Moto News Weekly Wrap
February 2, 2021
- Matt Moss talks returning to competition in 2021
- 2021 BRTS Darcy Ward Speedway Championship announced
- Chase and Harwood battle for 2021 Woodville GP & NZ MX wins
- MA partners with AMX Superstores for 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship
- Penrite becomes ProMX multi-year naming rights partner
- EOI call For 2022 ProMX Motocross Championship host clubs
- Josep Garcia & Red Bull KTM Factory Racing set for 2021 enduro season
- 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross – Round Four Indianapolis
- Chase Sexton misses Indiana due to injuries
- 2021 Racing Calendars
Matt Moss talks returning to competition in 2021
We covered the return of Matt Moss to competition last month at Coffs Harbour and recently Trev interviewed the nine-time Aussie champ about his plans to contest the 2021 ProMX Australian Motocross Championship this year and the road back to racing.
2021 BRTS Darcy Ward Speedway Championship announced
Darcy Ward has announced the 2021 BRTS Darcy Ward Speedway Championship on Facebook after coming to an agreement with the North Brisbane Junior Motorcycle Club to operate the five round championship:
Darcy Ward Speedway Promotions (Facebook)
“I’m excited to announce that myself and North Brisbane Junior Motorcycle Club have come to an agreement and I will be operating Speedway. I’m honoured to be given the chance to do this at my home club, the place I grew up and learnt my skills. Andrew Brooks and NBJMCC have been great to work with and has been a smooth and pleasurable transition. Joel Eaton has played a huge role in his work as previous president, feeling out what was the right direction for the club and sport. I feel that this is a huge opportunity for the Speedway community and everyone involved.
The BRTS Darcy Ward Speedway Championship, a five-round series:
- Round 1 – 20th February
- Round 2 – 17th April
- Round 3 – 19th June
- Round 4 – 28th August
- Round 5 – 16th October
Open to all competitors of all grades, sub regs will follow soon. North Brisbane Solo Masters – Saturday 13th March details will follow. Keep your eyes open on this page, full calendar of day and night events, updates and announcements coming your way! Cheers DWSP.”
Chase and Harwood battle for 2021 Woodville GP & NZ MX wins
For the first time ever the International Woodville NZ Motocross Grand Prix was combined with the NZ Motocross Championships’ (NZMX) opening round and saw Wyatt Chase and Hamish Harwood battle for the MX1 wins acros both events, while in MX2 it was Maximum Purvis took a dominant win in both.
The first two outings on the hard-packed track counted towards the NZMX and the points from the third moto were then added to provide an overall result for the 60th anniversary of the Woodville GP.
Moto1 in the MX1 class saw Hamish Harwood the clear winning, finishing 1.822s ahead of Cody Cooper, with Kayne Lamont completing the top three just ahead of Josiah Natzke, with Wyatt Chase a more distant fifth.
However Moto2 saw Chase claim a 12.732s win from Harwood with Lamont a more distant third, while Cooper finished fourth.
Consistency proved key with Chase again taking the win in the third moto, this time from Cooper by just 0.924s, while Lamont proving consistent with yet another third.
As a result Wyatt Chase won the Woodville GP, a single point ahead of Hamish Harwood with 66 to 65, while Cody Cooper was third on 62-points, just two in front of Kayne Lamont.
With the New Zealand MX only counting the first two races, Hamish Harwood topped the opening round on 47-points, to Wyatt Chase on 41. Cody Cooper and Kayne Lamont both took home 40-points, with Cooper coming out on top.
“This weekend at Woodville went well for me. The track was quite rough and brutal, so I was happy to come away safe with some solid points banked. I’m pleased with how my riding is going but have a couple of things to work on to improve for the next round in Rotorua.”
Woodville GP MX1 Results
New Zealand MX1 Results
Mangakino’s Purvis topped both MX2 competitions and laid down the gauntlet to his rivals for what they can expect over the next three NZMX rounds.
Purvis won the first moto from James Scott and Josia Natzke, with just a second separating the top two, with almost six-seconds back to third.
Purvis took the win in the second moto by three-seconds, against from Scott, while Natzke took another third, almost a minute off the top duo.
The third moto saw Purvis take an even stronger lead, this time by 6.450s from Scott, while Hayden Smith was third. Natzke was down in fifth, behind Brodie Connolly. The third moto was only counted for the Woodville GP.
There was no difference between the Woodville GP and NZ MX results for the top four, with Maximum Purvis taking a perfect 75-points in the Woodville GP and 50 in the NZ MX, with James Scott second and Josiah Natzke third overall. Brodie Connolly was fourth, while Hayden Smith claimed fifth in the Woodville GP overall, but lost out to Adam Moss in the NZ MX, despite both being tied on 31-points.
“I was the first qualifier but in the first race I got a really bad start and had to work my way through to the lead. I just stayed smooth and maintained the gap to win. The second moto I had a much better start and I got to the lead as fast as I could and kept the gap for the win again.”
The 2021 New Zealand Motocross Championship continues February 21 with Round Two at Rotorua, before heading to Round Three at Pukekohe (March 20), followed by Round Four at Taupo March 28).
