Moto-X News Archive. Page 17



  • January 1901

    Open article Pichon takes wet Namur pole, Rattray out.
    1 January 1901: As predicted by the Belgian meteorologists, weather conditions changed a lot during the second day of the Belgian Grand Prix - bringing rain to the famous forest that surrounds the old Citadelle.

  • Open article Strijbos out of Namur with recovery complications.
    1 January 1901: Team Suzuki MX1 rider Kevin Strijbos will miss the Grand Prix of Belgium at Namur this weekend after a medical check Friday revealed that he has thrombosis in his left arm and cannot ride for another two weeks.

  • Open article Preview – Grand Prix of Belgium.
    1 January 1901: Namur, the 'Monaco of Motocross', will host the 2005 Grand Prix of Belgium this weekend - where the 2005 GP stars will chase victory through the famous forest circuit, alongside the old Citadelle, that has been a regular on the world championship since 1957.

  • Open article East/West shootout concludes AMA season.
    1 January 1901: The 2005 THQ AMA Supercross Series comes to a resounding conclusion this Saturday, May 7, in Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium where the 125 riders, who normally play second fiddle to the 250 stars, will take centre stage in the season finale when the best riders from the East and West come together in the annual Dave Coombs Sr. Memorial 125 East/West Shootout.

  • Open article Smets, Strijbos fired up for Namur.
    1 January 1901: The fourth round of the 2005 FIM Motocross World Championships takes place this weekend at Namur for the Grand Prix of Belgium and Team Suzuki, with their all-Belgian line-up of riders, will be hoping for a top result at their home GP.

  • Open article Pourcel plans British GP return.
    1 January 1901: Sébastien Pourcel, injured during free practice at the Grand Prix of Spain, underwent surgery on Monday in Manosque (France) and hopes to return to MX2 action at round seven of the championship; the British Grand Prix.

  • Open article Carmichael shatters 24-year Suzuki drought.
    1 January 1901: After missing the entire 2004 indoor season through injury, Ricky Carmichael has made a triumphant return to the AMA Supercross series by wrapping up his fourth championship on Saturday night at Reliant Field in Houston.

  • Open article Carmichael wins 2005 AMA Supercross title.
    1 January 1901: Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael has won his fourth 250cc AMA Supercross championship - his 12th AMA National title - after finishing third at Reliant Stadium, Houston, on Saturday night.

  • Open article Online petition to battle off-road attack.
    1 January 1901: With the first cancellation notices for motorsport events affected by recent legislation imposed by the UK's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [DEFRA] already being received, an online petition has now been launched to help counter the off-road attack.

  • Open article No serious damage for Rattray.
    1 January 1901: After dislocating his shoulder in the second heat of the Portuguese Motocross Grand Prix last weekend, Tyla Rattray flew back to Belgium on Monday where a medical examination revealed the extent of the injury.

  • Open article Pastrana second on rally return.
    1 January 1901: AMA Supercross and Motocross star Travis Pastrana finished an impressive second overall on his rallying return, at round two of the Rally America Championship - the Oregon Trail Rally.

  • Open article Everts retakes title lead with Portuguese overall.
    1 January 1901: Reigning MX1 world champion Stefan Everts has regained the early title lead after taking overall victory at round three of the 2005 season; the Grand Prix of Portugal at the Agueda circuit.

  • Open article Pichon continues pole run.
    1 January 1901: Under varying weather conditions and on a changing track the Motocross World Championship riders attacked the qualifying session for Sunday's Grand Prix of Portugal at Agueda – which ended with Michael Pichon claiming yet another MX1 pole position.

  • Open article Preview – Grand Prix of Portugal.
    1 January 1901: Fresh from last weekend's Grand Prix of Spain, the teams and riders of the 2005 FIM Motocross World Championship have headed straight to Portugal for this weekend's third round of the season, at Agueda.

  • Open article Tedesco 'best in the west' - again.
    1 January 1901: Ivan Tedesco wrapped up his second straight THQ AMA 125 West Supercross championship on Saturday night in Seattle, with a third-place finish that handed him the 2005 championship with one round remaining.

  • Open article Pichon takes lead despite arm pump.
    1 January 1901: Mickael Pichon finished runner-up again at the second round of the FIM 2005 World Championships in Spain on Sunday at the Bullpuig round of the series.

  • Open article Everts disappointed, Jorgensen run over!
    1 January 1901: The Spanish GP in Bellpuig produced mixed results for the Yamaha L&M Motocross Team riders. Stefan Everts came fifth overall after a crash-marred first race where he finished eighth and a strong second race where he got second behind Smets.

