MONDAY MOTOCROSS NEWS ROUND-UP: THIS IS MOTOCROSS …ON MONDAY DEC. 19

MATT GOERKE TAKES OVERALL WIN AT MUNICH SUPERCROSS; ALESSI STILL LEADS SERIES     


Matt Goerke had a 4-1 weekend in Munich to beat Mike Alessi for the overall victory when Mikey went 1-4. Alessi was winning the 450 main event on Sunday, but the race was red flag when Bobby Kiniry crashed. On the restart, Goerke got to the front and Alessi crashed into Filip Neugebauer which took both of them down. Neugebauer remounted for third and Alessi crossed the finish line in fourth. In the two-day overall it was Goerke (4-1), Alessi (1-4) and French rider Florent Richier (2-10) third. Mike Alessi leads the series with 88 points over Matt Goerke’s 84 points. The final round of the German Supercross series will be held in Dortmund on January 6-7, which conflicts with the start of the 2012 AMA Supercross series?so Mike Alessi won’t be there.

SATURDAY’S 450 CLASS
1. Mike Alessi…USA
2. Florent Richier….Fra
3. Austin Howell….USA
4. Matt Goerke….USA
5. Yohan Lafont….Fra
6. Jason Thomas…USA
7. Joaquim Rodrigues…Por
8. Mike Brown…USA
9. Bobby Kiniry…USA
10. Mickael Musquin…Fra

SUNDAY’S 450 CLASS
1. Matt Goerke…USA
2. Thomas Ramette…Fra
3. Filip Neugebauer…Cze
4. Mike Alessi…USA
5. Jason Thomas…USA
6. Cyrille Coulon…Fra
7. Yohan Lafont…Fra
8. Joaquim Rodrigues…Por
9. Mickael Musquin…Fra
10. Florent Richier…Fra

MUNICH OVERALL TOP TEN
1. Matt Goerke…38
2. Mike Alessi…38
3. Florent Richier…26
4. Filip Neugebauer…21
5. Jason Thomas…21
6. Cole Siebler…21
7. Thomas Ramette…20
8. Yohan Lafont…20
9. Joaquim Rodrigues…17
10. Mickael Musquin…13

GERMAN SUPERCROSS STANDINGS
(After three of four rounds)
1. Mike Alessi…88
2. Matt Goerke…84
3. Florent Richier…65
4. Jason Thomas…60
5. Cole Siebler…58
6. Teddy Maier…48
8. Bobby Kiniry…48
9. Filip Neugebauer…47
10. Thomas Ramette…45

THE 2012 WORCS SERIES IS ON US ALREADY:  JANUARY 13-15

For more info go to www.worcsracing.com

KTM’s MAX NAGL HAS TO HAVE MORE SURGERY

After the end of the 2011 450 World Championships, KTM’s Max Nagl underwent corrective surgery in Belgium for a back injury. This week Max got the bad news that due to some additional complications, he will have to undergo a second operation. Despite quite a lot of physical discomfort, he remains firmly optimistic about a successful outcome and is looking forward to returning to training and the factory team. Following the second operation, Max will be required to take one week’s complete bed rest and then take it easy for another month. Following that, he can begin training again in hopes of being 100 percent before the April 9 Valkenswaard start of the 2012 season.

TEAM GREEN RIDE DAY ON MONDAY AT PALA: AS IF YOU NEEDED ANOTHER REASON TO SKIP WORK   

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Team Green Ride Day at Pala Raceway on Monday, December 19, 2011. The event hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bring your Kawasaki KX and ride for free on three different tracks (there will be a $20 donation to Road 2 Recovery for any other brand of bike). Plus, the first 200 Kawasaki bikes that enter will receive a free liter of Maxima oil and a Pro Filter air filter. There will be demo rides on the 2012 KX250F and the KX450F for rider over 18 years old. Free admission for all spectators. For more info go to www.kawasaki.com/Racing_news/Article.aspx?id=1747

DECALS WORKS TO OFFER INCREDIBLE DISCOUNTS UNTIL DECEMBER 31   

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AUSTRALIA’S McADAM PARK UNDER ATTACK AGAIN    

