THE ULTIMATE MOTOCROSS AND SUPERCROSS NEWS FEED 2021 #7

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REST IN PEACE RENE (HOFER) 2021 MXGP

The entire KTM family is deeply saddened by the terrible news that MX2 factory racer Rene Hofer, along with two of his friends, has passed away following a skiing incident in Austria. 

KTM would like to send love and heartfelt condolences to Rene’s family, friends, his team, along with the entire motocross community during this incredibly difficult time. Rene, a multi-time junior champion and GP winner with a bright future in Grand Prix ahead of him, will be remembered not only for his talent on the track, but also for his approachable, fun-loving and friendly personality, along with his ever-present smile. Tragically, shortly after midday on December 4th 2021, during an alpine skiing trip with 10 friends, the 19-year-old Austrian and seven others in his group was caught by an avalanche. Rene and two of his friends did not survive the incident. Rene will be greatly missed by everyone in the KTM family. Ride on peacefully Rene. You will be missed immeasurably. #711

Triste, bien triste nouvelle, Rene Hofer ; Pilote du Championnat du Monde MX2 ; est décédé dans une avalanche lors d’une session de ski.. (photo : KTM Racing)
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SUPERCROSS DE PARIS WAS MAGIC !

PARIS LA DÉFENSE ARENA Après une année d’absence due à la situation sanitaire, le Supercross de Paris a fait son retour dans une Paris La Defense Arena pleine pour le plus grand bonheur de tous ! 

Pour cette occasion, Blackliner avait mis en place 4 rampes et réuni un plateau de 6 athlètes de classe mondiale dont la légende australienne Josh Sheehan, multiple medaillé des X-Games, l’espagnol Maikel Melero, 5 fois Champion du Monde, le suisse Mat Rebeaud le plus titré des riders FMX, le jeune et prometteur belge Julien Vanstippen ainsi que nos deux valeurs sûres françaises Julien Mannon et Nico Texier.

Les stars du FMX ont enflammé cette magnifique Paris La Defense Arena pendant les sessions Freestyle et le public a su apprécier cette journée pleine d’énergie !After a year of absence due to the health situation, Paris Supercross was back with a full Paris La Defense Arena for our greatest happiness!

On this occasion, Blackliner set up 4 ramps and brought together 5 World class athletes including Australian legend Josh Sheehan, multiple X-Games medalist, Spanish sensation Maikel Melero, 5 times FIM FMX World Champion, one of the most successful FMX riders, the Swiss master Mat Rebeaud, the young talent from Belgium Julien Vanstippen as well as our two reliable French men Julien Mannon and Nico Texier.

Our FMX stars fired up this magnificent Paris La Defense Arena during the Freestyle sessions and the public enjoyed this day full of energy!

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The Belgian young talent Julien Vanstippen in action !

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 @Mat Rebeaud !

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Nico Texier & Josh Sheehan

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Mat rebeaud & Julien Mannon & Franky Zapata

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A Paris, le 1er décembre 2021

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Gajser: Moving onto 2022

After one of the toughest and most intense seasons in motocross history, Team HRC’s Tim Gajser had little chance to really reflect on what had happened. Finishing the campaign with eight races in six weeks meant every moment was focused on racing, but now that the dust has settled on a championship where Gajser ended up third overall, the Slovenian rider has now been able to talk about last season and also what he expects from the upcoming 2022 MXGP calendar.

What are you up to now, and what have you done since the season finished?
I’m actually having a little break in Croatia, just to recharge the batteries a bit and let my body recover from what was a very tough end to the 2021 season. I also had a little bit of testing to do with some things for a few days after the last round so now I’m just trying to relax and spend a bit of time off the bike, so that when I do start training again for 2022, I’ll be fresh.

How would you sum up your 2021 season?
The 2021 season was definitely a tough one, both mentally and physically. All the riders went through a lot and we were all pushing until the very end. Of course, I wasn’t able to become world champion, so I wasn’t able to achieve my goal but there were a lot of good moments. It was difficult to come so close and not make it happen but I will use that as motivation for next year and try to keep improving on those small details.

What were your best memories of the year?
Obviously, it started really well in Russia, going one-one and then I had some really good motos after that. Winning on the last lap in Matterley Basin with a great battle and then there were some excellent races in Turkey. Probably the most important was in Germany, when I was able to come back after my injury and win the second race and the overall and just show everyone that I was ready to really fight for the championship. It was also great to share these moments with Team HRC as they have always believed in me, even when I was struggling. It was also good to have fans back at the races as we can see how much they add to the events. The races in France, Spain and then the last ones in Italy really showed how awesome a motocross race atmosphere can be so I hope that even more fans can come and support the riders next year.

And what about things you wish you could change?
It was just a lot of really small things really. Of course, I wish I hadn’t have got hurt after Turkey as I was around 30 points clear in the championship and riding really well and controlling the series when it happened. The crash in Loket when the lever got stuck in the handguard was unlucky and that cost me a lot of points and just a few other things that didn’t go to plan. Nothing really too big but when the championship comes down to a small number of points, it is those little things that add up.

What do you think of the calendar for 2022?
I haven’t focused too much on the calendar for next year. The last two years have taught us to prepare for changes so I won’t really get ready for any specific rounds. However, starting in late February doesn’t give us a lot of time off this winter, so I have to make sure I do what I need to do in order to be ready for that.

Are there any events that stand out for you?
It is nice to see some overseas races back on the calendar again, and I hope they can happen. These rounds are always interesting to go to and it is important for it be a proper ‘world’ championship. They are also important for Honda and all their sponsors so I’m glad that we will go outside of Europe a few times. I am also excited for any new rounds we have on the calendar as it is nice to go to different places. Keeping things fresh is important and gives everyone a new start at a track that they haven’t seen before.

There hasn’t been an announcement about whether we go back to two-day events, or stick with the one-day format, what is your opinion on this?
I think I have been quite clear that I wish that we can go back to the two-day format. I believe it is better for a world championship to be held over two days, rather than just a one-day format which is what I ride when I go to Slovenia for a national event. It gives us a bit more of a chance to get things right on the bike and to make things a bit safer as we can change things and see how they work and then still have chance to change them back before the races. I know a lot of riders want the one-day format, but then they are also using practice tracks or tracks in the area on the Saturday because they want to work on things and get things perfect for raceday. Maybe the qualifying race could be incentivised more, or we just do timed practice for the gate pick but I believe that the MXGPs should be a two-day event.

