The world has lost a motorcycling legend with the death of 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden.
Italy’s Antonio Cairoli scored his 80th career GP overall win to retain the MXGP class red leader’s number board, while Swiss rider Jeremy Seewer edged out the competition with his second career MX2 overall at round eight of the Motocross World Championships in Germany at the weekend.
Spain’s Maverick Vinales won a thrilling French MotoGP at Le Mans, round five of 18, at the weekend after team-mate and championship leader Valentino Rossi ran wide to give up his lead and then crashed on the last lap while trying to close back in on the fellow Yamaha man.
Defending champion Dean Ferris took his fourth consecutive Thor MX1 overall victory at Horsham thanks to another flawless score card across two motos, at what was a challenging fourth instalment of the Australian MX Nationals on Sunday.
With no previous 450MX champions in the field, it’s a foregone conclusion that Lucas Oil Pro Motocross will see a brand new champion crowned this summer.
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Kiwi riders will again hope to feature when the Australian MX Nationals head to the Horsham Region in Western Victoria for the fourth instalment of the series this weekend.
Manawatu’s Paul Whibley led a Yamaha 1-2-3-4 at the front of the pack at the opening rounds of the combined Dirt Guide and NZXC Cross-country Series near Tokoroa on Sunday.