Moto-X News Archive. Page 17



  • January 2006

    Open article Stewart wins Anaheim.
    9 January 2006: Kawasaki's James Stewart won the opening round of the AMA Amp'd Mobile Supercross Series in front of a sell-out crowd at Anaheim's Angel Stadium, beating rivals Chad Reed and Ricky Carmichael into the lower podium places.


  • January 1901

    Open article Carmichael starts Supercross defence in Anaheim.
    1 January 1901: Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael returns to Anaheim's Angel Stadium this Saturday, looking to find a heavenly start to his AMA Supercross Series title defence.

  • Open article World championship rule changes...
    1 January 1901: The Motocross and SuperMoto Grand Prix Commission - composed of the FIM/CMS representative Mr Wolfgang Srb, President of the Commission, the Youthstream representative Mr Giuseppe Luongo and the MSMA (Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers' Association) representative Mr Takanao Tsubouchi - took the following decisions in a meeting held in Latina, Italy:

  • Open article Stewart dominates Vancouver.
    1 January 1901: James 'Bubba' Stewart has taken his second World Supercross GP victory in as many starts after dominating Saturday night's second round of the 2006 championship, held at Vancouver's B.C. Place Stadium, Canada.


  • December 2005

    Open article Stewart dominates Vancouver.
    11 December 2005: James 'Bubba' Stewart has taken his second World Supercross GP victory in as many starts after dominating Saturday night's second round of the 2006 championship, held at Vancouver's B.C. Place Stadium, Canada.


  • January 1901

    Open article Stewart wins World SX GP season opener.
    1 January 1901: Kawasaki's James Stewart has put his injury littered debut premier-class season behind him by beating defending champion Ricky Carmichael for victory in the opening round of the 2006 Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP championship, held at Rogers Centre, in Toronto, Canada.

  • Open article Pictures: 2005 champions collect awards in Monaco.
    1 January 1901: More than two hundred guests were at Monaco this weekend to celebrate the 2005 Motocross and Supermoto World Champions in the Monte Carlo Bay resort.


  • December 2005

    Open article Stewart wins World SX GP season opener.
    4 December 2005: Kawasaki's James Stewart has put his injury littered debut premier-class season behind him by beating defending champion Ricky Carmichael for victory in the opening round of the 2006 Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP championship, held at Rogers Centre, in Toronto, Canada.


  • January 1901

    Open article Carmichael, Reed lead four-stroke SX switch.
    1 January 1901: Reigning World SX GP and AMA Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael and former AMA champion Chad Reed will lead a growing list of riders switching from a 250cc two-stroke to a 450cc four-stroke for the 2006 indoor season.

  • Open article McGrath signs up for six AMA events.
    1 January 1901: Seven-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath will again make a popular part-time return to AMA Supercross action in 2006, after announcing a six race schedule.

  • Open article Stewart: Kawasaki and I are committed to winning.
    1 January 1901: Kawasaki's James Stewart will start his second premier-class Supercross season this weekend in Toronto, when he takes part in the opening round of the Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP series.

  • Open article Carmichael hints at NASCAR future.
    1 January 1901: Reigning World Supercross GP, AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross champion Ricky Carmichael has revealed that he's interested in switching to NASCAR after his motorcycle racing career is over.

  • Open article Reed wants Australian World SX GP.
    1 January 1901: Former AMA Supercross champion Chad Reed is hoping that the World Supercross GP series, which starts this weekend in Canada, will soon be travelling to his native Australia.

  • Open article Motocross champions head for Monaco.
    1 January 1901: This weekend at Monaco will see the 2005 FIM Off Road Awards, where the new Motocross and Supermoto Champions will be formally celebrated in front of their fellow riders, plus team managers, federations, manufacturers, media and industry representatives.

  • Open article Geneva Supercross on Motors TV.
    1 January 1901: This weekend, Motors TV UK will broadcast the second night of the Indoor International Supercross, live and exclusive from Geneva.

  • Open article ACU British Supercross Championship cancelled.
    1 January 1901: Brian Higgins of the ACU's Motocross Committee has announced that the ACU Datatag British Supercross Championship, scheduled to run over the next three weeks - 26th November, 3rd December and 10th December - has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.

