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Moto-X News Archive. Page 16
Yamaha confirms Everts for 2006
6 August 2005:
Yamaha has announced that eight-time Motocross World Champion Stefan Everts will remain with their factory team for the 2006 season.
Preview – Grand Prix of Czech Republic
4 August 2005:
Just a week after the muddy Grand Prix of Wallonie, the Motocross World championship teams are moving from their Belgian bases to Eastern Europe, where the thirteenth round of the 2005 series will take place.
KTM confirms Rattray, de Reuver for 2006
2 August 2005:
KTM have announced that Marc de Reuver and Tyla Rattray will form part of their 2006 attack on the MX1 and MX2 Motocross World Championships.
Carmichael walks Washougal
1 August 2005:
Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael has increased his AMA Motocross lead with two walk-away wins in Sunday's eighth-round at Washougal, Washington.
Pichon claims comeback victory
31 July 2005:
Mickael Pichon made a sweet return to World Championship motocross today by winning the Grand Prix of Wallonie at a showery and chilly Nismes circuit in southern Belgium.
Pichon takes wet pole on GP return
30 July 2005:
Michael Pichon has marked his return to Motocross GP action in style by taking a soggy pole position for Sunday's Grand Prix of Wallonie, at Nismes in Belgium.
Preview – Grand Prix of Wallonie
29 July 2005:
After a short and welcome break, the 2005 FIM Motocross World Championship enters its last stretch with six rounds scheduled within the next seven weeks.
Carmichael returns to most recent defeat...
28 July 2005:
Ricky Carmichael has stretched his AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF winning streak to two-years and this Sunday, July 31, Carmichael returns to Washougal Motocross Park, the track where he last tasted defeat in the championship.
AMA names 2005 Motocross of Nations line-up
26 July 2005:
AMA Pro Racing has revealed that Mike Brown, Ricky Carmichael and Kevin Windham will represent the United States at the 2005 Motocross of Nations [MXdN] at Ernee in France on 25 September.
Super seven for Carmichael
25 July 2005:
Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael won his seventh consecutive AMA Motocross race of the season at Thunder Valley, Colorado, on Sunday after taking both moto wins.
AMA Motocross makes Colorado return
21 July 2005:
Thunder Valley Motocross Park is set to host round seven of the 2005 AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF this weekend, marking the first return of the series to Colorado since the 1980s.
Carmichael wins Unadilla despite Stewart take-out
18 July 2005:
Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael may have lost a moto at Unadilla - following a spectacular collision with James Stewart - but the reigning AMA Motocross champion recovered to win both race two and take the overall.
Everts waves goodbye to Sun City victory
17 July 2005:
A dramatic last lap race two error by eight-times world champion Stefan Everts handed Grand Prix of South Africa victory to Josh Coppins, who beat the Belgian in race one but looked set for a distant second in the final outing – until Everts waved to the Sun City crowd with just a few corners to go...
Everts claims first pole in almost two-years
16 July 2005:
Yamaha riders have dominated qualifying for both the MX1 and MX2 Grands Prix of South Africa, with reigning champion Stefan Everts taking his first pole position for almost two years in the premier-class.
Preview – Grand Prix of South Africa
15 July 2005:
Following the trip to Japan two months ago, this weekend's Grand Prix of South Africa will mark the second 'flyway' event for the 2005 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Unadilla marks AMA midway
14 July 2005:
Unadilla Valley Sports Center, in New Berlin, New York, will this weekend host round six of the 12-round 2005 AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF.
Sword to miss Sun City
7 July 2005:
Kawasaki Racing Team's MX2 ace Stephen Sword will miss the upcoming Grand Prix of South Africa after it was diagnosed that the young Scot has sustained a double hair line fracture to bones in his right hand.
2006 World SX GP/AMA SX calendar announced
6 July 2005:
AMA Pro Racing and Clear Channel Entertainment have announced the 2005-2006 THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series schedule, which features some familiar venues and one historic new one.