Woodville GP MX2 Results
|8||Luke van der lee||35||8||13||14|
New Zealand MX Results
|9||Luke van der lee||21||8||13|
MA partners with AMX Superstores for 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship
Motorcycling Australia (MA) and the ProMX Management Team have announced a second major partnership for the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship, welcoming AMX Superstores as the Presented By partner, one of Australia’s largest motorcycle accessory retailers.
AMX Superstores are a leading motorcycle retailer with 14 superstore locations spanning Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland and a growing online presence at amx.com.au servicing all of Australia.
The Presented By partnership is a significant commitment to the ProMX Championship by AMX Superstores, who have been heavily involved in motocross over many years with club, race team and rider ambassador support programs. AMX Superstores’ partnership with ProMX is the result of a shared vision to re-establish the national motocross championship and broaden its audience.
Starting in Bayswater, Melbourne, in 2008, AMX Superstores has grown with a national network of 14 massive superstores spread across Australia servicing motocross, off-road, adventure and road motorcycling enthusiasts with a plethora of the best brands in the business.
Peter Doyle – Motorcycling Australia CEO
“AMX Superstores have been a major player in the motocross scene for well over a decade, and we are very excited to have them partner with us in the inaugural 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship. It is fantastic to have another major industry partner in AMX Superstores who share in our vison and will be a valued partner in helping us grow motocross in Australia. This partnership is a significant investment in the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship presented by AMX Superstores, which will see Australia’s best motocross riders go head-to-head across eight spectacular rounds.”
AMX Superstores Business Manager, Rob Farrimond, said AMX Superstores is thrilled to be partnering with Motorcycling Australia in 2021 and the ProMX Championship.
Rob Farrimond – AMX Superstores Business Manager
“We see this partnership as a massive opportunity to help support and grow Motocross racing at a National level in Australia. Coming out of a very challenging 2020 year for racing events in general, we feel it is imperative for us to be able to re-invest into the racing community that has helped grow AMX Superstores and to ensure the long-term growth and viability of the Penrite ProMX Championship long into the future. I am incredibly excited to see this new partnership with ProMX develop and to further expand on our investment and commitment to motorcycle racing as a whole.”
The Penrite ProMX Championship, presented by AMX Superstores, will showcase Australia’s best riders competing in the MX1 class, along with the nation’s top up and coming talent in the MX2 and MX3 classes.
The Penrite ProMX Championship launches into racing at Wonthaggi, Victoria on April 11, followed by seven rounds of high-flying action spanning four States and one Territory.
Penrite becomes ProMX multi-year naming rights partner
Motorcycling Australia (MA) and the ProMX Management Team have announce a major new partnership with leading oil and lubricants manufacturer Penrite Oil – as the Naming Rights title partner for the inaugural 2021 ProMX series and beyond, now called the Penrite ProMX Championship.
Penrite are a world-renowned, industry leading oil manufacturer, with a direct connection in supporting motor racing in Australia both through their products and sponsorship activations, and to have them partner with MA as Naming Rights title partner for the future is a massive win for the sport and secures the long-term development for the sport of motocross as a whole.
The 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship will deliver eight rounds of epic handlebar to handlebar action, across seven stand out venues Australia-wide; with the nation’s best motocross riders going head-to-head in the premier MX1, MX2, MX3 classes, and at selected rounds with the MXW (MX Womens), VETS (Veterans), 125cc Cup and Classic Motocross Evolution Cup classes.
Penrite have a long and proud history supporting Australian motocross, and this new partnership with MA is a further significant investment into the sport for the 100% Australian owned company.
Penrite’s commitment to motorsport, and specifically motorcycle racing is significant, with a strong presence in off-road competition as well as road racing. Penrite’s race proven products include engine oils for two and four stroke motorcycle products, as well as cars and trucks, but also include motorcycle gearbox, and airbox oils as well as a range of fork oil and cleaning products.
With Penrite as the Naming Rights title sponsor, the ProMX logo now incorporates the newly designed Penrite ProMX logo, with Peter Doyle explaining the Penrite partnership was significant for the future of ProMX, with both organisations having a common vision to grow the sport of motocross and the Penrite ProMX Championship.
Peter Doyle – CEO of Motorcycling Australia
“Penrite are a significant global company that prides itself on developing world class oils and lubricants, and with this new partnership we hope we can take the Penrite ProMX Championship to the world. Penrite have been a valued and proud Australian owned brand providing quality products in the industry for nearly 100 years and for them to see value and believe in the direction we wish to take ProMX in our inaugural season is a significant boost for the sport. We are extremely excited for the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship and what it can deliver for our Australian and international audiences.”
