Moto-X News Archive. Page 13



  • January 1901

    Open article Preview - Grand Prix of Spain.
    1 January 1901: Reigning nine-times world champion Stefan Everts and returning rival Sebastien Tortelli head for the second round of the 2006 MX1 Motocross World Championship tied on top of the standings.

  • Open article Coppins undergoes surgery, wants better racing.
    1 January 1901: 2005 MX1 World Championship runner-up, Josh Coppins, has undergone surgery to repair the dislocated shoulder which ended his chances of fighting for the 2006 title.

  • Open article Strijbos confident after Everts battle.
    1 January 1901: Team Suzuki riders Kevin Strijbos and Steve Ramon are confident of improving on their current fourth and fifth in the early 2006 MX1 World Championship standings in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix, after a confident display in the Belgian championship last weekend.

  • Open article Pichon withdraws from MX1 title chase.
    1 January 1901: Factory Red Bull KTM rider Mickael Pichon has pulled out of contention for the 2006 FIM MX1 World Championship after a virus necessitated an indefinite break from the grand prix series.

  • Open article Dougan column: Fired up for 2006.
    1 January 1901: In the first edition of what will be a regular Crash.net column by rising motocross star Jason Dougan, the young Brit reviews his pre-season racing activities - then the opening rounds of the 2006 British and World Championships...

  • Open article Everts, Tortelli equal at Grand Prix of Flanders.
    1 January 1901: Former double world champion Sébastien Tortelli and reigning nine-times world champion Stefan Everts emerged tied on points - with a heat win apiece - after Sunday's season opening Grand Prix of Flanders.

  • Open article Coppins explains Zolder withdraw.
    1 January 1901: The following is an open letter from 2005 MX1 Motocross World Championship runner-up Josh Coppins, explaining why the New Zealander was forced to withdraw from Sunday's season opening Grand Prix of Flanders - effectively ending his 2006 title hopes.

  • Open article Stewart ties Carmichael for World SX GP lead.
    1 January 1901: James Stewart won his third consecutive Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series/World Supercross GP race at Houston's Reliant Stadium on Saturday, tying the Kawasaki star level with Ricky Carmichael at the top of the world championship standings.

  • Open article Preview - Grand Prix of Flanders.
    1 January 1901: Stefan Everts starts his final season of grand prix racing at Zolder on Sunday, when the Belgian legend kicks off his quest for a tenth world title.

  • Open article Stewart applying pressure heading to Houston.
    1 January 1901: Kawasaki's James Stewart is on a two-race winning streak - and aiming to increase the pressure on his title rivals still further - as the 2006 AMA/World SX GP championship heads for this Saturday's Houston Supercross.

  • Open article Q&A: Giuseppe Luongo - Youthstream.
    1 January 1901: On the eve of the opening round of the 2006 FIM MX1/MX2 Motocross World Championship, to be held at Zolder on April 2, Youthstream president Giuseppe Luongo spoke about his hopes for the upcoming season, the current 'health' of the series, the chance of a future GP in Thailand, the likelihood of the 2007 Motocross of Nations being held at Budds Creek and much more...

  • Open article Ford Field falls to Stewart.
    1 January 1901: Kawasaki's James Stewart has won his second consecutive Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross/World Supercross GP race, in front of 40,101 fans at the inaugural race at Ford Field.

  • Open article New venue awaits AMA/SXGP Supercross stars.
    1 January 1901: Detroit's Ford Field will host the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross/World Supercross GP series for the first time this Saturday, March 25.

  • Open article Hansen to sit out rest of Supercross season.
    1 January 1901: Factory KTM rider Josh Hansen will sit out the rest of the 2006 East Coast Supercross Lites championship to recover from a nagging back injury, sustained before the start of the season.

  • Open article Jobe named KTM MX1 team manager.
    1 January 1901: KTM Racing has announced that five-times Motocross World Champion Georges Jobe will be team manager for its MX1 effort in the FIM 2006 World Championships.

  • Open article Everts completes perfect pre-season sweep.
    1 January 1901: Rinaldi Yamaha rider Stefan Everts continued his victorious pre-season form by taking another overall triumph at the Valance International in France yesterday (Sunday).

