Thursday, May 19, 2016
Prepare yourself for the latest Ronnie Mac video! In this episode Ronnie goes racing, and he's up against the likes of Travis Pastrana AKA Travis Pastrami and Trevor Piranha in an epic 2 stroke battle!
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Some great riding and an impressive rider-progression setupEast Africa isn't known as an MX hotspot, but the guys at Transworld Motocross recently pointed out a highlights reel from Kenya's National Championship.
Although the dust probably makes staying in front a little easier once you get there, the track looks good, riding's awesome, and we like the structure of it. With an abundance of engine displacement classes there's space for riders of varying ages and abilities and a clear path for progression. One to keep an eye on!
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Whether you're battling your nemesis or your own fitness, the Supercross is nothing if not a fight to the finish.Despite the great racing we've seen so far this year, one of our favourite moments still remains Weston Peick and Vince Friese's handbags in Anaheim. So we were happy to see it as the jumping-off point for the third episode of Monster and Fox's awesome Chasing the Dream series, which you can catch up on below.
Entitled "Battlegrounds", they're focusing on the personal and public conflicts faced by the riders and their rivals against injury, form and each other. Whether you're a die hard SX devotee or just a sports fan, there's a lot to see here about the balance of fitness and psychology that goes into a title charge.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Tyler Villopoto – younger brother of AMA SX champion Ryan – has signed with Oakleaf Kawasaki to race the 2014 Arenacross championship.
The 23-year-old American is a smooth operator indoors and finished second overall in the 250cc class on the opening night of the 2012 Bercy SX before crashing out the following evening.
“I'm extremely excited to have signed a deal with the Oakleaf Kawasaki team to ride the Arenacross series in 2014,” says Tyler. “Coming to the UK will be a new experience and I plan on being a top competitor in the series.”
This season Tyler’s contested the MX2 class of the 2013 Canadian Nationals for Monster Energy Leading Edge Kawasaki and has been drafted in to race for Somerset-based Oakleaf alongside Arenacross #3 Jack Brunell by team boss Shaun Anthony.
“We’re really pleased to sign Tyler for the Arenacross,” says Shaun. “He's a fast rider and a perfect partner for Jack. He's got experience of the Kawasaki which doubles our chances of putting Oakleaf Kawasaki on the top step and makes winning the series a realistic aim.
“As a team we’re excited to be racing the Arenacross tour. The series was outstanding in 2013 and 2014 is going to be even better and we look forward to the packed arenas, amazing atmosphere and everyone getting behind the Oakleaf Kawasaki team. We would like to thank Kawasaki and all our sponsors for this opportunity – see you in Belfast in January!”
For series promoter e22 Sports the news that yet another top-flight rider has signed up is further confirmation that in just its second season Arenacross is heading in the right direction.
“It’s massive news that Tyler Villopoto has confirmed to race the Arenacross tour here in the UK,” says Matt Bates, Managing Director of e22 Sports, “and I can't thank Shaun and the Oakleaf Kawasaki team enough for the effort they have put in to bring this together. I also believe this is just the start of the great news as teams start to release their riders for the series.”
The seven-round 2014 Arenacross series kicks off with a double-header at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, on January 17/18 before travelling to the LG Arena, Birmingham (January 25), the Echo Arena, Liverpool (February 2), the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle (February 9) and the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield (February 15). The series signs off at London’s Wembley Arena on March 1.
For more information, to buy tickets and to keep up-to-date with the latest signings go to www.arenacrossuk.com
Thursday, October 24, 2013
METZELER SELECTED AS TECHNICAL PARTNER BY TEAM HRC RALLY COMPETING IN THE 2014 EDITION OF THE ‘DAKAR’
The German tyre brand will fit the new Honda CRF450 RALLY of riders Helder Rodrigues, Sam Sunderland and Javier Pizzolito with KAROO™ Extreme prototype tyres in sizes- 90/90-21 front and 140/80-18 rear
Munich (Germany), 14 October 2013 – Metzeler has been chosen by Team HRC Rally, the Honda works motorcycle rally team, as tyre supplier and technical partner to face the toughest raids and rally competitions in the world, among them the 2014 edition of the prestigious Dakar.
The new Honda CRF450 RALLY of the riders Helder Rodrigues, Sam Sunderland and Javier Pizzolito will be fitted with KAROO™ Extreme prototype tyres in sizes- 90/90-21 front and 140/80-18 rear. The product used in the competitions in which Team HRC Rally will take part, the Metzeler KAROO™ Extreme, is a prototype tyre not available for sale because it is specifically developed for competitions in collaboration with Team HRC Rally and will be used in different competitions, including the challenging Dakar. With the name KAROO™ Extreme the goal was to emphasize two important aspects behind the development of this product that combines the heritage and experience of the KAROO™ in enduro on/off use and the "extreme" experience of Metzeler in the international enduro competitions with the MCE 6 Days Extreme, the 22 times Enduro World Championship winner tyre.
This product for rally raid competitions is therefore the natural evolution of Metzeler in off-road activities. The rear tyre has been specifically developed to provide a 0 degrees steel belt together with a 4-ply carcass and a new generation of compounds featuring Metzeler’s exclusive mixing process: all these elements combined together are able to ensure excellent durability and resistance for the tyre and to offer top performance throughout the entire race. The front tyre is available in two different versions to cope with all types of soils, from those hard and rocky to those softer and with sand. Team HRC and its riders will thus be able to choose, with the help of Metzeler technicians present onsite, the best solution depending on the type of stage they have to face. The first testing ground with which Metzeler will work with the Team HRC Rally is the Rallye OiLibya du Maroc that starts today and will end on October 19. This competition will be the first important opportunity to gather feedback on the behaviour of riders and tyres with the motorcycle and prepare for the most important event, the 36th edition of the Dakar which will take place from 5 to 18 of January 2014 on the varied lands of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. More information regarding the entire range of Metzeler racing, road and off road tyres visit www.metzeler.co.uk and www.facebook.com/MetzelerUK
Friday, September 13, 2013
More often than not we just want the biggest jumps, the loudest engines and the wildest crowds. But, sometimes, it’s nice to watch something a little slicker – something with a little panache. Well lucky for us this GoPro of Tony Cairoli’s MXGP final lap just landed and, while it might not be the most action packed run, boy does this man have some tekkers. Check it out and let us know what you think!
Friday, August 30, 2013
The series that reveals the real lives of MX riders continues this week with a portrait on Coleen and Davi Millsaps, one of the most successful mother/son teams in amateur history. It’s a surprisingly emotional episode, as we learn about the struggles that parents must endure when helping their child through amateur seasons that cost upwards of $100,000. We think it’s a must watch for any MX fan, if only to counter-balance the glitzy world of parties, models and photo shoots that are regularly touted on the pro circuit.