THE MOTOCROSS AND SUPERCROSS NEWS FEED 2021 #4

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Veillée d’armes pour le Supermoto des Nations 2021L’édition 2021 du Supermoto des Nations a lieu ce week-end au Circuit Carole (93), près de Paris. Ce circuit avait déjà accueilli l’événement en 2017 et en 2019. Il offre de superbes installations pour les teams, les pilotes et les spectateurs, avec de longues lignes droites, des virages rapides et 3 parties terre techniques. Les spectateurs sont attendus nombreux pour soutenir les équipes de France Junior et Sénior qui vont se battre à domicile.

Au total, 15 équipes issues de 13 pays vont livrer bataille pour le titre suprême par équipe. Après six victoires consécutives au Supermoto des Nations, et neuf victoires au total, la France aligne pour cette 15ème édition Thomas Chareyre, Sylvain Bidart et Germain Vincenot pour l’équipe Sénior. Leur mission, sous la supervision de l’entraîneur Sébastien Bonnal, sera de défendre le trophée Francesco Zerbi. L’Équipe de France jouit d’un des plus beaux palmarès avec neuf victoires en 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 et 2019. Elle est à nouveau favorite cette année, mais il ne faut pas sous-estimer ses adversaires, et la bagarre sera au rendez-vous. La France présente également une équipe Junior composée d’Axel-Marie Luce, Youry Catherine et Steve Bonnal. Tous les pilotes de cette jeune équipe ont fait leurs preuves au cours de la saison.

Une concurrence à ne pas sous-estimer
La tension est maintenant à son apogée, alors que tous les teams sont arrivés et que les contrôles administratifs et techniques se terminent. Les pilotes ont pris connaissance du circuit et des aménagements spécifiques à l’épreuve. Parmi les concurrents les plus importants, l’équipe d’Italie revient cette année avec un changement : Gioele Filippeti, Diego Monticelli et Elia Sammartin. L’équipe de la République-Tchèque, quatrième en 2019 derrière l’Italie, alignera les mêmes protagonistes avec Erik Provaznik, Petr Vorlicek et Milan Sitniansky.

Interviews exclusives, portfolio de l’édition 2019, Motoscopie, plan du circuit… découvrez dans le lien ci-dessous le programme de cette édition 2021. Tout est au rendez-vous pour préparer votre week-end et découvrir l’univers du Supermoto
LE PROGRAMME LES HORAIRES :
Samedi 18 septembre
8h45 – 9h : S4, Essais libres (15 mn)
9h05 – 9h25 : Open, Essais libres (20 mn)
9h30 : Briefing des pilotes
10h – 10h30 : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 1 (30 mn)
10h40 – 11h10 : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 2 (30 mn)
11h20 – 11h50 : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 3 (30 mn)
Entracte
13h – 13h30 : SM des Nations, Essais chronométrés, Groupe 1 (30 mn)
13h45 – 14h15 : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 2 (30 mn)
14h30 – 15h : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 3 (30 mn)
Entracte
15h30 : SM des Nations, Qualifications Groupe 1 (20 mn)
15h55 – 16h10 : S4, Essais chronométrés (15 mn)
16h35 : SM des Nations, Qualifications Groupe 2 (20 mn)
17h – 17h20 : Open, Essais chronométrés (20 mn)
17h45 : SM des Nations, Qualifications Groupe 3 (20 mn)

Dimanche 19 septembre

8h00 – 8H15 : Warm up S4, (15 mn)
8h20 – 8h35 : Warm up Open, (15 mn)
8H40 – 9h00 : Warm Up finale B (20 mn)
9h10 – 9h30 : SM des Nations, Warm Up 1 (20 mn)
09h40 – 10h00 : SM des Nations, Warm Up 2 (20 mn)
10h10 – 10h30 : S4, 1ère  course (12 mn+1 tour)
10h55 – 11H15 : Finale B (20 mn)
11h20 – 11h50 : Open, 1ère course (20 mn + 1 tour)
12h00 : SM des Nations, Cérémonie d’ouverture et présentation des équipes
13h30 : SM des Nations, 1ère course (20 mn) Groupe 1 + Groupe 2
14h – 14h25 : S4, 2ème course (12 mn+1 tour)
15h10 : SM des Nations, 2ème course (20 mn) Groupe 2 + Groupe 3
15h40 – 16h10 : Open, 2ème course (20 mn + 1 tour)
16h50 : SM des Nations, 3ème course (20 mn) Groupe 1 + Groupe 3
17h15 : Remise des prix SM des Nations
17h30 : Remise des prix S4 et Open BILLETTERIE :

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PREVIEW REPORT Thursday, Sep 16th 2021

  MXGP of Sardegna (ITA) 

MXGP 2021    Round 10 

MXGPs head to Sardinia for testing Riola Sardo

The sand track of Riola Sardo, Sardinia is somewhere that is familiar to a lot of MXGP riders, including Team HRC’s Tim Gajser as it is a venue where he has won the pre-season International d’Italia held there as a warm-up race before the gruelling world championship campaign. It is also a track that the team use for testing purposes in the winter, but this weekend marks the first time that the circuit will host an MXGP round and as such, it holds extra importance in this exciting 2021 season.