What are your hopes for 2022?
The aim every year is to become world champion. It is what every rider wishes and especially for me, having won some in the past and having come so close this year, it is what I will be focusing on for every gate drop. Of course, I know it won’t be easy as the class is getting more competitive every year and I believe a lot of riders will keep improving, so I need to keep improving as well but I am confident that I can come out on top, especially with the support of everyone at Team HRC who continues to work extremely hard making sure everything possible is done to get me to perform at my best. I am also looking forward to having Mitch Evans back alongside me, after he missed 2021 through injury. I got on well with him and he is fun to have around and I hope that he can show everyone his real speed in 2022.

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Romain Febvre opéré ce dimanche

Victime d’une chute lors du Supercross de Paris, Romain Febvre a été opéré ce dimanche d’une fracture de la jambe droite. L’officiel Kawasaki va être contraint d’observer un repos de quelques semaines, avant de se préparer pour la saison 2022.

A l’instar d’autres pilotes de pointe du MXGP Romain Febvre disputait ce samedi sa dernière course de la saison, une occasion de fêter devant le public Français sa place de vice champion du Monde MXGP. Très à son aise sur la piste tracée dans la Paris la Défense Arena, Romain signait lors de la super pole le troisième temps chrono devant les pilotes Américains, confirmant le meilleur chrono signé lors des essais de la veille. Cinquième de la première des trois courses de la journée, Romain signait un excellent départ lors de la seconde manche et évoluait en seconde position derrière Marvin Musquin lorsqu’il a chuté au niveau du saut d’arrivée.
Evacué par le service médical puis transféré vers l’hôpital Ambroise Paré à Boulogne Billancourt pour y subir des examens plus approfondis, Romain a été opéré ce matin par les chirurgiens Bernard Hollier-Larousse et Victoire Bouveau d’une fracture tibia-péroné de la jambe droite. L’opération s’est parfaitement déroulée, et maintenant que la situation est claire le Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team peut communiquer sur la situation réelle alors que depuis hier des rumeurs n’ont cessé d’alimenter les réseaux sociaux.

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team MXGP would like to thank: Kawasaki, Monster Energy, Alpinestars, Motorex, Pro Circuit, Dunlop, Showa, Xtrig, Renthal, Vertex, Polisport, Hinson, Wagner meca, Braking, Kawasaki Apparel, D.I.D, Twin Air, NGK, Blackbird, Cometic, Antigravity batteries, Haan Wheels, Beta, CRM, Samco Sport, JTEKT, Ogio, Mechanix Wear, Matrix concepts, Mollar, Garage Tonon, Oakley, GoPro.

2021 Yamaha bLU cRU Masterclass Winners Announced!

Following a successful display of speed, skill and determination, paired with a fantastic attitude off the track at the 2021 bLU cRU Masterclass in Spain earlier this month, Yamaha Motor Europe is pleased to announce the three winners of the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup and the two riders who will benefit from support in next year’s Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup.

The winner of the YZ125 category is 16-year-old Frenchman Adrien Petit, who earns a place in the Yamaha bLU cRU Team by Aussio, where he will contest the 2022 EMX125 Championship aboard a GYTR kitted YZ125. Elsewhere, 13-year-old Swiss rider Noe Zumstein has been selected as the winner in the YZ85 division, while 11-year-old Dane Bertram Thorius was awarded the top spot in the YZ65 class. Both Zumstein and Bertram will benefit from additional Yamaha support for their 2022 seasons.

Of the 21 road racing entries, the two winners were 18-year-old Spanish rider Yerai Ruiz and 17-year-old Italian Andrea Pizzoli. Both will receive a supported entry into the 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup, a championship that debuted this season supporting the FIM Superbike World Championship, in which the overall winner will earn a spot on the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship grid as part of Yamaha’s bLU cRU program.

The Masterclass took place just outside of Barcelona, Spain, in Alcarrás, bringing together a group of bright young Yamaha Racing talents from both on and off-road racing disciplines. The event ran to a schedule that has been mindfully designed to encourage, nurture and develop aspiring professional riders.

In total, 36 riders across both disciplines attended the event, with the 23 road racing youngsters heading to the Circuito d’Alcarrás, while the motocross talents took to the Circuito MX El Terrè Almenar. During the event, they received world-class coaching by the bLU cRU Ambassadors; Yamaha Rider Coach and Endurance World Championship racer Niccolò Canepa, FIM Superbike World Championship rider Andrea Locatelli, former MXGP star Brian Jorgensen, and bLU cRU and FIM Supersport World Championship rider Unai Orradre.

At the Masterclass, the Yamaha Motor Europe representatives had the chance to observe the promising riders for more than just their talent and flair on a motorcycle. Afterwards, they assessed the youngsters and selected those that had impressed them most, based on their performances, dedication to learn and their attitude off-track.

Adrien Petit

YZ125 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Winner

“I’m very happy to hear about this really good piece of news and most importantly, I am glad to have this opportunity presented to me. It’s a part of a dream that is coming true in my passion that I have been living since the age of six. I am aware that there is still a long way to go before I can perhaps turn my passion into a profession, but my motivation is limitless and will help me reach this goal. When I came to the bLU cRU, I knew that it would not be easy to win it. It was the first time I rode an MXGP track and I was pretty impressed but I was determined. When I won the SuperFinale, I was very happy not only for myself but for all the people who believed in me and supported me. I want to thank Yamaha who I have been riding with for a few years for giving me the opportunity to participate in this race. I am really looking forward to starting this new adventure with my first team and to be participating in the EMX125 championship. Before that, I still have a whole winter of training in order to give my best for the opening of the championship. It’s exciting.”

Noe Zumstein

YZ85 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Winner

“This journey with Yamaha has been a dream come true. First, we had to qualify in the country against my best friends, then the days during the MXoN in Mantova for which there are no words. Finally, I went to Spain two weeks ago for the Masterclass where I learned a lot from the best coaches and riders. It is so cool to know that I have won, I’m so happy and so excited, I can’t wait for the future. »

Bertram Thorius

YZ65 bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup Winner

“I am so happy! I have been competing against some very good riders, but I gave everything I had and it paid off. It means that I can represent Yamaha and together we are going to make 2022 a good year. With Yamaha supporting me, I am sure that together we can make some very good results. I am proud and super happy.”

Andrea Pizzoli

R3 bLU cRU Masterclass Winner

“I’m so pleased and happy for the great opportunity given to me by Yamaha, winning the Masterclass was a dream come true. I’m highly motivated and I will do my very best in next season’s Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup. I hope to stay within this fantastic family beyond next year, and I thank those who believed in me!”

Yerai Ruiz

R3 bLU cRU Masterclass Winner

“I am very happy to be selected as the winner of the Masterclass. I really enjoyed the event and was really pleased to run in the 2022 Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup. Thank you very much to everyone at Yamaha for the support and I’m already eager to start the next season.”

