-- Smarty’s MC News ‘Mega’ Moto Wrap for September 25, 2012
The World Motocross Championships wraps up this weekend in Germany and the World Speedway Championships gets all sideways at the penultimate round in Denmark while the Australian Safari and the ISDE in Germany have just kicked off …..also, there is some 2-Stroke racing as well as up-dates from the Monster Energy Cup, ASX and finally some of the teams are announcing their riders for 2013.
Next week we have the 2012 MXoN – you can sign up to watch it live on www.mx-life.com and I will have all of the results and goss next week…..
-- America - Sleepy Hollow 2-Stroke Championship - Fredericksburg, PA
Yep, it is starting to spread its wings, two stroke racing is returning in a big way and Sleepy Hollow hosted a HUGE event with some of the AMA national riders coming out for the fun and the smell of two-stroke oil…here are the Pro results.
- 125 Pro Overall: 1. Mike McDade 1-1 Yam. 2. Shane Durham 3-2. 3. Broc Schmelyun 4-3 Yam. 4. Dakota Kessler 2-5 Yam. 5. Steve Roman 5-4 Yam. 6. Dylan Cox 7-6 Kaw. 7. Addison Kramer 6-8 Kaw. 8. Broc Peterson 9-7 Hon. 9. Ty Newcome 9-9 Suz. 10. C.C. Aughinbaugh 10-11 Hon.
- 250 Pro Overall: 1. Mike McDade Yam. 2. Casey Clark Yam. 3. Dylan Cox Kaw. 4. Dustin Kendall Suz. 5. Broc Schmelyun Suz. 6. Ty Newcome Yam. 7. Gregory Pamart Hon. 8. Matthew Hougentogler Hon. 9. Tyler Kline KTM. 10. Charles Bright Hon.
-- MEC Up-Date – October 20 – Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas
After a lot of ‘will I, won’t I’ discussions with his team Chad Reed has confirmed that he will race in the second annual Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20 on his TwoTwo Motorsports Honda.
“On race day, it will have been eight-plus months since I have raced,” said Reed. “It's been a lot of work with rehab, but I'm excited to get back to racing and to have my fitness at 100%."
"If I win a million bucks in Vegas – I mean – you just add it to the collection; it would be better in my bank account than anyone else’s.” the Australian added.
So far here are the riders who have signed up for the event with three Australians looking for glory. Chad Reed, Brett Metcalfe (if he recivers in time) and young Luke Clout who will ride in the Amateur All-Stars.
- MEC Supercross: RYAN DUNGEY. RYAN VILLOPOTO. CHAD REED (AUSTRALIA). JAKE WEIMER. ANDREW SHORT. JOSH GRANT. JUSTIN BRAYTON. MIKE ALESSI. NICK WEY. KYLE CHISHOLM. TRAVIS BAKER. BROC TICKLE. NICO IZZI. MARTIN DAVALOS. VINCE FRIESE. DEAN WILSON. JUSTIN BARCIA. COLE SEELY. BRETT METCALFE (AUSTRALIA). ELI TOMAC. KEN ROCZEN. BLAKE BAGGETT. TYLA RATTRAY. KEVIN WINDHAM. MARVIN MUSQUIN. WIL HAHN.
- Super Mini: ANDREW PIERCE. ASHTON HAYES. AUSTIN FORKNER. BRET WELCH. CHALLEN TENNANT. CHASE SEXTON. HUNTER BUDD. JAKE PINHANCOS. JAVIER LOERA. JON AMES. JUSTIN HOEFT. LOGAN SKAGGS. LUKE PURTHER. MARK WORTH. MICHAEL MOSIMAN. MICHEL HARRISON. SEAN CANTRELL. TANNER STACK. TRISTAN MILLER. BRAXTON PRIETO. BRANDON HARTRANFT. JOEY CROWN. WESTEN WROZYNA. ROBBIE WAGEMAN. TOMMY MAXEY.
- Amateur All-Stars: ADAM CIANCIARULO. ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ. BRADY KIESEL. CHRIS ALDREDGE. COOPER WEBB. DAKOTA ALIX. JACE OWEN. JAMES GARDINER III. JORDAN SMITH. LUKE CLOUT (AUSTRALIA). MATT BISCEGLIA. NICK GAINES. PAUL COATES. STEVEN TOKARSKI. THOMAS COVINGTON. DANIEL BAKER. SHANE MCELRATH. CHASE BELL. TROY GRAFFUNDER. KEITH TUCKER. BLAKE GREEN. COLT NICHOLS.
-- Brayton Back To JGR Yamaha -This came as no surprise but was confirmed in this JGRMX Press Release:
The JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha Team is proud to be reunited with Justin Brayton, who rode for the team during the 2010 and 2011 racing seasons. Brayton is back with Joe Gibbs Racing for at least the next two years. “I am excited to be back, it’s like a family at JGR and the bike is really good, I am looking forward to the Monster Energy Cup and the 2013 supercross and motocross seasons,” said Brayton.
“Justin always gives 100% and takes great care of our sponsors, we are glad to welcome him back to the team,” commented team owner, Coy Gibbs.
The next race for the JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha Team is expected to be the Monster Energy Cup on October 20, 2012 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. SPEED will broadcast the action live starting at 10:00 p.m. (EST). The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series presented by Toyota begins Jan. 5 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif.
Smarty’s Thoughts? Brayton needs this team to get his racing back on track – and Yamaha needs Brayton to perform, this is the only high profile team using the YZ450, everyone else has either dumped the Yamaha or have no choice budget wise and are forced to stay with Yamaha.
-- Gary Jones Host His Own Championship
Four-time 250 National Motocross Champion Gary Jones has had one of the most varied racing careers in history. Although best known as a professional motocross racer, Gary’s accomplishments spread far beyond the AMA National and Supercross circuits. Victories in the Mint 400, Baja 500, Las Vegas-to-Reno and SCORE Offroad World Championships have been part of what makes the Jones the legend of today.
For 2013 Gary will be hosting a four-race offroad series that will consist of races at RaceTown (395), Glen Helen, Cahuilla Creek and the Ranch. Each race will have a six-mile long course with lots of technical sections. The Amateurs will race for 1-1/2 hours, while the Pros, Expert and Intermediates will race for 2 hours.
The first race each day will be the Seniors, Super Seniors and Vet. The second race will be the Novices, Beginners, Minis and Women. The third race (on a modified track) will be the 50cc and 65cc bikes. The final race of the day, which will start at 1:30 p.m. will be the Pros, Experts and Intermediates.