Toby Dymond – Penrite Oil CEO
“Motorbikes are something very close to Penrite, and myself personally. My brothers and I all grew up around bikes, it’s been a lifelong passion. Likewise, Penrite have had a long association with motorsport, and we have always been active in the motorsport scene. What better place to test and better develop our Australian owned and made products right here with the motocross bikes under race conditions that will compete in the 2021 Penrite ProMX Championship. Partnering with MA on the Penrite ProMX Championship allows us to support local clubs, grass roots motocross riders right through to the elite who will be competing in this year’s Championship. It’s really a great partnership, our world class and renowned Penrite products which are exported around the world and made right here in Melbourne, and beginning a new chapter with Motorcycling Australia and Australian motocross.”
The Penrite ProMX Championship launches into racing at Wonthaggi, Victoria on April 11, followed by seven rounds of high-flying action spanning five states.
See the full 2021 Penrite ProMX calendar below.
EOI call For 2022 ProMX Motocross Championship host clubs
Motorcycling Australia (MA) is calling for expressions of interest from suitably qualified clubs who are interested in hosting a round of the 2022 ProMX Motocross Championship. The ProMX Championship promoted by MA is the nation’s blue-ribbon MX series and aims to continue to produce some of the world’s best MX riders over many years.
If, as a club, you think you have what it takes and are interested in running a round head to the Motorcycling Australia website and request access to the Expression of Interest document and return it to MA’s Events Manager, Matthew Falvo at email@example.com
The closing date for these applications is Friday, 4th June, 2021. Upon receipt of your Expression of Interest, MA will engage with you further on the specific championship requirements if and where required.
Josep Garcia & Red Bull KTM Factory Racing set for 2021 enduro season
Now, armed with a greater set of skills due in part to his extreme experiences, and with full factory backing, Garcia will return to the FIM Enduro World Championship in 2021 eager to claim a second world title, as well as competing in selected FIM Hard Enduro World Championship events.
The six-round 2021 FIM Enduro World Championship is currently scheduled to start with the GP of Portugal on the 18-20 June. The series then heads to Italy later that month before travelling to Estonia and Sweden in July. A two-month break is then followed by the final two rounds – Germany and France – both of which are held in October.
The consummate all-rounder, Josep Garcia grew up riding motorcycles. Starting with motocross, the Spaniard even spent a season road racing in the Red Bull Rookies Cup before settling on enduro. Following success in the Spanish Enduro Championship, Josep won the Enduro2 World Championship in 2017.
For 2018, Garcia remained with the Red Bull KTM team, competing in the then newly formed World Enduro Super Series. With much of the championship consisting of hard enduro events, Josep rose to the challenge, excelling at many events while also directly taking on established extreme specialists.
The three-time ISDE Enduro1 class winner focused on the task and unquestionably improved his technical riding, ultimately completing the inaugural World Enduro Super Series season in a highly commendable fourth place. Continuing to work hard, Josep’s dedication paid off, and at the close of the 2019 World Enduro Super Series he claimed an impressive overall runner-up result following the tough seven-round season.
Due to the global pandemic, the 2020 WESS Enduro World Championship season was cancelled, but competing on his KTM 350 EXC-F, Josep raced his national enduro championship where he claimed both the E2 and overall titles. Wildcard rides at the final two rounds of the 2020 FIM Enduro World Championship ended with ultra-competitive performances and two day wins.
“I’m really looking forward to this next chapter of my career. Being a part of the World Enduro Super Series during the last three years has been great, I gained a lot of confidence and experience. It has helped me to grow as a rider and I’m really happy with what I achieved. To be back in the FIM Enduro World Championship with KTM, to fight for a title in that series again, is a challenge that I’m really happy to take. I’ll focus on the FIM Enduro World Championship, Spanish Enduro Championship and some FIM Hard Enduro World Championship events, if the two world championship schedules line-up well. The goal is to fight for the EnduroGP title and in the E2 class in every championship I take part in. My objective has always been winning, so I’ll fight hard and give it my all to achieve it. Racing the last rounds of the championship in 2020 and being able to win two days has lifted some pressure off my shoulders. We know we have the level to be there and we know in which areas we have to improve. I also know I have a great bike with the KTM 350 EXC-F – a bike which I have been racing over the past season and one that I really feel comfortable on. Now we have to continue working, prepare for the season, follow the strategy and do the very best we can.”
Robert Jonas – KTM Vice President Motorsports Off-Road
“We’re excited to see the WESS Enduro World Championship begin its next chapter with the introduction of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, which still incorporates a variety of event styles and retains the ethos of WESS with some of the most iconic enduro events globally in its calendar. We have enjoyed the challenges our bikes, team and riders have faced while competing in WESS and we continue to be committed to this series as it moves forwards for 2021. However, a big and important point for us is the changes being made in the FIM Enduro World Championship. We feel this is the right time to come back to racing this series and we are looking forward to the direction it takes under new management. Josep is the obvious choice to compete in this championship and we are hungry for success together.”
2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Round Four – Indianapolis
Monster Energy Supercross made the 1000-mile trek north-east from Texas up to Indiana’s Lucas Oil Stadium for the fourth round of the 17-round series on the weekend.
For the full report see – Blow by blow report from AMA Supercross Rnd 4 at Indy | Video Highlights
Eli Tomac scored a rare holeshot in the 450 Main ahead of team-mate Adam Cianciarulo and KTM’s Joey Savatgy. Justin Barcia and Malcolm Stewart got caught up early and both hit the deck and were shuffled right to the back of the 22-rider field at the end of lap one.
