Thor’s Marvin Musquin rips a new 2014 KTM 150SX test bike around Pala Raceway with a GoPro Hero3+ beneath his visor.
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.
Congratulations are also in order for Grant Baylor (XC2) and Maria Forsberg who also wrapped up titles in their respective divisions.
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
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.
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.
Gauiter Paulin and Christophe Charlier were disappointed with their scores which saw France finish in 5th place.
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.
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.
Pryce Hardin follows Steward Baylor through his first days back on the bike from wrist surgery and onto his first race, the Little Brown Jug Enduro.
Check out this GoPro video of Taylor Robert chasing Destry Abbott in the Arizona desert after a monsoon.
Check out Monster Thor’s Darryn Durham as he works with Dr. Nicholas Crabill on the importance joint stabilization prior to implementing any training or rehabilitation protocol in effort to stabilize past injuries.
The folks over at MXA took AC’s Pro Circuit KX250F out for a spin. Check it out here.
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.
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.
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.