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Moto Information Weekly for March 17, 2020
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What occurred this week
- Kailub Russell wins GNCC Spherical Three – The Specialised Basic
- Daniel Milner wins shortened Dungog AORC
- Gibbs and Purvis high New Zealand Motocross Championship
- Jackson Richardson wins 2020 Jimboomba Triple Crown
- Jack Bell wins Champions Flat Monitor Faculty Professional championship
- 2020 Monster Vitality FIM Speedway of Nations scoring modifications
- Andrew Quick & Ross Department to Monster Vitality Yamaha Rally Official Group
- Connor Tierney & Brodie Ellis be a part of SB Motorsports ECSTAR Suzuki
- Luciano Benavides joins Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing
- Motorcycling Australia replace on motorbike occasions
- 2020 X Trial Australian Championship cancelled
- Steele Creek GNCC postponed as facility closes
- AFT postpones Atlanta Quick Monitor & Charlotte Half-Mile
- 2020 Abu Dhabi Desert Problem postponed
- 2020 Manjimup 15,000 Motocross postponed
- 2021 FIM Oceania Speedway Championship to be held in SA
- 2020 Championship Calendars
- 2020 AMA Motocross
- 2020 Monster Vitality AMA Supercross
- 2020 MXGP
- 2020 American Flat Monitor
- 2020 Australian Speedway Senior Solo Speedway
- 2020 FIM Speedway GP Championship
- 2020 Australian Filth Monitor Championship
- 2020 Australian Monitor Championship
- 2020 Australian Off-Street Championship (AORC)
- 2020 FIM SuperEnduro Championship
- 2020 AMA Excessive Off-Street East/West
- 2020 FIM Flat Monitor World Championship
- 2020 King of MX
- 2020 Australian Motocross Nationwide Championship
- 2020 Fox New Zealand Motocross Championship
Kailub Russell wins GNCC Spherical Three – The Specialised Basic
Spherical three of the Grand Nationwide Cross Nation (GNCC) Sequence – The Specialised Basic – concluded over the weekend in Washington, Georgia, with Kailub Russell coming by means of the declare the win.
Russell had his work reduce out for him after a mid-pack begin, and coming by means of timing and scoring fourth on the primary lap. He made his manner into the lead as they got here round on lap 4, however Steward Baylor Jr. would stay shut.
Baylor Jr. battled back-and-forth with Ok. Russell the complete final lap, swapping the lead place a number of occasions. Because the duo made their technique to the motocross monitor portion of the monitor, Ok. Russell discovered an inside line and make the go stick.
Baylor Jr. held onto second total, coming in simply 1.Eight seconds behind Ok. Russell and incomes Sherco’s first GNCC podium end on the premier degree.
Josh Strang got here by means of the pack to earn third total on the day. Strang was sixth on the opening lap, however would put his head down and push all through the complete three-hour race. Strang at present sits second within the Nationwide Championship factors standings after three rounds of racing.
Coming by means of to take the fourth place place in XC1 Open Professional and sixth total was Grant Baylor. Because the riders made their manner by means of the course, Baylor discovered himself beginning out eighth. Nonetheless, as time wore on Baylor moved by means of the pack to get in the direction of the entrance and battle with the highest riders.
After grabbing the $250 All Balls Racing XC1 Holeshot Award Ricky Russell completed fifth in XC1 and eighth total on the day. Jordan Ashburn would come by means of main the way in which on lap one, however fell again to sixth in XC1 and ninth total.
Sitting seventh for majority of the day was Andrew DeLong. Layne Michael got here eighth in his class and 15th total, whereas rounding out the highest 10 in XC1 Open Professional have been Levi Keller and Evan Earl.
Spherical three noticed one other new winner within the XC2 250 Professional class, with Craig DeLong coming by means of to earn his first XC2 win of the season, whereas additionally inserting fourth total on the day. Jonathan Girroir battled for a second place end in XC2, and held onto the category factors lead. Mike Witkowski rounded out the XC2 podium with a 3rd.
Incomes the FMF XC3 125 Professional-Am class was Jason Raines. Raines led the race from begin to end, placing over a 2 minute hole on the remainder of the category. Cole Mattison battled by means of the pack to earn second in his class, adopted by factors chief Zack Hayes rounding out the highest three.
On the conclusion of the 10 a.m. race it was WXC competitor, Becca Sheets taking the general win and her third-straight WXC class win. Sheets had her work reduce out for her, combating from fourth on the opening lap. Sheets put her head down and pushed as she made her manner into the lead on lap three, ending with a 21 second hole again to second place.
Grabbing the $100 Path Jesters Holeshot Award was Mackenzie Tricker. Tricker battled for the lead, however would stay within the second place place because the checkered flag flew. Third was Tayla Jones claiming the ultimate place on the rostrum.
On the conclusion of the Eight a.m. youth race it was Jack Pleasure taking his first total win. Pleasure battled with fellow Group Inexperienced Kawasaki’s Grant Davis by means of the complete race, swapping the lead a number of occasions. Davis held on for second total within the youth, with KTM’s Caleb Lane rounding out the general podium and YXC1 Tremendous Mini Sr. class high three.
Georgia’s David Parsons was nominated by his spouse for GNCC’s Moto Hero Award, and on Sunday through the 10 a.m. begin he was awarded with the Moto Hero plaque and a set of Greenball’s premium gentle truck Kanati model tires valued over $1,000 courtesy of GBC Tires. Parsons retired from the army in 2007, however nonetheless helps prepare totally different lively and reserved army branches. Throughout his time within the army Parsons was deployed to Desert Storm, and lots of different nations. The GNCC thanked David for his service, and being a part of the GNCC Racing household.
