MX Hot News

SX Global Announces Four of Ten Exclusive Race Teams Selected to Compete in the FIM World Supercross Championship in 2022.

SX Global, the Australian company spearheading the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX), today announced four of the 10 exclusive team licenses it will issue for its inaugural global championship. These independent teams were selected for their significant experience at the highest levels of professional supercross and motocross, and their ability to deliver strong competitive offerings across 450 and 250 classes. Manufacturer participation in the series is strong with up to six represented in the FIM World Championship.

The four teams include American-based MotoConcepts Honda and Pipes Motorsports Group, along with France’s Bud Racing Kawasaki and GSM Yamaha.
 

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 FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s & Junior Motocross World Championships & Cups
2022 Provisional Calendars, 17 November, 2021


The FIM and Infront Moto Racing are pleased to share the provisional 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar which features 20 Grand Prix’s along with the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations which in Red Bud (USA).

Next year, the series will again head to venues such as Matterley Basin, Oss, Pietramurata, Kegums, Orlyonok, Riola Sardo, intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos, Teutschenthal and also see the return of some of the crowd’s favourites including two rounds in such as Ernée and St. Jean d’Angely (France), Uddevalla (Sweden) and two consecutive rounds in Indonesia with Jakarta and Semarang plus the long awaited debut of the MXGP of Finland in Iitti-KymiRing!

The TBA events will be announced shortly as negotiations between Infront Motor Racing and organisers remain on-going.

Additionally, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship will take place in Vanta, Finland on 28 August 2022.

The FIM and Infront Moto Racing are looking forward to next season and would like to thank all the organisers for their cooperation and s

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Monster Energy AMA Supercross agreement comes to a close

As a direct result on the impact of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Feld Motors Sports – the promoters of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship have today confirmed that they unfortunately will not renew their international sanctioning agreement with the FIM, as the series reverts back to a domestic series from next season onward, under the control of the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

The long standing dual sanctioning agreement has been in place for the last two-decades and has seen a strong and successful relationship forged between the FIM, Feld Entertainment and the AMA. The FIM’s involvement started early in the new millennium, at a time when the international expansion of events was seen as the next growth area for the sport. From 2002 through to 2006, the series started in December and visited Switzerland, Holland, Spain and Canada before settling into a recurring domestic schedule.

From 2008, Toronto - Canada became a regular stop on the tour and served as the lone international round through until the 2017 season. The cancellation and postponement of several events due to COVID-19 restrictions has seen Feld Entertainment refocus their live events in North America, whilst adopting a watching brief in terms of the demand in international markets returning to pre-pandemic levels.

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship continues to attract the some of the best talent from all corners of its home nation and from across the World, including strong representation from Germany, France, Japan and Australia. Additionally, Feld Entertainment will also continue to expand its global partnerships and licensing agreements plus world-wide TV outreach including through its own viewing platform that now boasts subscribers in over one hundred and thirteen countries.

Commenting on this announcement Jorge ViegasFIM President said. “Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you to Feld Entertainment not only for such a long and great partnership, but also for their immense work in making the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship the wonderful product it is today. I firmly believe under normal circumstances that this is an agreement that would have been extended for a further period and that would have continued to go from strength to strength. That said we fully understand the current situation and respect the decision that has been taken. With the ongoing support of our national federation in North America – the AMA – I am confident that the series will soon recover the levels it enjoyed before the pandemic and that in the future we will have the opportunity to explore a new agreement. In the meantime, on behalf of the FIM I would like to wish our American friends every success.”

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Isabelle Lariviere
Communications Manager
FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme)

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Below are some of the 2022 New Zealand Motocross Events that have been ratified by the Board of Motorcycling New Zealand

NZ Motocross Grand Prix
29 – 30 January 2022
Manawatu Orion Motorcycle Club

NZ Senior Motocross Championship
February / March 2022
To Be Finalised

NZ Secondary Schools Championship
01 April 2022
Patetonga Motorcycle Club
 
NZ Junior Motocross Championship
22 – 24 April 2022
Southland Motorcycle Club
 
NZ Motocross TT Nationals
(TBC)  August 2022
South Canterbury Motorcycle Club
 
NZ Vets and Women’s Nationals
(TBC)  September 2022
Cambridge Motorcycle Club
 
NZ Mini Motocross Nationals
8 – 9 October 2022
South Waikato Motorcycle Club
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FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s World Championships

2021 Calendar UPDATE, 17 June.

The FIM and Infront Moto Racing would like to inform on the updates to the 2021 calendar of the FIM Motocross World Championship.

We would like to thank the FIM, FIM-Europe, all the organisers and federations along with the teams, riders, partners and fans for their continued support and understanding.

Full calendar in attached file.
 

FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s World Championships

2021 Calendar UPDATE, 17 June (changes in bold)

The FIM and Infront Moto Racing would like to inform on the updates to the 2021 calendar of the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and local governments’ restrictions to the public, the event in Uddevalla (Sweden) due to be held on 15 August is now cancelled.

The MXGP of Latvia originally scheduled on 11 July will now be held on 8 August so as to allow the organiser to receive spectators at his event.

The MXGP of France of which the venue was to be announced will be held in Lavapelle Marival on 10 October.

We would like to thank the FIM, FIM-Europe, all the organisers and federations along with the teams, riders, partners and fans for their continued support and understanding. Date

FMNR

Venue

Country

Women

13 June

MFR

Orlyonok

MFR*

27 June

ACU

Matterley Basin

Great Britain

4 July

FMI

Maggiora

Italy

18 July

KNMV

Oss

Netherlands

25 July

ACCR

Loket

Czech Republic

Women

01 August

FMB

Lommel

Belgium

Women

08 August

LaMSF

Kegums

Latvia

22 August

SML

Iitti-KymiRing

Finland

5 September

TMF

Afyonkarahisar

Turkey

Women

19 September

FMI

Riola Sardo

Sardegna/Italy

03 October

DMSB

Teutschenthal

Germany

10 October

FFM

Lacapelle-Marival

France

17 October

RFME

Intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos

Spain

Women

24 October

FMP

Agueda

Portugal

31 October

FMI

Pietramurata

Italy

Women

14 November

CAMOD

tba

Argentina

28 November

IMI

Borubudur

Indonesia

05 December

IMI

Bali

Indonesia

Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations

26 September

FMI

Mantova

Italy

 
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Brazilian tyre company Borilli
joins FIM Quality Product Programme

 
 
 

With its original roots traced back to Italy, the now Brazilian based tyre company Borilli Racing is the most recent brand to join the freshly launched FIM Quality Product (FQP) trademark licensing programme. Already the market leader in their home country, Borilli are now focused on establishing the brand in Europe and fully recognise the importance of having the FQP trademark being associated with its products as they look to raise awareness across this new territory.

 
 
 
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FIM Rider Green Ambassador and former FIM Enduro World Champion Alex Salvini heads up a roster of professional athletes through which Borilli has developed high quality tyres. This is reflected in the 7 Days Enduro Borilli range that includes the 7 Days Enduro; 7 Days Enduro Soft; and 7 Days Extreme Enduro tyres, all of which will carry the FQP trademark.

Salvini, alongside his S2 Motorsport team-mates will spearhead Borilli’s EnduroGP efforts this season, as the company looks to gather more valuable data across a range of terrain to further develop their tyres to ensure maximum performance and durability at the highest level of competition.

The knowledge and success gained through their racing programme will assist Borilli as they look to identify and appoint exclusive distributors in all the key European countries so that they are then able to offer consumers throughout the continent the opportunity to use and experience their high-quality range. This business and brand expansion drive will benefit greatly from the product range having the FQP trademark both in terms of consumer confidence and recognition of Borilli tyres meeting the relevant European standards.

As is the case with all applicants, the FIM International Technical Commission is responsible for assessing the manufacturer’s product being submitted to the programme, taking into account any accreditation, certification or quality recognition previously obtained, as well as its compliance with reliable international industry standards.

Delighted to welcome yet another company to the FQP programme Fabio Muner, FIM Marketing & Communication Director said. “Even though the FIM Quality Product programme is still relatively young there is already growing recognition and understanding about its value as a marketing tool and about the credibility it adds to the brand and the products that carry the FQP licensed trademark. We are pleased to welcome Borilli to the programme and to support them as they look to establish themselves in the European market.”  

Renato Borilli, President of Borilli Racing Group added. “I couldn't be prouder to bring Borilli tyres to the European market in such a high note. The FIM Quality Product licensed trademark  ensures that we are on the right path, pursuing the highest standards and ensuring to the riders the best performance. I'm personally grateful to have reached this level since we have put huge effort and investment into the European market. We definitely believe we are now ready to take on the European trails.”

 
 
 
 

Adrien Lerousseau | Marketing Coordinator | adrien.lerousseau@fim.ch

 
 
 
 
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ABOUT THE FIM (www.fim-moto.com)

The FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 115 National Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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After the long wait, the time has finally come for you to make your pre-registration for the 2021 FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE).
Do not delay, pre-register now - before 31 March - to participate in the 95th ISDE to be held at Rivanazzano Terme, in the north of Italy, from 30 August to 4 September. 
 

1: PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES 31 MARCH
All riders (World Trophy, Junior World Trophy, Women’s World Trophy Teams and Club Teams / riders) must contact their National Motorcycling Federation (FMN) to register. Login access will only be given to FMNs. 
Federations have to complete the relevant online form before the pre-registration closing date.

2: CONFIRMATION OF SELECTED TEAMS ON 15 APRIL
At the end of the first phase, depending on the number of pre-registrations, Club Teams will be informed about the selection of their teams by their National Motorcycling Federation. The National Motorcycling Federation must then pay the relevant 25% deposit of registration fee relating to the number of Club Teams confirmed. At this stage, each National Motorcycling Federation will be asked to fill the detailed information about the team(s) and riders as soon as is possible to do so.

3: FINAL ENTRY PHASE FROM 15 APRIL TO 18 JULY
The National Motorcycling Federation must pay the remaining 75% of the registration fee for all Teams as confirmed on 15 April. The National Motorcycling Federation must have fully completed the entry form and details about team(s) and riders as soon as is possible to do so, and before 18 July.

 
 

 

 
 
 
Visit the official website FIM-ISDE.COM
 
 
 

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World Championships & FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup
2021 Calendar Update, 10 February
The FIM and Infront Moto Racing would like to confirm the following updates to the provisional 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar.

