 180
  15. Harri Kullas – 168
  16. Maxime Desprey – 146

MXGP Championship points (after 13 rounds):

  1. Tony Cairoli – 611
  2. Clement Desalle – 503
  3. Ken de Dycker – 479
  4. Gautier Paulin – 465
  5. Kevin Strijbos – 397
  6. Tommy Searle – 375
  7. Jeremy van Horebeek – 327
  8. Max Nagl – 314
  9. Rui Goncalves – 230
  10. David Philippaerts – 219
  11. Evgeny Bobryshev – 202
  12. Shaun Simpson – 197
  13. Joel Roelants – 196
  14. Davide Guarneri – 195
  15. Xavier Boog – 173

 

 

Photo of MXGP class start courtesy Youthstream

 

MX 2 video hi-lites courtesy Youthstream

MXGP class video hi-lites courtesy Youthstream

 

 

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X Games 2013 Los Angeles – Day 2

It’s the annual extravaganza that is X Games – a signature ESPN happening. It’s more than action & extreme sports. It’s a sensory overload of sight & sound! Today on Day 2 – Red Bull Phenom Skateboard, Red Bull Phenom BMX, GoPro BMX Big Air, Moto X Step Up, and Moto X Speed & Style.

Venues today include: Event Deck at L. A. Live, Irwindale Event Center, and, the iconic STAPLES Center.

Today’s Gold Medal winners? Read on!

Nate Adams takes the Gold Medal in Speed & Style

ESPN’s YouTube clip of Nate Adams winning in Moto X Speed & Style. We love Speed & Style – it’s a combination of supercross, mixed in with freestyle mx – all done in a sprint!

ESPN’s YouTube clip of Ronnie Renner winning Gold in Moto X Step Up!

That’s Ronnie Renner way up there! Gold Medal in Moto X Step Up

Courtesy ESPN / X Games

Adams regains Speed and Style, Renner Steps Up to gold, Wade takes triple whip to Big Air while Robinson caps legendary riding career

A crowd of 42,500 celebrated day two at X Games Los Angeles with Moto X events in prime time, a progressive Go Pro Big Air BMX competition and skateboarding elimination rounds.

At the Irwindale Event Center, the Go Pro Big Air BMX riders threw tricks seldom seen on the mega ramp making for a thrilling final. In the end, Morgan Wade stole the show with a Superman back-flip over the 55-foot gap into a huge trip tail whip measured at 21 feet on the quarter-pipe. Coming in a close second was Australia’s Vince Byron who threw a rarely seen tail whip 540 on the quarter-pipe. The competition also marked the final contest for X Games legend Kevin Robinson who greeted the crowd with an emotional retirement run – capping a storied career that stretched more than two decades.

In front of an animated crowd at Staples Center, action kicked off with Ronnie Renner launching an incredible 38.5 feet to win gold in Moto X Step Up. This was Renner’s fifth gold in the event, an X Games record, cementing his dominance in the discipline.

Moto X Speed and Style concluded with a heated final race that came down to a battle between Blake Williams and Nate Adams. Despite and early lead in both speed and style, including a backflip knack knack, Williams wedged a tire on a crucial turn stumbling enough to allow Adams to regain control and win with relative ease. Adams, a once dominant force in the sport earned his first gold in a Moto X event since 2011 battling back from a succession of injuries in recent years. Defending champ Mike Mason exited early in the competition with a broken brake lever in the quarterfinals.

In preliminary skateboard action, the Men’s Street League Prelims gave a total of 21 skaters a chance to secure one of the coveted final eight positions for Saturday’s final event. In a field of veteran superstars like Eric Kosten and Ryan Sheckler, once again it was the dominance of Nyjah Huston who earned top honors in the qualifying round. Paul Rodriguez and Luan Oliveira took second and third respectively, with yesterday’s Street League SLS Series winner, Ryan Decenzo sneaking in the final, eighth position.

On the vert ramp Pierre Luc-Gagnon showed the crowd why he is an eight-time X Games gold medalist by qualifying first with a technically impressive performance. Meanwhile, Bucky Lasek who is looking for his fourth gold of the year on the vert ramp qualified in second. Thirteen-year-old Tom Shaar who silvered in Thursday’s Big Air snuck in to the finals as well on his last and final qualifying run.

Meanwhile in the Red Bull Phenom competition, Tyson Bowerbank took the Skate division with fifteen-year-old German Felix Prangenberg capturing gold in BMX. Both won the opportunity to work on a Red Bull produced video part.

