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4 October 2010, 5:45 am

    From  Team Suzuki

Off-road  racing legend Mike Webb will be leading Rockstar Makita Suzuki's 2011  Championship efforts as Team Manager for both the AMA Supercross and AMA Pro  Motocross series with support from Ricky Carmichael.

Webb has  been a staple in off-road racing for nearly three decades and is currently at  the helm of the 2010 GNCC off-road team as they take the Suzuki fuel-injected  RM-Z450 towards the Championship title. In his storied history, Webb has helped  Suzuki earn countless Championships in off-road racing and has been the Team  Manager for the GNCC bike efforts since 1992.

"I'm  really excited for this opportunity to help defend the AMA Supercross and  Motocross titles that Ryan Dungey so masterfully won this year," Webb  said. "I'm thrilled to be working with the team and Yoshimura, as we're  all fully committed to keeping that Number One plate on the RM-Z450. I think  2011 is going to be a great season for us, for Suzuki, and for the  RM-Z450."

To help  spur the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team to another Championship-winning year in  2011, Webb has also secured the efforts of Ricky Carmichael as team adviser.  Carmichael has a long history with Suzuki, as well, and is considered one of  the greatest racers of all time in Supercross and Motocross. Carmichael will be  helping the current Rockstar Makita Suzuki racers to fully-prepare for  competition and advising them on bike set-up, race strategy and overall  training approaches.

Said Webb:  "Ricky is an undisputable Champion. I can't think of a better guy to help  the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team to another winning season and I know the racers  will all benefit from having him on our side."

With Webb  and Carmichael at the helm of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki Supercross and  Motocross team, Suzuki is looking forward to another phenomenal year at the  races with their winning RM-Z450 in 2011.


Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

Popular News / MotoX & Off-Road: Photos from day one at the MXoN
« on: September 25, 2010, 11:01:22 PM »
Photos from day one at the MXoN
25 September 2010, 8:19 pm

By Jeff Morgan

Here is a selection of photos from the first day of the MXoN.

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

Eastern Canadian Enduro Championship & Overall Canadian Enduro Championship
22 September 2010, 6:07 am

  From World Enduro Canada

The second season of the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship presented by Parts Canada is in the books. Riders, organizers, and the media all agree it was another successful season. This year there were over 30 pro and amateur riders who contested all 8 rounds with 9 provinces represented (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick).

On Sunday World Enduro Canada awarded the Inside MotoX & Offroad Magazine Eastern Canadian Enduro Championships as well the overall Canadian Enduro Championships. Honda's Jason Schrage took home the #1 Pro plate, and the Kymco scooter that went with it. Congratulations to all the riders who competed this year and to all of our Champions.  

A special thank you goes out to all the sponsors who made this series possible. Royal Distributing, Parts Canada, Honda, Yamaha, KTM, Husqvarna, Kymco, Rockstar, Rekluse, Steadymate, West Jet, Label It, Wiesner Insurance, Fullbore Marketing, Arai Helmets and Moose Racing.

World Enduro Canada also wants to recognize and thank our great media partners. Thanks to them our media exposure doubled this season. (over 150,000 page views since June!) Inside Motorcycles, MXP, Inside MotoX & Offroad Magazine, and Toronto Star.

2010 Canadian Enduro Champions

Overall Top Pro – Jason Schrage (Alberta) - Honda

E1 – Jared Thomas (Alberta) – KTM

E2 – Jason Schrage (Alberta) – Honda

E3 – Geoff Nelson (BC) – KTM

Vet Pro – Jean Pellerin (Quebec) – KTM

A – Tyler Murray (BC) - Suzuki

B – Ben Riviere (Alberta) – KTM

C – Ty Mckenna (Alberta) – KTM

Vet – Barry Billings (Ontario) – KTM

Super Vet – Jean Marie Breau (New Brunswick) – KTM

Inside Motorcycles Top Pro Junior - Ryan Graffunder (BC) - Husqvarna

2010 Inside MotoX and Offroad Magazine Eastern Canadian Enduro Champions

A – Tyler Murray (BC) - Suzuki

B – Ben Riviere (Alberta) - KTM

C – Ty Mckenna (Alberta) - KTM

Vet – Rob Martin (Ontario) - KTM

Super Vet – Jean Marie Breau (New Brunswick) - KTM

Media available for Eastern Rounds -

Toronto Star - Parry Sound, ON coverage  

Sportmoteur - Labelle, QC  Coverage - coverage from both events    

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship - Parry Sound wrap up
14 September 2010, 11:35 am

