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WORLD TWO-STROKE CHAMP FINISHES SECOND AT ITALIAN GP; HERLINGS WINS 250 CLASS; CHRISTOPHE POURCEL WINS 450 GP, BUT MICHAEL LEIB SCORES SHOCKING RESULTS

Jeffrey Herlings’ championship hopes benefited from a Tommy Searle DNF in moto one. Photo: Ray Archer 250 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX In moto one Jeffrey Herlings led all twenty laps from start to finish, winning comfortably from his teammate Jeremy Van Horebeek. The star of the show though was Michael Leib on the Monster Energy Yamaha, who worked his way from 15th on lap one to third by the flag. Points contenders Tommy Searle and Joel Roelants, both riding fore the Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki team, sco…

MXA’S WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: WHAT HAPPENED WHILE YOU WERE DODGING RAIN AT THE NASCAR AND F1 RACES

ROGER DECOSTER TALKS ABOUT DUNGEY, MUSQUIN & ROCZEN Ryan Dungey will decide if he returns  to Supercross on April 3, This was Marvin Musquin’s last 450 race for the year & Ken Roczen might not get to race the 450 class when the series goes west. TORONTO SUPERCROSS RESULTS: AS IF YOU COULDN’T ALREADY GUESS RESULTS: 450 CLASS 1. Ryan Villopoto…Kaw 2. Justin Brayton…Hon 3. Kevin Windham…Hon 4. Davi Millsaps…Yam 5. Jake Weimer…Kaw 6. Marvin Musquin…KTM 7. Kyle Chisholm…Kaw 8. Broc…

THE NEW MXA IS OUT! HAVE YOU SEEN THE AUGUST MXA? YOU SHOULD BECAUSE IT IS THE TYPICAL BARNBURNER

The 2012 motocross bikes take center stage on the August 2011 cover of MXA. Want to see every new bike? Want to see them all in one place? Want to see all the details? Want to read about the changes? This is the place. Every month MXA focuses in on a rare and special machine from the past. The Classic Iron showcase bike is a 1976 CCM 600MX. Do you know what CCM stands for? Do you know where CCM’s were made? Did you notice that it was a four-stroke? “How to be Faster By Next Weekend” may sound like a hol…

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 […]

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…

SPANISH MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX CANCELED; SPANISH GRAND PRIX RESCHEDULED?

Spanish hero Jonathan Barragan flying over the Bellpuig circuit back in 2007.      Photo: Ray Archer When the Catalunya consortium of the national sports council, regional and local governments got into financial difficulties, like cities and counties around the world, they made the decision to cancel the Bellpuig-based Spanish Grand Prix on June 19. The blame falls on the world economic crisis. Youthstream has announced that a new venue, for the same weekend, will be announced next week….

CLASSIC GP COURSE GETS THE AXE: NO LIEROP IN 2011

Perhaps the most highly touted and demanding of the current Grand Prix tracks?Lierop, Holland, is not on the GP schedule for 2011. A press release was sent out by the Lierop promoters that said: ?Lierop will not organize a Grand Prix for the World Championship motocross in 2011. In an e-mail to Liuerop chairman Dr. Pieter Paul Vermeulen, series promoter Youthstream states that it no longer wants to collaborate with the Lierop motocross association. The reason for this is unknown to Lierop.? Vermeulen sa…

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…