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2013 ALL-JAPAN CHAMPIONSHIP RD. 7 of 9: MEIHAN SPORTS LAND
450 ALL-JAPAN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: MEIHAN
1. Makoto Ogata.............2-3
2. Yu Hirata.....................4-2
3. Akira Narita.................7-1
4. Yuui Hoshino..............1-7
5. Hiroaki Arai.................5-4
6. Youhei Kojima.............8-5
7. Kazumasa Masuda.....9-6
8. Kouichi Fukaya...........10-8
9. Takuya Mihara............11-9
10. Yoshitaka Atsuta......3-DNF
Points leader: Youhei Kojima
250 ALL-JAPAN CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: MEIHAN
1. Junya Takenaka...........3-1
2. Toshiki Tomita..............4-2
3. Takashi Okano............10-3
4. Kei Yamamoto.............9-4
5. Ryo Sato......................8-6
6. Kouhei Ogawa.............7-7
7. Nozomu Yasuhara.......2-17
8. Chihiro Notsuka...........1-24
9. Jun Suda......................5-14
10. Daiki Baba.................12-9
Points leader: Toshiki Tomita
REKLUSE IS HIRING! SALES & MARKETING MANAGER POSITION
Rekluse is now hiring a sales and Marketing Manager. Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at www.rekluse.com/careers.php.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAY BOYS
Sept. 13...Bevo Forti
Sept. 13...Davey Castillo
Sept. 13...Jeremy Albrecht
Sept. 14...Tommy Hofmaster
Sept. 14...Darcy Lange 1982
Sept. 14...Jessica Patterson 1983
Sept. 15...Charlie Mancuso
Sept. 15...Robbie Bell 1985
Sept. 15...Rich Winkler
Sept. 15...DeWayne Jones 1950
Sept. 15...Cliff Palmer 1971
Sept. 16...Jason Raines
Sept. 16...Mark Barnett 1960
Sept. 17...Danny Smith 1979
Sept. 17...Chad Johnson
Sept. 17...Trey Canard 1990
Sept. 18...Juha Salminen
Sept. 18...Tarah Gieger 1985
Sept. 19...Billy Liles
Sept. 19...Chris Hultner
Sept. 19...Mike Taylor
STEVEN FROSSARD JOINS GAUTIER PAULIN AT THE KAWASAKI GP TEAM
Former GP winner Steven Frossard join Gautier Paulin at the Kawasaki Racing Team (KRT) for the 2014 FIM MXGP Motocross World Championship. For the first time ever KRT will have two former MX1 GP winners on the same team.
Steven Frossard said, “It was not so easy to make my decision as I had a strong relationship with my former team, but during the last two years I didn’t finished either season due to injuries and it was time to give my career a new impulse. Mentally the last two seasons have been very difficult; each time I got hurt I tried to recover quickly to get back to racing, but in the end it didn’t happen despite all this efforts. The first goal is to recover physically, to work hard this winter and to be ready for the first races of next season.”
TEAM RACE TECH IS NOW ACCEPTING 2014 RESUMES
Race Tech is now accepting applications to join the Race Tech team for the 2014 racing season. After hosting a large grassroots support effort in 2013, Race Tech is going even bigger for the upcoming season. Apply today to join the Race Tech Rider Support Team for 2014, and let our years of testing, tuning, and product development give you the best suspension on the track.
Applying for Race Tech's Rider Support Team is simple. (1) Apply online at www.racetech.com. (2) Apply at www.HookIt.com/brands/paulthede. (3) Apply at www.realMotocross.com/page/race-tech-suspension. (4) Apply at www.MXSponsor.com/companies/racetech. As a part of Race Tech's Rider Support team, riders are also eligible for support from our associate sponsors FMF Racing, Novik Gloves and MotoE Performance. For more information about Race Tech’s products, seminars and rider support program, please visit www.racetech.com.
