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NOVEMBERKÅSAN 2014 Regarded as the toughest and most difficult race on the Swedish off road calendar, Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Joakim Ljunggren produced a master class in enduro riding to comfortably secure victory in this year’s Novemberkåsan race at Vimmerby. AMA ENDUROCROSS SERIES Red Bull KTM Factory rider Taddy Blazusiak took the win at the final round of the AMA EnduroCross Series in front of a packed arena to end the season just the way he intended. VITO IPPOLITO WINS A THIRD TERM AS FIM PRESIDENT Earlier today at the FIM General Assembly held in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, sixty-two-year-old Venezuelan- born Vito Ippolito was re-elected for a third four-year term of office as FIM President. KAWASAKI EXPANDS TO FOUR YOUTH TEAM GREEN RIDERS FOR 2015 Proving the structural value of the famous Team Green concept, Kawasaki is expanding its UK youth squad in the coming season. Having confirmed that the big wheel partnership of Jed Etchells and recent Monster Cup competitor Dylan Woodcock will stay in place, attentions have been turned to the remaining youth categories. LPE KAWASAKI UNVEILS 2015 INDOOR AND OUTDOOR LINE-UP In a major coup for the Maxxis British Championship - and for LPE team, team owner, Steve James - one of Europe's premier motocross riders, Tanel Leok, has been signed with the Lincolnshire-based team for the 2015 season. SHERCO AND EMMA BRISTOW CONTINUE FOR FURTHER THREE YEARS                                                                                   Two-times Women’s World Trial Champion (Sherco 300 ST) and in Super Enduro (Sherco 250 4T), Emma Bristow has renewed her contract with Sherco for a further three years. HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES BRAND VIDEO Husqvarna Motorcycles proudly introduces the company’s image video, the very essence of the legendary brand. First founded in 1903, the company has constantly evolved by respecting its rich 111-year heritage, and is today recognised as a premium manufacture of quality motorcycles. Follow the brand’s journey from its earliest street races and the incredible motocross success with legends like Torsten Hallman to the vibrant modern era. Get an unique insight into today’s Husqvarna Motorcycles and how bikes are now designed and made. BEURSFOON AND KTM JOIN FORCES IN YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT After years of involvement in the motocross World - and Dutch championships, the Beursfoon Rockstar Motocross Team has joined forces with KTM and will launch a youth development project. The objective is to manage and develop youth talents in a professional manner to bring them to the top level of European - and world championship competition. DAKAR 2015 DETAILS UNVEILED Team HRC was in attendance today (November 19) in Paris, for the official presentation of the forthcoming 2015 edition of the Rally Dakar due to head out from Buenos Aires on January 4. The world's toughest race looks set to be even more demanding than usual for both bikes and riders. 2015 HONDA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP TRAINING CAMP CONFIRMED The date for the opening event in the 2015 Honda 150 European Championship has been confirmed – the pre-season Training Camp will be held on 14-15 March in Albaida, Spain. MRS ARE APPOINTED AS A PUTOLINE OIL WHOLESALER PUTOLINE APPOINTED AS THE RECOMMENDED OIL FOR SHERCO UK Malcolm Rathmell Sport (MRS) has chosen Putoline as their UK lubricant partner for all Sherco trials and enduro machines. Putoline will be supporting the MRS Sherco riders in the UK and MRS has also been appointed as an official Putoline off road wholesaler. RIDEOFFROADUK IRON MAN HARD ENDURO RideoffroadUK are setting their sights on a different kind of event to see out the 2014 season. The Club are running a series of National Iron Man HARD Enduros aimed at providing a challenge for riders looking for something a bit on the wild side. SHERCO / MRS TEAM UP WITH MPS RACING The UK Sherco Importers, Malcolm Rathmell Sport, are delighted to announce that they have formed a partnership with the well-established Enduro team, MPS Racing for the 2015 season. Mick Seward, an extremely well known and respected team owner, has been running the Husqvarna team for nine years and what he does not know about Enduro probably would not be worth knowing! 