  • Open article Carmichael named AMA 'Athlete of the Year'.
    1 January 1901: A star-studded Sunday evening in Las Vegas saw the great and good of American motorcycle racing gather for the 31st Annual AMA Pro Racing Championship Awards Banquet.

  • Open article Toyota announced as AMA Motocross title sponsor.
    1 January 1901: The 2005 AMA Pro Racing Championship Awards Banquet held Sunday evening at Las Vegas culminated in the announcement that Toyota has signed as the new series sponsor of the AMA Motocross Championship.

  • Open article Short retains title at controversial Bercy.
    1 January 1901: AMA Supercross star Andrew Short successfully defended his King of Bercy title in perfect style - the Honda rider dominating all three finals as he led also led America to team honours in the 23rd edition of the famous French end of season event.

  • Open article Coppins dominates, but Australia wins Oceania MX.
    1 January 1901: Captaining Team New Zealand at the annual Oceania Motocross championship, held at Geelong's Barrabool motocross circuit in Austraila, grand prix star Josh Coppins swept all disciplines aboard his factory CRF450.

  • Open article Provisional Paris Bercy entry list.
    1 January 1901: The provisional entry list for the Paris Bercy Supercross, which will take place on November 11-13, is as follows:

  • Open article 2006 AMA Motocross schedule announced.
    1 January 1901: AMA Pro Racing has announced its schedule for the 2006 AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF.

  • Open article 2006 MX1/MX2 World Championship calendar.
    1 January 1901: The FIM has announced that the final 2006 MX1/MX2 Motocross World Championship calendar will be as follows:

  • Open article New track for Motocross of Nations, British GP.
    1 January 1901: A new circuit will be created for the two biggest off-road motorcycle racing events in the United Kingdom next year with the news that Matterley Basin, in Winchester, will host the 2006 British Grand Prix and Motocross of Nations.

  • Open article Tortelli, Alessis headline Paris Bercy.
    1 January 1901: Home hero Sebastien Tortelli returns to France to take on American stars Mike and Jeff Alessi - plus a whole host of other up-and-coming off-road heroes - during the upcoming Paris Bercy Supercross, to be held from November 11-13.

  • Open article Bill completes Bike It Dixon Yamaha line-up.
    1 January 1901: Bike It Dixon Yamaha has penned the signature of twenty-two-year old Swiss Motocross Champion Julien Bill to front the team's MX1 assault of the 2006 World Motocross Championship.

  • Open article Settlement reached in Youthstream, Mxtag dispute.
    1 January 1901: The 2006 Motocross World Championship season may well have been a resounding success in terms of on track action, off track interest and spectator numbers, but behind the scenes there have been some significant 'disagreements' between the grand prix teams - the majority of which are represented by Mxtag - and series promoter Youthstream.

  • Open article Marmont injured in Australia.
    1 January 1901: Red Bull KTM Supercross rider Jay Marmont has broken his right femur while training at his home in Wollongong, Australia - possibly ruling him out of the opening rounds of the 2006 AMA season.

  • Open article Coppins enjoys Supermoto debut.
    1 January 1901: 2005 MX1 Motocross World Championship runner-up, Josh Coppins, threw his leg over a Supermoto bike for the first time at the international Mettet Superbiker held on Sunday under superb weather conditions in Belgium.

  • Open article Coppins retains British title.
    1 January 1901: CAS Honda rider Josh Coppins extended his winning streak to ten races at Matchams Park during the eighth and final round of the 2005 Maxxis British Motocross Championship and accordingly sealed the MX1 title for the second year in succession.

  • Open article Factory Connection reveals '06 line-up, new name.
    1 January 1901: Factory Connection, the official satellite AMA Supercross/Motocross racing team for American Honda, has announced its new rider and sponsor line-up for the 2006 seasons.

  • Open article Carmichael wins $100,000 at US Open.
    1 January 1901: Team Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael became the first rider to win three US Open Supercross events when he clinched victory at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Garden Arena at the weekend.

  • Open article World Motocross celebrates groundbreaking season.
    1 January 1901: The FIM Motocross World Championship season finished with an almighty bang in Ernée on September 25 when Team USA took victory in front of more than 60,000 weekend spectators and millions of TV viewers in the Motocross of Nations.

  • Open article Everts 'very impressed' with 2006 Yamaha.
    1 January 1901: After claiming their fifth consecutive world title in Lierop last month, Stefan Everts and the Yamaha L&M Motocross Team have already started testing in preparation for the 2006 MX1 Motocross World Championship.

