CONTENTS

TADDY BLAZUSIAK READY FOR VERTICAL MADNESS
AT RED BULL ROMANIACS

EXTREME ENDURO STAR TO MAKE FIRST COMPETITIVE OUTING FOR GASGAS FACTORY RACING AT WORLD’S TOUGHEST HARD ENDURO RALLYE

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TADDY BLAZUSIAK READY FOR VERTICAL MADNESS AT RED BULL ROMANIACS
EXTREME ENDURO STAR TO MAKE FIRST COMPETITIVE OUTING FOR GASGAS FACTORY RACING AT WORLD’S TOUGHEST HARD ENDURO RALLYE
Taddy Blazusiak will make his first official outing as a GASGAS Factory Racing rider tomorrow, when the Polish star takes to the start of the Red Bull Romaniacs extreme enduro. Despite the multiple world champion signing for GASGAS Motorcycles back in July, the rescheduled running of the infamous hard enduro rallye marks Taddy’s first outdoor competition of 2020, and his first for GASGAS.
Taddy Blazusiak to make GASGAS debut at 2020 Red Bull Romaniacs
Iconic event rescheduled to October from original July date
Taddy will compete on the new EC 300 2-stroke
Wednesday October 28 will see Taddy begin the first of four full days of racing, as usual in the Romanian mountains above Sibiu. This year, organizer Martin Freinademetz and his team have named the race ‘Vertical Madness’ – hinting at a seriously tough week for the riders, with the unpredictable autumnal Romanian climate likely to add to the challenges ahead.

Fourth in 2019, Taddy will be aiming to make history by earning both his and GASGAS’ first victory at the demanding event. The experienced 37-year-old is fired up and more motivated than ever to make it happen!

For 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 17th running of Red Bull Romaniacs has been moved from its established July date to late October. Local restrictions have also required event organizers to cancel the popular Prologue, traditionally held on the streets of Sibiu, and replace it with a time trial qualification day that will take place on Tuesday October 27.

Taddy Blazusiak: “It’s really weird to have the first race of the year in October, it also looks like it might be the only one we’re doing, so we’re lucky in that respect. My plan is to go as hard as I can and get a good result. I’m really motivated to start with GASGAS – it’s my first race in the new colors and I’m definitely looking forward to it. The bike is working well, we’ve done a lot of work over the year and I’m happy with the whole package. Hopefully qualifying will go well tomorrow and I’ll earn a good start position, after that, we head into the hills and it’s already looking like it’s going to be a tough four days of racing.”

10/23/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:​

Organizers of Americade are already planning an Americade 2021, and are optimistic that the 38th annual motorcycle rally will be held in the Lake George area on June 7-12, 2021.

“Interest in Americade 2021 is very high because so many 2020 events were canceled, and we are expecting a huge Americade 2021,” said Christian Dutcher, Americade’s director.  “Naturally, COVID-19 may have a say in this, and if we need to push Americade later, then we would postpone until later in the year.”

2020’s postponement from June to July, though ultimately canceled, compelled organizers to carefully consider all safety measures put in place by state and federal health agencies while still offering attendees a true Americade experience.  Those precautions are still at the forefront of planning for 2021.

“We created a touch-less Americade 2020, which would have made the event a model for how to run​ a large event during COVID-19,” said Dutcher.  “We plan on doing the same in 2021 if needed.  It’s simply a safer way to run an event.”

For nearly four decades, Americade has offered not only the best guided and unguided rides in the Northeast, but also the most factory demos of any motorcycle event in the U.S. as well as AMERICADEXPO​ with the largest concentration of motorcycle vendors in a single location at one time.   Lake George area businesses have supported Americade week and consider it to be the kickoff to their summer season.

Details:
Americade Motorcycle Rally
June 7-12, 2021 Lake George, New York
www.americade.com https://www.facebook.com/americade/
518-798-7888

GABRIEL DaSILVA WINS 2020 NICKY HAYDEN AMA ROAD RACE HORIZON AWARD


Florida resident among four AMA awards recipients at 2020 AMA Road Race Grand Championship

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Gabriel DaSilva was named the 2020 Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award winner, one of four riders to receive AMA awards at the 2020 AMA Road Race Grand Championship on Oct. 25 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.

DaSilva, 16, from Vero Beach, Fla., competed in AMA 600 Superbike Expert and AMA 600 Superstock Expert, winning those classes on a Yamaha YZF-R6 by a combined margin of 13.02 seconds. He also finished second on the same motorcycle in AMA 1000 Superbike Expert.

This is the third AMA Road Racing Grand National Championship victory that DaSilva has earned at the 2.38-mile, 17-turn Alabama circuit. He won the AMA 600 Superstock Expert title in 2019.

“I was pretty surprised to win it,” DaSilva said of the Horizon Award. “I met Nicky—also, his parents—at a couple of MotoGP events.”

DaSilva especially admires one of Hayden’s former teammates, two-time MotoGP World Champion Casey Stoner.

“I really liked the way he rode and how fast he was,” he said.

The Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award is presented to the rider showing the most promise for success in the professional ranks. Past winners of the award have included Blake Davis, Dallas Daniels, Jody Barry, Xavier Zayat, Anthony Mazziotto III, Hayden Gillim, Jake Lewis, Miles Thornton, Blake Young and Ben Spies.

DaSilva hopes to continue his racing career in the MotoAmerica Series in 2021.

Other AMA Awards recipients at Barber Motorsports Park included AMA Youth Road Racer of the Year Alessandro DiMario, of Lexington, Ky.; AMA Vet/Senior Road Racer of the Year Kevin Callaway, of Detroit, Mich.; and AMA Novice Road Racer of the Year Ian Cattanach, of Beverly Hills, Mich.

The official U.S. amateur road racing championship, sanctioned by the AMA and operated by WERA Motorcycle Racing Inc., featured 14 Expert and Novice competition classes for motorcycles ranging in displacement from 400cc to 1,000cc. The event was held in conjunction with the 48th annual WERA Grand National Finals.

“Congratulations to Gabriel, Alessandro, Kevin, Ian and all of our class champions,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “We had good weather on Sunday with great racing. We thank WERA Motorcycle Roadracing for organizing another excellent event.”

For more information about AMA road racing, visit americanmotorcyclist.com/racing/road-racing.

2020 AMA Road Race Grand Championship Class Champions

  • AMA 1000 Superbike Expert: Taylor Knapp, Harvest, Ala.
  • AMA 1000 Superbike Novice: Cory Lang, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • AMA 1000 Superstock Expert: Taylor Knapp, Harvest, Ala.
  • AMA 1000 Superstock Novice: Craig Frantz, Uhrichsville, Ohio
  • AMA 600 Superbike Expert: Gabriel DaSilva, Vero Beach, Fla.
  • AMA 600 Superbike Novice: Tony McKnight, Charleston, S.C.
  • AMA 600 Superstock Expert: Gabriel DaSilva, Vero Beach, Fla.
  • AMA 600 Superstock Novice: Micah Hand, Grovetown, Ga.
  • AMA 400 Superstock Expert: Michael Killian, Trussville, Ala.
  • AMA 400 Superstock Novice: Alessandro DiMario, Lexington, Ky.
  • AMA Lightweight Twins Superbike Expert: Kayla Yaakov, Biglerville, Pa.
  • AMA Lightweight Twins Superbike Novice: Ian Cattanach, Beverly Hills, Mich.
  • AMA Lightweight Twins Superstock Expert: Rodney Vest, North Topsail Beach, NC
  • AMA Lightweight Twins Superstock Novice: Nick Hafele, Cincinnati, Ohio

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit americanmotorcyclist.com.

Not a member? Join the AMA today: americanmotorcyclist.com.

October 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMA Press Release. Photo by Joe Hansen

MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS 2021 SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED 

Tickets Go on Sale in Early December as Fans are Welcomed Back to Stadiums.

Season Finale to Take Place in Salt Lake City

PRESS RELEASE

Feld Entertainment, Inc., today announced the schedule for the upcoming 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season. Tickets go on sale in early December as Supercross fans are welcomed back into stadiums at reduced capacities. For the second consecutive year, the season will conclude in Utah, as the “State of Sport” once again hosts the season finale, although this time with fans in attendance.
Since the series began in 1974, California has hosted most of the season openers, as the city of Anaheim has become synonymous with the start of the Supercross season. For the first time in 25 years, the series will start in another state by opening at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, for the first three rounds. The Texas trio of races will be followed by a two-race stint at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Supercross was the first sport to complete its season and championship in a bubble environment in 2020 due to the pandemic. Bubbles are now widely popular and being used by the NBA, NHL, WNBA, and MLB to great success. The NFL was one of the first sports to welcome fans back to stadiums and Supercross is excited to follow their lead while also using some of their own bubble-environment tactics in the 2021 season by hosting multiple races in a single location.
After Indianapolis, the series will venture west to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for another three races then traversing south to Daytona Beach, Florida, for the annual singular event at Daytona International Speedway. Rounds 10, 11, and 12 will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, after a two-week break.
Rounds 13–16 of the 17-race championship will be announced at a later date as we continue to work with our stadium partners and their local governments and health departments, while also staying current with national mandates and CDC guidelines. Additionally, the remaining Eastern Regional and Western Regional 250SX Class races, Triple Crown, and East/West 250SX Showdown events will also be announced later.
One of the surprises of racing in the bubble in Salt Lake City was the creation of mid-week races due to the condensed nature of the schedule. Racing every Wednesday during the three-week stretch became a fan-favorite while also boosting television ratings in an otherwise non-traditional broadcast window for Supercross. With that in mind, Supercross will host four SuperTuesday races, one in each of the host cities – Houston, Indianapolis, Glendale, and Arlington, a first in the sport’s 48-year history.