  From World Enduro Canada

Rounds 5 & 6 of the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship presented by Parts Canada are in the books.  Matt and the gang from put together a tough and challenging course - something that deserved to be called a National round.  The entire weekend was presented by Honda - and their top rider Jason Schrage did not disappoint. There was 29 Pro riders with 15 of them coming from Alberta, BC and Quebec who put on a great show.  

Yamaha/Machine Racing's Brian Wojnarowski was the first rider to put a dent in Honda's Jason Schrage undefeated streak by topping him on Day 1 in the E2 class.  Jason figured out the terrain and came back on Day 2 to get his 5th win and 5th overall fastest award for the season.  Day 1 also saw Feeding Performance/Husqvarna rider Guy Giroux get his first win for the season in E3 and taking the fastest overall Pro honours for the day.  He won E3 again on Day 2 but lost the overall for the weekend to Jason.  

Suzuki's Chris Van Hove was the man to beat in E1 as he battled all weekend with Jared Thomas from Alberta and Phillipe Chaine out of Quebec - a true National Podium.  Vet Pro was won by Clint Riviere from Pincher Creek, AB on day 1 and Jean Pellerin from Quebec taking Day 2 with Ontario's Paul Andratis in the mix to keep them both honest.

The amateur classes saw Tyler Murray winning A class both days, Jed Franko taking both days in B class and the C class saw Alberta boys Dan Scott and Ty Mckenna swapping first and second both days.  KTM/Apex Cycle rider Rob Martin from Plattsville, ON won Vet class both days and Super Vet had Machine Racing's John Nelson and Jean Marie Breault from New Brunswick swapping first and second place over the two days.

World Enduro Canada wants to thank all our Media partners who came out to support the event.  Ryan Gauld from MXP came to ride the event and after posting the fastest time in the first test his bike threw a chain and broke the engine case putting him out - he did come away with a very positive view of the Enduro world - check out his blog and photo essay. Jeff Morgan from Inside MotoX and Off Road also came to ride the event and finished a respectable 8th & 6th in B class. Dan Paris from, Suzanne Howie from Inside Motorcycles were there as well as Bill Petro who was putting together material for Cycle Canada and The Toronto Star.  In addition Global Television sent a crew on Saturday for the evening news.  

The final two rounds will be held this weekend in Labelle, QC where we will be crowing the Eastern Canadian Enduro Championship in all 6 amateur classes - sponsored by Inside MotoX and Off Road Magazine-  as well as the National Pro Championships in all 4 Pro Classes.  The Overall number one Pro for the season will be handed the keys to his new Kymco scooter courtesy of Kymco Canada.  There will be a season ending after party in Mt Tremblant on Sunday evening - hope to see you all there!

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

Popular News / MotoX & Off-Road: CEC Parry Sound video clips
« on: September 14, 2010, 05:01:16 PM »
CEC Parry Sound video clips
14 September 2010, 10:16 am

By Jeff Morgan

This past weekend was rounds 5-6 of the Canadian Enduro Championships. The Parry Sound GP Presented by Honda saw some unsettled weather and some fantastic riding. Thanks to Matt from and his crew for a great event.

Enjoy the clips.

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

Royal Tent Sale and Whitby Store Grand Opening
14 September 2010, 10:08 am

From Royal Distributing

Royal Distributing’s Massive NO HST Tent Sale Starts THIS THURSDAY, Sept 16, and runs until Sunday September 26th.  11 Days Of Incredible Deals in every department!  For anyone looking to get a jump on the winter season with clothing for the whole family, to amazing deals on snowmobile gear, jackets, boots, gloves and more at up to 80% off MSL prices!  The tents and stores are packed with crazy deals on motocross gear and street motorcycle gear.  If you are getting your ATV ready for hunting season we have something for you also!  Stock up now on all the parts you need for your sled or ATV, with some great specials, AND you will save the HST!     This amazing event is at our 3 locations only, in Guelph, Innisfil, and Sudbury!  The Savings END Sunday September 26th!


