PC 1,2 at Indy Supercross

The most technical track of the year so far, proved to be difficult and rewarding at the same time.

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Adam rode a smart, smooth race to claim the top step. Congrats on your second win bud!

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Martin Davalos had the early lead and looked like the guy to win, but a slick spot on the track stole his glory. He was able to remount and cruise to second place. A great regrouping to stay in the points chase.

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Davalos wins in Atlanta

The clay was red and the whoops were gnarly… 2014 Atlanta Supercross proved to be an awesome round of racing.

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Villopoto rode the Georgia clay like the champ he is, and walked away with a second place finish, retaining the red plate.

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Martin Davalos proves that he belongs up front this year with his first ever 250 Supercross win. Congrats MD.

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Adam Cianciarulo struggled with the two whoop sections during the heat races, but regrouped in the Main Event with a runner up finish. He’ll remain the points leader going into Indianapolis.

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Pro Circuit Dominates Texas

After watching the West Coast Pro Circuit team race for the last 6 weeks, the East Coast crew has been itching to hit the gate. And boy, they came out swinging.

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Adam Cianciarulo, Blake Baggett, and Martin Davalos crushed the 250 field by winning both heat races, grabbing the holeshot in the main, and sweeping the podium.

 

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In his first professional Supercross race ever, Adam Cianciarulo rode calmly like a seasoned vet to take home the win. Congrats buddy.

 

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After breaking his foot in 10 places before the Supercross season started, Blake Baggett made a strong showing with a Second place finish.

 

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Martin Davalos was setting the fastest 250 class lap times all day. After a heat race win, he pulled the early lead in the Main Event. But, the tricky Texas dirt took away the top step of the podium for him, after a couple of small errors. Martin was able to remount, and attack to a third place finish.

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Villopoto and Hill Shred in Sunny San Diego

San Diego Supercross 2014 marked the first ever Military Appreciation Race. Below, Ryan Villopoto greets our nation’s finest during the opening ceremonies while wearing his Red, White and Blue – Core “Anthem” racewear.

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Ryan put in a solid, respectable ride to finish second place overall, extending his points lead.

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The sun was shining on Justin Hill all day as he rode great in practice and qualifying.

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Justin Hill made smart early passes, putting himself in position to ride away with his first ever 250 Supercross Main Event win.

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Wilson Charges A3

Dean Wilson makes a statement at Anaheim 3, earning his first 250 class win of the 2014 season.

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Dean was fast and focused, turning in some of the fastest lap times of the evening.

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The win marks Wilson’s first win of the 2014 SX season. Congrats Dean!

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RV, Wilson & Hill Charge In Oakland

Thor riders Ryan Villopoto, Dean Wilson and Justin Hill all had strong performances at the 4th round of the 2014 Supercross season in Oakland this weekend.

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Ryan Villopoto charged the way with a 1st place finish in the 450 class, taking over the points lead.

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Dean Wilson showed his speed in Oakland with a second place finish in the 250 class.

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Meanwhile, Justin Hill raced hard to earn his first podium finish in his professional career with a solid third place finish in the 250 class.

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Congrats to all and we’ll see you at the races…

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Villo Takes Phoenix SX

Congrats to Ryan Villopoto on securing his 1st win of the season in Phoenix this weekend. We have a feeling this is only the beginning…

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THOR RIDERS WRAP UP GNCC NATIONAL, XC2 AND WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to Thor riders Kailub Russell and Charlie Mullins, who both put in an impressive season on the GNCC circuit. Kailub Russell came away with the close fought championship title.

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Congratulations are also in order for Grant Baylor (XC2) and Maria Forsberg who also wrapped up titles in their respective divisions.

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THOR CELEBRATES MXON VICTORY WITH JEREMY VANHOREBEEK AND TEAM BELGIUM

The 67th edition of the Motocross of Nations has welcomed 85.000 motocross mad spectators during an action packed weekend which has seen over 40 nations battle for the coveted Chamberlain Trophy.  The Talkessel circuit in Teutschenthal, Germany marked an impressive appearance for no less than 9 of the THOR supported riders representing  6 different nations:

Gautier Paulin – France
Christophe Charlier – France
Jeremy VanHorebeek – Belgium
Brett Metcalfe – Australia
Todd Waters – Australia
David Philippaerts – Italy
Alessandro Lupino – Italy
Valentin Guillod – Switzerland
Kenneth Gundersen – Norway

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THOR was able to celebrate a well deserved victory with Jeremy Van Horebeek and Team Belgium after they toppled Team GERMANY (last years winners) to hoist the Chamberlain trophy on the top step of the podium. A further two more podiumspots were filled with THOR riders David Philippaerts and Alessandro Lupino representing TEAM ITALY alongside Antonio Cairoli for 3rd on the rostrum.

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Brett Metcalfe and Todd Waters were favorites alongside countryman Dean Ferris after Metcalfe won his qualification race beating Ryan Dungey to the checkered flag. 10 – 8 scores for Mettcalfe in his moto’s secured 4th place for TEAM Australia.

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Gauiter Paulin and Christophe Charlier were disappointed with their scores which saw France finish in 5th place.

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Swiss talent Valentin Guillod found himself in leading the first MX1-MX2 moto.  The 21 year-old showed great tenacity in the opening laps to lead the world’s fastest riders. He eventually ended 9th.

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Next’s year’s edition will see all nations travel to Latvia to battle for the chamberlain trophy and the bragging rights of best MX Nation in the world.

VANHOREBEEK ON THE PODIUM IN MOTO UK MX GP

The penultimate round of the FIM MX World championship series has attracted over 25.000 spectators as well as 319 riders who took part in the 4 day special edition MX GP festival in Matterly Basin UK.

THOR’s Jeremy Van Horebeek claimed a strong second moto podium finish with second place however a nasty first turn crash in moto 1 kept the Belgian from an overall podium.  The incident also affected team-mate Gautier Paulin as he was hit in the start but pushed hard to recover to 9th.   A strong, consistent performance in moto 2 saw the Frenchman end 5th.   David Philippaerts was enjoying his recent string of solid results and 7th in moto 1 ensured that the Italian was a force to be reckoned with.  Unfortunately for DP19 he got caught under his bike in a pile-up before the wave section and he had to retire in moto 2.

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Christophe Charlier had a wonderful turn around of a tough weekend on the rough chalked based Matterly track.  A crash in moto 1 left Charlier with only a handful of points but the Corsican quickly changed that when he got to the front in moto 2 and never looked back.  Charlier controlled the race and took a commendable victory.  Matterly also marked the return of Arnaud Tonus who has missed most of the 2013 due to injury.  The CLS Monster Energy Pro Circuit rider was pleased with in 8th in moto two and will be looking to build hisspeed and strength to contend for the 2014 MX2 title.  Team-mate Alsessandro Lupino matched Tonus with 8th in moto 1 but had to retire in Moto 2 while holding 6th spot.

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The final round of the 17 round FIM MX World championship will take place on the treacherous and demanding sand circuit of Lierop 7-8 September in the Netherlands.