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Behind the scenes: Team USA for 2010 Motocross of Nations – together for the first time

I was back out at Pala Raceway for something very special. I had already been there for four days for the Finale of the 2010 AMA MX season and the Awards Banquet.

But, as I mentioned, this was something special – the first official get together of Team USA for the 2010 Motocross of Nations. Team Manager Roger De Coster, racers Ryan Dungey, Andrew Short, Trey Canard, and all the support staff needed for an effort like this.

Ryan Dungey, Roger De Coster, Trey Canard, Andrew Short and Mitch Payton

I felt very privileged to be invited to such an event. I soon came to realize that the most unique and moving part of the day was seeing the look of real happiness, the feeling of true honor, and the comraderie for each person involved, as ‘The Team’ came together for the first time. It was contagious. They seem to be a real ‘team’ already, working together well, and have great things to say about each other. Again, it was contagious!

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Andrew Short to race at Inaugural Monster Energy Cup hybrid Supercross / Motocross race

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Feld Motor Sports has announced that Andrew Short, of Smithville, Texas, will race at the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15.

Since turning pro in 2000, Short has competed in 10 supercross seasons. Short made his entrance into the Supercross Lites class in 2001. Two years later, he began competing on a select-schedule basis in the Supercross class while still competing in the Lites class. Throughout Short's career in the Lites and Supercross classes, he has earned two race wins, 16 podium finishes, 20 top-10 finishes, and 12 top-five finishes.

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RJ Says: Bercy Supercross

I have raced at the Bercy Supercross. In 1984, we actually raced it twice. The first race was right after the Daytona Supercross in March, and then we raced again at Bercy in December.

The very first year was cool. But the track was an unknown. When we (the top American Supercross racers) got there, we realized they (the organizers) didn’t know fully how to put on a supercross. The track was so narrow, it was hard to pass, it was a ‘European’ supercross.

But also that first year, I realized how awesome a ‘show’ can be. Their show was awesome in Bercy! All of us were surprised at how great it was!

My very first thought though, the first time I got to Bercy: “Wow, this is a small track!” But I raced there again in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989. I’ve also gone another time after I retired from professional supercross and motocross racing.

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I was invited to the 2nd Annual DC Moto TF Ride Day and Invitational Poker Tournament at Pala Raceway. It was a full day’s ‘work’ for the DC Athletes; group photos, action shots, interviews, and lots of MX riding at Pala. And there was good game of Poker to raise money for Road 2 Recovery. The list of Athletes sponsored by the DC Shoes brand is a very impressive group making this Supercross assignment unique fun for me!

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The analysis of Locatelli?s qualifications in Assen

The analysis of Locatelli's qualifications in Assen

The analysis of Locatelli's qualifications in Assen

MOTOGP “excellent pole position, the second of the season for Marco Simoncelli. In general, some tests were ‘troubled by the weather, even if the MotoGP riders have always turned in qualifying in the dry. Looking at race pace, Simoncelli is the favorite, made ??six laps in 1’35 “and you are 1’34″, and then take pole. Even Ben Spies has been strong, but not enough, the race pace, to annoy Mark Spies maybe here a little ‘more experience, having raced (and won twice, note) with the SBK. In qualifying came just 9 milliseconds, but did only two laps in 1’34 “and not six as Simoncelli and three laps in 1’35″. Stoner, third, is a bit ‘in trouble: his race pace is 1’35 “tall, and has only made ??one qualifying 1’35″ 0, which allowed him to win the last front row, snatching Lorenzo, who started this race the best, having a teammate in the front row. His race pace is 1’36 “, so a little ‘slower than Stoner, but it can perhaps play for the podium. Good Dovizioso fifth time, but it is always the last of the Honda official. The first Ducati is once again one of Karel Abraham, while Valentino Rossi is unfortunately only the eleventh to 1 “8, but even more detached, about two seconds, the race pace.
Valentine’s using a bike with big changes to the chassis. He was in trouble with the GP11 and was unable to overcome a Ducati with a little ‘different: if it passes from one to another very similar competitive bike, continues to go well, but not effective if you have one, continue to surf in that position, perhaps even a psychological problem, because you can barely believe it. Yesterday in the wet was very effective, but because the conditions were not significant free. I think that is not just a problem of motion: the problems seem the same as before, as well as the gaps and with the new bike Rossi is behind other old Ducati. ”

