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MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (01/15/12)

MXA INTERVIEW: COLE SEELY How to win? “McDonalds drive-throughs and a lot of couch time.” Before getting his Troy Lee Designs gig (and an exclusive contract to ride the bikes), Cole Seely was known to don an orange helmet and throw down some crazy whips for MXA’s cameras. The MXA gang likes to see Cole do well at the races, and you can’t get a better start to the season than getting the “W” and maximum points at the first round. We called Cole to get his perspective on how he did it. MXA: Can you give u…

KTM DEMO DAY THE MORNING AFTER THE PHOENIX SUPERCROSS

The KTM Ride Orange Demo Ride crew is excited to announce its first off-road demo ride of the New Year which will be held at Arizona Cycle Park on Sunday, January 15, 2012 from 10am-4pm. Sign-ups will take place at 9:00am at Arizona Cycle Park located in Buckeye, Arizona. KTM will offer demo rides on all 125cc and higher SX two-stroke model motorcycles as well as select XC and XC-W models. There will be a motocross track to test the SX models and an off-road loop to test the XC and XC-W models. All part…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (10/15/11)

By John Minert MXA INTERVIEW: MARVIN MUSQUIN Marvin Musquin of France notched two FIM 250 World GP titles under his belt (yes, he’s rail thin) and set his sights on the USA. Unfortunately, U.S. fans were robbed of a sure-fire front runner and Marvin was robbed of a true U.S. debut when he got hurt. […]

THERE IS NO MYSTERY SURROUNDING DUNGEY & KTM-IT’S ALL MADE CLEAR RIGHT HERE

Dungey has a contract with Suzuki and Suzuki has a contract with Rockstar…none of that will be true on October 1. Although there will always be rumor mongers, whose stock and trade is making 20 predictions and hoping that ten of them will be true, there is no need to wonder about Ryan Dungey. He will be a major part of the KTM team in 2012, but since the first race of 2012 is three months away, nobody needs to get overly excited about when KTM will announce Dungey’s signing. Because Suzuki is Rockstar…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (08/03/11)

By John Basher PHOTO OF THE WEEK Dear Pro riders,     You will always get a mention in the Mid-Week Report if you throw a look-back whip at me while you’re out racing or practicing. Need an example? Here you go. Thanks for the acknowledgment, Marvin Musquin. Merci! KEVIN STRIJBOS TO REPLACE THE INJURED STEVE […]

MOVIN’ MARV’ TO MAKE HIS RETURN AT ‘SHOUGAL

     Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin has announced that he will make his return to the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series at the Washougal Motocross National on July 23, 2011.     Musquin has had a string of injuries since arriving in the U.S. He had just recovered from a torn ACL before the start of the outdoors series and was able to make it through one round safely before he suffered a compound break in his thumb at the Freestone race.     Aft…

MOTOCROSS MAYHEM: DUNGEY’S SUZUKI EXPIRES; BARCIA BREAKS MUSQUIN’S THUMB; RATTRAY IS AN UNSTOPPABLE TRAIN

2010 World Champion Marvin Musquin’s American adventure came to an abrupt end at Freestone when Jusitn Barcia’s bike broke his thumb. Musquin only got to race one AMA race this season (last week’s Hangtown National). Photo: Hoppenworld The second round of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship took place Saturday afternoon at Freestone Raceway. Chad Reed picked up where he left off last weekend in Hangtown, dominating the first moto of the day and setting himself up for the overall victory. H…

15 THINGS WE KNOW ABOUT THE FREESTONE RACE AFTER THE FACT

The gambler is still “all in”… he’s got 10 hands left to play. 1. Chad Reed won the 450 class for the second week in a row. He was aided by the fact that Ryan Dungey’s Suzuki broke, ran out of gas, boiled the fuel or suffered what Suzuki officially called “a fuel problem” (take your pick) while Ryan was 25 seconds ahead of Chad. In an era where bikes don?t break under the watchful eye of factory technicians, Dungey has had some issues this year (thrown chain, blown engine at Daytona and mystery engine…