The season finale will take place at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City as the Utah Sports Commission – a long-time Supercross partner, is once again eager to host the season’s final event and championship wrap up with fans in attendance.
“AMA Supercross is among the most exciting motorcycle racing on the planet, and the AMA is pleased to join Feld Entertainment and the FIM in announcing the start of the 2021 season,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “In 2020, Feld Entertainment, the AMA and all our partners, and of course the racers and teams, worked tirelessly and innovatively to crown champions amid a global pandemic. The lessons learned will guide the management team as it delivers another incredible season of racing while ensuring that all COVID-19 precautions are met and fans get the show that they have come to expect from AMA Supercross.”
Storylines abound for the 2021 Supercross season as the 450SX Class continues to feature what has become an ever-expanding, deep array of talent. For the first time in five years, three Supercross champions will be competing for another title – Jason Anderson, Cooper Webb, and Eli Tomac, while a continually-evolving corps of deep threats will be on the hunt to dethrone and wreak havoc by winning races of their own – Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia, Adam Cianciarulo, plus premiere class rookies Dylan Ferrandis, Chase Sexton and Shane McElrath.
“This schedule demonstrates the combative spirit of Feld Entertainment, the AMA and the FIM to take on the challenge and is a statement of our common hope for a better world in the near future,” said Jorge Viegas, FIM President. “Hardcore fans may be hungry for ‘more’, but with the pandemic situation, it is a realistic calendar. Competition starts mid-January under COVID-19 restrictions until Easter. Afterward, hopefully, we can return to a more ‘traditional’ scenario. So, riders, sponsors and the industry can now prepare for 2021 and the fans also know when they can get in ‘Supercross mode’.”
Tickets for the first twelve Rounds will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, December 8. Preferred customers can sign up in advance for early access to purchase tickets a week prior, starting Tuesday, December 1 by visiting SupercrossLIVE.com.
Supercross has implemented enhanced health measures to help ensure the highest standards of wellness when it comes to today’s live experience. Seating capacity will be reduced at each stadium with a Pod Seating structure, which will allow family and friends to safely enjoy all the action while social distancing from other groups in attendance. More information about each stadium’s safety protocols can be found on their individual websites – NRG Stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium, State Farm Stadium, AT&T Stadium. Unless otherwise exempted by law, guests age 2 and older must wear a face-covering except when actively eating and drinking – local venue rules also apply. Find more information at the Monster Energy Supercross’ Fan Wellness page.

AMA MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAMER BABE DeMAY PASSES

1950s-’60s flat track racer, tuner was 88 years

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Oct. 28, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMA PRESS RELEASE

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Babe DeMay passes

1950s-’60s flat track racer, tuner was 88

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Cyriel “Babe” DeMay, an AMA Grand National competitor who raced from the early 1950s to the late 1960s before becoming a leading tuner and team owner on the AMA Grand National circuit, died Oct. 26 at his home in Rossville, Tenn. He was 88.

Mr. DeMay won the flat track national at Lincoln, Ill., in 1966 and was a Harley-Davidson-supported rider for most of the 1960s. He was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2001.

He was the owner of DeMay’s and Memphis Shade’s Motorcycle Race Team and also retired from Dial Soap Co. in Illinois and The International Corp.

Mr. DeMay’s first exposure to motorcycling was through his older brother, who owned a 1948 Indian Chief. At 13, Mr. DeMay got his own bike—a Whizzer—for a paper route. He then got a Cushman, but didn’t like the fact that he couldn’t jump curbs with it.

He started motorcycle racing in 1952, competing on an Indian Warrior. The following year, future fellow Hall of Famer Bill Tuman mentored Mr. DeMay, who finished the year among the top novices in the nation.

In 1960, Harley-Davidson racing chief Dick O’Brien gave Mr. DeMay a factory-built KR to race. He rode for Harley-Davidson until 1969, when he retired from racing and started helping Harley build racing engines.

Mr. DeMay’s work at Harley-Davidson in the early 1970s put a series of young champions on fast machines, including Garth Brow and Dave Sehl and future Hall of Famers Mark Brelsford, Corky Keener and Rex Beauchamp.

Read Mr. DeMay’s complete biography at motorcyclemuseum.org/halloffame/detail.aspx?RacerID=156.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit americanmotorcyclist.com.

Not a member? Join the AMA today: americanmotorcyclist.com.

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES-SUPPORTED RIDER
DALTON SHIREY EARNS CAREER-FIRST
NHHA OVERALL CHAMPIONSHIP

HOTLY-CONTESTED CHAMPIONSHIP BATTLE CAME DOWN TO THE FINAL ROUND OF RACING ON SUNDAY

Husqvarna Motorcycles-supported rider Dalton Shirey raced his way to an important victory on Sunday
at the AMA National Hare and Hound Championship finale in Lucerne Valley, California,
where he clinched his first-career Overall Championship by virtue of a tie-breaker. 

Husqvarna Press Release from 26.10.2020
Photos courtesy of Press Release/ Copyright Mark Kariya

Coming into the weekend, Shirey sat five points down in the overall championship following an unfortunate DNF result at the fourth round, and it all came down to the final laps on Sunday to determine who would come out on top. Shirey got off to a great start on Sunday as he claimed the holeshot and took advantage of a clear track ahead. With his closest competitor back in fifth on lap one, Shirey pushed hard for the first hour to create a 2.5-minute lead by the end of lap one. With a comfortable gap heading into the second lap, Shirey continued to hit his marks as he rode conservatively to come through the checkers 14 seconds ahead of his championship competitor, who claimed second overall for the day. With 1-2 finishes, both riders ended the season tied at 155 points in the overall standings and the tie-breaker was awarded to Shirey as he holds the most overall wins of the season with four.

Dalton Shirey: “This is the most important championship, the one I’ve been looking forward to. It means a lot to me and the whole team. The last 15 miles of that race felt like the longest 15 miles I have ever done but it was greatest feeling when I saw the checkered flag! Overall, the season was pretty good but I had a DNF at Round 4 and that kind of put me in a hole for the rest of the season. I knew it was going to come down to the end so I did my homework and made sure I was on my game every weekend and it paid off with three wins at the last three rounds.”  


 

Husqvarna Motorcycles-mounted rider Brittney Gallegos wrapped up the 2020 Pro Women’s Class Championship on Sunday with a solid podium finish at the season finale. Gallegos came away from the season with one victory in the class and five podiums where she proved to be the most consistently fast rider all season long.

Pro Class Results – Round 7

  1. Dalton Shirey (HQV)
  2. David Kamo (KTM)
  3. Jacob Argubright (KAW)

Pro Class Championship Standings

  1. Dalton Shirey, 155 points
  2. David Kamo, 155 points
  3. Joseph Wasson, 127 points

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MONSTER ENERGY AMA SUPERCROSS, AN FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2021 PROVISIONAL CALENDAR

27 October 2020
The FIM, the AMA and Feld Entertainment, Inc., today announced the schedule for the upcoming 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship season. Tickets go on sale in early December as Supercross fans are welcomed back into stadiums at reduced capacities. For the second consecutive year, the season will conclude in Utah, as the “State of Sport” once again hosts the season finale, although this time with fans in attendance.
Since the series began in 1974, California has hosted most of the season openers, as the city of Anaheim has become synonymous with the start of the Supercross season. For the first time in 25 years the series will start in another state by opening at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, for the first three rounds. The Texas trio of races will be followed by a two-race stint at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Supercross was the first sport to complete its season and championship in a bubble environment in 2020 due to the pandemic. Bubbles are now widely popular and being used by the NBA, NHL, WNBA, and MLB to great success. The NFL was one of the first sports to welcome fans back to stadiums and Supercross is excited to follow their lead while also using some of their own bubble-environment tactics in the 2021 season by hosting multiple races in a single location.
After Indianapolis, the series will venture west to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for another three races then traversing south to Daytona Beach, Florida, for the annual singular event at Daytona International Speedway. Rounds 10, 11 and 12 will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, after a two-week break.
Rounds 13–16 of the 17-race championship will be announced at a later date as Feld Entertainment, Inc.,continues to work with its stadium partners and their local governments and health departments, while also staying current with national mandates and CDC guidelines. Additionally, the remaining Eastern Regional and Western Regional 250SX Class races, Triple Crown and East/West 250SX Showdown events will also be announced later.
One of the unexpected surprises of racing in the bubble in Salt Lake City was the creation of mid-week races due to the condensed nature of the schedule. Racing every Wednesday during the three-week stretch became a fan-favorite while also boosting television ratings in an otherwise non-traditional broadcast window for Supercross. With that in mind, Supercross will host four SuperTuesday races, one in each of the host cities – Houston, Indianapolis, Glendale and Arlington, a first in the sport’s 48-year history.
The season finale will take place at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City as the Utah Sports Commission – a long-time Supercross partner is once again eager to host the season’s final event and championship wrap up with fans in attendance.
“AMA Supercross is among the most exciting motorcycle racing on the planet, and the AMA is pleased to join Feld Entertainment and the FIM in announcing the start of the 2021 season,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “In 2020, Feld Entertainment, the AMA and all our partners, and of course the racers and teams, worked tirelessly and innovatively to crown champions amid a global pandemic. The lessons learned will guide the management team as it delivers another incredible season of racing, while ensuring that all COVID-19 precautions are met and fans get the show that they have come to expect

Storylines abound for the 2021 Supercross season as the 450SX Class continues to feature what has become an ever-expanding, deep array of talent. For the first time in five years, three Supercross champions will be competing for another title – Jason Anderson, Cooper Webb and Eli Tomac, while a continually-evolving corps of deep threats will be on the hunt to dethrone and wreak havoc by winning races of their own –
Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, Justin Barcia, Adam Cianciarulo, plus premiere class rookies Dylan Ferrandis, Chase Sexton and Shane McElrath.
“This schedule demonstrates the combative spirit of Feld Entertainment, the AMA and the FIM to take on the challenge and is a statement of our common hope for a better world in the near future,” said Jorge Viegas, FIM President. “Hard core fans may be hungry for ‘more’, but with the pandemic situation, it is a realistic calendar. Competition starts mid-January under COVID-19 restrictions until Easter. Afterwards, hopefully we can return to a more ‘traditional’ scenario. So, riders, sponsors and the industry can now prepare for 2021 and the fans also know when they can get in ‘Supercross mode’.”
Round Date FMNR City Count ry Venue
# 1 SAT 16 January AMA Houston, TX USA NRG Stadium
# 2 TUE 19 January AMA Houston, TX USA NRG Stadium
# 3 SAT 23 January AMA Houston, TX USA NRG Stadium
# 4 SAT 30 January AMA Indianapolis, IN USA Lucas Oil Stadium
# 5 TUE 02 February AMA Indianapolis, IN USA Lucas Oil Stadium
# 6 SAT 20 February AMA Glendale, AZ USA State Farm Stadium
# 7 TUE 23 February AMA Glendale, AZ USA State Farm Stadium
# 8 SAT 27 February AMA Glendale, AZ USA State Farm Stadium
# 9 SAT 06 March AMA Daytona, FL USA Daytona International Speedway
# 10 SAT 20 March AMA Arlington, TX USA AT&T STADIUM
# 11 TUE 23 March AMA Arlington, TX USA AT&T STADIUM
# 12 SAT 27 March AMA Arlington, TX USA AT&T STADIUM
# 13
# 14
# 15
# 16 To be announced