Alberto Barozzi

Yamaha Motor Europe bLU cRU Racing Manager

« If one word were to be used to sum up the 2021 Yamaha bLU cRU Masterclass then that word would be awesome! The Masterclass is always a huge emotional experience, but this fifth edition was the best ever. With more than 100 people involved, including 21 road racers and 13 MX riders, it was a real melting pot of nations, languages, cultures and, of course, talent. Every single rider there showed their skill and increased their knowledge during the event, where fundamental support was on offer from our bLU cRU Ambassadors; Brian Jorgensen and the Yamaha Ausio team in MX, and Andrea, Niccolò, Unai (on his debut as bLU cRU ambassador after his career progression in the bLU cRU project), the Yamaha MS Racing team and the JIR R3 bLU cRU European Cup organizer on the road track. The progression was clear to see after two days on track, which made the selection process extremely difficult for the Yamaha Motor Europe Racing Committee. But, after much deliberation, the winners of the YZ bLU cRU Cups and the two talented riders that will be part of the riders that will compete on the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup in 2022 were decided. I wish them all the best of luck as they chase their dreams with Yamaha during the 2022 season, but I would also like to commend every rider who took part in the Yamaha bLU cRU Masterclass on their skill, their commitment and their professionalism. I sincerely hope we’ll see some of them again next year. A special thank you to our Yamaha distributors, bLU cRU team and operative staff, the managers of both tracks and our hosts at the hotel, as they showed great commitment to make the 2021 Yamaha bLU cRU Masterclass a resounding success. »

About the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup

The YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup is an official European project designed to support young YZ riders that have a passion to race. Riders aged between 8 and 16 years old that race either a YZ65, YZ85, or YZ125 in one of the 23 FIM-approved national championships may enter. The top-scoring riders registered for the YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup in each national championship, 120 riders in total, will be invited to the SuperFinale, which will be held at one of the most popular MXGP rounds in 2022.

At the Superfinale, the top three riders from each class, along with two carefully selected wild card riders from each category, will receive an invite to the bLU cRU Masterclass, which takes place at the end of the season.

For more information or to sign up for the 2022 YZ bLU cRU FIM Europe Cup, click here.

About the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup

The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup is a new road race series that debuted in 2021 and provides a path to the world stage for young riders. It was created in collaboration between Yamaha, FIM Europe and Dorna Sports supported by Japan Italy Racing, and features at selected European rounds of the FIM Superbike World Championship. The Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup is open to riders aged between 14 and 20 years.

It has been designed as the ideal first step for young riders with world championship aspirations. The series is contested exclusively aboard Yamaha’s R3 machine, and the overall champion earns a supported spot on the FIM Supersport 300 World Championship grid for the following season.

Registration for the second edition of the Yamaha R3 bLU cRU European Cup opened on 3rd November and riders can still register for the 2022 season by clicking here.

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Kevin Horgmo joins F&H Kawasaki Racing Team

The F&H Kawasaki Racing Team has secured its first new signing for the 2022 FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship as Norwegian Kevin Horgmo, this year’s EMX250 series runner-up, moves up to the GPs.

For the fifth year in succession Team F&H will be officially representing Kawasaki in the MX2 World championship next season and the exciting Norwegian talent joins the Dutch squad with high expectations from both team and rider. One of most talented riders from Scandinavia, Kevin was at the sharp end of a tense battle for the FIM Europe EMX250 title this summer, eventually ending the series as runner-up with two overall victories, three moto wins and six podiums. The MX2 World Championship will not be an entirely new experience for Kevin as he already raced a few GPs this season, with a twelfth position as best result in Czech Republic. After battling for race wins, podiums and the title he now moves to the GPs more experienced and mature. Kevin has already started working with Marc De Reuver, who will again be the coach to the F&H riders next season.
 
Kevin Horgmo: “I’m really excited to join F&H Kawasaki Racing Team; the KX250 is a completely new bike for me but already after the first test I feel so comfortable on it. To be a member of a team like this is what I feel I’ve been missing in the past; the team has everything I need to succeed so now it’s up to me to perform! It will also be good to work with Marc as a trainer; for sure I will learn a lot from him!”
 
Nathalie Fase (F&H Kawasaki team manager): “We look forward to working with Kevin. He has shown in the past what he is capable of as a rider and, with the full package that we can offer him and a good winter, we believe he can make a big step towards success in the MX2 GPs. The first tests are done and everything looks good; he has adapted quickly to the bike and shows a lot of promise! We are already working hard with each other and look forward with optimism to some great times together!”

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Nouvelle rencontre constructive entre le Ministre des Transports, la FFM et la FFMC

A l’invitation du Ministre des Transports, M. Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, une réunion s’est tenue cemercredi 24 novembre avec M. Sébastien Poirier, Président de la Fédération Française de Motocyclisme (FFM) accompagné de Mme Caroline Castillo, Directrice Technique Nationale de la FFM et Mme Céline Aubrun, Coordonnatrice Nationale de la Fédération Française des Motards en Colère (FFMC), associations représentatives des usagers.

Pour rappel, s’agissant de la suspension du décret de la mise en oeuvre du contrôle technique des deux-roues motorisés promulgué le 11 août 2021, demandée par le Président de la République, le Ministre des Transports avait déjà reçu la FFM et la FFMC le 03 septembre dernier.

Un travail de concertation entre les associations représentatives des usagers et les pouvoirs publics avait permis d’établir une feuille de route visant à obtenir la dérogation au contrôle technique auprès de la Commission européenne.

Après avoir suspendu la mise en œuvre du contrôle technique des deux-roues motorisés, le Ministre des transports a annoncé lors de cette réunion les mesures alternatives couvrant les enjeux de sécurité routière, de lutte contre la pollution et le bruit, fruit d’un travail collectif entre le Ministère et nos deux Fédérations.

Cette décision est une nouvelle étape dont la FFM et la FFMC se félicitent, n’ayant pas cessé de défendre le «NON» au contrôle technique des deux-roues motorisés et soutenant la mise en place d’autres actions bien plus efficaces pour améliorer la sécurité des usagers ainsi que lutter contre la pollution et les nuisances sonores.

Maxime Renaux Signs for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team on Two Year Deal

Yamaha Motor Europe is delighted to confirm that reigning FIM MX2 Motocross World Champion Maxime Renaux will make the step up to the premier MXGP class in 2022. The 21-year-old Frenchman will join the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team, where he will campaign a YZ450FM in the FIM Motocross World Championship for the next two years, at least until the end of the 2023 season. 

Renaux has been with Yamaha for more than a decade and has worked his way up the Yamaha Racing pyramid, ever since he was a young star-on-the-rise on a YZ85. 

