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New Deal: Arnaud Tonus

Arnaud Tonus extends contract.

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Yamaha Motor Europe N.V are pleased to confirm that Arnaud Tonus will enter his third year with the Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP Team where he will contest the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship onboard a YZ450F.

Having missed the entire 2018 MXGP season due to a shoulder injury he sustained at the start of the year, Tonus is excited to shift his focus to 2019 where he hopes to redeem himself with a top-five result in the 2019 FIM MXGP World Championship. The 27 year-old injured both shoulders in two different incidents in the off-season, and underwent a double shoulder reconstruction earlier this year. He has not been able to ride for more than six months, but was recently given the green light from his surgeon to start training again, and has already been out on the bike.

The Swiss rider said that he feels good onboard his YZ450F and is excited to return back to his best as he rebuilds his strength and confidence. Remaining with the Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP Team will see the super talent remain under the same structure that saw him achieve a podium finish at the MXGP of Trentino in 2017, a Qualifying Race win in Russia and a MXGP race win at his home Grand Prix in Switzerland.

Whether or not Tonus will return to racing this season is yet to be decided. More information will follow, when available, on all of the official Yamaha Racing social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Arnaud Tonus: “It’s amazing for me because I have formed such a great relationship with Louis and the team at Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP, and even better is that the YZ450F, the material and all of the equipment we use there is top level. I am really happy with the way the team works and the atmosphere there, I really feel like these guys are my family, so I am really excited to stay with them for another year, and to completely go for it.”

Erik Eggens: “We are happy to continue with Arnaud for another season. This season has been difficult for him, but we feel that he still has a lot to offer and to prove, so we would like to give him another opportunity. He was very strong before the start of the season where we believe he was one of the fastest riders in the field. He needs stability to excel and we believe he has that with Louis and the team at Wilvo Yamaha Official MXGP, so I hope that they can achieve their goals next season, and celebrate the success both Arnaud and the team deserve. With this news, we will give Arnaud the time he needs to rebuild his strength and return to 100% before he lines up to race. We are fully behind Arnaud in this time, and whether he lines up this year, or we don’t so see him until next year, he will have our full support and we look forward to seeing him on the gate.”

Louis Vosters: “I am really happy that Arnaud has signed with us and Yamaha for 2019. Arnaud is a very talented rider, a technical one with many great skills. He has the mentality of a top sportsman and is a good character as well, so that is really positive and is something really nice for the Wilvo Yamaha team to have onboard.”

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BREAKING NEWS: MX Lacapelle Marival Cancelled

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The first round of the French Elite Championship scheduled this weekend at Lacapelle Marival has been cancelled
Due to terrible weather conditions today and an even worse weather forecast for this weekend, the event’s jury (members of the club and delegates of the French Fédération) announced a few minutes ago that the event is cancelled.

The first round of the Championship will take place on March 16-17 in Basly (near Caen)

There was an impressive entry list for the event. It will be interesting to see if any riders go to the Hawkstone International this weekend.

MXGP

1 Valentin GUILLOD
20 Gregory ARANDA
24 Kevin HORGMO
34 Bogdan KRAJEWSKI
57 Pierre GOUPILLON
61 Pako DESTERCQ
72 Lucas IMBERT
91 Jeremy SEEWER
93 Jago GEERTS
101 Mattia GUADAGNINI
109 Antoine BORDRON
131 Adrien MALAVAL
141 Maxime DESPREY
183 Tim EDBERG
193 Tanguy PROST
576 Dorian MARTINEZ
725 Antonin MILLE
752 Julien PELLETIER
783 Enzo TORIANI
831 Brice MAYLIN
959 Maxime RENAUX
971 Tino BASSO

