Claiming his second win in the 2019 World Enduro Super Series, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has topped the Hixpania Hard Enduro in Spain. Battling his way to a well-deserved overall victory in the three-day event, Jarvis also moves to the top of the championship standings heading in to the second half of the season. Giving Jarvis a fight for the top-spot throughout the event, Alfredo Gomez won the opening two days to finally place as the overall runner-up. Completing a strong team performance, Billy Bolt enjoyed a positive performance to claim fourth.

After his winning result in round three at Erzbergrodeo, Jarvis headed to the fourth stop of WESS confident of adding to his win tally. Last topping the race in 2017, he arrived in confident spirits, but with teammate Gomez also a previous winner knew he would have to give his all in order to challenge for the win.

Graham Jarvis – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Staged over three days, racing began on Friday with the SuperEncierro Prologue in Aguilar de Campoo’s town square, followed by Saturday’s Campoo X-Treme cross-country and concluding with Sunday’s feature race the Lost Roads hard enduro.

From the off Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing set the pace with Gomez securing a solid victory in Friday’s prologue. Determined to put in a good showing in front of his home crowd, Gomez didn’t disappoint. Joined on the podium by teammate Bolt, it was immediately clear the fight for victory would be closely contested.

Alfredo Gomez – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Faced with a challenging 50-kilometre cross-country loop, that was ridden three times, Saturday’s Campoo X-Treme saw the Husqvarna trio take command of proceedings. Gomez and Jarvis led for the majority of the outing, with Bolt always within striking distance. Pushing a little harder, Gomez was able to break away from Jarvis in the closing stages to record his second win of the event and take a six-point lead over his teammates, headed into Sunday’s Lost Roads race.

In a determined mood, Jarvis was immediately up to speed, working the incredibly technical sections of the course to his advantage. Moving up to the head of the field, he battled back and forth with eventual race winner Mario Roman. A mistake on the penultimate climb while leading meant Jarvis dropped a place, but in crossing the line in second he secured the overall Hixpania Hard Enduro victory, and with it moved to the top of the WESS standings.

Hopes of a home win for Gomez were dashed on the final day, despite dominating the majority of the event. Making energy-sapping mistakes early on, Gomez never quite settled into a fast rhythm. Finishing fifth on Sunday, he ended the event as runner-up.

Billy Bolt – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

For Bolt, the weekend was a huge confidence boost as he begins to regain his form following a serious off-season leg injury. Runner-up in Friday’s prologue, he then backed that up with an impressive third on Saturday. With an overall podium result within his grasp, the defending WESS champion pushed hard but wasn’t quite able to make his way inside the top three. Finishing fourth, he signed off on Hixpania Hard Enduro in a hard-fought fourth overall.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will return to the World Enduro Super Series at round four, Romaniacs in Sibiu, Romania on July 30 – August 3.

Graham Jarvis – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Photos: Husqvarna Motorcycles Press

Team HRC’s Tim Gajser made it five GP overalls in a row after sweeping the MXGP of Germany with a superb one-one performance.

His two moto victories at the rutted Teutschenthal track made it nine wins in the last ten races and 12 now for the season. It also means he extends his lead at the top of the MXGP championship to 83 points over his nearest rival with eight rounds still left to ride. Fellow HRC rider Brian Bogers had his joint second-best moto score of the season with a ninth in a race one, backing that up with an 11th in race two to just miss out on his pre-race aim of a top 10 overall.

For Gajser though, everything is going really well right now and his confidence is sky high after yet another impressive double moto victory. Getting the holeshot in both races on his Honda CRF450RW, he then kept control from start to finish, pulling out to a comfortable lead before settling into a pace that meant he won by over five seconds in each moto. As others around him struggled to adapt to the deeply-rutted Teutschenthal surface, Gajser showed good speed every time he hit the track, posting the fastest lap-times in every session, and usually by more than a second to the next fastest. As he received the chequered flag the second time around, his lead stretched out to 83 points in the MXGP championship, which has come about after a run of results that has seen him take 240 out of a possible 250 points available. While the next round in Palembang, Indonesia is an unknown quantity, the following events in Semarang and then Loket, Czech Republic should suit his style and give him the opportunity to really stamp his authority even more on this title chase.

Despite just missing out on a top 10 overall, Bogers was still pleased to be in the mix for that target, especially after posting a ninth place finish in race one. A solid qualification result of 12th gave him the opportunity to join that battle and that’s exactly what he was able to do in the first race, eventually crossing the line in ninth place for his joint second-best finish of the season. Hoping for a repeat in race two, Bogers just slipped outside the top 10, finishing 11th overall and missing out on his first top 10 GP finish by just one single point. However with eight rounds still left, his confidence is growing and he is excited to line up in Palembang for the next gate drop.