XC1 Professional Occasion Outcomes
- Kailub Russell (KTM)
- Steward Baylor Jr. (SHR)
- Josh Strang (KAW)
- Grant Baylor (SHR)
- Ricky Russell (HQV)
- Jordan Ashburn (KAW)
- Andrew DeLong (HON)
- Layne Michael (YAM)
- Levi Keller (HON)
- Evan Earl (KAW)
General Nationwide Championship Standings
- Kailub Russell (90)
- Josh Strang (67)
- Ricky Russell (59)
- Michael Witkowski (45)
- Jordan Ashburn (45)
- Jonathan Girroir (44)
- Steward Baylor Jr. (43)
- Craig DeLong (43)
- Cody Barnes (31)
- Grant Baylor (30)
XC2 250 Professional Occasion Outcomes
- Craig DeLong (HQV)
- Jonathan Girroir (KTM)
- Michael Witkowski (YAM)
- Cody Barnes (BET)
- Lyndon Snodgrass (KAW)
- Liam Draper (KTM)
- Evan Smith (HQV)
- Tegan Temple (KTM)
- Jesse Ansley (KTM)
- Thorn Devlin (BET)
XC2 250 Professional Sequence Standings
- Jonathan Girroir (80)
- Mike Witkowski (76)
- Craig DeLong (72)
- Cody Barnes (51)
- Liam Draper (42)
- Evan Smith (39)
- Jesse Ansley (37)
- Thorn Devlin (35)
- Simon Johnson (32)
- Lyndon Snodgrass (32)
Daniel Milner wins shortened Dungog AORC
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Daniel Milner wins rain shortened Dungog AORC (link)
Daniel Milner has gained a shortened AORC Spherical Three at Dungog, taking the general win by over a minute from Daniel Sanders, with Luke Styke finishing the highest three.
Michael Driscoll got here house in fourth total, forward of Josh Inexperienced in fifth, whereas Jonte Reynders, Mason Semmens, Fraser Higlett, Broc Grabham and Jeremy Carpentier accomplished the highest 10. Todd Waters was simply outdoors the highest 10 in 11th.
The outcomes left Milner topping the E2 class, Sanders the E3 victor, and Styke the E1 chief at Dungog, earlier than Sunday’s motion was cancelled resulting from heavy rainfall in a single day.
Milner was excellent in combined circumstances on Saturday, powering by means of the assessments aboard his KTM 450 EXC-F to increase his benefit within the standings. Sunday’s motion was cancelled following a considerable amount of rainfall within the area in a single day.
Daniel Milner – P1
“I at all times appear to gel with the enduro format and am capable of get the most effective out of them within the assessments. It’s undoubtedly one thing that I take pleasure in doing and my outcomes have been just about excellent, so it was a flawless day. I made positive we stayed constant, acquired by means of cleanly and it was a very good consequence for us. I perceive why we couldn’t race as we speak, however for me it was undoubtedly a disgrace as a result of I’ve been feeling actually good on the bike – the 2020 KTM 450 EXC-F is unbelievable. It’s the most effective package deal that I’ve had to date and we’re having fun with going racing loads, which exhibits within the outcomes.”
Husqvarna Enduro Racing Group rider Daniel Sanders picked up one other commanding class win in E3 at Dungog on Saturday.
Daniel Sanders – P2
“It’s at all times an excellent enduro at Dungog and it was constructive to win the E3 class on Saturday. We made some modifications with the bike going into the weekend, we’re nonetheless transferring ahead and I’m getting fitter as nicely, so it was an excellent weekend. There’s a number of room for enchancment total, so we are going to get again to work and sit up for the subsequent spherical. Sunday didn’t go forward, which was unlucky after it rained all night time, in order that was their choice and it was honest sufficient.”
The spherical noticed a return to a conventional enduro format favouring Styke, who was again to his greatest, positioning his 250cc machine inside the highest three in outright occasions as he thundered across the bush surrounding Dungog. He gained each particular take a look at in school, however extra importantly, regained confidence after a irritating run of accidents. The consequence additionally propelled Styke into his class lead.
Luke Styke – P3
“It was good to come back into the weekend feeling wholesome and able to race, the opening weekend was robust as I used to be carrying an damage after which sustained a reasonably good head knock through the occasion, so it was good to be contemporary and able to go right here at Dungog. I used to be capable of have an excellent run and win on Saturday. It was disappointing that we couldn’t race Sunday however the quantity of rain we had meant finishing the course and getting medical to all areas can be troublesome, so the choice was made to name it off and I fully perceive it. The assessments on the weekend have been good and we have been lucky to get nearly all of them performed earlier than the rain got here. I’ve acquired the factors lead again now and the plan is to not let it go till the championship is finished.”
Josh Inexperienced continued to rack up podiums and once more took third place within the E2 division, alongside fifth total, regardless of some ups and downs alongside the way in which. Inexperienced began the day strongly, however fell closely in one of many morning assessments which actually set him again on the time sheets. He was capable of rebound nicely from the autumn and put up some quick take a look at occasions once more because the day went on, however the injury was performed on the time sheet and Inexperienced was pressured to settle with a 3rd place end for the spherical.
Josh Inexperienced – P5
“It was a little bit of an up and down weekend for me with some good take a look at occasions but in addition a few bizarre ones that harm me on the finish of the day. I feel there have been a couple of high 3 times in assessments however there was additionally a way down within the high 10 after I fell off. No rider can afford to be inconsistent in a championship as aggressive as this. Nonetheless, regardless of the errors, its nonetheless good to be on the rostrum and go away right here wholesome. I’m second within the championship however solely two factors separates three riders and we nonetheless have a number of racing to go.”
Milner’s rookie teammate Mason Semmens contested his first-ever enduro spherical to complete second within the E1 division using the KTM 250 SX-F, shortly adapting to the format and now only one level outdoors of the championship lead.
