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2017-05-MXGP Announcement

Official Partner of MXGP 2018

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!”

Arnaud Tonus to race 2018 YZ450F

Arnaud Tonus to race 2018 YZ450F

Wilvo Yamaha MXGP are extremely excited to announce that Arnaud Tonus, who currently sits tenth in the FIM Motocross World Championship standings, will be one of the first riders to pilot the all-new 2018 YZ450F in anger.

Loket, the circuit that will play host to the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic this weekend, will be the venue for this iconic moment. The slick, hard-pack soil will mesh perfectly with the refined skillset that Tonus possesses. The 2018 YZ450F features a new engine and frame, so will only aid #4 in his charge towards the podium this weekend.

A video of Arnaud Tonus in action aboard the ground-breaking machine can be found on this link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B2e_O3fylQE. You can, alternatively, find out more information by following Wilvo Yamaha MXGP on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Louis Vosters (Team Manager): “I am very pleased that Yamaha Motor Europe has given us the confidence to start using the YZ450F 2018 bike at this point in the season. Yamaha put a lot of effort in to have the 2018 bikes already available for us. They put a lot of energy into it along with several partners like Akrapovic, KYB and GYTR.

“Our crew worked extremely hard to get the bikes ready at GP level for the next races. From the first test, Arnaud Tonus was very positive about how the bike responds and the power of this totally-redesigned engine. We are very much looking forward to the upcoming weekend in the Czech Republic for the thirteenth MXGP round of the season.”

Read the full Yamaha Racing press release on this link. #YamahaRacing #victorYZone #YZ450F

First top ten for David Herbreteau

David Herbreteau recorded his first-ever top ten finish for the F&H Racing Team Kawasaki in the Russian round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship at Orlyonok on the banks of the Black Sea.

The French teenager, racing this year for the efficient team backed by the Dutch Kawasaki importer, has been steadily gaining momentum since joining the world series and their progress was apparent already in qualification as he ran top ten throughout to earn eighth choice of gate for race day. Overnight rain and a torrential downpour during the opening moto made conditions very demanding but David persevered after early difficulties to advance from fourteenth place to record the first top ten finish of his young GP career. He raced top five throughout the first five laps of the second moto as a drying sun made conditions ever heavier, but several stops for new gloves and goggles cost him several places before he finally finished fifteenth to secure thirteenth place in the GP.

Darian Sanayei of Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki looks impressive in practice but a poor start in qualification left the American to charge hard to advance from nineteenth to eventually finish twelfth. Racing was always going to be difficult after overnight rain and the deluge which hit the track during race one hindered his efforts yet further as he was forced to stop several times for fresh gloves and goggles on his way to eighteenth place. An early crash in race two left Darian eighteenth on the opening lap but he persevered through the difficult conditions to eventually finish thirteenth. He is now eleventh in the championship standings.

Petar Petrov of the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team had qualified tenth on Saturday as he recovers from his recent bout of physical lethargy, and was advancing strongly from an initial fifteenth place to hold eighth place in the opening GP moto when he crashed off the side of the track and fell several metres, dislocating a shoulder.

DRT’s Seva Brylyakov sadly had to miss his home GP after intensive treatment with a nerve specialist in Moscow did not bring sufficient improvement to the trapped nerve in his shoulder which is preventing him from performing to his proven abilities.

Stephen Rubini, who continued his recent fine form for the Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team last week with second place in the Italian championship race at Ottobiano, the track which will host the Italian GP in two weeks’ time, did not travel to Russia because of visa difficulties.

David Herbreteau: “It was a nice weekend. When I came here I immediately liked the track and on Saturday I posted good results in both practice sessions. In the qualifying moto I had a good start and managed to finish eighth, which was good. I had a great feeling with the bike and the track, but today was different after so much rain in the night. In the first moto I had a very bad start and came back to tenth so I was happy with that first top ten result of my career. My second start was much better; I was third and then fifth but crashed in front of the pit lane. After it was messy; I had to change my gloves three times and twice my goggles twice so I only finished fifteenth for thirteenth overall. But still it’s my best-ever GP, even if the second moto was a kind of lottery with the mud. This GP was a special one for me, as I had a very great relationship with Steven Lenoir who passed away last week; I had a lot of thoughts for him during the weekend, and tried to ride smart as I didn’t want to crash. I feel really bad, and I feel that the other riders were affected by this drama as they were more patient this weekend.”