In 2015, the young talent celebrated three EMX125 wins aboard a GYTR kitted YZ125 and eventually won his first World Title with an impressive victory at the Junior 125cc World Championship in El Molar, Spain, in that same year. After the 2016 and 2017 seasons were marred by injury, the determined Frenchman entered the lower capacity premier class, MX2, as a wild card in 2018 and instantly showed great potential.

At the tender age of 18, Renaux completed his first full-term in MX2 in 2019 where he managed to steer his YZ250F to a maiden podium finish on his way to seventh overall in the final classification. The following year, in 2020, the Yamaha ace quickly established himself as a title threat. He eventually finished third in the MX2 World Championship after celebrating his first-ever Grand Prix race and overall win at the MXGP of Italy in Faenza.

After many notable performances throughout his first two years in MX2, Renaux was drafted into the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 team and substantially improved his riding and racecraft. In his debut season as a ‘Factory’ Yamaha rider, the ‘959’ took his YZ250FM to 24 top-three finishes, 10 race wins, 14 podium finishes and five Grand Prix wins on his way to title glory in the 2021 FIM MX2 World Championship. 

For 2022, Renaux is ready for the next chapter and challenge in his career. After the Paris Supercross at the end of November, the French star will step up to the premier class, where he will join seasoned MXGP riders Jeremy Seewer and Glenn Coldenhoff under the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP awning.

Maxime Renaux

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Rider

“I’m really excited for the new challenge and the next chapter, to move to MXGP. I know it’s going to be an all-new challenge, and it is the most important part of my career because once you reach MXGP you are at the top, there is no class to move forward. I feel ready for it, and I am really looking forward to making this experience a good one, and a long one. I have tested the bike, and I feel already really good and really comfortable. I’ve been riding a 450 in the past, so it’s not a new bike for me, but it is the first time on a Factory YZ450FM, and I already feel super ready for it, so now we will spend the winter testing and developing the bike to suit me as best it can, so that we are ready for next season. I’m looking forward to everything.”

Louis Vosters

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team Owner

“We are very pleased to be welcoming Maxime into the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team alongside Jeremy and Glenn. The MXGP World Championship is hugely competitive, but Maxime has the speed and skills to have a promising rookie season. He has spent all of his career inside the Yamaha family and Maxime is an example of the successful Yamaha pyramid, which focuses on bringing a rider through the junior ranks to the pinnacle of motocross racing. I look forward to a great collaboration.”

Alexandre Kowalski

Yamaha Motor Europe Off-Road Racing Manager

“Maxime has been with Yamaha since he was very young. He is very much a part of the Yamaha Family and with us since he was racing an 85cc. He won the Junior 125cc World Championship on a YZ125 and has progressed nicely up the Yamaha Racing pyramid to reach the Factory MX2 team in 2021, where he won the MX2 World Title. After winning the MX2 World Championship this year, Maxime is ready for a new challenge and to move up to MXGP. He already has quite some experience on the YZ450F and has already won some big beach races in France. Yamaha Motor Europe is looking forward to the new challenge with Maxime, and we are extremely happy to continue with him for another two years, or more. We will fully support him in his first two years inside the premier class, where we look forward to writing another nice chapter, this time against the big guns of MXGP.”

NBC SPORTS’ EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF 2022 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SEASON FEATURES RECORD PROGRAMMING ON NBC
Record Three Live Races and 13 Total Hours to Air on NBC in 2022; All 17 Races to be Presented Live Across NBC, CNBC, USA Network and Peacock
Season Begins at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., on Sat., Jan. 8, at 10 p.m. ET on CNBC
2022 Supercross Season Preview Special Presented Sat., Dec. 25, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC
Peacock to Stream All 2022 Supercross Season Coverage, Including Race at Angel Stadium Exclusively on Feb. 12 STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 18, 2021 – NBC Sports and Feld Motor Sports have announced the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross telecast schedule, featuring a record three live races and 13 total hours of coverage on NBC. All 17 Supercross races, highlighted by exclusive live coverage of heats, qualifiers and Main Event races, will be presented across NBC, CNBC, USA Network, Peacock and NBC Sports digital platforms.
NBC Sports’ 2022 Supercross race action begins with the season opener from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., live on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 10 p.m. ET on CNBC, marking a return to the state where the series has begun the season 24 of the past 25 years after beginning last season in Texas.
The 2022 season culminates with the season finale from Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday, May 7, at 8 p.m. ET on CNBC, with an encore presentation airing on Sunday, May 8, at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.
The 2022 Supercross one-hour preview special airs Saturday, Dec. 25, at 2 p.m. ET on NBC, featuring appearances from reigning Supercross champion Cooper Webb, 2020 Supercross champion Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia and 2018 Supercross champion Jason Anderson, as they prepare for the gate to drop in Anaheim. An encore presentation of the program will be presented on Sunday, Jan. 2, at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.
All televised coverage across NBC, CNBC and USA Network streams on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. Click here for more information about USA Network’s extensive sports programming beginning on Jan. 1, 2022.
Peacock exclusively streams a Supercross race for the first time in 2022 from Angel Stadium on Sat., Feb. 12. All Supercross heats, qualifiers and live and on-demand replays of races will be available on Peacock.
Veteran NBC Sports motorsports commentators Leigh Diffey and Todd Harris will handle play-by-play duties for Supercross coverage in 2022. They’ll be joined by five-time Supercross champion and seven-time premiere class Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael as analyst, and reporters Daniel Blair and Will Christien. Blair will serve as the play-by-play commentator for a select number of races.
Below is the complete 2022 Monster Energy Supercross telecast schedule: 

Supercross Video Pass and international streaming details of the 2022 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be forthcoming in December.  
For more information, visit SupercrossLIVE.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross, or follow via social channels:

« HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES CONGRATULATE ZACH OSBORNE ON A SUCCESSFUL RACING CAREER THANK YOU, ZACH !

Wrapping up an illustrious career spanning over 16 years, Zach Osborne has announced his retirement from professional motocross and supercross racing. Over the last seven years, the 32-year-old has secured four major U.S. championships and countless triumphs with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team and for that, Husqvarna Motorcycles would like to express a sincere thanks to Zach as he moves into his next chapter.

Known for his tenacity and never-give-up mentality, Osborne has established himself as a fan favorite over the years while amassing an impressive list of accomplishments together with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. Beginning a tenacious run in 2017 aboard the FC 250, Osborne swept both the 250SX Eastern Championship and the AMA 250MX Championship in the same season before returning to successfully defend his 250SX Eastern title in 2018.