It was just a two years ago that the Australian Motorcycling Association raised $3 million dollars to buy McAdam Motocross Park to save it from closure. Now, the future of the McAdam Park motocross venue appears to be under a cloud after the state planning tribunal ruled that new facilities would be subject to complex and expensive state planning controls. Local residents considered the ruling a victory for them against the track. “This is a crucial decision for residents as it means there will be controls now around the development of the park,” Barrabool Rural Protection Group spokesperson Paul Morgan said. The VCAT ruling not only applies to infrastructure at the venue, but also for any substantial modifications to the actual track, such as the construction of new jumps. The Geelong city council had made a previous offer to trade the McAdam land for land next to the Avalon Airfield. That idea will be reviewed.

MALCOLM SMITH MOTORSPORTS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: NEW MSR GEAR WITH EVERY NEW BIKE  

For more info go to www.malcolmsmith.com

JGR TO RUN KITE WHEELS IN 2012: STEWI AND DAVI   

Dubya USA is proud to announce their partnership with Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX riders James Stewart and Davi Millsaps for the upcoming 2012 Supercross and motocross seasons. Both Stewart and Millsaps will be competing for the 2012 titles using Dubya USA’s Kite/D.I.D custom wheelsets. “We’re looking forward to building our relationship with the Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX team this season,” said Dubya USA’s John Anderson. “We’re excited to be working with such a talented and dedicated group, and we want to wish James and Davi the best of luck this season.”

“Our team is excited to work with Dubya USA for the 2012 season,” said team owner Coy Gibbs – JGRMX. “We have tested many options for wheels, and found that the Kite/D.I.D wheelsets from Dubya USA are simply the best.” Dubya’s Kite/D.I.D wheelsets start with Kite’s ultra-strong, ultra-light billet aluminum hubs, which are then laced to D.I.D’s high performance Dirt Star rims by one of Dubya’s experienced wheel builders in their shop in Orange, Calif. These wheelsets are designed to stand up to even the toughest abuse that supercross racing has to offer, and continue to deliver pro-level performance. For more info about Dubya USA’s Kite/D.I.D wheelsets and other products, head over to www.dubyausa.com.

CHAPARRAL TO OFFER FREE TWO-DAY SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $149, PLUS A CLOSEOUT GEAR SALE    

www.chaparral-racing.com

EVS SPORTS HAS A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS SALE     

www.evs-sports.com

NMA MOVES THE GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TO SOME PLACE OTHER THAN PONCA CITY   

Ron Henricksen, president of the NMA, announced that “The Ponca City Grand National Championship Motocross is moving to a bigger, better and a more convenient location.” That location is the Oklahoma Motorsports Complex in Norman, Oklahoma. This year’s event will be held July 22 through July 28, 2012. The Oklahoma Motorsports Complex is located on I-35 and is close to Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City.

JIMMY WEINERT TRAINING FACILITY GRAND OPENING COMING UP   

www.weinerttrainingfacility.com

WHAT ARE YOU DOING ON NEW YEAR’S EVE MORNING? WE’RE GOING TO THE RACES   

For more info go to www.remsatmx.com

ATLAS NECK BRACES LAUNCHES A NEW WEBSITE    

www.atlasbrace.com

CBS SPORTS TO SHOW ONE-HOUR SUPERCROSS PREVIEW SHOW ON CHRISTMAS DAY   

CBS Sports will air a 2012 AMA Supercross preview show Sunday, December 25 at 2:00 p.m. ET. The one-hour season preview show will showcase the depth of talent in this year’s field. Nine different riders?Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, Trey Canard, Kevin Windham, Josh Hill, Josh Grant and Davi Millsaps?have earned Supercross Class wins during their careers. Among them, Stewart, Reed, Dungey and Villopoto have captured the coveted Supercross Class championship.

Once the season gets underway, CBS Sports will provide a Monster Energy Supercross special on February 26 at Noon ET and a Monster Energy Supercross season recap show on May 6 at Noon ET. For more information on Monster Energy AMA Supercross please log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS TEN: RELIVE THE THRILLS OF LAST YEAR’S AMA NATIONALS     

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