To be announced
To be announced
To be announced
# 17 To be announced AMA Salt Lake City, UT USA Rice-Eccles Stadium

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Tickets for the first twelve Rounds will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, December 8. Preferred customers can sign up in advance for early access to purchase tickets a week prior, starting Tuesday, December 1 by visiting SupercrossLIVE.com.
Supercross has implemented enhanced health measures to help ensure the highest standards of wellness when it comes to today’s live experience. Seating capacity will be reduced at each stadium with a Pod Seating structure, which will allow family and friends to safely enjoy all the action while social distancing from other groups in attendance. More information about each stadium’s safety protocols can be found on their individual websites – NRG Stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium, State Farm Stadium, AT&T Stadium. Unless otherwise exempted by law, guests age 2 and older must wear a face covering except when actively eating and drinking – local venue rules also apply. More information about Monster Energy Supercross’ Fan Wellness can be found here.
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The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) founded in 1904, is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an indepFederations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the endent association formed by 113 National
International Olympic Committee (IOC). Among its 50 FIM World Championships the main events are MotoGP, Superbike, Endurance, Motocross, Supercross, Trial, Enduro, Cross-Country Rallies and Speedway. Furthermore, the FIM is also active and involved in the following areas: public affairs, road safety, touring and protection of the environment. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994.  FOUNDED 1904

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ISAK GIFTING JOINS GASGAS FACTORY RACING

RISING SWEDISH STAR SET TO RACE ALONGSIDE SIMON LANGENFELDER IN DIGA PROCROSS GASGAS FACTORY RACING TEAM IN 2021

GASGAS Motorcycles are excited to welcome Isak Gifting as our newest factory racer! One of the hottest prospects in the MX2 World Championship right now, the young Swede will remain in red and take on his first full season of MX2 competition following his sensational performances as a stand-in rider during recent GPs. Joining the DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing team for 2021, Isak will compete alongside the returning Simon Langenfelder with both racing on our proven MC 250F.

  • Isak Gifting joins DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing for 2021
  • DIGA Procross set for second term as official GASGAS MX2 team
  • German racer Simon Langenfelder completes two-rider squad

Crowned Swedish 125cc Youth National Champion in 2016 and 2017 following a number of years racing in domestic youth championships, Gifting went on to enter a limited number of EMX250 rounds in 2018. His season highlight came in Latvia where he placed a strong ninth overall before lining up for a full season in 2019. Continually improving, Isak ended the year with an impressive fifth overall at the final round in his native Sweden.

2020 saw Isak line up for a second full term of EMX250 racing. Continuing his strong form, overall podium finishes at the opening three rounds marked a serious improvement in the 19-year-old’s speed. While ranked third in the championship, an offer from DIGA Procross GASGAS team manager Justin Amian to compete in the MX2 World Championship saw Isak switch series’ and get his first taste of top-flight MX2 competition, as a fill-in rider.

Grabbing the opportunity with both hands, Isak joined the team at round nine, immediately claiming top-10 overall results despite very little time to prepare. Turning heads at the latest round, the MXGP of Lommel, he battled with established MX2 stars and charged hard to claim 8-2 results for fifth overall.

With his sights set high and with just three rounds of the 2020 season remaining, Gifting is focused on doing all he can to claim an overall podium result and complete his exceptional year in the best way possible.

Simon Langenfelder will return to the team for 2021, his second term of MX2 World Championship action. Having shown flashes of speed throughout this season before an untimely leg injury, the young German is fully focused on his recovery and looking ahead to prepare for the new season.

Isak Gifting: “It’s an amazing feeling to continue with the DIGA Procross GASGAS team in 2021 as a full factory rider. Riding Grands Prix has been a dream of mine since I was a little boy and now I’ve made it. Racing for a factory team, it’s just unbelievable. The bike is fantastic and having a solid team around me with a great manager, mechanics and a trainer gives me a lot of confidence. I have a great feeling going into 2021. I can’t wait to have a full winter of testing with the team and I’m sure that together we can achieve some great results.”

Simon Langenfelder: “I’m really looking forward to 2021. I was just starting to put together decent results this season before my crash in Faenza. It was a disappointing way to end the season. Fortunately, I have a great team around me, and I’m almost fully recovered so we can begin our preparation for the new season really soon. I’m excited for the future. I know the bike is good so being able to continue with the DIGA Procross GASGAS team is a great feeling.”

Justin Amian – DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Racing Team Manager: “We’re really excited for the 2021 season with Isak joining the team alongside Simon. Since Isak joined us as a fill-in rider he’s done nothing but impress me and the rest of the team. His results speak for themselves. Continual progression and he’s really made the best of the opportunity that we gave him. He is incredibly strong-minded, a real fighter on the track and his fitness is incredible so it was an easy decision to have him join our team. We believe in him and he believes in us. We also know that Simon can deliver great results, as he started to show this year. His injury was really unfortunate, but we know that he is fully focused on his preparations for 2021. We look forward to a great off-season of testing ahead of next year and we’re excited for the future with Isak and Simon.”

DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BAJA CANCELLED

FIM Bajas World Cup
2020 Calendar, UPDATE 27 OCTOBER
Dubai International Baja cancelled

Despite the best efforts of all parties involved and due to ongoing health concerns and associated restrictions in light of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the FIM, the Emirates Motorsport Organisation (EMSO) and the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) regret to announce the cancellation of the Dubai International Baja that was rescheduled to take place on 26-28 November.
The second and last event of the 2020 season will take place in Portalegre, Portugal on 05-07 November.

About the FIM (www.fim-live.com)
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sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. The FIM is an independent association formed by 113
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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE WRECKING CREW RIDER BRIAR BAUMAN

CAPTURES SECOND CONSECUTIVE AFT SUPERTWINS
GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Indian Motorcycle Racing Clinches Its Fourth Straight Championship since Returning to Professional Flat Track Racing
Indian Motorcycle Remained Undefeated in 2020 with its FTR750

DAYTONA BEACH (October 19, 2020) – Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, and the FTR750 closed out an unprecedented season this past weekend at the Progressive AFT Finale Doubleheader at Daytona I & II, a pair of events which saw Wrecking Crew rider Briar Bauman successfully complete his quest to repeat as AFT SuperTwins Champion. Entering the weekend with a slim lead over fellow Wrecking Crew teammate Jared Mees, Bauman was able to fend off the former five-time grand national champion to earn the No. 1 plate for the second consecutive year.

Mees came into the first leg of the doubleheader on Friday just nine points back of Bauman and had every intention of closing the points gap to put himself in position on Saturday to reclaim his throne. Bauman was reluctant to give up any ground and took control of his own destiny, placing second and needing only an eighth-place finish in the second of the two races to complete his repeat bid.

The AFT Finale at Daytona II on Saturday was met with inclement weather which caused numerous delays to the evening’s proceedings. This only made things that much more difficult for Bauman, who was looking to clinch his championship, and Mees who was looking to mount a comeback. Both riders showed their championship grit amidst the conditions and found themselves in the hunt down the stretch of the main.

With Indian Privateer Brandon Robinson seizing control early and throughout, Mees’ best shot for a potential title win was to overtake Robinson and hope for a mistake on Bauman’s part. Mees fought hard and maintained his position in second for the majority of the race but was ultimately overcome by the odds. In the final two laps of the race, Bauman found himself in the top four with Indian Privateer Sammy Halbert hot on his trail looking to pass him and earn a podium finish. Realizing what was happening behind him and what was at stake, along with the potential risk that came with trying to hold off Halbert, Bauman smartly let Halbert pass and was able to cruise comfortably to a fourth-place finish, more than enough to earn him a second consecutive No. 1 plate.

“We couldn’t be prouder of Briar and we’re extremely happy to see him repeat as champion,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “The same goes for Jared, Bronson and our entire factory team who fought tooth and nail this season and were able to rise to the occasion multiple times in the midst of one of the most challenging years ever.“

The result marked Indian Motorcycle Racing’s fourth consecutive title since returning to professional flat track racing in 2017, with Mees and Bauman each repeating after initial championship victories. Additionally, the Indian Motorcycle FTR750 went undefeated in the 2020 season, earning victories in 15 consecutive races.

The season points standings concluded with Briar Bauman sitting atop the leaderboard with 309 points and Mees finishing in second at 300 points. The top five was rounded out by Indian Privateers Sammy Halbert and Brandon Robinson along with Wrecking Crew Rider Bronson Bauman who finished in third, fourth and fifth place, respectively.

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MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MOTOGP

TURNS UP INTENSITY FOR TERUEL GP

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team return to the MotorLand Aragón in Spain this weekend for Round 11 of the 2020 MotoGP World Championship.
Alcañiz (Spain), 21st October 2020
Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales will once again be solely representing the Factory Yamaha Team at the MotorLand Aragón track this weekend. Having come close to a podium result last time out, he is determined to land a top-3 result at the Gran Premio de Teruel and make further strides in the championship standings.

Thanks to a fourth place at last week’s Gran Premio Michelin de Aragón, Viñales is currently third in the overall rankings, just 12 points from the top and 6 points behind the rider in second place. For the Teruel GP, the Spaniard is fully motivated to continue working on the setting of his YZR-M1. His strategy is to play up the strong points of the Yamaha and further adapt his riding style to the Aragon track, which is one of his favourite circuits.

So far, Top Gun, has stood on the Aragon podium three times before. He secured a third place in 2011 in the 125cc class, a Moto3 second place finish in 2013, and a Moto2 victory in 2014. He would love nothing better than to add a podium result this time out, having secured fourth place four times in the MotoGP class in 2016, 2017, 2019, and last weekend.

Valentino Rossi is still recovering from his Covid-19 infection and will sit out the Gran Premio de Teruel event. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. and Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP announced on Sunday 18 October that they decided not to enter a replacement rider to substitute for Rossi at this weekend’s GP.

The MotorLand Aragón circuit is situated near the town of Alcañiz, a few hours’ drive from Barcelona. The fast 5.1km long track has ten left and seven right corners, and a 968m longest straight. It was given the IRTA Best Grand Prix of the Year award after MotoGP’s first visit there, reflecting the riders’ and the fans’ appreciation of the venue.

