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Oakleaf announce a strong line up for 2012!

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Great news for Alex Snow and also Oakleaf! After the recent disappointment regarding PAR pulling their original contract, Alex Snow has been given the opportunity to ride for the Oakleaf Kawasaki team in 2012. Both Alex and Oakleaf are local to the South West area which makes perfect sense logistically.

Oakleaf have gone from strength to strength from 2011 – 2012 with their line up of Alex Snow MX1, James Dodd MX2 and Jake Millward Rookie/MX2 threatening to gatecrash an already competitive British Championships. Snow proved in 2011 that he can run in the top 3 of MX1.

Alex Snow (Mx1) had this to say:

‘I guess this was all a blessing in disguise really after everything that has happened lately. I’ve know Shaun and the family for years and he has been keen to sort a deal out all year. Obviously with his hard work and a massive push from Ross at Kawasaki we have managed to put a really good package together and although the team are quite new to the British championship paddock, i have all the trust in the world that me and Shaun can produce some great results again next year. I know Shaun is just excited to be taking the team to the next level and my goals will be the same as always which will be to give it 110% and i’ll be aiming to get on the box and push for that first win that im still waiting for!’

Shaun Anthony (Team owner) had this to say:

‘3 years ago I started Oakleaf mx team with a ambition of competing at British championship level, last season our ambition succeeded by signing mx2 rider James Dodd.

Foxhills was our first outing in the series and to come away with 15th overall and Doddys best result competing against some world class riders was a great experience for all, the team achieved  more than I expected, from what we had anticipated this time last year. Although doddy had bad luck with injuries at the closing point of the season , I am glad to have him with us for 2012 again competing in the Maxxis & RedBull MX2 championships as I feel with the team support he is more than capable of top 10 finishes.

For 2012 I am delighted to have captured the signatures of 2 new riders Alex Snow and Jake Millward .

After talks with Ross Burridge at Kawasaki Motors we finalised a package to run World GP point scorer and top british championship rider Alex Snow.
Alex is a big name and has proved he can compete at the front ,he will be riding the awesome new kxf450 for us and I am really looking forward to working with him as, his own ambition and attitude matches ours.

last season we supported young talented rider Tommy Alba in the Rookies, and managed to help him to a 5th overall in the championship, Tommy has now departed from the team on good terms and we are delighted to have kept our commitment in supporting young Talent in Jake Millward , last sason runner up in the Redbull Rookie and consistent top 5 finishes in the mxy2 he will also be one to watch and a top contender, Jake will also compete in the Maxxis Mx2 and has his sights on a top 15 in his first pro season.

2012 has also opened the door to new sponsors of which i am still finalising but i feel we will have a awsome set up with the KXF250/450 bikes and am certain of putting those involved at the front of the best uk championships,

I would like to thank our 2011 and continuing sponsors Albion Motorcycles, wizard wash, Kye Forte@ DC , AT MX, and all local buisnesses to the team base in Taunton for there support.’

Check Oakleaf out and keep up to date with all the progress at www.oakleafmx.co.uk

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  1. David Morgan

    November 10, 2011 at 9:27 am

    I am pleased that at last Alex has a deal. In many respects I am happy that he is still on Kawasaki we know the bike and he has tried the 2012 model. Now the work begins in setting it up for him. Many of you will have read the report of his 2011 bike in Moto Magazine well you know where that set up came from :- the work that Alex and I put into it, say no more.
    Onto 2012, I think Al and I need to put 120% into it we just need that little bit more to get on the top step of the podium and with the support of Shaun and the Team we have every possibility of achieving that goal

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

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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

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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!


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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

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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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