Ken Roczen quickly got up to speed and was chasing training partner Cianciarulo for third place. That was until Tomac made a mistake coming out of the whoops and that battle for second then became a battle for the lead as the defending champ was relegated to third.
That trio continued to run almost nose-to-tail, lap after lap until Roczen made his move with ten-minutes remaining. The pass had pushed Cianciarulo wide and ruined his entry into a double that allowed Tomac to push him further back to third. A lap later, while trying to mount a challenge on Tomac for that second place, Cianciarulo tucked the front and went down, losing ten-seconds in the process but remained in third place ahead of Dylan Ferrandis and Joey Savatgy.
Cooper Webb was in sixth place at the half-way mark but was showing good speed. Webb steadily picked off Savatgy, Ferrandis and then stole the final step on the rostrum from Adam Cianciarulo late in the race.
Zach Osborne had got hung up on the start gates but then had a great run through the field to claim fifth place at the flag from Dylan Ferrandis.
At the front Roczen had mustered enough speed to stretch away from Tomac through the second-third of the race, but then a few minutes from the end Roczen made a mistake that saw him run off the track and allowed Tomac to sweep back through to the lead. That didn’t last long as Roczen got his head down again to pass and then sprint away from Tomac yet again to take victory. That duo crossing the line almost 20-seconds ahead of third-placed Webb.
That victory extended Roczen’s championship lead over Webb to six-points. Tomac’s third place promoted him into third place after Justin Barcia had a shocker that relegated him to fifth place behind Adam Cianciarulo.
Ken Roczen – P1
“What do I say – I’m speechless! We won the heat race which was great, but then the main event was chaotic. The track really deteriorated and there were more ruts than you can count. We all made some mistakes out there. I capitalized on Eli [Tomac] going down and had to make my way around Adam [Cianciarulo], who was riding really well, which definitely didn’t make it easy. Later I ended up cross-rutting off of the second double so I was deciding in the air whether I could brake and still tuck to the inside to stay in the track, but I would’ve gone into the Tuff Blocks. I had to make my way all the way around the berm; I couldn’t get an advantage so I had to let Eli by, but in that same lap he left the door open and I took the opportunity to pass him. From there on he was pushing hard, but I kept him behind me and we made it happen. It was one of my best races that I’ve had in a long time, and I’m really happy that I could fight back and not just give it to them. This was our first win of the season, after a lot of unfortunate events that went on in the last few races. Tonight was our night and we won, so I’m beyond stoked!”
450 Main Event Results
|1||Ken Roczen||Honda CRF450R WE||21m38.166|
|2||Eli Tomac||Kawasaki KX450||+01.511|
|3||Cooper Webb||KTM 450 SX-F FE||+19.337|
|4||Adam Cianciarulo||Kawasaki KX450||+21.245|
|5||Zach Osborne||Husqvarna FC 450 RE||+22.766|
|6||Dylan Ferrandis||Yamaha YZ450F||+24.106|
|7||Jason Anderson||Husqvarna FC 450 RE||+25.639|
|8||Joey Savatgy||KTM 450 SX-F FE||+28.426|
|9||Aaron Plessinger||Yamaha YZ450F||+29.493|
|10||Marvin Musquin||KTM 450 SX-F FE||+31.934|
|11||Malcolm Stewart||Yamaha YZ450F||+34.912|
|12||Justin Brayton||Honda CRF450R||+38.738|
|13||Justin Barcia||GASGAS MC 450F||+41.196|
|14||Broc Tickle||Honda CRF450R||+47.635|
|15||Martin Davalos||KTM 450 SX-F FE||26 Laps|
|16||Justin Bogle||KTM 450 SX-F FE||+02.918|
|17||Vince Friese||Honda CRF450R WE||+24.637|
|18||Brandon Hartranft||Suzuki RM-Z450||+33.570|
|19||Benny Bloss||Honda CRF450R||+45.861|
|20||Kyle Chisholm||Yamaha YZ450F||+45.975|
|21||Austin Politelli||Honda CRF450R||25 Laps|
|22||Adam Enticknap||Suzuki RM-Z450||24 Laps|
450 Championship Standings
Colt Nichols scored the hole-shot followed by his Yamaha team-mate Christian Craig. Mosiman was in third place ahead of Oldenburg while Jett Lawrence was outside the top ten after missing a shift and then got squeezed at turn one.
The youngster was up to seventh but then lost a number of positions yet again after almost running into the back of Thomas Do, which forced him to a stop on a steep up-ramp that then forced him to dismount in order to get going again. He was down in 12th before he was up and running again, leaving him with plenty of work to do.
Up front Colt Nichols had stretched away from Craig a little. Mosiman was in third ahead of Jo Shimoda and Mitch Oldenburg was fifth with ten-minutes remaining on the clock.