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MASSIMO MEREGALLI TEAM DIRECTOR

“We couldn’t be fully satisfied with last week’s results. Though Maverick’s standing in the championship classification improved, we wanted to be on the podium. Fourth place is always a bit of a bitter pill to swallow, especially because Maverick did come close to catching Mir in the final laps. That said, last week’s fourth place is also a good motivator. We want to do better, and we know we can do better. The good thing about having another race in Aragon is that we have the data from last week, so we know in which areas we can improve for Sunday’s race. Again it will be just Maverick riding for our team this weekend, so we can fully focus on helping him in his championship quest.”

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MAVERICK VIÑALES
MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MOTOGP RIDER

“I’m quite satisfied with how we started and finished last week’s race. The opening lap and final laps were really good. Now we have to work on the middle part of the race. We are going to try again this weekend. We are going to focus on making the strong points of our bike stronger and I will again be concentrating on my riding style. Whenever we focus on these points we seem to do well – so that’s our plan. We have the same objectives as we had last week: we want to start from the front row, make a good start, and then we’ll see. We have nothing to lose in the championship, and we have a good mentality. It’s a strange and demanding season for everyone, but we are keeping our spirits high. This is a good track for me, and Valencia and Portimão should be good too. We know we can do a good job at these tracks, but we’re taking it one step at the time. First we are going to try to understand what we need to do to win here this weekend.”

INFORMATION – FIM MXGP/MX2 Motocross World Championships Entry list – Lommel (BEL), 25 October

MXGP of Flanders – Lommel (BEL), 25 October – Entry list
MXGP – Over 175cc to 250cc 2-stroke / 290cc to 450cc 4-stroke

N° Rider Motorcycle Nat. Fed. Team
1 3 Febvre Romain Kawasaki FRA FFM Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
2 4 Tonus Arnaud Yamaha SUI FMS Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
3 6 Paturel Benoit Honda FRA FFM JM Honda Racing
4 7 Leok Tanel Husqvarna EST EMF A1M Husqvarna
5 10 Vlaanderen Calvin Yamaha NED KNMV Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing
6 17 Butron Jose KTM ESP RFME JD GUNNEX KTM Racing Team
7 21 Paulin Gautier Yamaha FRA MCM Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
8 25 Desalle Clement Kawasaki BEL FMB Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
9 32 Van doninck Brent Husqvarna BEL FMB
10 53 Walsh Dylan Honda GBR MNZ JM Honda Racing
11 61 Prado Jorge KTM ESP RFME Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
12 77 Lupino Alessandro Yamaha ITA FMI Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing
13 88 van der Vlist Freek KTM NED KNMV
14 89 Van Horebeek Jeremy Honda BEL FFM HONDA SR MOTOBLOUZ
15 91 Seewer Jeremy Yamaha SUI FMS Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
16 92 Guillod Valentin Honda SUI FFM HONDA SR MOTOBLOUZ
17 116 Sabulis Karlis KTM LAT LAMSF WZ-RACING
18 128 Monticelli Ivo GASGAS ITA FMI Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing Team
19 152 Petrov Petar KTM BUL BMF Team VRT Nordpesca Holland
20 160 Kritikos Manolis KTM GRE AMOTOE
21 189 Bogers Brian KTM NED KNMV Marchetti Racing Team KTM
22 191 Rannikko Rene Husqvarna FIN SML A1M Husqvarna
23 222 Cairoli Antonio KTM ITA FMI Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
24 226 Koch Tom KTM GER DMSB KTM Sarholz Racing Team
25 228 Ebben Kay KTM NED KNMV
26 232 Potisek Milko Yamaha FRA FFM
27 243 Gajser Tim Honda SLO AMZS Team HRC
28 302 Toendel Cornelius Honda NOR NMF JWR Racing
29 311 Geens Heikki KTM BEL FMB
30 555 Guryev Artem Honda RUS FMRM JM Honda Racing
31 747 Cervellin Michele Yamaha ITA FMI SDMCORSE-YAMAHA
32 777 Bobryshev Evgeny Husqvarna RUS MFR PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna
33 811 Sterry Adam KTM GBR ACU Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
34 911 Tixier Jordi KTM FRA FFM JT911 KTM racing team
35 991 Watson Nathan Honda GBR ACU HONDA SR MOTOBLOUZ

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MX2 – Over 100cc to 125cc 2-stroke / 175cc to 250cc 4-stroke

N° Rider Motorcycle Nat. Fed. Team
1 14 Beaton Jed Husqvarna AUS MA Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
2 19 Olsen Thomas Kjer Husqvarna DEN DMU Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
3 28 Vialle Tom KTM FRA FFM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
4 39 Van De Moosdijk Roan Kawasaki NED KNMV F&H Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team
5 44 Lesiardo Morgan Honda ITA FMI Honda 114 Motorsports
6 47 Malkiewicz Bailey Honda AUS MA Honda 114 Motorsports
7 48 Collings Adam KTM GBR ACU F4E racing KTM
8 70 Fernandez Ruben Yamaha ESP RFME SDMCORSE-YAMAHA
9 74 de Wolf Kay Husqvarna NED KNMV Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
10 83 Renkens Nathan KTM BEL FMB NR83
11 98 Vaessen Bas KTM NED KNMV Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
12 102 Sikyna Richard KTM SVK SMF JD GUNNEX KTM Racing Team
13 105 Genot Cyril Yamaha BEL FMB iXS MXGP Team
14 115 Dickinson Ashton KTM GBR ACU
15 118 Rubini Stephen Honda FRA FFM Honda Racing Assomotor
16 161 Östlund Alvin Honda SWE SVEMO Honda Racing Assomotor
17 182 Sheridan Jake KTM IRL MCUI
18 184 Carpenter James Husqvarna GBR ACU
19 192 Meier Glen Yamaha DEN DMU JK Racing Yamaha
20 193 Geerts Jago Yamaha BEL FMB Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team
21 198 Benistant Thibault Yamaha FRA FFM Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing
22 229 Bekaert Seppe Kawasaki BEL FMB
23 240 Horgmo Kevin KTM NOR NMF Marchetti Racing Team KTM
24 253 Pancar Jan KTM SLO AMZS KTM RACESTORE MX2
25 258 Nermann Johannes Husqvarna EST EMF A1M Husqvarna
26 303 Forato Alberto Husqvarna ITA FMI Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii
27 313 Polak Petr Yamaha CZE ACCR
28 326 Gilbert Josh Husqvarna GBR ACU PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna
29 426 Mewse Conrad KTM GBR ACU Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
30 517 Gifting Isak GASGAS SWE SVEMO DIGA PROCROSS GASGAS FACTORY JUNIORS
31 707 Spies Maximilian Husqvarna GER DMSB Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii
32 766 Sandner Michael GASGAS AUT AMF DIGA PROCROSS GASGAS FACTORY JUNIORS
33 801 Van Mieghem Jordi Kawasaki BEL FMB
34 919 Watson Ben Yamaha GBR ACU Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team
35 959 Renaux Maxime Yamaha FRA FFM YAMAHA-SMACTION-MCMIGLIORI-J1RACING

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MONSTER ENERGY®/PRO CIRCUIT/KAWASAKI RACE TEAM ANNOUNCES 2021 ROSTER

OCT 16, 2020

The upcoming 2021 racing season marks 28 years of winning for Kawasaki and Pro Circuit. The successful Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki boasts an impressive resume including the most combined supercross/motocross wins in the 125/250 class at 29 championships, including the 2019 AMA Pro Motocross championship achieved by Monster Energy® Kawasaki rider Adam Cianciarulo.

Returning to the Monster Energy®/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki race team for 2021 aboard their all-new 2021 KX™250 motorcycles is long-time Team Green™ racer Austin Forkner along with Jordon Smith and Cameron McAdoo. The trio welcomes, Seth Hammaker, as he graduates from the Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green amateur race program.

“We have a great team returning for the 2021 season combined with an all-new KX250 motorcycle,” said Mitch Payton, Pro Circuit owner. “We’re looking forward to continuing to work with our solid group of guys and Hammaker joining the crew. There is a lot of talent between our four riders, and we will provide all the necessary tools to help each of them reach their full potential. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team has high expectations to put Kawasaki and Pro Circuit on top of the podium.”

Forkner will enter the new season as the most experienced rider on the team. The 12-time 250 class race winner has high hopes of capturing multiple championships after his successful 2019 and 2020 seasons were cut short due to injury. 2020 brought the fresh face of Smith who earned three top-5 finishes out of the four rounds he competed in before withdrawing early due to injury. McAdoo returned in 2020 to the brand that he found great success with throughout his amateur career, achieving career-bests in both supercross and motocross series, and looks to keep that momentum going into next season. Making his professional debut, Hammaker is set to join the team for both series at the beginning of the 2021 season.

The 2021 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki racing team is positioned for another championship campaign and awaits the announcement of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM Championship and AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

VIÑALES SECOND PLACE IN TERUEL GP FREE PRACTICE

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales showed some serious Friday-form at the MotorLand Aragón track today. He finished the FP2 in second place and took the same position in the combined free practice standings.
Alcañiz (Spain), 23rd October 2020

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Maverick Viñales is a man with a plan at this weekend’s Gran Premio de Teruel. He mostly focused on perfecting his YZR-M1’s set-up again in FP2, but also displayed strong one-lap speed at the end of the 45-minute session. He was one of only two riders to dip under the 1’48s-mark and earned second place in the combined FP rankings.

Having found some new set-up solutions in this morning’s FP1, Viñales put in a good amount of laps this afternoon to confirm the positive findings on a tyre combination that he feels might be a solid option for Sunday’s race. He followed up his first three race set-up dedicated runs with a time attack on his second bike in the final five minutes of FP2 to earn himself a place inside the top 10 of the combined free practice standings.

Top Gun was eager to see the one-lap potential of the YZR-M1 in preparation for tomorrow’s qualifying. He confirmed the Yamaha’s serious one-lap speed, clocking a 1’47.957s on his 18th and final lap, to take second place, 0.175s from first.

Massimo Meregalli

MASSIMO MEREGALLI

TEAM DIRECTOR

We used today’s session mainly to work on perfecting last Sunday’s race setting, using the data we collected as well as Maverick’s post-race feedback. He felt a drop of the tyre after one third of the race distance. But apart from that, the area that he asked us to improve for this GP was the grip on the maximum lean angle. Both in FP1 and FP2 we continuously tried different solutions until he did a time attack at the end. The weather and track conditions today also allowed us to test the medium tyre option, which we couldn’t try last time, and we collected important information for the final tyre choice for Sunday’s race. In FP3 we will keep working on the direction we took today. If the rider is satisfied when the setting is finalised, we will also dedicate some time to working on race pace during FP4.