The savings continue as we celebrate our NEW WHITBY LOCATION, with a Grand Opening Celebration starting on Thursday SEPTEMBER 30th, until Sunday October 3rd.  We celebrate with Savings!  NO HST all four days! PLUS the first 100 visitors each day will get a $10 Gift Card!  You can enter to win 1 OF 4 $1000 Shopping Sprees!  We’ll have tonne of great deals and special savings!  

Please note: Our Whitby Store will NOT be open for the tent sale, and will Open its doors at 9am September 30th!

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

Popular News / MotoX & Off-Road: Pit Posse Rider Trey Canard Delivers!
« on: September 14, 2010, 11:03:36 AM »
Pit Posse Rider Trey Canard Delivers!
14 September 2010, 7:45 am

From Pit Posse

St. Petersburg, Florida (September 14, 2010) - Pit Posse Motorsports rider Trey Canard delivered his first ever AMA 250 National Championship this past weekend out at Pala Raceway during the final round of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships! With five overall wins leading to the championship title, Trey proved this past weekend, he has what it takes to become a champion!

When Canard came into the 7th round of the series, he was running second place in points. With his focus, determination and a dedicated support team, Canard knew he had to ride smart. Both Canard and Pourcel crashed in the first moto out at Pala but Canard was able to remount and finish a strong fourth in the first moto of the day. The second moto brought Canard a third place finish giving him a third place overall and enough points to take home the 2010 AMA 250 National Championship!

Trey’s overall goal was to gain as many winning points possible to clinch the #1 overall position. It’s no surprise that Pit Posse is Trey’s #1 choice to help keep him and his crew organized and  ready to race! Trey Canard uses and endorses Pit Posse trailer accessories, tools and bike accessories during the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships season.

Pit Posse is so proud of Trey and his accomplishments in 2010 and would like to congratulate Trey on his 2010 AMA 250 National Championship of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships and look forward to see what great things are to come going into the 2011 ride season! Keep an eye out for #38!

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

Pit Posse and Outlaw Racing Products Seeking 2011 Riders
13 September 2010, 7:56 am

  From Pit Posse

St. Petersburg, Florida (September 13, 2010) - Pit Posse Motorsports is now accepting applications for its 2011 amateur rider support program. Applications submission expires 12/31/10.  

2010 has been a banner year for Pit Posse riders. With the likes of Cooper Webb and Zack Freeberg in the amateur ranks and Trey Canard and Justin Barcia in the pro ranks, Pit Posse is proud to have these brilliant riders as a part of their riding stable. With a lot of hard work, an amazing support team and of course, Pit Posse tools, parts and accessories, these riders are set for success. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be a part of the Pit Posse movement, send all the necessary info to us through Opportunities are limited to possibly become a part of our team, so act now.

The Pit Posse crew is looking forward to 2011! Let us know whether or not you think you’ve got what it takes!

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

13 September 2010, 6:27 am

    From  Team Suzuki

Ken  Roczen won the Grand Prix of Italy at Fermo and complete a memorable day for  Suzuki as Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2 team-mate Arnaud Tonus scored his first  podium, Larissa Papenmeier won her second Women's World Championship event and  Clement Desalle owned the MX1 category on the RM-Z450 to paint the vast  majority of three podiums a shade of yellow.

The German  once more duelled with Marvin Musquin although 22,500 spectators witnessed the  16 year old hold the upper-hand on the Italian hillside hard-pack thanks to the  power and performance of his fuel-injected RM-Z250. Roczen escaped to win the  first moto by a canter and then followed Musquin for seven laps in the second  sprint before finding a gap in a layout that was not easy for overtaking and  escaping to claim his second 'double' moto haul of 2010.

The result  at the 15th and final round completed an exceptional final third of the  campaign for the team and the teenager: Roczen won three of the last five GPs  and only dropped out of the top three twice in the last 15 motos and those  blips were caused by technical misfortune.

Fermo saw  Arnaud Tonus in a determined and attacking mood and the 18 year old Swiss  pushed through for fifth and fourth for his first career podium finish with  third overall. The result also elevated him to seventh in the final MX2  championship standings.