After the Turkey double-header, the Slovenian increased his points lead from 13 points to 28, winning two motos and showing the full capabilities of the Honda CRF450RW in the hard-pack terrain. Now though, Gajser is faced with a deep-sand track for what will be the start of nine rounds in less than nine weekends to round out this year’s championship.

The recent calendar update has removed the flyaway rounds and replaced them with five rounds in Italy, split between Trentino and Mantova, which have had differing memories for the reigning champion. Pietramurata is of course one of Gajser’s favourite tracks having won the title there last year and having had success on multiple occasions throughout his career. Mantova hasn’t always been as favourable but it has seen some excellent racing and will provide a fitting finale to what is looking like the closest-fought title battle in a number of years.

As with every round this season, the MXGP class will race a one-day format on Sunday 19th September, with a split free/timed practice followed by races at 13:15 and 16:10, where Gajser will once again look to put on another strong showing.

Tim Gajser   243

I really enjoyed the double-header in Turkey, I had a couple of really good races and was able to show my speed, win two motos and extend my championship lead. Since then, I went to Croatia to train a bit in the sand for Riola because I know this will be a difficult race there as the track can get very rough. I have done well in some pre-season events before, but the MXGPs are a very high standard right now so it won’t be easy but I want to just go out and try to enjoy my riding.

             

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

The team have been to Riola Sardo quite a bit during the off-seasons as it is a track that gets rough and we can test our sand setup on it. However, this will be the first MXGP race there so it will of course be different and we have to be prepared to adapt. The weather will be quite a bit hotter too, as usually we go there in January/February so that’ll be different but overall, we just want Tim to ride like he knows how to ride and we’re sure it will be a good GP.

J-3 AVANT LE SUPERMOTO DES NATIONS ! A trois jours de l’évènement, la tension grimpe d’un cran du côté de l’est parisien. On entre désormais dans la phase finale des préparatifs du Supermoto des Nations. Pour rappel, le mardi 31 août, l’organisation d’un stage de cohésion pour les membres de l’Équipe de France a eu lieu sur le Circuit Carole, ce qui leur a permis de tester la piste.
Un ultime galop d’essai pour peaufiner les derniers détails niveau logistique, pour prendre leurs marques dans l’enceinte parisienne et affiner les réglages de leurs machines. Nos hommes, aussi bien en Équipe Senior qu’en Junior, sont prêts.

Un programme dense

Pour cette édition exceptionnelle, une quinzaine d’équipes seront au rendez-vous pour assurer le spectacle et tenir tête à notre Équipe de France leader depuis 6 années consécutives. La relève du Supermoto mondial sera également présente avec les équipes Juniors qui donneront le tempo pour les années à venir !
Rappelons que le Championnat de France de Supermotard Insane Parts, l’un des plus relevés au monde, réunit chaque saison près de 200 concurrents. Vous les retrouverez ce week-end puisque les catégories Open et S4 (85cc) rouleront en marge de la compétition internationale ! 
Bref, plus que jamais, le Supermoto des Nations est l’évènement de cette rentrée à ne pas manquer. Rendez-vous sans plus tarder sur la page billetterie de l’évènement, pour acheter votre place en pré-vente à tarif préférentiel.
BILLETTERIEUn accueil 100% chaleureux et animé

Sur le Circuit Carole, tout sera fait pour que vous passiez une journée mémorable :

– Piste d’initiation gratuite pour les kids,
– Restauration,
– Jeu concours,
– Consigne de casque gratuite en partenariat avec la Fédération Française des Motards en Colère (FFMC),
– Parking gratuit.

