Scott Smulders of the Beursfoon KTM team scored his second podium finish of the Open Dutch Championship series this season. Smulders finished second in both heats for second overall, Kay de Wolf won the first heat, but the wheel of his bike collapsed on the sighting lap of the second race, which held him to 36th in that race. Kay is the series leader though. Sem Beijer fought hard for 22nd and 17th in his heats despite setbacks.
Initially there was doubt if the event would continue, due to snowfall in the region on the night before the event. The organisers worked like titans to fix the track, and despite the track still being frozen in the morning, the riders set off for their qualifying session. Kay was very visible in his bright Fox gear, and he posted the pole time in his group, and also the fastest overall time. Scott in turn posted the fastest time in his group, which meant he had the second choice of gate. Sem qualified eighth in his group, and the Eurol-lubricated bikes of the team to all three riders to strong qualifying spots.
The first heat started with a setback for Sem, because he crashed right off the start, and had to set in the chase from the back of the pack. He cut through the field, and eventually finished 22nd. Scott and Kay occupied the first two spots on their Hannamax machines and were initially involved in a strong tussle. Eventually Kay took the honours with Scott second.
During the sighting lap for race two, an unusual setback befell Kay. On a long jump, some of his spokes broke, and the wheel was not strong enough for full speed racing. Kay decided to try and get as many points as possible nonetheless, riding at safe speed. Alas, better than 36th was not to be under the circumstances.
Scott pilotes his HNR tuned KTM to second off the start. He set in the attack and took over the lead. He held that for a number of laps, but came to grief when they came across some lappers. A lapped rider stalled in front of him, and because he was in a rut, he could not avoid the rider, and had to see his lead disappear. He finished second again. Sem had another crash in this race, but finished 17th this time round.
Scott was second overall on the day, Kay 12th and Sem 18th. With the first two races of the Open Dutch Series gone, all three the team’s riders have qualified for the Dutch Masters of Motocross series. They have also achieved their goals of getting through the first two events on frozen tracks without injury. Team owner John Beijer is very happy with the state of affairs, and especially now that the race bikes and – parts have arrived for the Dutch Masters of Motocross, which will be set up in the coming week.
ProX Racing Parts is pleased to announce their partnership with Youthstream for the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship season. As a partner of MXGP, the brand ProX Racing Parts will increase the exposure globally.
ProX Racing Parts, founded in 1980 has become a world known brand for genuine replacement parts for performance applications. ProX Racing Parts is mainly specialized in high quality internal engine components such as pistons, connecting rods, clutch components and valves components. However, ProX is continuously expanding its range and therefore investing in other technical components regarding the various Powersports applications, which can also be found outside the engine. Including the latest additions ProX stocks well over 9,500 part numbers divided over more than 65 different product groups.
ProX Racing Parts components are available through specific and dedicated sales networks world-wide thru distributors and dealers in over 70 countries. ProX Racing Parts expand their global presence with an additional warehouse in Ohio, USA and Woodstock, Canada to serve their customers the best they can in this area of the world.
“We are happy to increase our exposure and marketing activities at the MXGP World Championship series. Youthstream’s professional approach of organizing the races globally, matches our global strategy to have our products available world-wide. Next to that ProX Racing Parts is passionate about the sport and therefore we want to fully support it!”
We are proud to be an official partner of the MX Nationals in the United Kingdom for 2018. ProX Racing Parts is the official Serie Title sponsor of Fastest 40 Pro!
The MX Nationals Series are popular. With over 280 riders per event, it will be a spectacle!
The MX Nationals has 6 rounds in 2018 on very nice and well known tracks:
Check the MX Nationals website: ProX Racing Parts MX Nationals UK
We are proud to be multi-year partners with the Pro Circuit Racing team! We’re looking forward to an exciting new season of racing, especially with the new Supercross format!
The Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki squad is prepped and ready for the opening round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross series, starting Saturday, January 6 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. The first round kicks off new elements to the 250SX Class including two East/West shootout races.
Following the team’s 20th supercross championship last season in the Western Regional class, the four-rider lineup of Adam Cianiciarulo (#92), Austin Forkner (#35), Joey Savatgy (#17) and Martin Davalos (#29) have been gearing up to add to that number with back-to-back championship seasons.
It was great to have Shaun Simpson and Arnaud Tonus of Wilvo Yamaha MXGP team on our booth at the Eicma.
