Here is a YouTube video from Monster Energy Kawasaki about 3-time AMA Supercross Series Champion Ryan Villopoto.
Monster Energy Kawasaki says about the video: In the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross season, Ryan Villopoto showed the determination of a champion, cementing his legendary status with his third-consecutive Supercross title. Go behind the scenes with RV2 and take a look back at his historic Supercross season.
NBC to Feature Three Live Broadcasts Plus 12 Telecasts on NBC Sports Network and 12 Telecasts on FUEL TV of AMA Motocross
MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports, a division of NBC Sports Group, have announced the telecast schedule for the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Featuring a total of 63 hours of competition from the Nationals, NBC, NBC Sports Network and FUEL TV will combine to showcase live coverage from all 12 rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this season. In addition, more Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship races will be live streamed than ever before. Coverage begins on Saturday, May 18, at 4 p.m. ET on FUEL TV with the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, Calif.
In addition to its coverage of each round of the 2013 Nationals, NBC Sports Network will present exclusive programming beyond the motos, including weekly highlight shows following each round, a mid-season recap and a post-season review of both the 250 and 450 Class. NBC will also present live coverage of three rounds, including the Red Bull Budds Creek National, Red Bull RedBud National and the Red Bull Spring Creek National.”We are excited for the upcoming season of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and our partnership with MX Sports,” said Eric Grilly, President of Alli Sports. “This year’s distribution platform continues to bring motocross to consumers across multiple channels, building on past success with increasing support from Alli and the NBC Sports Group.”
Becoming an integral partner of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in 2011, FUEL TV will once again return to the Nationals this season. For 2013, FUEL TV brings live coverage of all 12 rounds, bringing eight rounds of Moto 1 coverage and four rounds of Moto 2 coverage to motocross enthusiasts unable to make it to the Nationals in person.
Times listed are Eastern Time USA
May 18 – SAT – 4:00 PM – LIVE – Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic 450 & 250 Moto I – FUEL TV
May 18 – SAT – TBA – Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic 450 & 250 Moto II – NBCSN
May 22 – WED – 11:30 PM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 1 – NBCSN
May 25 – SAT – 3:00 PM – LIVE – Rockwell Watches Thunder Valley National 450 & 250 Moto I – NBCSN
May 25 – SAT – 5:00 PM – LIVE – Rockwell Watches Thunder Valley National 450 & 250 Moto II – FUEL TV
May 29 – WED – 11:30 PM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 2 – NBCSN
Jun 1 – SAT – 1:00 PM – LIVE – Built Ford Tough Tennessee National 450 & 250 Moto I – NBCSN
Jun 1 – SAT – 3:00 PM – LIVE – Built Ford Tough Tennessee National 450 & 250 Moto II – FUEL TV
Jun 5 – WED – 1:00 AM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 3 – NBCSN
Jun 8 – SAT – 1:00 PM – LIVE – GEICO High Point National 450 & 250 Moto I – FUEL TV
Jun 8 – SAT – 5:00 PM – GEICO High Point National 450 & 250 Moto II – NBCSN
Jun 12 – WED – 2:00 AM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 4 – NBCSN
Jun 22 – SAT – 1:00 PM – LIVE – Red Bull Budds Creek National 450 & 250 Moto I – FUEL TV
Jun 22 – SAT – 3:00 PM – LIVE – Red Bull Budds Creek National 450 Moto II – NBC
Jun 22 – SAT – 4:00 PM – LIVE – Red Bull Budds Creek National 250 Moto II – NBCSN
Jun 26 – WED – 11:30 PM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 5 – NBCSN
Jun 29 – SAT – 1:00 PM – LIVE – Moto-X 338 National 450 & 250 Moto I – FUEL TV
Jun 29 – SAT – 3:30 PM – LIVE – Moto-X 338 National 450 & 250 Moto II – NBCSN
Aug 10 – SAT – 1:00 PM – LIVE – Built Ford Tough Unadilla National 450 & 250 Moto I – FUEL TV
Aug 10 – SAT – 3:00 PM – LIVE – Built Ford Tough Unadilla National 450 & 250 Moto II – NBCSN
Aug 14 – WED – 11:00 PM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 11 – NBCSN
Aug 17 – SAT – 3:00 PM – LIVE – Built Ford Tough Utah National 450 & 250 Moto I – NBCSN
Aug 17 – SAT – 5:00 PM – LIVE – Built Ford Tough Utah National 450 & 250 Moto II – FUEL TV
Aug 21 – WED – 12:00 AM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 12 – NBCSN
Aug 24 – SAT – 3:30 PM – LIVE – Red Bull Lake Elsinore National 450 Moto I – NBCSN
Aug 24 – SAT – 6:00 PM – LIVE – Red Bull Lake Elsinore National 450 & 250 Moto II – FUEL TV
Aug 24 – SAT – 10:00 PM – Red Bull Lake Elsinore National 250 Moto I – NBCSN
Aug 28 – WED – 11:00 PM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 13 – NBCSN
Sep 11 – WED – 12:00 AM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 14 – NBCSN
Sep 18 – WED – 12:00 AM – Moto Highlight Series Ep. 15 – NBCSN
“We are very proud of the broadcast and digital package we’ve put together for this season, both for the television audience and online viewers,” said MX Sports Pro Racing President Davey Coombs. “Motocross is not an easy sport to broadcast, given the duration of each event and the fact that each championship division races two motos, so we are fortunate that we have the ability to spread the programming in order to have comprehensive coverage of every moto from all 12 rounds. And with our ability to also show all of the races simultaneously online, our fans have more options than ever before to watch Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.”
