Moto-X News Archive. Page 19



  • 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article Pichon back on pole in Italy.
    1 January 1901: 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.

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

  • Open article Sand of Southwick awaits AMA riders.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Everts wins British GP, Nunn thrills home fans.
    1 January 1901: 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.


  • June 2005

    Open article 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.


  • January 1901

    Open article Townley breaks Pichon's pole run.
    1 January 1901: 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.

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

  • Open article Strijbos to miss Matchams, Smets excited.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Youthstream seeks closer FIM/AMA links.
    1 January 1901: 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.

  • Open article Carmichael beats Bubba for High Point double.
    1 January 1901: 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.
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