Carmichael again at Red Budd
4 July 2005:
Ricky Carmichael raced his Team Makita Suzuki to two more runaway victories at round five of the AMA Motocross championship, at Red Bud in Michigan, increasing his series lead to a huge 69 points.
Two penalised for illegal fuel after Budds Creek
3 July 2005:
AMA Pro Racing has announced that two riders - Michael Byrne and James Stewart - have been penalised 25 points apiece for using illegal fuel at round four of the AMA Motocross Championship at Budds Creek last month.
Leok claims first pole at Uddevalla
2 July 2005:
Kawaski's Tanel Leok has claimed his first ever pole position during qualifying for Sunday's Grand Prix of Sweden, at Uddevalla.
Preview - Grand Prix of Sweden
1 July 2005:
After two hot GPs in Italy and France, the 2005 FIM Motocross World Championship is expected to find different weather conditions for this weekend's Grand Prix of Sweden - the only Scandinavian event on the calendar.
Strijbos to sit out Sweden, South Africa
30 June 2005:
Team Suzuki rider Kevin Strijbos will miss both the Grand Prix of Sweden this weekend and also the South African round in two weeks time.
Carmichael takes record breaking run to Red Bud
29 June 2005:
Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael is on the biggest roll in AMA Motocross history: As the 2005 racing calendar reaches the middle of the season, with round five at the renowned Red Bud Track 'N Trail on Independence Day Weekend, RC is seeking to continue an amazing winning streak that dates back to July of 2003.
Townley dominates Grand Prix of France
26 June 2005:
Scorching hot temperatures couldn't stop Ben Townley from scoring his second double GP victory, in as many events, at Sunday's Grand Prix of France at St Jean d'Angely.
Pichon takes home pole, surgery downgraded
25 June 2005:
Frenchman Mickael Pichon claimed his eighth pole position of the season in Saint Jean d'Angely today to continued his impressive qualifying form in front of his home fans in what will be his final race appearance before undergoing what will now be minor knee surgery on Monday.
Preview - Grand Prix of France
24 June 2005:
The longest Motocross World Championship on record reaches the halfway stage this weekend with the ninth round of the season to be held in France on the famous track of St Jean d'Angely.
Provisional 2006 MX1/MX2 calendar revealed
22 June 2005:
Following a meeting of the management council on June 18 and 29 in Geneva, the FIM has officially announced the provisional calendar for the 2006 MX1 and MX2 Motocross World Championships.
Carmichael claims Budds Creek – despite injury
20 June 2005:
Team Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael increased his AMA Motocross Championship lead to 37 points with two start-to-finish victories on the new four-stroke RM-Z450 at Sunday's fourth round, at Budds Creek in Maryland, despite riding with a damaged finger.
Pichon to undergo knee operation
16 June 2005:
After his heavy fall during race one of last weekend's Grand Prix of Italy, former world champion Mickael Pichon underwent an examination on his left knee - which he injured badly at Gaildorf in 2003.
Reed, Langston chasing Carmichael, Brown
15 June 2005:
Grant Langston admitted that even he was surprised to be back in title contention after scoring zero points in the second round of the AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF, but as the series moves to round four in Budds Creek on June 19, the gritty South African finds himself up to second in the 125cc standings to rival Mike Brown.
Smets considers future
14 June 2005:
Team Suzuki star Joel Smets has revealed he will soon sit down with his current employer to discuss a contract for the 2006 season - but is yet to decide if he will continue racing.
Reed breaks RC's perfect moto streak
13 June 2005:
Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael claimed overall victory at the Southwick AMA 250cc National Motocross, despite crashing in the opening moto and finishing second to Yamaha's Chad Reed.
Townley sweeps Italy after double last lap luck
12 June 2005:
Ben Townley has won his second MX1 GP after winning both motos in Sunday's Grand Prix of Italy - but only after respective race leaders Brian Jorgensen and Stefan Everts suffered last lap misfortune.
Pichon back on pole in Italy
11 June 2005:
The weather has not been kind to the 2005 Motocross World Championship, but Italy has welcomed the series under perfect conditions this weekend with the sun shining over the slippery hard packed track.