Les interviews des membres de l’Équipe de France
Thomas Chareyre: 
https://www.facebook.com/supermotodesnations2021/videos/239503337946202

Axel Marie-Luce:
https://www.facebook.com/supermotodesnations2021/videos/3945901585513981 LES HORAIRES :
Samedi 18 septembre
8h45 – 9h : S4, Essais libres (15 mn)
9h05 – 9h25 : Open, Essais libres (20 mn)
9h30 : Briefing des pilotes
10h – 10h30 : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 1 (30 mn)
10h40 – 11h10 : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 2 (30 mn)
11h20 – 11h50 : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 3 (30 mn)
Entracte
13h – 13h30 : SM des Nations, Essais chronométrés, Groupe 1 (30 mn)
13h45 – 14h15 : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 2 (30 mn)
14h30 – 15h : SM des Nations, Essais libres, Groupe 3 (30 mn)
Entracte
15h30 : SM des Nations, Qualifications Groupe 1 (20 mn)
15h55 – 16h10 : S4, Essais chronométrés (15 mn)
16h35 : SM des Nations, Qualifications Groupe 2 (20 mn)
17h – 17h20 : Open, Essais chronométrés (20 mn)
17h45 : SM des Nations, Qualifications Groupe 3 (20 mn)

Dimanche 19 septembre

8h00 – 8H15 : Warm up S4, (15 mn)
8h20 – 8h35 : Warm up Open, (15 mn)
8H40 – 9h00 : Warm Up finale B (20 mn)
9h10 – 9h30 : SM des Nations, Warm Up 1 (20 mn)
09h40 – 10h00 : SM des Nations, Warm Up 2 (20 mn)
10h10 – 10h30 : S4, 1ère  course (12 mn+1 tour)
10h55 – 11H15 : Finale B (20 mn)
11h20 – 11h50 : Open, 1ère course (20 mn + 1 tour)
12h00 : SM des Nations, Cérémonie d’ouverture et présentation des équipes
13h30 : SM des Nations, 1ère course (20 mn) Groupe 1 + Groupe 2
14h – 14h25 : S4, 2ème course (12 mn+1 tour)
15h10 : SM des Nations, 2ème course (20 mn) Groupe 2 + Groupe 3
15h40 – 16h10 : Open, 2ème course (20 mn + 1 tour)
16h50 : SM des Nations, 3ème course (20 mn) Groupe 1 + Groupe 3
17h15 : Remise des prix SM des Nations
17h30 : Remise des prix S4 et Open BILLETTERIE :

https://www.mxgp.com/news/2021-mxgp-calendar-update

A Villars-sous-Écot, Maxime Desprey et Lucas Coenen titrés au bout du suspense

KTM Online Presse-Center

RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM FINISHES STRONG AT AMA PRO MOTOCROSS FINALEWEBB GOES THREE-IN-A-ROW ON THE PODIUM; VOHLAND EARNS ROOKIE OF THE YEAR WITH STRONG FOURTH AT HANGTOWN

Round 12 (finale) – AMA Pro Motocross Championship

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team had a strong finish to the 2021 AMA Pro Motocross Championship as Cooper Webb and Max Vohland both scored season-best finishes at the Hangtown Motocross Classic finale. Securing his best combined moto scores of 3-2 on the day, Webb claimed another third-place podium finish to end the season on a high note with fourth overall in the 450MX Championship. Vohland, a Northern California native, wrapped up Rookie of the Year honors in the 250MX class following a career-best fourth overall in front of a hometown crowd. Coming off two consecutive podium finishes late in the season, Webb proved to be on a roll at the final round as he placed his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION on pole for the first time all year. With the top gate pick in Moto 1, Webb grabbed a solid start inside the top-four and he quickly put himself into podium contention early on. Dicing back-and-forth with Eli Tomac for third through the final half of the race, it was Webb who ultimately prevailed, locking in the third-place spot. Webb came barreling out of the gate in Moto 2, capturing the holeshot and battling for the early lead. He settled into second early on but he made a charge back into the lead on lap five and once again went head-to-head with Tomac out front. This time it was Tomac who topped the moto, with Webb coming in for a strong second. Ending the outdoor season with three-in-a-row podium finishes, the 2021 450SX Champion was able to cap the season off in a favorable way, overtaking fourth in the 450MX Championship standings. Webb:“Today was my best result, even though it was a third overall, I’m stoked! Unfortunately, I didn’t get the season started very well but I have to give it up to my team and the group of people around me for pushing me and believing in me. I knew what I could do on a dirt bike, so it’s good to be better and get closer to the front. It’s a lot to get to the front and we never gave up so I’m stoked to end the season on a positive note.” Growing up just 15 minutes away from Hangtown MX, Max Vohland had an impressive day in front of his hometown crowd. Beginning with a career-best fifth in qualifying, Vohland came into the motos with extra determination and drive. He grabbed a sixth-place start and spent some time shuffling inside the top-10 before making a late-race charge into the top-five battle. Maintaining a steady pace late in the race, Vohland was able to secure fifth. With another great start in Moto 2, the rookie positioned himself just outside the top-five early on. He climbed up to fourth on lap five and continued to rally his way into podium contention with a swift pass for third halfway into the race. He made an attempt to go after second-place but he came up short, still finishing with a career-best fourth in the second moto. Rounding out his first season with ninth overall in the 250MX Championship, Vohland earned Rookie of the Year at the final round. Vohland:“I definitely learned a lot this season. I had a lot of ups and downs, which is pretty typical for a rookie, but to come out here and get fourth and be super close to the podium in front of this hometown crowd is amazing! I’m super honored and this is a big accomplishment for me.”Results 450MX Class – Hangtown Motocross Classic1. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA), Yamaha, 1-32. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, 4-13. Cooper Webb (USA), KTM, 3-2OTHER KTM8. Justin Bogle (USA), KTM14. Kevin Moranz (USA), KTM18. Fredrik Noren (SWE), KTM23. Layton Smail (USA), KTM28. Ezra Lewis (USA), KTM32. Josh Mosiman (USA), KTM34. Devon Bates (USA), KTM36. Phillip Maus (USA), KTM38. Lucas Lamborn (USA), KTM39. Ben LaMay (USA), KTMResults 250MX Class – Hangtown Motocross Classic1. Justin Cooper (USA), Yamaha, 1-12. Jo Shimoda (JAP), Kawasaki, 4-23. RJ Hampshire (USA), Husqvarna, 2-64. Maximus Vohland (USA), KTM, 5-4OTHER KTM16. Rick Elzinga (USA), KTM19. Xylian Ramella (SWI), KTM21. Brayden Lessler (USA), KTM24. Christopher Prebula (USA), KTM26. Tyson Johnson (USA), KTM 30. Cole Bailey (USA), KTM 35. Chad Saultz (USA), KTM37. Tyler Ducray (USA), KTM39. Tre Fierro (USA), KTM 41. Bradley Lionnet (ZMB), KTM  Standings 450MX Class 2021 after 12 of 12 rounds1. Dylan Ferrandis, 531 points2. Eli Tomac, 4583. Ken Roczen, 4464. Cooper Webb, 358OTHER KTM7. Marvin Musquin, 2408. Joey Savatgy, 24013. Justin Bogle, 18119. Fredrik Noren, 87 Standings 250MX Class 2021 after 12 of 12 rounds1. Jett Lawrence, 4972. Justin Cooper, 4913. Hunter Lawrence, 381OTHER KTM9. Max Vohland, 236