Mason Semmens – P7
“The enduro format was new to me, so I discovered loads on the path and with the assessments in between, which was good. My day wasn’t too dangerous, ending second in school, despite the fact that we at all times need to win. I sit up for performing some extra enduro and actually choosing it up additional, plus Dungog was an excellent location to achieve additional expertise. It might have been good to race on the Sunday, however it’s what it’s and we’ll transfer onto the subsequent one now.”
Subsequent on the 2020 Australian Off-Street Championship (AORC) calendar will probably be Nowra, New South Wales, scheduled for 18-19 April, however at present underneath assessment as to how the rounds will probably be run underneath coronavirus restrictions.
General Outcomes – AORC Spherical Three, 2020
Gibbs and Purvis high New Zealand Motocross Championship
Onerous work and a robust workforce behind the scenes has seen Altherm JCR Yamaha do the double, with Kirk Gibbs topped the Fox New Zealand Motocross Championship’s MX1 winner and Maximus Purvis taking out the MX2 title.
Nicely-deserved celebrations ensued final night time after the ultimate spherical of 4 wrapped up, with two of the workforce’s riders on high of their podiums at Taupo’s Digger McEwen Motocross Park.
Sunshine Coast-based Gibbs is aware of how the rollercoaster of motocross racing goes. He gained the New Zealand MX1 championship in 2018, then simply missed the title final yr by a meagre five-points. This yr, he bested defending champion Cody Copper by four-points to take the win.
“It’s so superior to win the championship once more. To come back so shut final yr and simply miss out was disappointing. All the things simply went rather well for me this season and issues began clicking for me. I used to be using nicely and the Yamaha YZ450 was nice. Working arduous with Josh through the weeks between the 4 rounds and with my Australian workforce helped me to really feel actually comfy and robust, which was what I consider led to the championship win. I’m stoked to get one other championship over right here and I’m actually stoked for Josh and Amy [Coppins] and the workforce. I understand how a lot arduous work that everybody that’s concerned places in. I couldn’t be any extra grateful for them and my workforce again house for being a part of it.”
Thirty-one-year-old Gibbs used his expertise to handle the ultimate spherical nicely. He gained the primary race and from there had a 10-point lead. Gibbs settled for second within the last two motos, figuring out that he’d have the factors on board to take the MX1 trophy again throughout The Ditch with him.
Cody Cooper took the spherical total win from Gibbs, by a single level, with Hamish Harwood finishing the highest three, and Kayne Lamont and Ethan Martens fourth and fifth.
The standings noticed Cody Cooper take runner-up, with Hamish Harwood a extra distant third total. Mirroring the spherical outcomes, Kayne Lamont and Ethan Martens have been fourth and fifth total within the MX1 standings.
MX1 Spherical Outcomes
- Cody Cooper – 70
- Kirk Gibbs (YZ450) – 69
- Hamish Harwood – 62
- Kayne Lamont (YZ450) – 54
- Ethan Martens – 46
MX1 Championship Outcomes
- Kirk Gibbs (YZ450) – 280
- Cody Cooper – 276
- Hamish Harwood – 244
- Kayne Lamont (YZ450) – 203
- Ethan Martens – 176
Mangakino’s 19-year-old Maximus Purvis had a barely extra nail-biting street to victory on-board his Yamaha YZ250F. Coming into the ultimate spherical he had a slender four-point lead over foremost rival Josiah Natzke.
A second within the opening moto meant he was on monitor for the title however a mistaken tyre selection for the second race dropped him again down the pack and piled on the strain for the ultimate moto. A swap again to the unique tyre noticed race three success, sealing the championship. Purvis described the championship-winning feeling as “unreal” as he snatched the title from Natzke.
“I’ve been working so arduous and combating all season and it feels so good to take the win. It undoubtedly got here all the way down to the wire within the final race, however I wished that win badly. I fought by means of a pair riders then simply put my foot down, went for it, and pulled the win off.”
Maximus Purvis took the spherical win by two factors from Josiah Natzke, with Dylan Walsh third and last podium place-getter, whereas James Scott and Morgan Fogarty accomplished the spherical top-five.
The MX2 championship standings noticed Purvis grasp the title with 252-points to Natzke’s 246, whereas James Scott was third with 228-points. Dylan Walsh and Caleb Ward accomplished the MX2 championship high 5.
MX2 Spherical Outcomes
- Maximus Purvis (YZ250F) – 69
- Josiah Natzke – 67
- Dylan Walsh (YZ250F) – 63
- James Scott – 56
- Morgan Fogarty – 47
MX2 Championship Outcomes
- Maximus Purvis (YZ250F) – 252
- Josiah Natzke – 246
- James Scott – 228
- Dylan Walsh (YZ250F) – 224
- Caleb Ward – 188
Jackson Richardson wins 2020 Jimboomba Triple Crown
The 2020 Jimboomba Triple Crown ran over the weekend with 5000 spectators turning as much as watch Jackson Richardson declare the general win from Kaleb Barham and Noah Ferguson within the All Stars Last mixed outcomes. Jackson Richardson was undefeated throughout all three races.
Within the Junior 85-150 Last outcomes it was Liam Owens taking the win from Jyle Campbell, with Wiremu third total, whereas Jake Cannon after taking two race wins ended up fourth, after a disappointing Race Three consequence.
The Junior Lites noticed Jack Mather clear sweep all three races, forward of an equally constant Cameron Metal and Kode Drew.
All Stars Last Merged Prime 10 Outcomes
Junior 85 – 150 Last Merged Prime 5 Outcomes
Junior Lites Last Merged Prime 5 Outcomes
Jack Bell wins Champions Flat Monitor Faculty Professional championship
Cranwell racer Jack Bell has gained the Champions Flat Monitor Faculty Professional championship with a 16-point benefit over Franco Bourne. Nationwide Superstock rider Tom Neave took the general win on the day with a powerful efficiency taking 4 wins from the six races within the penultimate spherical of the championship at Glentham close to Market Rasen.