Due to the current situation Worldwide in regard to the ongoing Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the racing calendar will see the FIM Motocross World Championship kick start later than originally planned, with the first Grand Prix now scheduled for 23rd May in Oss with the MXGP of the Netherlands.

While we had originally planned to begin the year with the MXGP of Oman on 3rd April, the Omani Grand Prix has been postponed to 2022, while the MXGP of Italy, MXGP of Portugal and the MXGP of Germany will be moved from April/May to October.

Other changes include two new venues that will host the two Indonesian rounds. The MXGP of Asia will head to the picturesque Borobudur on 4th July, while the MXGP of Indonesia will take place in Bali on 11th July.

Furthermore, the MXGP of China has been re-scheduled from 19th September to 7th November, with a venue to be announced as well as the MXGP of Argentina set to be held on 21st November on an exciting new track to be announced.

The goal for the 2021 season is to finally welcome back spectators and to be able to do so in a safe and responsible way, with certain changes having to be made following the current evolution of the pandemic.

While several MXGP have moved around, other events including the FIM SNX World Championship, scheduled on 9th / 10th April in Rovaniemi in Finland, along with the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship to be held on 31st July / 1st August in Megalopolis in Greece will all go ahead as planned.

Additionally, we are excited to welcome back the highly anticipated Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations in 2021, with the highly celebrated event taking place on 26th September. While originally the best off road event of the season was due to be held in Imola, the Italian venue will not host the MXoN this year, with a new location to be announced shortly.

We thank you all for your continued support and understand, as we remain committed to bringing you another wonderful season of racing!

23 May

KNMV

Oss

The Netherlands

13 June

MFR

Orlyonok

Russia

20 June

Lamsf

Kegums

Latvia

04 July

IMI

Borobudur

Indonesia

11 July

IMI

Bali

Indonesia

25 July

ACCR

Loket

Czech Republic

Women

01 August

FMB

Lommel

Belgium

Women

8 August

SVEMO

Uddevalla

Sweden

22 August

SML

Iitti-KimiRing

Finland

29 August

MFR

Igora Drive

Russia

12 September

TMF

Afyonkarahisar

Turkey

Women

19 September

TBA

TBA

TBA

03 October

DMSB

Teutschenthal

Germany

10 October

FFM

St Jean d’Angely

France

17 October

RFME

Intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos

Spain

Women

24 October

FMP

Agueda

Portugal

31 October

FMI

Tba

Italy

Women

07 November

CAMF

Tba

China

14 November

CAMOD

Neuquen

Argentina

Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations

26 September

FMI

To be announced

Italy

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FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s/Junior Motocross World Championships & FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup

2021 provisional Calendars, update 02 December

Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s/Junior Motocross
World Championships & FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup
2021 provisional Calendars, update 02 December
The MXGP of Portugal originally set to take place on 09 May at the popular Águeda venue will now be held on 16 May.

Additionally, Infront Moto Racing and the FIM are pleased to announce that the FIM Junior 85cc and 125cc Motocross World Championships and the FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup will be back on 31 July and 01 August 2021 in Megalopolis, Greece.

The MXGP of Portugal originally set to take place on 09 May at the popular Águeda venue will now be held on 16 May.

Additionally, Infront Moto Racing and the FIM are pleased to announce that the FIM Junior 85cc and 125cc Motocross World Championships and the FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup will be back on 31 July and 01 August 2021 in Megalopolis, Greece. Date

FMNR

Venue

Country

Women

03 April

OAA

Barka

Oman

25 April

FMI

Tba

Italy

Women

16 May

FMP

Agueda

Portugal

23 May

KNMV

Oss

The Netherlands

30 May

DMSB

Teutschenthal

Germany

13 June

MFR

Orlyonok

Russia

20 June

Lamsf

Kegums

Latvia

04 July

IMI

Jarkarta

Indonesia

11 July

IMI

Semarang

Indonesia

25 July

ACCR

Loket

Czech Republic

Women

01 August

FMB

Lommel

Belgium

Women

8 August

SVEMO

Uddevalla

Sweden

22 August

SML

Iitti-KimiRing

Finland

29 August

MFR

Igora Drive

Russia

12 September

TMF

Afyonkarahisar

Turkey

Women

19 September

CAMF

Tba

China

10 October

FFM

St Jean d’Angely

France

17 October

RFME

Intu Xanadu-Arroyomolinos

Spain

Women

31 October

TBA

Tba

Tba

14 November

CAMOD

Neuquen

Argentina

26 September - Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – Italy, Imola

 

FIM Junior 85cc/125cc Motocross World Championships & FIM 65cc Junior Motocross World Cup Date

FMN

Venue

Country

31 July-01 August

AMOTOE

Megalopis

Greece

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Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship
2021 provisional Calendar, update 27 November.

The 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship schedule has been adjusted to include a third race in Indianapolis, Indiana. Lucas Oil Stadium will now host a trio of races as Rounds 4 and 5 will take place on Saturday, January 30, and Tuesday, February 2 as originally planned and Round 6 will now take place on Saturday, February 6.

The schedule will resume on Saturday, February 20 at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona as originally scheduled, followed by the Daytona Beach, Florida round on Saturday, March 6, and then the Arlington, Texas rounds will now be Saturday, March 13, Tuesday, March 16 and Saturday, March 20 at AT&T Stadium. The season finale will take place at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

Three Rounds of the 17-Round Championship will be announced later as will the remaining Eastern Regional and Western Regional 250SX Class races, Triple Crown, and East/West 250SX Showdown events.   
 

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2021 NEW ZEALAND MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

CONFIRMED DATES AND TRACKS FOR THE 2021 NZMX CHAMPIONSHIP


Motorcycling New Zealand, along with Motocross Commissioner Ray Broad, are please to announce the confirmed dates and tracks for the 2021 NZMX Championship.

Round One (in conjuction with the NZMX Grand Prix)  - 30th & 31st January
Woodville (Manawatu Orion Motorcycle Club)
MX1(& 2T cup), MX2(& under 19), MX125 & round 1 of Women's cup

Round Two - 21st February
Rotorua Motorcross Track (Rotorua Motorcycle Club) 
MX1(& 2T cup), MX2(& under 19), MX125 & MX3 - Sunday February 21st

Round Three - 20th March
Mr Motorcycles Raceway Harrisville (Pukekohe Motorcycle Club)
MX1(& 2T cup), MX2(& under 19), MX125 & MX3 -Saturday March 20th (followed by Junior and Mini open on Sunday the 21st)

Round Four - 28th March
Digger McEwen Motocross Park (Taupo Motorcycle Club)
MX1(& 2T cup), MX2(& under 19), MX125, MX3 & round 2 of Women's cup -Sunday March 28th, with prizegiving that evening.

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Women’s Motocross World  Championships - Entry list - Mantova (ITA), 27 September, 2020

WMX – Over 100cc to 125cc 2-stroke / 175cc to 250cc 4-stroke

Rider

Motorcycle

Nat.

Fed.

Team

1

1

Duncan

Courtney

Kawasaki

NZL

MNZ

DRT Kawasaki

2

5

Jans-Beken

Britt

KTM

NED

KNMV

Lakerveld Racing

3

8

Fontanesi

Kiara

KTM

ITA

FMI

4

9

Germond

Virginie

KTM

SUI

FMS

Team Dragon Moto

5

12

Reitze

Alicia

Yamaha

GER

DMSB

Yamaha Racing 423

6

14

Martinez

Mathilde

KTM

FRA

FFM

Team VHR KTM Racing

7

36

Berry

Avrie

KTM

USA

KNMV

8

55

Irmgartz

Kim

Honda

GER

DMSB

9

71

Verploegh

Demi

Yamaha

NED

KNMV

10

79

Seisdedos

Gabriela

Kawasaki

ESP

RFME

11

85

Van De Ven

Nancy

Yamaha

NED

KNMV

Ghidinelli racing s.s.d s.r.l.

12

90

Keller

Sandra

KTM

SUI

FMS

TBS Conversions Racing Team

13

111

Borchers

Anne

Suzuki

GER

DMSB

14

116

Nocera

Francesca

Yamaha

ITA

FMI

Ghidinelli racing s.s.d s.r.l.

15

121

Galvagno

Elisa

Yamaha

ITA

FMI

Ceres 71 Racing

16

131

Dam

Line

Yamaha

DEN

DMU

17

143

Stoutjesdijk

Stephanie

Husqvarna

NED

KNMV

18

172

Valk

Lynn

Yamaha

NED

KNMV

JK Racing Yamaha

19

188

van der Vlist

Shana

KTM

NED

KNMV

20

325

Andersen

Sara

KTM

DEN

DMU

21

423

Papenmeier

Larissa

Yamaha

GER

DMSB

Yamaha Racing 423

22

469

Astudillo

Jamie

KTM

USA

AMA

23

625

O'Hare

Tahlia Jade

KTM

AUS

KNMV

Diga WMX Racing

24

644

Raunkjaer

Laura

Husqvarna

DEN

DMU

25

699

Kapsamer

Elena

KTM

AUT

AMF

26

705

Jakobsen

Malou

KTM

DEN

DMU

27

969

Hoppe

Fiona

Husqvarna

GER

DMSB

28

974

Lehmann

Janina

Yamaha

GER

DMSB

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Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Enduro World Championships & Enduro World Cup
FIM takes control of 2021 FIM Enduro World Championship

The current agreement between ABC and the FIM for the promotion of the FIM Enduro World Championships & World Cups will come to an end at the close of the 2020 season. ABC has been the championship promoter since 2004 and will continue to promote the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship until 2024.

Enduro is the most historic discipline of the FIM, which began in 1913, many years later it remains a discipline much appreciated by both amateurs and professionals of off-road competition.

The FIM will promote the 2021 FIM Enduro World Championships & World Cups and will soon launch a tender to find a new promoter from 2022.

Bastien Blanchard, CEO ABC Communications: “It is with sadness but with rationality that we had to make the decision to not renew our agreement as promoter of the FIM Enduro World Championships & World Cups at the end of the 2020 season and to decline the proposal of the FIM for 2021. ABC Communication has been linked to Enduro since 2004 and has had a great adventure inside this sport for many years. We were proud to bring our enthusiasm as well as our experience and professionalism to this passionate sport thanks to an exceptional team who have always given the best of themselves. We want to thank the FIM for its trust for more than 15 years. Enduro still has some great seasons ahead of it, despite the current health situation and the resulting uncertainties. We remain more motivated than ever to continue working as the promoter of the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship, certainly until 2024!"

