2021 Australian Classic and Post Classic MX Championships Cancelled
Australian Speedway Under 16’s 125cc Solo & Teams nominations open
Two New Zealand Oceania Speedway Sidecar rounds announced for 2022
Maciej Janowski tops Czech Speedway GP Round 1
Artem Laguta claims Speedway GP Round 2 victory
DuQuoin Mile Cancelled Due to Weather
2021 Capricorn XTreme – Grassroots Enduro Round 3
Garcia does the EnduroGP double in Estonia
Bailey Malkiewicz stands in for injured Jeremy Sydow
2021 MXGP of the Netherlands Round 4 Report
Jed Beaton P2 in Estonia
2021 Pro Motocross Championship Round 6 – Spring Creek Report
Jeremy Martins wins the 250s | Jett fourth, Hunter fifth
2021 Racing Calendars
2021 Provisional MXGP
2021 Yamaha AORC presented by MXStore
2021 Australian Penrite ProMX
2021 Speedway GP
2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship
2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies
2021 AMA Supercross
2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross
2021 Progressive American Flat Track
2021 New Zealand Motocross
2021 New Zealand Cross-Country
2021 New Zealand Enduro
2021 Australian Supercross (provisional)
2021 BP Ultimate Portugal Rally cancelled
Due to the short and medium-term travel restrictions and uncertainty related to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the FIM, the FMP and the organiser Automóvel Clube de Portugal regret to announce the cancellation of the BP Ultimate Portugal Cross Country Rally rescheduled from 16 to 21 September. All parties are already working to schedule the BP Ultimate Portugal Cross Country Rally in 2022.
2021 Australian Classic and Post Classic MX Championships Cancelled
The 2021 Australian National Classic and Post Classic Motocross Championships hosted by Heaven VMX, originally set for July in Nowra, NSW that had been postponed due to concerns around COVID-19 have now officially been cancelled for 2021.
Due to the ongoing outbreak of Covid-19 across the country and the uncertainty in the current climate the Heaven VMX Club in consultation with Motorcycling Australia made the tough decision to cancel these events.
Kenneth Swan – Heaven VMX President
“The Heaven VMX club is passionate about the great sport of Vintage Motocross. The planned 2021 Australian National Classic and Post Classic Motocross Championships was intended to be an opportunity to extend our arms to, and share our passion with, all VMX racers from around Australia. Bring the whole VMX family together for a VMX Festival of Fun. When the Heaven VMX Club of NSW does run this event, we want to do it at the right time when all VMX racers from around Australia are safe and happy to travel and give it every chance to be the amazing event we have planned.
“Therefore for 2021 for the Heaven VMX Club, have made the difficult decision to cancel the Australian National Classic and Post Classic Motocross Championships. With this news we are equally as disappointed as everyone is, we hope you understand though as this should be a truly national event for all our competitors.”
The Heaven VMX Club thanked all those riders that had already entered and supported the events. Over the next 2 weeks, all entry fees taken to date will be refunded through Ridernet and refunds will be finalised by July 31.
Australian Speedway Under 16’s 125cc Solo & Teams nominations open
Motorcycling Australia ihave opened nominations for the 2021 Australian Speedway under 16’s 125cc Solo and Teams Championships. The Championships will be held at South Australia’s Sidewinders U16’s Speedway Club, September 23-25.
Two New Zealand Oceania Speedway Sidecar rounds announced for 2022
FIM Oceania, Speedway NZ (SNZ) and Motorcycling NZ (MNZ) have revealed that competitors will be set to battle out the 2022 FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship over two rounds on January 29th, 2022, at Moore Park Speedway, Christchurch, New Zealand and Oreti Park Speedway, Invercargill New Zealand on February 5th, 2022.
This will be the first time the FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship has been hosted on New Zealand soil, and over two rounds. With both host tracks sporting a rich history in Motorcycle Racing.
Moore Park speedway was founded and named after the late Ronnie Moore, and Oreti Park Speedway, Invercargill has strong ties to Burt Munro.
The final round of this FIM Oceania Championship finishing in Invercargill the week before the annual pilgrimage to the South for the Burt Munro Classic, which is always a talked about two wheel event.
Peter Doyle – FIM Oceania President
“FIM Oceania was very pleased to be working with Speedway NZ and their host tracks, Moore Park & Oreti Park Speedways for what is sure to be an amazing 2022 FIM Oceania Speedway Sidecar Championship. It is excellent to have this FIM Oceania Championship conducted in New Zealand and we encourage motorcycle racing fans from across New Zealand and Australia to get along and not miss a minute of this speedway action. There is a long history of excellent competition and hard fought battles between the Aussies & Kiwi riders across many motorcycle races over the years. I am sure in January 2022, there will be two rounds of sensational speedway racing.”
Speedway NZ will be seeking Expressions of Interest from New Zealand based riders for the event over the next six weeks before finalising the qualification process for NZ representation.
Motorcycling Australia and ACU have been delegated 8 of the 16 spots in the rider line-up, for what promises to be an action packed international event.
Maciej Janowski tops Czech Speedway GP Round 1
Polish star Maciej Janowski was elated to end his Prague struggles as he topped the Anlas Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix round-one podium on Friday evening.
‘Magic’ delivered a dream start to his season when he overhauled Emil Sayfutdinov at the start of lap three to win the final. Great Britain racer Tai Woffinden was third, while Sweden’s Fredrik Lindgren was fourth after hitting the tapes.
Despite Sayfutdinov cruising through to the final after topping the heat score chart on 12 race points, it was Janowski who got the verdict when it mattered most to top the World Championship.
It’s the first time he has qualified for a Prague final since his SGP debut season in 2015, when he finished third. Janowski had reached the semi-finals at Marketa Stadium three times in seven appearances going into Friday night, so he was delighted to triumph at the opening round of SGP 2021.
“For the last couple of years, I have been struggling on this track. But today I felt great and my team was working great. The bike was so quick and I really enjoyed racing. I want to say thanks to my team. I love you guys. We found a good setup from the beginning and that was very fast. I used good lines on the track. I got good points and I rode very well. So I am very happy and that’s a great start to the Grand Prix series. The season is long; we have 11 rounds. We need to be smart and fast like today. Tomorrow is a different day. We will try to focus on the same things as tonight and I hope tomorrow I can show the same speedway.”