Fermo  hosted the final round of the Women's World Championship and Larissa Papenmeier  scooped victory on the 2009 RM-Z250. The German rode to third and first for her  spoils and has staked third in the competition.

Teka  Suzuki Europe World MX2's haul this year has been impressive:

From 15  Grand Prix events they can count on three wins and 11 podiums thanks to Roczen  and Tonus' talents. Roczen finished 96 points ahead of Steven Frossard and also  collected his second national title with the German ADAC MX Masters series.  Tonus only dropped out of the top 10 on eight occasions in 30 motos and moved  up from a maiden championship finish of 16th in 2009 to collect seventh.

After a busy  campaign stretching back to successful pre-season races during February and  March, the team has one major appointment left with the Motocross of Nations at  Thunder Valley in Colorado on September 26th. Roczen and Marcus Schiffer will  wear the Suzuki/Teka colours for Germany and Tonus is ready to represent  Switzerland.

Ken Roczen  - 2nd, 2010 World MX2 Championship:

"This  is what I wanted. I took two race wins and I was really going for it. I felt  better today than I did yesterday and rode really well. I had a good fight with  Marvin until he crashed in the second moto. Marvin has been a great opponent  but lately I have come closer and showed that I can be good too. I had two fast  starts and that really helped. I planned to make the break early and it worked  to perfection even if I did have to wait a little bit in the first one because  the track had been watered and was quite slick. We have had a season with some  ups and downs but I am really happy to have finished my first full year in this  strong way."

Arnaud  Tonus - 7th , 2010 World MX2 Championship:

"This  feels great! I got-on with the track and could really push here. I was  surprised when I learnt I had made the podium. My starts were not so good so I  really had to go for it to reach the positions I did and get near the front. I  was consistent in both races and then had that good news when I came across the  line. I am going to work hard this winter to make the next step and take some  more results like this next season."

Larissa  Papenmeier - 3rd 2010 World Championship:

"I'm  really happy to have another victory. I want to thank my family and my  boyfriend and all my friends. The track was awesome with some fun jumps that  were also technical; it was a good track for me and I wanted to win. I had some  bad luck at the beginning of the season so to finish top-three in the  Championship is a good result."

Thomas  Ramsbacher -Team Manager:

"This  is the greatest day for our team ever! Two wins and a podium result; we could  not have asked for more. It shows that that the team is in a very good  position. Thanks to Teka for two very good years and for sure Suzuki will stay  top of the podium. Thanks to all of our supporters and friends who have helped  us reach what we have achieved this season and we are really looking forward to  2011."

MX2 Moto1:  1. Ken Roczen (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 39:20.219; 2. Marvin Musquin  (FRA, KTM), +0:17.333; 3. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:32.877; 4.  Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), +0:41.170; 5. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Teka Suzuki  Europe World MX2), +0:47.958; 6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:49.915; 7.  Michael Leib (USA, Kawasaki), +0:58.400; 8. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha),  +1:09.666; 9. Christophe Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:15.678; 10. Jake Nicholls  (GBR, KTM), +1:19.436.

MX2 Moto2:  1. Ken Roczen (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 40:39.797; 2. Steven  Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:24.745; 3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha),  +0:27.697; 4. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), +0:29.889; 5.  Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), +0:38.242; 6. Joel Roelants (BEL, KTM), +0:43.495;  7. Michael Leib (USA, Kawasaki), +0:55.683; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM),  +1:02.084; 9. Alessandro Lupino (ITA, Yamaha), +1:05.998; 10. Christophe  Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), +1:08.307.

MX2  Overall result: 1. Ken Roczen (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 50 points;  2. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Yamaha), 38 p.; 3. Arnaud Tonus (SUI, Teka Suzuki  Europe World MX2), 34 p.; 4. Steven Frossard (FRA, Kawasaki), 32 p.; 5. Joel  Roelants (BEL, KTM), 30 p.; 6. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 29 p.; 7. Michael  Leib (USA, Kawasaki), 28 p.; 8. Jake Nicholls (GBR, KTM), 24 p.; 9. Christophe  Charlier (FRA, Yamaha), 23 p.; 10. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 22 p.