Both riders now have a weekend to recover, relax and prepare for round 11th of the 2019 world motocross championship which takes place in Indonesia on July 6-7. The series then stays in that country for round 12 the following weekend at the impressive Semarang circuit where Gajser will be hoping to improve upon the second place his achieved at the 2018 edition.

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I was enjoying riding on the track this weekend. It was a really technical circuit with deep ruts which made line selection really important. I’m also really happy to take the holeshot in both races, as well as the qualifier yesterday, because we weren’t able to do that in the early part of the season but now we are getting the perfect jump out of the gate. In the first moto I did make a little mistake but I was still able to pick up the bike and remount as the leader, so that went okay. Then in the second race, I didn’t want to push too hard. I pulled out a lead of about five seconds and then kept it smooth because the track was a little sketchy in that second moto. The shadows and the sun was quite low which caused problems on certain parts of the track. However overall I’m very happy to win another overall and to extend my lead in the MXGP championship. I’m feeling really happy with how I rode and how the whole of Team HRC is working together.

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It actually went pretty good today, I felt comfortable most of the day and even the starts went not too bad. In the first race I started around 15th and was able to move directly into around 10th place. I made a couple of passes and I was in eighth for most of the race before a small mistake near the end of the race dropped me to ninth. It’s in the top 10 and that’s where I want to be so I’m happy with that. The second moto I never felt happy and I couldn’t find a good rhythm. I was around 10th in the start and then dropped a couple of spots but I ended up 11th, which wasn’t too bad but still, I felt I could have done better. Unfortunately that meant I was 11th overall which is still just outside where I want to be, but overall it was a decent weekend.

Marcus Pereira de Freitas

HRC General Manager – MXGP

After the events of Latvia, it was a completely different feeling coming into this weekend in Germany, but once again Tim handled everything like the professional he is. He was fastest in every session on both days and then he grabbed the holeshot in both races and that meant he could stay out of any trouble. It was exactly what he needed to do, and I think he could’ve gone faster if he needed too. The lead is now 83 points in the championship but it is still too early to think about that too much so we want him to keep approaching the races the same and to enjoy his riding.
It was also good to see Brian fighting inside the top 10 in race one, and just outside the top 10 in race two. To have both riders finishing that well is further proof of just how well the whole of Team HRC is performing and we now head to Indonesia filled with confidence and hopeful that this run can continue. A big thanks to all the members of staff who continue to work hard both during the week and on the race weekends!

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team
1 GAJSER Tim 243 SLO 441 Team HRC – MXGP
2 CAIROLI Antonio 222 ITA 358 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
3 SEEWER Jeremy 91 SWI 289 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
4 TONUS Arnaud 4 SWI 288 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
5 PAULIN Gautier 21 FRA 288 Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
6 JASIKONIS Arminas 27 LTU 249 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
7 VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy 89 BEL 225 Honda SR Motoblouz
8 COLDENHOFF Glenn 259 NDL 220 Standing Construct KTM
9 JONASS Pauls 41 LAT 219 Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
10 DESALLE Clement 25 BEL 208 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
11 LIEBER Julien 33 BEL 184 Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing
12 FEBVRE Romain 461 FRA 184 Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
13 ANSTIE Max 99 GBR 147 Standing Construct KTM
14 MONTICELLI Ivo 128 ITA 140 iFly JK Racing
15 SIMPSON Shaun 24 GBR 129 RFX KTM Racing
16 BOGERS Brian 189 NDL 104 Team HRC – MXGP
17 SEARLE Tommy 100 GBR 103 Bike It DRT Kawasaki
18 LUPINO Alessandro 77 ITA 103 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
19 LEOK Tanel 7 EST 92 A1M Husqvarna
20 TIXIER Jordi 911 FRA 81 Team VHR KTM Racing
21 PATUREL Benoit 6 FRA 65 Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
22 HERLINGS Jeffrey 84 NDL 57 Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
23 BRYLYAKOV Vsevolod 18 RUS 44 JWR Yamaha Racing
24 STRIJBOS Kevin 22 BEL 43 JWR Yamaha Racing
25 GOLE Anton 297 SWE 30 iFly JK Racing
26 PETROV Petar 152 BUL 24 Team Honda Red Moto
27 BUTRON Jose 17 SPA 18 JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team
28 BERNARDINI Samuele 321 ITA 15 Ghidinelli Racing Team
29 GUILLOD Valentin 92 SWI 14 Standing Construct KTM
30 VAN DER MIERDEN Sven 94 NDL 13 Wildcard Rider

Photos: Honda Racing Corporation

After a successful debut as part of the event in Boise in 2018, the Harley-Davidson Hooligan Racing flat track qualifier will move to a standalone event tonight (local time), in Industry Hills, California. The Hooligan qualifying race will be a class in the Born-Free Stampede, which is a preview to the weekend’s custom motorcycle show.