Double European champion Emil Sayfutdinov was content with second spot as reached his first SGP podium since 2019.
“It was very good. I felt good from the start and I was happy around the track because I had good speed. I would like to say thanks to my team, who have been working very hard. That’s the next goal, so we will just concentrate on that. It is always a different day and a different track. Today I will try to relax, have a good sleep and then we will see.”
Woffinden was pleased to pick up third place on the Marketa Stadium track where he won three SGP rounds on the bounce between 2013 and 2015.
“We salvaged a third, which was pretty good. I started the night okay with a second and a win. The next two races were really bad and we were just trying to find the setup. We were chasing it all night. I needed to win my last race to make the semi, which I did. I needed to finish first or second to get into the final, which I did. If Freddie hadn’t touched the tapes, I wouldn’t have been on the podium. We learned a lot today for tomorrow.”
Australian Max Fricke finished eighth with nine-points, while Jason Doyle was 12, on five.
Speedway GP World Championship Standings after Round 1
Maciej Janowski 20
Emil Sayfutdinov 18
Tai Woffinden 16
Fredrik Lindgren 14
Artem Laguta 12
Bartosz Zmarzlik 11
Leon Madsen 10
Max Fricke 9
Martin Vaculik 8
Robert Lambert 7
Matej Zagar 6
Jason Doyle 5
Jan Kvech 4
Anders Thomsen 3
Oliver Berntzon 2
Krzysztof Kasprzak 1
Artem Laguta claims Speedway GP Round 2 victory
Triple FIM Speedway of Nations world champion Artem Laguta admits the Prague rain clouds had a golden lining as he stormed to victory in Anlas Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix round two on Sunday.
The sport’s biggest stars returned to Marketa Stadium for an early-afternoon start after Saturday’s event was postponed due to heavy downpours in the Czech capital.
A rare afternoon round proved lucky for Laguta as he collected the second SGP victory of his career – following up his triumph at the 2020 season opener in Wroclaw.
Laguta raced past fellow SON winner Emil Sayfutdinov to hit the front, with Friday’s round-one winner Maciej Janowski joining him for second and Sweden’s Fredrik Lindgren rounding Sayfutdinov for third on the final corner.
Heavy rain followed by bright sunshine meant track conditions changed drastically for speedway’s biggest stars. But Laguta made the most of them to move up to second place in the World Championship on 32 points – just six behind leader Janowski.
“I am very happy today. It was a good day for me. It was a good meeting and I made good starts today. I am very, very happy with the win. Now I am looking forward to the next meeting. But Speedway Grand Prix is always very hard. There was a lot of rain on Saturday, but it went today and the track was okay. It was very hard with grippy starts, but for me it was no problem. I want to say thank you to my team and thank you to my family – they are my life. I am very happy. Thank you.”
Janowski admits the bike which fired him to victory in Friday’s first round didn’t have the same impact today. But a change of equipment saw him bounce back with a very handy second place – meaning he has dropped just two championship points from a possible 40.
“They were two completely different days. After four heats I changed my bike. My first bike that I used on Friday lost some energy, so we changed and then everything was much, much better. It could have been better, but I am happy with what we got. Second place in the second GP sounds good and I scored good points – that’s the most important thing. We had a very hard day, but I am happy with how it finished.”
Lindgren has made a habit of scraping into semi-finals and taking full advantage of the opportunity. He turned eight race points in the heats into a very useful 16 championship points with third place.
The Swede is now fourth in the World Championship on 30 points and was pleased to make his mark when it mattered once again.
“Today was a big battle all the way through. I never really felt I had good speed. I was making decent starts and had good track craft, but I was struggling a bit and really had to scrape through to the semis. In the semi we found a bit more speed in the bike and I was very happy I made it to the final. In the final I just gave it everything I had. It was a big battle and a big blast around the outside on the last corner to make it on to the podium. I am happy with that.”
Round 2 saw Jason Doyle in sixth, claiming 11-points, with Max Fricke in 11th for six. Doyle and Fricke are now ninth and 10th in the standings respectively.
Next up for the FIM Speedway Grand Prix stars is Betard Wroclaw SGP of Poland rounds three and four at the legendary Olympic Stadium on July 30 and 31, as Janowski bids to extend his series lead in his home city, with Laguta and Tai Woffinden also lining up on their Polish home track.
Speedway GP Round 2 Results
Artem Laguta 20
Maciej Janowski 18
Fredrik Lindgren 16
Emil Sayfutdinov 14
Bartosz Zmarzlik 12
Jason Doyle 11
Martin Vaculik 10
Anders Thomsen 9
Tai Woffinden 8
10 Leon Madsen 7
Max Fricke 6
Matej Zagar 5
Krzysztof Kasprzak 4
Jan Kvech 3
Robert Lambert 2
Oliver Berntzon 1
Petr Chlupac 0
Daniel Klima DNR
Speedway GP World Championship Standings after Round 2
Maciej Janowski 38
Artem Laguta 32
Emil Sayfutdinov 32
Fredrik Lindgren 30
Tai Woffinden 24
Bartosz Zmarzlik 23
Martin Vaculik 18
Leon Madsen 17
Jason Doyle 16
Max Fricke 15
Anders Thomsen 12
Matej Zagar 11
Robert Lambert 9
Jan Kvech 7
Krzysztof Kasprzak 5
Oliver Berntzon 3
DuQuoin Mile Cancelled Due to Weather
Due to the significant level of rainfall in the area, the 2021 DuQuoin Mile has been cancelled. Progressive AFT will continue its season with the Port Royal Half-Mile on Saturday, July 24 at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Penn.
Fans who have purchased advanced tickets for the DuQuoin Mile will receive information on refunds and ticket credits from Track Enterprises in the coming days.
2021 Capricorn XTreme – Grassroots Enduro Round 3
Round Three of the Australian Hard Enduro Championship has been run and won, despite the challenges to organisers and promotors of the national series, Grassroots Enduro Australia, who spent the week leading up to the race contending with Covid lockdowns and heavy rains.
A brand new venue located at Mount Morgan, eight hours north of Brisbane in Queensland saw 176 Hard Enduro nutters register for the Capricorn X-Treme.