Road 2 Recovery Prepares to Launch First Phase of Max Matters Mental Health Initiative

Road 2 Recovery Prepares to Launch First Phase
of the Max Matters Mental Health Initiative

ENCINITAS, Calif. (September 11, 2021) Following the introduction of the Max Matters Mental Health Initiative earlier this summer, the Road 2 Recovery Foundation (R2R), in conjunction with MX Sports Pro Racing, is prepared to launch the opening phase of the initiative. Working in collaboration with medical professionals and industry leaders, R2R has spearheaded the efforts to establish programs for support group meetings and a website resource portal, which will both begin in the fall.

The first support group meeting will take place on November 9 and will continue the second Tuesday of every month. The meetings will be conducted anonymously and will last an hour at a time, with attendees provided the option to use online, phone, or chat features. A “Group Break Out” feature will also be available for one-on-one conversations. Every meeting will be mediated by licensed and trained therapists and counselors, with specific topics for each respective session. Meeting topics will be voted on by participants via social media and the R2R website. Notably, meetings will be free for anyone to attend and will allow for individual follow up through a hotline number. Access to the meetings will be available on Road2Recovery.com.

The website resource portal is expected to launch on October 10 through the Max Matters Mental Health Initiative link on Road2Recovery.com. The page will serve as a resource for detailed information on all matters of mental health and will be broken down into detail with direct links for more efficient navigation—Insurance Assistance, Screening, Support Groups, Tools for Support, and more. Additionally, the portal will provide direct access to a vast resource of certified therapists and counselors, with interactive capabilities to detail which mental health professionals are accepting new clients, sorting filters to organize by state and other preferences, as well as a linked list of therapists and counselors that offer low hourly rates for uninsured clients. The web portal will also provide a list of 24-hour hotline numbers that offer mental health assistance through the convenience of a mobile device.

Max Matters was first established by Rick Doughty in October 2020, in conjunction with R2R. After the tragic loss of his son Max to suicide in 2019, Doughty partnered with R2R to create a change in narrative regarding this concerning pattern in our racing community. This past May, R2R announced the creation of an advisory group for the Max Matters Mental Health Initiative consisting of specially qualified professionals, industry leaders, current and past pro riders, and dedicated advocates. This group will continue to organize additional programs and make them available for athletes and the racing community.

Current members of The Max Matters Mental Health Initiative Committee include Rick Doughty, Dr. Reiman and Dr. Bodnar of the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit, MX Sports Pro Racing executives Tim Cotter and Roy Janson, Andrea Leib, Lesley Roberts, Mandie Fonteyn-Albert, and Lori Armistead. Individuals or groups interested in being involved in the committee, or would like to support the initiative, please contact Lori Armistead at Lori@Road2Recovery.com.