He stepped up to the premier 450 class in 2019 and he quickly hit his stride on the FC 450 ROCKSTAR EDITION, finishing on the podium seven times (six in motocross, one in supercross) during his rookie season. He went on to secure his first-career 450SX Main Event win at the Salt Lake City SX finale in 2020 and he set fire throughout the summer claiming the 450MX Championship in what would ultimately serve as his last full season of racing due to an ongoing back injury throughout 2021. Ending his career on a high note with plenty to be proud of, Husqvarna Motorcycles sends a big congratulations to Zach on a successful career.

Zach Osborne: “After 16 years of professional racing, the time has come for me to call it a career. I’ve tried everything in my power over the last six months to get my health back up to the standard it needs to be to race at the highest level and after just a few weeks of riding supercross at full intensity, I realized it just wasn’t meant to be. I’m so grateful for the journey I’ve had as a professional. I’ve met so many incredible people and been a part of some of the finest organizations in motorsports. This was not an easy decision, or one I took lightly, but it was the right decision. I’m forever grateful to my family, fans and teams for their support throughout my time as a professional. In the next chapter, I want to focus my time more on giving back to those who have given to me.”

Stephen Westfall – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Zach for a long time dating back to his amateur days and it’s been awesome getting to work with him for the past seven years. Zach helped put Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing on the map, winning four championships for the brand and being a good mentor for the younger riders. He has had a great career and we wish him all the best in his next adventure.”

Robert Jonas – VP Motorsports Offroad: “Zach’s achievements during his time with the team has really elevated the Husqvarna Motorcycles brand in the USA. He won four championships in AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross on both FC 250 and FC 450 machinery, and without a doubt he was at his very best during the seasons that he raced for us. His career was not a conventional one, but through hard work and dedication, he really emerged as one of the best racers in the world in recent years. On behalf of Husqvarna Motorcycles, I would like to congratulate Zach for everything that he has achieved with us and I wish him well for the future.”

Osborne’s pioneering roots actually began with the Austrian-based company more than 20 years ago as he launched his amateur motocross career with KTM in 1996. A young Osborne became the second-ever KTM Jr. Racing SX Champion in ‘98 before going on to headline the brand’s minibike efforts on the new KTM 65SX. Following impressive results at the national level, Osborne became an instrumental part in developing the new-generation 85SX in the early 2000s, which has significantly impacted the bike’s success over the last two decades.

He later took his talents overseas to compete in the FIM World Motocross Championship, where he collected 14-career FIM World Motocross Championship MX2 podiums, a British MX2 Championship and one-career FIM World Motocross win. He also represented the U.S. as a member of the prestigious Motocross of Nations (MXoN) team, as well as the World Trophy Team at the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE). »

Jed Beaton returns to the F&H Kawasaki Racing Team next year as he moves up to contest the premier MXGP class of the FIM Motocross World Championships for the first time.
Having already shown his potential in 2016 when he travelled from his native Tasmania to Europe to replace an injured rider in the European championships, Jed joined the F&H Kawasaki Racing Team two years later to contest the MX2 World Championship for the first time. After regularly posting top eight results during the early rounds of his rookie season Jed claimed the team’s first-ever World Championship podium with a third position in the Portuguese GP at Agueda. Holding fifth in the series after eight rounds he unfortunately suffered a broken leg at the British GP and was forced to miss the remainder of the season. Ranked top-five in the MX2 World Championship in each of the last two seasons after scoring a further six GP podiums the Australian opens another chapter in his career in 2022 as, having reached the age-related cut-off of twenty-three, he transfers to the MXGP class with the Dutch F&H Kawasaki Racing Team based in Moordrecht.
 
Jed Beaton:” I am really excited to sign again with F&H Kawasaki Racing Team. We have achieved great things together in the past and I feel like we can now do the same in the MXGP class; it’s a big step for both myself and the team but we are both excited and ready for it. »
 
Nathalie Fase (team manager): “We are very much looking forward to our renewed collaboration with Jed as he has always been part of our family. The fact that Jed returns to us says something about our mutual trust and the bond we have with each other. In 2018 we achieved our first MX2 podium with him, and we hope to take on this exciting challenge together in the MXGP class. We are confident that it will once again be a great collaboration with each other. We all can’t wait to get started!”
 
Steve Guttridge (Racing Manager – Kawasaki Motors Europe): “Adding Jed to the MXGP line up on our KX450 inside the F&H Kawasaki Racing Team is an exciting prospect! The team continue to gain big experience and learn quickly each season and so for KME to add more green back into the MXGP start line, inside a top team and with talented rider combination, was the way forward for the 2022 season.”

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES WELCOMES ROAN VAN DE MOOSDIJKFORMER EMX250 CHAMPION JOINS ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING FOR 2022 AND 2023 SEASONS

Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to confirm the signing of former EMX250 champion Roan Van De Moosdijk for the 2022 and 2023 seasons. In joining the Nestaan MX2 run Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team, Van De Moosdijk will compete in the MX2 World Championship alongside fellow Dutchman Kay de Wolf. Forming a highly competitive line-up, the duo are set to race aboard proven FC 250 machinery.

Just one year after placing third in his debut season in the hotly contested EMX250 series in 2018, Roan claimed the title in 2019 after a season-long battle for the championship. Stepping up to the MX2 World Championship for 2020, the now 21-year-old immediately impressed with three overall podium results from the first five rounds. Two further top-three finishes followed later in the year, with the Dutchman securing a maiden race victory and claiming second overall at the MXGP of Lommel. Roan would ultimately place seventh in the final standings.

Bringing everything he learned in his rookie MX2 season into 2021, Roan enjoyed another promising campaign start, claiming three third-place moto finishes to lie fifth in the series standings after the first four rounds. Frustratingly, a broken scaphoid sustained following a crash at the MXGP of Czech Republic prevented him from delivering what was set to be his breakout season in the MX2 World Championship.

Fully healed and excited to begin riding his new FC 250, Roan, alongside new teammate Kay de Wolf, will soon begin testing in readiness for the opening round of the 2022 MX2 World Championship.

Roan Van De Moosdijk:“I’m so pleased to be joining the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 team, it’s really a very special moment in my career. This season has been tough, but I’m putting that behind me and looking forward to working with the team and having Kay as my new teammate. I have a really good feeling about things, and I know that at the start of this season things were going well, and that my speed and fitness was where it needed to be to challenge for the podium. I’ll have the best bike and the best support next year, so I just want to keep working and improving through the winter and get back to where I was and then give 2022 everything I have. Finally, it looks like the season will be back to normal, and I’m really looking forward to that. I want to say thanks to everyone that has made this happen – I can’t wait to get onto my new bike and to start our winter testing and training.”