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…

WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPION MARVIN MUSQUIN’S PHOTO GALLERY BY FRANK HOPPEN

Red Bull/KTM  rider Marvin Musquin finally returned to riding this week when he brought out his KTM 250 SXF practice bike out for the first time since injuring his knee at the Bercy Supercross race last November.  “It felt so good to get back on the bike,” commented Musquin who took the past four months off to heal his torn ACL and meniscus following his surgery to repair the torn ligament. “There is no better feeling than riding for me, so I was eager to get back.”  The two-time 250…

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 …

MO NO! MARVIN MUSQUIN INJURY NEWS:

Marvin Musquin (here at the September GP finale in Italy) will have to wait a few more months before making his U.S. racing debut. [Press Release courtesy of KTM] Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin was able to undergo an MRI scan last Friday on his injured right knee sustained in a racing crash he incurred at the Paris Bercy Supercross the previous weekend. It was determined that the MX2 World Champion rider will need surgery to correct the ligament damage.   Musquin injured his knee the Sat…

THE OFFICIAL WORD FROM KTM: WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPION MARVIN MUSQUIN NEEDS SURGERY

Marvin Musquin, KTM’s factory rider and reigning MX2 World Motocross Champion on Friday evening was able to undergo an MRI scan for the right knee injury he incurred at the Paris Bercy Supercross last weekend. Doctors have now confirmed that he will need surgery to correct the ligament damage. Marvin injured his knee on the Saturday of the three day SX event in the Paris Bercy Omnisports Arena when he put his right leg down hard during the race. Doctors said the treatment and therapy that he has had to …

PARIS SUPERCROSS: JUSTIN BARCIA WINS KING OF BERCY: KYLE CHISHOLM TAKES SECOND OVERALL

Gautier Paulin. Geico Honda’s Justin Barcia won the King Of Bercy crown after three full days of racing. Barcia used a 1-5-1 to clinch the title. Kyle Chisholm ended up second overall (only one point behind Barcai). The top European rider was Cedric Soubeyras, who won the second night of racing. Most of the news out of Bercy was bad with injuries to Michael Byrne, Max Anstie and Grant Langston…even Marvin Musquin took some bumps and bruises.. Sedcond overall Kyle Chisholm (3-3-2). NIGHT ONE RESULTS 1….

THE WORLD SERIES OF MOTOCROSS: TEAM USA TAKES THE CHAMBERLAIN CUP FOR THE 21ST TIME: WATCH ALL THREE MOTOS HERE!

Ryan Dungey won the Motocross des Nations convincingly. Team USA won the Motocross des Nations at their home track in front of a partisan motocross crowd in Lakewood, Colorado. Second overall was Team Belgium, who improved on last year’s third position. Team Germany finished third, making their podium comeback. Ryan and the Peter Chamberlain trophy, but this is not the original Chamberlain Cup. It appears to have been refurbished since the glory days of motocross. This is the Chamberlain Cup (on its ori…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (09/22/10)

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT   By the MXA staff   PHOTO OF THE WEEK: PART 1     After the Lakewood National concluded at the end of June, who would have thought that Trey Canard would win five of the next seven races and become the 250 National champion? Trey might have had his doubts like […]

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…

JOHN BASHER’S QUALIFYING PHOTOS FROM SATURDAY AT THE ITALIAN GP:

By John Basher Who would have guessed that M XA would be at the final Motocross GP of the year in Fermo, Italy? I certainly wouldn?t have, and I work for the magazine! Why is it such a shock? Let me count the ways. (1) There’s a championship being decided back in the U.S. on the same weekend. Unless you?ve been living under a rock or caught up in NFL football talk, you know that the 250 title was being decided at the Pala National between Christophe Pourcel and Trey Canard. But, I got the assignment to …

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…