DIGITAL: In addition to television coverage, Alli Sports will feature a redesigned website and more than 60 hours of online coverage. All races that air on NBC and NBC Sports Network will be live streamed on allisports.com and through NBC Sports Live Extra, the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets. The vast majority of races will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Races airing on:
* NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sport Live Extra;
* NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBCSports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
“We are pleased to announce the live streaming of every Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race on NBC Sports Live Extra and allisports.com this season,” said Rick Cordella, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group. “The redesigned allisports.comwill feature more than 60 hours of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship content, including races and practices.”
INTERNATIONAL: The Nationals will also be simulcast to 104 countries across the globe. The international telecasts will be hosted on eight different networks across the world – ESPN Brasil, ESPN Central and Latin America and Caribbean, Extreme Sports Channel, Fox Sports Australia, Rogers Sportsnet in Canada, Sport 1 in Germany, SuperSport and Duke Marketing. This will bring the most prestigious championship on the planet to over 40 million homes across those continents.
Returning to the booth this season is the longtime duo of veteran announcer Jason Weigandt and three-time AMA Pro Motocross Champion Jeff Emig, who will once again team up to bring event play-by-play and analysis to the viewers at home. Weigandt’s vast knowledge of the sport meshes seamlessly with the years of competitive experience Emig possesses to make them one of the most well-rounded broadcast partnerships in all of motorsports. On the track, Kelli Stavast and Erin Coscerelli will provide the latest breaking news from the pits and the starting gate, while also interviewing riders before and after they hit the track.
Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green rider Adam Cianciarulo will be on the gate for the entire 2013 AMA Pro Motocross season with today’s announcement that the 16-year-old rider will make his professional debut on May 18th at Hangtown. Cianciarulo will race for one of the most decorated teams in AMA motocross history as he joins the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki stable riding the No. 292 Kawasaki KX250F.
“I can’t wait for the season to start,” said Cianciarulo. “This is something I’ve been dreaming about since I saw my first ever supercross race when I was 4 years old. To be able to race for Mitch Payton and the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team is an honor. I am looking to learn a lot this year because everyone knows how good this team is and I know my job is to put more number one plates on the door of the truck.”
Cianciarulo is following in the footsteps of some of the greatest riders in the history of the sport as he makes the transition from Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green to race professionally. While an amateur, the Port Orange, Fla. native became the winningest mini-bike rider in the history of the AMA Amateur Motocross National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s with 11 championships. After winning four titles at Loretta’s in the last two years, Cianciarulo put his name in the record books ahead of superstars like Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto.
“Adam is a testament to Kawasaki’s Team Green amateur racing program,” said Senior Manager of Kawasaki Racing Reid Nordin. “Like many supercross and motocross champions, Adam has grown up on green and I am excited to see how he continues to mature as a professional.”
Cianciarulo last raced his KX250F at the Monster Energy Cup in October in the Amateur All Star class where he finished second overall after finishing fifth in the first race and winning the second race. Following the Monster Energy Cup, Cianciarulo was injured and did not return to riding until February of this year. Since then he has been training to achieve his goal of lining up at the 2013 AMA Pro Motocross opener at Hangtown.
“Obviously we have been watching Adam for a long time,” said Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Mitch Payton. “He is a special kid who will bring a lot to the team this summer. I know he has been working hard all spring to get ready to race and we are going to provide him with the best equipment on the track. It will also help him to have veteran teammates like Blake (Baggett), Martin (Davalos), Dean (Wilson) and Tyla (Rattray) who can help him as he makes the jump to professional racing.”
Cianciarulo will line up on the gate for his professional racing debut on Saturday, May 18 at the series opener in Hangtown / Sacramento