Rasmus Jorgensen – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 Team Manager:“We’re thrilled to have Roan in our team and can’t wait to get him settled in, and then start working in preparation for 2022. Overall, this year was a very positive season for our team – we want to keep that momentum rolling into 2022 and with Roan racing alongside Kay we believe we have a very strong line-up. At the start of this year Roan was riding so well, he put in some really impressive motos, and really showed what he is capable of. We really believe he’ll be a great fit for our team and at 21 has the right mix of age and experience to excel in MX2. On our bike, with the full technical support we can offer him, he’ll have all that he needs to develop further as a racer. After a short break to rechange the batteries a little after the long season we’ve had, we’ll soon start building towards 2022. We can’t wait to get started.”

Robert Jonas – VP Motorsports Offroad:“Husqvarna Motorcycles is very pleased to be welcoming Roan into the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 team alongside Kay. The team did a fantastic job this season and is 100% focused on bigger and better results in 2022. Clearly the MX2 World Championship is hugely competitive but Roan, like Kay, has shown that he has the speed and skills to challenge for the podium. That, together with the support and guidance he will receive from both the team and everyone within Motorsports in Austria, will give him all he needs to further develop as a MX2 GP racer with Husqvarna Motorcycles.”

MONTFRIN (30) – JOUR 2

14.11.21

MontfrinCommuniqués

Le Moto Club de Domazan, mené par Norbert Esperandieu et toute une équipe  de bénévoles aussi passionnés que lui et motivés par l’idée de promouvoir la pratique de l’enduro dans le Gard, ont organisé ce week-end la finale du Championnat de France d’ Enduro 24MX.

Initialement prévu en début de saison, l’épreuve avait du être repoussée pour finalement trouver sa place dans le calendrier, en toute fin de saison. Une péripétie parmi d’autres qui n’a pas entamé la motivation du Moto Club qui est parvenu à organiser une très belle finale. Avec le concours des collectivités environnantes et l’aide d’autres associations locales qui ont saisi le rôle majeur de ce type d’organisation dans la dynamisation du territoire, ils sont parvenu à créer un événement remarquable, dont le dernier acte s’est joué aujourd’hui.

Un acte plein de suspens et d’émotions qui ont rythmé cette longue journée. Dans les catégories où les titres n’avaient pas déjà été conquis hier, la tension a été très forte, notamment en E2 et en Junior E1, où Hugo Blanjoue et Kilian Lunier ont finalement été couronnés.

C’est Till De Clercq qui s’impose en E1, imité par Zach Pichon en E2 et Léo Le Quéré pour un doublé en E3. Chez les juniors, victoire de Lunier en JE1, Pierre Dubost s’impose en JE2 et prend le titre, et Kilian Irigoyen gagne en JE3. Enfin, Justine Martel s’impose chez les filles.

-CATÉGORIE E1:

Le vainqueur d’hier, Jérémy Tarroux , tout juste auréolé d’un nouveau titre de champion de France, n’a pas pris le départ de cette ultime journée ce matin, laissant le champ libre aux autres candidats à la victoire. Et c’est logiquement Till De Clercq qui l’a emporté ce soir. Le pilote Dafy Enduro Team avait fini à quelques secondes de Tarroux hier, et a imprimé aujourd’hui encore un très gros rythme qui lui permet de monter sur la première marche du podium. Un second succès cette saison qui vient mettre un beau point final à sa saison.

On retrouve sur la seconde marche le pilote du team Raw Motorsports Xcentric TM Valérian Debaud. Ce dernier n’a pas participé à l’intégralité du championnat mais a réussi à s’illustrer à chacune de ses apparitions. Le troisième pilote à monter sur la boite est Jean-Baptiste Nicolot, qui consolide en même temps sa troisième place finale.

Classement final E1

– 1/ Jérémy Tarroux – 177 Pts

– 2/ Till De Clercq – 176 Pts

– 3/ Jean-Baptiste Nicolot –  132 Pts     

-CATÉGORIE E2:

La catégorie E2 a été le théâtre d’une bataille épique pour le titre, qui a opposé Jérémy Miroir (Dafy Enduro Team) à Hugo Blanjoue (Elite moto 15 – KTM). Miroir comptait encore 7 points d’avance sur son adversaire ce matin au départ, mais la bataille psychologique a tourné à l’avantage de ce dernier qui est parvenu à se classer second du jour. Dans ce schéma, Miroir devait se classer dans le top 5 pour être titré. Au terme d’une dernière spéciale qui a mis les nerfs de tout le monde à rude épreuve, il ne pointait finalement qu’à la sixième place, à onze centième du titre qui lui échappe.

Hugo Blanjoue est donc le nouveau champion de France E2, une couronne amplement méritée après une saison perturbée suite à une blessure survenue aux ISDE, qui l’a obligé à mener une difficile remontée, dont il sort ce soir vainqueur.

Zachary Pichon faisait son entrée sur le Championnat de France d’ Enduro lors de cette finale. Et quelle entrée, la nouvelle recrue du team Sherco Factory a su se déjouer de tous les pièges de ce tracé difficile pour s’imposer dans la catégorie E2. Une première victoire à coté de laquelle il était passé hier pour une poignée de centièmes et qui préfigure de très belles choses pour la saison à venir. A noter qu’un rapide coup d’oeil aux chronos permet de constater qu’il a été la plus rapide, toutes catégories confondus. Aux cotés de Pichon et Blanjoue, on retrouve sur le podium ce soir Anthony Geslin (OxMoto Beta) qui faisait un retour remarqué entre les banderoles après une période de convalescence.

Classement final E2

– 1/ Hugo Blanjoue – 155 Pts

– 2/ Jérémy Miroir– 155 Pts      

– 2/ David Abgrall – 137 Pts

-CATÉGORIE E3:

Vainqueur de la journée d’ hier, le pilote breton du team Sherco Academy Léo Le Quéré est une nouvelle fois parti le couteau entre les dents avec la ferme intention de signer un doublé. Objectif identique pour Christophe Nambotin qui entendait bien célébrer son titre de champion de France acquis hier par une victoire de journée. C’est au final Léo Le Quéré qui est parvenu à tenir la dragée haute au “Papa” de l’enduro français, qui a du se contenter de la seconde place. Le Quéré conclut sa saison 2021 de la plus belle des manières, avec une troisième place finale au championnat, et un magnifique doublé.

Troisième du jour, Antoine Basset (Atomic Moto) parvient à préserver sa seconde place et devient vice-champion E3, comme l’an passé.