MX2 final  World Championship standings: 1. Marvin Musquin (FRA, KTM), 635 points; 2. Ken  Roczen (GER, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 574 p.; 3. Steven Frossard (FRA,  Kawasaki), 478 p.; 4. Zach Osborne (USA, Yamaha), 397 p.; 5. Joel Roelants  (BEL, KTM), 396 p.; 6. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 391 p.; 7. Arnaud Tonus  (SUI, Teka Suzuki Europe World MX2), 390 p.; 8. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 367  p.; 9. Jeremy van Horebeek (BEL, Kawasaki), 365 p.; 10. Gautier Paulin (FRA,  Yamaha), 336 p.;

Women's  Italian Grand Prix overall result: 1. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Teka Suzuki  Europe World MX2), 45 points; 2. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 44 p.; 3.  Livia Lancelot (FRA, KTM), 38 p.; 4. Elien De Winter (BEL, KTM), 30 p.; 5.  Francesca Nocera (ITA, Honda), 29 p.

Women's  final World Championship standings: 1. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 299 points;  2. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KTM), 273 p.; 3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Teka Suzuki  Europe World MX2), 263 p.; 4. Chiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), 248 p.; 5. Maria  Franke (GER, KTM), 222 p.

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

« on: September 13, 2010, 11:02:28 AM »
13 September 2010, 6:23 am

  From Team Suzuki

Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1's Clement Desalle overcame a week of pain and discomfort to incredibly win the Grand Prix of Italy in front of 22,500 spectators at Fermo and the final round of the FIM Motocross World Championship.

The Belgian nursed a painful and badly-bruised hip and lower back and made two excellent starts on his RM-Z450WS to take fourth and first in the two motos run across a dry, hard, fast and jumpy track. It was a fantastic day for Suzuki as Ken Roczen claimed the MX2 class and Larissa Papenmeier conquered the last outing in the Women's World Championship. RM-Z450 and RM-Z250 technology helped riders capture five podium positions from a possible nine as Steve Ramon finished second in MX1 and gave the Belgian team a perfect 1-2 result.

Blue skies and sunshine created warm and pleasant racing conditions for a layout that wasn't high on technical demands but punished the slightest mistake as many riders circulated within tenths of a second of each other.

Desalle, taking pain-killers to cope with the hard-hits of the jump take-offs and landings, managed to get away in the top three of both 35 minute and 2 lap motos. The Belgian held on for as long as possible in a four-man fight for the lead in the first race along with Ramon, Seb Pourcel and Xavier Boog. He relinquished control in the final laps as Ramon powered through for his first moto victory of the year. Desalle was however buoyed to hear he had mathematically secured his status as World Championship runner-up.

The placing was confirmed in the second moto where the 21 year old had to deal with Ramon, Pourcel and Max Nagl, and, despite a heavy dose of pressure, broke away from the others in the closing stages for a remarkable win. Ramon vied for the overall triumph but eventually closed the race in fourth; earning the same points as his countryman but accepting the second podium step by virtue of the second moto ranking.

Rockstar Teka Suzuki WMX1 can look back on 2010 with two riders in the final top five of the MX1 standings, three victories from 15, and 16 podium appearances from both riders combined and further evidence of the high level of competitiveness of the RM-Z450WS. Suzuki was also runner-up in the Manufacturers standings.

Ramon will attempt to win his seventh Belgian Championship at Pierreux for the final round of the national series next weekend before joining Desalle on the plane across the Atlantic for the 64th Motocross of Nations at Thunder Valley in Colorado. Ramon will be searching for his third Nations success with his country while Desalle wears the Black, Gold and Red for the second time in his career.

Clement Desalle - 2nd, 2010 World MX1 Championship:

"It is incredible for me to win here because I could not do anything during the week and was having a really tough time. Anyway I took second in the World Championship and we managed something special here today. I really want to thank my family, my girlfriend and the team for all their help this week. I knew after the first practice that I was in for a hard weekend and I was just focussed on keeping that second place. I would actually like to win when I do not have an injury! The bruising actually improved in a few days during the week so I hope it will be much better very soon."

Steve Ramon - 5th, 2010 World MX1 Championship:

"I was feeling strong today and both motos were good although I started to get a bit tired in the last 10 minutes of the second race. I just missed the GP win but I am still pleased with the second place. I really enjoyed that first moto and we had some good battles; it must have looked good on the TV because I had the onboard camera! I want to say thanks to the team because we have done a good job again this year even if I have had to deal with some injuries and it wasn't my best season."