For more information on Road 2 Recovery, upcoming events and athlete updates, visit road2recovery.com or click here to make a donation.For information about the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, please visit ProMotocross.com and be sure to follow all of the Pro Motocross social media channels for exclusive content and additional information on the latest news:

Valin déjà champion en Espoir, Brunet s’impose à Villars-sous-Écot

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Results: Carson City Motorsports Hangtown Motocross Classic

Teenager Jett Lawrence Becomes First Australian to Win
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 Class Championship

Championship Runner-Up Cooper Dominates 250 Class for First 1-1 Sweep,
Ferrandis Puts Finishing Touches on Historic 450 Class Championship with Sixth Win

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (September 11, 2021) – The 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, reached its conclusion on Saturday, as the summer campaign ended with American motocross’ oldest event for the 12th and final round, the Carson City Motorsports Hangtown Motocross Classic just outside of Sacramento. While one championship had already been decided in the 450 Class, the 250 Class title remained up for grabs, which put the division into the spotlight on a sunny afternoon in Northern California. When the dust settled on the final two motos of the season, it was 18-year-old Team Honda HRC rider Jett Lawrence who emerged with the Gary Jones Cup as the first ever Australian champion in the smaller displacement.

Lawrence’s championship-winning ride wasn’t without serious drama as Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper did all he could to try and steal the title with his first 1-1 moto sweep and his second win of the 2021 season. In the 450 Class, Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Dylan Ferrandis put the finishing touches on the championship he clinched one week ago with an impressive sixth victory.The 250 Class title came down to Jett Lawrence (18) and Justin Cooper (32).
Photo: Align Media

With the attention focused on the culmination of the title fight in the 250 Class, the division began its first moto with Cooper out front with the MotoSport.com Holeshot ahead of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s RJ Hampshire. As Cooper led, Lawrence was faced with a bit of adversity as he crashed on the opening lap and remounted deep in the field, crossing the line in 23rd place. A couple laps later Lawrence faced even more adversity when a rider crashed in front of him and forced the Australian to stop and briefly get off his bike to keep from tipping over, which caused him to lose a couple more spots.
 
Back up front, Cooper continued to lead the way over Hampshire while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner ran third. A little more than 10 minutes into the moto Forkner was seen pushing his motorcycle off the track, which moved Bar X/Chaparral/ECSTAR Suzuki’s Dylan Schwartz into third. Further back, Lawrence clawed his way into the top 20 and broke into the top 15 before the moto reached its halfway point.
 
Hampshire was able to close in on Cooper and stabilized the margin to just over a second, but Cooper responded with his fastest lap of the moto to open it back to nearly three seconds. Behind them, the battle for third between Schwartz and Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman turned into misfortune for both riders as they made contact and went down. That handed third place to Team Honda HRC’s Hunter Lawrence. The incident also worked to the benefit of Jett Lawrence, who was able to get by both Schwartz and Mosiman to break into the top 10 and slot into ninth with less than five minutes remaining.
 
Cooper stretched out his lead in the closing stages of the moto and went wire to wire for his sixth moto win of the season, crossing the line 3.5 seconds ahead of Hampshire, with Hunter Lawrence in third. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda finished fourth, while Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Max Vohland completed the top five. Jett Lawrence did well to overcome the odds and minimize the damage of his early misfortunes to finish eighth.Justin Cooper captured the first 1-1 sweep of his career, but came up short of the title.
Photo: Align MediaAs the riders lined up on the starting gate one final time in 2021 a total of 11 points separated the title combatants, who lined up side by side. If Cooper were to win, Lawrence would need to finish no worse than seventh. As the field emerged from the first turn to begin the moto it was Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Josh Varize who captured the MotoSport.com Holeshot, followed by AEO Powersports GASGAS rider Ty Masterpool and Cooper, while Lawrence went to work from a start just outside the top five. Adversity then struck Lawrence for a third time as he went down in pursuit of Vohland, which dropped the Honda rider outside the top 10.

Meanwhile, Cooper took matters into his own hands and stormed into the lead just five minutes into the moto, which put the pressure on Lawrence to respond. The Australian was patient and started to gain positions one-by-one, avoiding any additional misfortune.

Back up front, Cooper established a lead of more than five seconds as Forkner moved into second and brought his teammate Shimoda along in third, dropping Varize from the top three. Shimoda then made the pass on Forkner to take over the runner-up spot.