Classement final E3

– 1/ Christophe Nambotin – 182 Pts

– 2/ Antoine Basset– 154 Pts

– 3/ Léo Le Quéré  – 149 Pts  

 -CATÉGORIE JUNIOR:

La course des Juniors E1 aura elle aussi amené son lot de suspens. Il fallait à Kilian Lunier et à Antoine Alix (Dafy Enduro Team) viser une victoire aujourd’hui pour espérer remporter le titre. Les deux pilotes se sont livrer à un mano-à-mano lors des deux premiers tours, qu’ils bouclaient en étant séparés de deux petites secondes. C’est finalement Lunier qui a été le plus solide dans l’ultime boucle et qui l’emporte ce soir. Il remporte de fait le titre de champion de France Junior E1. Dans l’autre duel de cette catégorie, celui pour le gain de la troisième place, c’est Thibault Giraudon (Sherco Academy) qui a battu Léo Joyon (Atomic Moto) aujourd’hui. Les deux pilotes sont donc ce soir à égalité de points, mais la troisième place finale revient à Giraudon, à la faveur de sa victoire lors de cette dernière journée.

Carton plein pour le pilote Sherco Academy Pierre Dubost qui s’est emparé d’une nouvelle victoire aujourd’hui chez les Juniors E2, victoire qui lui offre, avec la manière, le titre de champion de France. Le champion de France Espoir 2020 n’a pas connu une saison tranquille, une infection au Covid l’ayant empêché de rouler à Gacé, pour la seconde épreuve. Un score blanc qu’il a su compenser par une domination totale des courses auxquelles il a participé. Il a remporté huit des dix journées que compte le championnat et célèbre ce soir un titre bien mérité. Il est accompagné sur le podium de Kilian Bremond (MCL), second et de Théo Gouttebel, troisième.

On a assisté à une grosse bagarre chez les Juniors E3 qui a vu s’opposer Mathis Juillard (Raw Motorsport X-Centric TM), le tout nouveau champion de France de la catégorie, et le basque du team Atomic Moto Killian Irigoyen. En tête avant l’entrée dans la dernière spéciale, Mathis Juillard a manqué son dernier chrono et concède une dizaine de seconde qui profitent au basque qui s’impose, comme hier. Théo Berger est troisième.

Classement championnat Junior E1

– 1/ Kilian Lunier– 188 Pts

– 2/ Antoine Alix -182 Pts

– 3/ Thibault Giraudon – 140 Pts

Classement championnat Junior E2

– 1/ Pierre Dubost – 160 Pts

– 2/ Guillaume Heurtier -146 Pts

– 3/ Kilian Bremond – 132 Pts

Classement championnat Junior E3

– 1/ Mathis Juillard – 191 Pts

– 2/  Théo Berger -160 Pts

– 3/ Kilian Irigoyen – 142 Pts  

-CATÉGORIE FÉMININE:

Il y avait beaucoup de joie ce soir dans la structure du team Elite Moto 15 – KTM. Aux cotés de son coéquipier Hugo Blanjoue, Justine Martel y célébrait son quatrième titre de championne de France conquis aujourd’hui. Ce titre consacre une nouvelle fois une domination exceptionnelle de la brivadoise sur le circuit enduro féminin. Elle est la seule toutes catégories confondues à marquer un total de 200 points.

Vice-championne de France, Marine Lemoine a joué de malchance en chutant dans la toute première spéciale. Touchée au poignet, elle a tout de même pu repartir et termine sixième de la journée. C’est Marie Froment qui est monté sur la seconde marche du podium, accomapagnée de Justine Geisler à la troisième place.

Classement final Féminines

– 1/ Justine Martel – 200 Pts

– 2/  Marine Lemoine-158 Pts

– 3/ Marie Froment – 140 Pts  

C’en est terminé de cette saison 2021 qui a finalement pu s’organiser dans sa totalité après une année 2020 très compliquée, et qui a tenu toutes ses promesses, nous offrant d’intenses moments de sport. On retrouvera le Championnat de France d’Enduro 24MX très vite, son ouverture étant prévue au Luc-En-Provence les 16 et 17 Avril 2022. En attendant, profitez de toutes les news et les sujets vidéos qui seront diffusés dans les jours à venir en vous connectant sur la page Facebook Enduro France.

WMX Manufacturer World Champion: Kawasaki
Women’s World Champion: Courtney Duncan
WMX Winning Team: Bike it MTX Kawasaki With spirits high after Courtney Duncan claimed her third consecutive WMX World Championship, Wilson Todd’s final outing was full of highs and lows. A 12th position in qualifying made the starts even more important, and despite some good jumps off the gate, Todd was unable to crossover into the best of positions. Nevertheless, some solid riding in race one would be enough for a 10th position. Things were looking good again in the second race, but unfortunately, a slipping clutch cost much-needed drive, and Todd was forced to retire from 7th position in his final race of the year. Wilson Todd
Qualifying – 12
Race 1 – 10
Race 2 – 23
Overall – 17Steve Dixon – Manager
« We were hoping for a good last couple of rounds, even a podium with the way things have been going. We didn’t manage to get a good qualifying position so the starts were difficult from 12th. He rode well in race one, finishing in 10th position. In race two there was an issue with the clutch slipping which resulted in a lack of drive, so he was unfortunately forced to retire. Overall the season has been intense but enjoyable, a huge thanks to all our loyal sponsors for helping us finish all 18 rounds. We came away with our 3rd World Title, a 12th position with Wilson, and some promising speed from Hammal earlier in the season before his injury. Unfortunately, Wilson has aged out of MX2, so will be heading back to Australia. We will be announcing our full lineup on December 1st. It will be my 33rd season next year, and I’m glad to be able to say I’m still enjoying it. All the riders and staff have worked hard in this condensed season, I’d like to thank everyone for all their efforts. We have a small turnaround over the winter before the season starts early next year. « Wilson Todd“It’s been a long season with some ups-and-downs and some rough patches so it was nice to go out with a good result before I get home to Australia for the first time in a while. Racing the GPs has been a great experience you can’t buy, coming to Europe to race bikes against the best in the world. “

MX2 Final Championship Standings
12th Wilson Todd – 316 points
32nd Taylor Hammal – 10 points

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MXGP World Championship GP City of Mantova

MXGP World Championship GP City of Mantova

 

The last round of the 2021 MXGP world championship took place again in Mantova on the sand of the Tazio Nuvolari circuit and closes the first year of development on the new bike destined for the Motocross world.

Jeremy Van Horebeek after a qualifying closed at the seventeenth time, he came to the start of the races motivated to end this season in the best way and after two solid races he managed to close the last Grand Prix of the season in the Top Ten of the MXGP class.