2013 Gary Jones Off-Road Championship: Rd1. January 13 - Racetown, Adelanto, CA. Rd2. February 17 - Glen Helen, San Bernardino, CA. Rd 3. March 10 - Cahuilla Creek, Anza, CA. Rd 4. April 13 - The Ranch, Anza, CA
-- Can-Am GNCC Championship – Current Standings
XC1 Pro Standings: Paul Whibley (253/3 wins). Kailub Russell (240/4 wins). Rory Mead (189/2 wins). Thad DuVall (168/1 win). Jordan Ashburn (147). Charlie Mullins (143). Chris Bach (139). Garrett Edmisten (123). Nathan Kanney (122). Takeshi Koikeda (111)
XC2 Pro Lites Standings: Steward Baylor Jr. (221/5 wins). Jason Thomas (211/1 win). Andrew DeLong (208/4 wins). Jedediah Haines (168). Jesse Robinson (156). Brad Bakken (146). AJ Stewart (119). Cody Gragg (102). Zach Nolan (94). Michael Mcginnis (94).
Round 11 of the series will continue over the October 6 and 7 weekend at St. Clairsville, Ohio.
-- GEICO AMA EnduroCross – Current Standings
Expert Points Standings: Taddy Blazusiak 99pts. KTM. Cody Weeb 82pts. Beta.
Mike Brown 75pts. KTM. Taylor Robert 73pts. Kaw. Colton Haaker 66pts. Kaw.
-- Australia - 2012 Australian Safari Kicks Off
After the prologue and the race from Kalbarri to Carnarvon it is Honda’s Jake Smith who is leading the 2012 Australian Safari that concludes after seven gruelling days of crossing some of Western Australia’s most challenging terrain in Geraldton on the 29th of September.
Honda’s Warren Strange won the prologue over Matthew Fish and Shane Deiner but on day one disaster struck for last year’s winner and Dakar Challenge favourite Todd Smith who broke a crank shaft. Smith is expected to start tomorrow but with a significant time penalty.
Todd’s brother Jake Smith had better luck and leads the way in the Moto division so far. “The beach was cool and I managed to keep away from the water,” Jake said about the first stage on Coronation Beach.
Warren Strange sits in second. “I got too close to the waterline and had a wave wash over me but the rest of the Leg was uneventful and the bike continued to perform well.”
Sitting in third place at the end of day one was South Australia's Shane Diener. Diener posted sixth, third and second placed stage times throughout the day and felt it was a good start to a long, long event. “Just like the old saying, you can’t win it on day 1, but you can lose it, I tried to ride smooth and conservative as we have a big week ahead of us." Diener stated. "There are a lot of miles to go so it’s just a matter of getting a good feel for the bike, the conditions and not taking any unnecessary risks so early in the event,” he added.
Diener's Yamaha team mate Rod Faggotter sits in fifth place just behind KTM mounted Matt Fish in fourth after competition on Day 1.
Faggotter, an experienced campaigner who has contested several Australian Safaris’ is satisfied with his riding over the day taking ultra-consistent stage times of fifth, fifth and fourth. “It was just how you like day 1 to go, smooth, no real dramas and the bike running strong." Faggottor said. "The guys will give the WR450F a once over tonight, but everything went well today and it looks to be a good day for the team all round,” he concluded.
From Carnarvon the riders will head to small communities like Quobba, Ningaloo, Hayley, Coorlya, Gascoyne Junction and Hemelin to name a few,
Top Ten Moto Standings – After Leg 1: 1st Jake Smith – 2: 12.42 (Honda). 2nd Warren Strange – 2: 13.20 (Honda). 3rd Shane Diener – 2: 15.12 (Yamaha WR450F). 4th Matt Fish - 2:17.41 (KTM). 5th Rod Faggotter – 2: 21.09 (Yamaha WR450F). 6th Manuel Lucchesse – 2: 29.44 (Hus). 7th Vern Strange – 2: 30.28 (Yamaha WR450F). 8th Brett Cummings – 2:32.25 (Honda). 9th Chad Vernon – 2: 36.50 (Yamaha WR450F). 10th Alex Van Ginhel – 2.37.11 (KTM).
-- ASX News
The opening round of ASX is only weeks away and at the time of writing this is where we stand as far as who is riding for who…..I haven’t entered into the what may be or the ‘if only’ crap, this is fact at the time of writing.
My wish list for ASX is this. Ben Townley actually turns up and rides, Joel Dinsdale is old enough to ride the under 19s class, at least one team hires a decent Yank and Yarrive hires a commentator who knows shit from clay in the moto world….is that too much to ask??
- Berry Sweet/Lucas Oil/Yamaha: Craig Anderson – Pro Open. Mitch Norris – Pro-Lites
- Campbell Mining/TLD/Maxima/Honda Team: Jake Moss – Pro Open
- Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing: Brad Anderson – Pro Open. Ford Dale – Pro Lites.
- CDR Yamaha: Lawson Bopping – Pro Open. Daniel McCoy – Pro Open
- Choice Motorsports KTM: Jacob Wright – Pro Open. Dylan Long – Under 19s
- DPH Motorsport Honda Racing: Cheyne Boyd – Pro Lites
- FullForce CarsRus Racing: Sam Duncanson – Pro Open. Keiron Hall – Pro Lites
- GYTR Yamaha: Wade Hunter – Under 19s. Sam Martin – Under 19s.
- Honda/Red Bull/Simmonds Racing: Tye Simmonds – Pro Open
- JDR/KTM Factory Racing: Matt Moss – Pro Open. Dan Reardon – Pro Open. Ryan Marmont – Pro Lites. Josh Cachia – Pro Lites
- Monster Energy Kawasaki: Jay Marmont – Pro Open. Billy Mackenzie – Pro Open. Kade Mosig – Pro Lites
- Motul Pirelli Suzuki: Todd Waters – Pro Open. Steven Clarke – Pro Lites
- MX Factory Honda: No Idea
- Raceline Pirelli Suzuki. Errol Willis – Pro Lites. Scott Columb – Pro Lites. Jay Wilson – Under 19s
- Serco Yamaha Metal Mulisha Racing: Luke Styke – Pro Lites.
- Team Axis Motorsports Kawasaki Maxima: Ben George – Under 19s.