Riders were meant to compete in the prologue in order to determine their starting positions for race day, with Juniors racing a two and a half hour event on the same day as the prologue. However 80 mm of rain preceeded the event, which saw the access road washed out, with the go-ahead only coming through 6 pm the day prior to racing.
As such the the prologue was abandoned and Juniors race moved to the morning of race day. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Ladies classes raced on the 45 km track over a six hour time limit, while the Juniors track was eight km in length, with a reduced two hour limit.
The Pro/Gold class was won by Rob Nowak (KTM), a veteran of the Hard Enduro scene in Australia with international race experience such as RBR, Erzberg and Sea to Sky. Runner up went to Wade Ibrahim (KTM), who won round two, leaving him in a strong position on the points chart.
Sherco rider Chris Perry rounded out the top three with a solid performance and backing up his third place at the previous round.
In the Silver class Chris Dark took the win ahead of Trent Tucci, with just a minute separating them, while Frank Fee completed the podium.
Mac Vonthien won the Bronze category by a handy seven-minutes over Robert Brosig, while Adam DeCaria claimed the final podium positon.
Ebony Nielsen won the Ladies, ahead of Cheyenne Jones and Zeena Gadsby, with Amy Davidson a more distant fourth.
In the Junior class, Brody Reed took the win ahead of Toby Page, as the only two riders to complete five laps. Third placed Michael Blake completed four.
The weekend saw the 2021 BORILLI FIM EnduroGP World Championship continue at Round 3, the GP of Estonia, in Saaremaa, with KTM’s Josep Garcia taking his first overall win of the season on Day 1, only to follow up with another win on Day 2. Australia’s Wil Ruprecht settled for second behind Garcia in the E2 class, and ran 5-5 overall.
Conditions at Saaremaa were hot, dry and very physically demanding. A mixture of soft sandy terrain and hard pack trails ensured a thorough test for both riders and their machines.
Confident that the hot and dry conditions would favour him Garcia finally recorded his first win of the season on day one, hitting the ground running with the fastest time in Friday’s Akrapovic Super Test.
Australia’s Wil Ruprecht was quick to fight back. Topping the Nerve by Just1 Extreme Test, he put his TM out front and the battle was on as Freeman also joined in on the action. The trio were pushing hard, with no-one able to make a clean break.
Mistakes by Ruprecht on the Champion Enduro Test saw him lose touch as Garcia found another gear on the final lap to claim an eight-second margin of victory over Freeman. With a flyer of a final lap, Verona raced his way into contention. Fastest on the final Extreme Test he secured third by less than two seconds over Italy’s Davide Guarneri.
The Enduro1 category was once again a battle for victory between the Italian pairing of Verona and Guarneri. With little to separate the duo throughout the day, it all came down to the final test. With the clock stopping in Verona’s favour, he picked up his fourth win of 2021.
France’s Antoine Magain edged out Samuele Bernardini by four seconds for third, with Davide Soreca completing the top five.
The Enduro2 class began as a two-horse race between Garcia and Ruprecht with the duo immediately establishing themselves at the head of the field. However, with mistakes for Ruprecht coming in the second half of the day, it gave Garcia the breathing room he needed. Pulling clear to claim a 79-second winning margin, he ended his day a happy man.
With Ruprecht ending his day in second, the fight for the final step of the podium was played out between Hamish MacDonald and Steve Holcombe, with MacDonald eventually taking it by 10 seconds.
The Enduro3 category was yet again the Brad Freeman show as the Beta rider stamped his authority on the proceedings. With a more-than comfortable one-minute and forty-five second margin of victory, Freeman claimed his fifth win of the year.
It wasn’t all plain sailing however, with Freeman finally losing two special tests. Spain’s Jaume Betriu claimed one to end his day as runner-up, while Sherco’s Danny McCanney took the other to finish third. Husqvarna duo Jamie McCanney and Andrew Wilksch rounded out the top five.
The TM duo of Pavoni and Macoritto ruled the roost in Enduro Junior, with Pavoni holding command over his teammate. Despite some impressively fast times set by Macoritto, Pavoni matched that speed with consistency to claim the top stop for the fourth time.
Macoritto enjoyed the lion’s share of test wins with eight, but will need to eliminate those mistakes to put his TM on top. Sherco’s Leo Le Quere ended his day in third, while Sergio Navarro and Max Ahlin were fourth and fifth respectively.
After ending the opening days in Portugal and Italy as runner-up, Norrbin finally reversed that trend to take victory in Enduro Youth. The young Swede was on fire on familiar terrain, powering clear to a convincing 52-second margin of victory. Finland’s Pyry Juupaluoma made his first appearance of 2021 for second, with Kevin Cristino third.
Day two in Estonia was all about two riders – Freeman and Garcia. From the off the duo positioned themselves at the head of the EnduroGP field, setting a pace out front no other rider could match. Freeman remained in control for the majority of the day and looked to have the Spaniard beaten in the ever-deteriorating conditions.
Freeman was strongest in the Champion Enduro Test, while Garcia proved faster in the Acerbis Cross Test. Entering the final test of the day, the short Akropovic Super Test, Garcia knew he needed to give it everything to overcome his two second deficit to Freeman. Doing exactly that, he emerged victorious and showed himself as a new title threat to point’s leader Freeman ahead of next weekend’s GP of Sweden.
Josep Garcia – EnduroGP Winner
“Finally everything came good for me here in Estonia and I was able to claim the victory in both Enduro2 and EnduroGP. It was hard work, but after winning day one, I knew if I stayed focused, I should be in the fight for day two as well. I made a few mistakes on Saturday and had a couple of crashes, thankfully nothing too serious and it didn’t lose me too much time. On Sunday, I had one crash, but I think Brad did too, and the battle with him stayed really close. We were pushing the limits all day, in every test. Arriving at the last test less than two seconds behind, I knew I had to give it my all – if I crashed, I crashed, but I had to make up those seconds to take the win. Thankfully, the test was perfect, and I was able to claim another victory in EnduroGP. It’s an amazing feeling and I’m really looking forward to going to Sweden now, hopefully for more of the same.”
Finding his way onto the podium for the second day in a row, it was another strong performance from Verona. Clearly enjoying the deep sandy terrain, the GASGAS rider held off his Enduro2 classmate Davide Guarneri for third overall. Still feeling the effects from his crashes on day one, Will Ruprecht had to be content with fifth.
