Mere hours after tragedy struck Paris, promoters, fans and racers united in defiance of the atrocities committed against humanity and carried forth with racing as planned. The Lille SX racing saw close action and the crowd roared with approval as Weston Peick, Christophe Pourcel, and Cooper Webb battled for the top step. Despite an off-track excursion in the Saturday night race, Webb made a formidable dash to the front, and only conceded the win to Peick by .661 seconds. On day 2 Webb had a hard fall during the race, but picked himself up and battled all the way from the back to a fifth place finish. Webb finished the Lille SX in third place overall and is looking forward to the start of the Supercross season on January 9th, at Anaheim 1.
PRESS RELEASE: POWAY, CA (November 11, 2015) Thor is proud to announce the return of Marvin Musquin for the 2016 race season and beyond.
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Marvin is an amazingly smooth and fast rider that will be transitioning from his championship winning season in the 250 East Supercross class to racing full-time in the premier 450 class.
“I’m really excited to be back in the Thor family. I’ve had some great times with them in the past and I can’t wait to get more success with them. It’s going to be a great year. “
Coming off a 250SX championship and finishing the outdoor season as runner-up in the outdoor series, Marvin is looking very confident on the bike and will definitely be the 450 class rookie to watch this season when the gate drops in Anaheim.
“We could not be happier about having Marvin back in our racewear,” said Thor MX. “Besides being one of the fastest riders on the track, Marvin is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and a true fan favorite. Last season he proved that nice guys can finish first and win championships”.
Musquin will be lining up in Anaheim, CA aboard his new KTM 450SX on January 9th, 2016.
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Thor is proud to announce the addition of the Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Team for the 2016 race season.
The team has an incredibly talented roster including 2015 AMA 250 West Supercross Champion Cooper Webb, 2015 AMA 250 Motocross Champion Jeremy Martin, race winner Aaron Plessinger, the always consistent Alex Martin, and introducing the promising rookie Mitchell Harrison.
“Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha is aiming high for the 2016 season. We are pleased to be working with Thor and confident that our collaboration with them will lead to great success.” said team manager Brad Hoffman.
The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Team looks to be a very serious nationwide threat with racers competing in both the East and West coasts in the AMA Supercross series and then heading outdoors to defend their AMA 250 Motorcross Title.
“Signing the Yamalube Star Racing Team is an exciting new change for us,” said Thor MX. “They are a young talented team that has become a powerhouse in the 250 class, winning two titles last season. We can’t wait to see what this team has in store for the upcoming seasons, and we’re excited to be involved.”
The Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha Team will make their Thor MX debut in Italy, at the Genoa Supercross on November 7th.