- Wilsons Jetpilot MX Kawasaki: Luke Wilson – Pro Open
- Zero Seven Motorsports Suzuki: No Idea
-- Mitch Norris Gets a Sweet Ride for ASX
Berry Sweet Lucas Oil Yamaha's team owner Craig Anderson has announced that South Australian rider Mitch Norris will join the team for the upcoming Australian Supercross Championship (ASX) starting in Dubbo on the 13th of October.
Norris raced aboard an Axis Motorsports Kawasaki in the MXD class throughout the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals championship, and will now make the move to the Pro Lites class for the ASX Championship.
Norris who moved to New South Wales in 2011 to further his racing career, had a successful motocross series despite being hampered by injuries mid season. With a podium finish early in the season before returning from injury and finishing the season on a high with a 5th place overall finish at the final round at
"Mitch will ride the Lites class for us and having a rider on-board that lives close to the workshop and test track is a bonus for us" stated Anderson
"We have start testing in full and Mitch is a big part of everything we are doing. I think he can not just turn some heads in SX, but we want him to be battling for the Podium.
"The bike we have developed is great and we are excited to get it and Mitch on the start line to show everyone that we are here for results.
Norris will replace fellow South Aussie Luke Arbon who has been sidelined due to an Ankle injury sustained at the final round of the motocross season at Coolum.
-- Europe - 2012 World Motocross Championship – Final Round – Teutschenthal - Germany
MX2 Qualifying Race: 1. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 24:38.133; 2. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:07.421; 3. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:14.286; 4. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:16.475; 5. Elliott Banks-Browne (GBR, KTM), +0:17.576; 6. Jose Butron (ESP, KTM), +0:23.353; 7. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:26.251; 8. Tim Gajser (SLO, KTM), +0:29.272; 9. Alexander Tonkov (RUS, Honda), +0:31.108; 10. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:32.942.
- MX2 Race Report: Team Floride Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit’s Tommy Searle finished the season with an overall win after winning both motos in Teutschenthal. The British rider succeeded in finishing first in the moto after Jeffrey Herlings had a mechanical failure but in the second moto Searle started at the front and dominated right through to the chequered flag.
The German Grand Prix is the last race for Searle in the MX class. "It was a nice way to end the season. The first race was quite difficult for me as I tightened up after I had taken the lead. Osborne was riding well in second and kept the pressure on, but I was able to keep him off my rear wheel and win. I rode really well in the second moto; the track flowed better and I was more relaxed."
Second overall was Monster Energy Yamaha’s Zach Osborne, who did an excellent first moto finishing second, but he had to make an impressive recovery in the second race to finish on the podium after he started down in the seventeenth position.
“This is a good way to send-off and I’m really happy, I got a really bad start in the second moto and was working my way through and got up to eighth when I crashed. That put me back to twelfth and I had to start all over again. I knew it was my last GP moto of this stage of my career so I put my heart and soul into it and was able to finish on the podium. At the beginning of the season I was in great shape after the supercross and unfortunately picked up that injury. I feel now that I am coming back to a good level and was able to charge the whole time in both motos. It was a good feeling. I didn’t have anything for Arnaud in the second moto,” said Osborne after the race.
His teammate Arnaud Tonus had a very difficult qualifying race yesterday, but today he was visibly moved when he crossed the finish line of the second race and he realized that he had finished third overall of the Grand Prix. The Monster Energy Yamaha rider had a very bad start in the first moto, but he managed to move from his initial nineteenth position up to the sixth final place. In the second race his start was much better and he was able to finish third for his first overall podium of the year.
“It has been a really tough season for me and I’ve had a lot of problems physically so to get on the podium at the last race is amazing. Especially after yesterday because I had a terrible qualifying race and had to work hard to come back through from a bad gate position. I really hope I can push for the championship next year after getting a solid winter of work behind me. That is twice now I’ve taken podium results in the last GPs of the year so the goal will be to reverse that for the start of 2013.”
Jeffrey Herlings did not start really well in the first heat, and when he was recovering some positions his KTM stopped and he had to pull out from the race. In the second one the 2012 FIM MX2 World Champion did an excellent start, but he admitted that Searle was much faster and he decided to ride safe in the second place, which gave him the overall eighth position.
Elliott Banks-Browne has a bright future. “The weekend was pretty good; I had a decent qualifying heat finishing fifth, and I actually led the race for a lap, but then I went back a bit. The first race today was going so well, I got the holeshot, led again and I was second for most of the race, but then something happened to my bike. We are not sure what was it was and it started to get slower. Osborne came past me and I had to stop because there was smoke everywhere. I was absolutely gutted because I was third and I just had eight minutes left until the chequered flag. I’m sure I would have had a third place. The second race I had bad luck again; I was fourth at the start but something happened to my clutch and for the rest of the race I had no clutch, so I struggled getting into the corners properly. I finished ninth, which is the best result I have taken in a moto but even this weekend I think I could have been on the podium because my speed was really good. Now let’s see what happens next year.”
- The Lupino Report: Alessandro, you blew it mate. After spending almost the whole series in 10th place outright our mate on the Husky TC250 dropped the ball in the final two rounds to finish the championship in 11th. DISSAPOINTED!!!!!!!!!!
Lupino will race for Italy in the MXoN before replacing Searle on the Kawasaki team in 2013.
- MX2 Race 1: 1. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 41:00.578; 2. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:03.344; 3. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:20.997; 4. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:25.850; 5. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:30.966; 6. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:34.382; 7. Romain Febvre (FRA, KTM), +0:35.401; 8. Julien Lieber (BEL, Suzuki), +0:36.349; 9. Alexander Tonkov (RUS, Honda), +0:45.887; 10. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Husqvarna), +0:57.672;
- MX2 Race 2: 1. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 39:26.109; 2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), +0:03.491; 3. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), +0:25.175; 4. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:32.372; 5. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), +0:37.332; 6. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:44.191; 7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:49.395; 8. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), +0:56.916; 9. Elliott Banks-Browne (GBR, KTM), +0:58.846; 10. Romain Febvre (FRA, KTM), +0:59.409;
- MX2 Overall: 1. Tommy Searle (GBR, Kawasaki), 50 points; 2. Zachary Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 40 p.; 3. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Yamaha), 35 p.; 4. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 34 p.; 5. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KTM), 33 p.; 6. Valentin Teillet (FRA, Kawasaki), 31 p.; 7. Romain Febvre (FRA, KTM), 25 p.; 8. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 22 p.; 9. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 22 p.; 10. Alexander Tonkov (RUS, Honda), 22 p.