By the half-way point Jett Lawrence had worked his way back up to fifth place ahead of Oldenburg. Two-minutes later he was closing in on fourth placed Shimoda, and that duo then started to close on third-placed Mosiman. With 90-seconds left on the shot clock Lawrence sneaked past Shimoda for fourth and was onto the tail of Mosiman. A lapped rider then gave Jett the opening he needed to take third place from Mosiman. That pair then started closing in on second placed Christian Craig.
When the last lap board came out Colt Nichols had a seven-second lead over Christian Craig, but Jett Lawrence was only a second behind Craig, while Mosiman was a further two-seconds back in fourth.
Late on that final lap Jett tried to go around the outside of Craig for second place and it looked as though we were heading for an almost fairy-tale ending after what had been a tumultuous round for the Aussie youngster, but yet another twist of fate would come before the flag… Christian Craig ran Jett right off the track as he sought to defend his second place and then dropped his Yamaha right in front of Jett outside the tough-blocks that lined the track. That meant that Jett had to come to a complete stop, then navigate his way around Craig before he could re-join the track. By that time both Michael Mosiman and Jo Shimoda had breezed past them to take the final two steps on the rostrum.
The frustration and disappointment was palpable for Jett as he rolled to a stop after the race and was consoled by team members. He had been the fastest rider on track for most laps and clearly had the speed to challenge for victory, if not for that false neutral out of the gates.
Colt Nichols the clear victor, cruising home over the final laps yet still took the flag ten-seconds ahead of Mosiman and Shimoda. It was a dominant performance where the 26-year-old was not challenged at any point.
Colt Nichols – P1
“It was just drama-free, which is just the way I like it. I finally got off the gate really well and controlled the inside on the first turn, which is something that was pretty key tonight. I really just tried to put in my laps, and once I got a big enough gap I could kind of see where Christian was, and also (Michael) Mosiman and Jett (Lawrence). I was keeping tabs on everybody just so I knew if I needed to pick it up or whatever I needed to do. It was really just about managing the lappers. We got into them pretty thick again tonight. Overall, I felt like I just rode really well and was able to do my own thing. I did not have to be in a battle like I was in the first three rounds. So that felt pretty nice.”
Jett was interviewed straight after the race and when the small crowd let out a big cheer as he was introduced it brought tears to his eyes, the first words out of his mouth was to thank them for making him feel a whole lot better due to their vocal show of support. Clearly plenty of Americans love this kid just as much as us parochial Aussies that cheer for him from back home.
Jett Lawrence – P4
“I was feeling really good on the track, qualifying P1. In heat 2 I got a really good start with the holeshot but went down in one of the turns in the first lap, so I came out top-10 and made my way to second, which felt really good. In the main event I messed up my start and feel like I couldn’t have done any worse, to be honest. That didn’t give me a very good shot at winning, but I had a really good flow and made my way up to around sixth, but unfortunately I hit the rear end of another rider on the wall jump which made me stop. I had to roll back down to go back up, putting me back to 12th. I made my way through the pack to fifth and realized Jo [Shimoda] was right there and passed him. The next rhythm I got [Michael] Mosiman, and then Christian Craig was just up ahead, so I knew at that point I could actually get second. On the last lap I tried to make a pass before the whoops, and Christian and I ended up colliding and getting tangled up, which screwed us both. I still finished fourth for the night, which isn’t really what I wanted or needed. I’ve given Colt [Nichols] more cushion in points, but I’m hoping to close that gap on Tuesday and stay in this hunt for the title.”
250 Main Event Results
|1||Colt Nichols||Yamaha YZ250F||16m06.330|
|2||Michael Mosiman||GASGAS MC 250F||+09.852|
|3||Jo Shimoda||Kawasaki KX250||+10.657|
|4||Jett Lawrence||Honda CRF250R||+12.482|
|5||Christian Craig||Yamaha YZ250F||+13.075|
|6||Mitchell Oldenburg||Honda CRF250R||+38.985|
|7||Thomas Do||KTM 250 SX-F||19 Laps|
|8||John Short||Suzuki RM-Z250||+03.934|
|9||Joshua Osby||Honda CRF250R||+13.263|
|10||Grant Harlan||Honda CRF250R||+14.203|
|11||Joshua Varize||KTM 250 SX-F||+17.321|
|12||Hunter Sayles||KTM 250 SX-F||+19.352|
|13||Jeremy Hand||Honda CRF250R||+21.058|
|14||Devin Simonson||Kawasaki KX250||+24.480|
|15||Kevin Moranz||KTM 250 SX-F||+35.510|
|16||Hunter Schlosser||Yamaha YZ250F||+45.985|
|17||Wilson Fleming||Honda CRF250R||+48.943|
|18||Lane Shaw||KTM 250 SX-F||+50.825|
|19||Max Miller||KTM 250 SX-F||18 Laps|
|20||Maxwell Sanford||Honda CRF250R||17 Laps|
|21||Lorenzo Camporese||Kawasaki KX250||8 Laps|
|22||Logan Karnow||Kawasaki KX250||DNF|
250 Championship Standings
Chase Sexton misses Indiana due to injuries
Still suffering from the effects of his January 19 crash during the Houston 2 supercross, Chase Sexton did not making the trip to Indiana for the Indianapolis 1 Supercross.
