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Stat Attack: Top Fives of 2023

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As we look towards the 2024 season, MX Vice and Paul Pearcy have joined forces again to deliver some quality statistics, as we’ll be running through the top 10 in each championship across 2023 (MXGP, MX2, 450, 250 – AMA Supercross, SMX and Outdoors). Here all the riders that secured 5th in their respective title races.

MX2

5) Lucas Coenen

  • 1st in Timed Practice: 2; France, Netherlands
  • Qualifying Race Podiums: 5
  • Qualifying Race Wins: 2; Sumbawa, Netherlands
  • Qualifying Race Laps Led: 19
  • Race Podiums: 9
  • Race Wins: 5; France, Germany, Sumbawa, Netherlands (1-1 in Sumbawa)
  • GP Podiums: 3; Sumbawa, Belgium, Netherlands
  • GP Wins: 1; Sumbawa
  • Race Laps Led: 91; 13% of total laps, 3rd best in class

Averages

  • Timed Practice: 8.263
  • Qualifying Race Finish: 8.722
  • Qualifying Race First Lap Position: 8.889
  • Qualifying Race Points: 81
  • Race Finishes: 8.611 in Race 1, 8.294 in Race 2
  • GP Overalls: 7.778
  • Race First Lap Position: 9.647
  • Race Points: 244 from Race 1, 252 from Race 2, total of 496

Season Points: 577

MXGP

5) Ruben Fernandez

  • Qualifying Race Podiums: 5
  • Qualifying Race Win: 1; Portugal
  • Qualifying Race Laps Led: 10
  • Race Podiums: 8
  • Race Wins: 1; Argentina
  • GP Podiums: 4
  • GP Wins: 1; Argentina
  • Race Laps Led: 36

Averages

  • Timed Practice: 7.473
  • Qualifying Race Finish: 4.944
  • Qualifying Race First Lap Position: 5.611
  • Qualifying Points: 109; 3rd best in class (One of only two riders to score points in every qualifying race)
  • Race Finishes: 8.105 in Race 1, 5.889 in Race 2
  • GP Overalls: 7th 
  • Race First Lap Position: 6.131
  • Race Points: 255 from Race 1, 290 from Race 2; total of 545

Series Points: 654

250 West Supercross

5) Mitchell Oldenburg

  • Heat Race Podiums: 1
  • Heat Race Laps Led: 2; Denver

Averages

  • Qualifying: 7.625
  • Heat Race Finishes: 4.833
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 4.333
  • Main Event Finishes: 6.625
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 7.416

Series Points: 131

250 East Supercross

5) Chris Blose

  • Heat Race Podiums: 2
  • Heat Race Laps Led: 2; Indy

Averages

  • Qualifying: 7.8
  • Heat Race Finishes: 4.778
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 5.778
  • Main Event Finishes: 8.7
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 8.6

Series Points: 143

450 Supercross

5) Justin Barcia

  • Heat Race Podiums: 9
  • Heat Race Wins: 3; Indy, Atlanta, Nashville
  • Heat Race Laps Led: 6
  • Main Event Podiums: 6
  • Main Event Win: 1; East Rutherford
  • Main Event Laps Led: 15

Averages

  • Qualifying: 7.333
  • Heat Race Finishes: 2.833
  • Heat Race First Lap Position: 3.75
  • Main Event Finishes: 5.933
  • Main Event First Lap Position: 6.6

Series Points: 267

250 American Outdoors

5) Levi Kitchen

  • 1st in Timed Qualifying: 1; Ironman
  • Moto Podium Finishes: 4
  • Moto Wins: 2; Red Bud, Unadilla
  • Overall Podiums: 3
  • Moto Laps Led: 31

Averages

  • Qualifying: 11.636
  • Moto Finishes: 7.818 in Moto 1, 8th in Moto 2
  • Overall Finishes: 7.181
  • Moto First Lap Position: 8.136

Season Points: 322

450 American Outdoors

5) Adam Cianciarulo

  • Moto Podium: 1; Thunder Valley
  • Overall Podium: 1; High Point
  • Moto Laps Led: 3