- MX2 Championship Final Standings: 1. Jeffery Herlings 694pts. 2. Tommy Searle 651pts. Kaw. 3. Jeremy van Horebeek 559pts. KTM. 4. Jake Nicholls 443pts. KTM. 5. Jordi Tixier 434pts. KTM. 6. Joel Roelants 367pts. Kaw. 7. Max Anstie 333pts. Hon. 8. Jose Burton 291pts. KTM. 9. Glenn Coldenhoof 273pts KTM. 10. Dylan Ferrandis 272pts. Kaw. 11. Alessandro Lupino 262pts. Husq. 12. Arnaud Tonus 246pts Yam. 13. Romain Febvre 221pts. KTM. 14. Valentin Teillet 211pts. Kaw. 15. Zach Osborne 210pts. Yam
- MX1 Qualifying Race: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 26:00.844; 2. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:05.430; 3. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), +0:10.201; 4. Shaun Simpson (GBR, Yamaha), +0:35.498; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:38.507; 6. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +0:43.184; 7. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Yamaha), +0:44.606; 8. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:44.919; 9. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Yamaha), +0:48.378; 10. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Honda), +0:50.010.
- MX1 Race Report: OK, I watched this one live on MX-Life and the opening race was the best for the year. Recently sacked Max Nagle pulled the holeshot ahead of his Red Bull KTM Factory Racing teammates Antonio Cairoli and Ken Roczen and with Clement Desalle sitting just a few bike lengths back the three KTM pilots went at it like rabid dogs.
I was expecting Cairoli to blow by Nagl and take off for the win but the German held tough and when Roczen passed Cairoli for second the locals went into a frenzy – German riders 1st and 2nd at their home GP…yeehaa!!
Unfortunately Roczen stalled his 450 allowing Cairoli back into second and it wasn’t long before Nagl faltered and Cairoli went on to win the opening moto before blitzing everyone in moto two for his seventh overall victory in a row, his eleventh in the season and his 58th in his career.
“This is important for me, to win with everyone fit and motivated, we now look forward to racing back in the sand at Lomel for MXoN and for my country,” said Cairoli after the second moto.
Roczen was able to finish second overall on his debut in the MX1 class after finishing third and second. “This was a great weekend, the fans were so happy for Max and I, to pass Cairoli in moto one, to finish my first MX1 in second, now we go to Lomel with confidence.”
Here is what the other MX1 men had to say.
- Clement Desalle: "I had some fun today and my riding was better than in the last few GPs. It has been difficult with my hand and my doctor told me it would take six weeks. Overall it has affected my training and it has meant slowly, slowly I've been getting better on the bike. In the first moto but Max and Ken made mistakes and I was able to finish second and in the second I made a mistake myself and Max was able to pass me. It was really difficult to pass on this track but I did my best. Second in the World Championship is not so bad but for sure my team and I want first place like every rider here. It has not been an easy year off the track and there have been some sad moments and that has affected my riding, so to finish second is OK and we'll look for improvement next season."
- Tanel Leok: "It wasn't the greatest Grand Prix for me. In the first race I had the speed but I could not make the passes happen. It was difficult out there. In the second race I crashed on the third corner, crashed again and had to take a stone out of the brake, so not good. I scored points in every race this year and that is something positive I will take from this season. It is just a pity about the injury at the beginning. In my head I know some things I could have done better but now it is too late."
- Ken De Dycker: "After more than a week of fighting illness I didn’t feel super fit. However both motos went reasonably well. Seventh overall and ten and five in the motos was not exactly great but it was in line with was to be expected under the given circumstances. Overtaking seemed harder than usual here on race day. Also my body still felt pretty beat-up because of the muscle and stomach aches. "
- Kevin Strijbos: “It’s not really the result I wanted to finish the season with but I think we have to be happy with sixth position in the championship. This year I have managed to put my name back up there with some podium results and at last some consistency after a few years of injuries. I didn’t really get going with the track today; I just found it really tricky for passing and when I was behind Leok in that first moto I just lost my way and speed a bit. Anyway I want to thank the team, sponsors, KTM and Harry Everts for all they have done for me this season. I am very happy with how we have approached it all and I think we can all look back on the GPs and feel content with what we manage
- Evgeny Bobryshev “This morning the thumb was still the same as yesterday, so I just had to see how it was going to be on the bike in warm-up. The painkillers made it a bit better, but I had a really tough time in the race, as I couldn’t grip properly. Every time I was entering the corner and braking, it was difficult because I had no power in my hand. I gritted my teeth and finished sixth. It's really difficult to pass at this track, so it was hard to make progress in either race. In the second heat I had a really bad start, but in the first few corners I saw a little bit of space and went for it. I knew Paulin was pushing me, and he came by, but I could stay with him. I was getting roosted and annoyed because the stones were hurting, so I was in a lot of pain all the race, but anyway we took sixth overall and moved up to ninth in the standings. I am happy we’re at the end of the season but not with the final result. I just want to start a new year after everything this year, with pain since Valkenswaard, missing training, coming back and then some injury again almost on repeat. I am tired with this, so I am really looking forward to getting to grips with my training, spending time with the team and starting again for next year. The last thing we have to do for this season is we to prepare for the Nations at Lommel which should be good. It’s a fun race and I like the sand.”
- Xavier Boog: “I had a big crash during the practice session, when I got a stone in the chain just before a jump, and my body was painful today! In the first race I was involved in a collision on the first lap, but I was able to recover to ninth place. My second start was better, and even though I had cramps in my leg I finished seventh, which is a regular number for me as it is the third year in a row that I have taken this position in the championship!”
- Christophe Pourcel: “We have not been able to make our usual good starts in the last two GPs and that was a handicap here in Teutschenthal. I only qualified fifteenth as a result and that made it very difficult for the GP motos as this track is not really selective and everyone can go pretty much the same speed. I did my best today but that was not enough to earn another podium after my injury set-back in Great Britain last month. But we proved with several moto and GP wins that the 450 Kawasaki is a great bike, as we raced with nearly a standard KX450F.”
- Sébastien Pourcel: “My qualifying race was ruined when a rider stopped in front of me at the second corner; I had to stop too and lost so much time that I finished only sixteenth. Both starts were average, as I did wheelies out of the gate. I was expecting better results than tenth and eighth for this last race of the season.”
