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DAVID PHILIPPAERTS REVEALS HIS 1986 TEAM USA REPLICA BIKE FOR THIS WEEKEND’S ITALIAN GP

Gariboldi Honda’s David Philippaerts is excited to reveal the livery for his home race in Maggoria, Italy this weekend, which is a close replica to the design used in the memorable, much talked about Motocross of Nations race here in 1986 in which team USA, all American Honda riders, won in front of a massive crowd. Unfortunately, Philippaerts crash in qualifying and had to go to the hospital. He was cleared to race, but pulled out of the first moto and didn’t race the second .

MXA RACING LORE: TIM FERRY’S MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS MEMORIES

?I  have quite a few memories from my career that I cherish. It was always special racing with Ricky Carmichael. Any time that I could stay with him and, more particularly, beat him was great. Not many people can say that they beat RC?that’s for sure! I also enjoyed representing Team USA at the Motocross des Nations. Being a part of the winning team in 2007 and 2008 was amazing. ?IT WAS REALLY COOL KNOWING THAT I HAD THE FATE OF THE TEAM ON MY SHOULDERS. AND DESPITE ALL THE CHALLENGES THAT I FACED …

MOTOCROSS ACTION RACING LORE: THE IMPORTANCE OF MUGEN TO JOHNNY O’MARA

?My breakout year came in 1980. Most people will remember that I was riding for the Mugen Honda team that season. Through my friend, Al Baker, I got a deal with Hirotoshi Honda, the son of Mr. Honda. Hiro had his own motorcycle performance program. He had a big race team in Japan and wanted to get something going in the U.S. Hiro made the leap by signing me. I rode an all-white Honda, and I even wore white gear. The bike was pretty crazy looking and caught a lot of people off guard. At the time, there w…

MOTOCROSS ACTION RACING LORE: DANNY LaPORTE’S 1981 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TRIUMPH

?The most exciting moment of my life was the first year that Team USA won the Motocross des Nations in 1981. As a team, we weren?t expected to win, nor did we even think that we would win. Honda put together a group of riders that probably weren?t the best choices to race. For years, Yamaha had a rider that was capable of doing well at the MXDN, and then Suzuki would have a guy. The problem was that because the riders were on different teams, there was an every-man-for-himself sort of mentality. Donnie …

MXDN 2012 QUALIFYING UPDATE: KEN ROCZEN WINS THE 250; TONY CAIROLI WINS THE 450, HERLINGS WINS THE OPEN CLASS ?TEAM USA IS SIXTH

Team USA ran into a little trouble on Saturday, but the actual race is on Sunday. Photo: Youthstream Saturday at the MXDN is just to qualify for Sunday’s race. The three classes (250, 450 and Open) all race on Saturday and the nation with the lowest score gets first pick at the gate on Sunday. More importantly, only the top 19 teams are seeded into the Motocross des Nations. The remaining teams have to race the ?B-Final? on Sunday morning?with all three team riders on the track against the other three-m…

LA FDRATION FRAN€AISE DE MOTOCYCLISME VIENT D’ANNONCER LA COMPOSITION DE L’QUIPE DE FRANCE: SANS CHRISTOPHE POURCEL

The 2012 French team will be the same as the 2010 French team at Lakewood (a year that Pourcel was also selected, but couldn?t go). Boog, Paulin and Musquin were the team then and the team now. La F‚d‚ration Fran‡aise de Motocyclisme vient d’annoncer officiellement la composition de l’‚quipe de France qui participera au prochain Motocross des Nations … Lommel les 29 et 30 septembre. C?est maintenant officiel, l?‚quipe de France pour le prochain MXDN sera compos‚e de Marvin Musquin, Gautier Paulin et Xav…

SURPRISE OR NO SURPRISE? NO TEAM CANADA AT THE 2012 MXDN IN BELGIUM

It is not mandatory that a nation send a team to the MXDN?but when it doesn?t there is more than a little hand wringing about that nation’s status, organizations and officials. It’s no secret that Canada is a divided motocross country with the CMA and CMRC at odds with each other over control of the sport…or at the very least control of their fiefdoms. Canada has great riders who could represent their citizens with strong performances?but it isn?t going to happen in 2012. Word out of the Great White N…

BELGIUM NAMES ITS RIDERS FOR ITS HOMETOWN MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS ADVANTAGE

Desalle, De Dycker and De Van Horebeek will represent Belgium. Joel Smets is the team manager. Jo‰l Smets heeft zijn selectie voor de Motorcross der Naties bekendgemaakt. Cl‚ment Desalle, Ken De Dycker en Jeremy Van Horebeek zullen in het laatste weekend van september de Belgische kleuren verdedigen, zo maakte de Belgische Motorrijdersbond woensdag bekend.