2015 BRITISH QUAD CHAMPIONSHIP CALENDAR RELEASED The 2015 ACU British Quad Championship will start on three former Grand Prix tracks - Hawkstone Park, Desertmartin and Foxhill. The six round series, which runs from February to October, will then visit Stratford, Dean Moor before it's now traditional climax at Canada Heights. WOR EVENTS WULFSPORT WINTER HARE SCRAMBLE SERIES The second round of the Wulfsport Winter Hare Scrambles, organised by WOR Events, catering for Quads and Solos ran last Sunday in one of the Club’s brilliant Enduro forests near Bala, North Wales A seven mile lap of superb tracks and trails that stayed fun right throughout the weekend was on offer for the riders and even with a week of dreary weather beforehand, the track held together and if anything got better as the races went on. AMA ENDUROCROSS SERIES Cody Webb (Beta) takes victory in the penultimate round of the AMA EnduroCross Series in Idaho. MUNTJAC BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURO 2014 Danny McCanney wins the Muntjac Enduro in Norfolk ahead of Steve Holcombe and Daryl Bolter. Provisional results are HERE! HAWKSTONE INTERNATIONAL MOTOCROSS 2015 We are now in a position to release the date of February 8th for the Hawkstone International 2015, the event which is again the week before the first GP in Qatar and usually attracts a host of top GP riders as they prepare for the new season. Due to several clashes on the original date of 22nd February 2015, HIMX have been forced to change their date of their event. The 22nd clashed with Mantova and La Capelle, plus several teams and riders would already be travelling to the opening GP in Qatar. HIMX have taken the decision to move their date to the 8th February in the hope to attract some more top names to the famous Hawkstone Park circuit. They will be working hard to ensure the track in is prime condition to stage another fantastic International race. Gary Ford - Event Secretary: "We have had to make this decision and we hope making it early will not disturb people's plans too much. The 22nd just proved to have too many clashes with events and we want to try not to clash with events, this is always going to be impossible but we hope once again we can put on a great show for the crowd." A slight change for the timetable will see the opening round of the British Quad Championship act as the Support races. Gary Ford added, “I am really excited to have the quads back in February at Hawkstone, it’s some time since they were there and to have the best quad riders in the UK supporting our MX1 and MX2 International classes will hopefully be a real attraction for the spectators.” PARIS-LILLE SUPERCROSS American Eli Tomac will probably remember forever his first visit in North of France, as he won everything at the Paris Lille Supercross to become the first ‘King of Paris Lille’. The Americans dominated the event as Justin Barcia and Malcolm Stewart finished second and third, to also claim the team’s win. MIQUEL GELABERT JOINS THE OFFICIAL SHERCO TRIAL TEAM With the intention of broadening and strengthening its trial team for the 2015 season, Sherco has added the 16- year-old Spanish rider Miquel Gelabert to its racing structure. STEVEN CLARKE SIGNS FOR NEW TEAM APICO HUSQVARNA Reigning European 250 motocross champion (EMX250) Steven Clarke will ride Husqvarna  machinery in 2015 for a new motocross team in the paddock, Apico Husqvarna. The team will compete in the 2015 ArenaCross series, British Maxxis Championship, selected rounds of the Pirelli British Masters and defend their EMX250 title competing across Europe once again. The team will benefit from support from Apico, Putoline, Husqvarna UK and also Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH who were keen to recognise and support the success Steven had in 2014 by winning the EMX 250 title. ELLIOTT BANKS BROWNE TO SPEARHEAD GEARTECH SUZUKI TEAM Geartec Suzuki has confirmed the signing of Elliott Banks Browne to its 2015 line-up, announcing the double MX2 champion’s assault on the MX1 title next year alongside Ray Rowson on all-new