MXA WEEKEND NEWS ROUND-UP: IT’S YOUR SPORT NOW

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THE MAN FROM THE PAST: JUSTYN NOREK

The photo above is the kind of photo that made Jusytn Norek famous 40 years ago. Justyn specialized in shooting photos of the greats of the sport back in the late 19060s and early 1970s—like this classic photo of Swedish Husqvarna rider Uno Palm wheelying out of a turn. But, guess what? The man from the past resurfaced at the 2017 French Grand Prix and picked up his camera again. Here is a sample of the photos that Justyn shot last weekend.

Australian Hunter Lawrence got the call from Stefan Everts to become a factory Suzuki rider for 2017. He returned the favor by winning the second 250 moto in France.

Got a bike? Looking for a rider? Want to win GPs? Max Nagl will be leaving Husqvarna for 2018. He’s available.

Jeffrey Herlings (84) flashes his tighty-whities—except they are black.

Honda has been using fil-in riders to keep their 250 team afloat. The last was Australian Jed Beaton. He took the 2018 Honda twin-piper to a top three finish in France.

The top three in the 2017 FIM 250 World Championships are Jeremy Seewer (second), Pauls Jonass (first) and Thomas Covington (third).

The top three in the 2017 FIM 450 World Championships are Jeffrey Herlings (second), Tony Cairoli (first) and Gautier Paulin (third).

Gautier Paulin finally came to terms with his Husky in the second half of the season, but even he knows that he got third for the year because Clement Desalle got hurt with a couple races left.

In the USA the Champions are required to run the Number One plate. In Europe they aren’t, which means that Tim Gajser doesn’t have to hand over his 2016 #1 to Tony Cairoli.

Jeremy Seewer, with French mud caked everywhere, tries to get his now 250 pound RM-Z250 off the ground. Seewer is headed for the 450 class next year.

The 2017 Champions—Pauls Jonass and Tony Cairoli. 

CHIARA FONTANESI COMES FOR 4TH TO 1ST IN THE WMX CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE FINAL RACE

Chiara Fontanesi went to France 5 points behind points leader Nancy van De Ven, but at the end of the weekend, Chiara won her 5th Women’s world Motocross Champion by one point over Livia Lancelot, Courtney Duncan and Nancy Van De Ven.

FIM WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONS (2005-2017)
2005 …Stephanie Laier (KTM)
2006 …Katherine Prumm (Kaw)
2007 …Katherine Prumm (Kaw)
2008 …Livia Lancelot (Kaw)
2009 …Stephanie Laier (KTM)
2010 …Stephanie Laier (KTM)
2011 …Stephanie Laier (KTM)
2012 …Chiara Fontanesi (Yam)
2013 …Chiara Fontanesi (Yam)
2014 …Chiara Fontanesi (Yam)
2015 …Chiara Fontanesi (Yam)
2016 …Livia Lancelot (Kaw)
2016 …Courtney Duncan (Yam)
2017 …Chiara Fontanesi (Yam)

2018 MOTOCROSS RACE SCHEDULES

anaheimstadium9The 2018 Supercross schedule has some surprises. There are only two Anaheim events. Detroit, Toronto and New Jersey are gone. Houston, Boston, Atlanta and Tampa are back.

2018 AMA SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6……………………..…Anaheim, CA
Jan. 13………………………Houston, TX
Jan. 20………………………Anaheim, CA
Jan. 27………………………Glendale, AZ
Feb. 3……………………..…Oakland, CA
Feb. 10………………………San Diego, CA
Feb. 17………………………Arlington, TX
Feb. 24………………………Tampa, FL
Mar. 3……………………..…Atlanta, GA
Mar. 10………………………Daytona, FL
Mar. 17………………………St. Louis, MO
Mar. 24………………………Indianapolis, IN
Apr. 7……………………..…Seattle, WA
Apr. 14………………………Minneapolis, MN
Apr. 21………………………Foxborough, MA
Apr. 28………………………Salt Lake City, UT
May 5…………………….…Las Vegas, NV

2018 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Mar. 4……………………….Argentina
Mar. 25……………………..Spain
Apr. 8………………………..Italy 1
Apr. 15………………………Holland 1
Apr. 29………………………Russia
May 13………………………Latvia
May 20………………………Germany
June 3……………………….England
June 10……………………..France
June 24……………………..Italy 2
July 8………………………..Indonesia
July 22………………………Czech Republic
Aug. 5……………………….Belgium
Aug. 12……………………..Switzerland
Aug. 19……………………..Sweden
Sept. 2………………………USA
Sept. 9………………………Mexico
Sept. 23…………………….Holland 2
Sept. 30…………………….Italy 3

2018 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 7………………………USA

2018 BRITISH ARENACROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Jan. 6…………………….Manchester
Jan. 13……………………Newcastle
Jan. 20…………………..Birmingham
Jan. 26-27………………Belfast
Feb. 10……………………Sheffield
Feb. 17……………………London

