MXStore's own Moto Insider #1
A lot is happening in the sport at the moment, firstly, what an absolute trooper Chad Reed is.
Reed was challenging Ken Roczen on the last lap of the AMA Supercross on the weekend and hit his back wheel through the whoops.
He spent the night in hospital and tweeted the next day that he had broken his Scapula, Collar bone and T1. He also tweeted that he will be on the start line in 6 days, which is this weekend. He is one bad dude! We don’t like to see any riders down, especially the aussie favourite.
Speaking of Aussie favourites, Matt Moss showed he had what it takes to battle with the best at the AMA supercross, on a stock RM-Z450, Moss hole shotted the semi final and led every lap over some of the worlds best, unfortunately, he couldn’t do it in the main as his engine went ka-boom.
Stewart ended up taking the win from Villopoto and Roczen with Justin Hill taking the 250 main from a hard charging Jason Anderson and James Stewart’s little brother Malcolm, rounded out the podium which made Big James one happy man.
The next generation of Australian rider’s are starting to make their presence felt all over the world with Todd Waters racing to a podium finish at the second round of the Italian Motocross Championship’s. Waters backed up his 3rd in the first MX1 race with a 3rd in the Elite race which is a combination of MX1 and MX2 riders, in doing this he also set the fastest lap of the race in the first moto. Antonio Cairoli took the win from Jeremy Van Horebeek with Waters team mate, Tyla Rattray in 4th. The Italian championship has some of the top MX1 riders in it so it put’s Todd in a good position to show some great results come GP time.
Luke Styke is set to make his debut for KEMA Yamaha Grand Prix team this weekend at the Valence International in France.He has been based in Belgium training for the past few weeks testing and getting everything set, will be interesting to see how he goes.
Some of our MX National riders headed over to New Zealand last weekend for their National Championship. Ford Dale topped the Qualifying race but it was New Zealand’s Cody Cooper who took the first moto from Dale and Billy Mckenzie. Word is that Ford has been on the gas on his new KTM450 and is just starting to get some race fitness back after a devastating knee injury last year. He took the second moto win and came home in the third race with a 3rd behind Cooper and Mckenzie after tangling with Mckenzie late in the race. The day’s overalls were Cooper, Dale and Mckenzie rounding out the podium with dales team mate Kirk Gibbs was a consistent 4th.
In the lites it was Husqvarna’s Kayne Lamont taking a couple of wins over Scott Columb and Jay Wilson.
It will be interesting to see whether Cooper can bring his Kiwi form into the Australian MX Nationals.
Well that’s this week’s wrap, stay tuned next week for a look at who’s riding for whom in 2014 and all the results from the weekends racing.
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