Darian Sanayei: “Saturday was pretty good. The weather and everything was really nice here in Russia but in the qualifying race I made a really bad start before coming back to twelfth with a pretty good feeling on the bike. There was so much rain in the night and the track was already really muddy for the warm-up, and then a big storm came again and it was raining so much during the first race. I crashed right at the beginning of the race; the track was not so bad but the ruts were full of water; I stopped too many times in the pits to change goggles or gloves, and finished only eighteenth. For the second race the rain stopped but the track was heavy mud and I crashed when landing from a jump. The bike was stuck for maybe five or six minutes; in the end I had no energy to take it out of the mud. Finally I managed it; I just continue to ride and as so many guys crashed I finished thirteenth. It was a bad weekend, but at least I took some points and now after this difficult weekend I’m looking forward to the next GP.”

Tonus secures maiden MXGP podium

Arnaud Tonus and Shaun Simpson, of Wilvo Yamaha MXGP, descended on the scenic venue of Pietramurata this past weekend, as the Italian circuit played host to the fifth round of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Tonus, a race winner in his homeland seven days prior, arrived at the hillside with some momentum in his corner.

The Swiss pilot put that to good use in the two practice sessions on Saturday morning, as he recorded lap times that put him inside of the top three each time. That, unfortunately, did not quite translate to a great start in the qualifying heat, as he rounded lap one on the cusp of the top fifteen and with a considerable amount of work to do.

Recording lap times that were competitive with the leaders, Tonus carved through the field with some elegant riding and secured the ninth pick of the gate for the following day. Shaun Simpson, on the other hand, was not so fortunate. Although he started outside of the top ten, he made some quick moves to advance to ninth almost immediately. ‘24’ was competitive in that position until a small crash curtailed his efforts and left him in eighteenth at the chequered flag.

A brilliant start in the first MXGP moto left Arnaud Tonus inside of the top three at the end of lap one and right with a pair of former champions. Tonus shadowed his competitors in a calculated manner through the first half of the race, then pounced on the rider in the runner-up position on lap twelve of nineteen. Tonus then started to erase the deficit between himself and the race leader, but ran out of time. Just two seconds separated him from the eventual winner at the end of the thirty-minute moto!

Tonus was restricted by a mediocre start in the second outing, but again showed good pace whilst edging closer to the top five. After spending a majority of the encounter in sixth, he eventually crossed the line in seventh and secured third overall on the weekend. The thirty-six points that he achieved also saw him jump to eighth in the series standings.

Wilvo Yamaha MXGP dominate in Indonesia

The FIM Motocross World Championship marched into Indonesia for the first time in twenty years this past weekend, as the Pangkal Pinang circuit played host to round two of nineteen. The Wilvo Yamaha MXGP duo were braced to tackle some challenging conditions, thanks to some heavy rain, as the circuit resembled a quagmire on Saturday morning.

That fact was taken into account when the promoters elected to run just a single practice session on the first day of the event. Although conditions were far from pleasant, Shaun Simpson and Arnaud Tonus didn’t hesitate when it came to tackling the circuit and reaped the benefits. Simpson, who was hoping to rebound from a luckless outing in Qatar, recorded a time that was so impressive that it secured him pole position for the following day. Arnaud Tonus was just eight spots further back in ninth.

Thankfully the rain held off overnight, so conditions had drastically improved when the riders took to the starting line at midday on Sunday. A handful of sections threatened to swallow up both man and machine, admittedly, but hopes were high when the gates dropped. Although Simpson got pinched off heading into turn one, he managed to hold a tight line and emerge on the cusp of the top five. The Scotsman then wasted no time at all and searched for a way around those who sat between him and the top spot.

It took just one lap for Simpson to dispose of the rider in fourth place, then he quickly broke into the top three. Just two laps after that he was already making a run at the leader and, despite some stiff competition, he made the move and broke free almost immediately. Thanks to some lap times that were almost three seconds quicker than those who trailed him, Simpson established a lead of seven seconds throughout the moto and claimed the sixth MXGP moto win of his career! The victory was also a first for Wilvo Yamaha MXGP.

Whilst that was going on at the head of the field, Arnaud Tonus struggled to overcome a mediocre start and was then restricted by a mistake on lap two. He immediately attempted to make up the ground that he had lost and, despite two more mistakes, made seven passes through the remaining laps whilst en route to fifteenth in the moto. Tonus was eager to rebound in the second MXGP moto, but did not get that chance. Heavy rainfall meant that conditions deteriorated to a point that forced the race director to cancel the final race.

