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AMCA Wulfsport Masters – round 2 round up



Yes it was the Masters this weekend just gone. No not that golf nonsense we mean the AMCA Wulfsport Masters at Foxhill and to give you the low down here’s a report from Mike Wood sent to us courtesy of the main man Ken Winstanley. Keep up the good work fellas!

It’s certainly early advantage Kristian Whatley and Neville Bradshaw in the race for the respective 2012 Pro MX1 and MX2 class titles following an all-action round two of the super AMCA Wulfsport British Masters at Foxhills on Easter weekend. Once again Whatley blasted his PAR Honda to both MX1 wins,picking up another cool £1,000 cheque whilst Bradshaw on his Evotech Stevens Honda just edged out the flying local Swindon lad James Dunn to take MX2 honours. Also hitting the headlines at the former GP circuit were both Matt Moffat (Putoline Two-stroke) and Jake Alsop (Michelin Masters MX1) as they blasted to impressive, unbeaten class wins.

With a large crowd looking on, there was to be early drama in the opening Battery Energy Drink supported Pro contest as one of the expected favourites, Stephen Sword was forced out on lap one with a puncture.Although Swordy did rejoin the contest following a quick wheel change, his race was over as the immaculate Whatley stormed to victory. The ride of the moto though belonged to young Dunn, hanging onto a brilliant 2nd spot aboard his HM Plant KTM ahead of Bradshaw, Moffat, Scott Elderfield and Graeme Irwin.

Desperate to make amends, Swordy was very quick out of the trap in moto two,leading the opening couple of laps before that man Whatley again took control. On lap seven,Bradshaw then also overhauled Sword and that’s the way it remained right to the flag.With another super charge,Dunn moved from 9th up to 4th and was even rapidly reeling in Swordy as Josh Waterman, Irwin, Luke Hawkins, James Cottrell, Elderfield and Moffat held down top ten positions and were always in contention. Clinton Barrs, Sean Frayne and Paul Neale all represented the AMCA in the Foxhills Pro racing with Barrs 10th overall in MX1 whilst over in MX2, Frayne was 13th and Neale 14th, all three lads giving a very good account of themselves.

There was certainly no doubting the Foxhills star performer in the Putoline Two-stroke class at Matt Moffat blasted to a brilliant four moto wins. Showing it’s incredible popularity,a superb entry of 33 riders took to the line in the two-smokers but no one could halt the storming Moffat! On day one, Joe Jones and Daniel Brough proved to be his closest challengers whilst in Sunday’s racing, James Dunn was the runner-up on both occasions. Although Dunn may have been slightly unhappy with his Saturday performance, he did still take some consolation in gaining top slot in the Two-stroke MX2 overall class awards ahead of Sam Winterburn and Alex Davies.

The GSP Race Products MXY2 contest at Foxhills was dominated by a quartet of very determined racers as Liam Garland, Dan Thornhill, Jay Thomas and Joe Bamfield filled the top four places in every moto contested. Taking top slot was Kawasaki mounted Garland who won three races, his only defeat coming in moto two when Thornhill took glory. With the above lads in such irresistible form the next best in this group were Scott Aldridge and Rickie Roderick.

After bagging maximum points during round one at Mallory in the Moto Pro Suspension Mini Masters BW85cc contest, Jordan Moxey had to settle for 3rd spot in the opening Foxhills moto as he chased Charlie Putman and Tyron Cleaver home. From here onwards though, Moxey was again to be the boss winning all three remaining clashes and also the overall verdict from Cleaver and Luke Craig. Over in SW 85cc,first round winner Henry Siddiqui was again the top pilot, bagging three moto wins and another top slot on the podium. At Foxhills the immaculate Siddiqui was joined on the box by Taylor Hamill and Harry Kimber.

In the very competitive Scott Acerbis Amateur MX1 class, Darryl Maxwell(2), Dexter Marks and Glenn Fletcher scored the moto wins. Despite only starting with a 9th place, Maxwell went onto still earn the overall victory, joined on the podium by Matthew Thomas and Jamie Dobson.Whilst Maxwell’s weekend just got better, in contrast Marks was to suffer a reverse of fortunes, finishing with a no-score which restricted him to a final 8th overall.

Zook Clothing Amateur MX2 produced plenty of super action at Foxhills, typified by a last moto in which Aled Bellis, Jack Cox and Ryan Crowder hotly disputed the race leadership.The win was to be eventually claimed by KTM mounted Bellis who was also the overall victor. Runners-up spot in this class belonged to TM pilot Charles Statt with Cox climbing aboard the last spot on the box. Cox had earlier scorched to the opening Amateur MX2 win of the weekend but a lowly 15th place in moto two was to dent his hopes of taking home the £150 on offer for topping the overall scorecard.

After bagging the overall Michelin Masters MX1 victory at Mallory, Jake Alsop was at it again during the weekend’s Foxhill bash. On this occasion though, Alsop did it in style with a superb maximum points score. In three out of four moto’s, Jamie McCarthy was Alsop’s closest challenger, also eventually earning the runners-up trophy ahead of Samuel Kirby, Jamie Wilson and the hard charging two-stroke pilot William Orritt. Just like the Mallory contest, Adam Wells and Emerson Jones were the top two aces in the Michelin Masters MX2 pack with victory going to the former. In the Foxhills motos, Wells(3) and Jones(1) took the wins with Aidan Wigger, Steven Turvey and James Milne the next best.