GoPro BMX Big Air Final
Gold: Morgan Wade, 91.66 (USA)
Silver: Vince Byron, 91.33 (AUS)
Bronze: Zack Warden, 89.66 (USA)

GoPro BMX Big Air Final Results
1. Morgan Wade, 91.66 (USA)
2. Vince Byron, 91.33 (AUS)
3. Zack Warden, 89.66 (USA)
4. Chad Kagy, 88.33 (USA)
5. Colton Satterfield, 86.66 (USA)
6. Kevin Robinson, 86.00 (USA)
7. Andy Buckworth, 80.33 (AUS)
8. Steve McCann, 71.00 (AUS)

Moto X Step Up Final
Gold: Ronnie Renner, Height — 38.50 (USA)
Silver: Libor Podmol, Height — 37.50ft. (CZE)
Bronze:  Matt Buyten, Height—36.00ft. (USA)

Moto X Step Up Final Results
1. Ronnie Renner, Height — 38.50ft. (USA)
2. Libor Podmol, Height — 37.50ft. (CZE)
3. Matt Buyten, Height—36.00ft. (USA)
4. Josh Hansen, Height — 32.00ft. (USA)
5. Bryce Hudson, Height — 31.00ft (USA)
6. Brian Foster, Height — 28.00ft. (USA)

Moto X Speed & Style Final
Gold: Nate Adams (USA)
Silver: Blake Williams (AUS)
Bronze: Andre Villa (NOR)

Moto X Speed & Style Final Results
1. Nate Adams (USA)
2. Blake Williams (AUS)
3. Andre Villa (NOR)
4. Matt Buyten (USA)
5. Lance Coury (USA)
6. Edgar Torronteras  (ESP)
7. Mat Rebeaud (SUI)
8. Mike Mason (USA)

Red Bull Phenom Skateboard Street Results
1. Tyson Bowerbank, 86.66 (USA)
2. Ben Sauer, 85.33 (USA)
3. Jonathan Cosentino, 83.66 (CAN)
4. Ramon Climente, 72.66 (ESP)
5. Will Flores, 62.66 (USA)
6. Yuri Facchini, 52.33 (BRA)

Red Bull Phenom BMX Street Results
1. Felix Prangenberg, 71.00 (USA)
2. Brandon Webster, 68.00 (CAN)
3. Grant Germain, 68.00 (ARG)
4. Mitchell Kent, 68.00 (GER)
5. Kiam Hashemi, 58.00 (GER)
6. Nahuel Nieto, 53.00 (USA)

Quotes:
 


BMX legend Kevin Robinson on his final X Games. “Thank you to all the fans of actions sports. We’re here to stay!” Morgan Wade, X Games Los Angeles Go Pro Big Air gold medalist. “I just learned those superman flips on Monday so to bring them here today and actually win was amazing.” Nate Adams, X Games Los Angeles Moto X Speed and Style gold medalist on coming back from recent injuries. “I’ve been through the ringer the last three years man. I can’t believe I won! I gave it my all and I won!” Ronnie Renner, X Games Los Angeles gold medalist Moto X Step Up. “I’ve been coming to this rodeo for quite some time now, and I’m definitely ready to come back for more.”

Thanks to ESPN / X Games & their incredible staff. Today’s photos – Photos: Gabriel Christus / ESPN Images, Garth Milan / ESPN Images, Matt Morning / ESPN Images.

For everything “X”, check out ESPN’s XGames site http://www.xgames.com

 

 

The start of a Speed & Style race

Ronnie Renner

 

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X Games 2013 Los Angeles – Day 1

It’s the annual extravaganza that is X Games – a signature ESPN happening. It’s far more than action & extreme sports. It’s a total sensory overload of sight & sound! Today in – Skateboard SLS Select Series, Women’s Skateboard Street, America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air, Moto X Best Whip, and Moto X Freestyle.

Venues today include: Event Deck at L. A. Live, Irwindale Event Center, and, the iconic STAPLES Center. And the Gold Medal winners? Keep reading!

Taka!

Josh Hansen

ESPN’s YouTube clip of Josh Hansen winning Gold in Moto X Whip

ESPN’s YouTube clip of Taka Higashino winning Gold in Moto X Freestyle

Higashino three-peats in Moto X Freestyle; Sloan catches Big Air and Leticia Bufoni claims gold in Women’s Street, again.

In Moto X Freestyle, Taka Higashino claimed gold in the finals for a record third time. Higashino’s unique approach included a Kiss of Death backflip and a Rock Solid backflip in a pair of runs that both earned 90.00. Despite also scoring a 90.00 in his second run, Adam Jones and his one of a kind trick, the Rigamortis, earned silver as Higashino’s first run decided the tie.