2018 WORLD OFFROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Feb. 2-4…………………Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 23-25……………..Phoenix, AZ
Mar. 23-24……………..Lake Havasu, AZ
Apr. 20-22……………..Hurricane, UT
May 25-27………………Cedar City, UT
Sept. 14-16………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 19-21…………….…Adelanto, CA
Nov. 9-11………………..Primm, NV

SEE THE 2018 KTM 450SXF IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 YAMAHA YZ250F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HUSQVARNA TE250i IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 SUZUKI RM-Z450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HUSQVARNA FC450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 YAMAHA YZ450F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KAWASAKI KX250F IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KTM 350SXF IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 HONDA CRF450 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 SUZUKI RM-Z250 IN ACTION

SEE THE 2018 KAWASAKI KX450 IN ACTION

BIRTHDAY BOYS: BLOWING OUT THE CANDLES

Sept. 21…Sean Cantrell 1999
Sept. 22…Josh Woods 1982
Sept. 22…Warren Reid
Sept. 22…Damon Graulus 1994
Sept. 23…Kyle Lewis 1970


Sept. 23…Alan Olson 1944

Sept. 23…Tim Olson 1974
Sept. 23…Chase Sexton 1999
Sept. 23…Antonio Cairoli 1985

Sept. 24…Mitch Payton
Sept. 24…Frank Hoppen
Sept. 25…Mert Lawwill 1940
Sept. 25…Zach Osborne 1989

MENHANNAH2Sept. 26…Bob Hannah 1956
Sept. 26…Jesse Masterpool
Sept. 27…Jeremy Stenberg 1981
Sept. 28…Danny Massie
Sept. 28…Gregory Aranda 1989


Sept. 28…Erik Kehoe 1964
Sept. 29…Ricky Dietrich 1987

David-THorpeSept. 29…Dave Thorpe 1962

 

A BIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE: SPANISH-MADE DERBI 125

Most famous for road race bikes ridden by the late Angel Nieto, Derbi did make motocross bikes. This Derbi RC125, shot at Saddleback Park, may well have been the only one imported to the United States in 1980—or any other year.

MXA PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Although not actually an ad for TBT suspension, it actually is an ad for TBT suspension. You know the two men in black behind Hawaiian race Brian Medeiros—but Brian is an AMA Pro, MXA test rider and works at TBT Suspension during the weekl. To apply please send your resume to [email protected].

MXA AD OF THE WEEK: A GEM OF AN ENGINE

This is the Pro Circuit CR125 engine that was raced to success by Team Peak. The engine is showcased in a 1992 Hondaline HP2 oil ad, but we bet that the Pro Circuit team ran Maxima in their race engines.

REM AT GLEN HELEN ON SATURDAY, SEPT 30 & OCT. 7

For more info go to www.remsatmx.com.

REM AT GLEN HELEN ON SATURDAY, SEPT 30 & OCT. 7

For more info go to www.remsatmx.com.

2017 WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ON NOVEMBER 4-5

2017WORLDVETCHAMPIONSHIP
The Dubya USA-sponsored World Vet Championship will be held on November 4-5, 2017, at Glen Helen Raceway Park in SoCal. Pre-registration is already open. Click here to sign-up or see the available classes and age groups.

TAKE TO THE STREETS! 2017 ELSINORE GRAND PRIX ON NOV. 10-12

It will be held on Nov. 10-11-12. For more info go to www.elsinoregrandprix.com

THE PARIS SUPERCROSS ON NOVEMBER 18-19

parissxThe 2017 Paris Supercross will move to the brand new U-Arena in the Paris business district. The U-Arena seats 24,000 spectators and has a larger floor area than Lille or Bercy. The 2017 Paris Supercross will be held on November 18-19, 2017.

2017 THOR MINI OLYMPICS TO BE BACK AT GATORBACK ON NOV. 20-25

Most likely it will be back at Gatorback MX Park—for more information go to www.unlimitedsportsmx.com

WHAT’S LEFT TO SEE IN 2017

The attention willnow turn to the MXDN, Straight Rhythm, Monster Cup, Australian Supercross Championship and the World Vet Championship.

2017 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Sept. 23…………………..Jimboomba
Oct. 10……………………Bacchus Marsh
Oct. 17……………………Virginia
Nov. 11-12………………Qudos Bank Arena
Nov. 18………………….Jimboomba

2017 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS
Oct. 1………………………Matterley Basin, Great Britain

2017 MONSTER ENERGY CUP
Oct. 14…………………….Las Vegas, NV

RED BULL STRAIGHT RHYTHM IV
Oct. 21………………….….Pomona, CA

2017 DUBYA WORLD VET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 4-5………………..….Glen Helen, CA

2017 THOR MINI OLYMPICS
Nov. 20-25……………….Gainesville, FL

2017 WORLD OFF ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP (WORCS)
Jan. 6-8…………………….Taft, CA
Jan. 27-29…………………Primm, NV
Feb. 17-19………………….Taft, CA
Mar. 10-12…………………Lake Havasu, AZ
Apr. 1-2…………………….Las Vegas, NV
Apr. 21-23…………………Hurricane, UT
May. 19-21…………………Cedar City, UT
Jun. 16-17…………………Glen Helen, CA
Sept. 8-10…………………Glen Helen, CA
Oct. 6-8…………………….Adelanta, CA

