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MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS NEWS: EVERY COUNTRY THAT HAS SIGNED UP (CHINA YES, CANADA NO, THAILAND YES, MEXIXO NO)

Nothing is more fraught with peril than choosing a Motocross des Nations team. Public opinion about who should be on the team doesn?t always jibe with the favoritism, politics or logistics of choosing three riders to race for their country. Some nations have an abundance of wealth when it comes to talent…and they have to take a wait-and-see approach to choosing their riders, while others, like Italy and Belgium, only have two good riders and have to choose from the best of the left-overs for their thi…

BRITISH 250 MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX: ROCZEN PERFECT AGAIN; JEFFREY HERLINGS FALTERS; EVERYONE ELSE MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED

With only two GPs left, Ken Roczen has a 47 point lead over Jeffrey Herlings. Photo: Ray Archer With apparent ease Red Bull Teka KTM rider Ken Roczen took another overall double in the sunshine at matterly Basin, England, to edge ever closer to the 250 world title as his nearest challenger and teammate Jeffrey Herlings could only muster third. It was home rider Tommy Searle on the Monster Energy CLS Pro Circuit Kawasaki who was the closest overall to the speed of Roczen and a fighting third in race one …

BELGIAN MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX: HERLINGS IS THE SAND MASTER, BUT THE WORLD MOTOCROSS STANDINGS REMAIN THE SAME

The 450 title chase is between Tony Cairoli (222) and Clement Desalle (25).     Photo: Ray Archer With Steve Ramon out of the 450 class after a qualifying crash on Saturday and Zach Osborne pulling out of the 250 World Motocross Championships after an injury at last week’s British Motocross Championship, the FIM World Motocross Championships went into the 11th round of the 15 round series with two top five riders missing…and two points leaders holding onto relatively large leads. K…

POURCEL WILL FINISH OUT THE 450 GPs WITH PRO CIRCUIT’S EURO TEAM, WHILE TOMMY SEARLE EXTENDS HIS CONTRACT THROUGH 2012

Collector’s edition photo of Christophe Pourcel on a Yamaha. Christophe Pourcel had no choice, but to return to Europe…if he wanted to race. After failing to show up at Budds Creek, he was fired from the MotoConcepts Yamaha team …and in the insular world of American motocross, that was the kiss of death. Team managers don?t like to be embarrassed by their riders…which meant that Pourcel was poison to the remaining team managers…who felt they would look foolish for Pourcel did the same thing to t…

PORTUGUESE GRAND PRIX RESULTS: JEFFREY HERLINGS LEAP FROGS OVER K-ROC; DESALLE PADS HIS 450 POINTS LEAD

Ken Roczen (94) and Jeffrey Herlings (84) are caught napping off the line. Photo by Ray Archer Clement Desalle and Jeffrey Herlings won their classes at the sixth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Desalle kept the red plate for one more week, while Herlings became the new leader of the 250 Championship. Ken Roczen won the first moto, but he had a big crash in the second heat and could not finish the race. 250 CLASS KTM’s Jeffrey Herlings got his third overall victory of the season and …

250/450 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: TOMMY SEARLE BREAKS ROCZEN’S STRANGEHOLD IN THE 250 CLASS, WHILE FROSSARD WINS 450 CLASS

It rained the day before, but the track dried out and the French crowd was large. Max Nagl flies over the masses. Photo: Ray Archer Tommy Searle took the 250 class victory at the French Grand Prix…when first moto winner and 250 points leader Ken Roczen crashed twice on the first lap of the second moto. Roczen charged back up to eighth place before slowing and ending up 11th in moto two. Tommy Searle. Searle’s victory is his first since his return to Europe and his second-ever French GP win. Roczen had…

WORLD MOTOCROSS SERIES (ROUND FOUR): HERLINGS RAINS ON ROCZEN’S PARADE, WHILE PHILIPPAERTS SURPRISES CAIROLI

Stefan Everts and Ken Roczen. Roczen won the first moto and wanted to win the second moto so that he could claim three GP wins along with the Las Vegas Supercross, but his teammate took the win.      Photo Ray Archer David Philippaerts obtained his first overall victory of the season in Indaiatuba, while Jeffrey Herlings beat his team-mate Ken Roczen and got his second GP win of the season. Both riders took the overall win being tight in points with the second classified. David Phili…

GLEN HELEN UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX PHOTO GALLERY

    Over the past decade it has been rare for the Grand Prix circuit to visit the United States, but it has been much rarer that Mother Nature brings rain to Southern California in the middle of May. Despite the odds of either happening, the second annual Glen Helen USGP went off without a hitch yesterday. German wunderkind Ken Roczen decimated the field in the MX2 class, while Belgian Clement Desalle won his second GP in three races. It was a great day for the Europeans, and MXA was on h…

CLEMENT DESALLE AND KEN ROCZEN WIN THE POLE FOR GLEN HELEN USGP MOTOCROSS

Russian Honda rider Evgeny Bobryshev holeshots the 450 Qualifer on Saturday with Steve Ramon (11) on his tail. Clement Desalle won the pole position at Glen Helen after winning the 450 qualifying race. Second was Max Nagl with Russian Evgeny Bobryshev third. 450 points leader Steven Frossard was fourth and Antonio Cairoli finished a distant seventh seventh. In the 350 class Ken Roczen pulled away to victroy after passing Marvin Musquin. Jeffrey Herlings also passed the current 250 World Champion for sec…

JEFFREY HERLINGS WINS 250 MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX OF THE NETHERLANDS: TONY CAIROLI WINS 450 CLASS

Valkenswaard is a track that favors the sand specialist…or the brave. Clement Desalle (25) was caught napping by Ken de Dycker (9) and Rui Goncalves (999). Dutch rider Jeffrey Herlings dominated the 250 Grand Prix of Netherlands by winning both motos by large margins. The 16-year-old Herlings left second place Ken Roczen and third place Tommy Searle in his wake. Jeffrey Herlings. Ray Archer. Herlings holeshot the first moto with Ken Roczen quickly moving up to second. The chasers included the cream of…

FIM WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP: KEN ROCZEN & CLEMENT DESALLE WIN BULGARIA 250/450 GPs; ANTONIO CAIROLI HAS AN OFF DAY

After a fairly successful foray into American Supercross, Ken Roczen is back in Europe racing the 250 World Motocross Championships. He will return to the USA on May 14-15 for the USGP. Photo: Ray Archer Clement Desalle and Ken Roczen became the first red plate holders of the 2011 Grand Prix motocross season this weekend in Sevlievo, Bulgaria. It was not a good weekend for 2010 MX1 World Motocross Champion Antonio Cairoli, he could not find his rhythm and, unfortunately, twisted his left new on the firs…

MOTOCROSS ACTION PHOTO GALLERY: THE KID TO WATCH AT ANAHEIM THIS WEEKEND

Ken Roczen, is one of the youngest and most exciting European talents to emerge since Christophe Pourcel. The German will compete in the AMA 250 West Supercross series for the Red Bull/Teka KTM team this year. Roczen burst onto the GP scene back in 2009 (as soon as he passed the GP’s 15-year-old age limit). In his first full season in the 2010 competition he sent out plenty of signals that he will be a force to be reckoned with.  The 16-year old German racer made an indelible impression on the 250 …