Of course, it remains a strange situation for our team to have only one rider this weekend. The good news is that Vale is feeling better. He doesn’t have Covid-19 symptoms anymore and hopes that his test results this Monday will be negative so he can join us again for the races in Valencia.

Maverick Viñales

MAVERICK VIÑALES

MONSTER ENERGY YAMAHA MOTOGP RIDER

I think today was quite good, because I noticed an improvement. Actually, the track seemed to have less grip today compared to last week. That makes setting good lap times more difficult, but we did a good job anyway. We also need to take into consideration that we tried many things on the bike today, so that also made it hard to concentrate on getting a good rhythm. But riding consistent 1’49s on medium tyres and with a full tank is positive. I only put in a time attack at the end of FP2, and it was good. When I did the time attack I was on my other bike, so it was difficult to do a good lap but, anyway, I’m happy. We have reasons to be positive, because we found good things for tomorrow. Tomorrow we are going to concentrate on the rhythm, keep the good lines, do a perfect lap in qualifying, and see if we can improve the race pace a little bit in general. I know I can be really fast at the start of the race with the soft front, but we saw last week that we need to push more in the second half, so that’s why I think the medium option will be better this Sunday.

2021 PROFESSIONAL SUPERCROSS AND MOTOCROSS NUMBERS ANNOUNCED

Current AMA Champions to run No. 1 plates

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association has announced the professional competition numbers for pro-licensed riders competing in Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship for the 2021 season.

Each rider uses the assigned professional number for competition. In addition, the current champion runs the No. 1 plate, instead of an assigned professional number, when competing in the class or region in which the No. 1 plate was earned.

When competing in a class other than the class in which the championship was earned, the rider must use the professional number assigned.

2021 Top 100 and Career Pro Numbers for AMA Supercross and Motocross
* Career Numbers

1 — 450SX Eli Tomac
1 — 450MX Zach Osborne
1 — 250MX Dylan Ferrandis
1W Dylan Ferrandis
1E Chase Sexton
2* Cooper Webb
3* Eli Tomac
4* Blake Baggett
6* Jeremy Martin
7* Aaron Plessinger
9* Adam Cianciarulo
10* Justin Brayton
11* Kyle Chisholm
12* Shane McElrath
14* Dylan Ferrandis
15* Dean Wilson
16* Zach Osborne
17* Joey Savatgy
18 Jett Lawrence
19* Justin Bogle
20* Broc Tickle
21* Jason Anderson
22* Chad Reed
23* Chase Sexton
24* RJ Hampshire
25* Marvin Musquin
26* Alex Martin
27* Malcolm Stewart
28 Brandon Hartranft
29 Christian Craig
30 Jo Shimoda
31 Cameron McAdoo
32* Justin Cooper
33 Derek Drake
34 Max Anstie
35 Mitchell Harrison
36 Martin Davalos
37 Benny Bloss
38 Austin Forkner
39 Carson Mumford
40 Vince Friese
41 Hunter Lawrence
42 Michael Mosiman
43 Fredrik Noren
44 Tyler Bowers
45 Pierce Brown
46* Justin Hill
47 Jalek Swoll
48 Garrett Marchbanks
49 Mitchell Oldenburg
50 Enzo Lopes
51* Justin Barcia
52 Luke Clout
53 Jake Masterpool
54 Nick Gaines
55 John Short
56 Kyle Peters
57 Justin Rodbell
58 Jacob Hayes
59 Jarrett Frye
60 Chris Blose
61 Joey Crown
62 Mason Gonzales
63 Martin Castelo
64 Colt Nichols
65 Carson Brown
66 Jordan Bailey
67 Stilez Robertson
68 Jace Owen
69 Robbie Wageman
70 Henry Miller
71 Killian Auberson
72 Coty Schock
73 Derek Kelley
74 Mitchell Falk
75 Ty Masterpool
76 Grant Harlan
77 Jerry Robin
78 Kyle Cunningham
79 Isaac Teasdale
80 Jordon Smith
81 Justin Starling
82 Lorenzo Locurcio
83 Alex Ray
84 Josh Hill
85 Kevin Moranz
86 Darian Sanayei
87 Curren Thurman
88 Logan Karnow
89 Ryan Breece
90 Dilan Schwartz
91 Nate Thrasher
92 Chase Marquier
93 Hardy Munoz
94* Ken Roczen
95 Joshua Osby
96 Michael Leib
97 Ben LaMay
98 Justin Hoeft
99 Hunter Sayles
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MASTER THE TOUGHEST TERRAIN – ALL-NEW TE 300i AND FE 350 ROCKSTAR EDITION MODELS AVAILABLE NOW

COMPETITION FOCUSED ENDURO MACHINES DELIVER INCREASED PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY TOGETHER WITH A TRUE FACTORY LOOK

Further expanding the 2021 TE and FE enduro line-up, Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce the arrival of the very first TE 300i and FE 350 Rockstar Edition models. Built in limited numbers with competition focused upgrades, each machine provides superior performance and reliability together with a true factory look.

Mirroring the motorcycles used by Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, the TE 300i Rockstar Edition and FE 350 Rockstar Edition feature chromium molybdenum steel frames that are finished with a tough, premium black powder coating. Further technical upgrades include a black seat cover with additional ribs for increased grip, a front disc protector, a durable rear chain guide and a Supersprox rear sprocket.

Guaranteeing class-leading power as well as ensuring low maintenance costs, the TE 300i Rockstar Edition provides trusted 2-stroke performance with its advanced 300 cc engine. With impressive torque, the electronic fuel injection system removes the need for both jetting changes and pre-mixing of fuel. Fitted with Michelin Enduro tyres the light and agile TE 300i Rockstar Edition is equipped to take on the toughest trails.

The FE 350 Rockstar Edition combines premium WP suspension and innovative electronics as standard. Paired with the compact 350 cc DOHC engine, capable of unleashing 450-rivalling power, the comfortable ergonomics and agile, 250-like handling ensure the perfect balance between weight and power. Giving riders the option of using traction control for improved control on slick terrain, the motorcycle is finished with Michelin’s proven Enduro tyres. Built from the well-proven FE 350, the FE 350 Rockstar Edition delivers true versatility and can master demanding terrain when in the hands of any rider.

Technical highlights TE 300i Rockstar Edition and FE 350 Rockstar Edition:

  • Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing graphics
  • Black powder coated frame
  • Blue CNC machined triple clamps
  • Black seat cover with additional ribs
  • Front disc protector
  • Blue Supersprox rear sprocket
  • Blue chain guide
  • Grey ODI grips

Providing comfort, protection and style, the Functional Offroad Apparel Collection ensures riders of all abilities are fully prepared for their next ride. A complete range of protective equipment that takes into account the unique challenges of offroad riding, all products deliver durability and present many innovative technical features.

The Husqvarna Motorcycles’ 2021 TE 300i and FE 350 Rockstar Edition models are available in select markets at authorised Husqvarna Motorcycles dealers. Availabilities differ from country to country. For all details on pricing and availability, please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles subsidiary or importer.

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STRONG 4TH POSITION FOR FENATI

AFTER THRILLING Moto3™ RACE AT ARAGÓN

ROMANO FENATI SHINES FOR HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES IN A VIVID MULTI RIDER CHASE FOR Moto3™ VICTORY AT MOTORLAND AND TAKES HIS SECOND TOP-FIVE RESULT OF 2020

Romano Fenati 2020 Moto3 Aragon 1

The Sterilgarda Max Racing Team brought their Husqvarna FR 250 GPs to the fourth Grand Prix of the year to take place on the Iberian Peninsula. Alonso Lopez and Romano Fenati started Free Practice in fast form. By the end of Q2 on Saturday the team had recorded their best grid positions of the season with Lopez in 4th position and Fenati sitting 6th, ensuring the second row of the Moto3 grid.

Fenati quickly burst in the breakaway top-five group disputing victory on Sunday. With half of the 19-lap distance gone the group had swollen to a busy eight riders all chasing podium glory. As per usual in Moto3 the last lap was critical. Fenati was jostling for positions and managed to snatch 4th at the finish; just three tenths of a second separated the top seven.

Lopez had originally been as high as 6th but was then forced to take a Long Lap penalty within the first five laps due to his mistake at Le Mans the previous Sunday. The young Spaniard re-joined the field just inside the top twenty and then pushed to take as many points as possible but had some rear tyre fade that limited his lap-times. He ended the race outside the first fifteen and with 17th place for his efforts.
Romano Fenati is now 11th in the championship standings with four races remaining in 2020. Lopez holds 22nd. The Gran Premio Liqui Moly de Teruel will occur at MotorLand next weekend for the last event in the latest MotoGP ‘triple header’.
Romano Fenati“A very good race for us. We have to make some adjustments for the next GP because we lost a little with the rear tyre. Overall, it was a pretty good day but we now need to work on the last part of the race for next week.”
 
Alonso Lopez“I am a little bit sad about today. I feel the result could have been a lot better but the rear tyre was gone by the middle of the race. I couldn’t keep my rhythm. I hope we can solve this problem next week and do a good job with the team to improve.”
Max Biaggi, Team Principal“Today was a good race for our team. Romano was 4th but we know he can be ever better next week. Alonso couldn’t fight back from that Long Lap penalty. Hopefully he’ll be faster at Aragon again next weekend.”
Results – 2020 Moto3 FIM World Championship, Round 11
1. Jaume Masia (Honda) 37:45.009, 2. Darryn Binder (KTM)+0.091, 3. Raul Fernandez (KTM) +0.196, 4th. Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) +0.327, 17. Alonso Lopez (Husqvarna) +13.861
Championship standings – After round 11
1. Albert Arenas (KTM) 144pts;
2. Ai Ogura (Honda) 131pts;
3. Celestino Vietti (KTM) 126pts;
11. Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) 70 pts;
22. Alonso Lopez (Husqvarna) 16

Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.

