Indian Scout Hooligans back in action at DirtQuake VII this weekend

UNITED KINGDOM (August 16, 2018) – Indian Motorcycle returns to DirtQuake this weekend to race in the Hooligan championship decider as well as giving motorcycling celebrities the chance to show their skills in a Celebrity Hot Lap Challenge aboard the Indian Scout FTR750.

Taking place on August 18 at Arena Essex with support from Indian Motorcycle, DirtQuake VII is the inclusive festival of motorcycling that sees professional and amateur riders, plus celebrities from across the world of motorcycling, race flat track for the fun of it. With rare and unique bikes, family activities and star names, DirtQuake attracts a diverse crowd of motorcycle fans to enjoy a weekend centred on the racing which is the heart of the event. Such is the growing popularity of DirtQuake that, for the second year running, the event is being filmed for broadcast on a major UK television network.

With DirtQuake also playing host to the final round of the Dirt Track Riders Association Hooligan series, the Krazy Horse Race Team will be lining up with the four official Indian Motorcycle supported entries: Leah Tokelove, Chris Hatton, Jonathan Falkman and Lee Kirkpatrick. After a win at the previous round and currently third in the standings, Lee Kirkpatrick will be looking to maintain the winning streak to secure a podium position in the championship results. Leah Tokelove will also be challenging for a podium result following her stunning Hooligan class victory at El Rollo during the Wheels and Waves festival in June.

Indian Motorcycle are also adding extra excitement to the weekend by unleashing the American Flat Track Indian Scout FTR750 for a special Celebrity Hot Lap Challenge. Absolutely dominant in the US championship since 2017, with podium finishes in every 2018 round so far, the FTR750 recently secured a second consecutive manufacturer’s championship for Indian Motorcycle. Riders already confirmed for the challenge are superbike champion Neil Hodgson, former Grand Prix rider and motorsport commentator Steve Parrish, and Jenny Tinmouth who is the fastest women ever at the Isle of Man TT.

Round 4 of the World Enduro Super Series 2018 – Romaniacs Epic Edition 15

Today he had started the day with a 4 mins disadvantage behind Wade Young in the overall race progress – with the ultimate win in his sights. And Manuel Lettenbichler delivered again, as he did throughout this entire race: He won the day and only missed the title by a mere two minutes, ending up with a second place on the podium! His absolutely best result so far.

Wade Young seemed to be holding back a little during the morning while Lettenbichler was charging out of the gates on fire. After the second to last checkpoint Young let it rip and charged forward, regaining time he had lost to Lettenbichler during the morning. His strategy appears to have been to conserve energy in the morning and then go for a final spurt, which granted him the title: the winner of the 2018 Red Bull Romaniacs – Epic Edition 15. In fact, he is now the youngest ever winner of the Red Bull Romaniacs. This level of competition to the second and to the minute has never been seen before. Despite the craziness of the race and the unbelievable level of strain riders and bikes have to go through, it again shows, how much the performance level in this sport has grown.

Final overall result Gold Class after Offroad Day #4:

 

1   Wade Young RSA
2   Manuel Lettenbichler GER
3   Jonathan Walker GBR
4   William Bolt GBR
5   Alfredo Gomez ESP
6   Paul Bolton GBR
7   David Cyprian CZE
8   Blake Gutzeit RSA
9   Mario Roman ESP
10   Philipp Scholz GER

 

 

World Enduro Super Series schedule for 2018

 

–          round 1: Extreme XL Lagares (POR), 11. – 13. May

–          round 2: Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble (AUT), 31. Mai – 3. June

–          round 3: Trèfle Lozérien AMV (FRA), 8. – 10. June

–          round 4: Red Bull Romaniacs (ROM), 24. – 28. July

–          round 5: Red Bull 111 Megawatt (POL), 8. September

–          round 6: Gotland Grand National (SWE), 26. – 27. October

–          round 7: Red Bull Knock Out (NED), 10. November

Final overall result Gold Class after Offroad Day #4:

 

1   Wade Young RSA
2   Manuel Lettenbichler GER
3   Jonathan Walker GBR
4   William Bolt GBR
5   Alfredo Gomez ESP
6   Paul Bolton GBR
7   David Cyprian CZE
8   Blake Gutzeit RSA
9   Mario Roman ESP
10   Philipp Scholz GER

 

