HONDA READY FOR TT CELEBRATIONS

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Honda is looking forward to this year’s 100 th Anniversary TT races with one of the strongest line-ups ever in both solo and sidecar classes. In 1954, the company’s founder Soichiro Honda vowed to take part in the Isle of Man TT races and five years later on May 5 th 1959 a party of four riders and five engineers set foot on Manx soil to begin Honda’s love-affair with the Tourist Trophy … [Read more...]

FIRST SHOWING IN THE USA: KTM 690 BAJA

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KTM is starting in the Baja 500 with a brand new sports prototype machine. This race is a shortened version of the legendary Baja 1000. KTM’s factory rider Cyril Despres and Chris Blais will be riding together with the Baja specialist David Pearson. The very popular Desert Races, the Baja 500 and the Baja 1000 are a new challenge for KTM and the company enters them equipped with the … [Read more...]

STRIJBOS HOPES FOR ITALIAN SUCCESS

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Portuguese MX1 Grand Prix winner Kevin Strijbos is hoping to be as fit as possible for the fourth round of the FIM MX1 Motocross World Championship at Mantova this weekend in Italy. The Belgian pulled out of the Flanders MX trophy in Belgium on Tuesday after an incident in qualification led to the 21 year old needing treatment to his left knee. "It does not feel too bad, not painful at all … [Read more...]

STRIJBOS 3RD ON AGUEDA GATE

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Team Suzuki's Kevin Strijbos sealed third position with the works RM-Z450 under blue skies and warm Portuguese sun on the first day of action at Agueda for the Grand Prix of Portugal and the third round of the 2007 FIM MX1 World Championship. The balmy conditions lit a well-prepped and grippy course, located in the town east of Aviero, and a spectacular thunderstorm Friday evening gave the … [Read more...]

STRIJBOS AND RMZ450 PODIUM

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Team Suzuki's Kevin Strijbos walked the podium with runner-up position in the MX1 class at a sunny Bellpuig circuit for the Grand Prix of Spain and the second round of 15 in the 2007 FIM Motocross World Championship. The Belgian, with his RM-Z450, obtained his standing with second and third places in two motos held in front of a 22,000 crowd. Team mate Steve Ramon was frustrated to take ninth … [Read more...]

MX1: HISTORIC 100 REACHED BY EVERTS AT LIEROP

The Grand Prix of the Netherlands marked another important chapter in a truly memorable season for Yamaha Intur Sports Motocross team's Stefan Everts as the 2006 World Champion dominated both motos in the Lierop sand for his 100th career success and his thirteenth triumph from fourteen rounds on the YZ450FM in the 2006 campaign. The penultimate meeting of the year occurred under dark clouds … [Read more...]

TOUGH WEEKEND FOR KAWASAKI IN ULSTER

The final count down to the FIM World Championship started at Desertmartin in Northern Ireland over the weekend, it proved to be a tough test for the Kawasaki pairing of Tanel Leok and Bas Verhoeven and they both struggled to come to terms with the rough and demanding red sands of Ulster. Heavy rain throughout the weekend made the beautiful red sand hard packed and the going was tough with lap … [Read more...]

EVERTS DENIED 100th WIN BUT MAUFACTURERS CROWN SECURED

Yamaha Intur Sports Motocross Team’s Stefan Everts was beaten for the first time this season after a thrilling contest against Josh Coppins at Desert Martin for the Grand Prix of Northern Ireland.  The Belgian was forced onto the second step after accumulating a 100% perfect winning streak of twelve rounds in succession when he lost a second race duel with Coppins. He had earlier taken … [Read more...]

KAWASAKI WORLD MOTOCROSS LINE UP COMPLETE

Kawasaki Racing Team have now completed their motocross line-up for their assault on the 2007 FIM MX1 World Championships with the signing of twenty year old Billy MacKenzie who has agreed terms for a one year deal, riding for the Dutch based factory team of Jan De Groot. Mackenzie, a double Japanese Grand Prix winner and podium contender this year will race along side his new team mate, the … [Read more...]

HONDA READY FOR PENULTIMATE MAXXIS BRITISH MOTOCROSS ROUND

Honda Racing’s British Motocross riders line-up for the penultimate round of the Maxxis British Motocross Championship at the Wakes Colne track, Colchester this Sunday (13 August). Current series leader CAS Honda’s Ken DeDycker will be looking to consolidate his lead of the championship ahead of the final round next month. DeDycker has, so far this season put in some excellent performances … [Read more...]