MXstore’s Own Moto Insider #31

Motocross News  |  10 March 2015

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Round 10 - Daytona International Speedway - Daytona Beach, Florida

450 Main Event:

The AMA headed outdoors this week to the Daytona Raceway circuit, which proves to be one of the toughest supercross races of the season every year. The longer lap times and the unpredictability of an outdoor setting can deliver anything from severe mud to a whooped out nationals style track just with bigger jumps.

What is becoming a regular occurrence Andrew Short blasted out to an early lead thanks to a holeshot on his KTM. Shift MX’s Chad Reed and series leader Ryan Dungey were in close proximity but a notable absence of Kenny Roczen was felt after a training incident aggravated Kroc’s already injured ankle and he was in too much pain to continue. Weston Peick and Eli Tomac were also in the mix with all eyes fixated on Short.

Peick was having his best ride of the season but Dungey collected his composure and ended up rocketing past Peick and also Short (who fell back to 12th) for the lead. From there it was smooth sailing for FOX mx’s Dungey as he cruised to his second straight win and solidified his championship even more in the process! Mike Alessi had a nasty spill during the moto so fingers crossed it isn’t too serious.

450 Results:

  • 1. Ryan Dungey KTM
  • 2. Eli Tomac Hon
  • 3. Blake Baggett Suz
  • 4. Cole Seely Hon
  • 5. Chad Reed Kaw
  • 6. Trey Canard Hon
  • 7. Jason Anderson Hus
  • 8. Weston Peick Yam
  • 9. Davi Millsaps Kaw
  • 10. Broc Tickle Suz
  • 11. Josh Grant Kaw
  • 12. Andrew Short Hon
  • 13. Kyle Chisholm Kaw
  • 14. Phil Nicoletti Yam
  • 15. Nick Wey Kaw
  • 16. Jimmy Albertson Yam
  • 17. Ben Lamay Hus
  • 18. Kyle Partridge Hon
  • 19. Killy Rusk Yam
  • 20. Jake Weimer Kaw
  • 21. Nick Schmidt Suz
  • 22. Mike Alessi Suz


Dungey on a roll!

Dungey on a roll!


250 Main Event:

In almost a mirror finish of his 2013 performance, Marvin Musquin took off to a healthy lead thanks to a solid holeshot. Musquin is riding extremely smooth at the moment and this week’s start to finish domination of the entire field solidifies just what kind of form the Frenchman is in.

Jeremy Martin was bumped and buried deep in the pack off the start, but a gutsy ride and some aggressive passes saw him head towards the front once again. Although Martin put in a massive effort, there was just no catching the leaders and Martin finished in 3rd behind Marvin and Bogle in 2nd.

After the race Marvin was ecstatic to take the win after injuries put him out last year. He said the training he has been putting in with Aldon Baker has made such a difference and after completing the 250 main event said he was not even feeling very tired, what a machine! Its going to be hard for any rider to take down Musquin with the form he is displaying right now!

250 Results:

  • 1. Marvin Musquin 97pts KTM
  • 2. Jeremy Martin 85pts Yam
  • 3. Justin Bogle 84pts Hon
  • 4. Joey Savatgy 72pts Kaw
  • 5. Martin Davalos 56pts Hus
  • 6. RJ Hampshire 54pts Hon
  • 7. Anthony Rodriguez 47pts Yam
  • 8. Vince Friese 46pts Hon
  • 9. Kyle Peters 43pts Hon
  • 10. Jimmy Decotis 42pts Hon
  • 11. Matt Lemoine 39pts Kaw
  • 12. Arnaud Tonus 38pts Kaw
  • 13. Luke Renzland 27pts Yam
  • 14. Gannon Audette 24pts Kaw
  • 15. Mitchell Oldenburg 23pts Yam
  • 16. Colt Nichols 20pts Hon
  • 17. Justin Starling 19pts Yam
  • 18. Kyle Cunningham 17pts Hon
  • 19. Dakota Alix 12pts KTM
  • 20. Jordon Smith 9pts Hon


Musquin is all over it!

Musquin is all over it!


FIM World Motocross Championship Round 2 - Thailand - Nakhonchaisri


A super tough weekend for the MXGP in Thailand with the extreme heat and a number of riders suffering from a touch of food poisoning with the severe differences in food!

In the MXGP class Thor’s Ryan Villopoto took off to a commanding start by securing a comfortable win in the qualification race! Villo displayed more of his typical riding style with smooth consistent racing all weekend. This flowed through to the first moto with a holeshot and a comfortable win.

In moto 2 Villo didn’t get out to as good of start and Cairoli moved into the lead. Villo played it smart and rode hard enough to move into third to secure the overall win. Last week’s winner Max Nagl was just inside the top 10 and crowd favourite Gautier Paulin barely avoided a massive crash but regrouped to finish 6th overall.

Villo was clearly pumped with the result but maintained his composure saying the championship is all about consistency and there is a long series ahead. With so many riders in the MXGP class who have all scored podiums in the past there has never been such a stacked field, this series is going to heat up that’s for sure!

