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CAIROLI & GUADAGNINI CELEBRATE 2021 MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS HOME SUCCESS Motocross of Nations 2021, Mantova, (ITA)

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing starred at the 74th Motocross of Nations in Italy as Tony Cairoli and Mattia Guadagnini celebrated victory for their country on home turf, Jeffrey Herlings dominated two of the three races at Mantova for the Dutch and Rene Hofer claimed the top spot in the MX2 class riding for Austria.

– Cairoli and Guadagnini help Team Italy to a first triumph in 19 years- Herlings aces the Open class as Team Netherlands finish 2nd- Rene Hofer wins the MX2 category as Red Bull KTM go 1-2 with Guadagnini 2nd- Tom Vialle 2nd in the first race but a DNF forces him out of his second outing The Motocross of Nations’ traditional September slot meant that the third running of the annual competition in Italy since 2009 fell midway through the delayed 2021 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship (Jorge Prado was one rider that elected not to take part). Even though the event was not the usual end-of-season finale, a decent crowd braved overcast and showery/stormy conditions at Mantova and to watch 33 countries battle for the Chamberlain Trophy. 

Tony Cairoli added Motocross of Nations victory to his glittering career record thanks to 7th position overall in the MXGP class. Cairoli, who had seen ‘MXoN’ and Grand Prix promoters Infront Motor Racing and the FIM formally ‘retire’ his #222 number before the races, was a first corner faller in the opening moto but rode back to 21st. The Italian was still sore after his heavy practice crash the previous Sunday at the Grand Prix of Sardinia but took 2nd place in the final moto to give Italy the precious points they needed.

Mattia Guadagnini was also riding for the blue jersey and used his KTM 250 SX-F to go 5-6 and be runner-up in MX2. The MXoN debutant was the second of five KTMs in the final MX2 top six. 

Jeffrey Herlings controlled the second moto from start to finish, winning by almost 50 seconds. The Dutchman then repeated his dominance by an even bigger margin in the third moto. The results gave the current MXGP championship leader his first 1-1 at the Nations (and since his first appearance for the Dutch in 2009) and helped the team secure silver medals although the difference was only 1 point from the Italians at the end of the day

Rene Hofer was the top rider for Team Austria and the overall victor in MX2 for what was his second attempt at the MXoN. The 19-year-old finished 8th against the 450s in the first moto. He then performed admirably in a far wetter second race to take 3rd behind Herlings and Valentin Guillod. His 8-3 scorecard enabled him to own the MX2 trophy on the day as Austria classified 9th in the final ranking. MX2 World Champion Tom Vialle rode superbly to push Thomas Kjer Olsen all the way to the flag in the first moto. The Frenchman unfortunately had to retire early in the second race with a technical problem. Team France were 5th as Vialle posted a 2-38. KTM rider Liam Everts made his Motocross of Nations debut for Team Belgium and walked away with the Ricky Carmichael Award as the best youngster on the day and 4th overall in MX2. Red Bull KTM will now switch back into MXGP mode and will approach the hard-pack of Teutschenthal for the Grand Prix of Germany next weekend. Tony Cairoli: “This was the one missing in my career and I’m really happy to get it. For sure it was a bit risky to come here and ride after last week’s crash. I didn’t feel 100%. On the dry track I could handle it better but on the wet track I was really struggling. The first moto crash didn’t help and I didn’t have the best feeling. I knew I needed just one decent moto and start and managed to do that. The other two guys did an amazing job, especially Mattia for his first time.” Mattia Guadagnini:“The first time for me and I’m so happy! I did my best but made some mistakes and threw away a few points, My teammates did so well and we made it. This is really special for me and I want to thank everybody for the support and the belief in me.”Jeffrey Herlings:“I did what I could today and going 1-1 was the maximum. The team did all they could, and we had some bad luck. Since 2016 we have been on the box at every Nations and you cannot always win. Sometimes you have to lose to get better. I super-proud of Team Netherlands and also my results; I’ve never been 1-1 at this event before so it is good to add that to the collection. I’m looking forward to the German GP now.” Rene Hofer:“It was a really great day for me. Coming as an underdog team meant there was not much pressure. It’s an achievement that I can certainly check-off for my career and it was also great for Team Austria because 9th overall meant our first top ten for a long time. I hope – and I will try – to ride like that in the last GPs and aim for my first podium finish.”Tom Vialle:“I was really happy about my first race. I had a great start and I should have won it. I was faster than Thomas Olsen but had to do the last three laps without any goggles. I was happy with the result but also a bit frustrated. In the second moto we had an issue and stopped after two laps. I won the qualification race on Saturday and was 2nd against the 450s so most of the weekend was pretty good. It wasn’t a bad day for Team France. At the moment I feel great on the bike and my speed is really high. I just had some bad luck. I will train a bit more this week and then be ready for Teutschenthal.” Final Motocross of Nations Teams Ranking 1. Team Italy(Cairoli, Guadagnini, Lupino)37 points2. Team Netherlands(Coldenhoff, Van de Moosdijk, Herlings)383. Team GBR (Watson, Mewse, Simpson) 394. Team Russia (Bobryshev, Brylyakov, Petrashin) 445. Team France (Paturel, Vialle, Boisrame) 509. Team Austria (Stauffer, Hofer, Sandner) 88