Jorge Viegas, FIM President: “We warmly thank ABC Communications for its involvement as promoter of the FIM Enduro World Championships & World Cups since 2004. ABC has made a significant contribution to changing enduro from an amateur sport to a more professional one. The FIM and ABC will continue their collaboration in the FIM SuperEnduro World Championship at least until 2024. The FIM will soon launch a tender to find a new promoter for the FIM Enduro World Championships & World Cups from 2022 and will take care of this historic Enduro championship in 2021.”
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Isabelle Lariviere
Communications Manager
FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclism

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2020 Calendar UPDATE 17 September
MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina postponed to 2021
The FIM and Infront Moto Racing regret to confirm that the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina, originally due to take place on 21/22 November has now been postponed to 2021.

Despite the hard work and best efforts of Infront Moto Racing, the FIM and the local organiser, Más Eventos to put on another fantastic event in Argentina, unfortunately due to the difficult health conditions as a result of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as well as the current travel restrictions, this year’s event is unable to take place.

As a result, the sixth edition of the MXGP of Patagonia-Argentina will instead be celebrated in 2021, with Infront Moto Racing and Más Eventos continuing to work closely together to put on an even better event next season. Additionally, Más Eventos have agreed to extend the duration of their contract to 2022, which means Villa la Angostura, Neuquen is guaranteed to be on the FIM Motocross World Championship racing calendar for the next two seasons!

Those who have purchased their tickets for this season’s event will be able to either use the existing ticket as part of the payment for the 2021 event, obtaining a 30% discount or ask for reimbursement through Ticketek: http://www.ticketek.com.ar/customerservice/.

Revised calendar:

Date FMNR Venue Country Women
01 March ACU Matterley Basin Great Britain Women
08 March KNMV Valkenswaard The Netherlands Women
09 August LaMSF  Kegums Latvia  
12 August LaMSF  Kegums Latvia  
16 August LaMSF  Kegums Latvia  
6 September FMI Faenza Italy  
9 September FMI Faenza Italy  
13 September FMI Faenza Italy  
27 September FMI Mantova Italy Women
30 September FMI Mantova Italy Women
04 October FMI Mantova Italy  
11 October RFME intu Xanadú-Arroyomolinos Spain  
18 October FMP Lommel Belgium  
21 October FMB Lommel Belgium  
25 October FMB Lommel Belgium  
01 November FMI Pietramurata Italy Women
04 November FMI Pietramurata Italy  
08 November FMI Pietramurata Italy  
Isabelle Lariviere
Communications Manager
FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme)

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Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s Motocross World Championships
2020 Calendar UPDATE 18 August

In view with the evolution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and associated restrictions that affect the MXGP calendar, Infront Moto Racing and the FIM have had to modify the 2020 calendar.
The objective remains the same: to maintain a credible championship with a high number of events allowing teams and riders to meet their commitments with sponsors and manufacturers.
Unfortunately, the MXGP of Turkey in Afyonkarahasir on 6 September and the MXGPs of Portugal in Agueda (TBC) and Russia in Orlyonok (TBC) have been postponed to 2021.
There will be also three consecutive events in Faenza (Italy):

MXGP will then head to Mantova (Italy) for three more consecutive events:

The calendar includes further changes with another three consecutive events in Pietramurata (Italy):

The MXGP of Patagonia in Neuquen (Argentina) remains part of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship calendar as TBC depending on the ongoing national conditions.

The updated 2020 calendar now features three triple-headers in Italy. This decision has been made in order hold the maximum number of events possible in order to provide for a competitive championship, as well as to reduce the amount of travel for all stakeholders.

Infront Moto Racing and the FIM would like to thank the National Federations, organisers, the manufacturers, partners, riders, teams and fans for their cooperation, patience, understanding and support.

Revised calendar:
 

Date FMNR Venue Country Women
01 March ACU Matterley Basin Great Britain Women
08 March KNMV Valkenswaard The Netherlands Women
09 August LaMSF  Kegums Latvia  
12 August LaMSF  Kegums Latvia  
16 August LaMSF  Kegums Latvia  
6 September FMI Faenza Italy  
9 September FMI Faenza Italy  
13 September FMI Faenza Italy  
27 September FMI Mantova Italy Women
30 September FMI Mantova Italy Women
04 October FMI Mantova Italy  
11 October RFME intu Xanadú-Arroyomolinos Spain  
18 October FMP Lommel Belgium  
21 October FMB Lommel Belgium  
25 October FMB Lommel Belgium  
01 November FMI Pietramurata Italy Women
04 November FMI Pietramurata Italy  
08 November FMI Pietramurata Italy  
To Be Confirmed CAMOD Neuquen Argentina  



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Isabelle Lariviere
Communications Manager
FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme)

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Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM MXGP/MX2/Women’s Motocross World Championships & FIM Motocross of Nations
Updated 2020 Calendars, 29 July.

Infront Moto Racing and the FIM regret to inform that the 2020 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations scheduled to take place on 25 - 26 and 27 September in Matterley Basin, Great Britain, has been cancelled.

Despite all the efforts by the local organiser (Steve Dixon) and Infront Moto Racing, there is no other viable option but to cancel the 2020 edition of MXoN due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Additionally, information from nearly all of the non-European teams who normally attend this event is that due to COVID-19, travel restrictions and quarantine protocols, they will not be able to take part in this year’s event.

Taking all these factors into consideration and given the prestigious profile of the event, Infront Moto Racing and the FIM have decided to cancel the event and look forward to an exceptional Monster Energy FIM MXoN in 2021!

Consequently, the MXGP of Winchester in Matterley Basin (Great Britain) to be held on the same weekend has also been cancelled. This event will now be replaced by the Grand Prix of the Città di Mantova in Mantova to be held on 30 September.

Infront Moto Racing and the FIM would like to thank the National Federations, organisers, the manufacturers, partners, riders, teams and fans for their cooperation, patience, understanding and support.

Revised calendar HERE

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FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s Motocross World Championships

2020 Calendars, updated 5 March

The venue of the event in China will be Shanghai. The calendar has been updated as follows: Date

FMNR

Venue

Country

Women

01 March

ACU

Matterley Basin

Great Britain

Women

08 March

KNMV

Valkenswaard

The Netherlands

Women

22 March

CAMOD

Neuquen

Argentina

05 April

FMI

Pietramurata

Italy

19 April

RFME

intu Xanadú-Arroyomolinos

Spain

Women

26 April

FMP

Agueda

Portugal

10 May

FFM

St Jean d'Angély

France

17 May

FMI

Maggiora

Italy

Women

24 May

DMSB

Teutschenthal

Germany

07 June

MFR

Orlyonok

Russia

14 June

LaMSF

Kegums

Latvia

28 June

IMI

Jakarta

Indonesia

05 July

IMI

Palembang

Indonesia

26 July

ACCR

Loket

Czech Republic

02 August

FMB

Lommel

Belgium

16 August

SVEMO

Uddevalla

Sweden

23 August

SML

Iitti-KymiRing

Finland

06 September

TMF

Afyonkarahisar

Turkey

Women

13 September

CAMF

Shanghai

China

20 September

FMI

Imola

Italy

Women

27 September - Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – France, Ernée

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AUSTRALIA TO HOST INAUGURAL FIM OCEANIA JUNIOR MOTOCROSS TRI-NATIONS CUP


Australia will host the FIM Oceania Junior Motocross Tri-Nations Cup which will see the best junior motocross riders from Australia, New Zealand and France do battle, Motorcycling Australia (MA) and FIM Oceania (FIMO), announced today.
 
With national pride on the line and a history of sporting rivalry on the field, the riders passion is expected to create exciting motocross action when the Tri-Nations Cup is held at Horsham, Victoria,  April 4-5, 2020, as part of Australia’s premier motocross championship – MX Nationals round 1 and 2.
 
Each team will consist of a maximum of 10 riders aged 13-17-years-old aboard 125cc motocross bikes,
with an FIM Oceania Junior Motocross Tri-Nations Cup individual and team trophy both up for grabs.
 
The races will be inspired by the FIM Junior MX World Championship formats and rules, and will be the perfect lead-up event for these young riders, before the FIM Junior MX World Championships in Greece in August.
 
Motorcycling Australia CEO, Peter Doyle, said the inaugural FIM Oceania Junior Motocross Tri-Nations Cup was another way MA and the FIM Oceania was improving junior motocross development.
 
“There is strong rivalry between our three nations when it comes to the rugby field, and we will see these young riders bringing that same passion and rivalry to the motocross track at Horsham, which previously held the FIM Junior World Motocross Championship,” Mr Doyle said.
 
“This further builds on FIM Oceania and MA junior development programs and helps to bring the motorcycling community from around the world closer, with the inclusion of an FIM Europe Federation.
 
“We hope the inaugural FIM Oceania Junior Motocross Tri-Nations Cup will expand in years to come, to perhaps include teams from the Asia and Africa.” 
 
Motorcycling New Zealand General Manager, Virginia Henderson, said “Motorcycling New Zealand is thrilled to be part of the first FIM Oceania Junior MX Tri-Nations Cup which very much aligns with our Strategic Plan to focus on our junior pathway, this is certainly a great initiative from FIM Oceania to achieve this.”
Federation Francaise de Motocyclisme Director General, Sebastien Poirier, said “We are proud to be able to take part in this new event which we first discussed three years ago”.
 
“For the French Federation via the New Caledonia League, it is the unique opportunity to join forces with the FIM Oceania Federations,” he said.
 
“This will be the beginning of a new friendly collaboration between us and, for the New Caledonia riders, an opportunity to improve their level in competition with some great riders.
 
“We are looking forward to being hosted in Horsham and I would like to thank to the Australian Federation for their contribution to the success of this event.”
 
FIM Oceania President, Glen Williams, said FIM Oceania is thrilled to host these three strong motocross federations all of which have highly skilled junior riders within the South Pacific region.
 
“It is events such as the FIMO Tri-Nations Cup that will help to produce the experience required to one day become an FIM World Champion,” Mr Williams said.
 
“FIM Oceania is once again pleased to welcome Federations and riders from other Continental Unions (CONU) as has been the case with dual CONU championships held in our region in the past.”
 
Motorcycling Australia and FIM Oceania extend a huge thanks to Williams Event Management (WEM) and MX Nationals for assisting in making this international event possible.
 
