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. BRITISH ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP Entries are still available for the Rhayader 2 Day Enduro (which will take place this coming weekend) – 30th/31st August). (This is rounds 7 & 8 of the ACU Edmondson Racing British Enduro Championship). There are classes for Championship, Expert, Clubman, Over 40’s, Over 50’s & Sportsman. You don’t have to ride both days as you can enter to ride either the Saturday or Sunday if you wish. To enter simply go to the ACU on-line entry site - https://members.acu.org.uk/Secure/Login.aspx Or send in the entry forms - http://www.2013.rdmcc.co.uk/cmsms/uploads/pdfs/Rhayader%202%20Day%20Regs%202014.pdf Don’t miss out on what is going to be a great event, the club has worked hard to put on this event which was last run in 2006. A 40 mile lap has been set up, using two special tests (one motocross test and one cross-country test). For further details – www.rdmcc.co.uk LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen was crowned the 450 Pro Motocross Champion at the final round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Miller Motorsports Park marking his first 450 career championship. WOR EVENTS MICHELIN XCE SERIES The old historic, fallen mansion at Llwyn Onn Hall, near Ruthin in North Wales was last weekend’s setting for the latest WOR Events race production. This once-a-year, picturesque and very popular venue hosted the third round of the Michelin XCE series. A straight two hour race around the old gardens and parklands of this once stunning building is demanding enough for any rider as the course in the woods is deceptively tough and technical and mixed with the grass type special tests area it offers an enjoyable yet challenging ride. LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Yamalube Star Racing’s Jeremy Martin clinches the MX250 AMA Pro National MX Championship in Crawfordsville. Ken Roczen does his championship aspirations no harm at all by taking the overall 450MX win. ROGER MAUGHFLING TRIAL Results from Central Wales Auto Club’s ‘Roger Maughfling Trial’ are HERE! Photos are HERE! TYLA RATTRAY AND HUSQVARNA PART COMPANY After recent discussions, it has been agreed by both parties to bring an early termination to Rattray’s contract with Husqvarna Motorcycles’ MXGP team Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing. RHAYADER BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP ENDURO Entries are now starting to come in quickly for the forthcoming Rhayader 2 Day Enduro (a round of the 2014 ACU Edmondson Racing British Enduro Championships). This will be held on Saturday/Sunday 30th/31st August and will start from the Clubs Cwmythig Hill circuit (see photos), near Rhayader, Mid Wales. The club is busy preparing for this popular event last held back in 2006. The course will include forestry sections in nearby Waun, Red Lion, Cwmcynydd and Cwmysgawen Forests with special tests at Cwmythig (MX) and Saintswell (XC). The club plans to reverse the course for the Sunday to keeps it as interesting as possible for the riders. There are classes for Championship, Expert, Clubman, Veteran Over-40's, Veteran Over-50's, Ladies & Sportsman. This is also a round of the ET James-sponsored Welsh Enduro Championship. You don't have to ride both days, you can enter either day if you wish. Riders are urged to enter soon to guarantee a ride To enter, simply go to the club website - www.rdmcc.co.uk        Click each image below for a larger view of the start area. LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Following its final break in action for the 2014 season, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, began its stretch run on Saturday with the 10th round of the summer from Central New York's legendary Unadilla with the Red Bull Unadilla National. With just two rounds and four motos remaining, Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey made another major jump in the 450 Class title fight by earning his third win in the last four rounds and closing to within single digits of his teammate Ken Roczen atop the standings. In the 250 Class, Valli Motorsports Yamaha's Christophe Pourcel became the fifth different winner this season in the division, signifying the Frenchman's first victory on U.S. soil since the 2010 season. TALENT OF TOMORROW - EPISODE 4: THE CHAMPION Two points was all that separated the title race in the 2014 Honda 150 European Championship, and the prize of a season with Honda Jtech in EMX250 in 2015. Albie Wilkie and Jere Haavisto were locked in a battle for the crown all season, with precious little to choose between them. Wilkie took three overall Grands Prix victories with four race wins and eight podiums, to Haavisto’s two Grands Prix triumphs, five race wins and nine podiums. Going right to the wire, the title was only decided in the final race of the season. The final episode of the Talent of Tomorrow series charts the fight, and sportsmanship, between these two contenders in the series showdown aboard their CRF150Rs. WOR EVENTS 2014 PUTOLINE HARE SCRAMBLES SERIES WOR Events provided one of their best tracks of the year last Sunday. As the rest of the UK came grinding to a halt in the tail end of hurricane Bertha, The WOR team simply cracked on with it and staged round 8 of the Putoline Hare Scrambles with a 10 miles per lap Hare Scramble spectacular, the rain and windy conditions not interfering too much at all with the slick and clockwork running of the event. FIM JUNIOR MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Almost three hundred of the world’s fastest racers descended on a wet and windy Lierneux in Belgium to contest the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship which saw Team USA run out the eventual winners. MAXXIS ACU BRITISH MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Shaun Simpson and Matiss Karro claim the winners’ spoils