  • Open article Gundersen completes Yamaha Ricci line-up.
    1 January 1901: Yamaha Ricci racing team has completed its line-up for the 2006 MX2 Motocross World Championship with the signing of Kenneth Gundersen.

  • Open article 2006 Motocross of Nations confirmed at Farleigh.
    1 January 1901: The 60th edition of the Motocross of Nations - the world's oldest, most prestigious and famous off-road motorcycle race - has been confirmed as taking place the historic Farleigh Castle circuit, near Bath in England, on September 23 -24 2006.

  • Open article Alessi, Walker disqualified.
    1 January 1901: AMA Pro Racing has announced that Mike Alessi and Matt Walker have both been penalised for their on-track actions at the final round of the AMA Motocross Championship, Sunday, September 11 at Glen Helen raceway in San Bernardino.

  • Open article Carmichael leads USA to 'Nations victory.
    1 January 1901: Two races wins for Ricky Carmichael led America to their 16th Motocross of Nations title, matching the all-time win record held by Great Britain, after three thrilling finals held in front of 36,000 vocal fans at Ernee, France today (Sunday).


  • September 2005

    Open article Carmichael leads USA to 'Nations victory.
    25 September 2005: Two races wins for Ricky Carmichael led America to their 16th Motocross of Nations title, matching the all-time win record held by Great Britain, after three thrilling finals held in front of 36,000 vocal fans at Ernee, France today (Sunday).


  • January 1901

    Open article Team USA tops Motocross of Nations qualifying.
    1 January 1901: Riders from the USA, France and New Zealand have respectively won the MX1, MX2 and Open class qualifying races held in sunny conditions ahead of tomorrow's 59th Motocross of Nations at the Ernee circuit, in France.

  • Open article Preview - Motocross of Nations.
    1 January 1901: The biggest single event in Motocross will take place at Ernee, France, this weekend when no less than 34 teams from around the world descend on the immaculately prepared world championship circuit for the 2005 Motocross of Nations.

  • Open article Smets retires.
    1 January 1901: Earlier this week Motocross legend Joël Smets announced that he has decided to retire from full time world championship competition.

  • Open article Everts wins Irish season finale.
    1 January 1901: Newly crowned nine-times world champion Stefan Everts has completed his latest title-winning season in style by taking victory in the season ending Grand Prix of Ireland, the seventeenth round of the 2005 MX1 Motocross World Championship.


  • September 2005

    Open article Everts wins Irish season finale.
    17 September 2005: Newly crowned nine-times world champion Stefan Everts has completed his latest title-winning season in style by taking victory in the season ending Grand Prix of Ireland, the seventeenth round of the 2005 MX1 Motocross World Championship.


  • January 1901

    Open article Coppins takes final pole, Alessi stars.
    1 January 1901: The final pole position of the 2005 MX1 season has fallen to championship runner-up Josh Coppins after the New Zealander topped the times during a cold and windy qualifying session at the season ending Grand Prix of Ireland.

  • Open article Preview – Grand Prix of Ireland.
    1 January 1901: The 2005 FIM Motocross World Championship reaches its climax this weekend in Ireland, with the seventeenth and final round of the longest season in the history of Motocross.

  • Open article AMA investigating Alessi, Tedesco incident.
    1 January 1901: AMA Pro Racing is investigating the incident that occurred during Sunday's decisive second 125cc moto at Glen Helen Raceway, in the final round of the AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF.

  • Open article Motocross of Nations trophy arrives in Ernee.
    1 January 1901: The Chamberlain trophy, held by the winning team in the annual Motocross of Nations for one season, has now travelled to Ernée, the French city which will host the 2005 edition of the legendary race on September 24th and 25th.

  • Open article Nunn proves point with first British title.
    1 January 1901: After finishing runner-up on no less than five previous occasions, Carl Nunn has finally broken his British Championship jinx after clinching the 2005 MX2 crown, one round early, last weekend in Whitby.

  • Open article Loretta Lynn's named Team USA title sponsor.
    1 January 1901: The AMA/Air Nautiques Amateur National Motocross Championships at Loretta Lynn's has become the title sponsor of Team USA at the 2005 Motocross of Nations, which will take place on September 24-25 in Ernee, France.
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