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.
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.
Here are some of the biggest motocross crashes so far in 2018. Pictured here is New Zealand’s Josh Coppins, from the BikesportNZ.com archives, giving a really top-notch display of how to do it properly.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
We will have to wait at least another year before we have the answer to that question after the Honda ace celebrated his ninth consecutive win at Sachsenring overnight Continue reading
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.
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
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
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
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
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”.
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
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
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.