Prix Cross Pro of Portugal
Grand Prix !
A deep depression hung over Portugal this weekend but
spirits were high for the 4th Round of the Enduro World Championships at
Torres Vedras in Portugal and the unseasonably cold weather did little to cool
the competition. The paddock surrounded the exhibition cantre in the middle of
the town and the Friday evening Super Test
was laid out in the vast parking area below the walls of the medieval castle.
The Super Test began at 7.30pm. Heavy clouds threatened to
blow in from the West but it stayed dry. David Knight's right hand had
recovered enough after his crash in Spain for him to start in Portugal but -
with his left hand still strapped after a training accident 3 weeks ago - only
Knighter's grim determination would get him around. Juha Salminen was flying
over every obstacle and he set the fastest E1 time. Alex Salvini was the
quickest of the E2s. The power of David Knight's determination and some strong
painkillers took him to 6th. A magnificent effort. Matthias Bellino is
learning his trade and he took a 4 second lead from Christophe Nambotin in the
E3s. The pace of the Juniors allows for few errors. Danny McCanney tumbled and
within 10 seconds he had dropped to 21st behind leader Loic Larrier but the
Super Test is not an end - it is only the beginning. Laia Sanz won the Women's
race. Jane Daniels in 3rd had a good ride and she found herself some breathing
space when her rival Jessica Gardner got her front wheel jammed in the rock section
and she lost valuable seconds before a marshal could pull her free.
Overnight rain soon dried in the morning sun as the riders
prepared for the 9.00am start. The Enduro test and the Extreme test were only
a couple of miles south of Torres Vedras. The Enduro test rose and fell on the
steep slope alongside the N8 that connects Lisbon to Oporto. The Extreme test
was held in a disused quarry. The savage rock steps seemed to be handmade to
flatten frames. The MX test was at the end of the lap on a terraced slope that
overlooked the paddock. Juha Salminen started well but gradually Antoine Meo
ate into his early lead to secure the E1 podium, Honda's Alex Salvini extended
his Supertest lead to win the E2 class. Christophe Nambotin had a rude awaken
to the day with a crash on the first corner of the first test but he regained
his confidence throughout the day to take the E3 class. David
Knight retired at the end of lap two when his lack of grip was becoming simply
too dangerous. Matthew Phillips was the best of the Juniors. Danny McCanney
incurred a one minute penalty which dropped him down to 10th. Laia Sanz took
the day off to win the Ford Women's EnduroX in Barcelona's Olympic Stadium. Jessica Gardner recovered from her first night nerves to win the
Women's class for the first time. France's Geraldine Fourmel was the runner up
and Jane Daniels was 3rd. Unfortunately Jane was dropped a place when a test
she had completed was cancelled. Jamie McCanney continued his winning streak in the
Youth Class ahead of Albin Alowson and Oliver Nelson. All three were
riding Husqabergs. Results -
Denies Taddy X Games Medal
Barcelona 18th May
Taddy Blazusiak has placed fourth overall in the Men's Enduro X final
at the Barcelona X Games after crashing heavily on the final lap of the
race while battling for the win. Entering the event eager to repeat his
winning performance at X Games Brazil, Blazusiakfs race ended in
spectacular style when he parted company with his 350cc KTM in mid air. Details
Tough X Games Debut For Walker Barcelona 18th May
KTM Enduro Factory Team rider Jonny Walker endured a difficult
debut ride at the Mens Enduro X Final at X Games Barcelona to finish
Making his first ever appearance at X Games, Walker entered the event with
high hopes of a strong result. But between a combination of poor starts,
small crashes and bad luck, the 23-year-old failed to find his rhythm on
the high-speed track.
Hampered by an unfortunate start-straight crash during his qualifying
heat, the KTM rider battled his way from last to fifth position, securing
a place in the hotly contested Mens Enduro X Final.
Opting for an inside starting gate for the ten-lap final, Walker got boxed
in entering the first corner and was pushed to the rear of the pack.
Trying to find a clear line through the next couple of corners, the KTM
rider crashed and was forced to remount dead last. Battling hard, the
British rider focused on working his way up the leader board. But with the
track becoming increasingly one-lined as the race progressed, Walker could
only fight his way back to 11th position.
