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PALA IS OUT! NEW 2012 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS SCHEDULE IS RELEASED WITH ONE MAJOR CHANGE

Don?t make any plans without checking the websites, calling the phone numbers and sending out scouts?race series change with some regularity (remember the AMA Supermoto series…it canceled more races on its schedule that it actually held…and now it’s gone). As for the 2012 AMA National Motocross schedule, it isn’t much different from last year’s schedule save for some juggling of the dates (but not the race order) and the glaring dumping of the much-ballyhooed Pala National in SoCal. MX Sports said, …

MXA TEAM TESTED: PRO CIRCUIT 2012 KX450F TI-5 CARBON EXHAUST

    WHAT IS IT? The Ti-5 is Pro Circuit’s top-of-the-line titanium exhaust pipe. It features an asymmetrical canister, resonance chamber, two-meter-max certification and your choice of carbon or Ti end caps. WHAT’S IT COST? $999.99 (Ti-5 titanium), $779.95 (T-4 stainless/aluminum), $549.95 (Ti-4 titanium slip-on), $424.95 (T-4 stainless/aluminum slip-on). CONTACT? www.procircuit.com or (951) 738-8050. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the 2012 Pro Circuit KX450F…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (11/02/11)

By John Minert DARRYN DURHAM TALKS ABOUT HIS PRO CIRCUIT RIDE Darryn has gone green. MXA : How did the deal come about? Darryn: I had a pretty good season last year. I was talking to Mitch every weekend, I knew there would be a spot open. I just did everything I could to get it. How long have you been riding the bike? For two weeks. I rode outdoors for a little bit and got a couple days of Supercross. It’s been awesome, everything has been dialed-in every day. It’s nice because I only have to worry abou…

EURO MOTO NEWS! TEAM PRO CIRCUIT/CLS/KAWASAKI TO SPLIT INTO THREE DIFFERENT MOTOCROSS TEAMS

Cjristophe and Sebastien Pourcel get their own team for the 2012 450 World Championships. TEAM TEAM CP377 The first team is built for the brothers Pourcel and is called ?Team CP377 Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit.? The 450 GP team becomes Team CP377 Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit, with Christophe and Sebastien Pourcel as riders and Yann Lozano as manager. Team CP377 Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit is made possible by its partners including Shot, who will support the team with gear, Distri B…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (09/21/11)

By John Minert It was good while it lasted. First Dungey leaves and now the rest of the team. Brett Metcalfe is lonely. YES, IT IS TRUE?SUZUKI SHUTS DOWN ITS RACE TEAM Although most people in the industry knew the news five days ago, Suzuki has kept mum about what happened last Friday. So, what […]

GAUTIER PAULIN TO MOVE TO THE 450 CLASS AND TEAM KAWASAKI FOR 2012

Follwoing the success of Steven Frossard in jumping to the 450 class for Rinaldi Yamaha, Kawasaki is signing Yamaha’s Gautier Paulin for the 450 classin 2012. Press release: The Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) is delighted to announce that French rising star Gautier Paulin will join the team next season for his first ever 450 GP campaign. A native of Draguignan in Provence, France, Gautier has been one of the leading contenders in the 250 GP series for the last four seasons and has been a regular face on the…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (07/13/11)

MXA INTERVIEW BLAKE BAGGETT Blake is a trend-setter. Winning always looks good. MXA : What are the toughest things about being a pro? Blake: A big difference between pros and amateur guys, is that pros have to race week-in and week-out. That’s definitely one of the hardest things. When you are traveling you don’t want to get sick, and in the airplane there’s a lot of of germs. You can also get jet-lagged pretty easily, or have a rough flight. With the abuse of racing week-in and week-out you don’t have …

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (04/13/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     MXA test rider Sean Kranyak wasn’t scared to jump this massive step-down double at Competitive Edge yesterday…on a 2011 Husqvarna TC449. In his first time riding in two months, “Maniac” Kranyak hucked this jump on the second lap. Wow! MINI-VIEW: ELI TOMAC     Geico/Honda’s Eli […]

ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT THE WORLD AMATEUR MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: COMING TO GLEN HELEN ON MAY 12 & 13

Glen Helen Raceway, home to the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States, is excited to announce the World Amateur Motocross Championships. This special event will take place two days before the world’s fastest motocross racers take to the steep hills of Glen Helen Raceway for the USGP. As the only amateur event held in conjunction with an FIM World Championships event, the World Amateur Motocross Championships will offer amateur riders from all over the world a unique opportunity to race on …

WE LOVE YOU, WE HATE YOU…WAIT, WE LOVE YOU AGAIN

The women did race in Bulgaria last year…and maybe they will this year. Stay tuned. Photo: Youthstream In this week’s Mid-Week Report MXA printed the Youthstream’s announcement that the Women’s Motocross Championship would not be held with the MX1/MX2 classes in Bulgaria, but instead the women’s first race would be in Greece on April 17 (with the MX3 class) Surprise! Today, Youthstream reversed it previous reversal …and the women will be in Bulgaria. This is the only race that the women will race as…

TEAM HUSQVARNA GETS READY FOR 2011 GP SEASON; FIRST TIME BACK IN FIVE YEARS

The new Husqvarna team. After the announcement several months ago at the Fermo GP that Husqvarana would return to race the FIM Motocross World Championship, the Italian manufacturer has recently made their line up for the 2011 official. Italian Alessandro Lupino and American Michael Leib will form the 250 (MX2) team under the management of Ricci Racing (a Yamaha team last year). Team Ricci will also support Andrea Cervellin in the UEM European MX2 series. With the new TC250 the Italian will try to impro…

2011 MOTOCROSS SIGNING NEWS: MARC DE REUVER MOVES FROM BEURSFOON SUZUKI TO VAN BEERS YAMAHA FOR 2011

De Reuver (14) has raced the GPs since he started in the 125cc class ten years ago. Dutchman rider Marc de Reuver has left the Beursfoon Suzuki team and signed a contract with the Dutch-based van Beers Yamaha team. The 27-year-old sand specialist will race the complete FIM 450 World Championship series and the Dutch 450 National Championship. De Reuver finished 19th in the 2010 450 World Championships, 24th in 2009, 10th in 2008 and 14th in 2007. In 2006, De Reuver was fifth in the 250 World Championshi…

MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX OF BRAZIL RESULTS: THIS RACE NEEDS TO BE FIXED OR DROPPED

Ken Roczen went 1-1 in Brazil and is 72 points behind Marvin Musquin…with two races left Roczen’s chances of unseating Musquin, before the Frenchman leaves for the USA, are slim. The Grand Prix of Brazil is a disaster for the riders and an embarrassment for Youthstream. Need to know the reasons why? Here they are: Turnout: Only 24 total riders showed up for the 250 GP and 24 for the 450 GP…and 13 of the 450 riders and 9 of the 250 riders were local South American riders (from Brazil, Uruguay, Venezu…

AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES ITS TEAM FOR THE MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS: REED, METCALFE & FERRIS

Chad Reed. Motorcycling Australia (MA) has announced the team that will represent Australia at the 2010 Motocross des Nations (MXDN) to be held in Colorado on September 26 ,2010. AUSTRALIAN TEAM ? 2010 MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS: 450: Chad Reed Open: Brett Metcalfe 250: Dean Ferris 250 Reserve rider: Kirk Gibbs 450 Reserve rider: Jay Marmont As recently announced, the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) regulations stipulate that in 2010 the maximum age for the 250 class rider is 23 years, meaning…