MX1 Moto1: 1. Steve Ramon (BEL, Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1), 39:33.144; 2. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:02.174; 3. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:04.173; 4. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1), +0:05.958; 5. Jonathan Barragan (ESP, Kawasaki), +0:07.902; 6. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:11.073; 7. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:19.516; 8. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), +0:30.589; 9. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:35.890; 10. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), +0:49.316.

MX1 Moto2: 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1), 40:19.772; 2. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:04.419; 3. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), +0:06.278; 4. Steve Ramon (BEL, Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1), +0:18.402; 5. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:29.992; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), +0:35.386; 7. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), +0:37.210; 8. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), +0:38.050; 9. Manuel Monni (ITA, Yamaha), +1:00.199; 10. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:07.402.

MX1 Overall result: 1. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1), 43 points; 2. Steve Ramon (BEL, Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1), 43 p.; 3. Sebastien Pourcel (FRA, Kawasaki), 42 p.; 4. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 38 p.; 5. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 35 p.; 6. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 29 p.; 7. Joshua Coppins (NZL, Aprilia), 25 p.; 8. Rui Goncalves (POR, KTM), 25 p.; 9. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), 23 p.; 10. Gregory Aranda (FRA, Kawasaki), 21 p.

MX1 final World Championship standings: 1. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 625 points; 2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1), 537 p.; 3. David Philippaerts (ITA, Yamaha), 502 p.; 4. Maximilian Nagl (GER, KTM), 498 p.; 5. Steve Ramon (BEL, Rockstar Teka Suzuki World MX1), 491 p.; 6. Tanel Leok (EST, Honda), 356 p.; 7. Xavier Boog (FRA, Kawasaki), 337 p.; 8. Ken de Dycker (BEL, Yamaha), 331 p.; 9. Davide Guarneri (ITA, Honda), 290 p.; 10. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, Honda), 270 p.

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

Steffi Laier settles the WMX title on Saturday; does not race 2nd moto
13 September 2010, 6:19 am

  From KTM

Red Bull KTM factory rider Steffi Laier was already WMX world champion when she woke up on Sunday morning, but the headache and shoulder pain she suffered from a training crash led the team to decide she would not race the second moto.

Steffi had made a courageous ride on Saturday after the big crash in training and won the moto and the title before the women lined up for the second moto in Fermo Italy on Sunday morning. Steffi was on hand after the race to receive her award and the coveted gold number plate awarded to the champion. She has held the red plate as championship leader since the opening GP in Bulgaria.

Steffi Laier: I woke up with lots of pain in my shoulder and a bad headache from the crash yesterday so the team and I decided this morning that I should stay off the bike," she said. Steffi said she wanted to still win the championship titles in the Ladies Cup in Germany and the Dutch national Championship and if she managed to do that she would have won everything she set out to do this season.    

The GP honors in Italy went to Larissa Papenmeier of Germany and Chiara Fontanese of Italy with KTM-supported rider Livia Lancelot of France in third place and Belgian KTM rider Elien De Winter fourth across the line.´

Livia Lancelot, on a KTM for the first time this season, finished the season in second place overall, trailing Steffi by 46 points at the end of the season.

WMX GP Results

1, Larissa Papenmeier, Germany, Suzuki (20-25—45)

2, Chiara Fontanese, Italy, Yamaha (22-22—44)

3, Livia Lancelot, France, KTM (18-20—38)

4, Elien De Winter, Belgium, KTM (12-18—30)

5, Francesca Nocera, Italy, Honda, (13-16—29)

Final WMX Championship Standings

1, Steffi Laier, Germany, KTM, 299 (Laier retains her World Championship title)

2, Livia Lancelot, France, KTM 273

3, Larissa Papenmeier, Germany, Suzuki, 263

4, Chiara Fontanese, Yamaha, Italy, 248

5, Maria Franke, KTM Germany, 222

Final WMX Manufacturer's Title

1, KTM, 334

2, Suzuki, 265

3, Yamaha, 259

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

Mixed weekend in MX2 for Red Bull KTM factory riders in Fermo
13 September 2010, 6:15 am

  From KTM

After a charmed season where Marvin Musquin sealed the MX2 world title and KTM clean-sweeped all of the other rider and manufacturers titles, on Sunday the MX2 Red Bull KTM Factory Team had to leave the final round in Fermo Italy empty-handed.