Jonny Walker: 11th wasnt the result I hoped for entering the race in
Barcelona. I struggled with my starts all night and that really hurt my
chances of a solid result. Opting for an inside gate for the main event I
got boxed in entering the first corner. I tried to find a clear line
thorugh the next couple of corners but that didn't work and I ended up
crashing. I got going last and just tried to make the best of a bad night
and worked hard to improve my position. The track was very one-lined and
it was hard to pass. X Games has been a big learning experience. This was
my first time racing endurocross outdoors so Ive still a bit to learn.
But I feel with more practice I can definitely improve. At times my speed
was good enough to run up front so for the next round in Munich Ill aim
for a top five result.
Jonny Walker now turns his attention towards the Erzbergrodeo Hard Enduro
in Austria from May 31 to June 02. Results Mens Enduro-X Final, Barcelona 1. Mike Brown (KTM) 10:59.579; 2. Colton Haaker (Honda) 11:01.417; 3.
Cody Webb (Beta) 11:14.456; 4. Taddy Blazusiak (KTM) 11:22.695; 5. Cory
Graffunder (Husqvarna) 11:24.988; 11. Jonny Walker (KTM) 11:59.656 Photo:
Rnd 1 Its been a long time coming but it was well worth the wait as the
first race of the year unfolded Nick Life when on to win after Tyson
wipes out in a big way exiting the lorry trailer at Thorncombe, an epic
cross-country track that has just about everything any rider could ask
for and racing was red hot as well!
Full live results on this epic event! At www.trackntrail.co.uk
and also don't forget to take advantage of are discounted early bird
entries for TracknTrails Tenko - The Ultimate Jungle Race 9th June,
this venue is absolutely fabulous !Discount ends this Friday!
GP AMV Seguros of Spain
Cervantes wins both days on home ground
The Grand Prix AMV Seguros of Spain - hosted by the Moto Club Nogalte - has
returned to the town of Puerto Lumbreras for the 3rd time in 10 years. Details
Update David Knight returns to UK for medical attention on injured hand but he
hopes to return to Iberia for the 4th round in Portugal.
Day 2. Jamie McCanney wins Youth, Danny McCanney 4th in Juniors, Jane daniels
3rd Womens Cup. Meo wins E1 & Nambotin wins E3. Reports
McCanney - Jamie McCanney & Husaberg
- Marc Bourgeois - Video Day
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Prix Cross Pro of Portugal
Crucial Grand Prix ! Only one week after the GP AMV Seguros of Spain, the Maxxis FIM
Enduro World Championship is on the way to the Portugal - Details
busy weekends for the MPS Racing team - Details
Dark wins CTR EVENTS Summer Series Championship Round 3 at the awesome
Craswall. Harvey wins a challenging yet awesome CTR race after years of
trying, Dark kept his head and pushed all the way for 2 and a half hours
of hill climbs, big bogs, ditches, ruts and the ever pushing pack of
racers behind, Details
MPS boys clean up in Langdale
Langdale enduro NEEC round 3 - 12th May 2013 - Report
by Al Griffin rider 25 Sunday the 12th May saw the biggest entry the Ryedale Club
have seen for many years. Ryedale MC aimed and succeeded in organising
an excellent old school forest time card enduro. Details
Jamie Roper won the eastern centre 3rd round on the Walters Medical/AIM
ktm. The 2 and half hour hare and hounds was held at Foxborough Quarry,
James Jackman won the first round of the Desert Rose Racing H&H
series, 127 riders turned out for a great flowing track in the heart of
the Sussex countryside which included the new optional ' rock' section,
which caused a few problems for some of the riders ! Clubman winner was
Darren Perry, Sportsman Phil Croft, Beginners Lance Carey, Over 40's
Steve Haselden, Over 50's Chris Barwick, Youth Tom Glen and the Womens
class Alexis Colyer.