La France cinquième au Motocross des Nations !Perturbée par la pluie qui n’a cessé de tomber tout au long de la journée de ce dimanche 26 septembre, la 74ème édition du Motocross des Nations a vu l’Italie s’imposer sur ses terres à Mantova. En présence du Président de la Fédération Française de Motocyclisme, Sébastien Poirier, venu soutenir les Bleus, l’Equipe de France avait pris la tête de l’épreuve après la première des trois manches mais elle termine finalement cinquième après avoir connu quelques misères en seconde manche. Comme lors des trois dernières éditions de l’épreuve, la météo a perturbé cette édition 2021. Les conditions de course étaient encore correctes quand fut donné le départ de la première manche, qui vit Tom Vialle réaliser un exploit en se classant second avec sa 250 face aux pilotes 450. Benoit Paturel prenait lui une bonne neuvième place. La seconde manche fut d’un autre tonneau. Tom a été très vite contraint à l’abandon en raison d’un problème technique alors que Mathys Boisramé se faisait percuter par un autre pilote et ne pouvait faire mieux que dix-neuvième. L’ultime manche du jour disputée sur une piste très boueuse allait apporter plus de satisfactions avec une neuvième place pour Mathys et une onzième pour Benoit, permettant à l’équipe de remonter à la cinquième place finale de l’épreuve.

Présent aux côtés des Bleus tout au long du week-end, le Président Sébastien Poirier se félicitait du comportement de l’équipe engagée en Italie : « On sait qu’au Motocross des Nations, il y a toujours une part de chance ou de malchance, selon les années. Nos pilotes ont fait une superbe première manche. Nous étions bien partis mais la seconde manche nous a été fatale ; on a utilisé nos deux jokers d’un coup, si bien que même avec un bon résultat en troisième manche le podium nous échappe. Je suis très content de l’état d’esprit de cette jeune et belle équipe qui a travaillé ensemble toute la semaine. Le résultat n’est pas là mais la cohésion y était, les équipes en place ont bien travaillé. On avait raison d’être présents à cette édition, la magie du Motocross des Nations était bien là et on a vécu de très belles émotions sur cette épreuve qui reste unique. »

Entraineur National, Pascal Finot se projetait lui sur la prochaine édition du MXDN, qui se disputera l’an prochain à Red Bud aux Etats-Unis : « On a fait un bon samedi, une bonne première manche, mais il faut oublier la seconde. Ce n’est pas facile quand on perd notre meilleur élément. Même si en troisième manche Benoit et Mathys ont tout donné, cela ne suffisait pas. Les conditions étaient difficiles mais c’était pareil pour tout le monde ; je suis surtout déçu pour l’équipe, qui méritait le podium par rapport à ce qu’elle a donné toute la semaine et samedi. C’est les Nations, rendez-vous à Red Bud l’an prochain puis à Ernée en 2023. »

Top 5 – Classement final Motocross des Nations : 
1 – Italie : 37 points
2 – Pays-Bas : 38 points
3 – Grande-Bretagne : 39 points
4 – MFR : 44 points
5 – France : 50 points  

Petit Celebrates YZ125 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale Victory at MXoN

The final day of the hugely successful 2021 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale saw Frenchman Adrien Petit storm to victory in the YZ125 category after a mammoth charge through the pack and a hard-fought battle with Spaniard Victor Puig.

With less than 2-seconds separating the top-five lap times in qualifying, the highly anticipated main event lived up to all expectations.

In timed practice yesterday, Spanish sensation Victor Puig went pole just 300ths of a second faster than Frenchman Adrien Petit, who finished the session in second position. Making up the top five, Norwegian Elias Auclair rounded out the top three and was closely followed by Sweden’s Hugo Forsgren and fellow countryman Adrian Bolviken.

When the gates fell for the YZ125 Cup Superfinale, Puig rocketed out of the gate and took the holeshot ahead of a hard-charging Forsgren. As Puig controlled the race upfront, an exciting battle for second ensued after a fit, fast and flashy Petit carved his way through the pack. On lap 6, Petit set the fastest lap of the race and blitzed past Forsgren with ease.

After reeling in the leader, on lap 9, Petit was able to launch his YZ125 into the lead. Puig tried to respond but was unlucky in lapped traffic. 

At the checkered flag, it was Petit who won by 3.4 seconds over Puig.

Finishing 34-seconds further adrift, Forsgren remained unchallenged in third, while Elias Auclair won a race-long fight for fourth after edging Italian Maurizio Scollo, who finished fifth.

Following the results of the YZ125 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cups, the top three finishers, Petit, Puig and Forsgren, have earned an invite to the bLU cRU Masterclass that will take place in November in Spain. Joining them will be two wild cards that will be carefully selected later this week.

The Masterclass is an event specifically designed to give young riders from road and off-road backgrounds a taste of what the racing world can throw at them as well as being a place to receive expert tuition and advice from Yamaha Racing’s bLU cRU ambassadors. At the end of the event, which takes place over three days, one YZ125 rider will win a place on a Yamaha backed EMX125 team where they will receive support to contest the EMX125 Championship in 2022, while the YZ65 and YZ85 riders will win added support from Yamaha Motor Europe for the next season.