RM-Z450s. Signing with Rob Hooper’s Suzuki team to contest the three major championships in 2015 – Arenacross, Maxxis British and MX Nationals, Banks-Browne returns to Suzuki machinery for the first time since 2008. HEADS & ALL THREADS SUZUKI SIGN GARY GIBSON FOR 2015 Heads & All Threads Suzuki is pleased to announce its final signing for the 2015 season, with Ulsterman Gary Gibson riding the RM-Z250 alongside Harri Kullas in the Maxxis British Motocross Championship. The 26-year-old rider from Ballygowan in the south-east of Northern Ireland has multiple Irish and one Ulster Motocross Championship title to his name and has also represented Ireland at the Motocross of Nations in 2013. He is very familiar with Suzuki machinery, having raced the larger capacity RM-Z450 for the last three seasons. By basing himself near the team's workshop and by switching to the lighter machine, Gibson intends to be a force to be reckoned with in his second full year on the British mainland. INTERNATIONAL SIX DAYS ENDURO France are the worthy and clear winners of the World Trophy at this year’s FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) in San Juan, Argentina. Making no mistakes on day six, France secured their third consecutive victory in the ISDE. Recording their first win in the ISDE since the late Kurt Caselli led them to victory in 2006, the United States claimed an emotional victory in the FIM Junior World Trophy class. Ending their week of dominance in style, the Australian trio of Jessica Gardiner – Sherco, Tayla Jones – KTM and Jemma Wilson – Yamaha easily won the final day of racing to successfully defend their FIM Women’s World Trophy title. TEAM HRC'S 2015 MXGP RIDERS MAKE FIRST OFFICIAL APPEARANCE AT EICMA Team HRC’s line-up for the 2015 MXGP Motocross World Championship was officially presented for the first time today as part of Honda’s motorsport announcement at the EICMA international motorcycle exhibition in Milan, Italy. Evgeny Bobryshev and Gautier Paulin were welcomed onto the Honda stage alongside fellow HRC factory riders from MotoGP, Dakar and Trials. Now in his sixth season on the Honda CRF, Bobryshev is joined for the 2015 season by Honda returnee Paulin. The Frenchman competed in red in the early stages of his career in Europe and his move back to the Honda CRF is one of the sport’s highest- profile and eagerly anticipated switches for next year. Honda and HRC also welcome back a second Frenchman to the team ahead of next season: long-time Honda rider and multiple World and US Champion Jean-Michel Bayle, who assumes the newly created position of Sporting Manager at Team HRC. VERTIGO UNVEILS THE NEXT GENERATION OF TRIAL BIKE Today at the famous EICMA motorcycle exhibition in Milan, Italy - Vertigo Motors unveiled their all-new Trial model to the World's media and key industry stakeholders. This marked a proud moment for the new Spanish manufacturer, with their new creation receiving immediate praise and appreciation from the assembled audience. CF RACING SUCKER PUNCH EXTREME ENDURO The bar was undoubtedly raised in Extreme Enduro in the UK last Sunday as the WOR Events team produced a whopper of an event with the second running of the Sucker Punch Extreme Enduro. The event was tweaked and much-improved from the first edition back in February 2014, as the brain-work and evil plotting of the event creator Steve Ireland put the hardy competitors through their paces and tested their mettle right from the off, through qualifying and most certainly in the main event. MWTRA CROSS COUNTRY CHALLENGE Regs are now available for the second round of the Mid Wales Trail Riders Association’s Winter Cross Country Forest Challenge at the popular Colstey Wood venue in Shropshire on November 30. Download the Regs and Entry Forms HERE! WILVO FORKRENT KTM ANNOUNCES STEVEN FROSSARD FOR 2015 As Wilvo Forkrent KTM continues its progression within the MXGP paddock, the World Championship team is delighted to announce the signing of French MX of Nations winning team member, Steven Frossard for 2015. After finishing fifth in the 2014 World Championship, Frossard rounded off his season in style with two great rides at the MXoN to help his French team take the title. Now #183 will launch his assault on the