Jack Bell rode nicely to take a few wins and end the day in second place. There was an excellent entry with many British Superbike riders participating, together with the 2 Honda Racing riders Glenn and Andrew Irwin.
The subsequent and last spherical of the championship is on March 28.
- Tom Neave
- Jack Bell
- Tom Laycock
- Andy Irwin
- Taylor Mackenzie
- Steve Gurnhill
- Glenn Irwin
- Mikey Taylor
- Jack Bell 77
- Franco Bourne 61
- Steve Gurnhill 53
- Tom Neave 40
- Kier Armstrong 33
- Tom Laycock 32
2020 Monster Vitality FIM Speedway of Nations scoring modifications
There will probably be no extra drawn heats within the Monster Vitality FIM Speedway of Nations after modifications to the World Championship pairs competitors have been confirmed for 2020 onwards. Riders will now be awarded 4 factors for profitable a warmth, with three factors for second place, two for third and no factors for final place, being disqualified or failing to finish the race.
Because of this, if a workforce finishes second and third in a race, they are going to win the warmth 5-Four, rewarding the nations that produce the most effective workforce efficiency and avoids final locations.
The modifications imply that if a rustic claims second and third spot within the Grand Last, they are going to be topped world champions, even when one in every of their rivals gained the warmth – guaranteeing there will probably be no want for a title-deciding run-off.
Steven Gould, vice chairman and managing director of BSI Speedway at IMG Occasions, hopes the modifications will supply higher readability for everybody following the motion.
“The Monster Vitality SON is a contest the place workforce using is significant and to reward this, we have now modified the scoring system to make sure the nations that carry out greatest as a pair come out on high. With no drawn heats, will probably be a lot simpler for followers to work out which nation wins a race, finishes highest on countback within the occasion of a tie on total factors and in the end claims the world title. We’re wanting ahead to some unbelievable racing because the Monster Vitality SON will get began with the Semi-Finals in Landshut on April 25 and Daugavpils on Could 2, earlier than the competitors culminates with an exciting last at Manchester’s Nationwide Speedway Stadium on Could Eight and 9.”
The highest two nations in every Semi-Last – previously often known as Race Offs – will nonetheless mechanically attain the Last. However there’ll solely be one Last Qualifier warmth on the finish of the preliminary 21 heats, with the groups in third and fourth place on the general scorechart battling it out for the final spot accessible within the Last.
After 42 heats have been accomplished within the Last, there’ll nonetheless be a Grand Last Qualifier between the edges ranked second and third on the score-chart.
The profitable workforce on this race meets the nation ranked first on the scorechart within the Grand Last, with the workforce scoring essentially the most factors in that race topped world champions.
Nations will probably be required to declare a squad of as much as three senior riders and two under-21s three weeks earlier than the opening spherical in Landshut, with nations nominating their beginning line-up of two seniors and one under-21 six days earlier than their respective conferences.
FIM president Jorge Viegas has welcomed these modifications.
“These enhancements to the scoring system will make the competitors much more intense and encourage workforce using which this format is designed to offer. Spectators on the tracks in addition to tv viewers ought to see extra tactical using and can be capable of comply with the progress of groups extra simply because the championship progresses. The FIM sees this as a constructive transfer because the Monster Vitality FIM Speedway of Nations continues to be a serious occasion within the monitor racing calendar.”
Andrew Quick & Ross Department to Monster Vitality Yamaha Rally Official Group
The Monster Vitality Yamaha Rally Official Group have announce a strengthened rider line-up for the 2020 FIM Cross-Nation Rallies World Championship, as Andrew Quick and Ross Department be a part of the squad. Each racers confirmed spectacular tempo at this yr’s Dakar Rally and look set to develop into key members of the Monster Vitality Yamaha Rally Official Group.
Andrew Quick is without doubt one of the world’s most versatile and profitable off-road motorbike racers. A vastly skilled US supercross and motocross competitor, with near 40 profession podium outcomes to his credit score, he was additionally a profitable member of the USA’s 2010 Motocross of Nations workforce.
Calling time on his 16-year supercross and motocross profession, the Texas native switched to cross-country rally racing on the finish of 2017. Competing in his first Dakar Rally in 2018, Andrew has since accomplished three Dakars, positioned as runner-up within the 2019 Silk Method Rally and gained the 2019 Rally du Maroc.
“I’m actually excited to be becoming a member of the Monster Vitality Yamaha Rally Official Group forward of the 2020 FIM Rally World Championship. I’m wanting ahead to working with a brand new group of individuals and a model that has loved a number of success in rally up to now. I do know everybody within the workforce will probably be pushing me to enhance and get higher outcomes. My foremost objective is Dakar 2021, however between every now and then we hope to get a number of racing and preparation work performed, and I can’t wait to get it began.”
Ross Department was one of many stand-out performers on the 2020 Dakar Rally. Shortly adjusting to the unpredictable Saudi Arabian terrain, the 33-year-old from Botswana gained the occasion’s second stage, happening to problem for additional wins and take 4 extra top-10 stage outcomes, regardless of carrying an damage all through the occasion.
Competing in his first Dakar Rally in 2019, Ross accomplished the South American occasion in 13th total within the motorbike class and because the occasion’s highest-finishing Rookie competitor. He additionally completed as runner-up within the Merzouga Rally and eighth within the Rally du Maroc in 2019.
“Becoming a member of the Monster Vitality Yamaha Rally Official Group is a dream come true for me. To develop into part of an official manufacturing unit rally workforce is what I’ve been working arduous to realize over the previous couple of years. The chance to work with a workforce that’s targeted on each Dakar and the rally world championship is wonderful for me. I need to enhance as a racer and consider that I’ve the velocity to get improved outcomes. Profitable a stage at Dakar this yr was an enormous enhance for my confidence, now I’ve the help of Monster Vitality Yamaha I’m excited to see what I can obtain.”