Josh Hansen earned a convincing 42 percent of the vote in the fan voted Best Whip competition. The event also saw competitor Vicki Golden, the first woman to compete in the discipline, win bronze.

SLS Select Series — Final Scores
1. Ryan Decenzo, 41.60 (CAN) Moves on to Finals
2. Felipe Gustavo, 40.80 (BRA)
3. Greg Lutzka, 40.20 (USA)
4. Evan Smith, 39.20 (USA)
5. Manny Santiago, 30.40 (USA)
6. Youness Amrani, 20.10 (BEL)

Women’s Skateboard Street Final
Gold: Leticia Bufoni, 88.00 (BRA)
Silver: Lacey Baker, 86.00 (USA)
Bronze: Marisa Dal Santo, 81.00 (USA)

Women’s Skateboard Street — Final Scores
1. Leticia Bufoni, 88.00 (BRA)
2. Lacey Baker, 86.00 (USA)
3. Marisa Dal Santo, 81.00 (USA)
4. Samarria Brevard, 75.00 (USA)
5. Alana Smith, 69.33 (USA)
6. Rachel Reinhard, 64.66 (USA)

America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air Final
Gold: Elliot Sloan, 90.17 (USA)
Silver: Tom Schaar, 88.83 (USA)
Bronze: Bob Burnquist, 88.67 (BRA)

America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air — Final Scores
1. Elliot Sloan, 90.17 (USA)
2. Tom Schaar, 88.83 (USA)
3. Bob Burnquist, 88.67 (BRA)
4. Jagger Eaton, 80.50 (USA)
5. Edgard Pereira, 78.66 (BRA)
6. Nolan Munroe, 49.00 (USA)
7. Jake Brown, 40.67 (AUS)
8. Mitchie Brusco, 34.83 (USA)

Moto X Best Whip Final
Gold: Josh Hansen, 42.00 (USA)
Silver: Jeremy Stenberg, 24.00 (USA)
Bronze: Vicki Golden, 21.00 (USA)

Moto X Best Whip — Final Scores
1. Josh Hansen, 42.00 (USA)
2. Jeremy Stenberg, 24.00 (USA)
3. Vicki Golden, 21.00 (USA)
4. Robbie Maddison, 8.00 (AUS)
5. Edgar Torronteras, 5.00 (SPA)
6. Nate Adams, 2.00 (USA)

Moto X Freestyle Final
Gold: Taka Higashino, 90.00 (JPN)
Silver: Adam Jones, 90.00 (USA)
Bronze: Nate Adams, 88.00 (USA)

Moto X Freestyle — Final Scores
1. Taka Higashino, 90.00 (JPN)
2. Adam Jones, 90.00 (USA)
3. Nate Adams, 88.00 (USA)
4. Levi Sherwood, 87.66 (AUS)
5. Rob Adelberg, 86.66 (AUS)
6. Blake Williams, 85.00 (AUS)
7. Libor Podmol, 83.33 (CZE)
8. Wes Agee, 83.33 (USA)
9. Jackson Strong, 82.33 (AUS)
10. Todd Potter (USA)

Quotes:
 
Eliot Sloan, X Games Los Angeles America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air gold medalist: “I didn’t want it to end like this with Bob going out like that – Bob’s the man!“
 
Bob Burnquist, regarding his face plant during America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air: “That was quite the punch! But this injury has nothing to do with me in third – Elliot deserves this.”
 
Leticia Bufoni, X Games Los Angeles Women’s Street Gold Medalist on her golden season: “This is the best year of my life!”
 
Taka Higashiro, X Games Los Angeles Moto X Freestyle gold medalist on his tie breaking win: “I tried my best. Same score twice, but again, it’s just right!”

Much thanks to ESPN / X Games and their incredible staff. For everything “X”, check out their site http://www.xgames.com Photos of Taka and Hansen – Matt Morning / ESPN Images

 

 

L – R: Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg, Josh Hansen, Vicki Golden. Photo Garth Milan / ESPN Images.

 

 

YouTube video: Hi-lites 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Round Millville MX

AMA Motocross came to Millville MX Park last Saturday. It was Round 9 of the 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships. The big winners were James Stewart in the 450 class. And Eli Tomac in the 250 class.

  • To view the race report, photos, results & point standings from the event, click here

Below are video hi-lites courtesy MX Sports.

 

 

Eli Tomac

James Stewart

 

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