MXGP Championship on orange machinery after agreeing terms with the British outfit. POTENT LINE-UP CONFIRMED FOR HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY REVO KTM UK IN 2015 The leading British team in the FIM Motocross World Championship and also on the domestic UK off-road motorcycle racing scene, Hitachi Construction Machinery Revo KTM UK, are pleased to announce a stellar roster of athletes for their international and national campaigns in 2015. CERI HARE AND HOUNDS - MWTRA FOREST CHALLENGE Revised results from the Ceri Forest Challenge Hare and Hounds organised by Mid Wales Trail Riders Association are HERE! BUILDBASE HONDA CONFIRM 2015 RIDERS Ready for the 2015 season Buildbase Honda is pleased to officially confirm their two-rider line-up that will focus their attentions on the British MX1 domestic scene. HUSQVARNA 2015 MXGP LINE-UP ANNOUNCED Husqvarna Motorcycles have announced their official line up of riders for the 2015 FIM Motocross World Championship. For the coming season, Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing will again represent the brand in the MXGP category with Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing contesting the MX2 class. In a revised line up of riders for 2015, Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing is happy to welcome Germany’s Max Nagl as an exciting new addition to the team that will also retain the services of Australian Todd Waters. GOTLAND GRAND NATIONAL Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Enduro 2 World Champion Pela Renet has claimed a fourth consecutive win at the Gotland Grand National – one of Sweden longest running and biggest events. GETZENRODEO Graham Jarvis has claimed a commanding victory at the 2014 edition of the GetzenRodeo in Germany. The event, which this year was also the final round of the Extreme Enduro European Cup, attracted an international line-up of extreme enduro racers who battled it out in front of many thousands of spectators. KNIGHTON TROPHY TRIAL Results of the Central Wales Auto Club’s ‘Knighton Trophy Trial’ are HERE! Photos are HERE! GRAND NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY Factory FMF/KTM's Kailub Russell secured his 22nd career victory on Sunday at the Ironman GNCC finale, marking a total of nine wins this season alone. Since Russell clinched the National Championship two rounds early, the two-time champion set his sights on landing a KTM 150XC two-stroke in the centre of the podium at the final two rounds, a feat that most thought could not be done, especially after coming up a little short at the previous round. However, this time Russell put forth a convincing performance from start to finish, where he led four of the six laps en route to capturing the 2014 AMSOIL Ironman GNCC Overall. In the quad category it has been approximately two decades since the XC1 Pro ATV Championship has been decided at the final round of the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series, and perhaps even longer since its top contenders came into a finale with a tie in points. But Saturday's AMSOIL Ironman GNCC was a winner-take-all affair in both the XC1 and XC2 Pro Am classes as four elite riders looked to secure two major championships at the 20th running of the Ironman GNCC in Crawfordsville, Indiana. HARRI KULLAS SIGNS TO HEADS & ALL THREADS SUZUKI FOR 2015 Heads & All Threads Suzuki announce the signing of FIM Motocross World Championship racer Harri Kullas, with the talented 22-year-old racing the RM-Z250 in the Arenacross and Maxxis British Motocross MX2 championships in 2015. JORGE ZARAGOZA JOINS HONDA GARIBOLDI FOR 2015 A new face will be joining Tim Gajser at the Honda Gariboldi Racing Team for 2015 – 18-year-old Jorge Zaragoza. The Spanish teenager has competed in the European 250 championship for the past two years and will be making the step up to MX2 in 2015. WILVO NESTAAN HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING SIGNS DEAN FERRIS FOR THE MXGP CLASS Wilvo Nestaan Husqvarna Factory Racing has signed Dean Ferris for the World MXGP Series in 2015. This year Ferris showed everybody that he is capable of finishing on the podium and under the wings of former World Champion 500cc, Jacky Martens, he will ride the complete