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#222 TO BE ‘RETIRED’ FROM MXGP COMPETITION IN HONOR OF TONY CAIROLI’S OUTSTANDING CAREERMXGP 2021

Long-term FIM Motocross World Championship promoters Infront Motor Racing, together with the FIM, have decided to retire the #222 in honor of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tony Cairoli who will draw the curtain on a glorious 18-year career at the season-ending Grand Prix of Cittá de Mantova at Mantova on November 10th.

The recently turned 36-year-old announced his transition away from full-time MXGP racing into a new role with the KTM family at a special event in Rome on September 14, 2021. Cairoli, who started his Grand Prix career in 2004 and claimed nine world championships – two in MX2 and seven in the MXGP premier class – is statistically amongst the most successful athletes in the history of the sport. He currently has 93 GP overall victories and celebrated six of his crowns with KTM machinery. Cairoli was the dominant MXGP figure of the ‘10s and he ruled the division between 2009 and 2014 and then triumphed again in 2017. He remains in the running for the 2021 title for what could be his 15th top-three classification in a championship campaign. 

Infront Motor Racing officially retired the #222 – which Cairoli has worn consistently since 2007 – at the FIM Motocross of Nations and during a surprise ceremony as a special tribute to Tony’s astounding career. No other racer than Tony Cairoli will be able to race the #222 in MXGP competition in the future.

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsport Director: “We’ve had the privilege to be part of Tony’s story since 2010. We know how much we value him as a person and as one of the best riders the sport has seen, and it special that the rest of MXGP feel the same way with this retirement of his number. #222 belongs to Tony. He owned MXGP for a time when he changed the game and brought so much dominance to the championship. He raised it to a new level for riders while also showing a passion for racing that allowed him to have such a long and amazing career. Thanks to Infront Motor Racing and to the FIM for making this gesture. It’s not often a remarkable athlete like Tony comes along.”Giuseppe Luongo, President of Infront Motor Racing: “Antonio has made a big contribution to the history of MXGP, not only with his numerous titles but also with his behavior, with his respect and with his fairness. He is an example for all young riders. We will miss Antonio on the race track but hopefully we will not miss him in our world where he will continue to offer his experience and knowledge to the next generations. Antonio, thank you for all you have offered and you continue to offer to motocross.”

Riganti & Kubulins Reign Supreme at YZ65 & YZ85 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale at MXoN

The 2021 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale is off to an exciting start at the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Mantova, Italy, with podium medals awarded in the YZ65 and YZ85 categories, as the YZ125 class riders qualify for their Superfinale showdown tomorrow. 

Sadly, today’s racing in Mantova was overshadowed by the news that Dean Berta Viñales succumbed to injuries sustained in the Supersport 300 race at Jerez and passed away. Everyone in the Yamaha bLU cRU paddock extends their heartfelt condolences to Dean’s family, loved ones and team.

More than 101 YZ65, YZ85 and YZ125 riders have traveled from 22 countries to attend the 2021 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale in Mantova today. 

Designed to prepare youngsters for elite-level competition and talent growth, the Superfinale offers YZ riders their first life experience inside the paddock they ultimately aim to race in. 

Having qualified for the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale through the results of their national series’, all the young YZ racing stars were eager to get out on track and put their skills to the test this morning. 

The day started with each category having a 10-minute practice session followed by 15 minutes of timed practice. The results of the timed practice session determined the order in which the riders would go to the gate.

In the YZ65 class, Edoardo Riganti was the rider to beat. After qualifying more than 2.5 seconds faster than any other rider, the young Italian was unstoppable as he took a massive holeshot and fearlessly attacked the Mantova circuit on his way to a convincing race victory. The little rocket ship was followed by the second-fastest qualifier, Bulgarian Dani Tsankov, who remained unchallenged in second position from start to finish.

Proving he also has what it takes, Riganti’s younger brother Pietro made it a fairy-tale experience for the Riganti family and all the Italian fans by defending third position from a hard-charging Dane, Storm Maymann.

A further 8-seconds adrift, a little French rider named Tylan Lagain put in an awe-inspiring ride to round out the top-five. 

In the YZ85 category, poleman Noe Zumstein took the holeshot ahead of the 2019 YZ65 FIM Europe Cup Superfinale winner Jekabs Kubulins. 

As a YZ65 bLU cRU Cup graduate, Kubulins went on to show just how successful the bLU cRU program is. The young Latvian pressured the early race leader, Zumstein, and patiently waited for the prime time to pass. On lap-5, he made a perfect pass for the lead and inched away from the chasers to win by 5-seconds. 

After dropping back to second position, Zumstein’s race was not over. The Swiss rider came under pressure from speedy talents Frederik Rahn Stampe and Davide Zanone. A three-way battle ensued and the race for second position went right down to the wire. 

At the checkered flag, Danish star on the rise Rahn Stampe edged Zumstein back to third in the final throws, while home-soil hero Zanone had to settle for fourth after a thrilling last-lap challenge for the podium. 

Making up the top five was a smooth and consistent Belgian, Emile De Baere. 