2017 ADAC GERMAN MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
Apr. 9……………………….Muhlberg
Apr. 30…………………….Jauer
May 14…………………….Molln
June 18……………………Bielstein
July 16…………………….Tensfeld
Aug. 27……………………Gaildorf
Sept. 24…………………..Holzgerlingen

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2017 MOTOCROSS DES NATIONS TEAMS FOR OCT. 1

USA
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Cole Seely
Zach Osborne (250)
Thomas Covington

ARGENTINA:

Joaquim Polo
Juan Pablo Luzzardi (250)
Jose Felipe

AUSTRALIA:
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Kirk Gibbs
Hunter Lawrence (250)
Dean Ferris

BELGIUM:
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Kevin Strijbos
Julien Lieber (250)
Jeremy Van Horebeek

BRAZIL:
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Marcello Lima
Fabinho Santos (250)
Eduardo Lima

CANADA:

Colton Facciotti
Shawn Maffenbeier (250)
Tyler Medaglia

CROATIA
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Janko Martinac
Luka Crnkovic (250)
Mattja Kelava

CZECH REPUBLIC:
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Filip Neugebauer
Petr Smitka (250)
Jaromír Romancík

DENMARK
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Nikolaj Larsen
Thomas Kjer Olsen (250)
Stefan Kjer Olsen

ESTONIA
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Priit Ratsep
Harri Kulla (250)
Tanel Leok

FINLAND
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Juuso Matikainen
Kim Savaste (250)
Jere Haavisto

FRANCE:
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Gautier Paulin
Christophe Charlier (250)
Romain Febvre

GREAT BRITAIN:
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Dean Wilson
Tommy Searle (250)
Max Anstie

GERMANY:
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Max Nagl
Henry Jacobi (25)
Dennis Ullrich

GREECE
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Georgios Iliopoulos
Ioannis Touratzidis (250)
Emmanouli Kritikos

HOLLAND
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Jeffrey Herlings
Brian Bogers (250)
Glenn Coldenhoff

HUNGARY:
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Mark Szoke
Krisztian Tompa (250)
Gabor Firtosvari

ICELAND
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Bjorn Birgisson
Andri Gudmundsson (250)
Eythor Reynisson

IRAN:

Amirreza Sabetifar
Ali Borzoozadeh (250)
Ali Parvareshbaldi

IRELAND:
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Graeme Irwin
Martin Barr (250)
Stuart Edmonds

ISRAEL
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Tomer Harel
Dan Maya (250)
Ziv Karmi

ITALY:
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Tony Cairoli
Michele Cervellin (250)
Alessandro Lupino

JAPAN:
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Makoto Ogata
Yohei Kojima (250)
Toshiki Tomita

LATVIA
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Toms Macuks
Karlis Sabulis (250)
Davis Ivanovs

LITHUANIA
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Arminas Jasikonis (injured  at Assen)
Dovydas Karka (250)
Arnas Milevicius

LUXEMBOURG
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Eric Tabouraing
Billy Lux (250)
Bjorn Frank

NEW ZEALAND:
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Cody Cooper
Josiah Natzke (250)
Hamish Harwood

NORWAY
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Hakan Mindreboe
Kevin Horgmo (250)
Magne Klingsheim

POLAND
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Tomasz Wysocki
Gabriel Chetnicki (250)
Szymon Staszkjiewicz

PORTUGAL
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Rui Goncalves
Paulo Alberto (250)
Hugo Basula

PUERTO RICO:
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Justin Starling
Darian Sanayei (250)
Marshal Weltin

RUSSIA
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Evgeny Bobryshev
Semen Rogozin (250)
Evgeny Mikhaylov

SLOVAKIA
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Toma Simko
Richard Sikyna (250)
Tomas Kohut

SLOVENIA
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Tim Gajser
Jan Pancar (250)
Jernej Irt

SPAIN:
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Jose Butron
Jorge Prado (250)
Iker Olano

SOUTH AFRICA
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Ricjard Van Der Westhuizen
Kerim Fitz-Gerald (250)
Neville Bradshaw

SWEDEN:
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Filip Bengtsson
Alvin Ostlund (250)
Fredrik Noren

SWITZERLAND:

Arnaud Tonus
Valentin Guillod (250)
Jeremy Seewer

THAILAND
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Prasit Hallgren
Kritsapa Potaton (250)
Chaiyan Romphan

UKRAINE
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Dmytri Asmanov
Voldodymyr Tarasov
Roman Morozov

 

Photos: Justyn Norek, Jody Weisel, Scott Mallonee, Massimo Zanzani, KTM, Husqvarna,  Daryl Ecklund, John Basher, Brian Converse, MXA

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