FIM Oceania is a Continental Union (CONU) and region representatives of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) – the world governing body of motorcycle sports.
 
 
 
Media Contact:
Adam Olive
Media Manager
Motorcycling Australia
PH: 0438 297 514
E: mediapr@ma.org.au
 

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Australia head to Portimao aiming
for repeat glory

It is almost time for the ninety-fourth edition of the FIM International of Six Days Enduro (ISDE) where Australia hope to successfully defend their FIM World Trophy and FIM Women’s World Trophy crown.
 
2018 Team Australia - FIM World Trophy Winner in Chile © Dario Agrati

After the exciting and dramatic ninety-third edition in South America, the iconic FIM ISDE returns to Europe for 2019. The world-renowned Algarve region and the host area of Portimao in southern Portugal will become a Mecca for Enduro enthusiasts next week.

For this year’s race over five hundred professional and amateur competitors from twenty-six nations will take to the start line, pushing themselves to their physical and mechanical limits.

At the head of the field it’s Australia who start this year’s event as defending champions, in both the FIM World Trophy and FIM Women’s World Trophy categories.

A nation that has risen to the fore of world Enduro in recent years, team Australia will once again prove a formidable threat and the benchmark for all other countries to match.

In 2015 Australia secured their debut FIM World Trophy victory following many years of trying. Finally figuring out the complexities of traditional timecard Enduro, they matched their European counterparts and delivered the goods. Since then they have grown stronger and stronger, pushing the level of Enduro to new heights.

A member of that winning team in 2015, Yamaha’s Josh Green will battle it out for the green and gold in Portimao next week.

“It’s definitely a big moment when you have your helmet painted and you get to put your jersey on for the FIM ISDE,” confirms Green.

“The ISDE is a great way to close off to the racing season. Unfortunately, I had to pull out of the 2018 edition due to conflicting commitments, but I’m really excited for this year.”

Alongside Green, teammate Daniel Sanders will be a rider many expect to excel. Sanders has impressed in the FIM ISDE on numerous occasions, helping Australia to the FIM Junior World Trophy win in 2015 and then again with the FIM World Trophy in Chile last year.

Individually he has topped the Enduro 3 category and will have his sights set on the overall individual victory in Portimao.

Joining Sanders, Green and Luke Styke in Portugal will be none other than four-time FIM Enduro World Champion Matt Phillips.

After a year’s break Phillips becomes a welcomed late addition to the roster. A rider who can certainly rise to the occasion, he is expecting to build into things as the week progresses.

“I am very excited to get the call up after a tough year with injury,” tells Phillips entering his seventh FIM ISDE.

“I would like to think I have a lot to offer the team in experience and can be a great mentor to our younger riders. My riding is improving every day and I want to be a valuable team member on the scoreboard as well.”

2018 Team Australia - 2018 FIM Women's World Trophy Winner in Chile © Dario Agrati

While Australia look to defend their FIM World Trophy title it could be argued that they have almost become accustomed to winning the FIM Women’s World Trophy category.

With a record-breaking sixth consecutive victories under their belt since 2013, they are now chasing a seventh win in Portugal.

In Chile Mackenzie Tricker replaced a retiring Jemma Wilson in the dream team line up and many wondered if their luck would change.

But Tricker answered the call of her nation, helping steer Australia to a commanding nine-minute margin of victory.

Mrs. Isabelle Larivière | Communication Department| isabelle.lariviere@fim.ch

ISDE Press Officer| press.isde@fim.ch

 
                             
 
 
                


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A New Kiwi Home For Beta Motorcycles

 

Italian motorcycle manufacturer, Beta Motorcycles, has found a new home in New Zealand with Euromoto Co taking on the distribution rights for the Tuscan brand.

 

As a division of the wider Triumph Motorcycles New Zealand group – which itself hosts much-loved brands including Triumph Motorcycles, Aprilia, Piaggio and Moto Guzzi – Euromoto benefits from the company’s strong link to many of New Zealand’s favourite dealerships.

 

As such, the NZ penetration and presence of the brand can only strengthen with the confirmation of Euromoto as the country’s new Beta distributor.

 

The intended dealer network is currently planned to remain a small core dealer network of seven (7) dealers, with a supporting service agent network of up to 15 dealerships. These will be confirmed over the coming months.

 

Not only that, Beta will be promoted digitally as Beta Motorcycles NZ with a soon to launch e-commerce website (to be found at betamotorcyclesnz.co.nz) which is currently being tailor-made for the brand.

 

Euromoto wishes to acknowledge the previous importers who have assisted to build a profile for Beta within NZ over the past years. As such, Euromoto would like to announce both Precision Motorbikes in Christchurch and NZ Trials in Kapiti as the first dealers of the new Beta dealership network.

 

We are very excited to be involved in the new era with Beta and the eventual launch of the all-new models for 2020, with the arrival date of the new metal looking to be around October 2019.

 

More information on the new models, the dealer and service agent networks will be announced soon on our new web platform.

 

About Beta Motorcycles

Company name: Betamotor S.p.A.

President: Ing. Giuseppe Bianchi

CEO: Dr. Lapo Bianchi

Head office: Pian dell’Isola, Rignano Sull’Arno - FI - ITALY

Established: 1905

2019 Vehicles sold: 21.500 units

Number of employes: 170

1905 The origins. The Società Giuseppe Bianchi was founding in Florence for producing handcrafted bicycles.

“We inspire fun and enjoyable riding to off road enthusiasts by providing a complete range of motorcycles. Beta is more than just a motorcycle manufacturer.

We produce and sell bikes for everybody who wants to have fun!”

Beta is a relatively small Family orientated; well heeled Italian company based in Tuscany that develops its own 2 & 4-stroke motors for its line of enduro & trials bikes.

The factory has 4 production lines, marketing, export, R&D, spare parts, accessory and technical divisions with a passionate long-term staff, with a considerable amount of the components manufactured on site or under Beta’s control.

Beta, being the only real enduro alternative in Europe, and having experiencing exceptional market share over the past few years, finds itself now competing for 2nd and 3rd in most European markets.

With seven (7) World Trials Championships and Steve Holcombe on the top of the World since 2016, A couple of World Junior Titles with Matteo Cavallo and Brad Freeman, who was also E1 World Champion last year, Beta has truly made its mark in both Enduro and Trials.

ENDURO
The Enduro range offers the RR, the World Champion engine.  It’s available both in 2T and 4T displacements: 125-200-250-300 cc 2 stroke and 350-390-430-480 cc 4 stroke. The line-up is extended with the Xtrainer 300 and a full range of models built for young riders, from 2 stroke 50cc mopeds to 125cc 4 stroke bikes.

TRIAL
The EVO 2 or 4 stroke: designed and built for ensuring higher performances in terms of lightness and dynamics, it sets the bar higher in the trials bike segment. The range consist in 125/250/300/300SS 2T and 300 4T.


For more history and information on Beta go to www.betamotor.com/en/our-history/

 

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MOTOCROSS: NON STOP THRILLS FOR SIDI IN MX2 AND EMX250
MX2 Jorge Prado vs. Thomas Kjer Olsen. EMX250 Forato vs. Stephen Rubini.
 

17 June, 2019, Maser (Treviso) – As always, motocross is delivering fantastic excitement, thanks to Sidi and our champions. Looking to the MX2, the undisputed star is the young Spanish ace, Jorge Prado (Ktm Factory Racing). For the future Sidi will be betting a lot on the promising Spaniard, who has been enjoying an incredible winning streak in the 2019 MX2 World Series; he is currently leading the series with 397 points, the result of seven doubles he has scored so far this season; the latest was last weekend in the Latvian GP.

Except for the Great Britain GP, which he had to sit out due to an injury, and the French GP, where he came in second in race1 and first in race2, Jorge Prado has managed to capture all the other Grand Prix races by winning in both races1 and 2.

In MX2, Sidi is also enjoying watching a battle between two of our knights. In fact, Prado’s closest rival is Denmark’s Thomas Kjer Olsen (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing), who is currently second in the general standings with 367 points.

And it’s not all just about MX2… In fact, Sidi champions have also been the stars of a spectacular duel in the EMX250 European Championship, which is seeing a fascinating head-to-head between Italy’s Alberto Forato (Team Madii Racing Husqvarna) and France’s Stephen Rubini (Honda Redmoto Assomotor). Both riders are at 201 points, but now, after the Latvian GP, the leader’s red plate belongs to Alberto Forato due to the number of better placements he has obtained. It’s a championship series that promises fireworks right up until the final round!

All the riders on team Sidi can count on Sidi Crossfire 3 Srs boots. This is the boot to beat on any type of terrain and in any conditions. It knows no equal, and the results speak for themselves; these past seasons it has earned the title as the most victorious boot ever in off-road events. This boot offers extraordinary features, and now all off-road enthusiasts can also sink their feet into the technology and quality that Sidi provides to the great names in motocross. Crossfire 3 Srs and Crossfire 3 boots come in different versions that cover all sizes, 40 to 50. The entire Sidi collection is available on our website: www.sidi.com, where you can also check on the colours and models available in each country.
 

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The 2019 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship and Cup will take place on 13-14 July, 2019  in Pietra Murata (Arco di Trento), Italy.-

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Please find enclosed the Press Release / FIM Junior Motocross World Championship and Cup

Greece to Host 2020 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

Following the announcement of the 2019 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship in Trentino, Italy, the FIM and Youthstream are pleased to announce the venue for the 2020 FIM Junior Motocross World Championship as well! The 2020 event will head to Greece and the former Motocross World Championship venue of Megalopolis.
 

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 This was when men had more than hair on their chests!!

