PRADO TAKES MX2 LEAD

The castle town of Loket hosted round 14 of the FIM Motocross World Championships, the MXGP of Czech Republic, at the weekend and Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team riders Jeffrey Herlings and Jorge Prado were the two men to come out on top.

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TOMAC ATTACKS; COOPER SLIPS

Colorado’s Eli Tomac is back on top in the United States.

With back-to-back wins at the eighth round of 12 in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, Minnesota, the Kawasaki man rocketed back to the top of the 450cc class standings.

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MXGP IN CZECH REPUBLIC

The FIM Motocross World Championship is back in action this weekend at the iconic Loket circuit in the west of the Czech Republic.

After a week off the bikes, riders and teams are back in Europe and ready to continue their title quests at the MXGP of Czech Republic, the 14th round of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championships.

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KIWI MXoN TEAM NAMED

New Zealand’s Motocross of Nations team for 2018 has been announced.

Motorcycling New Zealand (MNZ) has today named the riders to represent New Zealand at the 2018 Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, the motocross equivalent of the Olympic Games.

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PUTTING SOMETHING BACK

This is perhaps a classic case of an athlete “putting something back” into the sport he loves.

Former Kiwi international Paul Whibley is still regarded as one of the best off-road bike racers in the world and now the cross-country competition created by him in 2015 – the Yamaha NZXC series – is about to begin its fourth season.

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NICHOLLS SIMPLY ON FIRE

Britain’s Jake Nicholls made many friends when he raced in New Zealand in 2011 and 2013, but his fan base at home too is now possibly at an all new high as he heads the motocross scene in his native England as well.

Following the fifth and penultimate round of the 2018 British MX Nationals at Canada Heights Continue reading

ANYTHING POSSIBLE AT FINAL ROUND

Auckland’s Callan May was the runaway winner at round two of the Dirt Guide Cross-country Series near Tokoroa last month and he’ll be hoping he can maintain that momentum right through to the end of racing at the third and final round this Sunday afternoon.

However, May’s performance that cool afternoon in June, impressive though it was, is unlikely to be enough for him win the competition outright.

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FERRIS STILL IN CONTROL

Kyogle’s Dean Ferris has managed to keep his perfect record of Australian MX Nationals round victories intact following two days of tight racing – back-to-back rounds seven and eight – at Ranch MX, in New South Wales, at the weekend.

Ferris (CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team) relied on consistency to maintain his perfect Thor MX1 round streak for the 2018 Pirelli MX Nationals season.

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MOTOGP SEASON SO FAR

As the summer break is only one race around the corner, Suzuki’s Alex Rins was keen to give his impressions of the first part of the season.

The young Spaniard had some highs and lows during the first nine races of the MotoGP Championship, with two podiums but also four DNFs. His recent second place in Assen is the best result for him in MotoGP so far.

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DUNCAN READY FOR THE FINAL PUSH

New Zealand’s Courtney Duncan is perhaps just four races away from winning the Women’s Motocross World Championships (WMX) title this season.

The Otago woman, at home for a much-needed three-week break from her European-based campaign, is resting and catching up with friends and family Continue reading

DIRT GUIDE & NZXC

Manawatu’s Paul Whibley probably won’t be able to defend his NZXC series crown this season, but he doesn’t mind one little bit.

The series, which first came to life in 2015, was Whibley’s own creation and not something he really intended to win for himself, but rather a case of him “putting something back” into the sport he loves. Continue reading

DOUBLE-HEADER THIS WEEKEND

It’s double-header motocross action in Australia this weekend.

Raymond Terrace in New South Wales will host rounds seven and eight of the Pirelli MX Nationals over a massive two days.

The Ranch MX venue at Raymond Terrace will see thousands of fans swamp to the track to see the riders battle it out in a completely new format. Continue reading

FATHER AND DAUGHTER SIDE BY SIDE

It was an international desert race debut ride for both of them, but New Zealand father and daughter pair Kevin and Rachael Archer flew the Kiwi flag high in Australia at the weekend.

Riding as individuals, they tackled the famous Hattah Desert Race for the first time on Sunday, battling alongside 400 world class riders and both of the intrepid Kiwis eventually ended in the top Continue reading

NEW LOOK TO WEBSITE

BikesportNZ.com is getting ready to roll out some major improvements.

We will shortly go “live” with a refreshed and upgraded website.

These changes have been made to suit the needs of our fast-moving bike fans and to make it easier to check out when you’re “on the go”.

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RISING STAR ON XC SCENE

South Auckland’s Richard Sutton … this is possibly a name to watch for the future, certainly one that could now be expected to feature highly on the results sheets at upcoming major New Zealand cross-country events.

The 27-year-old plumber from Ararimu, east of Ramarama, has steadily been climbing the rankings on the New Zealand dirt bike racing scene Continue reading

CAIROLI HAS WORK TO DO

The MXGP world crown is starting to slip for Italian Antonio Cairoli as arch rival Jeffery Herlings scored two more race wins at the weekend, this time at the 13th round of the 2018 series in Semarang, Indonesia.

Herlings has doubled his advantage over Cairoli from 12 points after the previous round to 24 points after the weekend and, although there is still a long way to go and nobody should write off Cairoli’s chances Continue reading

NEW LEADER IN THE USA

Marvin Musquin earned his second consecutive victory and captured the 450 series lead at the seventh round of the motocross nationals in the United States, the AMA Pro Motocross Championships, held in Red Bud, in Buchanan, Michigan at the weekend.

Also racing at Red Bud, Kiwi hero Cody Cooper (Honda) managed 14-12 results, good for 13th overall on the day, and he remains ninth overall in the series standings.

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