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.

Thor’s Taylor Robert Scores First EnduroCross Podium of the Season

A beautiful day greeted riders at the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pa. Thor’s Jake Weimer backed-up his 450 class podium result from last week to race to a 3-3 moto result for third overall. Both Brett Metcalfe and Broc Tickle seemed to find each other in both motos, battling for position. Metcalfe ended the day sixth overall with a 7-5 moto score, while Tickle was seventh after a crash in the second moto pushed him back to score 6-9 on the day.

In the 250 class, Baggett started the day with a third place in Moto 1, but two crashes in the second moto pushed him back to finish fourth overall with a 3-5 result. Baggett still leads the championship standings by seven points. Teammate Ivan Tedesco rode solid in the opening moto, finishing seventh, but had to come through the pack in the second moto to score 10th for seventh overall.

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Thor’s Blake Baggett Repeats Impressive Hangtown Performance from 2011

Thor’s Jake Weimer didn’t let the elevation of the mile-high city bother him as he rode to a 2-4 moto finish, capturing his first podium finish in the 450 class. With his great ride at the Thunder Valley MX Park in Lakewood, Colo, he jumped from fourth to second in the championship standings.

Also running well was Thor’s Brett Metcalfe, who scored a third-place finish in the first moto behind Weimer, but a bad start in the second moto forced him to put together a come-from-behind finish. He raced from 26th on the opening lap to an impressive 10th-place finish in Moto 2, finishing the day fifth overall. Thor’s Broc Tickle came back from a mechanical in the first moto to score a season-best third-place finish in Moto 2, moving him up to 11th overall despite the DNF in the opening moto.

In the 250 class, riders faced extreme weather conditions prior to the opening moto. After an hour delay, officials started the 250 class moto on a freshly soaked track. Although the conditions were tough, Thor’s Blake Baggett came through the pack to finish just a half-second back of second place at the checkered. With a third-place finish going into the second moto, Baggett took over the lead on Lap 7 and was looking like he had the overall, but changes in position behind him forced him to settle for second overall. With his solid finishing positions, Baggett now leads the 250 class by 16 points. Teammate Ivan Tedesco came back from a tough first moto to finish 14-8 and 11th overall.

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