Averages

  • Qualifying: 3.818
  • Moto Finishes: 7.727 in Moto 1, 5.909 in Moto 2
  • Overall Finishes: 5.727
  • Moto First Lap Position: 5.136

Series Points: 328

250 SMX

5) Jordon Smith

  • Moto Win: 1; LA
  • Moto Laps Led: 8

Averages

  • Qualifying: 9.667
  • Moto Finishes: 6.333 in Moto 1, 7.333 in Moto 2
  • Overall Finishes: 5.667
  • Moto First Lap Position: 10.5

Series Points: 110

450 SMX

5) Aaron Plessinger

Averages

  • Qualifying: 8.333
  • Moto Finishes: 10th in Moto 1, 5.33 in Moto 2 (3rd best in class)
  • Overall Finishes: 7.333
  • Moto First Lap Position: 9.667

Series Points: 104

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Stat Attack: Arlington Supercross Review

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With the seventh round of AMA Supercross in the books, statistics maestro Paul Pearcy has provided MX Vice with some brilliant numbers to tuck into from what was a great night of action. Enjoy

250 Class

Qualifying

  • Qualifying Top 3
  1. Seth Hammaker: 45.216
  2. Austin Forkner: 45.284
  3. Pierce Brown: 45.416

Heat Race 1

  • Top 3
  1. Austin Forkner (2 for 2 in heat race wins)
  2. Max Anstie
  3. Haiden Deegan
  • Laps Led
  1. Haiden Deegan: 7
  2. Austin Forkner: 2 (12 heat race laps led this year, 4 more than anyone else)
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 45.908
  2. Haiden Deegan: 46.194
  3. Max Anstie: 46.244
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 46.448
  2. Max Anstie: 46.970
  3. Haiden Deegan: 47.321

Heat Race 2

  • Top 3
  1. Cameron Mcadoo (2 for 2 in heat race wins)
  2. Nicholas Romano
  3. Seth Hammaker
  • Laps Led
  1. Nicholas Romano: 5
  2. Cameron Mcadoo: 4 (4th best in heat race laps led this season)
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Pierce Brown: 46.512
  2. Cameron Mcadoo: 46.527
  3. Chance Hymas: 46.533
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Cameron Mcadoo: 47.200
  2. Chance Hymas: 47.461
  3. Seth Hammaker: 47.841

LCQ

  • Top 3
  1. Daxton Bennick
  2. Izaih Clark
  3. Brock Papi
  • Laps Led
  1. Daxton Bennick: 8
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Daxton Bennick: 47.693
  2. Hardy Munoz: 48.254
  3. Izaih Clark: 48.653
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Daxton Bennick: 48.925
  2. Brock Papi: 49.358
  3. Izaih Clark: 49.379

Main Event

  • Top 3
  1. Haiden Deegan
  2. Cameron Mcadoo
  3. Tom Vialle
  • First Lap Top 3
  1. Austin Forkner (Best in Class Average First Lap Position of 1st)
  2. Haiden Deegan (Average First Lap Position of 9th)
  3. Nicholas Romano (Average First Lap Position of 9th)
  • Laps Led
  1. Austin Forkner: 16 (Austin has led 88% of main event laps this season)
  2. Haiden Deegan: 5
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 45.926
  2. Chance Hymas: 46.008
  3. Haiden Deegan: 46.010
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Austin Forkner: 46.537
  2. Haiden Deegan: 47.076
  3. Cameron Mcadoo: 47.326
  • Most Consistent Lap Times (Least difference between fastest and slowest lap times)
  1. Austin Forkner: 1.41
  2. Tom Vialle: 2.212
  3. Pierce Brown: 2.456

Points

  • Points Top Ten
  1. Max Anstie: 38
  2. Pierce Brown: 34
  3. Daxton Bennick: 32
  4. Coty Schock: 32
  5. Haiden Deegan: 31
  6. Cameron Mcadoo: 29
  7. Austin Forkner: 27
  8. Chance Hymas: 27
  9. Guillem Farres: 27
  10. Henry Miller: 26