Words by Mike Wood

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Impressive Second for Benistant at MXGP of Trentino as Bonacorsi Delivers Career-Best Result




Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2’s Thibault Benistant returned to form at round four of the MX2 World Championship with an impressive runner-up finish at the MXGP of Trentino. Adding to the team’s success in Pietramurata, Italy, was Andrea Bonacorsi, who delivered a stunning career-best result of sixth overall in front of his home crowd. At the same time, Rick Elzinga put in a hard-charge for ninth overall.

In Race One, Benistant got off to a great start and ran third before passing Sascha Coenen on Lap 12. Continuing to ride with a high pace, the French sensation closed in on the eventual race winner, Kay de Wolf, during the final laps of the race and crossed the line just under four seconds adrift of victory.

Another strong start in Race Two saw Benistant quickly engage in a battle for a place on the podium. Holding fifth until just past the halfway point of the race, Benistant capitalised on a mistake by Mikkel Haarup and moved into fourth. From there, the 198 chased home his teammate Bonacorsi and secured fourth for second overall. As a result, he has regained third position in the MX2 Championship Standings.

Bonacorsi, spurred on by his passionate home crowd, delivered a career-best race and overall result in Pietramurata. Despite having a rider fall in front of him at turn one, the 20-year-old put in a spirited ride through the field to finish 12th in Race One.

In Race Two, ‘Bona’ emerged from the first corner in second and immediately gave chase to the early leader. After slipping to third on lap seven, he maintained his impressive pace and kept the position to the flag. Following his breakout ride, Bonacorsi maintains 12th in the championship chase, but has closed the gap to the top 10.

One week on from his impressive sixth-place finish in Sardinia, Elzinga carried that same speed and momentum into round four and placed fourth in Race One. An unfortunate crash at the start of Race Two gave the Dutchman a lot of work to do on a circuit that proved challenging to pass on. Maintaining his razor sharp focus, the 44 fought back to 13th, which was enough to maintain ninth position in the MX2 Championship Standings.

The next round of the FIM Motocross World Championship will take place in Agueda, Portugal, on the weekend of May 5th.

Click here for all the results from the MXGP of Trentino.

Thibault Benistant

 2nd MXGP of Trentino, 40-points

 3rd MX2 Championship Standings, 148-points

“It wasn’t an easy weekend for me despite being on the box. I rode well, but there is still room for improvement and to show what I am really capable of. I know my speed can be better. Of course, I’m happy to finally be on the podium for the first time this year; it’s a big step in the right direction. But I want more, so we will keep working. It’s still a long season.”

Andrea Bonacorsi

 6th MXGP of Trentino, 29-points

 12th MX2 Championship Standings, 83-points

“Today I was able to show what I can do with a good start. I know I can run up front in MX2 and I proved that I can in race two. I’m really proud of myself with sixth overall and now we’ll keep working and focus on the next race in Portugal.”

Rick Elzinga

 9th MXGP of Trentino, 26-points

 9th MX2 Championship Standings, 110-points

“I’m not a ‘hard-pack’ rider, but I tend to ride well here. I felt good on the bike all weekend and put in a really good ride in Race One after making a mistake. I really pushed and made it all the way up to fourth. So, I was happy with that. In the second one I had another good start but in turn one a few of us crashed and my bike got tangled with another rider. It took two laps to catch the pack, but I kept pushing and ended up in 13th. My speed is good, and I’m happy with my riding, so we’ll keep working ahead of Portugal.”

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The MX Vice SMX Review Show Episode #22 – Lars Lindstrom

HRC Boss talks about their amazing 2023 season



In 2023, MX Vice is running a regular SMX Review show, where we talk all things AMA, frequently with a star guest or pundit. This time Ben & Brad are joined by Honda HRC USA Team Manager Lars Lindstrom, talking about the red team’s amazing 2023 season, his time as Chad Reed’s mechanic, and his riders’ plans for the Motocross of Nations!

Images: HRC Honda

Lars (crouching with his arm on the front fender) has enjoyed a great year with his team in 2023

Massive thanks to Lars for joining us and we wish you and your team all the best for the rest of the year!

This podcast was recorded prior to the Washougal National, so apologies for the delay and for the few sound issues.  None of these were caused by Lars or his systems. Enjoy the podcast!

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Live Results – AMA Pro Motocross Round 6 – Southwick

Practice Times & Race Results from The Wick



The action is underway at Southwick for round six of the AMA Pro Motocross series. Will Jett Lawrence dominate again, and how will Hunter fare after his issues at RedBud?

Featured Image: HRC Honda

This page will have all of the results from The Wick. The results are posted in an easy-to-view fashion, with the latest results at the very top of the page. If you do not immediately see the most recent results, hit the refresh button in the top-right corner and then the issue should be rectified.

450 Updated Championship Classification

450 Overall Results

450 Moto Two

250 Updated Championship Classification

250 Overall Results

They said the sand might suit him! Tom Vialle takes his first overall win in the USA, and the 250 wildness continues through the pack as the red plate changes hands for the first time in either class this summer!

250 Moto 2

450 Moto 1

250 Moto 1

450 Consolation Race

Just for British fans, SC Sporthomes Husqvarna rider Charlie Putnam finished 19th in the Consolation Race after not making the cut in Qualifying.

250 Combined Qualifying Times

450 Combined Qualifying Times

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