Quick and Department have been set to make their aggressive debut for the Monster Vitality Yamaha Rally Official Group on the Abu Dhabi Desert Problem. Nonetheless, with the opening occasion of the 2020 FIM Cross-Nation Rallies World Championship postponed because of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, the brand new goal is Rally Kazakhstan, which runs from 24-29 Could.
Connor Tierney & Brodie Ellis be a part of SB Motorsports ECSTAR Suzuki
SB Motorsports ECSTAR Suzuki workforce returns for the 2020 Australian motocross and supercross collection’ with a brand new rider line-up. Connor Tierney and Brodie Ellis will contest the MX1 and MX2 championships respectively on board Suzuki RM-Z equipment with the help of Byrners Suzuki in Victoria and Cycleworld in Tasmania.
Initially from Western Australia, 21-year-old Connor Tierney will transition to the RM-Z450 and will probably be seeking to set up himself as a premier class title contender after a collection of robust top-10 finishes and a supercross race win final yr.
“It’s nice to be part of the SB Motorsports ECSTAR Suzuki workforce. It’s been a very easy transition to the RM-Z450, I really feel just like the bike’s dealing with actually compliments my using type nicely. We’ve been working arduous with the workforce and Steve from SPMX to get every little thing dialled in for me. I’m wholesome, feeling match and may’t wait to move to Horsham.”
19-year-old Tasmanian Brodie Ellis will make his senior debut graduating from MXD to MX2 competing on board the Suzuki RM-Z250.
“I’m excited to step as much as MX2 this yr with the help from SB Motorsports ECSTAR Suzuki workforce and Cycleworld Suzuki. The bike and workforce have each been superior to date, I’m actually wanting ahead to spherical 1 and getting the season began.”
SB Motorsports ECSTAR Suzuki will make their 2020 racing debut at Horsham, Victoria in April 4th and fifth for the primary two rounds of the MX Nationals championship.
Luciano Benavides joins Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing
Husqvarna Bikes have introduced the signing of 24-year-old Argentinian Luciano Benavides, who will compete for Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing beginning with the upcoming Abu Dhabi Desert Problem, the opening spherical of the 2020 FIM Cross-Nation Rallies World Championship.
Over latest seasons Luciano has established himself as probably the most promising younger rally racers, claiming the 2019 FIM Junior Cross-Nation Rallies World Championship title. A rider that’s nonetheless very a lot studying and bettering, Luciano already has two top-10 Dakar Rally finishes to his credit score. In 2019 he positioned eighth earlier than then ending in a powerful sixth place in 2020, because the occasion moved to Saudi Arabia for the primary time ever.
Becoming a member of Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility workforce in time for spherical one of many 2020 World Championship, Luciano will associate long-standing workforce member and former World Champion Pablo Quintanilla. Beneath contract with the workforce till the top of 2022, Benavides will contest the 2020, 2021 and 2022 FIM Cross-Nation Rallies World Championship in addition to the Dakar Rally by means of to and together with the 2022 occasion.
Pela Renet – Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing Rally Group Supervisor
“We’re more than happy to have Luciano becoming a member of our workforce. Over the past two seasons he has improved significantly and in addition to being the reigning FIM Junior Cross-Nation Rallies World Champion he’s additionally now among the many best rally racers. Luciano has a sensible and pleasant head on his shoulders and is extraordinarily motivated. Over the past two years he has improved on the Dakar, and we hope that along with the Rockstar Vitality Husqvarna Manufacturing facility Racing Rally workforce he’ll proceed to be taught and develop as an athlete.”
2020 X-Trial Australia Championship cancelled
The organisers of the X Trial Australian Championship have confirmed the 2020 occasion won’t go forward. The choice was made in response to ongoing issues referring to the worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and with a view to defend the well being and security of spectators, riders and officers.
Occasion supervisor Simon Value confirmed all proposed rounds, in Wollongong, Melbourne and Perth, had been cancelled this yr, nevertheless preparations had already begun on planning the occasion’s return in 2021. He stated the choice was a tough one to make, however the best one.
Simon Value – Occasion Supervisor
“We have now taken recommendation from Authorities, Motorcycling Australia, and business, and regarded many elements in making this choice, together with the impact on our riders’ sporting careers, in addition to the vital well being issues. However in the end it’s our accountability to guard our riders, officers and our followers and the many individuals concerned with placing on our spectacular occasion. Now it’s extra vital than ever to help your native golf equipment, competitions and their sponsors by participating with them on social media and buying merchandise on-line. X-Trial will not be occurring within the flesh this yr, however we will probably be extra lively than ever on our social media channels sharing superior movies, ideas and all types of nice content material to maintain you pumped for an enormous return to the world subsequent yr.”
Mr Value urged followers to proceed to help Trials and different sports activities even when they can’t bodily attend competitions.
Motorcycling Australia replace on motorbike occasions
In response to the continued developments and world well being issues in relation to COVID-19 (generally often known as Coronavirus) together with governmental imposed restrictions not too long ago on journey and mass gatherings, Motorcycling Australia (MA) has suggested its members, State Controlling Our bodies (SCB) and Key stakeholders on the standing of MA permitted occasions initially scheduled between 16th March and 1st June.
MA is transferring to implement the rules, necessities and rules as outlined by the varied Nationwide and State Governments. Some MA permitted occasions could possibly proceed with out spectators or the place they contain fewer than the advice variety of individuals for mass gatherings, whereas with different occasions this won’t be potential and not using a vital monetary affect on the golf equipment or promoters. On this case MA has said it helps postponement and/or cancellation as wanted.