- The Coppins Report: After finishing the qualifying race in seventh Josh Coppins finished the GP JUST outside the top ten with 12-11 moto finishes and wraps up a great career.” I feel pretty good. I wasn’t suffering as much physically and enjoyed it more because of that. I struggled with my starts today and rode pretty decently but I reckon I should have been up a bit higher in the races. Both motos were OK, I just had to come back through and it wasnt easy to pass. If I would have started higher then I would have been finished further up. I reckon the pace from fifth to outside the top ten was pretty similar to be honest. I think I could have done another step up but we have run out of GPs and I hope to do well at the Nations. I don’t have any regrets at all about retiring. It is time, and it’s time to move on.”
- MX1 Race 1: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 40:20.857; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:04.984; 3. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), +0:23.134; 4. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:29.686; 5. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +0:33.895; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:35.278; 7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:36.056; 8. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:53.085; 9. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:53.887; 10. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:57.687;
- MX1 Race 2: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 40:24.135; 2. Ken Roczen (GER, KTM), +0:04.862; 3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:07.977; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), +0:10.607; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:25.935; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), +0:30.107; 7. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:46.263; 8. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:50.282; 9. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:09.831; 10. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), +1:10.953;
- MX1 Overall: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 50 points; 2. Ken Roczen (GER,
KTM), 42 p.; 3. Clement Desalle (BEL, Suzuki), 40 p.; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER,
KTM), 34 p.; 5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Kawasaki), 34 p.; 6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS,
Honda), 30 p.; 7. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 27 p.; 8. Xavier Boog (FRA,
Kawasaki), 26 p.; 9. Christophe Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 25 p.; 10. Sebastien
Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 24 p.;
-- Max Nagl To Honda for 2013/14
25 year old Max Nagl has singed to race for the Honda World Motocross team
aboard the CRF450R for the next two seasons in the MX1 World Championship.
"I am really excited to be joining Honda because it's going to be a new experience for me. It's almost my first time on a Japanese bike, which will be a new challenge with a lot of motivation, and I can't wait to get going. The Honda World Motocross team looks really professional, and from what I can see it's like a big family, so I'm really happy about coming to the team. My personal goal is for top three in the championship, and I really believe we can achieve this. Both Bobby and I will be on the same level, with no rider having any extra advantage from a support point of view, which is important so we can work together to achieve the goals. I know him from some of the events and races; he is a cool guy and the main thing for me is that he is very down to earth, even when he is winning, so that's good and I am sure we will work well together, which is important. It's funny because in the 85cc schoolboy classes at the start of my career I rode a Honda 80cc with a lot of good victories and now I'm back where I started. My injuries are all good now, so I am looking forward to a strong pre-season to build up for next year. I am excited to go to Japan and learn how everything works while making the preparations, so I'm really happy to be announcing this new partnership."
"We are delighted to have secured Max's services and to welcome him into the Honda family. We know he rode Honda machinery in the early part of his career with considerable success and this relationship is an exciting new chapter for him. Max has a lot of experience with an impressive résumé, and we believe there is a lot more potential for him to succeed, especially having had two seasons with time off the bike, which has served to increase his determination. His comeback this year has so far been very impressive, and we believe that we have a strong pairing for our aim of podium and race winning success with Max and Bobby. Having spent some time with Max it's apparent that his attitude towards his racing is excellent, and we hope that both riders can pull each other forward, progress the development of the CRF450R, while having a strong working relationship to put the Honda at the sharp end of the championship series. Max will be riding the bike as soon as possible before heading to Japan to work through an extensive programme in preparation for next year. There's really not much time between now and the first race, so the team will be working incredibly hard in ensuring we have everything in place to reach our potential."
-- Brad Anderson Back To UK
After getting smoked by the Aussie riders former British Motocross Champion Brad Anderson will return to the UK after signing for the Maxxis Kawasaki by L.P.E team to contest both the Maxxis British Championship plus the Red Bull Pro series.
Team manager Steve James dribbled this piece of linguistic magic. "It was
sort of like Ando was on secondment to the Australian series really and he knew
we wanted him as a future part of the team.” James continued with this. “The new
outfit and increased support from long term partner Maxxis, along with valuable
input from Apico and Answer clothing, sealed the deal in double quick time. Now
we can build on this solid foundation and I hope to be announcing other top line
signings for our dedicated MX1 team in the very near future".
My thoughts? Bloody poms sign a guy who was flat out winning a race here in Australia and they carry on like pork chops over it….I believe Anderson came over here thinking he was going to smoke us and he failed.
-- Max Anstie To Rockstar Suzuki
In front of the international press corps at Teutschenthal for the Grand Prix of Germany and the final round of the '12 series, Anstie, Team Manager Thomas Ramsbacher and Team Technical co-ordinator Jens Johansson spoke of their feelings on the new union that will see the 19 year old Max Anstie steer the factory RM-Z250 in the MX2 grands prix and also prepare for the new campaign with some Supercross appearances in the...
"For 2011 and 2012 our goal was to build the base of the team back up to a position where we could get a rider like Max on board and push to be on the MX2 podium again," said Ramsbacher.
We know he is a hard-working and professional youngster and has been on the radar of many people in MX2 for some time. Now with Brian Hsu, Jorge Zaragoza and possibly another MX2 rider that we hope to confirm very soon we have a strong team on many levels and it is great to see. I want to give big thanks to our sponsors and partners for helping to make this happen and to Suzuki of course for realising we had a prime opportunity to continue our project. We have already developed a few remarkable athletes and have no shortage of young stars coming through our ranks."
Said Anstie: "I'm really happy to be joining the team because from what I've seen it is very professional and organised and I believe they can give me the package I need to be on the podium consistently. I analysed my options and I cannot thank these guys enough for believing in me and providing a factory ride." "We are looking forward to starting our next chapter with Max," said Johansson.
"We have already been using 2013 RM-Z250 parts since the Grand Prix of Europe
and we are into the first phases of preparation for the next season. It should
be an exciting time."
The Briton moved to California at a young age and after decent appearances in the Supercross arenas crossed the Atlantic again to attempt the FIM series. He currently holds seventh in the 2012 standings after a year dogged by misfortune. Anstie did walk the podium once this season - in the sand of Lierop for the Benelux Grand Prix - and has two career rostrum trophies to-date.
-- Other Euro News
- Gautier Paulin will be joined by Jeremy Van Horebeek to ride for the official Kawasaki MX1 team. Gautier Paulin said, "For the first time in my career that I have signed for two years, as I usually want a deal for only one year to keep my options open, but I saw this year that I really enjoy the MX1 class and the atmosphere of the team.”