“Sixth pole in seven races for Stefan Bradl: is dominating, with four victories in six GP. And ‘the pretender to victory here, because in the race pace has up to eight tenths of a second advantage over rivals. The more uncertain the challenge for the second and third place, with an excellent third place Simone Corsi, Pirro ninth: it will be a good battle. ”

“Vinales, his second consecutive pole position (is the youngest driver to achieve this goal, note), is no longer a surprise: he has already won a Grand Prix and is the favorite for tomorrow with Zarco. Cortese approached the finish, but it was not too convincing at the start of turn when it rained and then it dried out. Terol, unfortunately, will not be at the start and can earn many points Vinales. Great start for Morciano turn, then finished 15th, a big step forward from the past. Tomorrow he and Grotzkj could fight for the top 10 positions. “

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R4TC: 2010 Ride for the Cure at Cahuilla Motocross Park

I haven’t hit the track much in 2010, but knowing that the 4th Annual Motocross Ride for the Cure Event was coming, I dusted off the KTM, dropped it off at Malcolm Motorsports for some fine tuning, hit Milestone Motocross Track for a handful of warm ups and I was ready to enjoy the funnest event of the year hosted by motocross enthusiast herself, Laurie Carey, who is constantly raising the bar for fundraising, support, education and interaction for Breast Cancer Awareness!

The morning started off amazing, perfect day to moto! The sky’s were bright blue and littered with dark fluffy rain clouds! Dropping rain in perfect track watering patterns, the day was in full swing and the pits were packed! Tons of Factory support lined up for the event, they even had a never ending Freestyle show in the works! Mike Metzger, the God Father of FMX was doing his thing and dozens of other talented riders busting out tricks for the fans.

I pretty much settled into a pack rat of MXGirls, WMA Pro Rider Elizabeth Bash, Race Techs Michelle Marshall, and Mission Motorsports Brooklyn McClendon. We had a blast mixing it up on the main and vet tracks, sporting our decorated “Ride for the Cure” Bra’s and having a blast spinning laps, saving boobies!

In the end I was amazed at the growth this event has accumulated over the years, by far the most impressive outcome I’ve seen. I’m looking forward to next year’s event, but more importantly, it’s touching to see all the work Laurie Carey puts into the Support and Awareness of Breast Cancer.

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Scott Beaumont race report

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Female Rider to Race Moto2 at Assen

The Mapfre Aspar Moto2 team has named Elena Rosell the replacement rider for the injured Julian Simon in the June 25 Moto2 race at Assen.

Rosell will become the first woman to ever race in the Moto2 class and the first in any Grand Prix road racing class since Katja Poensgen competed in the 250cc class during the 2003 season. Rosell regularly races Stock Extreme class of Spain?s CEV championship, currently sitting 11th in the standings.

Other female racers who have competed in the Grand Prix World Championships include Tomoka Igata, Taru Rinne, Nikoletta Kovacs and Marketa Janakova.

Rosell will have a tough job filling in for Simon, the 2009 125cc GP Champion and runner up in the 2010 Moto2 Championship. Simon suffered multiple fractures in his right leg after a crash at the Catalan Grand Prix. Simon currently sits 5 in the 2011 Moto2 standings despite the crash at Catalunya and missing the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

Simon is expected to be out for a while longer but it isn?t clear if Rosell or another rider will fill in for other upcoming rounds.

[Source: MotoGP (Spanish)]

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