  • Open article Mixed luck for Smets in Spain.
    1 January 1901: Team Suzuki rider Joel Smets took victory in the second moto of race day at Bellpuig for the Grand Prix of Spain, the second round of 17 in the 2005 FIM MX1 World Championships.

  • Open article Coppins returning to form after pair of fourths.
    1 January 1901: CAS Honda rider, Josh Coppins proved that he is returning back to form at the second round of the MX1 championship at Bullpuig in Spain.

  • Open article Rattray returns but is disappointed at flag.
    1 January 1901: Tyla Rattray returned to the scene of his first ever GP victory but this time round fate had some misfortune in store for him. For the second round of the MX2 series the GP circus visited Bellpuig in Spain, and quite unlike last year, when the riders had to contend with atrocious muddy conditions, a fierce wind and clouds of dust presented a completely different challenge.

  • Open article Townley takes first MX1 win at second attempt.
    1 January 1901: Reigning MX2 world champion Ben Townley has won his first ever premier MX1 class grand prix at only his second attempt, after taking victory in today's Grand Prix of Spain, at Bellpuig – while Mickael Pichon took the early championship lead.

  • Open article Pichon takes breezy Bellpuig pole.
    1 January 1901: Honda's Mickael Pichon took his second 2005 MX1 pole - and twelfth in a row - during a windy qualifying session at round two of the Motocross World Championship, the Grand Prix of Spain.

  • Open article Preview – Grand Prix of Spain.
    1 January 1901: Two weeks after the opening round of the 2005 FIM Motocross World Championship, the teams and riders have travelled to sunny Catalunya for the second round of the season; the Telefonica Movistar Grand Prix of Spain, at Bellpuig.

  • Open article Alessi GP debut scrapped.
    1 January 1901: The on going saga of when KTM star Mike Alessi would make his World Championship debut has apparently been settled for this year at least with the news that - just days after he was confirmed by Youthstream as entering round two of the series at Bellpuig, Spain - he will now not attend any 2005 GPs due to injury.

  • Open article Reed prays for rain as AMA returns to Seattle.
    1 January 1901: The THQ AMA Supercross Series returns to Seattle for the first time in six years on Saturday, April 16, when Qwest Field hosts round 14 of the 16-race series.

  • Open article Reed wins Pontiac, Langston claims East crown.
    1 January 1901: Yamaha's Chad Reed has won his fourth THQ AMA Supercross Series race of the season after taking a surprise victory over points leader Ricky Carmichael and the charging James 'Bubba' Stewart on Saturday night at the Pontiac Silverdome in front of 51,142 fans.

  • Open article Alessi confirmed for next two GPs.
    1 January 1901: Youthstream, the company that manages the television, marketing and promotional rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, has received confirmation that Mike Alessi will enter the next two rounds of the 2005 World Championships.

  • Open article Hansen, Grant penalised for Dallas behaviour.
    1 January 1901: AMA Pro Racing has announced that Josh Hansen and Josh Grant have been penalised for actions at round 12 of the THQ AMA Supercross Series at Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas on April 2.

  • Open article Stewart rides high to Pontiac, AMA East decider.
    1 January 1901: After taking a dominating debut 250cc AMA Supercross victory, on his third premier-class start, at Dallas last weekend, Kawasaki's James 'Bubba' Stewart is being touted by many to follow up with a further win at this Saturday's Pontiac round, which will also host the 125cc East Coast title decider.

  • Open article Everts overcomes Pichon, Smets for Zolder victory.
    1 January 1901: Reigning eight-times world champion Stefan Everts has got his 2005 MX1 title defence off to a promising start after taking a narrow overall victory in the season-opening Grand Prix of Flanders, at Zolder.

  • Open article Stewart delivers first 250 win at Dallas.
    1 January 1901: Kawasaki superstar James 'Bubba' Stewart has won his first ever 250cc Supercross main event, on only his third attempt, after beating championship leader Ricky Carmichael and defending champion Chad Reed on Saturday night at Dallas.

  • Open article Pichon takes Zolder pole.
    1 January 1901: Mickael Pichon has continued his superb 2004 qualifying pace into the 2005 season, buy taking pole position for the season opening Grand Prix of Flanders, at Zolder.

  • Open article Preview – Grand Prix of Flanders.
    1 January 1901: After a long winter break, the MX1 and MX2 Motocross World Championship teams and riders have arrived at Zolder, Belgium, for this weekend's opening round of the 2005 season.