  • Open article Stewart turns tide with Orlando win.
    1 January 1901: James Stewart has put an end to Ricky Carmichael's three race win streak by taking a dominant victory in Saturday night's Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross/World Supercross GP event at Orlando's Citrus Bowl.

  • Open article Carmichael back in command heading to Orlando.
    1 January 1901: A month ago Ricky Carmichael lost his lead in the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series after crashing and breaking his Makita Suzuki.

  • Open article Everts continues perfect pre-season form.
    1 January 1901: MX1 World Champion Stefan Everts continued his excellent run of results in the build-up to the 2006 Grand Prix season by dominating the first round of the Belgian Championship at a soggy Moerbeke-Waas on Sunday.

  • Open article Carmichael wins Daytona, reclaims points lead.
    1 January 1901: Ricky Carmichael has won a record fifth Daytona Supercross after taking victory in his home event on Friday night - a result which also puts the defending champion back into the 2006 AMA points lead.

  • Open article 'Big three' bring battle to Daytona.
    1 January 1901: AMA Supercross racing's 'big three' of Chad Reed, Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart will for the first time meet head to head in the prestigious Daytona Supercross by Honda this Friday night, March 10.

  • Open article Everts wins on final Hawkstone appearance.
    1 January 1901: Rinaldi Yamaha's nine-times Motocross world champion, Stefan Everts, claimed his third victory in four weeks after winning both MX1 heats during his final appearance at the Hawkstone Park International, in Shropshire, England on Sunday.

  • Open article Carmichael ups pressure with Indianapolis win.
    1 January 1901: Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael raced to his fifth win of the season - and second victory in a row - at Saturday night's Indianapolis Supercross, to close to within one point of the AMA Supercross series lead.

  • Open article Carmichael's points reinstated!
    1 January 1901: The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) have announced a joint resolution to the points penalty imposed by the AMA on Ricky Carmichael following the February 11 San Diego round of the AMA Supercross Series and the FIM World Supercross GP.

  • Open article Carmichael, Stewart out for salvation in Indy.
    1 January 1901: Yamaha's Chad Reed finds himself in the lead of the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series as the second half of the 2006 season gets underway at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis this weekend, but knows that he will need to keep checking over his shoulder for rivals Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart.

  • Open article AMA to investigate 'illegal fuel' situation.
    1 January 1901: AMA Pro Racing has announced that it will launch a special investigation into the fuel situation surrounding the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series.

  • Open article Everts maintains winning pre-season form.
    1 January 1901: Rinaldi Yamaha rider Stefan Everts clinched his second victory of the 2006 pre-season motocross period last weekend with a comprehensive display at the Pernes Les Fontaines International meeting in France.

  • Open article Penalised Carmichael responds with Atlanta win.
    1 January 1901: Ricky Carmichael has responded to his championship threatening 25-point penalty, imposed on Saturday for having illegal fuel in San Diego, by winning in front of a record 70,133 strong crowd at Atlanta's Georgia Dome.

  • Open article Suzuki to appeal Carmichael penalty.
    1 January 1901: Team Makita Suzuki have announced that they appeal against the 25-point penalty handed out to reigning AMA and World Supercross GP champion Ricky Carmichael for the alleged use of illegal fuel at the San Diego round of the 2006 championships, on February 11.

  • Open article Carmichael penalised for illegal fuel!
    1 January 1901: Reigning AMA and World Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael has been penalised 25-points - one race win - after his Makita Suzuki was found to contain illegal fuel at the recent San Diego round.

  • Open article GP seminar discusses noise, track standards...
    1 January 1901: The 2006 Supermoto and Motocross World Championship organisers' seminar took place recently in Saint Laurent du Var, where ideas and new rulings were discussed ahead of the grand prix season.

  • Open article Reed takes surprise AMA lead to Atlanta.
    1 January 1901: Yamaha's Chad Reed finds himself in the points lead of the Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series as the championship moves to Atlanta's Georgia Dome on February 25 - after two unexpected turn of events in this past Saturday's race in St. Louis.

  • Open article Pernes hosts pre-season 'round two'.
    1 January 1901: The MX No Fear International, the second big pre-season Motocross event - after Mantova (in Italy) and before Hawkstone Park (in Great Britain) - will take place this weekend at Pernes Les Fontaines, in the south of France.