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FIM MXGP/ MX2 / Women Motocross World Championships

2019 Calendars, updated 5 April

The event originally scheduled to take place in Hong Kong on 22 September is cancelled. The 2019 calendar has been updated as follows: DATE

FMNR

VENUE

COUNTRY

WOMEN

03 March

CAMOD

Neuquen

ARGENTINA

24 March

ACU

Matterley Basin

GREAT BRITAIN

31 March

KNMV

Valkenswaard

THE NETHERLANDS

X

07 Avril

FMI

Pietramurata

ITALY

12 May

FMI

Mantova

ITALY

19 May

FMP

Agueda

PORTUGAL

X

26 May

FFM

St Jean d'Angely

FRANCE

09 June

MFR

Orlyonok

RUSSIA

16 June

LaMSF

Kegums

LATVIA

23 June

DMSB

Teutschenthal

GERMANY

07 July

IMI

Palembang

INDONESIA

14 July

IMI

Semarang

INDONESIA

28 July

ACCR

Loket

CZECH REPUBLIC

X

04 August

FMB

Lommel

BELGIUM

18 August

FMI

Imola

ITALY

X

25 August

SVEMO

Uddevalla

SWEDEN

08 September

TMF

Afyonkarahisar

TURKEY

X

15 September

CAMF

Shanghai

CHINA

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FIM MXGP/MX2 Motocross World Championships

Championnats du Monde FIM de Motocross MXGP/MX2

MXGP of Argentina, Neuquen (ARG), 4 March- Entry list

MXGP – Over 175cc to 250cc 2-stroke / 290cc to 450cc 4-stroke No

Rider

Motorcycle

Nat.

Fed.

Team

4

Tonus

Arnaud

Yamaha

SUI

FMS

Wilvo Yamaha MXGP

7

Leok

Tanel

Husqvarna

EST

EMF

A1M Husqvarna

12

Nagl

Maximilian

TM

GER

DMSB

TM Racing Factory Team

17

Butron

Jose

KTM

ESP

RFME

Marchetti Racing Team KTM

21

Paulin

Gautier

Husqvarna

FRA

MCM

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

22

Strijbos

Kevin

KTM

BEL

FMB

Standing Construct KTM

24

Simpson

Shaun

Yamaha

GBR

ACU

Wilvo Yamaha MXGP

25

Desalle

Clement

Kawasaki

BEL

FMB

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team

27

Jasikonis

Arminas

Honda

LTU

LMSF

Honda Redmoto

33

Lieber

Julien

Kawasaki

BEL

FMB

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team

55

Irwin

Graeme

KTM

GBR

MCUI

Hitachi KTM UK

77

Lupino

Alessandro

Kawasaki

ITA

FMI

Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki

84

Herlings

Jeffrey

KTM

NED

KNMV

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

89

Van Horebeek

Jeremy

Yamaha

BEL

FMB

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team

91

Seewer

Jeremy

Yamaha

SUI

FMS

Wilvo Yamaha MXGP

92

Guillod

Valentin

KTM

SUI

FMS

Standing Construct KTM

93

Bengtsson

Jonathan

KTM

SWE

SVEMO

Scandinavian Racing Sports

99

Anstie

Max

Husqvarna

GBR

ACU

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

100

Searle

Tommy

Kawasaki

GBR

ACU

Bike It DRT Kawasaki

120

Zecchina

Simone

Yamaha

ITA

FMI

Ceres 71

128

Monticelli

Ivo

Yamaha

ITA

FMI

iFly JK Racing

134

Landa

Rodrigo Jose

Yamaha

ARG

CAMOD

152

Petrov

Petar

Honda

BUL

BMF

Honda Redmoto

171

Luzzardi

Juan Pablo

KTM

ARG

CAMOD

222

Cairoli

Antonio

KTM

ITA

FMI

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

243

Gajser

Tim

Honda

SLO

AMZS

Team HRC MXGP

259

Coldenhoff

Glenn

KTM

NED

KNMV

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

461

Febvre

Romain

Yamaha

FRA

FFM

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team

733

Barreyra

Gaston

Kawasaki

ARG

CAMOD

777

Bobryshev

Evgeny

Suzuki

RUS

MUL

BOS GP

901

Fernandez

Joaquin

Suzuki

ARG

CAMOD

911

Tixier

Jordi

KTM

FRA

FFM

BOS GP

925

Fernandez

Jeremias

Yamaha

ARG

CAMOD

952

Felipe

Jose Gerardo

Kawasaki

ARG

CAMOD

MX2 – Over 100cc to 125cc 2-stroke / 175cc to 250cc 4-strokei No

Rider

Motorcycle

Nat.

Fed.

Team

1

Jonass

Pauls

KTM

LAT

LAMSF

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

10

Vlaanderen

Calvin

Honda

RSA

KNMV

Team HRC MXGP

14

Beaton

Jed

Kawasaki

AUS

MA

F&H Racing Team

18

Brylyakov

Vsevolod

Yamaha

RUS

MFR

Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team MX2

19

Olsen

Thomas Kjer

Husqvarna

DEN

DMU

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

26

Bertuzzi

Nicola

KTM

ITA

FMI

KTM Silver Action

29

Jacobi

Henry

Husqvarna

GER

DMSB

STC Racing Husqvarna

44

Lesiardo

Morgan

KTM

ITA

FMI

Marchetti Racing Team KTM

46

Pootjes

Davy

KTM

NED

KNMV

LRT KTM

56

Weltin

Marshal

Honda

USA

AMA

Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team

57

Sanayei

Darian

Kawasaki

USA

ACU

Bike It DRT Kawasaki

61

Prado

Jorge

KTM

ESP

RFME

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing

64

Covington

Thomas

Husqvarna

USA

MUL

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

66

Larranaga Olano

Iker

Husqvarna

ESP

RFME

8Biano Racing Husqvarna

70

Fernandez

Ruben

Kawasaki

ESP

RFME

F&H Racing Team

95

Furlotti

Simone

Yamaha

ITA

FMI

YMAHA SM ACTION – M.C. MIGLIORI

96

Lawrence

Hunter

Honda

AUS

MA

Honda 114 Motorsports

98

Vaessen

Bas

Honda

NED

KNMV

Honda 114 Motorsports

118

Rubini

Stephen

KTM

FRA

FFM

KTM Silver Action

155

Mana

Nicolas

KTM

ARG

CAMOD

161

Östlund

Alvin

Yamaha

SWE

SVEMO

YAMAHA SM ACTION – M.C. MIGLIORI

172

Van doninck

Brent

Husqvarna

BEL

FMB

8Biano Racing Husqvarna

175

Garrido

Victor

Yamaha

ARG

CAMOD

193

Geerts

Jago

Yamaha

BEL

FMB

Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team MX2

194

Vasquez

Javier

Honda

CHL

FMC

297

Gole

Anton

Yamaha

SWE

SVEMO

iFly JK Racing

321

Bernardini

Samuele

TM

ITA

FMI

TM Racing Factory Team

375

Seibel

Pablo Julian

Honda

ARG

CAMOD

426

Mewse

Conrad

KTM

GBR

ACU

Hitachi KTM UK

747

Cervellin

Michele

Honda

ITA

FMI

Team Martin Racing Honda

783

Toriani

Enzo

Husqvarna

FRA

FFM

E2T RACING TEAM

811

Sterry

Adam

Kawasaki

GBR

ACU

F&H Racing Team

919

Watson

Ben

Yamaha

GBR

ACU

Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team MX2

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TONY CAIROLI & SIDI OFF TO A WINNING START

At Riola Sardo Cairoli dominated in round 1 of the Internazionali d’Italia MX series.
 

Maser (Treviso), 05 February, 2018 – After winning his ninth World Series title, Antonio Cairoli took four months off from racing to enjoy his private life, pursue his passions and marry his long time fiancée, Jill. Now Cairoli has kicked off the new season in top form.



This year the number 1 rider from the Sidi team is aiming to capture a record tenth iridescent title. At Riola Sardo (Oristano) the Sicilian ace dominated the scene in round1 of the Internazionali d’Italia MX series, winning both the Superchampion round, the most important event featuring the best MX1 and MX2 pilots on the starting grid, as well as the MX1 round. There were more than 100 riders at Riola Sardo, including the best riders on the international scene, with whom Cairoli will be competing in the World Series; however, on the sand dunes of the Sardinian track, the Sicilian champion knew no rivals. Tony Cairoli (Ktm) was perfect in both races. In the MX1 round he beat Max Anstie (Husqvarna) and Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha); then in the Superchampion round he again beat Max Anstie (Husqvarna) with Romain Febvre (Yamaha) settling for third place.



It was a double satisfaction for Sidi as well. In addition to being a sponsor for the Internazionali d’Italia MX series, it also saw its number 1 rider triumph in his season debut. Tony is taking on his 2018 adventure with his inseparable Sidi Crossfire 3, the number one motocross boots with the most victories ever… the boots of world champions.



The next two rounds in the Internazionali d’Italia MX series will take place first in Noto, Sicily, Tony Cairoli’s stomping grounds, on February 11, and then the grand finale will be held in Mantova on February 18. Traditionally these races are a privileged preview for Cairoli and all the top riders to test themselves at the highest levels as they prepare for the start of the World Championship series, which will kick off this year from Argentina on March 4, with the inaugural race in Patagonia.

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MOTOCROSS: JORGE PRADO BRINGS ALL HIS TALENT TO SIDI
Sidi Crossfire 3 for the young Spanish champion.
 

Maser (Treviso), 29 January, 2018 – Some people become champions and some are born champions. Being the best requires commitment, dedication, sacrifice and lots of training. At the tender age of 17 Jorge Prado Garcia is doing everything he has to, and even more, to become a great motocross rider. However, he also has extraordinary talent going for him. He still has a long way to go, but speed, intuition and class are already a part of this kid’s DNA. And that is precisely what makes the difference between a good pilot and a champion. Jorge Prado has all the skills needed to exceed and perhaps even become a phenomenon; and Sidi is well aware of this.

Born in Lugo, Galicia in 2001, at the age of 11 Jorge Prado decided to pursue his dreams of motocross. So his family packed up and moved from sunny Spain to Lommel, Belgium, a place renown as the University of Motocross; the same place where Tony Cairoli, the top rider from team Sidi, has lived most of the past several years.

Experts have known about this kid’s substance for years, so it’s no coincidence that last year KTM decided to add him to their official team, next to Paul Jonass. In the MX2 World series, a 16-year-old Prado impressed everyone by winning three Grand Prix races (Trentino, Belgium and Holland), making it to 7th place in the final classification for the MX2 World Series, which was won by his strong team mate Jonass.

Now in 2018 Jorge Prado has become a full member of the De Carli Racing Team and he will get the chance to work closely with Tony Cairoli. In October Jorge and his father moved to Rome to take on this new project for Claudio De Carli in association with KTM, which includes the use of official motorbikes, factory support, dedicated expert mechanics and the use of a private training track in Malagrotta, just outside of Rome.