But despite not being on the podium, Marvin said his weekend had still been positive. "Saturday was good for me and I had some good fights with (Ken) Roczen and today my starts were perfect. But this track is very hard. It's very slippery and very technical," Musquin said. He started well on Sunday with a second place in the first moto and he was within a second of Roczen for most of the second moto, but then he crashed and hurt his arm and slipped back through the field. He finally decided to retire from the second moto because of the pain in his arm. Musquin also said he enjoyed riding the new KTM fuel injection bike for the first time on Sunday.

With Musquin at overall tenth at the close of the day and his factory teammate Shaun Simpson at 18th, it was up to young Belgian rider Joel Roelants to take top five honors for KTM as the best finisher of the day. Jeffrey Herlings, the team's third factory rider is healing a shoulder injury from the GP in the Czech Republic.

Shaun said he had just not gelled with the track  at Fermo. "The track was okay but I just didn't gel with it. I didn't have a good feeling and I didn't make good decisions," he admitted

At the close of the race program in Italy, Pit Beirer, the man in charge of KTM's offroad racing program announced at a press conference that Roczen, the winner of the final GP and Musquin's biggest challenger during the 2010 season, had been signed for the KTM factory team. With Musquin riding Orange in the USA competition, Roczen joins Jeffrey Herlings to contest the MX2 for KTM next season.

MX2 GP Results

1, Ken Roczen, Germany, Suzuki, 25-25—50

2, Gautier Paulin, France, Yamaha, 18-20—38

3, Arnaud Tonus, Switzerland, Suzuki, 16-18—34

4, Steven Frossard, France, Kawasaki, 10-22—32

5, Joel Roelants, Belgium, KTM 15-15—30

World Championship final standings

1, Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 635

2, Ken Roczen, Germany, Suzuki, 574

3, Steven Frossard, France, Kawasaki, 478

4, Zach Osborne, USA, 397

5, Joel Roelants, Belgium, KTM 396

Final MX2 Manufacturers Standings

1, KTM 701

2, Suzuki, 613

3, Yamaha, 533

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

First moto incident stops Cairoli's chances of a home win in Fermo
13 September 2010, 6:12 am

    From  KTM

Already  confirmed as the 2010 MX1 World Champion, Tony Cairoli would have enjoyed going  out on a high note for his enthusiastic Italian fans in the season's final  race. It was however not to be for the man who has dominated the MX1  competition this season on the new KTM 350 SX-F bike.

Mid way  through the first moto on Sunday on the hard, slippery and very technical Italian  track at Fermo, Cairoli got the trajectory wrong coming down from a jump and  sprained his ankle. Because he has had previous injuries to his left foot he  decided it was wise to sit out the second moto. Tony was disappointed but  philosophical about the outcome of the weekend.

Tony  Cairoli: "This was a bad day for me. There have been no bad points for the  season up till now but now with this small injury, fortunately not something  serious, I now want to concentrate on getting ready for the Nations." On  Saturday it was announced that outstanding issues with the Italian Federation  had been resolved and Cairoli was now on the team to ride for Italy in two  weeks time in the MXoN. "I was surprised," he said. "But this  year has been full of surprises for me and its one of the best seasons I ever  had."

Best MX1  Red Bull Factory rider of the day was Max Nagl who was sixth in the opening  race but was a real contender for the top spot for most of the second moto. He  had a great battle with French rider Clement Desalle for most of the race  distance with barely a second separating the two riders as they fought with  each other and with the difficulty of the slippery hard pack surface. Max had  to settle for third going through the flag, which garnered him 35 points and  fifth overall. It also meant he finished the season just four points behind  third placed David Philippaerts in the final reckoning.

Max Nagl:  "I'm a bit disappointed not to finish third in the championship but that's  how it is. four races ago David (Philippaerts) was 25 points in front of me and  I caught him up to just four points. I did all I could," he said.

