Moto-X News Archive. Page 19



  • January 1901

    Open article Carmichael steamroller heads for Millville.
    1 January 1901: Ricky Carmichael is in the midst of another record-setting season in the AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF and this weekend the Suzuki star hopes to further extend the longest winning streak in AMA Motocross history with what would be his sixth straight win at Spring Creek Motocross Park, Millville.

  • Open article Yamaha re-signs Melotte, back to MX1.
    1 January 1901: The Yamaha Factory Motocross Team has completed its 2006 rider line-up with the re-signing of Cédric Melotte alongside eight-times world champion Stefan Everts, who has already been confirmed as staying with the team.

  • Open article Strijbos shocks with first GP victory.
    1 January 1901: Kevin Strijbos scored a surprise first ever Grand Prix victory on an incident packed Sunday at a wet Loket circuit in the Czech Republic; the 13th round in a long 17-race 2005 FIM MX1 World Championship.


  • August 2005

    Open article Strijbos shocks with first GP victory.
    7 August 2005: Kevin Strijbos scored a surprise first ever Grand Prix victory on an incident packed Sunday at a wet Loket circuit in the Czech Republic; the 13th round in a long 17-race 2005 FIM MX1 World Championship.


  • January 1901

    Open article Pichon takes tenth 2005 pole.
    1 January 1901: Mickael Pichon has taken his tenth grand prix pole position of the 2005 season after setting the pace at Loket, ahead of tomorrow's Czech Republic Grand Prix.

  • Open article Yamaha confirms Everts for 2006.
    1 January 1901: Yamaha has announced that eight-time Motocross World Champion Stefan Everts will remain with their factory team for the 2006 season.

  • Open article Preview – Grand Prix of Czech Republic.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article KTM confirms Rattray, de Reuver for 2006.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Carmichael walks Washougal.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • August 2005

    Open article 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article Pichon claims comeback victory.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • July 2005

    Open article 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article Pichon takes wet pole on GP return.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Preview – Grand Prix of Wallonie.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Carmichael returns to most recent defeat...
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article AMA names 2005 Motocross of Nations line-up.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Super seven for Carmichael.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • July 2005

    Open article 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article AMA Motocross makes Colorado return.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Carmichael wins Unadilla despite Stewart take-out.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • July 2005

    Open article 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article Everts waves goodbye to Sun City victory.
    1 January 1901: 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...


  • July 2005

    Open article 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...


  • January 1901

    Open article Everts claims first pole in almost two-years.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Preview – Grand Prix of South Africa.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Unadilla marks AMA midway.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Sword to miss Sun City.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article 2006 World SX GP/AMA SX calendar announced.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Carmichael again at Red Budd.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • July 2005

    Open article 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article Two penalised for illegal fuel after Budds Creek.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • July 2005

    Open article Coppins heads three-pronged Uddevalla Kiwi attack!
    3 July 2005: Three New Zealanders entered the Swedish Grand Prix, round ten of seventeen in the 2005 FIM Motocross World Championship and all of them would climb the podium in one class or another!


  • January 1901

    Open article Leok claims first pole at Uddevalla.
    1 January 1901: Kawaski's Tanel Leok has claimed his first ever pole position during qualifying for Sunday's Grand Prix of Sweden, at Uddevalla.

  • Open article Preview - Grand Prix of Sweden.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Strijbos to sit out Sweden, South Africa.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Carmichael takes record breaking run to Red Bud.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Townley dominates Grand Prix of France.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • June 2005

    Open article 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article Pichon takes home pole, surgery downgraded.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Preview - Grand Prix of France.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Provisional 2006 MX1/MX2 calendar revealed.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Carmichael claims Budds Creek – despite injury.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • June 2005

    Open article 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article Pichon to undergo knee operation.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Reed, Langston chasing Carmichael, Brown.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Smets considers future.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Reed breaks RC's perfect moto streak.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • June 2005

    Open article 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article Townley sweeps Italy after double last lap luck.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • June 2005

    Open article 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.
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