Similar to Harley Hooligan Racing at X Games Minneapolis, the Stampede event will take place on a flat track course at Industry Racing at Industry Hills Expo Center. More than 100 riders from across the country will be invited, spanning all ability levels. The top 48 qualifiers will receive an invite to X Games Minneapolis 2019.

Harley Hooligan racing provides an opportunity for interested amateur riders to compete in Flat Track. Participation in the sport is easily attainable for just about every motorcycle enthusiast, given the ability to race using low-cost, garage-built motorcycles, specifically twin cylinder motors with over 750cc capacity, and no front brakes. Harley Hooligan racing encourages participation over competition and gives even novice racers the chance to experience the thrill of Flat Track racing.

Photo: ESPN Images

Toni Bou and Takahisa Fujinami, leader and third place in the TrialGP World Championship, will this weekend dispute the Dutch TrialGP in Zelhem, some 40 years after the sole occasion that the top flight competition was held in the Netherlands.

The Trial World Championship has a date with history this weekend in Zelhem. On the one and only occasion that the Trial World Championship was held in Holland, none of the riders active today had even been born. This coming Saturday and Sunday, the Dutch TrialGP hosts a world championship event for the first time in four decades, after the previous one which took place in Norg and was won by Ulf Karlson aboard a Montesa.

Zelhem is a small town of 11,000 inhabitants in the northeast of Holland, about 150 kilometres from the capital of the country, Amsterdam. The trial will consist of two fifteen-section laps on a course of just one kilometre.

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Repsol Honda Team arrive in Holland on cracking form after the double podiums picked up in Japan. Toni Bou is firmly established at the top of the championship leader board after wins in the three trials disputed so far (Italy and two in Japan) and is confident of extending the positive streak of results. The Repsol Honda Team rider has 60 points, 11 more than the nearest second place rider in the overall standings, Adam Raga. Third in the table lies Takahisa Fujinami. Bou’s Repsol Honda Team partner has amassed 40 points and has a five-point margin over the fourth placed rival.

The Dutch TrialGP qualification will take place on Saturday 22nd at 15:30 with the main event on Sunday 23rd kicking off at 09:00. The prize-giving podium is scheduled for 15:45 p.m.

Toni Bou

STANDINGS: 1st POINTS: 60

After the Japanese Grand Prix, where everything went really well, we now return to Europe to compete in Holland, where we have never been before. We hope that the trial will have a world championship level and I hope we can get a good result. We are very happy and highly-motivated too and we will look to continue the successes achieved so far.

Takahisa Fujinami

STANDINGS: 3rd POINTS: 40

I am very enthusiastic and motivated to get back on the bike for these two consecutive world championship trials. The results in Japan have really charged my batteries up and I’ll try to keep on this track. In Holland, as it’s a new place, nobody has an advantage, so hopefully I’ll be able to get a good result.

Rider Standings

Pos. Rider Num Nation Points Team Constructor
1 BOU Toni 1 SPA 60 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
2 RAGA Adam 67 SPA 49 TRRS Factory Team TRRS
3 FUJINAMI Takahisa 6 JPN 40 Repsol Honda Team Montesa
4 FAJARDO Jeroni 2 SPA 35 Gas Gas Gas Gas
5 DABILL James 22 GBR 33 Beta Factory Racing Beta
6 BUSTO Jaime 69 SPA 29 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
7 KADLEC Franz 66 GER 28 TRRS Factory Team TRRS
8 GELABERT Miquel 9 SPA 24 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
9 BINCAZ Benoit 73 FRA 23 Beta Factory Racing Beta
10 CASALES Jorge 33 SPA 22 Vertigo Factory Team Vertigo
11 PRICE Jack 34 GBR 17 Gas Gas Gas Gas
12 PEACE Dan 38 GBR 9 Sherco Factory Team Sherco
13 KUROYAMA Kenichi 98 JPN 7 Yamaha Racing Yamaha
14 NOGUERA Oriol 13 SPA 6 Team Jotagas JTG
15 FARRE Arnau 19 SPA 4 Team Jotagas JTG
16 NOZAKI Fumitaka 99 JPN 3 Yamaha Racing Yamaha
17 OGAWA Tomoyuki 97 JPN 3 Honda Honda
18 RIVA  Andrea 96 ITA 1 TRRS Factory Team TRRS

Photos: Honda Racing Corporation

Kawasaki NZ have released their new KX and KLX off-road bikes for 2020, including a very thoroughly updated KX250, as well as all-new KLX230, KLX230R, and KLX300R models.