The Eicma 2017 was a great show again!
Last Saturday, September 23 took place in L’Ampolla (Baix Ebre) the last of the seven regattas that comprise the Catalonia Championship for water scooters 2017. The regatta has had the organization of the Catalan Federation of Motonautics and the support of the Tourist Board of L’Ampolla, the Red Cross of the Bottle, the Ampolla Boat Club and the Masachs Caves.
With this race there have been thirteen consecutive years of regattas in l’Ampolla and a season of success has been closed in which, for the second consecutive year, a total of seven scores have been disputed. This goes beyond any other autonomous or state championship and is at a comparable level with the championships of Spain in the early 1990s, when it also had six or seven races per season. Currently, the Spanish Championship has three regattas.
The 2017 championship has traveled throughout the Catalan coast, with races in Empuriabrava, L’Estartit, the Olympic Channel of Castelldefels, Cambrils, Deltebre, Amposta and L’Ampolla. In addition, the Catalan championship has had the participation of pilots of Valencia, Andalusia and Madrid, as well as two French pilots in some of the races, but without scoring.
The regatta of L’Ampolla was developed on a prognosis. Although the day was raised, the forecast of good weather, sun and sea was calm, which allowed the forecasts to be met in terms of results.
In the GP3 category the title was decided in favor of the Girona Roger Pujol so he was limited to a conservative race, which allowed him to finish third, just behind Jordi Tomás and junior Joan Sevil, who starred in spectacular horsepower from the middle of the group to the race head. Pujol is the new Champion of Catalonia but the new runner-up is Denis Munnikhuis, who managed to overtake Alex Muñoz and add a point more than he – just one – to the general classification.
The title in the F4 category, reserved for unlucky pilots, was to be decided, but there were no surprises either. Jordi Pratginestós won the race after passing the first goal line in the first two hoses and doing second to third. Another driver who had the option to the final podium was Jordi González, who made the forecasts good and was second, winning even the third hose, while the third in contention, Genis Vilalta, was relegated to ninth position because of a bout that damaged his motorcycle, but without personal consequences for any of the participants. Also in this case, it is necessary to pay attention to the score, although despite not scoring the Bottle, Vilalta kept the second position in the general classification of the championship, with two points ahead of Gonzalez.
- Jordi Pratginestós, Club Motonàutic Castelldefels. 376 points.
- Genis Vilalta, Club Motonàutic Amposta. 330 points.
- Jordi González, Club Motonàutic Amposta. 328 points.
- Roger Pujol, FCM. 366 points.
- Denis Munnikhuis, GEN Roses. 296 points.
- Alex Muñoz, Club Motonàutic Amposta. 295 points.
Nancy van de Ven of the No Fear Yamaha team lost the world title in dramatic fashion at the final GP of the series in France. She finished second in the first race, giving her a slender championship lead going into the final, where the title slipped out of her hands in dramatic fashion.
The final round of the Women’s motocross world championship was held at Villars sous Ecot in France. The circuit was immaculately prepared, but half an hour before the first race on Saturday, a deluge turned it into a quagmire.
Nancy had qualified third and took the early lead in race one with title rivals Courtney Duncan and Kiara Fontanesi in tow. Fontanesi moved into the lead, and Nancy had some trouble when she slid out. She recovered and was ready to reclaim second when Duncan also made a mistake. This gave her the championship lead.
The rain did not let off throughout the night, and the track was nearly impassable. The organisers cut out part of the track. Nancy settled into third after one lap, being careful to avoid stranded riders. Nancy held her third place for a long time, which made her the virtual world champion. Alas, with two laps to go, she swerved to avoid another rider, and that caused her to slide down the hill. It took her a long time to get going again, which cost her two places and the world title.
Nancy suffered a lot of setbacks during the season, but fought back every time purely on character. Alas, the drama of the last few laps dropped her to fourth in the world championship series, where she deserved so much more.
Overall WMX France:
1. Kiara Fontanesi 45 pnt
2. Livia Lancelot 42 pnt
3. Courtney Duncan 40 pnt
4. Nancy van de Ven 38 pnt
5. Larissa Papenmeier 36 pnt
(ASSEN) The Netherlands, 10 September 2017 – In an epic day of racing at the MXGP of the Netherlands the Women’s Motocross World Championship chase tightened up to a new level of competitiveness with the top 4 in the standings only separated by 5 points. Dutch native Nancy van de Ven took double race wins on her way to taking the narrow championship points lead in Assen.