(Round 3 of the 2013 Liquorland SA National Enduro Motorcycle
11 May East London (Eastern Cape) EXPERIENCE PREVAILED AS ALTUS DE WET CONQUERS KEI
Photos & report by Elza Thiart-Botes Altus de Wet (Husqvarna Racing) became the third winner in the 2013
Liquorland National Enduro Motorcycle Championship when he won a wet,
slippery and cold KEI National Enduro, the third round of the
championship that took place on Saturday (11 May) at the Spring Valley
Farms outside East London in the Eastern Cape. De Wet (28) won all three
of the longer special timed stages during a well organised event where
only a handful of points (seconds) separated the competitors. Details
Bob Hardwick has passed away. Bob was a member of Kingston MCC
and a keen Clubman rider. Bob's cremation will take place on Tuesday
21st May 2013 at Kingston Crematorium, Bonner Hill Road, Kingston upon
Thames, KT1 3EZ at 11:40am.
Bob's family requests donations for N.A. (Narcotics Anonymous) in memory
of Bob, rather than flowers. Please pass on this information to anybody
else you think would like to be there to say goodbye.
Proposal to introduce "No V5, No Ride" policy - Details
2 of the
Putoline 4 Hour Enduro Series kicks off at Butts Quarry on May
GP AMV Seguros of Spain
Back on familiar ground!
Over a month and a half after the Enduro World Championships South
American tour, which once again proved to be a great success, EWC series
returns to Europe for the Grand Prix AMV Seguros of Spain. Details
Christobal & Victor Guarrero - Details
Husqvarna CH Racing looking for Success in Spain - Details
Spanish Enduro Championship in Antas, Almeria - Details
BATTLE AT CARROG - this weekend... Carrog ISA post code LL21 9YE"
There will be a proper battle going on this Sunday at CARROG ISA for the
1st rod of the MICHELIN TYRES 3hr Hare & Hounds Enduro series...
A top batch of Experts led by the Sherco boys, Gethin and Owain
Humphries will push for the 3 hrs to take the win against Lee Sealey,
Jon Hill, fresh from his win at Maeshafn a few weeks ago, The always
improving Jon Hunt will be wanting to place his new Sherco 250 4t on the
podium too, Add in Aled Humphries keen to battle it out with his younger
brothers and the racing at the sharp end should be awesome at this
Throw in the mix a steady influx of riders throughout the classes and it
is all shaping up to be a great weekends action...
Rain is currently falling at the venue but this is good news as the
ground is very hard and needs it to make conditions perfect...with
better weather for the weekend Carrog Isa with it's unique track, open
moorlands, bits of woodlands, massive long uphills on the top of the
mountain and some nice new technical sections will offer a great ride
Saturday kicks off at 10am and runs through till 4pm..
Sundays action starts at 11am ...although a 2hr open practice session is
on Sunday Morning from 8.45am till 10.45am for riders taking part in the
race at a special price.
There is no kids race.
Entries available in all classes and the Saturdays RED day by texting
/calling 07803698061 or by visiting www.worevents.com
2 Slow Pete Series Shuckburgh Hall - Daventry NN11 6DT -
Situated on A425 Between Southam & Daventry follow CEC orange
arrows - Sunday 19th May 2013 - Signing On 7.30am 9.30am - Racing
10.00am 12.00pm - Paramedic, Loos, Catering and Spares on site.
The Slow Pete track is already in place and is at least 50% fresh ground
An additional loop is being constructed should the weather turn for the
worst which the present forecast are not really sure exactly what we will
This new loop will be far easier than the loop at present but will allow
the event to run and still provide an enjoyable challenge for all
Please support our events whatever the weather - that is the nature of off
Road Endurance racing Man and Machine against the terrain and the weather
who will win?
Then again the weather and the going might be fine at the weekend and you
may never experience the curse which is Shuckburgh in the wet
May the force be with you (survival kits will be on sale at signing on)
We will not be using the section known as the killing fields as this
is full of victims from previous events over the last 8 years or so
Only joking there is still room in there but we ran out of tape and
Pete Carter Clerk of the Course
enter please download the application and send it in or call Wendy 07790
2 of the Putoline 4 Hour Enduro Series kicks off at Butts Quarry on May
RideoffroadUK head to Butts Quarry for the second round of the Putoline
supported 4 Hour Series on Sunday May 19th. The main reason for choosing
Butts Quarry is in the event of wet weather, the event and parking
facilities at Butts will not be an issue for all competitors and
spectators. Butts Quarry is a very central venue with superb paddock
facilities, it is in great shape after the recent fine weather, and with
spring now blooming we are set for a cracking team event. Already we have
had an influx of team entries from riders wishing to compete in this new
series backed by UK lubricant giant Putoline Oils.
