Monday Kickstart

The Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship took a well-deserved break this weekend to recover after an exciting Unadilla race last weekend, but there is always something cooking in the motocross world, even when AMA racing is vacationing. In MXGP action, KTM had a big weekend, as both Tony Cairoli and Ken Roczen took wins in their respective classes at the GP of Great Britain.
(photos courtesy of Youthstream)

Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing Ken Roczen snatched up his eighth GP victory of the season and he opened his points lead on second place Jeff Herlings to 43 points. He easily took the overall with 1-1 finishes at Matterley Basin in Great Britain. The young German is now in striking distance of wrapping up his first MX2 title a round early in front of his home crowd in Gaildorf, Germany.
Red Bull Teka KTM Factory Racing Ken Roczen snatched up his eighth GP victory of the season and he opened his points lead on second place Jeff Herlings to 43 points. He easily took the overall with 1-1 finishes at Matterley Basin in Great Britain. The young German is now in striking distance of wrapping up his first MX2 title a round early in front of his home crowd in Gaildorf, Germany.
Antonio Cairoli scored his fifth win of the season this weekend at the GP of Germany, and is damn close to wrapping up another MX1 title. His 3-1 finishes were enough to capture the overall win from Christophe Pourcel, who went 1-3. A crash in the second moto kept Pourcel from grabbing his first race win in 2011.
Antonio Cairoli scored his fifth win of the season this weekend at the GP of Germany, and is damn close to wrapping up another MX1 title. His 3-1 finishes were enough to capture the overall win from Christophe Pourcel, who went 1-3. A crash in the second moto kept Pourcel from grabbing his first race win in 2011.
The second MX1 moto was red flagged after Tanel Leok and Billy Mackenzie crashed fighting for the sixth position. Leok landed on Mackenzie's back wheel, sending both into the dirt. Reportedly, neither one was seriously injured in the crash.
The second MX1 moto was red flagged after Tanel Leok and Billy Mackenzie crashed fighting for the sixth position. Leok landed on Mackenzie's back wheel, sending both into the dirt. Reportedly, neither one was seriously injured in the crash.
Frenchman Christophe Pourcel finally returned to form this weekend in Britain, and would've likely took the overall win if he hadn't cased a jump and crashed in the second moto. He won the first moto ahead of Steven Frossard and Antonio Cairoli, and still managed to salvage third in the second, but Cairoli's win the in the second moto sealed the overall for the Italian ahead of Pourcel.
Frenchman Christophe Pourcel finally returned to form this weekend in Britain, and would've likely took the overall win if he hadn't cased a jump and crashed in the second moto. He won the first moto ahead of Steven Frossard and Antonio Cairoli, and still managed to salvage third in the second, but Cairoli's win the in the second moto sealed the overall for the Italian ahead of Pourcel.

The final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship is inching closer and closer, which means more and more riders are spending time at Pala Raceway to prepare. Jordan was there this past Wednesday and caught some video. Check it out…

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The legendary veteran, Doug Dubach, is now extending his vast riding knowledge to the general public and TWMX’s own Jordan Powell has taken the opportunity to be a student of the DR.D Riding School. If you have ever considered a riding school, we highly recommend it. But if you don’t want to take our word for it, check out the video…

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Now that things have calmed down a bit following X Games, the Metal Mulisha threw a pool party at Brian Deegan’s house (aka the Mulisha Compound) to celebrate their success in this year’s X Games where Deegan won gold in Rally, Jacko Strong won gold in Best Trick, Taka Higashino took home bronze in Best Trick, Ronnie Faisst nabbed bronze in Speed and Style, and Todd Potter took home silver in Best Whip. Check out some of the photos below. It was definitely a good one!

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Last week, Spy Optics held its first annual Friday Night Lights Ride Day at Perris Raceway where the general public was given the chance to try out the all-new Whip goggle. There was also an open whip contest, which was won by soon-to-turn-pro Chris Plouffe. Watch the video below to see how it all went down.