at Cusses Gorse. Simpson is the new British MX1 champion while Karro now has a healthy MX2 lead going into the final round in September. BWLCHCILIAU ENDURO The Builth Wells Club made the concious decision to switch the normal date of the Bwlchciliau Enduro from November to August to get away from the bad weather which often plagued the event in late Autumn and hopefully take advantage of some more clement summer weather. But, the notorious fickle British weather had other ideas and sent along the tail end of Hurricane Bertha to spoil the Club’s best laid plans and soak Bwlchciliau Forest in heavy rain which made the going extremely tough for the competitors who once again found themselves having to battle against wet and slippery conditions. ‘JACKO’ MEMORIAL ENDURO The Central Wales Auto Club are holding the fourth ‘Jacko’ Memorial Enduro on the 14th of September. This event will follow the same format as last year but this year it is also a round of the Welsh Sportsman and Welsh Sidecar championships. The course will be aimed at Clubman, Sportsman, Beginners & Over 40s although there will be classes for all including quads. The event will be held in Radnor Forest and will consist of a number of laps of approximately 15 miles or so of green lanes, forestry roads and offroad going and will be rideable for all classes. As this event is held solely in the forestry, machines will not have to be road legal! This is a charity event with a low entry fee which proved very popular last year. As an added bonus this year, before the event starts all riding numbers will be entered into a draw and one lucky rider will win a brand-new helmet which has been kindly donated. The event is open to anybody 16-years-old and over. Please contact 01547520524 or e-mail phil@evans040.wanadoo.co.uk. Download Regs HERE! IRISH MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP Bold Dog/CCR Racing Suzuki rider Stuart Edmonds stamped his authority once again on the CCM Racing Irish Motocross Championship round 5 with a brace of wins at weather affected Desertmartin where racing was stopped after two blocks due to torrential rain. POWYS ENDURO Results of the 2014 Powys Enduro are HERE!     Photos are available HERE! ENDURO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - GRAND PRIX OF ITALY Australia’s Matt PHILLIPS (KTM) took a convincing win in the Enduro 3 class on Day One. France’s Christophe NAMBOTIN (KTM) edged one step closer to his first Enduro 1 world title with victory, while home favourite Alex SALVINI (Honda) bagged a much deserved race win in the Enduro 2 category. The FIM Maxxis Enduro World Championship GP Acerbis of Italy drew to a celebratory close with both Christophe NAMBOTIN and Pela RENET crowned Enduro 1 and Enduro 2 World Champions. With Day Two in Lumezzane greeted with torrential rain and thunderstorms it was in fact both NAMBOTIN and RENET who weathered the storm best to clinch their respective titles. There was also delight for the home crowd as outgoing Enduro 2 champion Alex SALVINI (Honda) picked up his second victory of the weekend. WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS - GRAND PRIX OF BELGIUM Albie Wilkie wins the EMX150 Championship with the last throw of the dice. Tony Cairoli storms both MXGP races to take maximum points away from Lommel. Max Anstie finally gets it together to win the MX2 GP. KTM RACING SIGNS PAULS JONASS FOR FIVE YEARS KTM Racing has announced that it has signed Latvia’s Pauls Jonass as a factory rider for a five-year period from 2015 to the end of the 2019 season, Pit Beirer, Head of KTM Motorsports has confirmed. ULSTER UNDER-23/QUADCROSS/SIDECARCROSS/OPEN TWO STROKE CHAMPIONSHIPS A superbly-prepared Tandragee Motocross park greeted the meagre entry for Round 5 of a full Ulster Championship round. BRITISH SPRINT ENDURO CHAMPIONSHIP Danny McCanney and Steve Holcombe shared the spoils of victory at rounds nine and 10 of the Enduro21.com ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship, powered by Husqvarna Motorcycles at Black Dog Woods.   FIM TRIAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Adam Raga – Gas Gas stole the narrowest of wins at today’s French Grand Prix held at the ski resort of La Mongie to take the fight for the 2014 FIM Trial World Championship to the wire. Raga defeated current series leader Toni Bou – Repsol Honda by three minutes and eighteen seconds after the arch rivals could not be separated by any means other than the overall time taken by each rider to complete today’s event. WORLD MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS - GRAND PRIX OF CZECH REPUBLIC Chiara Fontanesi is the 2014 Women’s World Motocross Champion as she takes second overall on the day behind Livia Lancelot. Australia’s Meghan Rutledge just misses out on the world crown by a mere five points. Jeremy van Horebeek takes the overall MXGP win while Jordi Tixier capitalises on the absence of the injured Jeffrey Herlings to claim top honours in MX2. Albie Wilkie took his fourth race win and his third consecutive overall Grand Prix victory in the Honda 150 European Championship to maintain his points advantage over Finland’s Jere Haavisto. Brian Hsu steers the Rockstar Suzuki to two race wins in the EMX125 championship to take a healthy points lead going into the final round at Lommel in Belgium next weekend. LUCAS OIL PRO MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP KTM take a clean sweep at Washougal as Ryan Dungey goes 1-1 in the 450 class while Marvin Musquin gets back in the groove with a maximum points score in the 250 class. DAVY POOTJES SIGNS WITH KTM RACING KTM Racing has signed young Dutch talent Davy Pootjes as a factory rider for the Austrian brand, Pit Beirer, Head of KTM Motorsport has announced in Loket. 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.” 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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