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JOHNNY LEWIS WINS AFT FINALE AT DAYTONA

Victory is the First for Royal Enfield in AFT Competition

MILWAUKEE, Wis (October 16, 2020) — On a humid night in Daytona, Fla Johnny Lewis made history for Royal Enfield by capturing the checkered flag in the Production Twins class during the American Flat Track (AFT) Finale at Daytona I. Lewis led from start to finish on the Twins FT to give Royal Enfield its first ever win in the series. The win also marks the first racing competition win in Royal Enfield’s modern history.
The team arrived in Daytona in high spirits, and despite having issues in the first practice, Lewis showed resilience by winning his Semi, giving him grid choice. Lewis made a strong initial start to the race, fending off the rest of the field. The Main was then red flagged due to a downed rider and the grid was reset. During the second restart, Lewis rode the inside line aggressively, taking the holeshot. Lewis began to distance himself from the field and went on to take the flag to flag victory.
“My confidence was high going into this weekend, ” said Lewis, rider and Moto Anatomy x Royal Enfield team owner. “I left Charlotte to practice at my home track and work on the chassis setup since it’s a similar track to Daytona. Everyone has worked extremely hard to get to this point. One of my mechanics, Ben Groh, has been with me every day since August 1. I’m thrilled earn this win for the teams in India, the UK and North America. Tomorrow is another day, and it would be really satisfying to end the championship with two wins on a new bike in its developmental season.”
The Moto Anatomy x Royal Enfield team made its debut at the Williams Grove Half-Mile in Mechanicsburg, PA with positive results. In the following round, a valve issue prevented the team from competing in the subsequent AFT races in Atlanta, GA. The team then showed promise at the following round in Charlotte, NC but racing was canceled due to rain.
While the goal of Lewis’ program has been development of the Twins FT platform, the desire for positive results has driven the team from the onset of the program.
“Just over a year ago we decided to go flat track racing in AFT,” said Adrian Sellers, Head of Royal Enfield Customs. “The goal for our first year was to learn and work towards competitive results. We couldn’t have imagined that we would win a race, and the result at Daytona I is overwhelming. We’ve had an incredible season of development, and the team has given its all to finding the solutions that got us over the line. Whatever happens at tomorrow’s race, we’ll go into the off-season and next year fueled by the knowledge that we can win.”
Lewis will compete again Saturday evening at the AFT Finale at Daytona II in the Production Twins class and aims to score double victories to conclude the 2020 AFT season. Fans can tune into Royal Enfield’s social channels and NBC Sports Gold to follow Lewis and the Moto Anatomy x Royal Enfield team tomorrow. Coverage begins at 6:30 PM EST.

About Royal Enfield

The oldest motorcycle company in continuous production in the world, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-size motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic motorcycles. With its manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield has been able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. Royal Enfield is a leading player in the global middleweight motorcycle market.
Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is developing a growing network of more than 125 dealers in North America, including the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. RENA currently offers the Bullet 500, Classic 500, Himalayan and the all new 650 Twins: INT 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles along with a range of genuine motorcycle accessories and apparel.
The Moto Anatomy x Royal Enfield team is supported by Harris Performance, SENA, Spectro Oils, Beringer Brakes, Solid Performance, EVS, ODI, Just 1, Tucker, Saddlemen, S&S Cycle, Team Lawant, Qualye Construction and Goon Glass and Rubber. 
For more information on Royal Enfield North America, please visit www.RoyalEnfield.com/us/en/www.Instagram.com/RoyalEnfield_NAwww.Facebook.com/RoyalEnfieldNorthAmerica.

YAMAHA ANNOUNCES 2021 SUPERCROSS AND MOTOCROSS TEAMS

October 19, 2020—Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA (YMUS), is pleased to announce a three-year partnership with the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team to field their campaign in both the 450 and 250 classes of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships. The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 team will be spearheaded by Aaron Plessinger and newly-crowned 2020 250SX and 250MX champion Dylan Ferrandis.

Aaron Plessinger – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

Dylan Ferrandis – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

Jeremy Martin – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

Christian Craig – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

The 250 team has signed two-time 250 MX Champion Jeremy Martin and Christian Craig to join returning riders Colt Nichols, Justin Cooper and Jarrett Frye.
A long-time partner in the 250 support class and amateur ranks, the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team has had a history of success with 11 titles in the professional championships and multiple Amateur National titles. The team will now add the 450 premier class to its tent to provide a consistent program for riders advancing through the SX/MX racing ranks. Together, Star and Yamaha will continue to work towards the goal of winning championships. Along with key sponsorship from Monster Energy, the team will receive full support from Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA.

Plessinger returns with Yamaha for his third season in the 450 class. Two of the titles added to Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s tally were earned by Plessinger in 2018 – the 250SX West and 250MX Championship. The Ohio native has shown promise in his first two years in the premier class, but unfortunately has had injuries that have sidelined him for a good part of both championships in 2019 and the 2020 Pro Motocross season. As Plessinger returns to the team, he looks to build on his progress and come out swinging in 2021.

Making his 450-debut next year, Ferrandis looks to keep his momentum rolling with the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team as he transitions to the premier class. After a great 2019 season with the 250SX West Championship and runner-up finish in the Pro Motocross 250 class, the Frenchman was on fire in 2020. He won both the 250SX West and 250MX Championship, scoring three supercross wins as well as eight moto wins and three overall victories in motocross. Jeremy Coker will be the team manager for the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 squad.

Fresh off a stellar 2020 season, Martin returns to Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing’s 250 team to fight for the crown. Earning back-to-back titles in the Pro Motocross 250MX Championship in 2014 and 2015, Martin is eager to seal the deal in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and continue to add to an already accomplished 250 class career.

Craig also joins Star Racing’s powerhouse 250 line-up in 2021. The Californian has challenged for top honors on multiple occasions and was in the fight for the 250SX West Championship before being sidelined with an injury early in the season. Craig looks to fight for top honors in 2021 with the Monster Energy Star Racing squad.

Nichols returns for his fifth season with the team. The Oklahoman hit the ground running in 2019 with his first 250SX win at Anaheim I and went on to score multiple podiums to finish third in the championship. Unfortunately, injuries have kept him out of most of this year, but now that he is close to full fitness, Nichols aims for the crown in 2021.

Cooper also returns with the team for 2021. Since his first full season with the team in 2019, the New Yorker has impressed. He finished second overall in the 250SX East Championship with six podiums and went on to take his first overall win in Florida, ending the year third in the Pro Motocross 250MX Championship. Cooper carried that momentum over to 2020, scoring his first Supercross win at Anaheim I and finishing second in the 250SX West Championship. After coming back from a preseason injury, Cooper made a late season charge in the Pro Motocross Championship returning to the top of the podium at Thunder Valley to finish fifth in the standings.

Stepping up to the professional ranks at Round 6 of the Pro Motocross Championship was one of Star’s top amateur riders, Frye. The 19-year-old impressed with solid results, including a best result of sixth overall at the final race of the season.

Lead by team manager Wil Hahn, the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 250 team has more top up-and-coming riders lying in wait: Nate Thrasher, Matt LeBlanc and Nick Romano. Thrasher, who recently joined the team had a good showing at the final two rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season. Both LeBlanc and Romano have multiple Amateur Nationals and show a lot of promise for the future. All three riders full-time professional debut is yet to be determined.

Aaron Plessinger – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

“I’m really excited for next season with Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing. I really had a good run with the team in 2018 with the 250 Supercross and Motocross title. I love the team over there. I love the people on the team. I think we work really well together. The last two years haven’t been too good for me with some injuries and bad luck. I’m looking forward to getting back to my winning ways and having a good time doing it. Going into 2021, I couldn’t be more confident. With this team going in behind me I think we can do extraordinary things next year.”

Dylan Ferrandis – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

“It’s been a dream of mine to fight for a championship in the 450 class in the U.S. I’m so happy to be able to do that with the Monster Energy Star Yamaha team. I feel at home there. I’m still feeling in paradise with two championships this year, but we will get back to work to fight next season.”

Jeremy Martin – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity this late in the year to get back on the Yamaha for next year moving forward into 2021 with the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team. I’ve won two championships with them in the past so I’m excited to pick up where I left off and end my 250 career with a bang!”

Christian Craig – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing

“Moving to the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing Team is quite a big deal for me. Bobby (Reagan) has talked to me every year the past few years to get me over here but the timing didn’t feel right. Finally this year, I knew I needed to get out of my comfort zone if I wanted to take my career to the next level. Their whole program has a lot of structure, which is something that has always benefited me and helped my confidence. I’m extremely grateful to start the next chapter in my career with these guys and look forward to putting in the results I know I’m capable of.”

Jim Roach – Yamaha Racing Department Manager for YMUS
“The Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team has had a tremendous amount of success over the years with both their Amateur and 250 Supercross and Motocross programs. Beginning in 2021, the Yamaha 450 program in both championships will transition to the Monster Energy Star Yamaha team, as well. The overall goal is to continue the success that the team has had, and to work toward winning 450 Championships. Having the Amateur, 250, and 450 Supercross and Motocross programs with the Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing team also ensures a smooth transition for riders stepping through the program. It is an exciting time for Yamaha, and we look forward to the upcoming racing season!”

Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 Team Manager
“I have worked for Star Racing for six seasons and will be going on my seventh full season of racing with the team. For the last five years, I was the Engine Technician and have been a part of a total of 10 championships wins. I am really looking forward to the opportunity to step up and manage the 450 program and look to take Dylan and Aaron to the top step of the podium throughout the seasons ahead.”

Wil Hahn – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 250 Team Manager
“Coming off of two championship wins this season, I’m really looking forward to next season with the goal of carrying that success forward into 2021. We have a great lineup with Colt, Justin and Jarret returning, some great additions with Jeremy and Christian, and a bright future with Nate, Matt and Nick. I can’t wait for the new year!”

MYHUSQVARNA APP – ENHANCED PERFORMANCE AND TUNING CAPABILITY

EASY TO USE SMARTPHONE APP ALLOWS PRECISE 4-STROKE MOTOCROSS ENGINE AND SUSPENSION CUSTOMIZATION

Following the launch of the 2021 motocross range, Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce the availability of the myHusqvarna app – an easy-to-use smartphone application that grants exact customisation of engine and suspension settings on all 2021 4-stroke and 2020 FC 450 Rockstar Edition models. Ensuring true performance can be tailored to suit individual riders of all abilities, the myHusqvarna app and accompanying bike-mounted Connectivity Unit also allow the management and storage of motorcycle set-up information.

Together with many other features the key highlights of the myHusqvarna app are two main engine modes – Prime and Advanced. These options let riders of all abilities accurately set-up their engine’s performance according to their specific requirements and track conditions.

Combining valuable input from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing with extensive in-house research and testing, both modes give valuable set-up recommendations to support riders using the application. Additionally, in Prime mode riders have the possibility to adjust the level of traction control interference. The Advanced mode further permits modification of the engine brake, throttle response, traction and launch control, based on personal preferences.

The Suspension feature provides set-up recommendations for personalised and precise improvements. Depending on rider skill level, weight and track conditions the myHusqvarna app offers fork and shock set-up information.