The incident saw the Team Honda HRC rider suffer a crash exiting the sand section, leading him to miss the third Houston round of the AMA Supercross series, and his right shoulder still lacks strength. X-ray and MRI scans were negative for fractures or tears, and doctors have diagnosed Sexton with a contusion and strain of the right rotator cuff and scapula.
While he continues a physical therapy program at his home in Florida, Sexton is still not physically ready to race. Currently, the target is for him to return for the third Indianapolis round, on February 6; however, he is being monitored day by day, and the decision could change.
In the meantime, Team Honda HRC will continue to be represented by Ken Roczen (who is currently leading the 450SX standings) and 250SX East rider Jett Lawrence.
“After my shoulder injury from Houston 2, I feel a little bit better, I have range of motion back, but I’m still pretty weak in the shoulder. The MRI results came back good; it’s just a really bad strain and contusion in my right shoulder and shoulder blade. I wish I was racing this weekend in Indy, especially it being my home race, but my goal is to be back for Indy 3; that’s what we’re shooting for. I’m trying to gain strength in my shoulder because I don’t really want to come back unless I’m ready to go win—I want to be 100%. It’s going to be a tough one, but hopefully we can get back and start competing where we left off—in the lead. I’m looking forward to seeing everybody at the races. It’s a bummer I’m missing my home race, but I’m excited to be there next Saturday and finish off the season strong.”
2021 Racing schedule
2021 Provisional MXGP Calendar
|1||MXGP of Oman, Muscat||Fri 2 Apr – Sat 3 Apr|
|2||MXGP of Italy, TBA||Sat 24 Apr – Sun 25 Apr|
|3||MXGP of Portugal, Agueda||Sat 8 May – Sun 9 May|
|4||MXGP of The Netherlands, Oss||Sat 22 May – Sun 23 May|
|5||MXGP of Germany, Teutschenthal||Sat 29 May – Sun 30 May|
|6||MXGP of Russia, Orlyonok||Sat 12 Jun – Sun 13 Jun|
|7||MXGP of Latvia, Kegums||Sat 19 Jun – Sun 20 Jun|
|8||MXGP of Jakarta (INA), Jakarta||Sat 3 Jul – Sun 4 Jul|
|9||MXGP of Indonesia, Semarang||Sat 10 Jul – Sun 11 Jul|
|10||MXGP of Czech Replublic, Loket||Sat 24 Jul – Sun 25 Jul|
|11||MXGP of Belgium, Lommel||Sat 31 Jul – Sun 1 Aug|
|12||MXGP of Sweden, Uddevalla||Sat 7 Aug – Sun 8 Aug|
|13||MXGP of Finland, Iitti-KimiRing||Sat 21 Aug – Sun 22 Aug|
|14||MXGP of Igora Drive (RUS), Igora Drive||Sat 28 Aug – Sun 29 Aug|
|15||MXGP of Turkey, Afyonkarahisar||Sat 11 Sep – Sun 12 Sep|
|16||MXGP of China, TBA||Sat 18 Sep – Sun 19 Sep|
|17||MXGP of France, St Jean d’Angely||Sat 9 Oct – Sun 10 Oct|
|18||MXGP of Spain, intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos||Sat 16 Oct – Sun 17 Oct|
|19||TBA||Sat 30 Oct – Sun 31 Oct|
|20||MXGP of Patagonia Argentina, Neuquen||Sat 13 Nov – Sun 14 Nov|
2021 Yamaha AORC presented by MXStore calendar
|Rounds 1 & 2||Nowra, NSW||March 27-28|
|Rounds 3 & 4||TBA, VIC||April 17-18|
|Rounds 5 & 6||Kyogle, NSW||July 17-18|
|Rounds 7 & 8||TBA, QLD||August 6-7|
|Rounds 9 & 10||Kingston SE, SA||September 18-19|
|Rounds 11 & 12||Omeo, VIC||October 16-17|
2021 Australian Penrite ProMX calendar
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, 125 CUP
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3
|3||May-30||Gilman, South Australia|
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, 125 CUP
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, Classic Motocross Evolution Motocross Cup
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, 125 CUP
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, MXW, AORC (Fri & Sat)
|7/8||August 14-15||Coolum, Queensland|
Classes: MX1, MX2, MX3, VETS (Sat)
MX1, MX2, MX3, MXW (Sun)
2021 Speedway GP Calendar
|Apr-24||2021 FIM Speedway Grand Prix||TBC|
|May-15||2021 PZM Warsaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland||PGE Narodowy|
|May-22||2021 German FIM Speedway Grand Prix||Bergring Arena|
|Jun-05||2021 Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix||Marketa Stadium|
|Jun-19||2021 FIM Speedway Grand Prix||TBC|
|Jul-17||2021 Adrian Flux British FIM Speedway Grand Prix||Principality Stadium|
|Jul-31||2021 Betard Wroclaw FIM Speedway Grand Prix OF POLAND||Olympic Stadium|
