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THOR WELCOMES BROC TICKLE TO THE TEAM

PRESS RELEASE: POWAY, CA (DECEMBER 23, 2014) – Thor is excited to announce the signing of RCH Factory Racing Suzuki’s Broc Tickle for the 2015 SX and MX season. Broc is a great addition to the team and is welcomed back to the brand that he wore while capturing the 2011 AMA Supercross Lites West Championship.

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Tickle was moving up the ladder last season in Supercross before an injury sustained in practice at the Toronto Supercross put an early end to his season. Now fully recovered and motivated to get back to racing, 

“I’m really excited to be back with Thor and looking forward to a breakout year with RCH Factory Racing” stated Broc during a recent visit to the Thor offices in Poway. 

Look for Broc to be running the latest gear form Thor when the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross gate drops at Anaheim 1 on January 3rd, 2015.

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Russell Wins GNCC Ironman on a 2-stroke KTM 150SX

Kailub Russell made waves this weekend when he elected to ride a 2-stroke KTM 150SX to victory in the GNCC Ironman race event, a feat thought to be impossible.

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Davi Millsaps Wins Monster Energy Cup

Davi Millsaps shattered all expectations by winning the 2014 Monster Energy Cup title in Las Vegas.  It was his first race back from injury, his first aboard the Kawasaki, and his first riding in Thor.

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Robert Wins First Career EnduroCross Series Race

Factory FMF/KTM Thor rider Taylor Robert took his first-ever AMA EnduroCross Series main event win at the XFINITY Arena.

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THOR RIDERS DOMINATE MX of NATIONS

With an unrivaled display of team spirit, the trio of French Kawasaki Thor riders recorded their country’s second victory in the annual event for national teams with a score of just seventeen points, to the twenty-seven of second-placed Belgium and thirty-three of USA and Great Britain.

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Paulin took his Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team bike to victory in the opening moto for MXGP and MX2 riders and, with Ferrandis ninth, France opened up an early lead in the team classification with ten points to the thirteen of second-placed USA.

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In the second moto for Open class and MX2 machinery it was Frossard’s turn to do battle and he charged to second, while Ferrandis, unselfishly accepting the team’s outside gate, again finished ninth to further extend the French lead to seven points over Great Britain.

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With Paulin victorious and Frossard fourth in the final moto, the French sealed the victory on a glorious day. The first time in nearly 30 years that the winning team in the annual event, have all come from the same manufacturer. The winning team.., all THOR riders.

 

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Thor Welcomes Davi Millsaps

Thor is excited to announce the signing of Davi Millsaps to an apparel and helmet contract for the 2015 SX and MX season.

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Millsaps is a former Supercross Lites champion who earned the runner up position in the premier 450cc Supercross class in both the 2012 and 2013 SX series with multiple event wins and consistent performances. After nagging injuries left him side-lined last year, Millsaps is eagerly anticipating a clean slate come Anaheim.

“I am looking forward to a fresh start all around this season, from my bike to my gear, and it’s a great feeling to have powerhouse sponsors like Kawasaki, Thor and Parts Unlimited supporting me”.

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Thor’s association with Millsaps is already off to a great start as Davi has been generating a lot of industry buzz since his return to the test tracks as he prepares for the upcoming race season.

“Having a rider of Davi’s caliber representing Thor is really special” stated Thor’s Design Director, Jim Gallagher. “The talent and accessibility that Davi provides to his sponsors and his fans has always made him one of the favorites on the track and in the pits.”

Look for Davi to debut his new Thor gear and helmet when the gate drops in Las Vegas at Monster Energy Cup, October 18th.

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Kailub Russell Crowned 2014 GNCC XC1 Pro Champion

Kailub Russell won his second consecutive GNCC XC1 Pro Championship 2 rounds early at the Mountain Ridge round

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Robert Takes First at WORCS Glen Helen Round

Despite the scorching heat and heavy dust conditions Taylor Robert rode to victory at the Glen Helen round of the WORCS series.

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Thor / KTM Team Sweep at Unadilla

Kailub Russell started slow, but battled from 15th position to take the win with a commanding 27 second lead over second place.

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Grant Baylor rode well and won his GNCC XC2 race by 3 minutes.

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Kacy Martinez may already be crowned 2014 GNCC WXC champion, but that didn’t stop her from battling back to take the top step at Unadilla.

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Musquin First at Crawfordsville, IN

After a bad first moto start, Marvin worked his way up to third. In the second moto he found himself with a much better start and took the win on a very muddy Indiana track. His 3-1 moto finishes allowed him the overall win.

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