That decision left Shaun Simpson and the Wilvo Yamaha MXGP team with the overall victory! In just their second Grand Prix together, the pair garnered maximum points and jumped to eighth in the series standings. Arnaud Tonus sits fourteenth in the championship heading into the third round of the series, which is set to take place in Argentina in two weeks.

Shaun Simpson: “It is one of those things where you have to go out there, race what is there and go with the decisions that have been made. In the first moto I just really gelled with the track, had some really nice lines going and felt comfortable on the bike. After I passed [Tim] Gajser for fourth, I just felt like I was going to win that race. I knew it was going to be that easy and it was! Once I got into the lead for the second time I managed to make it stick. It was a nice moto; I really enjoyed it.”

Arnaud Tonus: “It was a rough moto for me. I had a pretty good start and then a big crash in the second lap. I came back a few positions and crashed two times, but I kept going and finished fifteenth. I will keep grinding. Those kinds of races are a part of the job, so I need to learn from it and come back stronger in Argentina.”

 

2017-05-MXGP Announcement

Official Partner of MXGP

ProX Racing Parts is pleased to announce their partnership with Youthstream for the 2017 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!”

Continued Success for Austin Forkner

Corona, Calif. (September 5, 2016) – Clear skies welcomed Austin Forkner and Adam Cianciarulo on Saturday for the FIM World MX Grand Prix at Charlotte Motorspeedway in North Carolina. Despite the area being hit with rain days before the race, the track was barely impacted and was ready for the day’s motos. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki team took advantage of the track’s near perfect conditions during practice and snagged the top two spots. Both riders eagerly awaited for the gate to drop and to ride against the world’s best!

As the gates dropped in MX2 Moto 1, both Adam and Austin shot out of the gate and easily found themselves out front. Austin took the holeshot and maintained a leading position throughout the first moto. He fought for the lead and was consistently battling within the top three. Austin crossed the checkers in 3rd and found himself on the MXGP podium for the first time in his career. Adam and his bike went down and he exited the race. Bumped and bruised, he remains optimistic and eager to return to his KX250F.

Once again Austin Forkner fired out of the gate and found himself in an intense battle for the number one position in the second moto. He fought side by side the competition and led the pack throughout most of the race. He proved that he has what it takes to ride with the best as he led the pack around the track. Relying on his speed, he crossed the checkers in 2nd and finished 3rd overall in MX2 at the MXGP of the Americas. The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team is excited to have competed against the world’s best and we look forward to doing it again next week at Glen Helen Raceway for MXGP of the USA!

“I surprised myself by having the fastest lap time in qualifying. In the first moto I was out front for a while and came under pressure. I made a small mistake and gave the win away unfortunately. In the second moto I spent the first 20 minutes with a comfortable lead and then they started to reel me in inch by inch. At that point I just left it all out on the track and I was honestly spent after the second moto. It was a tough race but I’m really happy I ended up on the box. I was pretty comfortable racing in this style because the format is similar to what we normally run, but the style of riding is so different. At the beginning of the motos the U.S. racers tend to go for it harder than the MXGP guys do, and they tend to go harder at the end. At the end of the day I battled with a U.S. champion and a world champion, it was a great experience and I’m leaving with a trophy!”

MX2 Results from MXGP of the Americas
1. Webb, Cooper. USA
2. Herlings, Jeffrey. NED
3. Forkner, Austin. USA 
4. Covington, Thomas. USA
5. Vlaanderen, Calvin. NED
6. Seewer, Jeremy. SUI
7. Harrison, Mitchell. USA
8. Anstie, Max. GBR
9. Paturel, Benoit. FRA
10. Bogers, Brian. NED

2016 Kawasaki MX2 Video

Watch this: Official Vid of Kawasaki MX2 Team

Prox Racing Parts is official technical sponsor for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team.

The Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team will once more attack grom a position of strength in 2016 with two top riders and years of valuable experience with the factory KX250-F. For 2016 the team consists of Dylan Ferrandis and Petar Petrov.

Avignon’s Dylan Ferrandis is relishing his last season in the class while Petar Petrov – his feisty Bulgarian team mate – is looking for success in his first full season with the Dutch based team masterminded by successful French businessman, Jean Jacques Luisetti. Join us for an informal practice session at Dylan’s personal track and hear what the riders think about new season prospects.

For more information about the team check The Official Website