FORBES TOP TEN HIGHEST PAID MOTORSPORTS RACERS
1. Fernando Alonso (F1)................$30,000,000
(salary $28m; endorsements $2m)
2. Lewis Hamilton (F1)...................$27,500,000
(salary $26m; endorsements $1.5m)
3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. (NASCAR)....$26,000,000
(salary $13m; endorsements $13m)
4. Jimmie Johnson (NASCAR)..... $24,000,000
(salary $17.3m; endorsements $6.7m)
5. Valentino Rossi (MotoGP).........$22,000,000
(salary $12m; endorsements $10m)
6. Tony Stewart (NASCAR)...........$18,500,000
(salary $12.5m; endorsements $6m)
7. Jeff Gordon (NASCAR).............$18,200,000
(salary $12.7m; endorsements $5.5m)
8. Sebastian Vettel, F1..................$12,000,000
(salary $17m; endorsements $1m)
9. Danica Patrick (NASCAR)....$15,000,000
(salary $6m; endorsements $9m)
10. Jenson Button (F1)....$14,000,000
WHO’S WHOIN THE 2013 AUSTRALIAN SUPERCROSS SERIES
Matt Moss won the two opening rounds of the 450 class in Darwin on Saturday and Sunday.
Motul Pirelli Suzuki
Matt Moss (450)
Monster Energy Kawasaki
Jay Marmont (450)
Adam Monea (450)
Lawson Bopping (450)
Kade Mosig (450)
Kirk Gibbs (450)
Daniel McCoy (450)
Carlton Dry Honda
Hayden Mellross (450)
Weston Peick (450)
Gavin Faith (250)
Hart and Huntington Suzuki
Josh Hill (450)
Sam Martin (450)
Campbell Mining Suzuki:
Jake Moss (450)
Luke Arbon (250)
Luke Styke (250)
Choice Motorsports KTM
Brenden Harrison (250)
Brock Winston (250)
Kayne Lamont (250)
Tune Tech Racing KTM
Kale Makeham (250)
Raceline Pirelli Suzuki:
Ryan Marmont (250)
MEMORIES OF THE WAY WE WERE: HI-POINT LEATHER BOOTS
Anyone who was anyone in the early days of motocross wore Hi-Point Champion boots. In a later incarnation they were known as Alpinestars Super Victory boots. No one wears leather boots today. Oops, we forget to look at the three oldest members of the MXA wrecking crew — because all of them still wear leather boots four decades after they started racing.
AMA Hall of Famer Lars Larsson.
AMA Hall of Famer Feets Minert.
Not allowed anywhere near the AMA Jody Weisel.
AUSSIES ON THE MOVE: FERRIS, WATERS & STYKE
After Jeffrey Herlings got hurt, Dean Ferris got to celebrate his first Motocross World Championship 250 GP win. Ferris joined Jeff Leisk, Chad Reed and the late Andrew McFarlane as the only Australians to win at the Grand Prix level. The 23-year-old Ferris won both motos at the Belgian 250 Grand Prix. Already aged out of the 250 GPS for 2014, Ferris signed to race the 450 GPs for the Steve Dixon Yamaha team in 2014.
Dean Ferris, Steve Dixon and the 2014 YZ450F.
Ferris will be joined in the 450 class by fellow Aussie Todd Waters, who was a surprise signing for the new Husqvarna Ice One team run by F1 star Kimi Raikonnen. Tyla Rattray will be his teammate.
The Kemea Reytec Van De Laar Yamaha team.
The third Aussie in Europe next year will be new 250 Australian National Champion Luke Styke. Styke has signed to race the 250 class for the Kemea Reytec Van De Laar Yamaha team (led by former GP rider Marnicq Bervoets). Styke’s teammate will be Bulgarian Petar Petrov. The team also signed 14-year old Belgian rider Cyril Genot for the 125cc support class.
IN AUSTRALIA 250 TWO-STROKES RACE WITH 250 FOUR-STROKES: HOW DOES IT WORK?
Every race organization's rules should read, “Displacement: 250cc regardless of engine type.”
Here is what Australian National Championship promoter Kevin Williams told motoonline.com when asked about how the mix of 250 two-stroke and 250 four-stroke is working out in Australian racing.
“I think when you have a long championship and a blend of different circuits, it’s a non-argument for me. The two-strokes didn’t holeshot every race.... It comes down to the rider. Some people will say they have a power advantage, but where they might be an advantage in one part of the track, in another it might certainly be a disadvantage. You have to be fitter to ride a two-stroke, it takes more energy and those guys are putting in a stronger effort.
“It’s considerably cheaper to race a two-stroke – up to two-thirds cheaper across the series. I spoke to a few privateer’s parent and they indicated if we were a four-stroke-only series they wouldn’t be riding. For me, the 250 two-stroke is here to stay as an affordable option. The costs are going up, so if it keeps people in the sport it’s a positive... It adds value to Australian racing.”
2014 HONDA CRF250 FIRST RIDE — MOTOCROSS ACTION'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BIKES