2012 GP Calendar
The new 2012 World Motocross Championship calendar has been released with new rounds in Mexico and Russia. There is also a new track for Brazil and what looks to be a week-long affair at the British GP where classes from 65cc to Vets will all be racing.
|09 April||- Valkenswaard||- The Netherlands|
|22 April||- Sevlievo||- Bulgaria|
|29 April||- Fermo||- Italy|
|13 May||- Beto Carrero||- Brazil|
|20 May||- Queretaro||- Mexico|
|03 June||- St Jean d'Angely||- France|
|10 June||- Agueda||- Portugal|
|17 June||- tba||- tba|
|01 July||- Uddevalla||- Sweden|
|15 July||- Kegums||- Latvia|
|22 July||- Semigorje||- Russia|
|05 August||- Loket||- Czech Rep.|
|19 August||- Matterley Basin||- Great Britain|
|02 Sept||- Lierop||- The Netherlands|
|09 Sept||- tba||- tba|
|23 Sept||- Teutschenthal||- Germany|
30 September - MXoN - Lommel, Belgium
MOTO 3 - The Movie DVDs AvailableThe newest film from Taylor Congdon is now available for purchase in the DVD format, while you can also pre-order the Blu-ray edition which will come out mid-November.
Starring riders like Ryan Villopoto, Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia, Jeffrey Herlings, Adam Cianciarulo and many more, this really is a top film and one that deserves to be in any motocross-fan's collection.
Kyle Chisholm is King of Bercy
In one of the most action-packed weekends of supercross (arenacross) action ever, Kyle Chisholm was eventually crowned King of Bercy, holding off fellow Americans Eli Tomac, Jake Weimer and Mike Alessi for top step on the podium, Frenchman Cedric Soubeyras was 5th. Last years' King, Justin Barcia, would win Sunday's racing but he had to leave the arena early on Saturday night after getting embroiled in a battle with hometown favourite Gregory Aranda. The incident saw Aranda cutting across on Barcia in the first corner, causing the American to crash. Barcia then waited a lap before blocking Aranda and stopping his progress, meaning they both would have bad gate picks for the final. Well obviously Aranda (and the fans) weren't too happy about this so Barcia decided so leave, rather than face the wrath of the French nation.
While all this was going on, Chisholm was quietly becoming the newly crowned King with 2-1-3 results over the three days.
Can we get some sunshine in Australia please?
Just like the first round, the second round of the SuperX in Wollongong was a bit of a mud bath as rain struck just before the main event. Once again the scheduled two races were cut to just one as the track conditions deteriorated. In the Lites class Matt Moss made it two wins out of two to take full control with a 10 point lead over second placed Brenden Harrison.
It's much closer in the Open class though as Daniel McCoy has just a one point lead after winning round two. Tye Simmonds, who won round one, is in second place after he could only come sixth in this mud race.
The series now heads to Campbelltown, NSW where hopefully we'll see some dry conditions.
Pro Lites Standings (after 2 of 5 rounds):
1. Matt Moss 50 points
2. Brenden Harrison 40
3. Luke Styke 38
4. Steven Clarke 37
5. Adam Monea 28
Pro Open Standings (after 2 of 5 rounds):
1. Dan McCoy 41 points
2. Tye Simmonds 40
3. Dan Reardon 34
4. Billy Mackenzie 34
5. Jay Marmont 33