Preview - Grand Prix of Italy
9 June 2005:
After Sugo (Japan) and Matchams Park (Great Britain) the 2005 FIM Motocross World Championship arrives at Castiglione del Lago, Italy, for the eighth round of the 2005 series.
Sand of Southwick awaits AMA riders
9 June 2005:
It grinds away at chains, gears and bearings, it saps the horsepower from motocross bikes and the strength of the riders, it gives fans the opportunity to watch some of the most extreme lean angles riders will experience all season and the deep and loamy ruts it forms make for perhaps the roughest track in America.
Everts wins British GP, Nunn thrills home fans
5 June 2005:
Once more Great Britain produced a superb Motocross Grand Prix event with a healthy crowd and spectacular track helping to promote some great racing in the MX2 class, while the British fans witnessed a Stefan Everts master class in MX1.
Townley breaks Pichon's pole run
4 June 2005:
Ben Townley has ended Mickael Pichon's amazing run of sixteen consecutive MX1 pole positions by heading the timesheets during qualifying for Sunday's Grand Prix of Great Britain, round seven of the 2005 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Preview – Grand Prix of Great Britain
3 June 2005:
The United Kingdom welcomes world championship Motocross this weekend as the Grand Prix of Great Britain takes place at the historic setting of Matchams Park for round seven of the 2005 series.
Strijbos to miss Matchams, Smets excited
2 June 2005:
Team Suzuki will be at half strength once again this weekend, for the Grand Prix of Britain at Matchams Park, following the news that Kevin Strijbos has been unable to recover sufficiently from the thrombosis in his left arm and will undergo a scan on Tuesday to determine if he actually needs surgery to rectify the condition completely.
Youthstream seeks closer FIM/AMA links
31 May 2005:
Heartland Media and Events LLC has been retained by Youthstream, the promotions company that holds global marketing and broadcast rights to several motorcycling world championships, to consult on the development of several FIM championships in the United States.
Carmichael beats Bubba for High Point double
30 May 2005:
Reigning AMA Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael continued his perfect start to the 2005 season by winning at High Point on Sunday, round two of the series, after catching and overtaking James 'Bubba' Stewart in both motos.
Everts, Mackenzie big in Japan
29 May 2005:
The first Japanese Motocross Grand Prix for ten-years proved to be a great success with a superb track layout and organisation allowing the GP stars to offer a healthy crowd some great racing - especially during the second MX1 moto.
Pichon seals Sugo pole
28 May 2005:
Mickael Pichon has extended his MX1 pole run to an incredible 16 with pole position for Sunday's Grand Prix of Japan at Sugo – the Frenchman leading a top seven separated by less than one second.
Preview - Grand Prix of Japan
27 May 2005:
After a ten-year absence the FIM Motocross World Championship has received a friendly welcome in Sugo this week, ahead of the seventh round of the 2005 season on Sunday.
No penalties following Langston, Alessi incident
26 May 2005:
AMA Pro Racing officials have reviewed the incident surrounding Grant Langston and Mike Alessi, which occurred on the last lap of the second 125 moto at last Sunday's opening round of the 2005 AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF.
Carmichael in command as AMA heads to High Point
25 May 2005:
This was the season motocross fans have been waiting three-years for: Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart finally meeting head-to-head in the premier AMA 250 Motocross Championship.
Reed: I've never hit my head that hard
24 May 2005:
Chad Reed earned a tough second overall in the opening round of the 2005 AMA Motocross at Hangtown on Sunday – the Australian fighting back from a frightening practice crash to score 3-3 finishes, leaving the Yamaha star 10-points behind defending champion Ricky Carmichael.
Carmichael dominates AMA Motocross opener
23 May 2005:
He may have suffered something of a demoralising finish to the AMA Supercross series - claiming the title but struggling to take victory in the second half of the season - but Ricky Carmichael marked his Outdoor debut with Team Suzuki in style at Hangtown on Sunday; winning both motos on his way to an early championship lead.
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