|Aug-14||2021 Swedish FIM Speedway Grand Prix||G&B Arena|
|Aug-28||2021 Russian FIM Speedway Grand Prix||Anatoly Stepanov Stadium|
|Sep-11||2021 Danish FIM Speedway Grand Prix Sponsored by ECCO||Vojens Speedway Center|
|Oct-02||2021 Torun FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland||Marian Rose MotoArena|
2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship (Provisional)
|Round 1||May 7-9||Extreme XL Lagares||Portugal||FMP|
|Round 2||June 3-6||Red Bull Erzbergrodeo||Austria||AMF|
|Round 3||July 10/11||TBD||Italy||FMI|
|Round 4||July 27-31||Red Bull Romaniacs||Romania||FRM|
|Round 5||August 14/15||Red Bull TKO||USA||AMA|
|Round 6||September 18/19||TBD||Poland||PZM|
|Round 7||October 1-3||Hixpania Hard Enduro||Spain||RFME|
|Round 8||October 30/31||GetzenRodeo||Germany||DMSB|
2021 Australian Speedway events
|2021 Australian Under 21’s Speedway Championship||Gillman Speedway, SA||Postponed|
|2021 Australian Junior Speedway Sidecar Championship||Pinjar Park, WA||3-4 April, 2021|
|2021 Australian Senior Speedway Sidecar Championship||Pinjar Park, WA||3-4 April, 2021|
|2021 Speedway FIM Oceania Speedway Championship||Gillman Speedway, SA||Postponed to November|
|2021 Speedway FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship||Gillman Speedway, SA||17 April, 2021|
2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies calendar
|Date||Event||Cat 1 RallyGP||Cat 2 Rally 2||Cat 3|
|Grp1 Moto-Rally||Grp1 Moto-Rally||Grp2 Moto Enduro||Grp3 Quad||Adventure Trophy Grp1+3||SSV|
|April 9-13||BP Ultimate Portugal Rally (POR)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|June 7-13||Rally Kazakhstan (KAZ)||X||X||X||X||X|
|July 1-11||Silkway Rally (RUS)||X||X||X||X||X|
|August 13-22||Rally do Sertoes (BRA)||X||X||X||X||X|
|October 8-13||Rallye du Maroc (MAR)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
|November 6-12||Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (UAE)||X||X||X||X||X||X|
2021 AMA Supercross calendar
|2021 AMA Supercross Calendar|
|Round 1||Houston, Texas||East||NRG Stadium||Sat, January 16|
|Round 2||Houston, Texas||East||NRG Stadium||Tues, January 19|
|Round 3||Houston, Texas||East||NRG Stadium||Sat, January 23|
|Round 4||Indianapolis, Indiana||East||Lucas Oil Stadium||Sat, January 30|
|Round 5||Indianapolis, Indiana||East||Lucas Oil Stadium||Tues, February 2|
|Round 6||Indianapolis, Indiana||East||Lucas Oil Stadium||Sat, February 6|
|Round 7||Orlando, Florida||East||Camping World Stadium||Sat, February 13|
|Round 8||Orlando, Florida||West||Camping World Stadium||Sat, February 20|
|Round 9||Daytona Beach, Florida||West||Daytona Int. Speedway||Sat, March 6|
|Round 10||Arlington, Texas||West||AT&T Stadium||Sat, March 13|
|Round 11||Arlington, Texas||West||AT&T Stadium||Tues, March 16|
|Round 12||Arlington, Texas||West||AT&T Stadium||Sat, March 20|
|Round 13||Atlanta, Georgia||West||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Sat, April 10|
|Round 14||Atlanta, Georgia||West||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Tues, April 13|
|Round 15||Atlanta, Georgia||West||Atlanta Motor Speedway||Sat, April 17|
|Round 16||Salt Lake City, Utah||East||Rice-Eccles Stadium||Sat, April 24|
|Round 17||Salt Lake City, Utah||W/E||Rice-Eccles Stadium||Sat, May 1|
|Round||Date||Event Name||City, State||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 1||Feb 20-21||Big Buck||Union, SC||Micro|
|Rnd 2||Mar 6-7||Wild Boar||Palatka, FL||Micro|
|Rnd 3||Mar 13-14||The General||Washington, GA||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 4||Mar 27-28||Camp Coker Bullet||Society Hill, SC||Micro|
|Rnd 5||Apr 17-18||Tiger Run||Union, SC||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 6||May 1-2||Hoosier||Crawfordsville, IN||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 7||May 22-23||The John Penton||Millfield, OH||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 8||Jun 5-6||Mason-Dixon||Mount Morris, PA||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 9||Jun 26-27||Snowshoe||Snowshoe, WV||eMTB|
|Rain||Jul 10-11||RAIN DATE||–||–|
|–||Jul-31||Loretta Lynn eMTB||Hurricane Mills, TN||eMTB|
|Rnd 10||Sep 11-12||The Mountaineer||Beckley, WV||Micro/eMTB|
|Rnd 11||Sep 25-26||Burr Oak||Millfield, OH||Micro|