 

World Enduro Super Series schedule for 2018

 

–          round 1: Extreme XL Lagares (POR), 11. – 13. May

–          round 2: Erzbergrodeo Red Bull Hare Scramble (AUT), 31. Mai – 3. June

–          round 3: Trèfle Lozérien AMV (FRA), 8. – 10. June

–          round 4: Red Bull Romaniacs (ROM), 24. – 28. July

–          round 5: Red Bull 111 Megawatt (POL), 8. September

–          round 6: Gotland Grand National (SWE), 26. – 27. October

–          round 7: Red Bull Knock Out (NED), 10. November

Calvin Vlaanderen has had a stellar race day at Loket as he wrapped up the MXGP of Czech Republic with a second place overall – and third consecutive podium finish – despite a difficult starting position. With a win in the first moto, a third place in the second race and 45 points overall – the same as the GP winner – the standard bearer of Team HRC in MX2 is now only 13 points shy of fourth place in the standings and 40 points away from the top-three.

Despite the 21st gate pick, Vlaanderen had an excellent start and was fourth as the MX2 field completed the opening lap of the race. After getting the better of Henry Jacobi and Michele Cervellin in the early stages of the moto, the 22-year-old rider from Cape Town put himself on the chase of the leading duo and powered his Honda CRF250RW machine first past Jorge Prado (lap ten) before taking the lead on lap 14 from Thomas Covington. Once at the front, Calvin never looked back and was five seconds ahead of the battle for second place before entering the final lap.

Vlaanderen was in eleventh place entering the first full lap of the second moto, and soon began his charge to the front. By lap six, he was all over Pauls Jonass for third and, after the two swapped positions a couple of times, Calvin lost a little bit of rhythm and ground from the Estonian opponent. Calvin did not give up and by lap 12 he completed the perfect pass on the reigning champion; it was a little bit too late, however for a last go at the overall win, which would have required a second-place finish after Prado edged Covington for first place in the moto.

The MX2 World Championship will return to action in a fortnight’s time (4-5 August) at Lommel in Belgium.

TWO KIWI RIDERS ATTEND YZ65 CUP

The first round of the Yamaha YZ65 cup took place at MX Central alongside the Raymond Terrace
round of the 2018 MX Nationals in Newcastle Australia over the weekend, between 14-15 July.
Yamaha Motor New Zealand was delighted to have two Kiwi riders (Will Harvey and Richard
Spencer) represent New Zealand at the event as well as provide an opportunity for the riders to have
a full bLU cRU experience.

Developed for Yamaha’s newest bLU cRU members, the YZ65 cup experience aims to provide riders
with a money-can’t buy experience of racing in front of a national crowd.
The two Kiwi riders, Will Harvey and Richard Spencer had their throttles wide open in every Moto to
gain a well-deserved overall position in the final cup.

Both Harvey and Spencer were incredibly excited to have an opportunity for the full factory race
experience, being able to pit under the bLU cRU truck awning, with assistance from Yamaha factory
technicians. Another event highlight was attending a bLU cRU BBQ on Saturday evening with the
Yamaha factory teams, an opportunity for autographs and signed merchandise.

The all new YZ65 is fitted with Yamaha’s YPVS system, this feisty two-stroke has heaps of easy-to-use
torque and handling is predictable and assured thanks to tried and tested chassis design and
industry leading KYB suspension.
YZ65 offers all the fun, performance and dependability of Yamaha’s bigger YZs. It’s the first step on a
long journey – a journey that will keep young guns with the bLU cRU and firmly within the
VictorYZone.

Yamaha Motor New Zealand is looking at hosting regional training clinics in the coming months for
riders who have purchased a YZ65 in New Zealand. All YZ65 riders are encouraged to contact their
local Yamaha dealer to register their interest for a locally based training event.

The new DRD Magazine is in stores right now! With all the latest dirt from around Aotearoa!


 

 

We test the brilliant GasGas Motorcycles XC 300, on loan from the good guys at Peninsula Motorcycles, a very cool Aprilia RXV 450 and find out what should be your bike of choice.

 

 

We also preview a few 2019 bikes set to release in the coming months, catch up Natasha Cairns and Rachael Archer, as well as showcase the Kawasaki NZ backed Miniature TTs and interview Jeremy N Emma Whata, who are living and racing in Canada.

 

 

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