Beginning to show itself as a two-horse race, the Enduro1 honours were again fought out between Verona and Guarneri. With both riders pushing each other in the overall standings, they ended their day over 90 seconds clear of the field.
Verona however got the better of Guarneri again to take the win. In a change of positions, Samuele Bernardini recorded his second podium result of the year with third, while Davide Soreca ensured Italy swept the first four positions in Enduro1. Sweden’s Kilip Bengtsson was fifth and will look to improve on that on home soil next weekend.
Andrea Verona – E1 Winner
“It’s been a very positive weekend for me here in Estonia. After my home GP I really wanted to continue in a positive way, despite the change of terrain, and that has worked out just like I hoped. Everyone knew that with the soft, sandy ground here in Estonia the special tests would change a lot during the GP and they did. Day one was really good. It was another big battle with Davide Guarneri, but that helped me. We were pushing each other so much, it helped me get onto the overall EnduroGP podium as well, which was great. Day two was really tough – the special tests were so, so rough. I had two crashes where I lost some very important seconds, but in the end things were very good for me with another win. I had to work really hard, but to be heading to Sweden after these two Enduro1 class wins is very, very good.”
With the EnduroGP win in one hand, Garcia took home the Enduro2 victory with the other. The Spaniard was nearly all but untouchable in the sandy terrain, claiming 11 of the day’s 12 Enduro2 special test wins.
Admittedly not at his best following his crashes on day one, Ruprecht had to settle for the runner-up result. Gaining momentum in this year’s championship, New Zealand’s Hamish MacDonald carded another third place finish in Enduro2. A tough weekend for Steve Holcombe (Beta) saw the Brit place fourth, while Eero Remes (TM) finished fifth.
“It’s been a frustrating weekend, and season, so far. Having struggled through the first two rounds with a broken rib, I really wanted to put that behind me here in Estonia. But on the first enduro test on Saturday I hit my foot really badly on a stump and hurt my ankle. I’m finding it hard to walk now, so muscling a bike round those sandy special tests for two days has been hard. It’s also my first time not being on the podium in any class since 2015, so, yeah, it’s been a tough weekend at the office. With the GP of Sweden starting on Thursday the timing is less than ideal to be carrying an injury. But I’ll give it my all and see how I get on.”
Making no mistakes today, Freeman dominated Enduro3 as his battle with Garcia for the overall saw him win in E3 by a massive two minutes and eight seconds. Behind him, Sherco’s Daniel McCanney found an extra turn of speed to leap past Spain’s Jaume Betriu (KTM) and into second place.
Slipping down to third for the first time in 2021, Betriu completed the podium. Again, the Husqvarna duo of Jamie McCanney and Andrew Wilksch rounded out the top five.
Turning the tables on his teammate, Macoritto raced his way onto the top step of the podium in Enduro Junior. Having showed he had the pace on day one to win, he matched it with consistency on day two to get the job done. Despite his best efforts of securing a double victory by winning the final two tests, Pavoni couldn’t bridge the gap to Macoritto and finished second.
Moving up the leaderboard, Sergio Navarro secured his first podium result of the year with third following a close battle with Sherco’s Leo Le Quere. Sweden’s Max Ahlin took fifth.
Another dominant win by Albin Norrbin puts him in the driving seat in Enduro Youth. The Swede was on flying form and will start as the rider to beat in his home race next weekend.
Ensuring an all-Scandinavian affair on the podium, Finland’s Pyry Juupaluoma and Samuli Puhakainen were second and third respectively. Kevin Cristino and Albert Fontova completed the top five.
Bailey Malkiewicz stands in for injured Jeremy Sydow
Yamaha Motor Europe welcomed Australian motocross star Bailey Malkiewicz into the Hutten Metaal Yamaha Official EMX250 team as a temporary replacement for the injured Jeremy Sydow, for Round 4 of the MXGP Championship, held at Oss in the Netherlands.
After a positive winter period where he showed signs of great promise aboard his GYTR kitted YZ250F, Sydow was, unfortunately, unable to start his 2021 EMX250 campaign in Matterley Basin, England, on 27th June due to an injury sustained at a Dutch Motocross Championship race in Arnhem, The Netherlands, one-week prior, with an expected 10-week recovery following surgery. As a result Yamaha called upon Malkiewicz to fill the German’s seat for the next four rounds of the EMX250 Championship.
Malkiewicz is a 19-year-old Australian best known for his success at the 2018 Junior Motocross World Championship, where he won the Junior 125cc world title aboard a Yamaha YZ125. He also contested the 2020 FIM MX2 World Championship and finished 14th in the final classification despite sustaining a torn ACL in his right knee.
Looking forward to making a return to Europe, Malkiewicz has recovered from an ACL reconstruction and relished the chance to race the highly competitive European Championship with a GYTR kitted YZ250F as a substitute for Sydow.
2021 MXGP of the Netherlands – Round 4
The MXGP of the Netherlands saw sunshine and hot weather conditions, while witnessing incredible race action in Oss, in front of a very excited Dutch crowd.
The day began with a special parade lap that featured former FIM Motocross World Championship legends such as Harry Everts, Joel Smets, John van den Berk, Marnicq Bervoets, Jacky Martens, Marc Velkeneers, Peter Herlings, Gerrit Wolsink, Gerard Rond, Gertjan van Doorn, Edwin Evertsen and Johan Boonen.
When the racing kicked off it was Tim Gajser who dominated the MXGP class, going 3-2 for the overall win, while Tony Cairoli had to settle for second after a slow start with an 8-1 result. Romain Febvre was consistent running 4-4 for third.
In MX2 it was Jago Geerts who claimed victory with a 1-1 result, with Australia’s Jed Beaton finishing 2-3 for second overall, while Kay de Wolf was third overall.
The EMX250 class also ran with Australian Bailey Malkiewicz finishing 32-24, while Rick Elzinga took the win.
MXGP Race 1
In MXGP, all eyes were on Jeffrey Herlings and Glenn Coldenhoff who were starting the races from first and second positions. But in race one, it was Romain Febvre who grabbed the Fox Holeshot, though Coldenhoff was not looking to waste any time as he jumped into the lead. He then led Febvre, Tim Gajser, Herlings and Jeremy Seewer.