World MXGP Championship next year. AMA ENDUROCROSS SERIES Factory FMF/KTM rider Taylor Robert took his first-ever AMA EnduroCross Series main event win at the XFINITY Arena, the sixth round of the series in Everett, Washington. WESTON BEACH RACE Shaun Simpson wins the Weston Beach Race. David Williams and Simon Brown head the sidecars home. MONSTER ENERGY CUP Davi Millsaps wins the 2014 Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas. Eli Tomac finishes second with Trey Canard third. WILKIE AND KOUWENBERG GET FIRST TEST WITH THE JTECH HONDA The JTech Honda Racing team ran their first official test with new EMX250 riders Albie Wilkie and Nick Kouwenberg earlier this week at the Mantova track in Italy. The Honda CRF250R was a new experience for them but both took to it well and grew ever more comfortable on the bike. PHOENIX TOOLS IFLY HUSQVARNA INVEST IN YOUNG TALENT The Phoenix Tools IFLY Husqvarna Team is excited to announce their presence in UK Youth Motocross next year with Jamie Carpenter and Charlie Putnam representing the team. DYLAN FERRANDIS CONFIRMED WITH KAWASAKI Dylan Ferrandis, a member of the French team which won the Motocross of Nations, has signed a long-term agreement with Kawasaki to continue in 2016 the MX2 World Championship before moving to the USA. ROMAIN FEBVRE JOINS YAMAHA FACTORY RACING FOR 2015 In the wake of an excellent 2014 FIM Motocross World Championship for Yamaha Factory Racing and Jeremy Van Horebeek with the works YZ450FM, Yamaha is pleased to announce that MX2 star Romain Febvre has signed to form a two rider spearhead in Michele Rinaldi’s squad for the premier MXGP class in 2015. JENS GETTEMAN JOINS JTECH HONDA FOR 2015 MXGP SEASON Honda rider Jens Getteman will stay in red next year as he joins the JTech Honda squad to contest the MX2 category of the MXGP World Championship aboard the CRF250R. WOR EVENTS MICHELIN XCE SERIES Midwest Husqvarna rider, Lee Sealey put on a superb display of 125cc riding at the last round of the WOR Events Michelin XCE series at a very muddy but beautifully sunny Maeshafn in North Wales. EXTREME XL LAGARES HARD ENDURO Husqvarna’s Alfredo Gomez and Graham Jarvis, together with Husqvarna Spain supported rider Mario Roman, have filled the podium at the 2014 edition of Extreme XL Lagares. Leading the way, Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Alfredo Gomez captured his debut Hard Enduro win and brought to an end what’s been a difficult year due to illness and injury. MOTOCROSS OF EUROPEAN NATIONS FOR SIDECARS AND QUADS This year’s Motocross of European Nation for Sidecars and Quads was held at Markelo in the Netherlands. The European Champions in the Quads were NETHERLANDS TEAM A while in second place were FRANCE followed by GREAT BRITAIN. The Champions in the Sidecars were BELGIUM. In second place were NETHERLANDS A and in the third place were NETHERLANDS B. CROMWELL TRUCKS BRITISH QUAD CHAMPIONSHIP Veteran Paul Winrow is the British Quad champion for a record breaking 14th time after returning to the series this year following a two year ‘semi-retirement’. Forty-year-old Winrow, who first won the title in 1992 as a teenager, clinched the series in a last round showdown at Canada Heights on Sunday here he tied up the title in the second of the three 25 minute heats – which was just as well as he crashed twice in the final outing! RED BULL CITY TRIAL Thousands of fans packed Manchester's longest and most famous shopping street - Deansgate - to witness reigning FIM Trial World Champion Toni Bou - Repsol Honda absolutely dominate the third edition of the Red Bull City Trial. Débutante Bou was undefeated over the four rounds throughout the day to run out an easy winner as he showed his skill and speed across the uniquely designed and built linear dual lane course. SIMON REES MEMORIAL HARE AND HOUNDS Results of the Simon Rees Memorial Hare and Hounds are HERE!    Photos are HERE!     