|Rnd 12||Oct 9-10||Buckwheat 100||Newburg, WV||Micro|
|Rnd 13||Oct 23-24||Ironman||Crawfordsville, IN||Micro|
|Rain||Nov 13-14||RAIN DATE||–||–|
2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
|Round 1||May 29||Fox Raceway National||Pala, CA|
|Round 2||June 5||Thunder Valley National||Lakewood, CO|
|Round 3||June 19||High Point National||Mt Morris, PA|
|Round 4||June 26||Southwick National||Southwick, MA|
|Round 5||July 3||Redbud National||Buchanan, MI|
|Round 6||July 17||Spring Creek National||Millville, MN|
|Round 7||July 24||Washougal National||Washougal, WA|
|Round 8||August 14||Unadilla National||New Berlin, MY|
|Round 9||August 21||Budds Creek National||Mechanicsville, MD|
|Round 10||August 28||Ironman National||Crawfordsville, IN|
|Round 11||September 4||Pala National||Pala, CA|
|Round 12||September 11||Hangtown National||Sacremento, CA|
2021 Progressive American Flat Track calendar
|Rnd 1||March 12||Volusia Half-Mile I||Volusia Speedway, Barberville, FL|
|Rnd 2||March 13||Volusia Half-Mile II||Volusia Speedway, Barberville, FL|
|Rnd 3||May 1||Atlanta Super TT||Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton, GA|
|Rnd 4||May 22||Texas Half-Mile||Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, TX|
|Rnd 5||May 29||Chicago Half-Mile||Dirt Oval Route 66, Joliet, IL|
|Rnd 6||June 18||OKC Mile I||Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK|
|Rnd 7||June 19||OKC Mile II||Remington Park, Oklahoma City, OK|
|Rnd 8||June 26||Lima Half-Mile||Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH|
|Rnd 9||July 17||DuQuoin Mile||DuQuoin Fairgrounds, DuQuoin, IL|
|Rnd 10||July 24||Port Royal Half-Mile||Port Royal Speedway, Port Royal, PA|
|Rnd 11||August 14||New York Short Track||Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY|
|Rnd 12||August 21||Peoria TT||Peoria Motorcycle Club, Peoria, IL|
|Rnd 13||September 4||Springfield Mile I||Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL|
|Rnd 14||September 5||Springfield Mile II||Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL|
|Rnd 15||September TBD||TBA||Doubleheader I, California|
|Rnd 16||September TBD||TBA||Doubleheader II, California|
|Rnd 17||October 8||Charlotte Half-Mile||Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, NC|
2021 New Zealand Motocross Championship
|Round One||Woodville Grand Prix||31st January, 2021|
|Round Two||Rotorua||21st February, 2021|
|Round Three||Hawkes Bay||20th March, 2021|
|Round Four||Taupo||28th March, 2021|
FIM Bajas World Cup 2021 (Provisional)
|18-20 Feb||Dubai Intl Baja||Dubai||UAE|
|18-20 Mar||Jordan Baja||Aqaba||Jordan|
|8-10 Apr||Qatar Int Baja||Doha||Qatar|
|28-30 May||Baja do Pinahl||Serta||Portugal|
|17-19 Jun||Baja Jalapao 500||Teruel||Spain|
|23-25 Jul||Baja Aragon||Teruel||Spain|
|5-8 Aug||Hungarian Baja||Varpalota||Hungary|
|29 Aug-1 Sep||Atacama Baja 1||Copiapo||Chile|
|2-4 Sep||Atacama Baja 2||Copiapo||Chile|
|28-30 Oct||Baja Portalegre||Portalegre||Portugal|
2021 Provisional Australian Supercross dates
- 25 September – Further information TBA
- 9 October – Further information TBA
- 16 October – Further information TBA
- 23 October – Further information TBA
- 30 October – Further information TBA
- 6 November – Further information TBA
- 20 November – Further information TBA
- 27 November – Further information TBA
2021 Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) Cancelled
2021 Enduro Australian Three Day Vintage Enduro (A3VE)
7-9 May – Blackwood, VIC
2021 Finke Desert Race
11-14 June – Northern Territory
2021 Hattah Desert Race
3-4 July – Hattah, Victoria
2021 Motocross Australian Classic Motocross Championship
9-11 July – Nowra, NSW
2021 Motocross Australian Post Classic Motocross
16-18 July – Nowra, NSW
2021 International Six Day Enduro (ISDE)
30 August – 4 September – Italy
U.S. AMA West ISDE Qualifier Series
- March 20-21: Red Mountain, Calif., Desert MC and Prospectors MC, AMA District 37 Sprint Enduro
- April 17-18: Campwood, Ariz., Arizona Trail Riders, AMA AMRA
- May 22-23: Craig, Colo., Enduro Colorado, AMA RMEC
U.S. AMA East ISDE Qualifier Series
- May 1-2: Battle Creek Mich., BCMC, AMA Michigan Sprint Enduro
- May 7-8: Plantersville, Ala., Southern Enduro Riders Association
- May 29-30: Glen Daniel, W. Va., AMA Full Gas Sprint Enduro