Herlings then took a hard hit from Ivo Monticelli, though miraculously was able to carry on, while Monticelli crashed. Arminas Jasikonis was having a good ride in 11th place to score his first points of the season.
But the action in front is what had our attention as Febvre was looking for every possible way to get around Coldenhoff. The pair kept the intensity high from the beginning, while Gajser rode smart, taking his time in the background.
As the gap shrunk to 0.359 it looked like Febvre was finally going to get around the Dutchman, but instead the Frenchman made a mistake which saw him crash, costing him valuable time. He did however re-join pretty quickly and was down in third.
With less than 10 minutes to go, it looked like Coldenhoff was starting to fade a little as Gajser, Febvre and Herlings closed in on him. Febvre then got Gajser for second and got onto the back wheel of Coldenhoff’s Yamaha once again.
Herlings then muscled his way past Gajser and not long after was all over Febvre. With 2 minutes plus two laps to go, Herlings was already in front of Febvre who crashed and within striking distance of Coldenhoff.
The chase was on and with three laps to go, Herlings became the new race leader going on to win the first race with Coldenhoff second and Gajser third.
MXGP Race 2
The second race saw carnage in the start which saw riders like Coldenhoff and Seewer, among others, go down, while Jorge Prado got the Fox Holeshot and led the way. Febvre was second with Gajser third.
Due to the incident in the opening race, Herlings did not line-up for the second heat as he travelled to hospital to confirm his shoulder injury. His return to racing is unknown for the moment.
As Febvre looked to push Prado for the lead, he made a costly mistake which saw him go off track on a side of a jump. He re-joined the race in sixth ahead of Jasikonis.
Prado then led Gajser by 2.342 seconds, with Brian Bogers having a strong ride in third place.
Seewer and Coldenhoff struggled to come back from their crashes, with Seewer managing a top 10 finish in race two, while Coldenhoff placed down in 22nd, missing out on championship points.
Febvre worked his way back up the order as he passed Ben Watson for fifth place, as Gajser closed the gap down to Prado. Cairoli then put a large charge in the race as he got around Bogers for third and set his sights on Gajser and Prado ahead.
Prado did a good job at keeping Gajser at bay until the final three laps of the race, when the Team HRC rider was able to get around the Spaniard. Prado then seemed to have faded as Cairoli was able to get around him too.
The nine-time World Champion then stepped it up another gear and caught out Gajser who maybe did not expect to have him right there. With less than half a lap to go, Cairoli took away the lead and went on to win the second MXGP race in Oss. Gajser was second and Prado third.
In terms of the podium, it was Tim Gajser who took the overall win, with Antonio Cairoli finishing second and Romain Febvre placing third, with two solid fourth place finishes.
Gajser continues to lead the championship with 166 points, with Herlings, Cairoli and Febvre tied on 143 points just behind him.
Tim Gajser – P1
“First race I was quite happy with third place, and I didn’t want to take any risks as the track was sketchy. In the second race I took a good start, I was behind Prado the whole race but he was blocking all the lines but then I managed to pass him with a couple of laps from the end but I lost all my energy before and Tony passed me on the last lap. I was trying to hold him, but he had better lines and anyway I am very happy with the overall.”
Antonio Cairoli – P2
“Yeah I was very disappointed about that first race because I know I have a good condition; I could ride good in this track. I am not the best in the sand for sure, but I felt I could do more. But after that first race, I was losing hope because I had a bad start. I was around 15th in the first corner and then of course Ivo crashed, and I lost a few positions so I was really struggling to find a rhythm; I spent a lot of energy to try to overtake the guys and then I arrived at the back of Jorge and I almost passed him but then I made a small mistake, I crashed and lost positions so I was not really happy about it. But second one I knew I had to stay away from trouble in the first lap. Towards the end of the race the guys in front were a little tired at the end, so after I passed Jorge I said I’ll go for the win. I have to give it everything and try to win because I still had energy and it worked so I am looking forward to another GP. I was not really a hard pack guy but lately, I am really enjoying it more than before. I also found a good setup on the bike. Before I was struggling more. So, I am looking forward to Loket. For sure it is not one of my favourite tracks but I am looking forward to those hard pack races and hopefully we have some public again because it is very nice to ride in front of the public. That’s why we are there, racing.”
Romain Febvre – P3
“I felt like that was my GP. I took two good starts, a holeshot and second and in both races I was second for a long time but trying to pass. I learned to take my time and I took my time but didn’t make the pass happen. In race one I crashed two times and still finished fourth but with crashing two times I could not do any better. That second race, the same thing, I was second and I was faster than Prado who was leading but I made a mistake going down the hill and crashed in the fence, but I got up really fast and went back. Not so much to say. I am happy to be on the podium but when it’s your time to take some points you should not crash so I will learn again and try again next weekend.”
Marvin Musquin – P7
“I had a good second practice with a better feeling on the bike, which was nice, but both of my starts were no good. My jump was okay but I was never able to get it done in the first lap. It made it really hard on me to come back and I finished two times in eighth place. It’s not what I want but it’s a better feeling and I need to keep building the physical part and push through it even more.”
In MX2, there were big expectations of home heroes Roan Van De Moosdijk and Kay de Wolf who were among the podium favourites.
As the gate dropped for the opening race, it was Simon Längenfelder who claimed the Fox Holeshot, though about a lap later it was Jago Geerts who became the new race leader, while Moosdijk and De Wolf were down in seventh and ninth.
Längenfelder then crashed, which allowed Rene Hofer through and Thibault Benistant to close in. Van de Moosdijk caught onto the back of Benistant as he chased fourth place, managing to go through not long after and continue his climb up the order.
Mattia Guadagnini entered the race as the championship leader though had a tough start and was left fighting outside of the points for much of the race, ultimately managing to get up to 14th.
Van de Moosdijk then took third from Längenfelder, as Geerts held a comfortable 7.431 second gap to Hofer, with the Austrian coming under pressure from Moosdijk who got around him for second. The Dutchman continued to push, setting a lap time that was almost half a second faster than Geerts’ as he closed in on the leader.
Meanwhile De Wolf then went after Benistant for fifth place, with the pair having a close battle. Though as De Wolf was looking to go through the pair caught each other and went down.