The myHusqvarna app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store with the bike-mounted Connectivity Unit available as a Husqvarna Motorcycles Technical Accessory.

Main features and benefits:
• Creation of a virtual Garage where riders can modify, manage and store motorcycle set-up information.
• The Engine feature allows customisation of engine behaviour, to suit personal rider preferences, while also giving valuable recommendations.
• Adjustable settings and recommendations of the Engine mapping take terrain and track conditions into consideration.
• The Suspension feature recommends suspension settings based on skill level and track conditions but also assists the rider in evaluating and setting the correct suspension SAG.
• The myHusqvarna app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The all-new myHusqvarna app is available from the respective app stores for Apple iOS and Google Android phones from October onwards. For further details on the myHusqvarna app and Connectivity Unit please refer to your national Husqvarna Motorcycles subsidiary or importer. Availabilities of the Connectivity Unit may differ from country to country.

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Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the offroad world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S COLTON HAAKER DOMINATES AMA ENDUROCROSS SERIES OPENER


ROUND 2 SET TO TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY FOR PART TWO OF GLEN HELEN DOUBLE-HEADER WEEKEND

The 2020 AMA EnduroCross Series kicked off its six-race championship on Friday at Glen Helen Raceway for night one of a double-header weekend in San Bernardino, California. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker went straight to work in his title defense as he came away with two race-wins and a third-place podium finish to secure the overall victory from Round 1.

The three-time EnduroCross Champion got off to a third place start in Moto 1 and it didn’t take long for him to power his Husqvarna FX350 into the lead on lap two. Claiming the fastest lap of the race on lap five, Haaker continued to perfect his race craft each time around to ultimately take the first win of the night by almost seven seconds.

In the second moto, riders were inverted from the race one results, which placed Haaker on the second row off the start. Amidst the chaos on the opening lap, Haaker came together with another rider and he was forced to claw his way back from a dead last position early on. He put on a valiant charge to reach a podium position with three laps to go and from there he continued to set fire on the course, taking the checkers for third with the fastest lap of the race on the final lap.

With a solid third-place gate pick for race three, Haaker shot off the line to capture the final holeshot of the night and he set forth a blazing-fast pace right away. He managed to keep at least a five-second lead during the eight-lap race to ultimately best his competition by 7.4 seconds in the final bout.

“First off, I am really happy to be back racing and grateful that the EnduroCross Series was able to put the this together for us,” Haaker said. “It’s nice to be racing and to come away from the first race with a win is definitely a positive. I’m looking forward to keeping the momentum going tomorrow.”

Husqvarna Motorcycles-supported rider, Noah Kepple, finished the opening round in sixth overall with 7-6-6 finishes in the highly-competitive Super Pro Class.

Round 2 of racing will pick right back up on Saturday, October 24 with another full day of racing at Glen Helen. For full results and series information, visit their official website at www.endurocross.com.

Super Pro Class Results – Round 1
1. Colton Haaker, 1-3-1, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
2. Cody Webb, 2-2-2, Sherco
3. Cooper Abbott, 4-1-4, KTM

6. Noah Kepple, 7-6-6, Husqvarna

Super Pro Class Championship Standings
1. Colton Haaker, 25 points
2. Cody Webb, 22 points
3. Cooper Abbott, 20 points

6. Noah Kepple, 15 points

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Husqvarna Motorcycles has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Supercross, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA National Enduro, GNCC, AMA EnduroCross, and AMA National Hare & Hound championships. Husqvarna team riders are competing aboard Husqvarna FC 450, FC 350, FC 250, FE 350, TC 250 and TE 300 models.
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ROYAL ENFIELD BUILD TRAIN RACE PROGRAM GOES ROAD RACING

Four female riders will prepare Continental GT 650 motorcycles into road racing motorcycles

MILWAUKEE, Wis (October 14, 2020) — Today Royal Enfield North America announced phase two of the BUILD TRAIN RACE (BTR) program seeking out female motorcyclists to customize, train and road race Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 motorcycles in 2021. A group of women will be selected by Royal Enfield for the program through an online video selection process. Women interested in the program must submit a video and respond to a questionnaire at https://bit.ly/30aSOXT to be considered.
 

BREANN POLAND

“Building upon the success of the flat track BTR program, we decided to carry the momentum into the road racing segment, ” said Breeann Poland, Gloabal Brand Manager – Continental GT platform. “This is a unique opportunity for women interested in road racing and to make a name for themselves on a national level. The participants will have the opportunity to learn from world class racer, Melissa Paris, which is not a chance many people get. The ladies will also be some of the first people to road race the Continental GT 650 platform, so the motorcycling world will be watching.”
Professional Road Racer and BTR flat track participant Melissa Paris has agreed to mentor the women during each phase of the program. She will consult each participant on the development of a Continental GT 650 road race motorcycle, including design and parts selection, provide insight into sponsorship aspect of racing, and provide training on and off track for the four participants.

MELISSA PARIS

“When I watch the video submissions I’ll be looking for entries that display the same passion and desire to get into road racing that I had when I first started out,” said road racer and BTR mentor, Melissa Paris. “This program will be such an amazing opportunity and I’m looking forward to working with these female racers who have always dreamed of lining up on a road race grid”.

ANNE ROBERTS

The participants will be selected by Poland, Paris and accomplished racer and journalist Anne Roberts. In their videos, interested participants will need to display a passion for road racing and answer a series of questions about their background and motorcycling experience. The selected participants will then have several months and a budget to convert a 2020 Continental GT 650 Twin into road racing trim. The ladies will then race in conjunction with a national event once they’ve completed the build and training aspects of the program.

The entry period for consideration in the BUILD TRAIN RACE program starts today and will run through December 1, 2020.

To stay up to date on the riders and their motorcycles, visit BUILDTRAINRACE.com or follow Royal Enfield North America on Facebook and Instagram.
About Royal Enfield
The oldest motorcycle company in continuous production in the world, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-size motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic motorcycles. With its manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield has been able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. Royal Enfield is a leading player in the global middleweight motorcycle market.
Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is developing a growing network of more than 125 dealers in North America, including the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. RENA currently offers the Bullet 500, Classic 500, Himalayan and the all new 650 Twins: INT 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles along with a range of genuine motorcycle accessories and apparel.
For more information on Royal Enfield North America, please visit www.RoyalEnfield.com/us/en/www.Instagram.com/RoyalEnfield_NAwww.Facebook.com/RoyalEnfieldNorthAmerica.

GEICO HONDA RACE TEAM ANNOUNCES CLOSING AT FOX RACEWAY

EXCERPT FROM OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE AND BLOG ENTRY

“The Factory Connection Racing Honda team defined the term bittersweet on Saturday afternoon at Fox Raceway in California. On the same day the team announced it will not return to racing in 2021—the search for a new title sponsor now over due to the late date to secure a new deal—the team also enjoyed an incredible performance in the final moto of the 2020 racing season. Jett Lawrence scored his first-ever Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross overall victory with 1-2 moto scores, and was part of a poetic podium sweep in the team’s final race, with Jeremy Martin, Lawrence and Jo Shimoda going 1-2-3 in the race.”

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INDIAN MOTORCYCLE’s FTr750 SWEEPS PODIUM AT CHARLOTTE HALF MILE 

                                                                 

Indian Privateer Jeffrey Carver Jr. Takes Top Spot; Wrecking Crew Riders Jared Mees and Briar Bauman Place Second and Third Respectively

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 10, 2020) – Indian Motorcycle Racing, presented by Progressive Motorcycle Insurance, and its championship-winning FTR750 put its dominance on full display once again, sweeping the podium in this past weekend’s Charlotte Half-Mile. In thrilling fashion, Indian Motorcycle Privateer Jeffrey Carver Jr. was able to surpass Wrecking Crew riders Jared Mees and Briar Bauman to take home his first win of the season. Mees and Bauman finished second and third, respectively, as they battle for the 2021 AFT SuperTwins Grand National Championship.

At the outset of the race, Mees and Bauman separated themselves from the pack and seemed well on their way toward a head-to-head finish. However, the complexion of the race changed dramatically when a red flag came out and forced a staggered restart. While Mees and Bauman exchanged passes through nearly every turn, Carver seized his opportunity and overtook both Mees and Bauman. Though Mees remained intent on capturing his third-consecutive win, Carver was successful in fending him off. The second place-finished proved vital to Mees’ season as it brought him to within nine points behind the reigning-champion Bauman in the season points standings.

“We’re really proud of our team for the show they’ve continued to put on this season,” said Gary Gray, Vice President – Racing, Technology and Service for Indian Motorcycle. “We know that both Briar and Jared are going to cut it loose in these remaining two races and we’re excited to see who takes home the No. 1 plate.”

Mees now has a firm grasp of second place with 264 points and is within striking distance of Bauman, who sits atop the leaderboard with 273 points on the year. After finishing fifth in Charlotte, Indian Motorcycle Privateer Sammy Halbert remains in third with 207 points. Indian Motorcycle Wrecking Crew Rider Bronson Bauman (162) holds a narrow four-point lead over both Indian Motorcycle Privateers Brandon Robinson and Brandon Price (158) for fourth place. Carver’s win is just six back of Bronson Bauman with 156 total points.

The 2020 American Flat Track season concludes on October 16-17 at the Progressive AFT Finale Doubleheader at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. For more information on Indian Motorcycle Racing,   visit  IndianMotorcycle.com and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company®. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

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VIÑALES TAKES FOURTH IN FIERCE TERUEL GP QUALIFYING FIGHT

Alcañiz (Spain), 24th October 2020

GRAND PRIX OF TERUEL QUALIFYING
The pace was red hot in today‘s MotoGP Q2 session at the MotorLand Aragón. Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Maverick Viñales had his eyes set on the Gran Premio de Teruel front row but missed out by just 0.086s. He will start tomorrow‘s race from fourth on the grid.

Philip Island Circuit

LOCAL TIME: 15:15 GMT+2

AIR TEMPERATURE: 21°C

TRACK TEMPERATURE: 31°C

WEATHER: SUNNY / HUMIDITY 37%

 

Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP‘s Maverick Viñales showed his teeth in this afternoon‘s Q2 session at the MotorLand Aragón. He was keen to qualify on the front row for tomorrow‘s Gran Premio de Teruel but missed out by a whisker, ending the session in fourth position.