At the start of race 1 Jeremy manages to sprint well from the starting gate, with thirteenth place and immediately finding a good pace. On the second lap he manages to gain the twelfth position, which he will be able to improve further in the course of the following steps; In fact, Jeremy manages to gain the tenth position lap after lap, which he will be able to maintain until the last lap, unfortunately a technical problem forced him to slow down and lost some positions.
At the end of the heat Van Horebeek will cross the finish line in thirteenth position.

In the second heat Jeremy is the author of a magnificent race, starting immediately with the leading group and setting excellent times; the ninth position at the start allows him to be with the best and Jeremy does not disappoint expectations by keeping contact with the leaders and not allowing any opponent to overtake him, his ninth final position that throws him in tenth absolute position of the day.

Jeremy Van Horebeek thus concludes his debut with Beta in thirteenth position in the championship.

The Motocross World Championship closes its intense season in front of the large Italian audience, who were able to admire for the last time in this 2021 the best riders in the world of the discipline.

Daniele Marchese comments on the race as follows: “A complicated but positive last race. Jeremy was unable to give his best in qualifying due to a technical problem, but in the races he had the opportunity to show his full potential. In the first heat Jeremy managed to recover up to ninth position, but on the last lap a technical problem forced him to give up some positions, despite this Jeremy still managed to finish in thirteenth place; while in the second heat we obtained a convincing ninth position with a top 5 pace.
We are satisfied with this season finale, with this last test we were therefore able to ring 7 top 10 in this debut of the brand new Beta project; a result that makes us truly proud of this new adventure, which is just the beginning for a 2022 full satisfactions.”

MXGP World Championship GP City of Mantova

Campionato del Mondo MXGP Gp della Lombardia

L’ultimo round iridato MXGP 2021 si è svolto nuovamente a Mantova sulla sabbia del circuito Tazio Nuvolari e chiude il primo anno di sviluppo sulla nuova moto destinata al mondo del Motocross.

Jeremy Van Horebeek dopo una qualifica chiusa al diciassettesimo tempo, si è presentato al via delle gare motivato per chiudere questa stagione nel migliore dei modi e dopo due gare solide è riuscito a chiudere l’ultimo Gran Premio stagionale nella Top Ten della classe MXGP.

Al via di gara 1 Jeremy riesce a scattare bene dal cancello di partenza, con il tredicesimo posto e trovando subito un buon ritmo. Al secondo giro, riesce a guadagnare la dodicesima posizione, che riuscirà a migliorare ulteriormente nel corso dei passaggi successivi; Jeremy infatti riesce giro dopo giro a guadagnare la decima posizione, che riuscirà a mantenere fino all’ultimo giro , salvo poi dover rallentare per un problema tecnico proprio sul finale.
Al termine della manche Van Horebeek taglierà il traguardo in tredicesima posizione.

Nella seconda manche Jeremy è autore di una gara magnifica, partendo subito con il gruppo di testa e facendo registrare ottimi tempi; la nona posizione al via gli permette di poter stare con i migliori e Jeremy non delude le aspettative mantenendo il contatto coi primi e non permettendo a nessun avversario di superarlo, sua la nona posizione finale che lo proietta in decima posizione assoluta di giornata.

Jeremy Van Horebeek conclude così il suo debutto con Beta in tredicesima posizione in campionato.

Il Mondiale Motocross chiude la sua intensa stagione davanti al numeroso pubblico Italiano, che ha potuto ammirare per l’ultima volta in questo 2021 i migliori piloti al mondo della disciplina.

Daniele Marchese commenta così la gara: “Un’ultima gara complicata, ma positiva. Jeremy nelle qualifiche a causa di un problema tecnico non è riuscito ad esprimersi al meglio, ma nelle gare ha avuto la possibilità di far vedere tutto il suo potenziale. Nella prima manche Jeremy è riuscito a rimontare fino alla nona posizione, ma all’ultimo giro un inconveniente tecnico lo ha costretto a cedere alcune posizioni, nonostante ciò Jeremy è comunque riuscito a terminare al tredicesimo posto; mentre nella seconda manche abbiamo ottenuto una convincente nona posizione ad un passo da top 5.

Siamo soddisfatti di questo finale di stagione, con questa ultima prova siamo quindi riusciti ad inanellare ben 7 top 10 in questo debutto dell’inedito progetto Beta; un risultato che ci rende veramente orgogliosi di questa nuova avventura, che sia solo l’inizio per un 2022 carico di soddisfazioni.”

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SUPERCROSS DE PARIS
RENDEZ-VOUS LE 27 NOVEMBRE !

PARIS LA DÉFENSE ARENA 
Toute l’équipe du Blackliner Freestyle Show attendait ce moment avec impatience ! 
L’édition 2021 du Supercross de Paris se déroulera sur une journée; le samedi 27 novembre, de 14h30 à 18h dans l’enceinte de l’ultra-moderne La Défense Arena inaugurée en 2017. 

Après ces deux années d’absence dues à la situation sanitaire, le directeur sportif du supercross, Xavier Audouard et nos managers de la société Blackliner ont préparé un plateau à la hauteur de cette 37ème édition de ce rendez-vous historique !

Pour cette occasion, Blackliner met en place 4 rampes et réunit un plateau de 5 athlètes de classe mondiale dont la légende australienne Josh Sheehan, multiple medaillé des X-Games, l’espagnol Maikel Melero, 5 fois Champion du Monde, le suisse Mat Rebeaud, le plus titré des riders FMX, ainsi que nos deux valeurs sûres françaises Julien Mannon et Nico Texier.

Les stars du FMX sont prêts à enflammer cette magnifique Paris La Defense Arena pendant les sessions de Freestyle !

Ne manquez pas le rendez-vous et procurez-vous vos billets sur www.supercrossparis.com The whole Blackliner Freestyle Show staff was looking forward to this moment!
The 2021 edition of the Paris Supercross will take place over one day, on Saturday, November 27th, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at the over-modern La Défense Arena, opened in 2017.

After these two years of absence due to the health situation, supercross sporting director Xavier Audouard, in collaboration with our management at Blackliner have prepared a high-level riders line-up for the 37th edition of this historical event!

For the occasion, Blackliner sets up 4 ramps and gathers 5 World class athletes including Australian legend Josh Sheehan, multiple X-Games medalist, Spanish sensation Maikel Melero, 5 times FIM FMX World Champion, Swiss master Mat Rebeaud, one of the most successful FMX riders, as well as our two reliable French men Julien Mannon and Nico Texier.

FMX stars are ready to fire up this magnificent Paris La Defense Arena during the Freestyle sessions!

Don’t miss the event and get your tickets on www.supercrossparis.com

photos : @MxJuly  & @SXTour

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