  • Open article Reed, Stewart, Carmichael set for Dallas showdown.
    1 January 1901: Yamaha's Chad Reed heads into the upcoming Dallas Supercross - round 12 of the 16-race THQ AMA Supercross Series - hoping to become the first rider in series history to win the Texas Stadium event three straight times.

  • Open article Coppins wins on British Championship return.
    1 January 1901: Defending Champion Josh Coppins returned to torment his rivals in the MX1 Maxxis British Motocross Championship by winning both races at Polesworth for the second round of the 2005 series on Sunday.

  • Open article Matchams flat out for British GP.
    1 January 1901: June 5, 2005, will see Matchams Park host the biggest event in UK off-road motorcycle racing – the British Motocross Grand Prix.

  • Open article Italian GP switched to Castiglione del Lago.
    1 January 1901: The FIM has announced that the Italian Motocross Grand Prix, scheduled for June 12, will now take place in Castiglione del Lago instead of Gallarate.

  • Open article Coppins to join British Championship battle.
    1 January 1901: With engines barely cool preparations have already begun for round two of the 2005 ACU Maxxis British Motocross Championship set to take place a fortnight after the season-opener at Canada Heights, on Easter Sunday at Polesworth.

  • Open article Reality of Speed to follow AMA Supercross.
    1 January 1901: SPEED Channel is taking race fans behind the scenes to take a look at the life and times of a professional motocross team during the 2005 AMA Supercross season.

  • Open article Reed back-to-back with Orlando victory.
    1 January 1901: Chad Reed has taken back-to-back AMA Supercross victories after triumphing in Saturday's nights visit to the Citrus Bowl, Orlando, in which he beat not only runaway points leader Ricky Carmichael but also a returning James 'Bubba' Stewart.

  • Open article Gundersen 'doubtful' for Zolder.
    1 January 1901: Factory KTM MX1 star Kenneth Gundersen is well ahead of schedule in his recovery from a cartilage operation – but it is still unlikely that the Norwegian will make the gate for the first grand prix of the 2005 season, at Zolder, on April 2-3.

  • Open article Orlando practice cancelled.
    1 January 1901: AMA Pro Racing and Clear Channel Motorsports have announced that Friday practice for this weekend's round of the THQ AMA Supercross Series in Orlando has been cancelled due to inclement weather.

  • Open article De Reuver facing six month recovery.
    1 January 1901: MX2 factory KTM star Marc de Reuver has undergone surgery on the three ligaments broken in his right knee during a recent pre-season race – which ended his 2005 world title hopes before the new GP season had even begun.

  • Open article Stewart return spices up Carmichael, Reed battle.
    1 January 1901: The THQ AMA Supercross Series returns to Orlando's Citrus Bowl on Saturday, March 19, for round 11 of the 16-race series. It marks the first AMA race in the stadium since 1997 and highlight of the event will be the return to competition of local hero James 'Bubba' Stewart from nearby Haines City.

  • Open article Reed 'pumped' with Daytona victory.
    1 January 1901: Having been soundly beaten by Ricky Carmichael a week earlier at St Louis, defending AMA Supercross champion Chad Reed rebounded in style by defeating the runaway points leader at the famous Daytona Supercross.

  • Open article Cooper, Sword take honours at Canada Heights.
    1 January 1901: Paul Cooper and Stephen Sword have won the opening round of the MX1 and MX2 Maxxis British Motocross Championship that took place at Canada Heights in Kent, UK, Sunday.

  • Open article Reed defeats Carmichael at Daytona.
    1 January 1901: Defending AMA Supercross champion Chad Reed has won his second event of the season after beating runaway points leader Ricky Carmichael in Friday night's Daytona Supercross.

  • Open article Bubba back for Orlando.
    1 January 1901: It has been revealed that Kawasaki superstar James 'Bubba' Stewart plans to return to the THQ AMA Supercross series for round 11, on March 19th, at the Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

  • Open article Carmichael hunting Daytona record.
    1 January 1901: Ricky Carmichael comes to the 2005 Daytona Supercross a man on a mission: On Friday night, March 11, the 25-year-old Floridian will attempt to become the first rider to win five times at the historic AMA Supercross event.

  • Open article British championship starts this weekend.
    1 January 1901: The 2005 Maxxis British Motocross Championship kick-starts into action this weekend at the Canada Heights circuit near Swanley.
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