450 Class

Qualifying

  • Top 3
  1. Jett Lawrence: 43.770 (3rd time this season; best qualifying average in the class at 2.857 through 7 rounds)
  2. Chase Sexton: 44.262
  3. Justin Cooper: 44.280

Heat Race 1

  • Top 3
  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Aaron Plessinger (best average heat race finish at 1.667)
  3. Ken Roczen (2nd best average heat race finish at 2nd)
  • Laps Led
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 9 (Aaron has led 34% of heat race laps this year, 16 more than anyone else)
  2. Eli Tomac: 1
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 43.610
  2. Ken Roczen: 43.622
  3. Eli Tomac: 43.874
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Eli Tomac: 44.408
  2. Aaron Plessinger: 44.668
  3. Ken Roczen: 44.854

Heat Race 2

  • Top 3
  1. Jett Lawrence (3rd best average heat race finish at 2.667)
  2. Malcolm Stewart
  3. Jason Anderson
  • Laps Led
  1. Jason Anderson: 5
  2. Jett Lawrence: 3
  3. Malcolm Stewart: 2
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Malcolm Stewart: 44.393
  2. Jett Lawrence: 44.558
  3. Jason Anderson: 44.662
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Jett Lawrence: 45.474
  2. Malcolm Stewart: 45.622
  3. Jason Anderson: 46.001

LCQ

  • Top 3
  1. Justin Barcia
  2. Jerry Robin
  3. Ryan Breece (First main event since Salt Lake City 2022; Missed all of 2023 due to injury)
  • Laps Led
  1. Justin Barcia: 8
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Justin Barcia: 46.050
  2. Jerry Robin: 46.466
  3. Ryan Breece: 46.792
  • Best Average Lap Times
  1. Justin Barcia: 46.764
  2. Jerry Robin: 47.126
  3. Ryan Breece: 47.359

Main Event

  • Top 3
  1. Cooper Webb (Tied with Plessinger for 2nd best average finish at 4.571; this is his 6th win in Arlington)
  2. Eli Tomac
  3. Aaron Plessinger (Tied with Webb for 2nd best average finish at 4.571)
  • First Lap Top 3
  1. Jett Lawrence (3rd best in class Average First Lap Position of 6.047)
  2. Cooper Webb (Best in Class Average First Lap Position of 5.428)
  3. Hunter Lawrence (Average First Lap Position of 8.055)
  • Laps Led
  1. Jett Lawrence: 23 (Jett has led 41% of main event laps this season at 71, 44 more than anyone else)
  2. Cooper Webb: 4
  • Fastest Lap Times
  1. Jett Lawrence: 45.147
  2. Chase Sexton: 45.222
  3. Justin Cooper: 45.385
  • Best Average Lap Time
  1. Cooper Webb: 46.578
  2. Eli Tomac: 46.590
  3. Aaron Plessinger: 46.729
  • Most Consistent Lap Times (Least difference between fastest and slowest lap times)
  1. Aaron Plessinger: 2.699
  2. Cooper Webb: 2.762
  3. Justin Cooper: 3.427

Points

  • Points Top 10
  1. Jett Lawrence: 135
  2. Cooper Webb: 132
  3. Aaron Plessinger: 128
  4. Chase Sexton: 127
  5. Eli Tomac: 122
  6. Jason Anderson: 118
  7. Ken Roczen: 116
  8. Dylan Ferrandis: 93
  9. Hunter Lawrence: 86
  10. Justin Cooper: 75

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Introducing the Raceline Husqvarna Racing Team for season 2024. Led by MX1 contender Todd Waters alongside MX2 title prospects Rhys Budd and Jack Mather, the team’s primed for a massive season. Check out their epic season launching gallery by Michael Williams (@postmoto_ on Instagram).

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BELL MX 2024 Moto-10 spherical helmet review

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MX Vice’s Tester, Brad Wheeler, Shares His Thoughts On This Quality Product From Bell.

I’m not going to sit here and pretend that this is an exclusive review of the BELL Moto-10, the best  I can offer is that this is the first review on the 2024 Eli Tomac edition. 2024 has seen an array of  new colourways and hopefully, you’ll learn something from this review that you didn’t know  previously. Besides, MX Vice is yet to post a BELL Moto-10 review so the start of a new season  seemed like a good time to do one.


