WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS - GRAND PRIX OF CZECH REPUBLIC The Czech Republic plays host to round 14 of the MXGP series on 26-27 July, which is held once again at the Loket track in the west of the country, near the German border. The championship heads into the final furlong as Loket represents the start of the first of two back-to-back races that round out the season – from Czech Republic to Belgium followed by Goiania to Mexico, albeit after the summer break in the wake of the cancellation of the Ukrainian round. FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP After a slow start to the season Toni Bou – Repsol Honda is now moving towards yet another FIM title as he heads to the French Grand Prix this coming weekend, which will mark the penultimate round of the 2014 FIM Trial World Championship. Bou has now carved out a ten point lead in the general standings with just two rounds remaining after he took back-to-back wins at last weekend’s British GP. Realistically only Adam Raga – Gas Gas is in a position to deny Toni taking a record-breaking eighth successive FIM Trial World Championship and in doing so surpass the achievements of Jordi Tarres and Dougie Lampkin who both took seven outdoor titles during their own decorated careers. WELSH ISDE TEAM NEWS Mike Davies is stepping down as the Welsh ISDE team manager at the end of 2014. Mike would like to thank all the sponsors, clubs, helpers and not forgetting the riders who have helped to achieve some fantastic results over the years against World class competition. Anyone interested in taking on the position should contact Mike on 07710 947480 or e-mail mike.davies.tools@gmail.com . WELSH EUROPEAN ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM NEWS To finish his term in office Mike Davies is taking a team of Junior riders to the last round of the UEM in the Czech Republic on the 6/7th September. The riders will be Adam James, Garin Rosser and Joe Wootton. This will be their first time in International competition and they will be riding under the MCC of Wales banner supported by the Sports Council of Wales. Mike feels that it is important to encourage the younger riders as they are the future of Enduro in Wales. If anyone would like to support the team you can contact Mike as above. MAXXIS ACU BRITISH MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Shaun Simpson blasts to three straight MX1 race wins at FatCat Motopark to extend his lead in the championship chase while Matiss Karro does exactly the same in MX2. HERLINGS UNDERGOES SURGERY FOR BROKEN LEG KTM Racing has confirmed that Red Bull KTM factory rider Jeffrey Herlings has sustained a fractured femur during a crash at the Everts and Friends charity race in Genk, Belgium on Monday. LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Eli Tomac on top of the box at the eighth round of the AMA championship in Millville. KNIGHTON TWO-DAY BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURO Revised provisional results of the Knighton BEC Enduro are HERE! RED BULL ROMANIACS KTM’s Jonny Walker has claimed a second consecutive international Hard Enduro victory in 2014 following a winning performance at Red Bull Romaniacs. Making his third appearance at the Sibiu based event, Walker delivered five impressive performances en route to becoming the youngest ever Romaniacs winner. FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Reigning champion Toni Bou – Repsol Honda was back at his very best on a rain hit opening day of the British Grand Prix as he took the win by a massive thirty-one marks. Bou was simply untouchable and dropped only a single mark on his first lap, his dab being on flat ground in the final section. Already fourteen marks clear after the first twelve sections Bou’s third victory on the bounce was never in doubt. The fight for the runner-up spot was yet another fierce contest between Albert Cabestany – Sherco and Adam Raga – Gas Gas. Although Cabestany held the initial advantage Raga posted his best score on the closing lap to snatch second place come the flag. Bou completed a perfect weekend as he won the second and closing day of the British Trial Grand Prix held at Nord Vue, Penrith. Bou now leads the 2014 FIM Trial World Championship by ten points with two events and three counting days remaining. With sunshine overhead and in drier conditions Toni defeated his nearest title challenger Adam Raga – Gas Gas by fifteen marks on the day. Jeroni Fajardo – Beta made it an all-Spanish podium for the second day in a row as he recorded his equal best result of the season to date. HSF LOGISTICS MOTORSPORT SIGN ROBERTS JUSTS FOR 2015 The HSF Logistics Motorsport Team has signed an agreement with Roberts Justs. The fast Latvian rider will ride for the team alongside Brian Bogers in the World MX2 Series in 2015. Roberts has been riding in the World Championship for several years now and has a lot of experience. WOR EVENTS 2014 PUTOLINE HARE SCRAMBLES SERIES The PUTOLINE HARE SCRAMBLES round seven took place last weekend at Berwyn Leisure Park in North Wales. Running on a five mile lap the course was a fast and flowing affair with a lot of off-camber sections and tricky climbs and drops. Veteran Ady Smith proved his age was no handicap as he ran out a comfortable winner. LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP The Red Bull KTM Factory team score another 1-2 at Budds Creek only this time Ryan Dungey heads home Ken Roczen. FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Toni Bou claims his 60th world trial victory as he wins the Belgium Trial Grand Prix. Emma Bristow scoops the winner’s spoils by taking a convincing win in the opening round of the Women’s World Trial Championship. WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS - GRAND PRIX OF FINLAND Tony Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings take yet another maximum points haul from the Finnish Grand Prix in Hyvinkää. RHAYADER EVENING MOTODURO Shaun Buchan takes the overall win in the Rhayader Club’s midweek evening Motoduro at Cwmythig Hill. SHERCO TO REFOCUS