Again we join current New Zealand Enduro Champion and many time Romaniacs competitor Chris Birch as he prepares to ride at the X-Games in Los Angeles.
The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team pair of Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings once again took the top spots in MX1 and MX2 respectively, this time at the German GP in Lausitzring, the 13th round of 17 in the motocross world championships.
Yamaha riders swept the latest round of the Australian Motocross Championships, although Suzuki’s matt Moss now leads the MX1 championship and Kiwi KTM rider Hamish Harwood continues to lead the MX Development class.
Suzuki’s James Stewart captured his first open class win of the season and Honda’s Eli Tomac took over the top spot in the 250cc class at the ninth round of 12 in the United States Motocross Championships at the weekend.
American Nicky Hayden has confirmed that he will leave the Ducati MotoGP team at the end of this season and it’s anyone’s guess where he may end up, quite possibly racing in the World Superbike Championships.
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Rotorua’s Johnny Phillips will be on the start line at the Lausitzring circuit.
The stars are starting to align ahead of this year’s Motocross of Nations – the “Olympic Games of motocross” – set for Teutschenthal, near Leipzig in Germany, over the weekend of September 29-30.