MX2

8 Camden MC LELLAN
11 Calvin FONVIEILLE
14 Arnaud AUBIN
19 Sacha COENEN
31 Tom GUYON
41 Nicolas DUHAMEL
47 Karlis REISULIS
55 Mathis BARTHEZ
74 Kay DE WOLF
95 Enzo CASAT
111 Mikkel HAARUP
132 Andrea BONACORSI
133 Tom CANEELE
140 Nike KORSBECK
172 Mathys BOISRAME
198 Thibault BENISTANT
214 Nicolas VENNEKENS
220 Toni GIORGESSI
226 Arthur STEFFEN
240 Johan BRIAND
268 Thibault MAUPIN
287 Lisandru TORRE
317 Mathis VALIN
319 Quentin Marc PRUGNIERES
324 Maxime CHARLIER
389 Jules PIETRE
411 Nicolas DERCOURT
425 Emile DE BAERE
430 Ivano VAN ERP
446 Adrien PETIT
451 Julius MIKULA
507 Simon DESMICHEL
575 Kevan SCHILLINGER
589 Kiliann POLL
598 Ethan LEPIGEON
619 Hugo STIENNES
640 Jules ALMAYRAC
642 Jules AMMER
708 Kivers LEFEBVRE
712 Pierrick CASTAN
720 Ilann WERLE
747 Maximin MILLE
772 Janis Martins REISULIS
790 Victor MAURESA
798 Arnaud COLSON
816 Tennessee CARRIE
857 Hugo VAUTHIER
867 Rasmus MOEN
895 Francois RIGOLLOT
925 Mathis DECLEMY
960 Lucas COENEN
978 Enzo ROZE

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Injury Update: Liam Everts suffers a broken thumb and will miss the start of the MX2 season

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Disaster has struck for Liam Everts, as the Red Bull KTM star fell during training in Grevenbroich on Wednesday and suffered a fracture in his thumb. He underwent surgery on Thursday and looks set to miss the start of the MX2 World Championship on March 10 in Argentina – as per Motocrossplanet via Het Belang Van Limburg.

Having impressed last season on his way to winning three GPs and finishing fourth in the title standings, this is a huge blow for the MX2 title contender. We wish him all the best for his recovery. 

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Entry List and Schedule: French Elite Round 1 – Lacapelle Marival

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Check out the entry list and schedule for the French Elite opener at Lacapelle Marival.

MXGP

1 Valentin GUILLOD
20 Gregory ARANDA
24 Kevin HORGMO
34 Bogdan KRAJEWSKI
57 Pierre GOUPILLON
61 Pako DESTERCQ
72 Lucas IMBERT
91 Jeremy SEEWER
93 Jago GEERTS
101 Mattia GUADAGNINI
109 Antoine BORDRON
131 Adrien MALAVAL
141 Maxime DESPREY
183 Tim EDBERG
193 Tanguy PROST
576 Dorian MARTINEZ
725 Antonin MILLE
752 Julien PELLETIER
783 Enzo TORIANI
831 Brice MAYLIN
959 Maxime RENAUX
971 Tino BASSO

MX2

8 Camden MC LELLAN
11 Calvin FONVIEILLE
14 Arnaud AUBIN
19 Sacha COENEN
31 Tom GUYON
41 Nicolas DUHAMEL
47 Karlis REISULIS
55 Mathis BARTHEZ
74 Kay DE WOLF
95 Enzo CASAT
111 Mikkel HAARUP
132 Andrea BONACORSI
133 Tom CANEELE
140 Nike KORSBECK
172 Mathys BOISRAME
198 Thibault BENISTANT
214 Nicolas VENNEKENS
220 Toni GIORGESSI
226 Arthur STEFFEN
240 Johan BRIAND
268 Thibault MAUPIN
287 Lisandru TORRE
317 Mathis VALIN
319 Quentin Marc PRUGNIERES
324 Maxime CHARLIER
389 Jules PIETRE
411 Nicolas DERCOURT
425 Emile DE BAERE
430 Ivano VAN ERP
446 Adrien PETIT
451 Julius MIKULA
507 Simon DESMICHEL
575 Kevan SCHILLINGER
589 Kiliann POLL
598 Ethan LEPIGEON
619 Hugo STIENNES
640 Jules ALMAYRAC
642 Jules AMMER
708 Kivers LEFEBVRE
712 Pierrick CASTAN
720 Ilann WERLE
747 Maximin MILLE
772 Janis Martins REISULIS
790 Victor MAURESA
798 Arnaud COLSON
816 Tennessee CARRIE
857 Hugo VAUTHIER
867 Rasmus MOEN
895 Francois RIGOLLOT
925 Mathis DECLEMY
960 Lucas COENEN
978 Enzo ROZE

Sunday Schedule

7.45 MX2 Group A Free Practice

8.05 MX2 Group B Free Practice

8.25 MXGP Group A Free Practice

8.45 MXGP Group B Free Practice

9.14 MX2 Group A Timed Practice

9.44 MX2 Group B Timed Practice

10.14 MXGP Group A Timed Practice

10.44 MXGP Group B Timed Practice

13.40 MX2 Moto One

14.30 MXGP Moto One

16.15 MX2 Moto Two

17.05 MXGP Moto Two

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