Race report HERE! STRONG RED BULL KTM FACTORY RACING TEAM FOR 2015 The Red Bull KTM Factory Racing will go into the 2015 World Championship racing season with another strong lineup and with the intention of once again challenging for both the MXGP and MX2 world titles. The factory team that has dominated the competition in recent years will field eight-times World Champion Tony Cairoli of Italy, Ken de Dycker of Belgium and Britain’s Tommy Searle in MXGP. Cairoli, one of the most successful riders in FIM World Championship competition will continue his bid for another title. Team-mate de Dycker will return to the competition after a 2014 plagued with injuries but Ken will be ready to race for the 2015 season. Newcomer to the MXGP lineup but no stranger to the KTM factory team is Tommy Searle of the UK. Searle finished second in MX2 in 2008 riding a KTM. OAKLEAF KAWASAKI WITHDRAWS FROM BRITISH MOTOCROSS FOR 2015 It is with regret that Oakleaf announces its complete withdrawal from British motocross in 2015. Although negotiations for riders for next year have been very positive, the lack of guaranteed support for the next season to be able to complete signings within the requested deadlines has left the team no choice but to completely re-evaluate its goals and its future. YOSHIMURA SUZUKI USA SIGNS BLAKE BAGGETT Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing has signed former AMA Pro 250 Motocross Champion Blake Baggett to the team today during the 2015 Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) Dealer Meeting at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. KANE REFLECTS ON SWEDISH CHAMPIONSHIP WIN Hitachi Construction Machinery UK KTM racer Natalie Kane has completed a turbulent season by taking the championship win in the Swedish Women’s Motocross series recently after recuperating from a head injury earlier in the season. VILLOPOTO, RATTRAY AND TIXIER TO RACE 2015 GRANDS PRIX IN GREEN Nine-times US champion Ryan Villopoto will contest the FIM MXGP World Championship for the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team in 2015 alongside South African Tyla Rattray, while Jordi Tixier will defend his MX2 world title in Green. RED BULL SEA TO SKY HARD ENDURO Returning to the top of a Hard Enduro podium, Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has secured a record breaking third victory at the Red Bull Sea to Sky event in Kemer, Turkey. MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS France win the Motocross of Nations. Belgium claim second spot on the podium while Team USA finish third. 2015 TEAM HRC DAKAR RALLY PRESENTATION  The Motorland Aragon Circuit played host today to the presentation of the new Team HRC due to take part in the next Dakar 2015.  Five riders will line up on the new factory Honda CRF450 RALLY; Joan Barreda (Spain, 31), Paulo Goncalves (Portugal, 35), Helder Rodrigues (Portugal, 35), Jeremias Israel (Chile, 33), and Laia Sanz (Spain, 28). WOR EVENTS HARE SCRAMBLE Manor Park last Sunday had perfect weather to go with a perfect track as the WOR Events team revisited the venue for the final time this year. A superb 4.5 mile lap was plotted that had lots of features and interesting bits for the riders to tackle as well as enjoying the fast and flowing nature of the course. A very healthy turnout over the two days ensured that the hard work of putting on such an intricate track was well received by the riders and racers alike. MAXXIS ACU BRITISH MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Buildbase Honda rider Elliott Banks Browne rounded out the 2014 Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship with an emphatic overall win at the final encounter held at the famous Foxhill circuit deep in the Wiltshire hills. Matiss Karro finishes his Maxxis championship chase in style by clinching the MX2 title. MRA ULSTER MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP At the Errigal Club promoted last round of the 2014 Ulster Motocross Championships at Donemana last Saturday, Lisburn’s Richard Bird on his Five 5 Motorsport Watt KTM clinched the Nutt Travel Premier MX1 Ulster Championship, with two seconds and a third behind Martin Barr on the VMX/Malin KTM. Portavogie’s Robert Hamilton on the Risk Europe Yamaha won the final race of the season to secure runner-up spot, with his team-mate Dubliner Michael Mahon third in the Championship. WOR IS FOR WINTER OFF ROAD EVENTS WOR Events are pleased to announce an exciting and brand-new WINTER HARE SCRAMBLES series for 2014/15 that kicks off on Sunday, 5th October 2014 for Solo's and Quads. Running