The day starts with the Putoline 2 hour Youth event which caters for youth
riders in teams, or those who simply want to ride solo for two hours.
After a short break for the Presentation and results of the Youth event,
it will be the turn of the Adults to start the marathon Putoline 4 hour
event. A Le Mans style start will see riders running 20 meters before
leaping onto bikes and ripping down the start straight.Team riders can
ride on their own machine or share one bike, both riders on the same race
number, next to the pits area is a Change Over area where one rider
waits for his team mate to come in and tag him so he can then go out
on track. This allows riders to take a well earned break and cheer on
their partner, or make vital repairs and adjustments while their team mate
is out clocking up the laps.
Solo Ironman riders simply start and ride solo for the full 4 hours are
you strong enough for the Putoline 4 hour challenge??Camping from Saturday
- Online entries click www.rideoffroaduk.co.uk/events
or call/text 07576 095137 to book in with your details.
25th May Track N Trail Free ride Two Valleys Enduro practice on a 2-3
mile track set near the beautiful village of Winterbourne Abbas Nr
Dorchester , the track uses some of the best parts of our very popular
race track and includes some flowing grassy fields, a woodland section and
a tight and twisty scramble track set on the side of a hill including
jumps and a hard and easy route. Noise limit 94 dB Any tyres Post code DT2
9HD To Email email@example.com
or ring 01202 600675.
Time; 10 am to 3pm free riding, cost for the day is £30 for Members and
£ 33 non members. To enter please go to www.trackntrail.co.uk
then events page and click Two Valleys Free Ride and hit the red button
and you can enter as quick as that !
There will also be a youth beginners track available. Cost £10 .
Rhayader MC are busy preparing for rd 1 of their Evening Hare
n Hound Series which will take place on Wednesday Evening 29th May.
This event the will be held at the clubs popular venue at Cwmythig Hill
,nr Rhayader, Mid Wales. The course will be approximately 3 miles per
lap & will include both motocross circuits at Cwmythig as well as
nearby fields. There are classes for Expert, Clubman, Veteran Over 40s,
Veteran Over 50s & Sportsman. The event will start at 7pm &
depending on the weather will be a one and a half or two hour
race. Entry forms are available off the club website www.rdmcc.co.uk
Or contact the event secretary Malcolm Bates on Tel No: (01547) 550393
June - Rock oil k2 rally round of the big bike rally challenge
New for 2013 are 22 miles of new green trails, we go in Wark forest near
Stonehaugh for a 12 mile special. The K2 mileage rises to 80 miles per
lap with 2 laps per day; we are doubling the specials to 2 per lap
making the K2 a real adventure as it weaves through the mighty Kielder
We pass through the famous RAC rally stages where drivers of old risked
the wrath of killer kielder as they sped through Archys Rigg ,
Pundershaw , Shepherdshield, the 2013 k2 will follow the great stages!
One of the great things about the K2 rally are the hard based forestry
trails, there will be no getting stuck no matter what the weather throws
at us. The special tests are suitable for big rally bikes, trail bikes
and enduro machines no pushing just ride!
For the enduro bikes we have 4 optional enduro loops per lap, there is
no requirement to do them but they add a bit of spice!
The campsite is undergoing some modifications a new wider entrance has
been made from 8 foot to 12 foot wide allowing the biggest of campers to
turn in to the field directly off the road and then drive out via the
lower entrance, the barns will be used for HQ and sign on. Regular
competitors will know how good the award winning organic catering is,
this year they are going to providing a hog roast free to all
competitors on Saturday night along with music. The campsite will be
open from Thursday 6 June.