This presented Jed Beaton of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing the perfect opportunity to climb up the order, as he got himself in fourth and then chased Hofer and Moosdijk, passing both in the closing stages of the race.
It looked like Beaton could go after the race win, though ran out of time as Geerts took the race win. Beaton was second and Van de Moosdijk third.
MX2 Race 2
In the second race, it was Geerts who secured the Fox Holeshot and was the rider in front, with De Wolf, Guadagnini, Beaton and Ruben Fernandez rounding out the top five.
Meanwhile Van de Moosdijk didn’t have the best start and was down in 12th, though his day got worse as he was forced to pull out of the race due to a bike issue.
De Wolf then briefly led the race as Beaton got into third, with Fernandez also going through on Guadagnini pushing him to fifth.
Geerts then got back past De Wolf for P1, though it was De Wolf who was faster and was being encouraged by the Dutch crowd to go for the win. For most of the race about a second separated the pair as they kept things close.
Meanwhile Beaton at one point was the fastest rider on track as he looked to keep the two riders ahead of him within striking distance, though Renaux was also looking to get close to the action.
As the race reached closing stages, all eyes were on Geerts and De Wolf who continued to go at it. On the last lap it looked like De Wolf was going to try one last time to take the race victory, though a little mistake cost him valuable time, and in the end, he had to settle for second as Geerts took the win.
With a 1-1 result, Jago Geerts was the overall winner of the MXGP of the Netherlands, while Jed Beaton’s second and third place results put him second overall, with Kay De Wolf joining the pair on the podium for his first MX2 World Championship podium appearance as he placed third.
While Maxime Renaux failed to make the podium, he did however take over the MX2 Championship lead from Mattia Guadagnini who is now 5 points down, after two tough races today, where he finished 14th and fifth. Ruben Fernandez is third.
Jago Geerts – P1
“I’m really happy with today. Two really good starts, we are on the right tracks. The first heat I passed Längenfelder on the first lap and rode my own race, kept a small gap so that was good. In the second heat, I took the holeshot, but Kay was right there and he passed me but then he had a small crash, but he was still behind me the whole race so he was pushing but I’m happy with the overall win and I’m looking forward to the next race. I’m feeling really good at the moment, the knee is good now so I hope to have a good week of training and then we will see how it goes in Loket.”
Jed Beaton – P2
“I’m obviously happy, the starts were as good as they could have been today, I think they held me back especially in the first one. I got into second and was making a little bit of a charge but obviously it was just too late so that’s that. The second one, I got a better start but just got caught up a little bit in the first laps and then had to put in a bit of a hard charge to take third. And then I was behind Jago and Kay but by the time I got to them they already had quite a good pace and I had spent a bit of energy already and it was quite hot today, so I just didn’t have the energy. It was obviously a good step in the right direction, So I’m pretty happy with that. I guess so. I had a really good off-season but just before the start of the first round it was a little bit difficult and it took me a little bit of a step back, but now I’m feeling like I’m starting to build up again and to be honest I think it’s quite a good time anyway as we are only four rounds into the championship so if I can keep building we will be solid from here on.”
Kay De Wolf – P3
“I feel amazing. I had two very solid races. In the first one I didn’t have such a good start and struggled a bit in the beginning and then had a big crash with Thibault but still managed to get back to fifth. The first race was really good, I was happy with my riding. In the second race I almost had the holeshot, but Jago had two really good starts today. I followed him for the first lap, I made a pass on him and then I tucked the front, which was not how I planned it but still managed to stay second and Jago was really holding a good pace. I tried to pass him on the final lap, but I was completely dead. The last few laps, they were long, but I managed to get on the podium and I’m really happy.”
Maxime Renaux – P4
“I have mixed feelings today, getting my first red plate is a great moment but not being on the podium is disappointing. I had a really tough day today. I had belly pain all day long and the first race I made too many mistakes. In the second corner I was third and washed the front and had to come all the way from the back and then had another crash during the race so that was really tough. In the second race I had a better start but couldn’t find my rhythm in the beginning and then started to feel better and catch Jed, but I couldn’t really get close enough to try anything. I didn’t have the best feeling on track today but still managed to take the red plate which is most important and getting some good points for the championship. Now I just take it race-by-race, as we can see today I am not so delighted about getting the red plate because I had a tough day and it was not how I wanted it to be, I just want to take it race-by-race but for sure the red will look nice on the Yamaha and I will try to keep it but the most important is to have it at the end of the season.”
Bike It MTX Kawasaki’s Wilson Todd continues to make progress each week and raced to the best result of his GP career with ninth overall from sixth in race one and twelfth in the second moto. He used his ninth place in Qualifying to good effect to gate sixth in the first moto and retain his first top six ranking to the finish.
Gating ninth in race two he was frustrated for several laps by the slower rider ahead of him and eventually made a mistake to be relegated to fifteenth. Undeterred by the setback he battled back to twelfth by the finish for ninth on the day. He is now twelfth in the series standings, just twenty-one points shy of the top ten.
“The day wasn’t too bad with my first top six. I got two decent starts and just rode my own race in the first moto. The second race I got stuck behind a guy who was off the pace; I went down trying to pass him and lost six places but I got back to twelfth in the end. I’m not quite in shape to go the full distance yet but it was fun today and I look forward to moving further forward each week.”
2021 Pro Motocross Championship
Round 6 – Spring Creek, Millville
Images by Jeff Kardas
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, reached the halfway point of the 2021 season with its sixth round of action from Spring Creek MX Park and the Circle K Spring Creek National, presented by Frescados Tortillas.
Minnesota fans were greeted with perfect weather that saw clear, sunny skies and temperatures in the low 30’s, while racers were challenged by the circuit’s dramatic elevation changes and infamous sand whoops. Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing’s Justin Barcia made his long-awaited return to the top step of the podium and grabbed a moto win en route to his first 450 Class victory of the season. With 2-5 results for third overall Dylan Ferrandis extended his championship lead over Ken Roczen to 32-points.
In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Jeremy Martin continued that division’s historic first half with an emphatic effort in front of the home crowd, in which he swept both motos to become the sixth different winner in as many races. Jett Lawrence went 4-6 while Justin Cooper scored 2-3 finishes which pomoted him past Jett into the championship lead. Hunter Lawrence went 5-5 to retain third place in the championship standings.