JORGE PRADO, EMX 65cc, 2011

In all of this there could only be one boot to use: the Sidi Crossfire 3, the boots of champions. In fact, in 2018 Jorge Prado will be back to wearing the same Sidi boots he used to race and win in his early days, when he racked up two EMX European Titles in 2011 (65cc) and in 2015 (125cc). However, now things are starting to get serious. The goal is to continue winning and growing, gunning for the final podium in the MX2 World Series. For a kid of 17 it would be a very important milestone, if we consider that Tony Cairoli pulled off this feat for the first time when he was 19 years old.
 

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The FIM Oceania Trials Trophy returns to New Zealand after 2017 Australian Trials  Championships

The four New Zealand riders did very well over the weekend at the Aussie Mototrials Champs with two of the four coming away with Australian titles.

 Our very own Manawatu Orion 14 year old Hannah Rushworth easily took out the Junior Women’s title to add to last weekend’s South Australian title. Congratulations Hannah were all proud of you. Of course Hannah’s week wasn’t without drama after her bike seized when riding the mid week trial on Wednesday. Luckily on Friday a kind Australian came to the rescue and lent her a 125 Gas Gas.

 Dylan Ball won the Junior title to also add to his Sth Australian title last weekend. Well done Dylan.

 Carl Robson came fourth in the Masters grade. He was disappointed with his final result after finishing first on Saturday but then slipping to fifth on Sunday.

 Taranaki's Daniel Herbert rode well too to finish 4th in the Junior grade. Well done Daniel.

 And the Oceania team of Hannah, Dylan and Carl are bringing the Oceania trophy back to NZ too. Good work team.

 Results.      http://www.ajs.asn.au/results/2017/2017-Australian-Championships.htm

South Australian Trials Championships, the weekend before the Australian Trials Championships :

Hannah Rushwort lost no points today so is now Sth Aussie Junior Womens Champ. She’ll have a bit more competition next weekend and hopefully she can pull that off. Sections she’s riding there are way easier than she rides here. She chose to ride Intermediate in New Zealand this year to push herself and does struggle a bit sometimes. Competes in the same grade as Kevin Pinfold so I’m coaching and helping her through the events.

And Kevin doing the same for young Daniel Herbert (Dougies boy) from Taranaki. Can be a bit of a distraction from my own riding sometimes although often after the first lap they look after themselves.

Kevin still managed to win the grade in the NI Champs this year so wasn’t distracted too much. Neither have beaten him yet but sure Daniel will in the not too distant future, but I don’t feel threatened by Hannah yet! But she’s got age (14) on her side, Kevin haven’t!

 Daniel will be riding over there next weekend.

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Vertigo is delighted to launch its new weapon for the upcoming season, the Vertigo Combat Vertical 2018 250cc and 300cc. This means a huge change within the Combat range and it comes with the main goal to keep on gaining solidity as well as reinforcing its quality and reliability. With this brand new Vertical 2018, Vertigo begins his third straight year of motorcycle production with great hopes towards this 2018 model. It features many interesting dynamic and technical components while it adds several aspects that made our former Camo and Ice Hell models unprecedented.

First component we have to take a look at, is its new and redesigned crankcase to improve the sealing of the cases. The injected clutch and ignition cover have also been renovated to reduce the total weight.

One of the most important additions to this Vertical is the brand new ECU by GET, that brings with it a huge optimization of the start-up strategies. In addition, this ECU will incorporate as a highlight element a new device that will give the opportunity to those customers who may want to be able to modify and control the injection process and also the start-up of their Combat Vertical via their smartphone’s Bluetooth.

Linked to the new ECU the electrical harness has also gone through several changes that have made it more simple and reliable. Similarly, the progressive lineal rocker system with optimized Reiger damper adjustment is a huge step forward in terms of damping, dynamism when riding, agility and control over the motorbike.

On this 2018 model Vertigo has also implemented several changes in the geometry system of the kickstart pedal. That will provide further ease during the starting process. Alongside with it, the Vertical features a reinforced sidestand, which will bring better stability and security when the bike is stopped.

The radiator grill is yet another part that has suffered improvements. In this occasion it has been given a new design that develops the airflow and mud evacuation.

When talking about the air filer, the new Vertical 2018 adds jointly a new cover and a Twin Air filter.

The rear mudguard goes on with the improvement’s list, bringing in some features that the former models didn’t have. This time it is only made of two pieces and it has been optimized in its last part.

The decoration, an aspect where Vertigo always places value, has been minded precisely once again. Our corporative green will remain as the predominant colour, featured in the frame and in a large part of the plastics and complements to create a powerful and differing global image.

The red fluorine increases its importance in this outlook by appearing consistently via several details that reinforce the spectacular nature of the Vertical.

One more time, the colours black and white will keep on laying on our bike layout, creating with them some stunning contrasts that bring an impressive result.

Innovation and investigation have been two attributes that Vertigo has owned from the very beginning. The two of them have carefully been taken into account to build this Vertigo Combat Vertical 2018, a motorbike that matches the best of its predecessors to present to our customers a motorbike with great guaranties to enjoy our beloved sport. This new model means a new step forward for the brand, that wants to reinforce its commitment to keep on improving and growing inside the trial industry.

Vertigo Combat Vertical 2018 developments

New crankcase design to improve the sealing of the cases

Injected clutch and ignition cover to reduce the weight

New ECU by GET to optimize start-up strategies

Optimized geometry of the kickstart pedal to help the starting process

New simplified main electrical harness

Progressive lineal rocker system with optimized Reiger damper adjustment

New seat post and rear mudguard

New air filter cover

Twin air filter

New radiator grille to improve airflow and mud evacuation

Green handlebar protector

Renthal grips

Reinforced sidestand

New decoration combining corporate green with details in red fluorin

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Interesting, but how does it work with MX riders twisting themselves into a knot as they jump?

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MOTOCROSS: PER CAIROLI & SIDI IL TITOLO MONDIALE E’ SEMPRE PIU’ VICINO!
In Florida Tony Cairoli è terzo. In MX2 secondo Lawrence e terzo Covington.
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Maser (Treviso), 04 settembre 2017 –
Festa mondiale rinviata a domenica 10 settembre in Olanda, dove a Tony Cairoli, e Sidi, basterà un 17° posto in gara1 per conquistare il titolo mondiale numero 9.

A Jacksonville in Florida nel round 17 dei 19 previsti dal campionato del mondo 2017 della MXGP Tony Cairoli (Ktm) non è riuscito a chiudere la pratica iridata. Dopo il terzo posto alle spalle di Eli Tomac e Jeffrey Herlings in gara1, il pilota siciliano avrebbe dovuto precedere l'olandese Herlings nella seconda manche per scrivere ancora la storia.

Tutto sembrava andare per il meglio ma nel finale di gara Cairoli ha commesso un errore con conseguente scivolata, in una curva a sinistra. Un errore che gli è costato il sorpasso da parte di Herlings. Tony si è rialzato subito, dovendosi però accontentare della seconda posizione in gara2 e del terzo posto nella classifica finale del gran premio.



In Florida Sidi protgonista anche nella classe MX2 dove l’australiano Hunter Lawrence (Suzuki) e l’americano Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) hanno chiuso rispettivamente al secondo e al terzo posto la classifica del gran premio. In ottica campionato lo svizzero Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki), quarto in Florida, ha recuperato 5 punti sul leader Pauls Jonass.La classifica dice primo Jonass con 696 punti e secondo Seewer con 656…anche la caccia al titolo MX2 per Sidi è ancora aperta.

Come sempre a lottare sul campo e brillare sul podio con i campioni della squadra Sidi ci sono gli sivali Crossfire 3 SRS che rappresentano il top di gamma della collezione offroad Sidi.



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MOTOCROSS: CAIROLI & SIDI COME CLOSER AND CLOSER TO THE WORLD TITLE
Tony Cairoli is third in Florida. In MX2 Lawrence is second and Covington third.
 



Maser (Treviso), 04 September, 2017 –
The world celebration has been postponed until Sunday, September 10th, in Holland, where Tony Cairoli and Sidi will only need to score a 17th place in race 1 to capture their 9th World Title.

In Jacksonville Florida, for round 17 out of 19 in the 2017 MXGP World Championships, Tony Cairoli (Ktm) was unable to seal the iridescent deal. After taking third place behind Eli Tomac and Jeffrey Herlings in race 1, the Sicilian pilot had to beat Holland’s Herlings in the second round to sign his name in history once again.

Everything seemed to be going great but in the final Cairoli made a mistake that led to a slide out in a left curve. It was an error that cost him, since it gave Herlings the chance to pass him. Tony got back up right away, but he had to settle for second place in race 2 and third place in the final standings for the grand prix.



In Florida Sidi also stood out in the MX2 class, where Australian Hunter Lawrence (Suzuki) and American Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) closed out the grand prix standings in second and third place respectively. In terms of the championship, Switzerland’s Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) came in fourth in Florida to regain 5 points on the leader, Pauls Jonass. The classification has Jonass in first place with 696 points and Seewer in second with 656…so for Sidi the race for the MX2 title is still wide open.

As always, the champions from team Sidi battle it out on the field and shine on the podium in their Crossfire 3 SRS boots, the top models in Sidi’s off-road collection.



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IN SWEDEN TONY CAIROLI TAKES ANOTHER STRIDE TOWARDS THE WORLD TITLE …
Sidi also a major player with Jeremy Seewer, first in MX2.
 



Maser (Treviso), 21 August, 2017
– On the Uddevalla racetrack in Sweden, for round 16 of the season, Tony Cairoli and Sidi have taken another important step towards capturing the MXGP World Title. Cairoli didn’t make it past ninth place in race1 and seventh place in race2; however some bad luck slowed down his direct rival for the title. In fact, after closing out race1 in second place, in race2 Dutchman Jeffrey Herlings was forced to drop out due to mechanical problems. Therefore, with three races to go to the end (USA, Holland and France), Cairoli is in command with 631 points, followed by Herlings with 530 points. There are 101 points between them, and there are still 150 points in play. It’s going to be a thrilling final, with Herlings giving it his all as he attacks to recover lost ground, while Cairoli will ride with savvy as he tries to defend his position and manage his advantage to capture the 9th iridescent title in his career. As always, Tony Cairoli will be able to count on Sidi’s support; the Sicilian champion races with Crossfire 3 SRS boots, the number one boots in Sidi’s off-road collection.