Jeremy Van Horebeek said, "I'm delighted to join the Factory Kawasaki Racing Team for my move to the 450 class. I had several offers for next year but my choice was quite easy as Kawasaki offered me a good deal and trusts in my potential. I never race in MX1 before so it will be a new challenge.”
- Tanel Leok and Jason Dougan will race for the British-based Route77 Honda team in the British Nationals and GPs.
- Steve Ramon and Nicolas Aubin will head Dave Thorpe’s Buildbase 450 Honda team to contest the Maxxis British Motocross Championship and Red Bull pro races.
- British-based STR KTM team will have Jonathan Barragan and Matiss Karro contesting the MX1 class in the Red Bull Pro Series and Maxxis British Motocross Championships.
- My Thoughts? The British Motocross Championships is getting stronger thanks to ex-GP riders jumping into the mix and the fact that a recent British Champions like Brad Anderson struggled here in Australia shows the talent we have here….we just need that talent pool to run a little deeper and I think our current Australian series is going to achieve that goal in the years to come.
-- 2012 World Speedway Championship – FIM Dansk Metal Nordic SGP
Wild card Michael Jepsen Jensen has passed Denmark’s Nicki Pedersen in the final to win the last SGP round to be staged at the spiritual home of Danish speedway but Pedersen’s second place in the final moved the triple world champion on to 143 points and is just two behind World Championship leader Chris Holder, who exited in the semi-final on 11 points and now has 145, going into the season-closing FIM Torun SGP of Poland on October 6. Current world title holder Greg Hancock is third on 135 after tallying nine on the night.
Pedersen may still be waiting for SGP gold in Denmark, but he was delighted to move nine points closer to Holder going into the Torun decider. “I obviously enjoyed myself tonight. I felt positive even before the meeting. I felt up for it and wanted to close the gap on Chris." said Pedersen. “I knew I had to do extremely well to come up and get close to Chris. He needed to slip up in the semi and I needed to make the final so things like that fell into place today, but I was also very focused on my own starts and my own equipment. We got it spot on. We’ve been testing a bit over the last week and I definitely brought my gating gloves.” he concluded
Austraian Chris Holder still leads the championship by the narrowest of margins heading into the season finale. Holder will look to hold off Pedersen who is two points behind him, while American Greg Hancock is also still in with a shot of defending his number one plate, just 10 points behind Holder.
Australia's second rider in the championship Jason Crump finished the round in 4th place on 10 points and is an outside chance to squeezing into the top three overall in the championship standings with just one round remaining.
FIM DANSK METAL NORDIC SGP SCORES: 1 Michael Jepsen Jensen 15, 2 Nicki Pedersen 20, 3 Emil Sayfutdinov 15, 4 Jason Crump 10, 5 Antonio Lindback 11, 6 Chris Holder 11, 7 Fredrik Lindgren 11, 8 Greg Hancock 9, 9 Tomasz Gollob 7, 10 Andreas Jonsson 7.
WSC Standings after 11 of 12 Rounds: 1 Chris Holder 145, 2 Nicki Pedersen 143, 3 Greg Hancock 135, 4 Emil Sayfutdinov 122, 5 Jason Crump 121, 6 Tomasz Gollob 121, 7 Fredrik Lindgren 111, 8 Antonio Lindback 103, 9 Andreas Jonsson 84, 10 Hans Andersen 64.
The final round of the championship will be held in Poland on October 6
-- Crump Announced His Retirement
The day after round 11 of the 2012 World Speedway Championships Jason Crump
announced his decision to retire from the sport after 144 rounds and 17 years in
The Australian legend, the highest GP scorer, top all-time GP finalist, top all-time final winner and 10-time top three finisher, revealed that he will be standing down from the top flight world championship but will be continuing his domestic European racing.
“This is a decision I have made with my family some time ago." Crump said. "I am not here to steal anyone’s thunder and I believe by announcing this today will allow the world champion to enjoy their rightful place with all the headlines in a fortnight.
“After 12 rounds and a tough series, whoever wins the overall world championship in Torun deserves all the plaudits." he added. “I am extremely proud of my record in the Grand Prix and have gone into every single world championship meeting believing I could win. This is a tough unforgiving series and I would like to think that I have always been a contender.
“Although I am not at the Grand Prix series summit with one round remaining, I have won a round in Copenhagen this year and have made finals throughout and made my presence felt.” Crump continued. “When I first entered the world championship arena I was fortunate to have some outstanding Aussie compatriots like Leigh Adams and Craig Boyce who were durable opponents but huge inspirations on and off the track." Crump stated.
“I leave the series with Chris Holder on the brink of star status and fellow Aussie Darcy Ward ready to step onto the GP stage. I have no doubt they will lead the new generation on track with style, I feel privileged to have played a part in the early part of Chris’ career and of course I would like nothing better than for him to be the next Australian world champion after me.”
Reflecting on a stunning career in the sport, Crump says stepping down will allow others to create a new era for world championship speedway. “I have been racing bikes a lot longer than most of the riders in the Grand Prix. But I want a new breed to enjoy what I have been involved in for nearly two decades." Crump continued.
“And I want them to go into the series all believing, like me, that they can win. From the moment I got on a bike my goal was to be world champion. The fact I was lucky enough to enjoy the feeling three times is something I will never forget.
“I’ve had my time and been one of the few to reach the pinnacle. Now it’s an opportunity for others to take the stage and enjoy the limelight.” Crump recalled his 10 successive years of finishing in the top three of the world championship and his rivalry with six-times champion Tony Rickardsson.”
“Without the great sponsors and friends I count myself so fortunate - in particular my wife, Melody and my uncle Drew who have only missed a handful of Grand Prix meetings between them there is no way I could have achieved the high standards which I have been able to maintain from my first GP 17 years ago to my final meeting at Torun in two weeks time.” Crump concluded.
When Jason Crump takes his place in his 145th Grand Prix in Torun in October
6 and races across the chequered flag for the final time and steps aside,
top-flight world championship speedway will be saying goodbye to a true legend
who has been a true ambassador and flag bearer for the sport over nearly two
stunning decades of oval racing.
"He has dedicated his life to achieving his goals, and in doing so he has also put and kept Australia at the pointy end of world Motorsport. A true athlete." Doohan added. "Australia has very few world Motorsport champions and Jason has put himself towards the top of that ladder as well. Good luck my friend."
-- 2012 ISDE – Saxony, Germany.
