Aug 31

Reed Confirms 2014 Supercross Plans

Photo Credit: Frank Hoppen

Photo Credit: Frank Hoppen

It’s official, Chad Reed will pursue the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross title while riding for his own team, TwoTwo Motorsports.

Reed, a multi-time supercross and motocross champion, ended months of speculation when he released several tweets Friday night regarding his future plans.

 

 

It was rumored that Reed would join RCH Racing, a team led by Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart. The switch would have placed Reed back on a Suzuki for the first time since 2009 – a season in which he won three races and battled with rival James Stewart for the title, ultimately falling short by a mere four points.

Aug 30

Lorenzo Sets Pace On First Day At Silverstone

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

Jorge Lorenzo hasn’t captured a win since mid-June, and has since dropped to third in the standings, 44 points behind championship leader Marc Marquez.

On Friday, it looked as if Lorenzo was back in top form as he set a blazing lap of 2:02.734, two tenths quicker than Marquez.

Championship contender Dani Pedrosa trailed in third followed by 2012 pole-sitter Alvaro Bautista. Valentino Rossi, who has captured three premier class wins at Silverstone, rounded out the top five.

Aug 25

American GP3 Star Conor Daly Scores Double Podium At Spa-Francorchamps

Photo Credit: GP3 Series

Photo Credit: GP3 Series

U.S. race fans have desperately been searching for a current day American racer to compete and succeed in Formula 1, but to no avail.

GP3 standout and Indianapolis-native Conor Daly may soon change that.

Daly, son of former F1 racer Derek Daly, wasn’t able to score a win at Spa-Francorchamps, but a double podium effort places him in prime position to score his first GP3 championship.

“It was awesome to get two second places in a weekend,” Daly said. “That’s pretty good after some of the weekends we’ve had previously. It’s good to be in the points fight now.”

Aug 23

Dungey, Barcia, Tomac To Represent Team USA At ’13 Motocross des Nations

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby/Racer X

Photo Credit: Simon Cudby/Racer X

Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac will fly the banner for Team USA at this year’s Motocross des Nations, which will be held in Teutschenthal, Germany on September 28-29.

Dungey, who returns to MXoN for a fifth straight year, will compete in the MX1 class (450cc). Newly crowned 250 motocross champion Tomac will run MX2 (250cc) with Barcia racing Open.

Long-time team manager and multi-time motocross world champion Roger DeCoster will return to manage the all-star lineup in its quest to reclaim the coveted MXoN winner’s trophy.

“The strength for the Americans is that everybody always works together as a team,” DeCoster said. “Often, that is not the case for other teams. Another of our strengths is our fans. The American fans are very much behind this race.”