 With less than 2-seconds separating the top-five lap times in the YZ125 class, the main event that will take place at 09:20 (CET) tomorrow is expected to be a thriller. Going to the gate first as the fastest qualifier, Spanish sensation Victor Puig qualified 300ths of a second faster than Frenchman Adrien Petit. 1.5 seconds off the pace, Norwegian Elias Auclair rounded out the top three and was closely followed by Swede Hugo Forsgren and fellow countryman Adrian Bolviken.

In each of the YZ bLU cRU YZ FIM Europe Cup categories, the top-three finishers and two wild cards will receive an invite to the bLU cRU Masterclass that will take place in November in Spain. The Masterclass is an event specifically designed to give young riders, from road and off-road backgrounds, a taste of what the racing world can throw at them as well as being a place to receive expert tuition and advice from Yamaha Racing’s bLU cRU ambassadors. At the end of the event, which takes place over three days, one YZ125 rider will win a place on a Yamaha backed EMX125 team where they will receive support to contest the EMX125 Championship in 2022, while the YZ65 and YZ85 riders will win added support from Yamaha Motor Europe for the next season.

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Sur la route des Bleus au Motocross des Nations :  Épisode 2 L’Épisode #2 de notre web-série sur la Route des Bleus vous embarque au coeur de l’Équipe de France lors de la journée du vendredi 24 septembre à Mantova (Italie). Mathys Boisramé, Tom Vialle et Benoit Paturel ont pris leur quartiers au sein de la structure France avant d’enchaîner sur la conférence de presse, une session moto et la traditionnelle cérémonie de présentation des Équipes au public. Rien ne vous échappera ou presque ! 

Les Bleus prêts pour le Motocross des Nations !Mantova (Italie) accueille ce week-end la 74ème édition du Motocross des Nations, la plus ancienne des compétitions de la Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme. Ayant remporté à six reprises (2001, 2014 à 2018 inclus) le fameux Trophée Chamberlain remis à l’équipe victorieuse de l’épreuve, la délégation tricolore composée de Benoit Paturel, Tom Vialle et Mathys Boisramé s’est retrouvée en début de semaine pour fédérer les troupes et préparer l’épreuve.Absente du calendrier l’an passé, le Motocross des Nations fait son retour dans un calendrier toujours perturbé par le Covid, puisqu’il reste huit épreuves du Championnat du Monde à disputer. Habituellement, le MXDN conclut la saison ! Trente-trois équipes ont finalement fait le déplacement en Lombardie, sur le circuit de Mantova, cadre régulier des Grands Prix.  « Cela fait plaisir de revenir sur le Motocross des Nations après une année d’absence en 2020, avec une nouvelle équipe puisque si Benoit a participé une fois à l’épreuve Tom et Mathys la découvrent. C’est une bonne expérience pour tout le monde, on part sur une démarche très positive. Nous avons passé plusieurs années avec des pilotes qui avaient une bonne expérience du MXDN, il y avait une sorte de routine et là il y a une nouvelle approche, plus pédagogique, pour qu’ils s’intègrent progressivement à l’atmosphère de la compétition qui est différente de celle des Grands Prix. La cohésion au sein de l’équipe s’est mise en place au fil des jours, il a fallu trouver le juste milieu sans trop perturber les habitudes des pilotes tout en créant et animant cet esprit de groupe qui est une des particularités et un des facteurs de performancede l’Équipe de France, » analyse Caroline Castillo, Directrice Technique Nationale au sein de la Fédération Française de Motocyclisme.

Membre de l’équipe victorieuse en 2016, Benoit Paturel fait son retour en Equipe de France où il s’alignera en catégorie MXGP au guidon d’une 450cm3 du team Honda France SR Motoblouz. « Super heureux de revenir en Équipe de France ! Tom comme Mathys n’ont jamais disputé l’épreuve mais la semaine passée ensemble nous a permis de bien préparer cette course si différente des Grands Prix. L’objectif est bien sûr de performer pour aller chercher un podium. » reconnaît Benoit qui a connu les joies de la victoire à Maggiora, en Italie déjà.

Disputant le Mondial MX2 cette année, Mathys Boisramé sera aligné dans la catégorie Open au guidon d’une 450 Kawasaki du team F&H, dans la mesure où il roulera en 450 l’an prochain. « Je suis très content de courir le MX des Nations avec l’Équipe de France. Je peux dire que je n’ai jamais été aussi motivé ! Un rêve devenu réalité avec cette sélection. J’ai travaillé dur depuis que je suis gamin pour atteindre le haut niveau et être sélectionné pour le MXDN ce qui est très important pour moi. Nous sommes avec mes équipiers en Italie depuis lundi, nous partageons beaucoup de temps ensemble et avons eu l’occasion de rouler mercredi. J’ai travaillé sur les réglages de la moto et je me sens à l’aise sur une 450, j’ai un très bon feeling avec cette moto. » confie le Breton qui en changeant de cylindrée a retrouvé une nouvelle motivation.