As the moto surpassed the halfway point, Cooper continued to do all he could and remained in firm control of the moto. However, Lawrence continued to move forward. The Honda rider once again found himself in pursuit of Vohland, as both riders made their way around Forkner to take over third and fourth, respectively. Lawrence continued to ride with patience and with mere minutes remaining he caught and passed Vohland to take over third.

Cooper wrapped up the best performance of his career with another dominant moto win, three seconds ahead of Shimoda in second, while Lawrence put forth a championship-winning ride to finish third.Jo Shimoda captured a third runner-up finish.
Photo: Align Media

It signified the first 1-1 outing for Cooper and also marked the first time in his career that he’s won more than one race in a single season. He finished on the overall podium at all 12 rounds and ended the season with the fourth overall victory of his career.
 
“Every weekend on the overall podium is a big accomplishment for me,” said Cooper. “I gave it all I had today and did what I had to do. I’m really proud of that, especially to get my first 1-1. Maybe it was too little, too late, but we worked our butts off and can end the season with our heads held high.”
 
Shimoda wrapped up an impressive close to the season in second (4-2), as the Japanese rider captured three runner-up finishes in the final four rounds. Hampshire rounded out the overall podium in third (2-6).RJ Hampshire rounded out the overall podium in third.
Photo: Align Media

Lawrence’s title-winning effort came on the heels of one of his worst finishes of the season in fifth (8-3), but the podium effort in the final moto allowed him to finish six points ahead of Cooper in the final standings. It marks the first 250 Class championship for Honda since 2013 with Eli Tomac.
 
“It feels so great,” exclaimed Lawrence. “I rode so bad today and Cooper rode awesome. I loved racing him this season because he kept me on my toes. It’s a very special day for me, but I could have never done this without all the support of my family, my team, and so many others who helped me get here.”
 
In addition to the newly crowned champion, the 2021 Marty Smith Rookie of the Year was also named at the end of the day, as Vohland took the prestigious honors on the heels of a career-best fourth-place finish (5-4) at his home track. The second-generation racer finished ninth in the final standings.Lawrence is the first Australian to win the 250 Class title.
Photo: Align Media

The opening 450 Class moto of the afternoon saw Team Honda HRC’s Ken Rozen, Ferrandis, and Red Bull Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb side-by-side coming to the MotoSport.com Holeshot, from which Roczen emerged with the lead. While Roczen asserted his position at the head of the pack, the jockeying for position behind him was exciting as Ferrandis, teammate Christian Craig, Webb, and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac all fought for second and third in the running order.
 
After a couple laps the field settled in, with Roczen, Ferrandis, and Webb occupying the top three spots, while Tomac ran fourth. As the moto approached the halfway point a battle for the lead started to take shape between Roczen and Ferrandis, as Tomac made the pass on Webb to take over third. Ferrandis moved to within striking distance of Roczen and began to look for alternate lines, but the Honda rider fended off the challenge. Tomac was the fastest rider on the track and made big inroads on his deficit to the leaders, only to give it away with a tip over that dropped him back to fourth behind Webb.
 
Out front, the season-long championship rivals from Europe went bar-to-bar for the lead. Ferrandis looked for a way around at various points on the track, but Roczen didn’t waver and was able to inch away. Ferrandis persisted and finally got the upper hand. He made the pass happen with less than 10 minutes left in the moto.
 
Once out front, Ferrandis ran away with the moto and opened up an advantage of more than 10 seconds. He cruised to his eighth moto win of the season, 12 seconds ahead of Roczen at the finish, while Webb followed in a distant third. Tomac finished in fourth, while Craig rounded out the top five.Dylan Ferrandis wrapped up his championship-winning season with a sixth 450 Class win.
Photo: Align Media

The final 450 Class moto of the season began with Webb at the head of the pack with the MotoSport.com Holeshot, but he was quickly passed by Craig. Behind them, both Roczen and Ferrandis were collected in incidents off the start, with Roczen unable to continue as Ferrandis got underway at the tail end of the field.
 
Back up front, Craig asserted himself as the leader while Webb and Tomac gave chase. Further back, Ferrandis was making quick work in his climb through the field and it wasn’t long before he broke into the top 10. As the moto surpassed its opening 10 minutes, Craig was forced to deal with both Webb and Tomac, who were eager to get by. Webb made quick work of his Yamaha counterpart to reclaim the top spot, while Tomac followed through into second shortly thereafter.
 
The battle was on at the head of the pack as the moto reached its halfway point and Tomac made a push to put the pressure on Webb. The distance between the leaders ebbed and flowed as they both took advantage of strong portions of the track, but eventually Tomac’s continued pressure allowed him to make the move and seize control of the moto with a dozen minutes remaining. Webb battled back and looked to keep Tomac honest.
 