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The Moto-10 was first released back in 2021, and since then has cemented itself as one of, if not  the most popular high-end helmet. BELL has been in the helmet game since 1975 and has always  been at the forefront of design and safety. The Moto-10 is no different.

I found that their 3K carbon shell worked great in keeping me cool whilst riding. Not only is it great  and excels at getting cool air through the helmet, but it disperses the hot air even better. This is down to the  T.E.A.S (Thermal Exchange Airflow System). It sucks air in like a vacuum and sends the hot air out the rear and side exhaust ports. Due to the Moto-10 having a split shell (top and bottom), it was easy for BELL to utilise this as a very efficient exhaust port.  

Another great addition to the Moto-10 from its predecessor is the NMR bumpers (no missed races).  I’ll admit when I first saw them I was not a big fan, but after spending some time with the helmet  not only do I see the necessity in them, but don’t notice them on the helmet at all. The point of the  bumpers is that if you are in a crash where the helmet comes in contact with your body, the  bumpers will absorb the impact rather than your body. Possibly saving you from a broken shoulder  or collarbone.

Another safety feature on the Moto-10 is the way the peak works. The peak is held on by 2 screws  on either side, with the addition of 2 plastic set pins that keep the visor from moving too much  when you are adjusting it. However, the pins are designed to break as a result of a crash. BELL  has just used 2 bolts on either side to remove the fixed point in the middle of the helmet. What this  does is that in a crash where you hit the visor, all of the energy is sent away from the top of your  head and down the sides. If you didn’t already know, you don’t want a large impact on the top of  your head if at all possible.  

For me personally, the BELL Moto-10 is the easiest helmet to work on and maintain. The tooless  screws (the screw has a flap that flicks out allowing you to undo it without the use of tools) that  hold the peak in place can easily be removed, and pins pop out to remove the peak when you want to clean it. The cheek pads are held in with 3 magnets, instead of traditional poppers. This not only makes it easy to get out when cleaning, but also easier to get out if you are involved in a crash. The main inner of the helmet is held in with 4 poppers, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear, making it straightforward to remove all the inners when you want to wash them.

It seems that cooling was an important factor when they designed the Moto-10. Not only have they  increased airflow around the helmet with the split shell, they have incorporated recycled jade into  the helmet liner. The Virus CoolJade liner has natural cooling effects and decreases your skin  surface temperature by around 5°C. Not something that I thought I would benefit from living in the  UK where we’re lucky to see temperatures around 20°C, but even on a day where we were in high  single digits, it did have an impact whilst I was riding. The whole helmet just felt cooler whilst riding,  I didn’t feel like my head was getting cold by any means. It just felt like I was able to concentrate  harder for longer. I definitely think during the summer months this would benefit a lot of riders who  suffer from dizziness and mental fatigue.

The final thing I want to mention is the goggle port. The BELL Moto-10 offers the largest port on the  market. I use a SCOTT Prospect 90% of the time and it is a very wide goggle. Sometimes it can be  difficult to get a proper seal on my face with other helmet brands. But with the Moto-10 I had room  to spare. The main reason I mention this is because I think it gets overlooked a lot of the time when 

people are deciding which helmet to buy. You need to factor in the type of goggles you are going to  wear with the helmet.

The Tomac 24 Moto-10 is up there in price. Coming in at £699.99 it’s one of the dearer helmets, but  I do believe you get what you pay for when it comes to helmets. After all, we get one head and you  need to look after it. I get that some people simply can’t afford that price tag, but for those that can, it certainly is a sound investment. If price is an issue for you here drop me an email at  [email protected] and I’ll be happy to try and point you in another direction. 

At current there are 6 different colour ways for 2024, but older years are also available if one of  those colours takes your fancy. As I mentioned at the top, this isn’t a Moto-10 exclusive, but  hopefully, you learned something about the helmet that you didn’t already know.

Tested and written by Brad Wheeler

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