Viñales made a strong start to the 15-minute shoot-out and took over the top spot on his benchmark lap, but the pace was only hotting up at the Aragon circuit. Top Gun dropped back to ninth when his rivals completed their second flyer. He was quick to respond, moving back up to sixth place on his second attempt. Nevertheless, by the time the Yamaha man entered pit lane he was seventh in the provisional rankings, 0.539s from pole.

The Spaniard took a look at the pace and headed back out on his YZR-M1 with three and a half minutes left on the clock. He slotted into fourth on his next try. This was short-lived with the times dropping in the final stages, but there was still an opportunity for one more push. The number-12 rider was lying in sixth place and put it all on the line after the chequered flag was already out. The front row was beckoning, but he just missed out by 0.086s. His seventh and last hot lap, a 1‘47.241s, earned him fourth place, 0.359s from first.

Viñales will line up on the second row for tomorrow‘s MotoGP race, which will start at 13:00 CET (Central European Winter Time).

MOTOAMERICA RIDERS CROWNED AT INDY

 

Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Dunlop has been the AMA MotoAmerica spec tire for all classes since the series began in 2015, and has provided an unbroken record of support for professional American road racing dating back decades. Like so many sports today, this year’s MotoAmerica championships saw its share of challenges due to Covid, and the compressed season yielded familiar and surprising results.

Superbike: Cameron Beaubier

The 2020 MotoAmerica championships wrapped up this past weekend at the fabled Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the penultimate round, and it was Yamaha’s Cameron Beaubier who won the Superbike championship for the fifth time. He entered the season finale with 13 victories in 14 races, but Indy was no cake-walk for Beaubier: the three-race weekend saw a surprise winner—Italian Lorenzo Zanetti took his first MotoAmerica win when Beaubier crashed out—and Bobby Fong won the second race. Beaubier finished on the podium in the two weekend races he finished to lock up the superbike championship with a 97-point cushion over teammate Jake Gagne.

Superstock: Cameron Petersen

Like Beaubier, the other Cameron had a dominant season, winning all but three Superstock 1000 rounds, and taking second after an infraction cost him the post-race win at Indy. Petersen’s championship was his first in MotoAmerica competition, and something he had dreamed of accomplishing his whole life. It was by far his best season to date, and he hopes the momentum will carry him to a Superbike career in 2021.

 Supersport: Richie Escalante

Richie Escalante made history at Indy, becoming the first Mexican to win an AMA National Road Racing Championship when he wrapped up the Supersport title on Sunday with another perfect weekend. He won thirteen times, often by wide margins, to take the championship by 70 points over Sean Dylan Kelly, the only rider to beat Escalante all year long.

Twins Cup and Junior Cup: Rocco Landers

Though other riders dominated classes this year, no championship run was quite like that of Rocco Landers. He clinched his second consecutive Junior Cup title early in Alabama, then scored another perfect weekend at The Brickyard to make it 13 race wins in a row. By also taking the Twins Cup championship, Landers became the only double-title winner of 2020, putting together another undefeated weekend at Indy to boost his win record to eight in the class, including the last seven races in a row.

MotoAmerica continued to evolve in 2020 with more participants and greater prestige, attracting top riders from outside the U.S. to compete in the series,” said Mike Buckley, Senior VP, Sales and Marketing, Dunlop Motorcycle Tires. “Despite the challenges of putting on a racing series in today’s environment, MotoAmerica staff, our Dunlop technical staff, and all the racers and teams deserve a big thanks for their commitment to making the 2020 championship chase a memorable one.”

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S THAD DUVALL RETURNS TO RACING

GETS A SOLID FOURTH AT MASON-DIXON GNCC

CRAIG DELONG CONTINUES TO BATTLE FOR XC2 CHAMPIONSHIP WITH ANOTHER PODIUM FINISH

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team fielded a two-rider roster on Sunday for Round 11 of the 2020 AMA Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series with XC1 Open Pro front-runner Thad DuVall returning to GNCC Racing for the first time since having knee surgery in March. DuVall made his presence known as he battled his way to a hard-fought fourth overall, while his teammate Craig DeLong earned another podium finish in the XC2 250 Pro class where he continues to fight for the title with two rounds remaining in the series.
XC1 Open Pro
DuVall got off to a top-five start and he battled just outside podium contention for the first two laps. On lap three, he made a move into third and engaged in a battle for the final podium spot. He was eventually passed by a hard-charging Ben Kelley and he continued to fight into the second half of the three-hour race. With two laps to go, the race leader went down and that gave DuVall another opportunity to battle for a podium position and he capitalized by making a late-in-the-race charge on newly-crowned champion Kailub Russell, closing the gap to 1.6 seconds with one lap to go. Despite the extremely dusty conditions, DuVall pushed hard on the final lap to ultimately finish only 1.3 seconds off the overall podium in fourth.
 
“This was my first GNCC back in six months after knee surgery and I was pretty nervous but I got off to a really good start and just kind of tried to ride my own race,” DuVall said. “I wasn’t sure where my fitness would be for a whole three hours but I paced myself and I felt good the whole race. I gave it my all in those last two laps and I’m happy with fourth.”
XC2 250 Pro
DeLong didn’t get a favorable start but he put his head down and made a charge through the field to ultimately bring himself into podium contention around halfway. Sitting in third with an hour to go, DeLong eventually made the pass for second as the two-lap card came out and he pushed on the final lap to finish only 12 seconds back from the leader in second.
 
“It was a tough day,” DeLong said. “I got a terrible start and spent the first two laps playing catch up. I found my groove and started picking people off – I was trying to have as much fun as I could. I got into second and caught the leader and then had to make a pit stop. I tried to play catch up on the last lap but I couldn’t get around Cody for second. All-in-all, it was a good day and I’m pretty happy with how it ended up considering how it started.”
 
Next Event: Round 12 – Ironman GNCC – October 25, 2020
Mason-Dixon GNCC Results
XC1 Open Pro Class Results
1. Steward Baylor Jr. (YAM)
2. Ben Kelley (KTM)
3. Kailub Russell (KTM)
4. Thad DuVall – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team
XC2 250 Pro Class Results
1. Mike Witkowski (YAM)
2. Cody Barnes (BET)
3. Craig DeLong – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team
 
XC2 250 Pro Championship Standings
1. Jonathan Girroir – 270 points
2. Craig DeLong, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team – 266 points
3. Mike Witkowski – 264 points

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ROYAL ENFIELD AND FLAT TRACK AMATEUR JILLIAN DESCHENES WINS BTR ROUND ONE IN ATLANTA

The four BUILD TRAIN RACE participants raced for the first time at Dixie Speedway

Milwaukee, Wis October 8, 2020: After months of building and training, the four participants of BUILD TRAIN RACE put their skills on display on Friday and Saturday of the Progressive American Flat Track event at Dixie Speedway. Minnesota amateur flat track racer Jillian Deschenes took the checkered flag for both races followed by Melissa Paris, Lana MacNaughton and alternate rider Kerry Sano.
During the weekend the participants were able to spectate the AFT classes and then test their abilities on the same track at Dixie Speedway. The women raced on custom INT 650 motorcycles that they themselves built as part of the year-long program. Under the mentorship of Moto Anatomy x Royal Enfield team owner and racer, Johnny Lewis, the four women were able to progress their flat track acumen during multiple training sessions leading up to the Atlanta Short Track event.

Jillian Deschenes

“Atlanta was an amazing experience to be part of with the BTR crew,” said amateur racer and hospice nurse Jillian Deschenes. “The track was well maintained and larger than anything I had ever ridden before. I was excited to debut my INT 650 build in front of a crowd that large. I’m grateful for the opportunities Royal Enfield has given me as an amateur female flat track rider and creating a program like BTR for myself and other female motorcyclists to participate in. I’m looking forward to the next AFT event in Daytona Beach.”
“The team at Royal Enfield is proud of the effort these women have put into the BUILD TRAIN RACE program,” said Breeann Poland, Marketing Lead for Royal Enfield Americas. “2020 threw many challenges at all of us and we’re pleased that the women were able to finally showcase the motorcycles they built in a racing environment. From everyone at Royal Enfield, we want to say thank you to American Flat Track for providing a venue and platform to highlight the power of female motorcyclists in a male-dominated industry.”

The results were similar for both Friday and Saturdays races with Jillian Deschenes’ district 23 flat track experience showed immediately, followed by road racer and Moto America team owner Melissa Paris. Women’s Moto Exhibit founder Lana MacNaughton finished third while Kerry Sano, New York repair shop owner and alternate rider for Canadian builder Andrea Lothrop rounded out the field in fourth. Throughout the weekend the ladies consistently increased their pace and made continuous improvements to their built INT 650 motorcycles looking for additional speed.

The participants of the BUILD TRAIN RACE program will compete again in two weeks during the AFT Finale at Daytona Beach in a similar format to Atlanta Short Track. Two new riders will be joining the BUILD TRAIN RACE team in Florida. Malary Lee of Texas will be riding Lana MacNaughton’s INT 650, while Trisha Dahl of Minnesota will be riding Andrea Lothrop’s motorcycle this round. Ahead of the event, the ladies will participate in a final training session with Lewis at his Center Hill, Fla. facility. Due to the immense interest in the program, Royal Enfield may consider adding four new riders to the program for 2021.
Stay tuned to the Royal Enfield social media channels for more information and updates on the BULD TRAIN RACE program in the lead up the AFT season finale in Daytona.

About Royal Enfield

The oldest motorcycle company in continuous production in the world, Royal Enfield made its first motorcycle in 1901. A division of Eicher Motors Limited, Royal Enfield has created the mid-size motorcycle segment in India with its unique and distinctive modern classic motorcycles. With its manufacturing base in Chennai, India, Royal Enfield has been able to grow its production rapidly against a surge in demand for its motorcycles. Royal Enfield is a leading player in the global middleweight motorcycle market.
Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is developing a growing network of more than 125 dealers in North America, including the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. RENA currently offers the Bullet 500, Classic 500, Himalayan and the all new 650 Twins: INT 650 and Continental GT 650 motorcycles along with a range of genuine motorcycle accessories and apparel.
The Moto Anatomy x Royal Enfield team is supported by Harris Performance, SENA, Spectro Oils, Beringer Brakes, Solid Performance, EVS, ODI, Just 1, Tucker, Saddlemen, S&S Cycle, Team Lawant, Qualye Construction and Goon Glass and Rubber.
For more information on Royal Enfield North America, please visit www.RoyalEnfield.com/us/en/www.Instagram.com/RoyalEnfield_NAwww.Facebook.com/RoyalEnfieldNorthAmerica.

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