2011 Monster Energy Super X - Melbourne
With the American season now over, it's time for the Australians to come to play with their own version of supercross - Super X. Now a few years old, the series has been steadily growing into a competitive and exciting set of races, adapting and changing its format so as keep the crowd interested. This round at Melbourne will be a double header with 2x10 lap races for the Open class and 2x8 lap races for the Lites.
Featuring riders like Jay Marmont (AUS), Jake Moss (AUS), Cheyne Boyd (AUS), Chris Blose (USA), Billy Mackenzie (SCO), Tye Simmonds (AUS), Ryan Marmont (AUS) and Daniel Reardon (AUS) the Open class should really see some good racing. While in the Lites class, Matt Moss will be hoping he can go one step higher up the podium and claim what he thought he'd won last year. PJ Larsen won't be back defending his crown but young American Gavin Faith has made the trip over, as he attempts to impress enough people so as to get a ride in the American series come January.
2011 Vurb Classic - Silver Dollar
Having been transformed from a regional practice track, into a full-blown Amateur National, the Silver Dollar race track at Reynolds, GA is ready to hold the second 2011 Vurb Classic. Lined with the yellow track markers and repeater banners, plus a brand new track layout, Silver Dollar has never looked in better shape as it looks to make the Vurb Classic its home. And with a weather forecast of sun and temperatures in the 70s, there is absolutely no reason this event shouldn't be a massive success in its first year since the switch from Bremen.
Last Round of the 2011 Gold Cup at Gatorback
If you aren't attending the Vurb Classic at Silver Dollar, chances are you'll be down in Florida for the final round of the 2011 Gold Cup series. After kicking off at Gatorback, the series has come full circle to finish back at this historic facility.
European SX 3rd Round - Bilbao SX
The third round of the European SX tour is also this weekend, and after rounds in Turin, Italy and Marseilles, France, the riders will be heading to Spain and the northern city of Bilbao. Currently leading the SX1 class is Cedric Soubeyras who has dispensed with the 2-stroke and leads the way on a Honda 450. Behind him though is Xavier Boog who sat out Turin but has since gone 2-2-2-1 (Marseilles had four races over two nights). In the SX2 class it is the Italian youngster Samuele Bernardini who has won all three races so far, ahead of compatriot Tommaso de Pietri. However in the SX Youth class, there is a tie of the lead between Canadian Kade Walker and Taipei rider Brian Hsu. Hsu won the first race in Turin, with a last lap pass on Walker, but Walker got his revenge in Marseilles in a series that could easily go down to the wire.
Check out the SX Youth Marseilles Race
Bercy SX - Windham, Weimer & Searle In... Pourcel Out
One of the biggest races in the off-season has always been the Bercy International Supercross. Held in the French capital, Paris, the small arena has hosted some of the best riders in the sport as the unique USA vs France vs Rest of the World format captured the fans imagination.
This year, it's now been confirmed that Kevin Windham and Jake Weimer will be flying over from America to compete. For Windham it's another chance to take home the King of Bercy title, something that's evaded him in the past. Also riding for Team USA will be Mike Alessi and last year's King - Justin Barcia.
Team France have been weakened after Christophe Pourcel had a big practice crash when the bike suffered a mechanical problem. But they will still have a strong team, in the shape of Gregory Aranda and Fabien Izoird, both of whom have qualified for AMA Supercross main events.
For Searle, it is another chance to show off his supercross skills, having missed most of the SX races through to injury. He'll be riding the 450cc, just like he did at the MXDN in St Jean D'Angely.