As per usual a simple google search fails to find the results for the biggest enduro event in the world….at least that remains consistent with just about every enduro event around the world – at this stage this is the best I can do after day one of the 2012 ISDE – will fill you in with full results next week.
Josh Strang and Toby Price star for Aussies. Found this on Josh’s Facebook, “Pretty good day today, stayed on two wheels but it's a long week! The rest of the boys are doing good, a few big crashes for them but everyone is still good.”
ISDE Day 1 Overall Results (unofficial): Renet. Antione Meo. Remes. Johnny Aubert. Juha Salminen. Nambotin. Gurrero. Josh Strang. Toby Price. Santolino. Charlie Mullins.
-- Maxxis British Motocross Nationals – Current Standings
450 Points Standings: Kevin Strijbos 388pts. Shaun Simpson 339pts. Matiss Karro 308pts. Gert Krestinov 264pts. Martin Barr 243pts. Kristian Whatley 201pts. Jamie Law 200pts. Stephen Sword 198pts. Alex Snow 186pts. Dorron Coutts 170pts.
250 Points Standings: Mel Pocock 343pts. Elliott Banks-Browne 327pts. Nev Bradshaw 271pts. Steven Lenoir 254pts. Nicolas Aubin 239pts. Graeme Irwin 239pts. Bryan MacKenzie 235pts. Stu Edmonds 174pts James Cottrell 152pts. Lewis Tombs 141pts.
Round 8 will be held on the 7th of October at Little Silver, Exeter.
-- 2012 World Enduro Championships – Current Standings
E1 Standings after Round 14: 1, Meo, 237 - World Champion . 2, Thain, 174. 3, Oldrati, 166. 4, Remes, 162. 4, Seistola, 162
E2 Standings after Round 14: 1, Renet, 228. 2, Guerrero, 217. 3, Salminen, 204. 4, Cervantes, 152. 5, Aubert, 122.
E3 Standings after Round 14: 1, Nambotin, 274 - World Champion. 2, Ljunggren,
204. 3, Leok, 202. 4, Mena, 167. 5, Knight, 162.
-- Here are the Championships that are Finished for 2012
2012 AMA Supercross Championships – Final Results
Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class: 1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 210. 2. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 165. 3. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki – 158. 4. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki – 148. 5. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki – 143. 6. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Honda – 131. 7. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda – 117. 8. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 85. 9. Matthew Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Kawasaki – 78. 10. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 77.
Western Regional Supercross Lites Class: 1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 184. 2. Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki, 154. 3. Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 142. 4. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 119. 5. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki, 111. 6. Matt Moss, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 106. 7. Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Ky., Yamaha, 96. 8. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Georgia, Suzuki, 89. 9. Billy Laninovich, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 85. 10. Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 78.
-- 2012 AMA Motocross Championship
Final 250 Points: 1. Blake Baggett – 519. 2. Justin Barcia – 499. 3. Eli Tomac – 487. 4. Ken Roczen – 456. 5. Marvin Musquin – 406. 6. Wil Hahn – 316. 7. Blake Wharton – 265. 8. Jason Anderson – 238. 9. Jessy Nelson – 225. 10. Travis Baker – 193.
Final 450 Points: 1. Ryan Dungey – 580. 2. Mike Alessi – 453. 3. Jake Weimer
– 355. 4. Andrew Short – 354. 5. Broc Tickle – 349. 6. Josh Grant – 277. 7.
Justin Brayton – 247. 8. Kyle Chisholm – 211. 9. Davi Millsaps - 176
-- 2012 Canadian Motocross Championships - Final Standings
MX1 Final Points Standings: Matt Goerke 442pts. Bobby Kiniry 375pts. Yam. Dusty Klatt 316pts. KTM. Gavin Gracyk 252pts. Kaw. Tyler Villopoto 230pts. Kaw. Morgan Burger 207pts. Kaw. Tyler Medaglia 182pts. Hon. Jason Burke 181pts. Hon. Colton Facciotti 175pts. KTM. Shawn Maffenbeier 155pts. Yam.
MX2 Final Points Standings: Teddy Maier 406pts. Kaw. Jeremy Medaglia 386pts. KTM. Topher Ingalls 263pts. Hon. Jared Allison 261pts. Yam. Brad Nauditt 230pts. Hon. Kaven Benoit 227pts. KTM. Parker Allison 219pts. Yam. Spencer Knowles 201pts. Yam. Richard Grey 196pts. Yam. Dylan Kaelin 180pts. Yam.
-- Australian MX Nationals – Final Standings
MXD Championship Standings: 1. Kayne Lamont 521 Pts. 2. Dylan Long 500 Pts. 3. Dylan Leary 462 Pts. 4. Jay Wilson 439 Pts. 5. Kale Makeham 428 Pts. 6. Sam Martin 411 Pts. 7. Mitch Norris 322 Pts. 8. Wade Hunter 268 Pts. 9. Joel Milesevic 230 Pts. 10. Mitch Budd 201 Pts.
MX2 Championship Standings: 1. Ford Dale 571 Pts. 2. Luke Styke 569 Pts. 3.
Josh Cachia 565 Pts. 4. Kade Mosig 499 Pts. 5. Kirk Gibbs 441 Pts. 6. Cheyne
Boyd 411 Pts. 7. Adam Monea 409 Pts. 8. Scott Columb 360 Pts. 9. Justin McDonald
320 Pts. 10. Lewis Woods 306 Pts.
MX1 Championship Standings: 1. Josh Coppins 618 Pts. 2. Todd Waters 607 Pts. 3. Cody Cooper 509 Pts. 4. Brad Anderson 509 Pts. 5. Lawson Bopping 506 Pts. 6. Jay Marmont 374 Pts. 7. Jake Moss 347 Pts. 8. Dean Porter 331 Pts. 9. Daniel McCoy 329 Pts. 10. Dan Reardon 320 Pts. 11. Tye Simmonds 234 Pts. 12. Craig Anderson 207 Pts.
-- 2012 World Trials Championship Final Standings
Final Championships Points: 1. Toni Bou 250 pts. 2. Adam Raga 187 pts. 3. Jeroni Fajardo 186 pts. 4. Albert Cabestany 181 pts. 5. Takahisa Fujinami 174 pts. 6. James Dabill 135 pts . 7. Jack Challoner 99 pts. 8. Daniel Oliveras 90 pts. 9. Michael Brown 89 pts. 10. Matteo Grattarola 66 Pts.