ON WORLD ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP Sherco have announced their intention to refocus on the World Enduro Championship. As part of this process, in order to refocus on the FIM Enduro World Championship (Enduro Outdoor) the decision has been made not to renew the contract of David KNIGHT for next season. Jordan Curvalle: "Working with David KNIGHT was a good experience, he brought us our first World Indoor success and a great vice World Champion title. We wish him all the best for his future projects." David Knight: “Thanks to Sherco, we had some great results with second in the Indoor World Championship and first in the British Extreme Championship. I understand that Sherco want to concentrate on EWC and they can't fully commit to Extreme Enduro which I need to compete at the highest level. I wish Marc and the team all the best for the future.” BWLCHCILIAU ENDURO Builth Wells Motor Club are again running the popular Bwlchciliau Enduro on Sunday, August 10 which will be a round of the Welsh Motorcycle Federation Solo Enduro Championship. This year’s event has been brought back to the 10th August to take advantage of the Mediterranean weather offered in Mid Wales at that time of year. The Club has been has been working hard to improve this year’s event by reversing and lengthening the test and improving the going of the ten mile lap. The course is suitable for all abilities with plenty of marshals on hand to assist and encourage if required. The Club hope to see you on Sunday, 10th EUROPEAN WOMEN AND YOUTH TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS Germany’s Theresa Bauml wins both days of the Polish round of the Women’s European Trial Championship and is now tied on points at the head of the championship with fellow German Ina Wilde. In the Youth category it was Britain’s Dan Peace who stood atop the podium on both days and now holds a clear advantage in the championship points standings. ULSTER UNDER-23/QUADCROSS/SIDECARCROSS/OPEN TWO STROKE CHAMPIONSHIPS After the rain-affected round at Seaforde, the Cookstown Club had the Desertmartin track prepared immaculately, and the weather was a vast improvement for the fourth round with only two showers to keep the dust down! WOR EVENTS 2014 PUTOLINE HARE SCRAMBLES SERIES Superb weather, a brilliant open moorland track and a cracking turnout of riders over the weekend saw WOR Events stage another quality meeting at Firbank on the Cumbrian Fells last Sunday. The track was last used for an Enduro event back in 2010 by WOR in fact, and the club returned to stamp their mark over it again with a great four mile loop that was old-school multi-lap enduro at its best, bogs, climbs, rocky outcrops, natural jumps, ditches etc.... LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen sweeps to victory in both motos at RedBud. WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS - GRAND PRIX OF SWEDEN Tony Cairoli (MXGP) and Jeffrey Herlings (MX2) stamp their authority on the Swedish GP in Uddevalla as the championship leaders both score maximum points. MATHIAS BELLINO’S SEASON ENDS WITH KNEE INJURY Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Mathias Bellino has been forced to call a premature end to his 2014 enduro- racing season due to a knee injury. Bellino – who recently won the Enduro 3 class on day two at the GP of Sweden and sits third overall in the championship – broke the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his left knee during round two of the French Enduro Championship in Scaer.  HAFREN DIRT BIKE CLUB - PRESS RELEASE Due to a number of reasons the Hafren Dirt Bike club will not be running the very popular Hafren Rally which was scheduled to run at the end of September. After having run continuously for the past twelve years the club felt it was time to have a year off from running the event. The club know that this will leave many riders disappointed, but this most certainly will not mean the end of what is such a great event. Hafren DBC hope to be back running the rally next year and to make it even better. On another note the club are hoping to run a round of the British Enduro Championship in 2015. The last time the club held a BEC round was back in 2010, so hopefully the club will be able to welcome back Britain's top enduro riders to Llanidloes next summer! WOR EVENTS 2014 PUTOLINE HARE SCRAMBLES SERIES Baden Hall never fails to give riders a great day out and last Sunday’s Putoline Hare Scramble Round 5 by WOR Events was probably the best course layout yet if you listened to the event’s feedback from the competitors. MAXXIS ACU BRITISH MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Whilst Shaun Simpson (Hitachi Construction UK KTM) extended his lead in the MX1 class, Matiss Karro (Wilvo Forkrent KTM) has closed to within three points of the series leader Mel Pocock (Hitachi Construction KTM UK) in the MX2 class after a hard day’s racing at Whitby. KTM RACING ANNOUNCES HERLINGS TO STAY IN MX2 FOR 2015 KTM Racing, after consultations with their factory rider Jeffrey Herlings announce that the Dutch rider will remain as part of the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team and continue to contest the MX2 World Championship in 2015. LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Red Bull KTM Factory riders Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey each took a moto win at the Muddy Creek National to finish first and second overall for the day at the fifth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series. SEEWER SIGNS TWO YEAR SUZUKI DEAL Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe has confirmed a contract with ‘rookie of the season’ Jeremy Seewer for the Swiss to remain in factory ‘yellow’ with the RM-Z250 for 2015 and 2016. MRA ULSTER MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP The scenic Tinker Hill track played host to Round 4 of the 2014 Ulster Motocross Championships promoted by Quad Racing Ireland on a beautiful summer’s day where spectators witnessed motocross racing at it’s best.
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