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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…

HOUSTON SUPERCROSS RESULTS & SHOCKER: AT LEAST THERE WAS A STEWART AT THE FRONT FOR A FEW SECONDS

Oh to be 16, fast and famous. Ken Roczen was happy to get the opportunity to race with his heroes in the 450 class. Ken had the perfect first outing in the 450 class: no drama, no crashes and no injuries. Photo: Hoppenworld It was an eventful night in Houston and should serve as a wake-up call to the whole pack about how quickly things can change. James Stewart got up from his first turn crash and began to catch up quickly, but landed on the back of a Jason Thomas (did you think it would be number 490)….

THE KEN ROCZEN TRAIN ROLLS INTO HOUSTON: THE OFFICIAL KTM PRESS RELEASE

Roczen is going to trade in his black number plate backgrounds for white plates this weekend in Houston. Red Bull/KTM rider Ken Roczen, fresh off a Supercross Lites podium last weekend, is ready to go again ? this time in the SX class at the sixth round of the series to be held at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. The German rider has ridden the 350 SX-F periodically when out practicing with teammates Andrew Short and Mike Alessi. ?I feel comfortable on the 350 SX-F and am excited to ride the bike and con…

JOHN BASHER’S ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS PHOTO GALLERY – THE SERIES TURNED ON A DIME

Click on the image above to view our Anaheim 2 Supercross photo gallery.     Now that five rounds of the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross series are in the books, the season has turned into a runaway between James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto for the 450 title. As Ryan Dungey can attest to, the points can turn on a dime. Dungey suffered a DNF at Anaheim 2 due to a derailed chain. It’s going to be an uphill battle for the defending champ.     In the 250 class Josh Hansen suffere…

ZAP’S ANAHEIM 2 SUPERCROSS PIT COVERAGE & THE RACE RESULTS

The story of the night was Ryan Dungey’s DNF. What super exotic unobtainium piece of factory fluff blew up? None of them. Instead, he threw his chain.   Photo: Hoppenworld. PRESS RELEASE: Ashley Re-Joins Team Honda American Honda is proud to announce that two-time WMA Women’s Motocross Champion and two-time X Games Gold Medal winner Ashley Fiolek will be racing once again in 2011 with the American Honda Racing factory team. Fiolek will join American Honda Racing teammates Trey Canard and Josh Grant…

JOHN BASHER’S ANAHEIM 1 SUPERCROSS DESKTOP PHOTO GALLERY:

Click on the image above to be directed to the Anaheim 1 Supercross photo gallery.     The most anticipated Supercross race of the year, Anaheim 1, went off with a bang this past Saturday night. Ryan Villopoto won the 450 class, while Josh Hansen took the 250 West opener. Take a look at John Basher’s photo gallery from a day full of racing.

GERMAN SENSATION KEN ROCZEN’S TAKE ON HIS FIRST-EVER SUPERCROSS

Ken Roczen set the fast time in qualifying and acquitted himself well in the 250 west main. Hoppenworld photo. Dubbed the ?German Sensation’ the 16-year-old GP star turned heads immediately upon entering the track in the first practice session. Roczen’s unique style grabbed the attention of fans across the stadium. He quickly moved up the lap time tower to the top spot earning the fastest 250 qualifying time of the day.   Unfortunately, a few laps into his final practice session Roczen was involved…

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 …

JOHN BASHER’S RACE PHOTOS FROM SUNDAY AT THE ITALIAN GP:

By John Basher     Day two is complete and I managed to live through the Italian GP. I?m satisfied in saying that I didn?t see any Giuseppe Luongo hired snipers hiding on the hills, although a good sniper is never spotted anyway. I?m glad that I escaped the lion’s den.     The day was full of incredible racing in both classes, and the results were rather surprising. Hometown favorite Antonio Cairoli failed to finish either moto, while Marvin Musquin was beaten soundly by Ke…

MOVIN’ MARV WINS 250 WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP:

Marv at Lierop.                                                                                                            Ray Archer Gautier Paulin won the Grand Prix of Benelux at Lierop with 1-3, but Marvin Musquin finished second over…