MA additionally suggested that it’s in continuous contact with FIM and FIM Oceania with respect to the standing of FIM sanctioned Worldwide occasions. The postponement of FIM championships might lead to additional affect with upcoming FIM occasions and riders are suggested to comply with these developments of www.fim-live.com
MA has reminded its members and licence holders that for updates and additional info in regard to State Championship and Membership occasions, please contact the native State Controlling Our bodies (SCB) in that space.
The desk under signifies the standing of MA permitted occasions as of 16th March 2020.
Steele Creek GNCC postponed as facility closes
On account of COVID-19 issues, Steele Creek Park in Morganton, NC, has notified GNCC Officers that’s has closed the power to giant gatherings. Accordingly, the Steele Creek GNCC beforehand scheduled for April Four/5 in Morganton, NC, has been postponed. Riders pre-entered for the occasion could have their entries transferred to the subsequent GNCC, until they request a refund by emailing email@example.com. Rescheduling particulars will probably be introduced within the close to future.
GNCC Racing has continued to induce the sick and the weak (the aged and people with underlying well being circumstances or compromised immune methods) to keep away from giant occasions and public gatherings, together with GNCC occasions. GNCC Racing will adjust to restrictions imposed by federal, state and native authorities, together with the Middle for Illness Management and Prevention (“CDC) and the World Well being Group (“WHO”) concerning this matter.
GNCC Racing has additional affirmed that the well being, security and welfare of their riders, groups and followers stays paramount, and can hold the race neighborhood apprised of all additional developments.
AFT postpones Atlanta Quick Monitor & Charlotte Half-Mile
Because of the ongoing unprecedented state of affairs concerning COVID-19 and increasing restrictions on home and worldwide journey, and in accordance with nationwide, state and native governments prohibiting giant group gatherings, American Flat Monitor has postponed the March 28 Atlanta Quick Monitor and April Four Charlotte Half-Mile occasions till additional discover.
The well being and security of these concerned was said as the highest precedence, and the rationale that the AFT will proceed to evaluate the state of affairs forward of the remaining occasions inside the CDC’s beneficial eight-week window of warning.
Ticket gross sales for the Could 2 Texas Half-Mile and Could 9 So-Cal Half-Mile have been postponed till additional discover. As extra info is accessible inside the coming weeks, particular bulletins concerning these two occasions will comply with.
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2020 Abu Dhabi Desert Problem postponed
On account of world developments concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the United Arab Emirates Bike Membership (UAEMC) and the Rally organizers have taken the choice to postpone the 2020 Abu Dhabi Desert Problem initially scheduled to happen on 20-26 March.
Emirates Motorsports Group and rally organizers have been in everlasting contact with the federal government authorities within the UAE and have been following all precautionary measures to guard the motor sport neighborhood and the broader public.
All events are at present evaluating if will probably be potential to re-schedule the occasions later this season. Additional updates will probably be issued in the end.
2020 Manjimup 15,000 Motocross postponed
The Manjimup 15,000 Motocross has launched the next assertion, with the occasion postponed at this cut-off date, with additional info to be introduced as accessible.
“We don’t want to cancel this occasion so we are going to name it postponed at this cut-off date. Laws has simply been handed that occasions with the chance of over 500 concerned will probably be thought-about unlawful and people working them danger $25,000 fines and authorized ramifications if somebody contaminated decides to sue, due to this fact the Manjimup 15,000 is postponed till additional discover. We’ll hold you up to date when we have now extra info.”
2021 FIM Oceania Speedway Championship to be held in SA
FIM Oceania has introduced that for the second yr in a row, Oceania area speedway riders will battle it out within the 2021 FIM Oceania Speedway Championship on January 30, 2021, at Gillman Speedway, South Australia.
Australian speedway celebrity Jack Holder gained the inaugural FIM Oceania Speedway Championship in 2019, and FIM Oceania hopes to construct on the success of this occasion.
FIM Oceania are working carefully with the FIM to forge a pathway for this area’s greatest speedway riders to compete within the FIM Speedway Grand Prix.
FIM Oceania will open nominations later this yr for the 2021 FIM Oceania Speedway Championship to be held on the Gillman Speedway, South Australia, on January 30, 2021.
FIM Oceania Vice President, Peter Doyle, stated this was one other vital enhance for the area.
Peter Doyle – FIM Oceania Vice President
“We’re working carefully with the FIM to make sure that we develop speedway additional within the area as we have now had a wealthy historical past of World Champion riders and need to guarantee we will present them with higher alternatives, as displayed with the not too long ago held FIM Speedway Coaching Camp Down Beneath, in South Australia.”
The best positioned Australian within the FIM Oceania Speedway Championship will acquire automated entry into the 2022 Australian Speedway Solo Championship.
Sam Redfern – Motorcycling Australia Monitor Occasions Supervisor
“It is a unbelievable alternative for Australia’s world class riders to achieve a assured, extremely type after spot, within the Australian Speedway Championships which has produced sensational racing lately in addition to a number of World Champions.”
2020 Championship Calendars
2020 AMA Motocross race schedule
- Could 17 – Hangtown Motocross Traditional – Rancho Cordova, CA
- Could 24 – Fox Raceway Nationwide – Pala, CA
- Could 31 – Thunder Valley Nationwide – Lakewood, CO
- June 7 – Florida Nationwide – Jacksonville, FL
- June 21 – Excessive Level Nationwide – Mt. Morris, PA
- June 28 – Southwick Nationwide – Southwick, MA
- July 5 – RedBud Nationwide – Buchanan, MI
- July 19 – Spring Creek Nationwide – Millville, MN
- July 26 – Washougal Nationwide – Washougal, WA
- August 16 – Unadilla Nationwide – New Berlin, NY
- August 23 – Budds Creek Nationwide – Mechanicsville, MD
- August 30 – Ironman Nationwide – Crawfordsville, IN
2020 Monster Vitality AMA Supercross Calendar
- Jan. Four – Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif.