With 10 minutes remaining in the moto the battle for the overall saw added intrigue as Ferrandis’ comeback continued with a climb into the top five. Tomac built his lead over Webb to more than four seconds and appeared to have the moto win in hand, while Webb sat comfortably ahead of Craig in third. Ferrandis was still on the charge and made an easy pass for fourth. He then set his sights on his teammate in third and got around Craig with two laps to go to take over third.
 
Tomac ended the season with his third moto win in the last six motos, taking the checkered flag 5.8 seconds ahead of Webb, while Ferrandis completed an improbable comeback to finish third.Eli Tomac just missed out on a third straight overall win.
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Ferrandis’ resilient second moto was the difference maker in the overall standings, as he wrapped up his sixth win of the season on the heels of 1-3 moto scores. Tomac completed his tenure with Kawsaki in the runner-up spot (4-1), while Webb ended the season with a third straight podium finish in third (3-2). A total of three points separated the top three finishers.
 
“I gave it everything I had today with a clear mind (with the championship wrapped up),” said Ferrandis. “I just went out there and rode as hard as I could. That was my plan. I didn’t know that I won. I thought I was too far back to win the overall, especially with a crash on the start, so I didn’t believe it when my team told me I won. It’s been an unreal season and I’m just so proud to do this for my team and everyone that supports me.”
 
With his 12th consecutive podium finish, Ferrandis’ historic season added another layer as he became the ninth rider in history to earn a top-three result in every race of his first full season of premier class competition. In the ongoing pursuit of the runner-up spot in the final standings, Roczen’s DNF in the final moto, combined with Tomac’s win, saw them trade positions as Tomac finished the year in second, with Roczen third.Cooper Webb earned a third-straight overall finish.
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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Carson City Motorsports Hangtown Motocross Classic
Prairie City SVRA – Rancho Cordova, California
September 11, 2021

250 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki (4-2)
  3. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna (2-6)
  4. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM (5-4)
  5. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda (8-3)
  6. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda (3-9)
  7. Dilan Schwartz, Alpine, Calif., Suzuki (10-7)
  8. Joshua Varize, Rialto, Calif., Husqvarna (7-11)
  9. Levi Kitchen, Washougal, Wash., Yamaha (6-12)
  10. Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GASGAS (11-8)

250 Class Championship Standings (Round 12 of 12)

  1. Jett Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 497
  2. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 491
  3. Hunter Lawrence, Australia, Honda – 381
  4. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Husqvarna – 364
  5. Jo Shimoda, Japan, Kawasaki – 340
  6. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 307
  7. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 256
  8. Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., GASGAS – 252
  9. Max Vohland, Sacramento, Calif., KTM – 236
  10. Dilan Schwartz, Alpine, Calif., Suzuki – 209

450 Class Overall Results (Moto Finish)

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha (1-3)
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki (4-1)
  3. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM (3-2)
  4. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha (5-4)
  5. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., Suzuki (7-6)
  6. Max Anstie, England, Suzuki (9-5)
  7. Ryan Surratt, Corona, Calif., Husqvarna (8-8)
  8. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., KTM (10-7)
  9. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda (2-40)
  10. Robbie Wageman, Newhall, Calif., Yamaha (12-9)

450 Class Championship Standings (Round 12 of 12)

  1. Dylan Ferrandis, France, Yamaha – 531
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 458
  3. Ken Roczen, Germany, Honda – 446
  4. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., KTM – 358
  5. Chase Sexton, La Moille, Ill., Honda – 342
  6. Christian Craig, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha – 292
  7. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 240
  8. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM – 240
  9. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., GASGAS – 239
  10. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 232

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MALCOLM STEWART JOINS ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING TEAMFLORIDA NATIVE INKS TWO-YEAR DEAL FOR AMA SUPERCROSS AND MOTOCROSS SERIESThe Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team is pleased to officially announce that Malcolm Stewart has inked a two-year deal to join the team’s 450 efforts in both AMA Supercross World Championship and AMA Pro Motocross racing. The 28-year-old Florida native will pilot the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION for the 2022 and 2023 race seasons, beginning on January 8 with the Anaheim SX season opener. Malcolm Stewart – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team: I’m really excited to have a full indoor/outdoor deal that’s sealed for two years. It’s definitely a great opportunity for me and I think there’s nothing but positive vibes coming from me. I’ve always wanted to ride one of these Husqvarna motorcycles, I’ve seen everybody in the past do very well on it. We’ve been putting in the work this summer. Having a new training program going with Aldon Baker, I know there’s going to be a lot of big changes for me but I’m looking forward to it all. I’ve seen the successes that have happened through The Baker’s Factory and I want to be a part of those people, so I feel that this is a good opportunity for me in these next two years to go out there and do the best that I can.” Fresh off his best-career Supercross season with sixth overall in 2021, the 2016 250SX East Champion earned his first 450SX podium at the penultimate round in Salt Lake City before finishing the year out strong with a top-five result. Now, with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team behind him, Stewart looks to keep the momentum rolling as he prepares to attack both Supercross and Motocross for the first time since 2014. Stewart added, “It’s been a while since I’ve done the outdoors but I feel like racing is racing – anytime the gate drops there’s no negative vibes and it’s always going to be a positive. You live and you learn something from it, so let’s just get ready because that #27 is going to be out there!”Stephen Westfall – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: We are pleased to announce the addition of Malcolm to the team for the next two years. He’s always been a joy to watch riding Supercross and now we get to see it first-hand every day. It’s going to be a fun couple years with him around.” For more information on the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team and its athletes, visit www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com.