Watch the highlights from MXGP race by #MXGPTV:
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Besides the battle to capture the MXGP World Title, Sweden also brought much more excitement to Sidi and to all fans of great motocross racing. In the MX2 class that came down to a matter of a hundredth of a second, American Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) was only sixteenth in race1; however, he came away victorious in race2, in front of Switzerland’s Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki), who took second place twice. Covington and Seewer also use the Sidi Crossfire 3 SRS. In any case, the Swiss rider dominated the final standings in the GP, gaining four points on Pauls Jonass, who was third in the GP. Here, too, with only three races to go to the end, Jonass is first in the rankings with 669 points and Seewer is second with 624. Sidi is riding towards victory in the MX2 World Title as well. We are ready and psyched for a grand finale!

Watch the highlights from MX2 race by #MXGPTV:
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Maser (Treviso), 24 July, 2017 - Tony Cairoli and Sidi took another important step towards capturing the 2017 MXGP World Title in the Czech Republic last weekend. On the Loket racetrack the Sicilian from KTM scored the 13th iridescent event by succeeding Belgium’s Clement Desalle and Dutchman Jeffrey Herlings in race 2 and adding to his third place in race 1 behind Slovenian Tim Gajser and Desalle, once again.

This is the third consecutive win in the season for Tony Cairoli and Sidi (Ottobiano, Agueda and now Loket), which adds up to a total of 83 victories accrued by Cairoli in his career.

The triumph in Loket is important because it helps Cairoli strengthen his lead at the top of the World Series general standings. As of now, with six more races to go until the finish, Tony is strongly in command with 523 points, ahead of Desalle, who has 431. The race towards the 9th World Title continues. Anyway, Tony Cairoli has already made it clear: the goal is to meet and beat the current record held by Stefan Everts, one of Sidi’s shining alumni, who scored a total of 10 titles in his career.

There was joy, but there were also tears. In fact, Tony Cairoli dedicated his GP triumph in the Czech Republic to 12-year-old Igor Cuharciuc, the champion tyke from Moldavia who was died in an accident during the 85cc European Championship on the same Loket racetrack.

Sidi was also a major player in the MX2 class: Switzerland’s Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki) and American Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) ended up on the podium in second and third place, respectively, behind the winner, Pauls Jonass. Jonass currently commands the Word Series with 548 points, followed by a couple of Sidi pilots, Seewer (501 points) and Thomas Kjer-Olsen (403 points).

 

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MOTOCROSS: SIDI TRIUMPHS IN PORTUGAL, “TOO” …
Tony Cairoli wins the MXGP and keeps his lead in the overall. Jeremy Seewer’s victory in MX2.
 



Maser (Treviso), 03 July, 2017 –
After an extraordinary weekend in Ottobiano, Portugal was also the place for another one of Tony Cairoli’s remarkable feats. Round 12 of the 2017 MXGP Championship was held on the Agueda raceway, where the Sicilian rider from Ktm scored another important shot in his quest for the World Championship. Cairoli was second in race 1, where he was bested by Jeffrey Herlings; however, he came back in first place in race 2 to take home the final classification in the Grand Prix competition. So Tony Cairoli hangs on to the red card as the leader in the World Series. Thanks to this victory, now the number 1 member of Sidi’s team has brought his lead in the overall standings of the championship to a 91 point advantage over Clement Desalle, who is in second place.



And it wasn’t all just about Cairoli. The satisfactions for Sidi in Portugal also came from the MX2, where Switzerland’s Jeremy Seewer (Suzuki), second in race1 and first in race2, incited a fantastic duel with the World Series leader Pauls Jonass. This round went to Seewer, but Jonass remains in the lead in the general classification with a consistent margin of 38 points ahead of the Swiss rider. Sidi’s celebration was completed with the third place by American Thomas Covington (Husqvarna) and fourth by the Dane Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna).



Whether they are battling on the track or shining on the podium, all the champions from Sidi’s fantastic team can count on their Crossfire 3 SRS, the number one boot in Sidi’s off-road collection which has proven to be unbeatable on any type of terrain and in any situation.

Don’t miss the next big date in the MX World Series, in Loket, the Czech Republic, on July 23rd. It will be a race to win!

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2018 Calendar FIM MXGP/MX2/ Women’s Motocross World Championships

FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup

2018 Calendars, 27 June Date

FMNR

Venue

Country

Women, Veteran

4 March

CAMOD

Neuquen

ARGENTINA

25 March

RFME

Red Sands

SPAIN

8 April

FMI

Pietramurata

ITALY

Women

15 April

KMNV

Valkenswaard

THE NETHERLANDS

29 April

MFR

Orlyonok

RUSSIA

13 May

LaMSF

Kegums

LATVIA

20 May

DMSB

Teutschenthal

GERMANY

3 June

ACU

Matterley Basin

GREAT BRITAIN

Women

10 June

FFM

St Jean d'Angély

FRANCE

Women

24 June

FMI

tba

ITALY

8 July

IMI

Palembang

INDONESIA

22 July

LaMSF

Loket

CZECH REP.

Women

5 August

FMB

Lommel

BELGIUM

12 August

FMS

Frauenfeld/Gachnang

SWITZERLAND

19 August

SWEMO

Uddevalla

SWEDEN

2 September

AMA

Gatorback Park

USA

9 September

FMM

Leon

MEXICO

23 September

KMNV

Assen

THE NETHERLANDS

Women, Veteran

30 September

FMI

Imola

ITALY

Women

7 October - Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations – USA, tba

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Maser (Treviso), 08 May, 2017 – At the Latvia GP in Kegums Antonio Cairoli (Ktm) took away the red plate that distinguishes the leader in the motocross World Series. Cairoli was fifth in race 1 and second in race 2, surrendering only to Jeffrey Herlings (Ktm). With this second place obtained in round 7 of the World Series, the Sidi champion got what he wanted anyway, clinching his rebound over Slovenian Tim Gajser (Honda), which started April 16th with the splendid victory at Pietramurata for the Trentino GP. Prior to the Italian race the eight-time World Champion was 20 points behind his rival; now after Latvia, he has a 17 point advantage. Cairoli is in the lead with 258 points, Gajser follows with 241.

In Latvia Sidi also celebrated the fine victory by Thomas Kjer Olsen. The young Dane from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing took the pole position in the qualifier and won the race. At Kegums he captured his first career victory in the motocross cadet class thanks to his success in race 1 (ahead of the other Sidi star Jeremy Seewer) and second place in race 2. Paul Jonass currently commands the World Series with 287 points, followed however by two Sidi champions: Seewer who is second with 245 and Olsen third with 235 points.

Tony Cairoli, Thomas Kjer Olsen, Jeremy Seewer and all the other stars on team Sidi always battle it out in the dust and mud on the track and then shine on the top spot of the podium with Crossfire 3 Srs boots, the top models in Sidi’s off-road collection.

The next big date with the motocross World Series will be in Germany on Sunday, May 21st.


 

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MOTOCROSS: SIDI TRIUMPHS AT THE TRENTINO GP
Sidi stands out. Tony Cairoli excels in the MXGP. Kiara Fontanesi wins the WMX.
 



Maser (TV), 18 April, 2017 –
The Easter weekend in motorsports brought Sidi colours great satisfaction. In round 5 of the Motocross World Series on the Pietramurata circuit for the Trentino GP, Sidi stood out as a major player along with its champions. As always, they were all wearing their Crossfire 3 boots, the top models in the Sidi off-road collection.

In the MXGP class, Tony Cairoli (Ktm) pulled off another legendary feat. Displaying top form starting from the qualifiers, Cairoli got off to a great start by capturing race1, leaving Tonus behind him in second place but especially getting the best of his number 1 adversary, Tim Gajser, who had to settle for third.

But it was in race2 that Cairoli accomplished a masterful move, prompting an explosion of excitement among the huge crowd present on the Trentino circuit. After falling in the very first strokes, Cairoli got back up and clocked times that were unapproachable for any rival, recovering position after position until he came up on Tim Gajser. The Slovenian won race2, with Cairoli coming in a close second; but this was not enough for Gajser, because final victory in the Trentino GP went to Cairoli. The Sicilian ace and eight-time World Champion himself admitted that Race2 had to have been one of the most impressive feats in his career.

This was an important victory both for morale and for the World Series standings. In fact, Cairoli has managed to block Gajser’s advantage, and with his victory in Trentino he has reduced Gajser’s lead margin by two points; so now Gajser is only 18 points ahead. The two will meet again in the European GP on April 23rd.


Photo: SIDI RIDERS 2017

And the satisfaction doesn’t stop there. Sidi was a major player among the men, but also shined in the women’s field. Kiara Fontanesi (Yamaha) has reclaimed her crown as Queen of Motocross. By coming in first in race1 and second in race2, Kiara triumphed the WMX Trentino GP, which is the second event in the 2017 women’s motocross season. New Zealand’s Duncan is currently in the lead of the general classification for the World Series’, but Kiara is very close behind with only a 5 point disadvantage. The Sidi Championess is seriously vying for her fifth iridescent title.


Photo: KIARA FONTANESI

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BUSH RIDERS EVENTS CALENDER

April 23rd -Sunday Central XC Series Rnd 4 State Highway 2, Eketahuna

May 21st - Sunday Central XC Series Rnd 5 Masterton

June 23rd - Friday AGM & Prizegiving Post Office Hotel, Pahiatua 7pm

July 2nd Sunday Central Enduro Rnd 4 Masterton

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Maser (Treviso), 23 February, 2017 - It is with great satisfaction that Sidi is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Youthstream, the company that manages the exclusive world rights for television broadcasts, promotions and marketing of the FIM Motocross World Championship Series. The World Series season kicks off this weekend with the first test scheduled to take place on the Losail racetrack in Qatar.

Sidi is thus substantiating all of its passion and major commitment to off-road motorcycling, and in particular to a sector like motocross, which is enjoying constant growth in terms of exposure, following and interest all over the world. Sidi has always had a special relationship with the motocross scene. The company based in Maser (Treviso) was founded in 1960, spurred by the intuition and determination of Dino Signori, who is still heading the company with the same spirit with which he started. Throughout the years the company has become a world leader in the production of motorcycling footwear. Many motocross stars of today and yesterday have accomplished remarkable feats wearing Sidi boots on their feet. As we look forward to the season that’s about to start, we could not fail to mention the 8-time World Champion Tony Cairoli, who this year will be vying for a new World Champion title in the MXGP category to add to his collection. Then in the MX2 class there is Switzerland’s Jeremy Seewer, who fought a long, hard battle last year in his quest for the title, and the “terrible” gals in the WMX where we find shining stars like Italy’s Kiara Fontanesi (4-time Women’s World Champion) and Holland’s Nancy Van de Ven. Not to mention all the other up-and-coming young talents in the minor leagues as well.