- Jan. 11 – The Dome at America’s Middle, St. Louis, Mo.
- Jan. 18 – Angels Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif.
- Jan. 25 – State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Ariz.
- Feb. 1 – Ringcentral Coliseum, Oakland, Calif.
- Feb. Eight – Petco Park, San Diego, Calif.
- Feb. 15 – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Fla.
- Feb. 22 – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
- Feb. 29 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Ga.
- March 7 – Daytona Worldwide Speedway, Daytona, Fla.
- March 14 – Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianpolis, Ind.
- March 21 – Ford Area, Detroit, Mich.
- March 28 – Centurylink Area, Seattle, Wash.
- April Four – Broncos Stadium at Mile Excessive, Denver, Co.
- April 18 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Mass.
- April 25 – Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Could 2 – Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah
2020 MXGP Calendar
- March 1 – Nice Britain, Matterley Basin (EMX125, WMX)
- March Eight – The Netherlands, Valkenswaard – (EMX250, WMX)
- March 22 – Patagonia, Argentina, Neuquen
- April 5 – Trentino I, Pietramurata – (EMX250, EMX 2t)
- April 19 – Spain, (TBA) – (EMX125, WMX)
- April 26 – Portugal, Agueda – (EMX125, EMX250)
- Could 10 – France, Saint Jean d’Angely – (EMX125, EMX Open)
- Could 17 – Italy, Maggiora – (EMX Open, WMX)
- Could 24 – Germany, Teutschenthal – (EMX250, EMX Open)
- June 7 – Russia, Orlyonok – (EMX250, EMX Open)
- June 14 – Latvia, Kegums – (EMX250, EMX Open)
- June 28 – Indonesia, Jakarta
- July 5 – Indonesia, Palembang
- July 26 – Czech Republic, Loket – (EMX65, EMX85, EMX 2t)
- August 2 – Belgium, Lommel – (EMX125, EMX250)
- August 16 – Sweden, Uddevalla – (EMX125, EMX250)
- August 23 – Finland, Litti-KymiRing – (EMX125, EMX250, EMX 2t)
- September 6 – Turkey, Afyonkarahisar – (EMX Open, WMX)
- September 13 – China, (TBA) –
- September 20 – Emilia Romagna, Imola – (EMX125, WMX)
- September 27 – Motocross of Nations, France, Ernee
2020 American Flat Monitor
- Spherical 1. March 14: Daytona 200 & TT – Daytona Speedway, FL
- Spherical 2. March 28: Atlanta Quick Monitor – Dixie Speedway, Woodstock, GA
- Spherical Three. April Four: Charlotte Half-Mile – Charlotte Speedway, Harmony, NC
- Spherical Four. Could 2: Texas Half-Mile – Texas Speedway, Fort Price, TX
- Spherical 5. Could 9: So-Cal Half-Mile – Perris Speedway, Perris, CA
- Spherical 6. Could 16: Sacramento Mile – Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA
- Spherical 7. Could 30: Crimson Mile – Crimson Mile, Lexington, KY
- Spherical Eight. June 13: Laconia Quick Monitor – New Hampshire Speedway, Loudon, NH
- Spherical 9. June 20: OKC Mile – Remington Park, Oklahoma Metropolis, OK
- Spherical 10. June 27: Lima Half-Mile – Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, OH
- Spherical 11. July Four: New York Quick Monitor – Weedsport Speedway, Weedsport, NY
- Spherical 12. August 9: Buffalo Chip TT – Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, SD
- Spherical 13. August 11: Black Hills Half-Mile – Black Hills Speedway, Speedy Metropolis, SD
- Spherical 14. August 22: Peoria TT – Peoria Bike Membership, Peoria, IL
- Spherical 15. September 5: Springfield Mile I – Illinois Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
- Spherical 16. September 6: Springfield Mile II – Illinois Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
- Spherical 17. September 12: Williams Grove Half-Mile – Williams Grove Speedway, Mechanicsburg, PA
- Spherical 18. September 26: Meadowlands Mile* – Meadowlands Racetrack, East Rutherford, NJ
2020 Australian Speedway Senior Solo Speedway Calendar
- Spherical 1, January Three – Kurri Kurri Speedway, Loxford Park NSW
- Spherical 2, January 6 – Diamond Park, Wodonga VIC
- Spherical Three, January 7 – Undera Speedway, Echuca Street, Undera VIC
- Spherical Four, January 9 – Olympic Park, Regina Avenue, Mildura VIC
- Spherical 5, January 11 – Gillman Speedway, Wilkins Street, Gillman SA
2020 WESS Enduro World Championship Schedule
- Spherical 1: Excessive XL Lagares (Portugal) Could Eight-10
- Spherical 2: Trefle Lozerien AMV (France) Could 21-23
- Spherical Three: Erzbergrodeo Crimson Bull Hare Scramble (Austria) June 10-14
- Spherical Four: Crimson Bull 111 Megawatt (Poland ) June TBC
- Spherical 5: Crimson Bull Romaniacs (Romania) July 21-25
- Spherical 6: Tennessee Knockout (USA) August 15-16
- Spherical 7: Hawkstone Park Cross-Nation (UK) September TBC
- Spherical Eight: Hixpania Onerous Enduro (Spain) October TBC
2020 FIM Speedway GP Calendar
- Could 16 – PZM Warsaw SGP of Poland – Warsaw
- Could 30 – German SGP – Teterow
- June 13 – Czech SGP – Prague
- July 18 – Adrian Flux British SGP – Cardiff
- July 25 – Swedish SGP – Hallstavik
- August 1 – Betard Wroclaw SGP of Poland – Wroclaw
- August 15 – Scandinavian SGP – Malilla, Sweden
- August 29 – Russian SGP – Togliatti
- September 12 – Danish SGP sponsored by ECCO – Vojens
- October Three – Revline Torun SGP of Poland – Torun
2020 Australian Filth Monitor Championship dates
- April 11-12 Australian Junior Filth Monitor Championships
- Mick Doohan Raceway, QLD, North Brisbane Jnr Bike Membership
- October 17-18 Australian Senior Filth Monitor Championships
- Fairburn Park, ACT Bike Membership
2020 Australian Monitor Championship dates
- Could 16-17 Australian Senior Monitor Championships
- Qurindi, Tamworth, NSW, Tamworth Bike Membership
- September 26-27 Australian Junior Monitor Championships
- Gunnedah, NSW Gunnedah Bike Membership
2020 Australian Off-Street Championship Calendar
- Spherical 1 & 2: Toowoomba, QLD 22 – 23 February 2020
- Spherical Three & Four: Dungog, NSW 14 – 15 March 2020
- Spherical 5 & 6: Nowra, NSW 18 – 19 April 2020
- Spherical 7 & Eight: Murray Bridge, SA 1 – 2 August 2020
- Spherical 9 & 10: Omeo, VIC 19 – 20 September 2020
- Spherical 11 & 12: Wynyard, TAS 17 –18 October 2020
2020 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship Calendar
- Spherical 1: December 7, 2019 – Krakow, Poland
- Spherical 2: January Four – Riesa, Germany
- Spherical Three: January 18 – A Coruna, Spain
- Spherical Four: February 1 – Budapest, Hungary
- Spherical 5: March 14 – Lodz, Poland
2020 AMA Excessive Off-Street East/West Calendar
- 2020 AMA Excessive Off-Street East Sequence
- March 28-29: RevLimiter Excessive Enduro, Decatur, Texas
- Could 16-17: Madd Moose, Marquette, Mich.