The team's  third rider, Rui Goncalves of Portugal picked up 25 points for his two motos  and was eighth overall. "This is a special track and there are not too  many lines," Rui said. "The way they water it makes it tough to  overtake but I managed to get in the top 10 in both motos and to finish in the  top eight is not so bad."

MX1 GP  Results

1, Clement  Desalle, Belgium, Suzuki, 18-25—43

2, Steve  Ramon, Belgium, Suzuki, 25-18—43

3,  Sebastien Pourcell, France, Kawasaki, 20-22—42

4, Xavier  Boog, France, Kawasaki, 22-16—38

5, Max  Nagl, Germany, KTM, 15-20—35

MX1 World  Championship final standings

1, Tony  Cairoli, Italy, KTM, 625

2, Clement  Desalle, Belgium, Suzuki, 537

3, David  Philippaerts, Italy, Yamaha, 502

4, Max  Nagl, Germany, KTM, 498

5, Steve  Ramon, Belgium, Suzuki, 491

Final  Manufacturer's Standings

1, KTM 692  

2, Suzuki,  625

3, Yamaha,  556

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

FXR releases Jeremy Medaglia MXoN jersey art
9 September 2010, 11:01 am

By Jeff Morgan

FXR has released images of the custom, Jeremy Medaglia jerseys to be worn by Medaglia at the Motocross of Nations in Colorado, on Sept 25-26.


Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

A new title sponsor joins the most popular fall sporting event in Montréal
7 September 2010, 10:21 am

From Supermotocross Monster Energy

Montréal, September 7, 2010 - The most popular fall sporting event in Quebec has a new name. As of now, the great fall extravaganza that will, on October 2, bring together close to 50,000 motocross fans at the Montreal Olympic Stadium will be known as the Supermotocross Monster Energy presented by Coors Light and Parts Canada/Thor. Pierre Corbeil, promoter of the event, and Patrick Wilson, Vice-President and General Manager of Monster Energy Canada, officialised today a formal three-year partnership making the popular energy drink company the title sponsor of the event.

"We are extremely happy with this new partnership established with Monster Energy, a company seriously involved in the promotion of our sport at the national and international level," said Pierre Corbeil, promoter of the event. "The involvement of a sponsor of such magnitude confirms our place as a major sporting event, and enables us to explore new possibilities in order to offer our faithful fans a more than ever electrifying Supermotocross Monster Energy."

"The Montreal Supermotocross is a must for Quebec and Canadian fans. As true professionals, its promoters have proven over the course of the last thirty-three years that they know how to organize and promote an event that has always been spectacular and remains very popular among its fans," said Patrick Wilson, Vice-President and General Manager of Monster Energy Canada. "To become the title sponsor of the event enables Monster Energy to team up with a proven winner and reinforces our position as the number one partner in the North American motocross family."

The involvement of the popular Monster Energy drink in motocross across North America encompasses different series. In the United States, they sponsor the AMA Supercross, a 17-round championship series held at major stadiums in the USA. In Canada, they sponsor the CMRC Canadian Motocross National Championship.

Monster Energy sponsors the CMRC Canadian Championship Series' Team Kawasaki Leading Edge and their riders Teddy Maier, Spencer Knowles and Shawn Rife as well as Team Cernic's Kawasaki and riders Josh Demuth and Troy Adams. South of the Canadian border, the energy drink company supports motocross Team Pro Circuit (Jake Weimer, Tyla Rattray, Josh Hansen, Dean Wilson, Christophe Pourcel) in the AMA Championship, as well as supercross riders Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto and legendary Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael. They are also active in endurocross with riders Justin Soule and Ricky Dietrich. Nate Adams, Adam Jones, Kyle Loza and Australian Blake Williams also sport their colors in freestyle. Finally, Monster Energy as also backed for the last seven years Tucker Hibbert, an outstanding snocross, and motocross rider.

The most-coveted seats for the Supermotocross Monster Energy, as well as all reserved seating, went on sale Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Ticket prices range from $10.00, $19.00, to $29.00 and $39.00, and are available at Admission ( or by calling (514) 790-1245 or 1 800 361-4595). Tickets will also be available at participating motorcycle dealers from all regions of Quebec. Go online to to learn more about the Supermotocross Monster Energy.

Source: Inside MotoX and Off Road

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