These champions battle it out in the dust and mud in every corner of the world, and then shine on the highest spot on the podium. This year they will be accompanied in their adventures by Crossfire 3 SRS boots, the new, top-of-the-line models featured in Sidi’s 2017collection. Yes, because for Sidi, the extremely high level of performance by their champions on field is the perfect way to put their products to the test and come up with ever more innovative solutions when it comes to comfort, safety and technology for anyone who rides a motorcycle, from professionals to enthusiasts.

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HUSQVARNA HARD ENDURO THE ULTIMATE TEST

CAPTION: Howick's Liam Draper (Husqvarna FE250), sure to be among the leading riders this weekend. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com

 

OCTOBER 17, 2016: If ever there was a test to prove a rider's international potential, then next weekend's inaugural Husqvarna Hard Enduro near Tokoroa is probably it.

 

This ordeal of off-road motorcycle riding is loosely modelled on the famous Red Bull Romaniacs Hard Enduro, held annually in the rugged Carpathian Mountains of Romania.

 

This Kiwi version of Romaniacs is set for the three days of Labour Weekend – Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 22-24.

 

The treacherous forestry course near Tokoroa should be a near perfect match for what riders might expect if they ever travel to race the notorious Romanian event.

 

"Each day's tracks will be different, up to 150 kilometres in length, and will feature different levels of difficulty – set as gold, silver and bronze grades," said event organiser Sean Clarke.

 

"This event will not be a typical New Zealand hard enduro, were only a few manage to finish. It is an adventure enduro and each grade will be set to give riders a real sense of adventure, as well as testing their ability to complete the grade that they have entered.

 

"Riders will tackle different terrain each day – all in forestry around the Taupo, Tokoroa and Putaruru areas – riding on courses that we will have uploaded to their GPS devices."

 

The three-day event begins with a "prologue" in Tokoroa on Saturday, to qualify riders and to determine their start order for the main race on the two days that follow.

 

The prologue will be staged at the SatCo logging equipment yard in Tokoroa and if riders do not complete at least one lap of the prologue course they will receive a 30-minute penalty and will start at the rear of the field the following day.

 

The event is restricted to 100 entrants and riders will start one at a time, 30 seconds apart.

 

Among the entrants are expected to be the elite of New Zealand's off-road racing community, including current and former national enduro and cross-country champions and, if the saying is true that "you're only as good as your last race", then Howick's Liam Draper should be one of the key riders to watch out for.

 

Draper took his Husqvarna FE250 to a convincing win at the final round of the Dirt Guide Cross-country Series just over a week ago, riding on very similar terrain, also in the Tokoroa area.

 

He was chased all the way that day by eventual series winner Sam Greenslade (KTM), of Coatesville, with former Kiwi international Callan May (Yamaha), from Titirangi, not too far behind him.

 

Riders of this calibre can also be expected to feature near the front of this weekend's Husqvarna Hard Enduro, a talented starting line-up that will also include Kiwi former Romaniacs winner Chris Birch, of Glen Eden, and three visiting riders from Australia.

 

Clarke said gold grade riders can expect two hard days riding that will push them to their limits.

 

"Although not as hard as the Romaniacs event, it will still be a good work-out with a lot of trail riding between the hard bits. There will be between 6-8 hard sections each day.

 

Riding time for the fastest in this grade is expected to be between 5-6 hours with the last rider expected to arrive at the base after about eight hours.

 

All motorcycles must have a working headlight, tail light, spark arrestor and a fire extinguisher fitted. Although a paramedic and ambulance will be based at the main fuel stop, riders must also carry their own survival kits that include a cell phone, first aid kit, survival blanket, water, spare batteries and a tool kit.

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FIM Motocross World Championships  -  2017 Calendars

FIM MXGP/MX2 World Championships

25.02* QMMF Grand Prix of Qatar Losail

05.03 IMI Grand Prix of Indonesia Pangkal Pinang

19.03 CAMOD Grand Prix of Argentina Neuquen

02.04 FMM Grand Prix of Leon - Mexico Leon

16.04 FMI Grand Prix of Italy Maggiora

23.04 KNMV Grand Prix of Europe Valkenswaard

07.05 LaMSF Grand Prix of Latvia Kegums

21.05 DMSB Grand Prix of Germany Teutschenthal

28.05 FFM Grand Prix of France Ernée

11.06 MFR Grand Prix of Russia Orlyonok

25.06 FMI Grand Prix of Trentino Pietramurata

02.07 FMP Grand Prix of Portugal Agueda

09.07 FSM Grand Prix of San Marino Baldasserona

23.07 ACCR Grand Prix of the Czech Republic Loket

06.08 FMB Grand Prix of Belgium Lommel

13.08 FMS Grand Prix of Switzerland Frauenfeld/Gachnang

20.08 SVEMO Grand Prix of Sweden Uddevalla

03.09 AMA Monster Energy Grand Prix of the USA Charlotte

10.09 KNMV Grand Prix of The Netherlands Assen

17.09 FFM Grand Prix of the Pays de Montbéliard Villars-sous-Écot

FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship

05.03 IMI Grand Prix of Indonesia Pangkal Pinang

16.04 FMI Grand Prix of Italy Maggiora

28.05 FFM Grand Prix of France Ernée

23.07 ACCR Grand Prix of the Czech Republic Loket

13.08 FMS Grand Prix of Switzerland Frauenfeld/Gachnang

10.09 KNMV Grand Prix of The Netherlands Assen

FIM Motocross of Nations

01.10 ACU Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations Matterley Basin

FIM Junior Motocross World Championship

30.07 EMF Estonia Lange Motokeskus

FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup

10.09 KNMV Grand Prix of The Netherlands Assen

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The 2016 New Zealand ATV Championships  -  QUAD BIKE HEROES HEAD TO AMBERLEY

OCTOBER 14, 2016: New Zealand's quad bike elite will converge in the South Island for the biggest event on their calendar in just over a week's time.

 

The 2016 New Zealand ATV (all terrain vehicle) Motocross Championships are to be held near Amberley over Labour Weekend, October 22-23, with organisers hoping to avoid the unpleasant racing conditions that struck the nationals last year in Taranaki, the weather on that occasion forcing the event to be abbreviated.

 

Riders were enveloped in choking dust on day one of the competition last year and then had to contend with clinging mud on day two, although this certainly helped sort the men from the boys.

 

"The nationals are always exciting, always a big challenge for the riders. They always put on a great show down there and it'll be a fantastic weekend," said Motorcycling New Zealand ATV commissioner Jono Keegan, the Taranaki man well aware that his own two sons, Scott and Camo, will be expected to take centre stage regardless of what conditions are to be faced.

 

The Keegan brothers finished first and second overall last season, but they're aware they can taking nothing for granted this time around.

 

Several local riders are expected to be among the many leading title contenders at Amberley, not least of all multi-time national champion Ian Ffitch, who will want to de-throne Scott Keegan.

 

Third overall in the premier class last year was 21-year-old Tauranga rider Mark Goldstone and he should also again be a threat.

 

While much of the focus at the nationals will go on the premier grade, the open class, racing is also expected to be intense in the other categories too, with races scheduled also for the juniors, women and mini quad riders.

 

Kaiwaka 17-year-old Cullen Curtis dominated the 450cc production class last year, scoring four wins on day one. All it needed was a conservative approach in the treacherous slop in day two's solitary 450cc class race for him to take the crown.

 

He settled for a runner-up finish in that race, comfortably enough to earn him the 2015 title.

 

Cullen finished the championship 23 points ahead of Christchurch's Sam George, with New Plymouth's Cory Whitelock taking the third step on the podium, and these riders should again be top title contenders this time around.

 

Other riders to shine in the contrasting conditions last season were Christchurch's Greg Graham, Napier's Wade Taylor and Christchurch's Gary Doig, who finished 1-2-3 respectively in the veterans' class, while Christchurch's Abby Holliday, Stratford's Nicola Reid and Auckland's Nina Kristensen were the leading female racers.

 

The venue is on Lawcocks road, Amberley, and will be signposted from the main road.

Spectator entry is free and racing both days will begin at about 10am.

Credit: Words and photo by Andy McGechan

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KIWI RIDERS READY TO RUMBLE

SEPTEMBER 20, 2016: Team New Zealand is in Italy and ready to take on the best motocross riders in the world this weekend.

The big annual Motocross of Nations, widely referred to as "The Olympic Games of Motocross", is a one-weekend affair that brings together the word's elite for an event where the racers put aside the past season's bitter rivalries and unite instead along different battle lines, with three-rider teams formed to fly the flags of their respective homelands.

And it will be a talented trio of riders who will represent New Zealand at this season's 70th annual edition of the MXoN, set for Maggiora, near Borgomanero, north-west of Milan, this Saturday and Sunday (Sept 24-25).

Mount Maunganui's Cody Cooper (Honda), Takaka's Hamish Harwood (KTM) and Hamilton's Josiah Natzke (KTM) will fly the Kiwi flag on the race track in Italy this weekend, while Taupo businessman Bevan Weal will take care of managing the campaign from behind the scenes.

The Kiwi riders know it won’t be easy facing the world’s elite on such a massive stage, but each of them is determined to put on another good showing.

The three-rider teams are glittering with the biggest names in the sport, including riders from both the United States national championships scene and the predominantly European-based World Motocross Championships.

From rookie first-timers in 1984 to top-10 regulars just over 10 years later, Kiwi motocross riders have boxed well above their weight and often rated among some of the best in the world.

Cooper is one rider in particular who should feel right at home in Italy this weekend, the Honda rider having been an integral part of seven MXoN campaigns in the past.

His wealth of experience could be the difference between the team earning a top 10 result this weekend or failing to qualify among the 20 countries that will reach the final stages of the competition on Sunday.

A top 10 result would be considered a massive achievement for the New Zealanders, especially considering the Kiwis have one of the smallest populations and have the furthest to travel.

With generous support for this year's campaign coming from the sport's governing body here, Motorcycling New Zealand, and from Auckland company Workshop Graphics, along with massive fundraising undertaken by the Taupo Motorcycle Club with their Battle of the Clubs motocross event adding to the coffers, the Kiwi contingent left for Italy in a confident mood.

Credit: Words Andy McGechan

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