Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings has been cleared by his doctors to race in the final round of the MX2 World Championship in Leon, Mexico this weekend, Pit Beirer, Head of KTM Motorsport has confirmed.
The Dutch rider, A Red Bull athlete who celebrates his twentieth birthday on Friday, holds a 23-point lead over his factory teammate Jordi Tixier of France going into the final round.
A worldwide mix of talented GS riders got the best possible taste of the rugged beauty of Canada today as day three of the GS Trophy consisted of nearly 200 kilometres of off-road adventure, 150 kilometres of scenic paved mountain passes and three special stages thrown in for good measure – two of which involved getting extremely wet.
As usual, the day started early – with a 6am wake-up call – but yesterday's rain and mud soon became a distant memory as blue skies and warm sunshine greeted the early risers. Today was about getting off the pavement and heading into the middle of nowhere, as a 55-kilometre blast along what many of the riders called the “perfect GS road” led to the first special stage of the day – bike-to-bike towing.
One rider who’ll arguably enjoy this weekend’s GP of France more than any other is Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing Team rider Pela Renet. Crowned 2014 Enduro 2 World Champion at the penultimate round of the series in Italy, in wrapping up his second E2 title Pela is free to enjoy the occasion in front of his home fans.
Earning six hard fought day wins en route to securing the coveted E2 title, Pela’s consistency is ultimately what took him to championship winning success. A podium finisher on every day of the championship held so far, Renet is looking to end his EWC campaign on a high…
Chris Birch, top international extreme enduro rider and New Zealand 7 times and current Enduro Champion, has been busy this year expanding his off road coaching business with exciting new packages for riders of all abilities. Birch has been running trail, enduro and adventure coaching classes for several years across NZ, Australia, South Africa, South America, Canada, Malaysia, and Europe with great feedback from participants.
Smartop MotoConcepts Racing [MCR] is pleased to announce the re-signing of Mike Alessi for the 2015 race season. Alessi will remain in the 450 class for the racing season ahead.
“MCR as team are considering multiple options and opportunities for the 2015 racing season,” said team owner Mike Genova. “Mike Alessi’s epic rides in the Canadian Nationals this summer created a huge rise in attendance for those events. His accomplishments and expertise, coupled with consideration in the World Motocross series, allows for many great opportunities. Those options include the upcoming AMA Supercross season, AMA Pro Motocross, Canadian Motocross, and a very strong interest for a World GP partnership.”
Twenty five thousand spectators increased the heat at an already sun-kissed Grand Prix of Goias today as Brazil again went loco for the FIM Motocross World Championship.
The 16th round of 17 in the MX2 category saw Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe’s Jeremy Seewer claim seventh position overall on the factory RM-Z250 in what was the series’ second encampment in the county this year.
Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP Team Owner Sylvain Geboers tipped rider Kevin Strijbos to shoot for a top-three position in the 2014 FIM Motocross World Championship and the Belgian duly delivered as his result of sixth overall at Trindade in Brazil on Sunday confirmed third in standings for this season.
Meanwhile on the east coast, Andrew DeLong was back in action at round 10 of the GNCC series in Unadilla, New York. DeLong tackled the legendary Unadilla Raceway aboard his FE 350, and ran as high as third before ultimately settling for a fifth-place finish.
Factory Husqvarna’s Jacob Argubright won the AMA West Hare Scrambles Championship at the penultimate round of the series this weekend. Argubright finished on the podium at Rd. 8 at The Ranch in Anza, California, earning the handful of points he needed to earn him the West Hare Scrambles number one plate for 2014.
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