Champion du Monde MX2 en titre, vainqueur des trois derniers GP disputés à ce jour, Tom Vialle est sans aucun doute un atout majeur des Bleus. « C’est super cette première expérience des Nations. Impatient que l’action commence ! Les maillots, le casque, la moto tout brille, tout est beau, c’est sympa ! La piste du MXDN a changé au niveau de plusieurs sections. Je le trouve plus technique ce qui est bien pour les pilotes 250. » conclut l’officiel KTM Red Bull.

Samedi les pilotes disputeront une manche qualificative, chacun dans leur catégorie, le classement combiné permettant de qualifier vingt équipes – trente-trois sont présentes –  et de déterminer l’ordre d’entrée en grille pour les courses de dimanche. Rappelons que chaque pilote disputera deux courses et qu’en fin de journée les cinq meilleurs résultats seront retenus pour le classement final. 

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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES EXCITED FOR ROUND ONE OF THE EUROPEAN JUNIOR E-MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPTHE START GATES ARE READY TO DROP AT THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED JUNIOR E-MOTOCROSS SEASON OPENER AT THE MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS

As a partner in the all-new European Junior E-Motocross Series alongside InFront Moto Racing, Husqvarna Motorcycles is looking forward to the opening round of the series, which takes place this weekend at one of the biggest events on the offroad calendar – the Motocross of Nations. With a full line-up of young racers competing on e-powered motorcycles, many of whom riding the pioneering Husqvarna Motorcycles EE 5 machine, the stage is set for an electrifying series opener.

Husqvarna Motorcycles is fully behind the European Junior E-Motocross Series. Offering talented young riders the chance to compete at the same events as their MXGP heroes, competitors will not only race on the same circuit, but they will also enjoy an exclusive place inside the international paddock among the world championship and national teams.

With the first round of the European Junior E-Motocross Series taking place at the most prestigious motocross event in the world, e-powered motorsport and the capabilities of e-technology will be showcased to a truly global audience. With a full gate of future motocross champions signing up to compete, should the overall series winner be mounted on an EE 5, their championship prize will be an offroad model of their choice from the Husqvarna Motorcycles range.

Following the season opener this weekend in Italy, the remaining four rounds take place alongside the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship with races in Germany, France, and Spain. Upon conclusion of the series, all riders who compete in all five events will be invited to attend a three-day training camp with Husqvarna Motorcycles/Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing.

The opening round of the European Junior E-Motocross Series takes place this weekend in Mantova, Italy, with the winner crowned at round five in Spain on October 17.

All results from round one of the European Junior E-Motocross Series can be found here: https://results.mxgp.com/mxgp/livestandings.aspx

Federico Valentini – Head of Husqvarna Motorcycles Global Marketing:“It’s been months of hard work and planning to create the European Junior E-Motocross Series together with InFront Moto Racing, and now that round one is finally here, it’s a really exciting moment. We can’t wait to see 40 potential superstars of our sport blast off the start this weekend on their e-powered machines. Racing at such a prestigious event will be something that they will remember forever. There are many riders competing on our exciting EE 5 model, so for Husqvarna Motorcycles, as a partner of the European Junior E-Motocross Series, it’s a huge step forward for us and e-powered motorsport in general. And this is just the beginning of the journey.”

Calendar – 2021 Europe Junior E-Motocross Championship

Round 1: 26 Sep, Motocross of Nations, Italy – Mantova
Round 2: 3 Oct, MXGP of Germany – Teutschenthal
Round 3: 10 Oct, MXGP of France – Lacapelle Marival
Round 4: 16 Oct, MXGP of Spain – Arroyomolinos
Round 5: 17 Oct, MXGP of Spain – Arroyomolinos

More information can be found at www.junioremotocross.com

WEB-SÉRIE A Paris, le 24 septembre 2021Sur la route des Bleus au Motocross des Nations :
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Plongez au cœur de l’Équipe de France de Motocross avec le premier épisode de notre web-série Sur la Route des Bleus. Notre caméra n’a pas lâché Tom Vialle, Mathys Boisramé et Benoit Paturel lors de leur entraînement de mercredi sur le circuit de Cremona (Italie). Cela ne fait aucun doute, les Bleus sont prêts à en découdre pour cette 74ème édition du Motocross des Nations à Mantova.

Suivez toute l’actualité des Bleus sur la page Facebook officielle de l’Équipe de France.

101 of Europe’s Most Promising YZ Riders are Set to Race the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale at Prestigious Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Mantova

After an action-packed season of national level racing, 101 of Europe’s top performing YZ 125cc, 85cc and 65cc riders are about to embark on the biggest race of their budding careers. Coming from 22 different nations, the promising young riders that have made the cut are heading straight for the 2021 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale which will take place this weekend at the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in Mantova, Italy.

This year marks the fifth edition of the YZ125 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup, and second edition of the YZ85 and YZ65 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cups, after the 2020 edition was regrettably cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. After a years’ hiatus, the greatly anticipated SuperFinale in Mantova this weekend will see 30 YZ125 riders, 33 YZ85 riders and 38 YZ65 riders race for an invite to the bLU cRU Masterclass that is expected to place in Spain in November. The official date and location is still to be confirmed.

At the SuperFinale, the top three finishers and two promising wildcard riders from each class will move on to take part in a unique Yamaha bLU cRU Masterclass. 

