KAVEN BENOIT IS VICTORIOUS IN PRINCE GEORGE

Posted June 12, 2018 By Bryan Kowalchuk

2018 Rockstar MX Tour Series
Blackwater MX
Prince George, British Columbia
June 9, 2018

Kaven Benoit was already one of the fastest in qualification when he showed up to the gate for the 1st 450 moto of the day. After a good start, Kaven found himself in the top 3 right away, battling for 1st place. 30 minutes of racing in wet and rough conditions later, Benoit crossed the finish line in 2nd place. After finishing so close from the top step of the podium, Kaven lined up for the 2nd moto with the overall in his sights. Right off the gate, his KTM 450 SX-F powered him up the steep starting hill to grab the Holeshot award. Kaven led wire to wire without letting the pressure coming from behind distract him and won both the 2nd moto and the overall.

Kaven Benoit – KTM Red Bull Thor – 450 Class

“It feels so good to get this monkey off my back. This weekend was quite sandy and it made me feel right at home. Everything was lined up perfectly and I gave all I had to get back on the top step of the podium.”

   

The 24th edition of the Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble was held in hot, dry conditions at the famous Iron Giant mountain at Eisenerz, Austria. Marking the second round of the inaugural World Enduro Super Series, it was the hard enduro specialists that again battled for the win.

Quickly overcoming a poor start, Jonny Walker soon moved into the second-place position early in the race. A small mistake in the first forest section cost the Brit some time but he held on to third as the race took riders into the more treacherous sections of the track.

At the section known as Green Hell, Jonny arrived in fourth place, but in battling his way up the steep slope on his own he was able to pass two of the riders ahead of him and set about chasing the race leader. Despite pushing hard during the final 15 minutes and clawing back valuable seconds, Jonny couldn’t quite take the win, ultimately crossing the line second, a mere 41 seconds behind winner Graham Jarvis.

Jonny Walker: “That was a tough race but I am happy to finish second and take the lead in the WESS standings. I didn’t get the best of starts and lost a bit of time in the dust. Taddy made a mistake and I got out in front, but then Manni and Billy passed me on a hill when I messed up a little. Their speed was way too quick and I knew I had to pace myself. Carl’s Dinner was tiring, but I kept things steady and tried to minimise any mistakes. I managed to clear Green Hell ok and came out of there in second. The rest of the race from then on was less tricky and I pushed on as hard as I could but couldn’t quite catch Graham before the finish. I’m happy with second and it’s good for the championship but it would have been nice to take the win.”

   

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES NEW 2019 MOTOCROSS RANGE UNVEILED

Posted May 31, 2018 By Bryan Kowalchuk

FIVE NEW FROM THE GROUND UP COMPETITION MACHINES REACH NEW MILESTONES IN MOTOCROSS PERFORMANCE

Recently making history by securing both the 2018 AMA 450SX and 250SX East Region Championships, thanks to the committed efforts of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team riders Jason Anderson and Zach Osborne, Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to lift the covers off their complete line-up of 2019 motocross models – a new generation of premium machines redesigned in order to offer professional and amateur motocross riders the highest level of technology available on the market today.

Collecting feedback from world-class racers and combining it with extensive in-house testing and development, Husqvarna’s engineers have introduced a long list of upgrades that allow the new generation of FC and TC machines to continue setting the benchmark in handling, performance, weight and aesthetics.

Combining state-of-the-art technology and premium-quality components with innovative technological and functional improvements, the all-new for 2019 Husqvarna motocross machines are designed with the goal of allowing riders of all levels to chart new territory in their motocross riding careers.

In one sentence, the 2019 Husqvarna Motorcycles models are the most refined, honest and pure motocross bikes ever produced.

   

Round 4 XC Series – RJ’s

Posted May 31, 2018 By Bryan Kowalchuk

   

KTM ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE NEW FMF RACING POWERPARTS

Posted May 28, 2018 By Bryan Kowalchuk

KTM is excited to announce a new and exclusive partnership with exhaust manufacturer FMF Racing for the development and production of specialist KTM PowerParts products for KTM’s offroad range.

FMF is a renowned brand synonymous with dirt bike success on the racetrack and providing its customers with high-quality, performance enhancing aftermarket exhaust systems. Since 1973, FMF Racing’s expertise, passion and vision for building the world’s best performing exhausts has seen the California-based company go from strength to strength and become an ideal partner to create premium products for KTM’s READY TO RACE SX and XC models.

This new partnership sees FMF Racing and KTM’s R&D department in Mattighofen, Austria develop high-performance exhaust systems for the forthcoming model year 2019 range from the KTM 50 SX for junior riders, right up-to the KTM 300 XC-W TPI and KTM 450 SX-F powerhouses. The two brands have long enjoyed an association through various official KTM race teams worldwide, and now this partnership is strengthened for the production of specialist FMF Racing products to exclusively offer KTM customers the very best options for enhancing their offroad machines.

With the close association between the two brands, and development integration right from the commencement of design of new KTM machinery, this partnership ensures improved possibilities for the customer. For model year 2019, the new FMF Racing developed KTM PowerParts, from the Fatty pipe to entire exhaust systems as used by some of the best racing athletes globally, will soon be available in KTM dealers.