As the gate dropped for the opening 450 Class moto of the afternoon it was Barcia who emerged with the Holeshot ahead of Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo, FXR/Chaparral Honda Racing’s Coty Schock, and the Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing teammates of Dylan Ferrandis and Christian Craig.
At the completion of the opening lap it was Barcia, Cianciarulo, and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Cooper Webb inside the top three. Ferrandis, the championship leader, crossed the line fifth, while Team Honda HRC’s Ken Roczen, second in the standings, was caught up in a frightening first-turn incident that left the German in need of medical assistance and force him to withdraw from the moto.
Out front, Barcia continued to lead the way with Cianciarulo in pursuit and in search of a way around. Craig began to apply heavy pressure on Webb and made the pass for third with 20-minutes remaining. Just laps later, Craig’s Star Racing Yamaha teammates Ferrandis and Aaron Plessinger started to push their way to the front, both overtaking Webb. The march forward didn’t stop there for Ferrandis, as he muscled his way by Craig into third near the halfway point of the moto.
Cianciarulo continued to press Barcia for the lead, however, a costly mistake saw him lose the back end of his Kawasaki and crash out of second place, which moved Ferrandis and Craig into second and third and eventually forced Cianciarulo to retire from the race. With just over eight minutes remaining, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac, who started 14th, entered the battle up front as he clocked the fastest laps of the race and blitzed his way past Craig for third. Tomac’s charge soon led him to the back wheel of Ferrandis as a three-way fight for the lead took shape.
The Frenchman successfully erased his deficit to Barcia and spent the waning laps of the moto in constant search of a way around, which resulted in a near crash between the two, while simultaneously fending off heavy pressure from Tomac for second. Barcia never wavered and was able to fend off numerous pass attempts by Ferrandis to hang on for his first moto victory of the season by just over a second. Ferrandis and Tomac completed the top three, with Craig fourth and Plessinger fifth.
The second and deciding 450 Class moto kicked off with Barcia earning a sweep of the Holeshots for the day ahead of Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-WPS-KTM’s Justin Bogle and Roczen, who avoided serious injury and rejoined the fray for Moto 2. Roczen used a pair of quick passes to move out front and lead the field around on the opening lap, ahead of Barcia and Bogle. Tomac came around in 10th, while Ferrandis was mired outside of the top-20 due to a crash coming down one of the hills.
Roczen was on a mission and in search of redemption out front, while Barcia was in hot pursuit to back up his impressive first moto result. As Roczen and Barcia paced each other, Ferrandis went down for a second time, costing him several more spots in the process. Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton closed in on Bogle and found his way around to take over third.
Roczen proved to be unstoppable and carried on to secure his fourth moto win of the season by 5.3 seconds over Barcia. Sexton finished third, followed by Tomac in fourth, while Ferrandis showed his resiliency with an impressive come-from-behind effort to finish fifth.
Barcia’s consistency, anchored by his Moto 1 win, carried him to the overall victory (2-1), which marked his first winning effort since the final round of the 2018 season and signified the first Pro Motocross victory for GASGAS in its debut season as a manufacturer.
Tomac finished in the runner-up spot (3-4) for his third podium result in the past four races, while Ferrandis’ relentless charge in the second moto helped land him third overall (2-5), missing out on a second-place tiebreaker with Tomac. Roczen rebounded from a disastrous start to the day to finish ninth overall (40-1).
Justin Barcia – P1
“It’s a lot to take in,” said Barcia. “I felt great on the bike all day and it’s just such an awesome feeling to be back on the top step of the podium again. The fans were just awesome out there. It’s been a while, but I never gave up and left it all on the track today. The team has been working hard to get me comfortable on the bike and I think today showed that everything is coming together. Hopefully, we can keep this momentum rolling into the rest of the season and click off a few more wins.”
Eli Tomac – P2
“This weekend went pretty well. I had to fight my way from the back of the field in Moto 1, but I had the back sand section dialed and made up a lot of time in that part of the track, which helped a lot. I made my way up to third in that moto but spent all my energy at that point and couldn’t catch the front two riders. I had a little better position off the start in Moto 2, but I no longer had the advantage in the back since I couldn’t make it over the wall. I still managed to work my way up to fourth in the race and tried to put on a charge for third. The team and I plan to work on starts this week, so I can put on a battle for the lead without having to use too much energy.”
The adversity endured by each of the top two riders in the division resulted in a significant shift in the point standings, as Ferrandis’ podium effort allowed him to gain 13 points and establish a 32-point lead over Roczen, who did all he could to minimize the damage. By virtue of his win, Barcia vaulted from fifth to third in the standings, 55 points from the lead.
Dylan Ferrandis – P3
“I’m just disappointed in myself today,” said Ferrandis, who entered the day on a three-race win streak and has now finished on the overall podium at all six rounds thus far. “It was a difficult day. I crashed twice in that second moto and didn’t give myself a fighting chance. I’m here to win and that’s really what I want to do. I’ll go back to work and get ready to come out stronger next weekend.”
“It was definitely a hard one in the first moto. I got banged up really good and I need to make sure that my ribs aren’t broken,” explained Roczen. “I’ll be really sore tomorrow but as soon as I checked myself (and didn’t have any serious injury) I knew there was no question in my mind I was going to come back out here (for Moto 2) and give my best. That’s what we were born to do. I knew I didn’t have the best gate pick, but I got pretty lucky and made it work, and then rode a smart race. I’m just glad I could finish, and I did all I could for what it was.”
Chase Sexton – P4
“Round 6 at Millville was a step in the right direction, for sure. I qualified well and felt a lot better on the bike this weekend–more comfortable. In the first moto, I went down with Kenny in the first corner, which was unfortunate after we qualified first and third. After that, I put my head down and made it back to seventh. I wasted a lot of energy coming from the back of the pack. In the second moto, I was able to find a good flow with the track and made my way back up to third and stayed there for fourth overall. Hopefully we’re trending in the right direction now and can keep this going into Washougal.”