At the Masterclass, one promising rider will win the ultimate prize where he or she will be picked to receive support in their quests to contest the European Championship. For the winner of the YZ125 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup, he or she will join a Yamaha supported EMX125 team, while the EMX85 and EMX65 riders will receive added support from Yamaha Motor Europe for their 2022 seasons.

The YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale is all about giving talented youngsters an opportunity to take a small step towards an eventual career in Grand Prix racing. It is designed to work as a bridge between national and international level racing by offering kids a chance to race alongside their heroes at the biggest and most watched event of the season. This years’ YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup SuperFinale will be free to view LIVE on www.MXGP-TV.com. The YZ65 and YZ85 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Superfinale’s will take place on Saturday 25th September, while the YZ125 Superfinale will take place on Sunday 26th. 

It was back to Europe for the DRT squad after the double-header at Turkey, to the island of Sardinia, for round 10 of the MXGP World Championship. After a few races with teammate Courtney Duncan (competing in the WMX class) it was down to just Wilson Todd to fly the DRT flag this weekend. Todd managed to get his third consecutive top 10 finish and claim one position closer to the overall top 10, moving into 11th overall with 176 points. A good start in the first race allowed the Australian to keep in the mix with the front guys, eventually finishing in 7th. It was a similar display of skill in race two as Todd put his KX250 through its paces in the top 5, but a collision with another rider would hamper any hopes of a career-best finish as he was able to claw back to 15th, after dropping back to 16th. These scores combined would give another 10th position for the number « 20 ».

A small break now as the team had back to the UK base, ready for the next stint starting with Germany on October 3rd.
Wilson Todd
Qualifying – 11
Race 1 – 7
Race 2 – 15
Overall – 10Steve Dixon – Manager For our team, this was a difficult GP, logistically. Because Turkey was on the red list, we weren’t able to go back to the UK and Wilson nor Courtney were able to ride. Once the truck arrived in Sardinia they were able to get a day’s practice on Friday. This wasn’t ideal for them, but a by-product of the current COVID rules. I was really impressed with how Wilson rode in the sand, especially as he hasn’t ridden sand since Lommel. We made sure the bike was able to handle the heat and the deep conditions, and the base of the KX250 has come on so much for ’21 compared to previous years, it’s an amazing bike to be working with. In the second race, Wilson was potentially looking at a podium, but a small collision put him too far back to come back enough. Perhaps if he had been able to ride his hands wouldn’t have blistered and he could have charged on. We’re happy and ready to head to Germany in a few weeks. »Wilson Todd“I didn’t have the best gate-pick but I got out of the gate good and came round the first corner well so I was up near the front at the start of both motos. I stayed up there the first one, but around about lap three of the second race I came together with another rider, went over a berm and put myself on my head. It was hot and the track was rough, so I guess it was hard work for everybody today. “ClWMX Championship Standings
1st Courtney Duncan – 176
MX2 Championship Standings

11th Wilson Todd – 173 points
30th Taylor Hammal – 10 points

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Press release Fin de saison pour Ivo Monticelli
Contraint de renoncer au MXGP de Turquie en raison d’une blessure à l’épaule, Ivo Monticelli va devoir subir une opération cette semaine ; le pilote du Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team ne pourra pas reprendre la compétition cette année.

Premier pilote Italien à rejoindre l’équipe, Ivo a joué un rôle majeur tout au long de l’hiver aux côtés de Romain Febvre dans la mesure ou les deux équipiers se sont investis pleinement dans le testing et le développement de la KX450-SR. Avec son caractère joyeux Ivo fut l’équipier parfait pour Romain, tous deux passant beaucoup de temps ensemble dans une bonne ambiance. En République Tchèque Ivo confirma son potentiel avec un top cinq, mais lors de l’épreuve suivante en Belgique il se déboita l’épaule et du déclarer forfait pour cette course. De retour en piste pour les épreuves suivantes il connut de nouveaux soucis avec son épaule et dut renoncer au GP de Turquie quand son épaule se déboita de nouveau ; les examens passés depuis en Italie ont conclu que l’opération était inévitable.

Ivo Monticelli : « De retour en Italie j’ai subi plusieurs examens médicaux, et le Docteur Porcellini va m’opérer ce mercredi. Il n’y avait pas d’autre solution pour mon épaule, et malheureusement la saison est terminée pour moi puisqu’il va falloir patienter entre deux et trois mois avant de remonter sur une moto, et les championnats seront alors terminés. Je voudrais remercier de son soutien toute l’équipe du Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team ; ils m’ont donné le meilleur soutien que je pouvais espérer cette saison, et je souhaite bonne chance à Romain dans la course au titre mondial. »

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Dixième titre mondial pour l’Équipe de France au Supermoto des Nations ! Jusqu’au bout du suspense, l’Équipe de France Sénior ajoute un 10ème titre mondial à son palmarès ce dimanche 19 septembre au Circuit Carole (93). En présence de Sébastien Poirier, Président de la Fédération Française de Motocyclisme, les Bleus décrochent l’or après une course finale sous haute tension devant l’Italie et l’Équipe de France Junior.