-- 2012 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship – Final Standings
65 Overall: 1. Caleb Grothues AUS. 2. Rily Dukes AUS. 3. Robert-Crisztian Tompa ROU. 4. Conner Mullennx USA. 5. Timur Petrashin RUS. 6. Luke Milec SLO. 7. Raivo Dankers NED. 8. Dmytro Chernov UKR. 9. Rene Hofer AUT. 10. Xylian Ramella SUI.
85 Overall: 1. Brian Hsu GER. 2. Austin Forkner USA. 3. Davey Pooties NED. 4. Ivan Petrov BUL. 5. Tomas Ragandini ITA. 6. Jake Pinhancos USA. 7. Bradley Cox RSA. 8. Fillippo Zonta ITA. 9. Mitchell Evans AUS. 10. Conrad Mewse GBR. 13. Hunter Lawrence AUS.
125 Overall: 1. Tim Gajser SLO. 2. Simone Furlotti ITA. 3. James Dunn GBR. 4. Jorge Zaragoze Beltran ESP. 5. Pauls Jonass LAT. 6. Vaclay Kovar CZE. 7. Nicholas Adams RSA. 8. Brian Bogers NED. 9.Thomas Kjer Olsen DEN. 10. Calvin Vlaaderen NED12. Jordan Smith USA. 16. Jarec Balkovic USA. 17. Joel Milesevic AUS. 31. Egan Mastin AUS.
Nations Overall: 1. Netherlands. 2. Italy. 3. United States. 4. Australia. 5. South Africa. 6. Russia. 7. Czech Republic. 8. Bulgaria. 9. Latvia. 10. Lithuania. 11. Ukraine. 12. Slovenia. 13. Germany. 14. Great Britan. 15. Austria. 16. Brazil. 17. Estonia. 18. Slovakia. 19. Begium. 20. Finland.
-- 2012 AORC Championship – Final Standings
E1: 1. Daniel Milner (Ballard’s Yamaha Off-Road) 232. 2. Josh Green (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) 215. 3. Ben Burrell (Motorex KTM Off-Road) 200. 4. Tom McCormack (Yamaha) 176. 5. Luka Bussa (Husqvarna Racing Team) 174. 6. Tom Kite (Honda) 149. 7. Kristian Sprenger (Yamaha) 115. 8. Nick Lean (Suzuki MX1 Australia) 105. 9. Dylan Rose (Honda) 63. 10.Dean Fiddler (Kawasaki) 37.
E2: 1. Matt Phillips (Ballard’s Yamaha Off-Road) 215. 2. Glenn Kearney (Husqvarna Racing Team) 198. 3. Chris Hollis (Motorex KTM Off-Road) 194. 4. Mitch Harper (Yamaha) 175. 5. Lachlan Stanford (Suzuki MX1 Australia) 153. 6. Stefan Granquist (Yamaha) 135.7. Jarrod Bewley (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) 134. 8. Broc Grabham (KTM) 104. 9. Kane Hall (Husqvarna) 91. 10. Christopher Davey (Christensen’s Motorcycles) 72.
E3: 1. Toby Price (Motorex KTM Off-Road) 250. 2. Stefan Merriman (Ballard’s Yamaha Off-Road) 220. 3. Scott Keegan (Motorex Force Husaberg) 190. 4. Mitch Bowen (Husaberg) 137. 5. Kye Anderson (KTM) 108. 6. Christofer Cash (Yamaha) 90. 7. Daniel Sanders (KTM) 76. 8. David Hogan (Highway Performance Bikes) 75. 9. Luke Tomlinson (KTM) 63. 10. Brett Holl (Honda) 63.
Outright: 1. Toby Price (Motorex KTM Off-Road) 244. 2. Daniel Milner (Ballard’s Yamaha Off-Road) 191. 3. Matt Phillips (Ballard’s Yamaha Off-Road) 169. 4. Stefan Merriman (Ballard’s Yamaha Off-Road) 165. 5. Josh Green (Active8 Yamaha Yamalube) 154. 6. Glenn Kearney (Husqvarna Racing Team) 153. 7. Chris Hollis (Motorex KTM Off-Road) 133. 8. Ben Burrell (Motorex KTM Off-Road) 124. 9. Mitcham Harper (Yamaha) 121. 10.Tom McCormack (Yamaha) 99.
-- 2012 Vets Motocross Des Nations – Final Results
VETS Motocross Des Nations: 1. Belgium. 2. USA. 3. Great Britain
EVO VMXDN Results: 1. Werner Dewitt - 1-2-3-5. 2. Ryan Hughes - 10-1-1-3. Gordon Crockard - 5-4-2-2. 4. Johan Boonen - 3-3-4-4. 7. Doug Dubach. 12. Jeff Ward. 52. Russell Williamson (Aus)
TWIN SHOCK VMXDN Results: 1. Ryan Hughes..........1-1-1-1. 2. Patrick Caps - 2-3-3-2. 3. Colin Dugmore - 7-2-2-7. 4. Jurgen Kuppers - 3-7-5-3. 5. Doug Dubach. 27. Chuck Sun. 40. Geoff Ballard (Aus). 41. Russell Williamson (Aus). 49. Mike Bell. 52. Ray Beetz.
EVO 250 Results: 1. Kristian Whatley - 1-1-1-2. 2. Gordan Crockard - 15-5-2-1. 3. Jack Gribble - 7-7-4-5. 4. Stuart Rawlings - 8-2-7-6.
EVO 500 Results: 1. Scott Elderfield - 3-2-2-2. 2. Dorren Coutts............2-3-5-1. 3. Tom Church - 1-1-3-9. 4. Sam Chapman - 4-5-6-7.
TWIN SHOCK UNDER-40 Results: 1. Tom Church - 5-1-3-3. 2. Ed Bradley - 3-3-4-5. 3. Luke Hill - 2-4-6-6. 4. Brad Tomlin - 1-12-5-3.
TWIN SHOCK OVER-40 Results: 1. Anders Sydborg - 1-1-1-1. 2. Howard Standfield - 3-3-2-2. 3. Danny Scheers - 2-2-3-4. 4. Gary Turner - 4-6-7-5.
TWIN SHOCK OVER-50 Results: 1. Russell Priddle - 2-2-3-9. 2. Mike Bell - 5-5-2-5. 3. Nick Toms - 9-3-4-8. 4. Chris Elderfield - 11-10-8-6. 15. Chuck Sun. 26. Geoff Ballard (Won the opening moto).
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