Kawasaki’s new MX2 bike, the 2020 KX250, is being hailed as ‘the most powerful’ to date, featuring a revised bore and stroke for high RPM engine characteristics, as well as a new finger-follower valve train designed by Kawasaki’s World Superbike engineers, aimed at enabling a higher rev limit, and working in tandem with more aggressive cam profiles for harder-hitting power. The chassis has been slimmed down, constructed from lightweight forged, extruded, and cast parts to enable light and nimble handling. Optimized rigidity and a new front engine mount contribute to smoother rear suspension performance, as well as maximum forward drive from the rear wheel. The bike also features ‘Ergo-Fit’, with four-way adjustable handlebar positioning, and two footpeg positions, to allow riders to set up their bike to fit their individual ergonomic requirements.

The 2020 Kawasaki KX250 features new suspension front and rear, with larger 48mm diameter coil-spring KYB forks, and a Uni-Trak / KYB rear shock. The forks have been fitted with large 25mm damping pistons to provide smooth action and firm damping, with improved action at the initial part of the stroke. The rear shock offers dual compression adjustability (high-speed and low-speed damping) to soak up all manner of bumps and ruts.

The brakes have been beefed up too, with a 270mm semi-floating front disc clamped by a dual-piston caliper, fitted with new brake pad materials to offer solid control, while the rear is a larger (than 2019)  250mm petal disc and lightweight master cylinder to give even better rear-end stopping power.

All-new for the trails and adventuring, the 2020 KLX range features bikes to suit all ages and skill levels. The KLX230 is road-legal, featuring responsive power from the 223cc fuel-injected, air-cooled single cylinder. Tuned for low-to-mid range power, the SOHC motor is compact and lightweight and requires low maintenance. It includes an electric start button, allowing for hassle-free performance regardless of altitude or air temperature. The dual-purpose bike also features a large 60/55W headlamp, providing excellent illumination at night or in low-light conditions, as well as an easy-to-read LCD screen displaying all-digital instrumentation.

The KLX230 is built on a rugged chassis, with an all-new compact frame, short wheelbase, and low seat height to allow great handling and confident trail riding to suit a wide range of riders. The long-travel 37mm front forks and Uni-Trak rear shock contribute to a comfortable ride whether on bumpy streets or rough trails. Braking is provided by the 270mm front and 240mm rear petal discs, fitted with Kawasaki’s first dual-purpose ABS system, developed with Bosch. The ABS system provides excellent stopping performance on low-friction surfaces, and offers reassurance to both new and experienced riders. The full-size 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels allow for easy and confident riding over any terrain.

The off-road only KLX230R and KLX300R models take the performance to the dirt, with the KLX230R technically showing the same stats at the road-legal version, but tuned to allow extremely confident and exceptionally balanced trail handling. The KLX300R features a 292cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine, delivering crisp response, quick-revving power, and strong low-end torque. Built tough for enhanced reliability, the engine is desinged for many long hours on the trails. Bridging the gap between a ‘weekend play bike’ and a full race bike, the KLX300R is fitted with an electric starter for hassle-free riding. It is also fitted with a smooth-shifting transmission and a short final-drive gearing to compliment the engines low-to-mid range focus, allowing riders to maintain momentum when navigating technical off-road trails.

Suspension is taken care of with 43mm inverted front forks, fitted with lower spring rate internals to allow damping to work over a wider stroke range. The Uni-Trak rear shock features full adjustability to allow riders to tune for a range of different styles and terrains preferences. The lightweight and slim chassis is designed to allow riders to grip the bike better for increased control, while the KX-inspired seat design offers great freedom of movemtent for any type of off-road riding. The full-size 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheels are slowed by a 270mm petal disc and dual-piston caliper up front and 240mm petal disc at the rear.

The 2020 KLX300R also features Kawasaki’s ‘Ergo-Fit’ adjustable handlebar and footpeg positioning for increased rider comfort.

Photos: Kawasaki Media