In Saturday’s WMX Race 1 Larissa Papenmeier led the opening 5 laps first over Team One One Four’s Livia Lancelot and then Nancy van den Ven after the dutch rider made it by Lancelot on lap 3. After the pass on the #114 van de Ven went after Papenmeier and took the lead.
Meanwhile the title contenders of MXFONTA SYNECO’S Kiara Fontanesi and Altherm JCR Yamaha’s Courtney Duncan where coming back from 11th and 9th place starts. The pair was able to make it up to a 4th place finish for Duncan and a 5th for Fontanesi behind van de Ven, Papenmeier, and Lancelot.
Race 2 was full of passes and battle with the only exception being the #85 of van de Ven who led from the start and never looked back on her way to the race win and overall. The real shake up was between Fontanesi, Papenmeier, Lancelot, and Duncan who started 2nd,3rd,4th, and 6th with KTM Silver Action’s Amandine Verstappen in the 5th position early.
Papenmeier struggled early and though she started in 3rd dropped to 6th only 3 laps in to the race. At the same time Duncan was moving forward quickly first to 4th on lap 3 and to 3rd on lap 7. However Livia Lancelot made a late charge going from fourth on lap 9 of 12 to cross the line in second ahead of Fontanesi, Duncan, and Papenmeier.
In the overall it was a clear home win for Nancy van de Ven with Lancelot taking second and Papenmeier rounding out the podium. In the championship van de Ven takes the red plate into the final round next weekend by only 2 points over Courtney Duncan in 2nd and 5 points over Fontanesi in 4th.
WMX Race 1 Top Ten: 1. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), 24:56.744; 2. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +0:46.737; 3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), +1:07.137; 4. Courtney Duncan (NZL, Yamaha), +1:42.948; 5. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), +2:08.665; 6. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), +2:21.160; 7. Anne Borchers (GER, Suzuki), +2:36.102; 8. Britt Van Der Werff (NED, Suzuki), -1 lap(s); 9. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), -1 lap(s); 10. Eline Burgmans (NED, KTM), -1 lap(s).
WMX Race 2 Top Ten: 1. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, Yamaha), 25:06.075; 2. Livia Lancelot (FRA, Kawasaki), +0:07.800; 3. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, Yamaha), +0:09.390; 4. Courtney Duncan (NZL, Yamaha), +0:30.102; 5. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, Suzuki), +1:01.888; 6. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), +1:20.122; 7. Emelie Dahl (SWE, Yamaha), +1:23.442; 8. Britt Van Der Werff (NED, Suzuki), +1:40.143; 9. Sara Andersen (DEN, Yamaha), -1 lap(s); 10. Madison Brown (AUS, Yamaha), -1 lap(s).
WMX Overall Top Ten: 1. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 50 points; 2. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 42 p.; 3. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, SUZ), 38 p.; 4. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, YAM), 36 p.; 5. Courtney Duncan (NZL, YAM), 36 p.; 6. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), 30 p.; 7. Britt Van Der Werff (NED, SUZ), 26 p.; 8. Anne Borchers (GER, SUZ), 22 p.; 9. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 21 p.; 10. Madison Brown (AUS, YAM), 18 p.
WMX Championship Top Ten: 1. Nancy Van De Ven (NED, YAM), 193 points; 2. Courtney Duncan (NZL, YAM), 191 p.; 3. Livia Lancelot (FRA, KAW), 190 p.; 4. Kiara Fontanesi (ITA, YAM), 188 p.; 5. Larissa Papenmeier (GER, SUZ), 160 p.; 6. Amandine Verstappen (BEL, KTM), 151 p.; 7. Nicky van Wordragen (NED, YAM), 119 p.; 8. Shana van der Vlist (NED, KTM), 89 p.; 9. Francesca Nocera (ITA, SUZ), 80 p.; 10. Stephanie Laier (GER, KTM), 72 p.
WMX Manufacturers: 1. Yamaha, 241 points; 2. Kawasaki, 190 p.; 3. Suzuki, 167 p.; 4. KTM, 163 p.; 5. Honda, 46 p.; 6. Husqvarna, 27 p.;