Ken Roczen – P8
“Millville was looking to be our weekend. We had the fastest qualifier in the second one, so pole position going into the start, and I was able to pick my gate. I had a pretty good jump right out of the gate, but we just got clobbered in the first turn. I had somebody ride straight into the side of me and really had to catch my breath and make sure that my ribs were okay. My bike was actually pretty destroyed too, so we couldn’t finish the first moto. It was a tough one and I’m really banged up and bruised up, but we were going back out for the second moto. With the 40th gate pick, I actually got a halfway decent gate on the inside; it wasn’t ideal, but I was making it work. I got off to a pretty decent start, snuck around the inside a couple of times and was in third, then second, and made quick work of [Justin] Barcia on the first lap and pretty much led the whole way through. I was pumped after a really hard get-off and being super sore. To come back and take that second moto was the one thing that we could do after a big crash, so I’m really pumped on how we at least ended it. It definitely hurt the championship, but at the same time we have to be glad that we’re healthy and ready to go again in Washougal.”
Jeremy Martins wins the 250s | Jett fourth, Hunter fifth
The opening 250 Class moto of the day saw Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Justin Cooper capture the Holeshot ahead of his teammates, Nate Thrasher and Martin, along with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Max Vohland. As the 40-rider field came around to complete the opening lap it was Cooper followed by Vohland and Martin. Championship point leader and Team Honda HRC rider Jett Lawrence was credited with 14th to start the race.
Cooper quickly set the pace and opened a comfortable gap over his competition, while Martin took control of second from the rookie Vohland after persistent pressure throughout the opening minutes of the moto. Just moments later, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing’s Michael Mosiman closed in on Vohland and eventually took over third. Back out front, crowd favorite Martin started to find his rhythm and began to chip away at Cooper’s advantage.
Entering the closing minutes of the race, Martin closed quickly on the race leader and started searching for a way around his teammate. After several attempts, Martin grabbed a handful of throttle traversing down the steep “Mount Martin” and dove into the lead with an impressive pass.
Once out front he quickly pulled away and went unchallenged in the final laps to take his third moto win of the season by 7.5 seconds over Cooper. Mosiman completed the podium in third, followed by the Team Honda HRC siblings of Jett and Hunter Lawrence in fourth and fifth, respectively.
The final 250 Class moto of the afternoon saw Martin pick up where he left off in the opening moto with the Holeshot, narrowly edging out Cooper, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Austin Forkner, and Mosiman. As the field came around to complete the opening lap it was Martin, Cooper, and Mosiman leading the way, while Jett and Hunter Lawrence found themselves mired in 10th and 11th, respectively.
With a clear track ahead, Martin easily asserted control on the layout he grew up riding, continuously inching away from Cooper and Mosiman, who started to make a run for second. At the halfway point of the 30-minute-plus-two-lap moto, Mosiman began showing Cooper a wheel and eventually made an aggressive move to make a pass stick and take control of the runner-up spot.
Martin was calm, cool, and collected for the entirety of the moto and clinched the 1-1 sweep by 9.3 seconds. Mosiman finished strong to earn the best moto result of his career in second, followed by Cooper in third. Jett Lawrence overcame a crash that included multiple riders and left him with a damaged motorcycle to salvage sixth.
The dominant outing for Martin gave the Minnesota native his third win at Spring Creek and the 18th victory of his career. It also makes Martin the sixth different winner to open the season, continuing a historic level of parity that has carried through the halfway point of the championship.
Mosiman earned a career-best finish in second overall (3-2) to edge out Cooper, who finished third (2-3), via tiebreaker. Jett Lawrence finished just off the podium in fourth (4-6) and now has back-to-back finishes outside the top three after beginning the season with four consecutive podiums.
Jeremy Martin – P1
“That one felt good and ranks up there pretty high out of the wins throughout my career,” said Martin, who is battling through a series of injuries and has been forced to miss one race this season. “It’s always special to win in front of the hometown crowd, and doing it by sweeping both motos, that just makes it even sweeter. It’s been a tough season for me, but I needed to get back out here and start racing whether I was 100% or not. A huge thanks to all the fans for the support today, they really kept me going and allowed me to dig deep.”
A consistent day by Cooper, combined with a challenging afternoon for Lawrence, resulted in a new championship leader as the Yamaha rider now leads the young Australian by six-points. Hunter Lawrence maintains his hold on third, 33 points out of the lead.
Justin Cooper – P3
“That’s what it’s all about. We’re at the halfway point and we’re going after this championship. That’s the mindset,” said Cooper. “I honestly rode pretty mediocre today. I left a lot on the table, I feel. I wasn’t that comfortable (on the bike), so I got to take the blame on this one and do better. I felt like we could have been battling for the overall win today, but we’ll take it. We’ve got the red plate now. We’ll keep grinding, and simply need to be better. I can’t afford to leave anything on the table and that’s what it’s going to take to win this championship.”
Jett Lawrence – P4
“Millville was not the best round. I came in feeling really, really good–really excited for this round. First qualifying went well; I was second and battling for first. Going into the first moto, I felt confident but messed up my start really bad; I was focused on really wanting to get a good start and just focused too much on that one thing and then ended up messing it up, so I screwed myself there. I came all the way back to fourth and was really hoping I’d get a better start in the second one, and I did. I felt like I got everything good on my behalf, but not the greatest gate pick, but it is what it is. I was making my way through and then got into some carnage, and I ended up running into [Pierce] Brown. I didn’t see him until the last minute and was like ‘Oh gosh,’ so I hit him. I feel bad for full-on hitting him, so hopefully he’s not too hurt or can at least race next weekend. That set me back to 12th, but I made my way through. I kept on charging and made my way through to sixth. It wasn’t the best weekend, but we’re going to go into Washougal with an open mind. We’re going to go back to some other settings that were better and really come out swinging and hopefully start getting on top of the box again to make sure the points leader doesn’t get too comfortable with the red plate.”
Hunter Lawrence – P5
“Not an ideal weekend in Millville. I struggled personally and with the bike all day. Trying to get to the front was tough. I didn’t get the best starts and my gate picks could have been better for sure. We’re definitely back to the drawing board. We’ll just reevaluate, cross our t’s and dot our i’s and check everything over to make sure that we’re going to be ready to rock and roll and put ourselves in the best position for each moto at Washougal.”
Colt Nichols – P6
“It was a tough day. The track was difficult but it was really fun to ride. I felt like I had good speed but I just ran out of steam in both motos. I’m a little disappointed with that, but we’re going to keep plugging away to get better and keep our head high!”
The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will continue next Saturday, July 24, for Round 7 Washougal National.
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