  • Open article Carmichael clinging to points lead, St Louis next.
    1 January 1901: Ricky Carmichael heads to round seven of the 16 race Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series, on Saturday evening in St. Louis, locked in a heated battle for the 2006 championship with Kawasaki's James Stewart and Yamaha's Chad Reed.

  • Open article United Telecom backs Coppins.
    1 January 1901: Josh Coppins has announced a new sponsorship agreement with United Telecom, one of Belgium's biggest independent telecommunications companies, for the 2006 season.

  • Open article Jones lands first ever back-flip cordova!
    1 January 1901: Adam Jones became the first person to ever land a back-flip cordova at last weekend's Tacoma, Washington stop of the IFMA circuit.

  • Open article Everts makes winning start, Tortelli unreliable.
    1 January 1901: With a second place and two heat wins, nine-times world Motocross Champion Stefan Everts - who will retire at the end of 2006 - claimed victory for the third consecutive time in the Starcross di Mantova race in Italy.

  • Open article Stewart stalks Carmichael for San Diego win. [1]
    1 January 1901: Ricky Carmichael and arch rival James Stewart set San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium alight with one of the best battles the AMA/World SX GP Supercross series has seen so far, on Saturday night.

  • Open article Suzuki pair to warm up in Italy.
    1 January 1901: The new-look Suzuki MX1 World Championship motocross team begins its 2006 FIM and Belgian national championship assault with the first of a series of warm-up outings in Italy this weekend.

  • Open article AMA mourns death of Crine.
    1 January 1901: AMA Pro Racing was plunged into mourning on Wednesday following news that motocross racer Kevin Crine had been killed in a car accident.

  • Open article Reed seeking San Diego salvation.
    1 January 1901: Yamaha's Chad Reed will be going for a rare four-peat in the San Diego Supercross this Saturday, February 11, at Qualcomm Stadium.

  • Open article Carmichael jumps ahead at Anaheim III.
    1 January 1901: Reigning AMA and World Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael has extended his points lead in the former - and taken the lead for the first time in 2006 in the latter - by winning the third and final event at Anaheim, California.

  • Open article Swanepoel out of action until March.
    1 January 1901: Molson Kawasaki rider Gareth Swanepoel underwent surgery last Monday on his wrist, after a crash while testing in Lommel, Belgium and will be out of action until the first week of March.

  • Open article Carmichael, Stewart set for Anaheim III 'decider'.
    1 January 1901: Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart have one win apiece at Angel Stadium so far in this year's Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series/World SX GP championship - and on Saturday the two riders will settle the score as to who is the 2006 King of Anaheim...

  • Open article Le Touquet live on Motors TV.
    1 January 1901: It has been announced that the 2006 edition of the legendary Le Touquet Enduro motorbike beach race will be screened live on Motors TV.

  • Open article Grand Prix of Flanders entry list announced.
    1 January 1901: The FIM has today revealed the full entry list for the upcoming, Zolder based, Grand Prix of Flanders - the opening round of the 2006 MX1 and MX2 Motocross World Championships, which will take place on April 1-2.

  • Open article Stewart fights back with wet San Francisco win.
    1 January 1901: James Stewart overcame appalling weather conditions at San Francisco's fourth round of the 2006 AMA Supercross championship to end reigning champion Ricky Carmichael's two race win streak - extending Stewart's World SX GP championship advantage and placing him back within 2-points of the AMA championship lead.

  • Open article Carmichael: Bubba deserved the win.
    1 January 1901: Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael was quick to give credit to fellow Floridian James Stewart after the Kawasaki rider took a tense victory at Saturday night's rain-lashed AMA Supercross round at SBC Park in San Francisco, California.

  • Open article Carmichael takes new AMA lead to San Francisco.
    1 January 1901: Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael is having the battle of his career in the 2006 Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series, but the four-time series champ finds himself in the familiar position of leading the standings coming into the San Francisco Supercross this Saturday, January 28, at SBC Park.

  • Open article Townley injury update...
    1 January 1901: Former motocross grand prix star Ben Townley has released the following update after suffering a serious knee injury while practicing in Florida. The injury is certain to keep the new Pro Circuit Kawasaki AMA Lites rider out of the 2006 East Coast Supercross season, but the Kiwi will be hoping to be fit for the opening round of the AMA Outdoor championship in mid-May...
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