MXGP Results:

  • 1. Ryan Villopoto 25-20 Kaw
  • 2. Clement Desalle 22-22 Suz
  • 3. Antonio Cairoli 16-25 KTM
  • 4. Romain Febvre 20-16 Yam
  • 5. Kevin Strijbos 15-16 Suz
  • 6. Gautier Paulin 14-15 Hon
  • 7. Max Nagl 18-10 Hus
  • 8. Todd Waters 12-14 Hus
  • 9. Tyla Rattray 13-13 Kaw
  • 10. David Philippaerts 9-11 Yam
  • 11. Evgeny Bobryshev 11-9 Hon
  • 12. Shaun Simpson 10-7 KTM
  • 13. Dean Ferris 1-12 KTM
  • 14. Glenn Coldenhoff 5-8 Suz
  • 15. Davide Guarneri 6-5 TM
  • 16. Rui Goncalves 7-4 Hus
  • 17. Jose Butron 8-0 KTM
  • 18. Paul Coates 4-3 Yam
  • 19. Steven Frossard 0-6 KTM
  • 20. Kei Yamamoto 3-2 Hon


Villo with his first MXGP win

Villo with his first MXGP win



The MX2 class was a shortened race as a number of riders were really struggling with the heat. Several riders pulled out after the first moto with heat exhaustion but most soldiered on.

It was all Jeffrey Herlings again as he took out not only the qualification race, but both moto’s solidifying the fact that he is back in a big way for 2015!

Herlings admitted afterwards that he was actually suffering from a touch of food poisoning and actually threw up and fainted after the first moto, but a gritty ride resulted in a perfect weekend of racing for him and an increased championship points lead to boot!

MX2 Results:

  • 1. Jeffrey Herlings 25-25 KTM
  • 2. Pauls Jonass 18-22 KTM
  • 3. Dylan Ferrandis 22-18 Kaw
  • 4. Thomas Covington 16-16 Kaw
  • 5. Valentin Guillod 15-15 Yam
  • 6. Mel Pocock 13-14 Kaw
  • 7. Aleksandr Tonkov 12-13 Hus
  • 8. Petar Petrov 11-12 KTM
  • 9. Julien Lieber 0-20 Yam
  • 10. Broan Bogers 10-10 KTM
  • 11. Tim Gajser 20-0 Hon
  • 12. Roberts Justs 7-11 KTM
  • 13. Benoit Paturel 14-0 Yam
  • 14. Anton Lundgren 4-8 Hus
  • 15. Jens Getteman 2-9 Hon
  • 16. Viacheslav Golovkin 3-7 KTM
  • 17. Gota Otsuka 5-5 Hon
  • 18. Jeremy Seewer 9-0 Suz
  • 19. Jordi Tixier 8-0 Kaw
  • 20. Vsevolod Brylyakov 0-6 Hon


Herlings unstoppable in Thailand

Herlings unstoppable in Thailand


Red Bull X-Fighters Round 1 Mexico City.

The first round of the Red Bull X-fighters world series kicked off in Mexico City over the weekend. The buzz was all around Frenchman Tom Pages with his new trick, the alley-oop flair being leaked online a week earlier and going viral.

Not only has Pages been working on new moves but also Levi Sherwood was rumoured to have something different to take to 2015 and a fit, healthy and confident Clinton Moore was ready to do battle also.

Gold Coast Youngster Harry Bink also got the call and was a wild card for the event too. Harry took the pressure and hype of riding on the world’s biggest stage and rode like a true professional to show the world he could be one of the big names in the future of FMX, nice work Harry!

Pages came down with an illness leading up to the event and decided to ride a little more cautious for this round. This didn’t stop him from throwing out most of his biggest moves, but the absence of the bike flip and his alley-oop was noted and the best he could manage was 3rd for the night.

Levi Sherwood rode his silky smooth self all weekend and introduced the fans to two new tricks being the Double Nac Indy flip, and also something completely different the “Egg Roll” which is a cross between a barrel roll and a loop off the quarter pipe. It is a typical Levi trick, just big, stylish and smooth but it wasn’t quite enough to take down Aussie Clinton Moore.

Clinton has never had much luck competing on the world stage with plenty of crashes and bad luck with the judges in the past. But it was Clinton’s weekend and Moore rode on the fine edge of perfection and disaster in every run.

His previous best finish at an X-fighters was a 6th and to move from that to winning round 1 is a massive effort and if anyone knows Clinton they will understand the amount of hard work he has put in! Congratulations mate and keep up the good work for the rest of the championship!


Clinton with the 'Bundy' Varial

Clinton with the 'Bundy' Varial


X-fighters Results:

  • 1: Clinton Moore AUS
  • 2: Levi Sherwood NZL
  • 3: Thomas Pages FRA
  • 4: Dany Torres ESP
  • 5: Remi Bizouard FRA
  • 6: Adam Jones USA
  • 7: Javier Villegas CHL
  • 8: Brody Wilson USA
  • 9: Jeremy Rouanet FRA
  • 10: Harry Bink AUS
  • 11: Erick Ruiz MEX
  • 12: Mat Rebeaud SUI


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