MXstore’s Own Moto Insider #4
AMA 2014 Outdoors Round 4 – High Point National,Pennsylvania.
For the first time this season in the outdoors the top step of the podium was claimed by someone other than a Red Bull KTM rider with James “Bubba” Stewart clean sweeping both moto’s with Roczen, Canard and Dungey fighting all day for the other spots on the podium.
Bubba was all smiles and we wonder with his seemingly more consistent riding style of late if he can begin to put the pressure on the KTM’s currently in one and two?
Aussie Chad Reed Hole shotted Both moto’s going 5 – 10 and 8th overall on the day so it is good to see Reedy mixing it at the pointy end of the field making us think its only a matter of time until we see him back on the podium.
450 MX Points Standings:
- Ken Roczen KTM 183pts
- Ryan Dungey KTM 167pts
- James Stewart Suz 161pts
- Trey Canard Hon 150pts
- Brett Metcalfe Kaw 115pts
In the 250 class it was Frenchman Christophe Pourcel taking out the hole shot award but a dominating ride by Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett saw a green bike clean sweep the lites class.
Never far off the pace Jeremy Martin had a somewhat mixed result on the day but secured second position taking a good handful of points to add to his championship hunt while team mate Cooper Webb also didn’t have the best day ending up in 6th position overall.
The Supercross champion Jason Anderson’s season has come back to life after a slow start aboard the KTM considering the speed and consistency he showed in supercross earlier in the year. Anderson seeminly finding his legs again with a second in moto 2 and a 3rd for the day claiming his first outdoor podium for the outdoor season.
Honda’s Justin Bogle looked fast at times but possible fitness or small mistakes saw him fade to two 4th place finishes and fourth overall, If Bogle can put it all together for a whole moto he could walk away with a couple of race wins before the end of the season.
250 MX Points Standings:
- Jeremy Martin Yam 177pts
- Cooper Webb Yam 148pts
- Blake Baggett Kaw 141pts
- Christophe Pourcel Yam 128pts
- Justin Bogle Hon 126pts
Rockstar Canadian Motocross Nationals Round 3 - Calgery
Mike Alessi put in two solid rides to clean sweep both motos with championship leader Colton Facciotti securing two second place finishes to remain seven points in front of Alessi for the MX1championship.
Other AMA riders Josh Hill and Kyle Chisholm finished fifth and sixth respectfully while Bobby Kiniry DNF the first moto then backed it up with a sixth which landed him in thirteenth for the day.
MX1 Points Standings:
- Colton Facciotti Hon 139pts
- Mike Alessi Suz 132pts
- Josh Hill Kaw 116pts
- Teddy Maier Kaw 104pts
- Tyler Medaglia KTM 103pts
FIM World Motocross Championship:Round 10 – Grand Prix of Italy
Antonio Cairoli continues to dominate the MXGP championship with a clean sweep of both motos in Italy aboard hit KTM.
Antonio now has a 38 point lead on Clement Desalle with Jeremy Van Horebeek in third place while big names Tyla Rattray and Todd Waters are way down the pack in fifteenth and nineteenth heading into round eleven.
Red Bull X-fighters World Freestyle Motocross Championship
The best FMX riders from all over the world are headed to Spain in the next few days to prepare and compete in round 3 of the Red Bull X-fighters in Madrid.
New Zealands Levi Sherwood has been flawless so far winning the first two rounds with Frenchman Remi Bizouard and Aussie Josh Sheehan tied for second place.
The French innovator and 2013 tour champion Tom Pages is currently sitting in seventh place after crashing out of the quater finals in Mexico City and then opting to not ride the competition at Osaka Japan due to gale force winds battering the course on competition day.
Pages will be hungry for an event win and also to unveil his new trick the “Bike Flip” for the first time in competition while the Spanish riders Dany Torres and Maikel Melero will lay it all on the line without a doubt for their countries crazy fans.
X-fighters Tour Standings:
- Levi Sherwood NZL 100pts
- Remi Bizouard FRA 80pts
- Josh Sheehan AUS 80pts
- Dany Torres ESP 65pts
- Rob Abelberg AUS 55pts
- Adam Jones USA 55pts
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