MXstore’s Own Moto Insider #11
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Week off.
We are getting into the business end of the AMA motocross championship with this weekend gone being the last weekend off running into the final three rounds.
Kenny Roczen remains the 450 points leader over Dungey and Canard. Aussie Brett Metcalfe is sitting comfortably in 4th with nearest rival James Stewart missing the last few rounds with medical complications.
Fellow Aussie Chad Reed has had a difficult time the past few weeks with some finishes back in the pack, but the arrival of their newborn son Pace Madden Reed on Monday night is definitely some good news for the 22 team. Reed Twittered Baby and momma are doing great and they are one happy family, congrats Reedy!
In the 250 class Jeremy Martin still as a healthy lead on teammate Cooper Webb who has had some mixed results in recent weeks, but so has everyone else in the field so it will take some dominating rides by Baggett to take the number 2 spot on the podium from the Yamaha rider.
FIM World Motocross Championship Round 15 – MXGP of Belgium:
The MXGP of Belgium is one of the sandiest whooped out gruelling tracks on the FIM circuit so it was a massive shame Jeffrey Herlings is currently out injured with a broken femur. Herlings is considered a sand specialist with his lap times aboard his 250 sometimes being faster than even the likes of Antonio Cairoli on his 450!
Speaking of Cairoli it was a whitewash for the #222 Italian with the only other rider making a stand out on the day being Gautier Paulin aboard his Kawasaki. His silky smooth, stand up style seemed effortless over the rolling sandy track and a few unique lines gave Paulin an advantage over the majority of the field apart from Cairoli on the day.
Aussie Dean Ferris put in a solid performance aboard his Husky 350 finishing in 7th overall proving his solid performances after returning from injury were no fluke. Keep up the good work Dean!
Dean Ferris is looking comfortable on his Husky 350!
MXGP Overall Points Standings:
- 1. Antonio Cairoli 669pts KTM
- 2. Jeremy Van Horebeek 588pts Yam
- 3. Kevin Strijbos 498pts Suz
- 4. Clement Desalle 484pts Suz
- 5. Shaun Simpson 365pts KTM
- 6. Steven Frossard 365pts Kaw
- 7. Max Nagl 307pts Hon
- 8. Gautier Paulin 275pts Kaw
- 9. Davide Guarneri 245pts TM
- 10. David Philippaerts 234pts Yam
Rockstar Energy Drink Canadian MX Nationals Round 8 - Riverglade
Some great weather in Canada and Mike Alessi’s first overall win since earlier in the season unfolded over the weekend with series leader seemingly being outridden by the AMA rider finishing second in both moto’s
The track possibly suited more to the AMA riders as some solid performances by Kiniry, Chisholm and Josh Hill all finishing in the top five for the weekend.
MX1 Points Standings:
- 1. Colton Facciotti 340pts Hon
- 2. Mike Alessi 319pts Suz
- 3. Tyler Medaglia 263pts KTM
- 4. Josh Hill 258pts Kaw
- 5. Teddy Maier 247pts Kaw
- 6. Kyle Chisholm 239pts Yam
- 7. Bobby Kiniry 201pts Yam
- 8. Dylan Kaelin 168pts Yam
- 9. Morgan Burger 131pts Yam
- 10. David Gassin 106pts Yam
Monster Energy MX Nationals Round 8 - Raymond Terrace, NSW. Australia
The Australian MX nationals headed to the Central Coast of New South Wales on the weekend at one of the better racetracks on the Australian series. Being the home turf of Aussie superstar Chad Reed and some other big names competition was tough but the standout rider of 2014 Matt Moss took the win on his Suzuki 450.
CDR Yamaha’s Billy Mackenzie had another impressive finish to take 3rd on the day while some big names in Mosig, Monea and Jake Moss filtered down through the top ten.
After a stint in the US Lawson Bopping got amongst it on the weekend but only managed to take 13ht on the day proving the level of some of our Aussie riders!
Matt Moss is the man to beat in Australia right now!
MX1 Points Standings:
- 1. Matt Moss 653pts
- 2. Kirk Gibbs 613pts
- 3. Billy Mackenzie 571pts
- 4. Adam Monea 552pts
- 5. Jake Moss 479pts
- 6. Kade Mosig 468pts
- 7. Jacob Wright 460pts
- 8. Hayden Mellross 426pts
- 9. Sam Martin 391pts
- 10. Brock Winston 375pts
Loretta Lyns Amateur National Motocross Championships
Loretta’s has been run and won for another year and with more classes and divisions at Loretta’s than we have had hot dinners we thought we would sum it up with one of the standouts of the races being Austin Forkner aboard his Kawasaki super Mini. Austin took out all 3 moto’s convincingly in the Super Mini 2 (13-16) class as well as taking a podium in other classes.
Austin has won the Monster Cup Super Mini Supercross in the past couple of years also and has shown so much potential that gear sponsor FOX has made him one of their poster boys in their 2015 catalogue. Watch out for Austin in the future as the kid has some talent!
Austin Dominating the Super Mini 2 Class
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