over five rounds with the riders’ best four to count, the series will utilise some of the WOR's best winter tracks including the three separate blocks of fantastic forestry at the Llandrillo Forest complex in North Wales, the very winter-friendly Carrog Isa Farm near Llangollen and the club's amazing open moorland special in Mid Wales at Clatter. The format of the days racing will be the NEW POLARIS BRITAIN SUPPORTED QUAD HARE SCRAMBLES running for 2.5 hours and starting at 9am... followed at noon with a 2.5 hour solo race in the WULFSPORT supported series. The dates are as follows : Rd. 1 Llandrillo Forest Block 1 - October 5th Rd. 2 Llandrillo Forest Block 2 - November 16th Rd. 3 Llandrillo Forest Block 3 - December 7th Rd. 4 Carrog Isa - January 11th 2015 Rd. 5 Clatter - 1st Feb 2015 Also expect some stubble cross and motoduro meetings throughout the winter and the likelihood of the Tough Ones Little Brother Extreme coming back into the race and events schedule. All inquiries to by fired at info@worevents.com or text / call 07803698061 MWTRA WINTER CROSS COUNTRY FOREST CHALLENGE Regs for the first round of the Mid Wales Trail Riders Association’s Winter Cross Country Challenge in Ceri Forest on October 26 can now be downloaded HERE! WOR EVENTS MICHELIN XCE SERIES The fourth round of the Michelin Cross Country Enduro series 2014 took place last Sunday at WOR Events’ superb Firbank venue on the edge of the Lake District. The racing at the sharp end in the Expert class was as good as it gets and was probably the fastest and closest race of the year so far. CWAC ‘JACKO’ MEMORIAL ENDURO The Central Wales Auto Club held their fourth ‘Jacko Memorial Enduro’ on Sunday in Radnor Forest near Knighton with an excellent entry of 80 riders who enjoyed an excellent days competition with everybody enjoying themselves from Beginners to Experts. This was a round of the Welsh Championships for Sidecars and Sportsman and in these classes competition was fierce. In the sidecar experts a close-fought battle was eventually won by Dave Williams and Simon Brown of Llanidloes from Jonathan Williams and Neil James of Llandrindod by just 17 seconds after three tests. In the sidecar Clubman class, Gareth Rowlands and Will Green from Llandrindod took the win from Rob Francis and Antony Mills. The Beginners class was a tussle between friends Hywel Thomas and Will Toy with Hywel coming out on top by nine seconds There was a large entry of sportsman with Midlander Mitch Reynolds travelling to Mid Wales and taking the honours from Harrison Weale. In the old boys’ class Anthony Griffith took the win with impressive test times from local lad Carl Davies. Another local, Andrew Rowlands from Beguildy took the win in the competitive Clubman class from Phil Jenkins of Ffarmers with Phil Jones of Milton Keynes in third. The overall win was taken by Adam James of Rhayader in the Experts class from Aaron Martin. The CWAC would like to thank all competitors and everybody who helped to put on this superb event. Results are HERE!   Photos are HERE! FIM MEN’S TRIAL DES NATIONS The outcome of the 2014 FIM Trial des Nations held today in Andorra was never really in doubt with their lineup of Toni Bou – Repsol Honda, Adam Raga – Gas Gas, Albert Cabestany – Sherco and Jeroni Fajardo – Beta, Spain were always going to be far too strong to stop. Harnessing the might of the current top four riders in the World, the Spanish squad marched easily to its eleventh straight win in this season-ending team competition and took their outright tally to twenty one victories since the first FIM Trials des Nations was held in Poland back in 1984. FIM WOMEN’S TRIAL DES NATIONS In what is the closest ever finish in the FIM Women’s Trial des Nations Great Britain represented by Emma Bristow - Sherco, Rebekah Cook – Beta and Joanne Coles – Gas Gas stole the narrowest of wins over the Spanish team of Sandra Gomez – Ossa, Mireia Conde – Beta and Elisabet Solera – Gas Gas. After two tense laps of fifteen sections Great Britain and Spain finished tied on fifteen marks apiece with the best two scores in each hazard determining their eventual totals. WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS - GRAND PRIX OF LEON (MEXICO) Jordi Tixier is crowned MX2 world champion despite the return of Jeffrey Herlings in a valiant attempt to retain his crown. ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - GRAND PRIX OF FRANCE Second place on Day 1 of the French GP is good enough to see Danny McCanney crowned as Junior World Enduro Champion. The final day of racing at the GP AMV of France brought to close a thrilling season of the 2014 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship with the crowing of Enduro 3 World Champion Matt PHILLIPS. Laia SANZ secured her third Women’s title while Davide SORECA became the new 125 Youth Cup champion in Brioude, France. FIM WOMEN’S TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIP Emma Bristow – Sherco showed no sign of nerves today as she became the 2014 FIM Women’s Trial World Champion. Bristow is only the third winner of the series and has brought to an end the six year run of Laia Sanz with the Spanish rider last losing the title to Iris Kramer back in 2007. With Sanz absent from this year’s campaign, the pressure was most definitely on Emma to step up to take the crown having been the runner-up in the championship for the previous seasons. Rebekah Cook – Beta put up a brave fight against her compatriot, and her win last Sunday in Spain forced today’s last day showdown. WOR EVENTS 2014 PUTOLINE HARE SCRAMBLES SERIES WOR Events unleashed another brand-new venue on the lucky riders last weekend at the final round of the Putoline Hare Scrambles series. Situated near Welshpool on the Shropshire / Powys borders, the Manor Park circuit was a revelation and the 250 plus riders that rode there had an absolute stonker of a weekend with the four mile per lap course having something for everyone in its fast and flowing nature. BRITISH QUAD CHAMPIONSHIP Thirteen-times British champion Paul Winrow is on the verge of a fourteenth title after he stretched his series lead to 42 points at the penultimate round Culham on Sunday with second overall. Victory – for the first time ever in the British championship – went to Stefan Murphy thanks to three consistent rides, but even he admitted afterwards he was gifted the win by Winrow, who pitted in the final lap of the third race to repair a damaged exhaust to ensure it passed any post-race noise test. WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS - GRAND PRIX OF STATE OF GOIAS Team HRC’s Max Nagl wins both MXGP motos in Brazil but Tony Cairoli is crowned world champion. Romain Febvre takes his first overall GP win in MX2. FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Toni Bou – Repsol Honda became the first ever rider to win eight FIM Trial World Championships as he took the victory once again, this time on the final day of the 2014 series at the Spanish Grand Prix held at Arnedo. Having already won the first day, Bou knew that only an absolute disaster would prevent him sealing the title, but like the true champion he has become over the last eight seasons Toni created history in style as he claimed his seventh win of the current campaign. Emma Bristow – Sherco had to produce a last lap fight back to win the opening day of the second round of the 2014 FIM Women’s Trial World Championship held at Arnedo, Spain. Britain’s Rebekah Cook – Beta kept the fight for the 2014 FIM Women’s Trial World Championship very much alive as she won the second day of the Spanish Grand Prix by a single mark from her compatriot. GETTING TO KNOW ALBIE WILKIE The 2014 150 Championship had two main title contenders coming out of the first round at Valkenswaard: the Finn Jere Haavisto and Brit Albie Wilkie. After a season of extremely close racing Wilkie went on to win the Championship, by just two points from Haavisto, in a thrilling ride on the sand of Lommel. As overall winner, Wilkie won a fully supported 2015 EMX250 ride with the JTech team aboard a Honda CRF250R. But who is Albie Wilkie? WOR EVENTS 2014 PUTOLINE HARE SCRAMBLES SERIES WOR Events returned to the Cumbrian fell side at Firbank last Sunday for the penultimate round of the club’s very popular Putoline Hare Scrambles series. The course was plotted over a four mile pure Cross Country track that had lots of flowing and testing moorland on offer for the riders.
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