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: ARE YOU READY FOR MILLVILLE? TRACTION CONTROL SECRETS

TAKE A LAP OF THIS WEEK’S MILLVILLE NATIONAL TRACK DIGITALLY…AND THEN TAKE A LAP WITH THE MXA WRECKING CREW IN REAL TIME THE DOWD & BROWN EXPEDITION: TWO MEN WITH THE SAME MISSION Mike Brown. John Dowd and Mike Brown are both over 40 years old. Both are icons in American motocross. Both want to keep their assigned AMA National numbers. As a former AMA National Champion Mike Brown holds National Number 3 (only former National Champions can get numbers below 10) and John Dowd is National Number 16 (…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT: (02/10/12)

By John Minert TWEETS OF THE DAY: BAD NEWS FROM RYAN SIPES & VISITORS AT THE DOOR MXA INTERVIEW: MARVIN MUSQUIN Musquin (left) finished third at A2 and sits third in the points chase. We waited a full year to see what the former GP champion could do in Supercross after he was sidelined with injuries last year. Before the 2012 Supercross season began, ‘Movin Marv’ made three impressions on us: He was fast outdoors (and claimed to like Supercross best), he had a very outgoing personality and he was as…

MXA GUIDE TO 2012 MOTOCROSS RACES: YOU CAN’T BE THERE UNTIL YOU KNOW WHERE “WHERE” IS

2012 AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES Date                    Venue                                City                             January 7            Angel Stadium                   Anaheim, CA January 14          Chase Field                       Phoenix, AZ January 21          Dodger Stadium                Los Angeles, CA January 28          Overstock.comStadium    Oakland, CA February 4          Angel Stadium                   Anaheim, CA February 11        Qualcomm Stadium           San Diego, […]

SNEAK PEAK OF MXDN GEAR! CHECK OUT RYAN DUNGEY’S RED, WHITE & BLUE FOX GEAR FOR THE DES NATIONS

Here’s a sneak-peek at the Fox Team USA jersey & helmet that will be worn by Ryan Dungey at this year’s Motocross des Nations. As a sign of team unity, all three USA members (Dungey, Villopoto & Baggett) will race the 2nd moto at this weekends Pala National in their Team USA racewear. Additionally, limited quantities of the Fox Team USA pant & jersey will be available for purchase at select stocking Fox dealers starting Monday (9/19). Look for more details next week. The 2011 Motocross of Na…

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…

YAMAHA GP RIDER DAVID PHILIPPAERTS BREAKS BOTH WRISTS: OUT OF GP’S, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MXDN?

Yamaha has confirmed that David Philippaerts is likely to miss the rest of the 2011 FIM Motocross World Championship after crashing while practicing Wednesday at a track in Germany in preparation for the Grand Prix of Czech Republic this weekend. Reportedly, the injuries were sustained as the 2008 450 World Motocross Champion landed heavily over a double jump and tweaked his wrists. The 27-year-old factory Yamaha rider underwent surgery Wednesday evening. Philippaerts was seventh in the 2011 450 World C…

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 …

ASK THE MXPERTS: WHAT’S WITH MXA’S REFUSAL TO QUIT CALLING THE MXON THE MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS

Dear MXA ,     MXA always seems so contrary. I noticed that MXA consistently calls the Motocross of Nations the “Motocross des Nations,” and that you use the acronym MXDN, while everybody else says “of Nations and MXoN.” Why do you insist on this? I’m not anti-MXA because I am totally in favor of your refusal to call the AMA Supercross classes “Supercross” and “Supercross Lites.” I wish Feld had a brain in their combined heads and changed the class names back like the AMA Nationals did (w…

WHO WON SATURDAY’S MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS QUALIFIERS?

The 64th edition of the Red Bull FIM Motocross des Nations started Saturday with the 450, 250 and Open class qualifying races and it was Team USA who got the top spot at the end of the day. Germany was second ahead of Puerto Rico, while Belgium and France finished fourth and fifth respectively. The winners of the qualifying heats were Tony Cairoli (Italy) in the 450 class, Trey Canard (USA) in the 250 class and Andrew Short (USA) in the Open class. Ryan Dungey was fourth in the 450 class. 450 (MX1) Afte…

THE OTHER GUY JUST BLINKED: TEAM ITALY MAKES A COMPROMISE, CAIROLI AND PHILIPPAERTS WILL BE AT THE MXDN

Philippaerts. Jersey-Gate is over! In a meeting between a bunch of suits from the FIM (including President Giuseppe Luongo and Wolfgang Srb) an agreement was reached about the Italian team jersey. Both KTM and Yamaha wanted their logos to be on the front of the Italian jersey. Team Italy wanted it to look more like the soccer World Cup jersey that is traditionally worn by Italian teams. In the end KTM and Yamaha held strong and won. Italy for their part, gets a better team for the MXDN. Here is the comp…

BRITISH HOAX ON TEAM PUERTO RICO: ZACH OSBORNE, KYLE REGAL & A SURPRISE FOR THE MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS:

This isn’t going to happen, but you gotta love the British for trying. They spend a lot of time discussing the possibility of a Team Scotland?which would mean Dean Wilson, Stephen Sword and Shaun Simpson would be the team?unfortunately, the Scottish association is affliliated with the British ACU, thus, the Scots have no standing with the FIM. Zach Osborne has said that he told the reporter that the third rider would be a Puerto Rican. You could click on mx-pure.com to see the story for yourself, but si…