BETA SDMCORSE MX TEAM – PRESS RELEASE n. 18

Beta SDMCorse Mx Team
MXGP of Afyon World Championship

MXGP of Afyon World Championship

 

Jeremy Van Horebeek and the Beta SDM Corse Team have made use of the information gathered in the first Turkish race and the improvements can be seen, in timed practice Jeremy gets a good 14th time which bodes well for the two races.

 

At the start of race 1 Jeremy is involved in a crash at the start that saw him restart very late in last position, the strong Belgian driver tried to recover as many positions as possible but was unable to go beyond the 20th final position.

 

In race 2 Van Horebeek is a thunderbolt as the gate falls and at the first corner he passes in ninth position, unfortunately during the first lap an opponent falls in front of him and Jeremy is unable to avoid him losing a lot of positions. Trying to recover the lost ground Van Horebeek seemed to be able to return to the group of the best but a technical problem forced him to retire.

 

Next appointment with the MXGP next September 19th in Riola Sardo in Sardinia.

 

Fabio Tognella Team Manager comments on the race as follows: « Race not very positive for this second round in Turkey, in qualifying we managed to make a step compared to Sunday with a good 14th time where Jeremy was confident of being able to do well in the two heats. Race 1 a crash at the start saw him restart last Jeremy had to work hard to get back into the group and he finished 20th, in the second heat we worked to try to put him in a position to make a good start and in fact at the first corner he was in the top ten it’s a pity that an opponent crashed in front of him and he couldn’t avoid it, after the first laps where he was recovering but an electrical problem forced him to retire, when we return to Italy we will try to understand better what the problem was. We are sorry because we could have done well, now we are preparing for the next Riola Sardo race. »

MXGP of Afyon World Championship

Campionato del Mondo MXGP of Afyon

 

Seconda gara consecutiva in Turchia, la pista di Afyon si presenta con alcuni cambiamenti al tracciato per renderla più selettiva.

 

Jeremy Van Horebeek e il Team Beta SDM Corse hanno fatto tesoro delle informazioni raccolte nella prima gara Turca e i miglioramenti si vedono, nelle prove cronometrate Jeremy ottiene un buon 14° tempo che fa ben sperare per le due gare.

Al via di gara 1 Jeremy è coinvolto in una caduta in partenza che lo ha visto ripartire molto attardato in ultima posizione, il forte pilota belga ha cercato di recuperare più posizioni possibile ma non è riuscito ad andare oltre la 20° posizione finale.

 

In gara 2 Van Horebeek è un fulmine all’abbassarsi del cancello e alla prima curva transita in nona posizione, purtroppo nel corso del primo giro un avversario gli cade davanti e Jeremy non riesce ad evitarlo perdendo molto posizioni. Cercando di recuperare il terreno perso Van Horebeek sembrava poter tornare nel gruppo dei migliori ma un problema tecnico lo ha costretto al ritiro.

 

Prossimo appuntamento con la MXGP il prossimo 19 Settembre a Riola Sardo in Sardegna.

 

Fabio Tognella Team Manager commenta così la gara: « Gara non molto positiva per questo second0 appuntamento in Turchia, nelle qualifiche siamo riusciti a fare uno step rispetto a domenica con un buon 14° tempo dove Jeremy era fiducioso di poter far bene nelle due manche. Gara 1 una caduta in partenza lo ha visto ripartire ultimo Jeremy ha dovuto impegnarsi per rientrare nel gruppo e ha chiuso 20°, nella seconda manche abbiamo lavorato per cercare di metterlo in condizioni di fare una buona partenza e infatti alla prima curva era in top ten peccato che un avversario gli è caduto davanti e lui non ha potuto evitarlo, dopo i primi giri dove stava recuperando ma un problema elettrico lo ha costretto al ritiro, al rientro in Italia cercheremo di capire meglio quale sia stato il problema. Siamo dispiaciuti perché si poteva far bene, adesso ci prepariamo per la prossima gara di Riola Sardo.”

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