Dixième titre mondial pour l’Équipe de France Sénior
Thomas Chareyre, Sylvain Bidart et Germain Vincenot-Marchal n’ont pas ménagé leurs efforts sur le circuit de Tremblay-en-France, organisateur de cette compétition internationale par équipe en 2017 et 2019. Hégémonique lors de ces deux éditions, tous les voyants étaient au vert pour une Équipe de France Sénior déjà dominatrice lors des courses qualificatives du samedi. Seulement voilà, en sport mécanique, rien n’est jamais acquis par avance et les Bleus ont connu leur lot de rebondissements. Pour son baptême du feu dans la compétition, Germain Vincenot-Marchal s’est fait peur dans sa première course. Parti second derrière l’Italien Diego Monticelli, en bagarre pour  la victoire, le Français part à la faute dans une partie terre du circuit. Le frein endommagé, le tricolore franchit la ligne d’arrivée en 14ème position. Un score qui fera office de résultat Joker pour la France. Dans le deuxième débat, Germain a parfaitement redressé la barre en se hissant à la deuxième place après une course d’anthologie face, une nouvelle fois, à l’Italien Monticelli qui profite d’une petite chute du tricolore pour s’imposer. Pilier de cette Équipe de France, Sylvain Bidart n’a pas connu la réussite escomptée dans sa première manche. Auteur d’une remontée canon jusqu’à la 3ème place, le Français est stoppé dans sa progression par un problème de frein avant qui le voit dégringoler à la 8ème place finale. Pour sa dernière course, le pilote déjà victorieux avec les Bleus à 4 reprises se hisse à une belle 3ème place. Quant au capitaine de l’Équipe Thomas Chareyre, c’est un sans-faute. Le pilote à la plaque rouge flanquée du numéro 1 fait honneur à son statut de légende de la discipline. Il remporte ses deux courses avec maestria. Sa dernière manche reste dans les annales lorsqu’il passe le transalpin Elia Sammartin dans le tout dernier virage devant un public en liesse. La France décroche donc un 10ème titre mondial au Supermoto des Nations, dont 7 victoires consécutives, en 15 éditions devant 12 autres nations au départ.

Une Équipe de France Junior exceptionnelle à domicile
Déjà sur le podium aux côtés des pilotes Sénior en 2019, les « Bleuets » n’ont fait aucun complexe face aux autres nations plus expérimentées. Ils se hissent à la 3ème place du classement final confirmant la qualité du vivier français dans la discipline à l’image de Steve Bonnal (6/5), 18 ans, et le Martiniquais Youry Catherine (8/5) qui découvraient la compétition internationale. Pour le plus expérimenté d’entre-eux, le capitaine Axel Marie-Luce prend respectivement les 6ème et 7ème places de ses courses.

Sébastien Bonnal, Entraîneur des Équipes de France Junior et Sénior : « C’était mon objectif de faire monter une nouvelle fois les deux équipes Junior et Sénior sur le podium scratch ! Dès le départ, je n’ai pas voulu mettre la pression aux Juniors mais je savais qu’ils étaient capables de réitérer l’exploit de 2019. Cette victoire et ce podium représentent l’aboutissement de longs mois de travail et d’implication pour la Fédération Française de Motocyclisme et les pilotes. Un résultat exceptionnel qui est tout simplement le reflet de la qualité de nos Championnats Français. »

Sébastien Poirier, Président de la Fédération Française de Motocyclisme : « Le Circuit Carole a offert une nouvelle fois un cadre exceptionnel aux douze nations engagées. Devant un public venu en nombre, l’Équipe de France Sénior a confirmé son statut de nation leader en décrochant au bout du suspense un 7ème titre consécutif. La performance de l’équipe Junior, 3ème,  est également remarquable. Je tiens à remercier l’ensemble des personnes qui ont œuvré à la réussite de cet événement, le Comité d’organisation, le Circuit Carole, nos partenaires privés, le Ministère des Sports, la DIGES, la Région Ile de France, le Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis, sans qui rien n’aurait été possible. »

Crédit photos : Stéphane Legrand / FFM.

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP Press release Romain Febvre à quatre points de la plaque rouge !
En montant sur le podium de Riola Sardo (Sardaigne) ce weekend, Romain Febvre s’est rapproché du leader du Championnat du Monde puisqu’il ne compte plus que quatre petits points du porteur de la plaque rouge.

Romain et le Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team connaissent bien le tracé Sicilien, puisque cela fait maintenant plusieurs années qu’ils y viennent pour la course de début de saison. Le sable n’avait pas la même consistance qu’en Février en cette fin d’été, et Romain devait se contenter du dixième temps aux essais chronométrés, n’ayant pu signer un tour rapide en début de séance avant que la piste ne se dégrade. Faisant avec le team un bon choix d’emplacement derrière la grille, Romain allait se retrouver dans le top dix à la sortie des premiers virages et il pointait cinquième à l’issue du premier tour de piste. Les positions étaient serrées, et alors qu’il portait une attaque pour le gain de la quatrième place Romain allait buter sur la roue arrière de son rival, perdant une place qu’il allait vite regagner ; une fois quatrième il n’allait pas baisser son effort, signant d’excellents chronos et revenant dans le sillage du troisième qu’il doublait à deux tours de l’arrivée. Auteur d’un meilleur départ en seconde manche Romain se positionnait de suite en troisième position, et le trio de tête allait très vite reléguer leurs rivaux à une quarantaine de secondes ! S’il restait dans le sillage des deux leaders tout au long de la manche, Romain n’allait jamais trouver l’ouverture et il franchissait le drapeau à damiers en troisième position. Troisième du GP, son cinquième podium de la saison, Romain n’est plus qu’à quatre points du leader alors qu’il reste huit GP à disputer. 