The tourist town of Bellingham is only a short walk from the campsite
offering pubs, a petrol station, and a supermarket dont forget the
organic farm shop at the campsite with a wonderful array of home grown
This years entry is £130, But we are offering a discounted early
entry, enter early and its £115 that includes Saturday nights hog roast
and the refuelling service book in now www.dirtbike-action.co.uk this is
a limited offer which will rise in increments to £130 for more info
Until June Rally On Boys!
Online entries , leave the annual registration box blank
ACU day licences are £10.
Anyone wanting to send a cheque in
All cheques payable to Dirtbike Action
Wayside, Green Lane End, Ripon Road, Harrogate HG3 3LT
Tenko - The Ultimate Jungle Race 9th June. Tenko-ride through the jungle: There is nowhere like this amazing
venue. Anyone who raced last year would have to rate this extraordinary
competition, 10 out of 10!
This year we are offering a 3 hour Hare & Hounds with a 7 mile race
course through the land that the BBC used when filming the Tenko series
back in the early 80s, because it looked so similar to the Japanese
jungle. I just hope they know the war has finished!
For 2013 the course has been completely redesigned and we have added a
large new area of fast and flowing woodland.
To encourage early entries we are offering a huge Early bird discount
from this Friday for one week only. Then from Friday 16th we return to
the regular entry fee for 2 weeks.
Online entry opens this Friday 10th May, so to enter this stunning event
go to events page click Tenkoand hit the red button and you can enter as
quick as that ! www.trackntrail.co.uk
To protect this extremely precious venue a rear Trials tyre is
essential. Because of the nature of the ground at Tenko a trials tyre
will give you the most competitive edge. Remember these tyres can last
for years (19in trails tyres are also available).
CWAC - Knighton will be hosting a round of the British Enduro
Championship and the Welsh Enduro Championship on the weekend of 13th
and 14th July 2013. Following recent problems in Scotland with the local
Police we have decided to move the start/finish area to farmland just
below Radnor Forest so there will be no road works involved in this
years route! Club members are working hard to ensure that we are able to
provide two good tests, one MX style and one XC style!! Regs will be
available using the ACU online entry system and will be released very
soon!! We will be accepting entries for the weekend and for Sunday only
riders and for all classes, Sportsman to Championship classes!!
Any information please email secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org
TOURATECH CENTENNIAL RALLY NEWS Britains biggest rally event is set for August. What has
been termed as the Festival of the International Six Days Enduro is in
fact a celebration of the hundred year history of the ISDT/ISDE. It will
be the most important event in the UK off road rally calendar in 2013.
Touratech the Worlds largest manufacturer of Adventure Touring
equipment is backing the event and will be present at the Carlisle start
and finish area.
The first ISDT, later changed to the ISDE, was held in Carlisle in
August 1913, one hundred years later Carlisle welcomes rally competitors
to the city centre start area for a four day event. There will be a
three day forestry rally in the Kielder & Kershope forests with each
day starting and finishing at Carlisle Castle. A celebration programme
is being produced by Carlisle City Council which has recognised the
importance of this event.
On the last day, which is exactly the same day of the month as the first
day of the first ISDT, one hundred riders will ride the same course as
the original first day. The Centennial Ride competitors will have lunch
at Keswick where the old timers dined.
The Centennial Rally has classes for adventure, genuine trail, sports
and classic ISDT/E type bikes. The course will be three days of forestry
tracks, two days of which will be three laps of a challenging course,
the other day will be a single one hundred mile lap, the longest rally
lap in Britain. Total distance is around four hundred miles.
The Centennial Ride which follows the original one hundred and twenty
mile gravel roads, now surfaced, will include machines and riders that
have a connection with the history of the ISDT/E.
No celebration of this type would be complete without a get together and
this will take place on the Saturday evening at the Swallow Lynton
Hotel, where bargain price accommodation is available, the hotel is a
short distance from the start and finish area.
There will be plenty to see near the start and finish arch where
manufacturers and traders will have displays of their latest products.
Further information is available at www.bigbikerallychallenge.co.uk
where the regulations and entry form will shortly be posted. Go to www.touratechuk.co.uk
for information or to request a catalogue.