- July Four-5: Powerful Like RORR, Tamaqua, Pa.
- July 18-19: Fallen Timbers, Little Hocking, Ohio
- Aug. 1-2: Battle of the Goats, Taylorsville, N.C.
- 2020 AMA Excessive Off-Street West Sequence
- Feb. Eight: King of the Motos, Lucerne Valley, Calif.
- March 28-29: RevLimiter Excessive Enduro, Decatur, Texas
- Could 2-Three: EnduroFest, Reno, Nev.
- June 6-7: Final Canine Standing, Devore, Calif.
- June 20-21: Stix and Stones, Kellogg, Idaho
- 2020 AMA Excessive Off-Street Grand Championship
- Aug. 14-16: Trials Coaching Middle, Sequatchie, Tenn.
2020 FIM Flat Monitor World Championship Calendar
- Spherical 1 – June 13: Diedenbergen DE
- Spherical 2 – July 26: Boves-Cuneo IT
- Spherical Three – September 5: Morizès FR
- Spherical Four – October Three: Pardubice CZ
2020 King of MX Calendar
- Qualifier 1 – February 15-16, Bega – Prime 7 qualify for last **Run & Gained**
- Qualifier 2 – February 29-1 March, Narrabri – Prime 7 qualify for last
- Qualifier Three – March 14-15, Lake Macquarie -Prime 7 qualify for last
- Qualifier Four – March 28-29, Wagga Wagga – Prime 6 qualify for last
- Qualifier 5 -April 18-19, Bathurst – Prime 6 qualify for last
- Qualifier 6 – Could 9-10, Dargle – Prime 7 qualify for last
- Last – June 6-Eight, Cessnock
2020 Australian Motocross Nationwide Championship Calendar
- Spherical 1 & 2 Horsham, Victoria April Four/5
- Spherical Three Newry, Victoria Could Three
- Spherical Four Gympie, Qld Could 24
- Spherical 5 Conondale, QLD June 28
- Spherical 6 & 7 Maitland, NSW July 25/26
- Spherical Eight & 9 Coolum, QLD August 22/23
2020 Fox New Zealand Motocross Championship
- Spherical One – Balclutha, 1st February 2020
- Spherical Two – Rotorua, 23rd February 2020
- Spherical Three – Hawkes Bay, 1st March 2020
- Spherical 4 – Taupo, 15th March 2020
2020 AMA Supermoto Nationwide Championship Sequence
- April Four-5: Primm, Nev.: Anthony Hart Memorial Race
- Could 2: Honolulu, Hawaii: Aloha Stadium
- Could 30: Dacono, Colo.: Colorado Nationwide Speedway
- June 12-13: Austin, Texas: 25th Annual Republic of Texas Rally
- July 31-Aug. 2: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada: 51st Grand Prix of Trois-Rivières (CMA/FIM North America sanctioned)
- Sept. 11-12: Sturgis, S.D.: eighth Annual Streets of Sturgis (AMA/FIM North America sanctioned)
2021 Australian Speedway Senior Solo Championship
- TBA – Qualifying Spherical – TBA, TBA
- third January – Spherical 1 – Gillman Speedway SA
- fifth January – Spherical 2 – Olympic Park, Mildura VIC
- seventh January – Spherical Three – Diamond Park, Albury Wodonga VIC
- ninth January – Spherical Four – Loxford Park, Kurri Kurri NSW
- 13th January – Spherical 5 – Mick Doohan Raceway, North Brisbane QLD
2021 Australian Speedway U21’s & U16’s Championship
- 14th January – Observe / Qualifying 125cc Sidewinders SA
- 15th January – Beneath 16’s – 125cc Particular person Championship Sidewinders SA
- 16th January – Beneath 21’s Championship Gillman Speedway SA
- 16th January – Beneath 16’s 250cc Championship Gillman Speedway SA
- 17th January – Beneath 16’s 125cc Groups Championship Sidewinders SA
2021 Australian Speedway Sidecar Championships
- April third – Observe and Qualifying Pinjar Park WA
- April 4th – Junior & Senior Sidecar Championships Pinjar Park WA