Romain Febvre : « Une bonne journée pour nous. J’étais un peu malade en Turquie ce qui m’a couté quelques points mais on est revenu en forme aujourd’hui. Ce matin je n’ai pas eu un tour clair aux essais, ce qui ne m’a pas rendu la tâche facile pour les départs. En début de première manche je me suis retrouvé dixième, je reviens troisième, content de mon roulage. Je savais qu’avec un bon départ je pouvais me battre avec les leaders, et on s’est de suite retrouvé à trois devant ; ce fut une course sympa, j’étais juste derrière Jeffrey et Jorge et je pensais qu’ils allaient peut être faire des erreurs. Ils n’en ont pas fait, et je n’ai pas été en mesure de les doubler ; troisième c’est bien pour le championnat et mon approche restera identique sur les prochaines courses, à savoir prendre de bons départs et être consistant. Je préfère les pistes en terre même si je roule bien dans le sable, on va rouler à Lacapelle en France le mois prochain, puis nous aurons trois courses à Arco, un circuit que j’apprécie. On est vraiment proches au championnat, tout va se jouer sur les prochaines courses. »

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Honda racers battle Sardinian sand

  MXGP Race 2             MXGP 2021             Round 10              

Sunday, 19th September 2021

 MXGP of Sardegna, Riola Sardo  

Honda racers battle Sardinian sand

   The FIM World Motocross Championship visited the picturesque island of Sardinia today, which is located west of the Italian Peninsula, north of Tunisia and immediately south of the French island of Corsica. 

Known for its brutally deep sand, the Riola Sardo circuit hosted the race and the combination of 28C heat, 72% humidity and torturous track conditions meant that racing today was exhausting for even the best motocross riders in the world.

Team HRC’s Tim Gajser had an unlucky start to the day’s racing getting caught up in another rider’s first turn crash which caused a small tip-over for Gajser and put him down in 22nd position. Then another small crash a lap later dropped Tim to 27th. Nursing an injury that he picked up in practice last week, the Slovenian set about a heroic push to finish the race in 19th place and score two World Championship points, which may prove vital towards the season end. 

Tim had a better start in race two and held onto 12th position on lap one and again pushed hard to gain places, eventually finishing the race in eight place giving the four-time World Champion 12th overall and just one point off the lead of the World Championship.

There was early drama too in the MX2 race as Honda 114 Motorsport’s Ruben Fernandez tangled with other riders in the first turn and the subsequent crash injured the Spaniards shoulder putting him out of the race. As a precaution Fernandez skipped race two and will now focus on returning to racing at the German GP of Teutschenthal in two week’s time.  

Ruben’s teammate Joel Rizzi scored his first ever MX2 points today on the CRF250R and hopes to build upon this result in the second half of the season. Meanwhile, Honda Racing Assomotor rider Stephan Rubini had a tough day and skipped race two due to pain and discomfort from an ongoing injury.


                           Tim Gajser 243                                                                     Team HRC Coming into this race I knew it would be extremely tough, but I know how important that every single point can be in this championship battle so I wanted to try. 
Despite the injury, I actually felt pretty good posting a fast lap-time in free practice, but I wasn’t able to do a good one in the timed practice and this really hurt my chances of a top 10 start. 
Then unfortunately in the first moto I got caught up by another rider as he fell over round the first bend and I had to remount almost last. I tried to regroup but another crash a lap later made things very difficult. I didn’t give up though and kept pushing and pushing and eventually I passed a couple of guys to finish 19th. 
Obviously, I was disappointed but I really felt I could do better if I got a good start, which thankfully I did in race two. I rounded the first lap in 12th place and I got into a nice rhythm on what was a really difficult track. I knew I was fit, and although I was hurting, I battled through into eighth place. 
Overall, I am happy to have scored 15 crucial points and with a weekend off to get healthy, I hope that by Teutschenthal, I will be able to be back battling for wins once again.
A big thank you to the team for supporting me during this difficult week. I really appreciate everything you do!  


                           Gordon Crockard                                                                     Honda Motor Co. Ltd Today was our most difficult day of the season so far. Injuries, crashes, defeat and struggle dominate my feeling over the good points.
There were however some good points. A season best performance for Joel Rizzi scoring his first ever MX2 points in super-physical conditions, testing his body that is just recovering from a virus.
In MXGP class Benoit Paturel scored a superb 11th place in race one. Really well deserved and encouraging for the up coming races ahead. Benoit is fighting the effects of Long-Covid and not considered to be a sand specialist, which adds more value to his great ride.
Henry Jacobi showed maturity by putting in two 14th place finishes today, elevating him up to 14th in the championship points.
Credit must also go to Tim Gajser for his determination and ability to suffer pain. The points he scored today could turn out to be his most valuable in the championship.  

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

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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.
Photo: Align Media

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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