This weekend’s Supercross in Atlanta, GA, tested out the Triple Crown format for the second time this season. The format favors those who consistently pull strong starts – not always one of Eli Tomac’s best qualities. Tomac progressed through the night with 5-3-2 finishes taking third on the night. He is now 5th overall in season points.
Cooper Webb ended up 6th overall on the night. His first Main event was a bit rocky finishing 14th – but his 2nd and 3rd Main Events were some of his best races to date, hitting the podium in 2nd and 3rd respectively.
It was another great night for Austin Forkner – even though he did not win any one of the three main events, Forkner still came away from the event with the 250SXE overall win with 4-2-3 Main Event finishes. Forkner now sits 2nd overall in the series points chase, only two points out of first place.
Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda! Martin Davalos had one of those nights he would like to soon forget. He led Main Events 1 and 3 but threw away the lead in both… but he did win Main Event 2. His 8-1-16 finishes netted him an 8th overall on the night.
The Atlanta SX started out good for Dylan Ferrandis as he had the fastest Qualifying time, then finished 2nd in Main #1, but in Main #2 it all went sideways for Ferrandis when he caught a tuff block – flying off a triple jump and demolishing his bike. He also came away with a broken arm, a few chipped teeth and possible jaw damage. Ferrandis is now on his way back to France for a full check-up.
The start of the MXGP season was this weekend in Patagonia, Argentina, and two of Bell Helmets’ riders posted solid finishes. Evgeny Bobryshev finished 9th and Julien Lieber (above) finished 12th in the MXGP class. The MXGP series moves back to Europe March 17-18 to the Circuit of Valkenswaard in the Netherlands.
With the opening round of American Flat Track just over a week away, You will find the top riders, like Bell’s Jared Mees, tuning up both their bikes and bodies at other local events – like the Oglethorpe Speedway in Georgia and the Volusia Speedway in Florida. Round one of AFT is Thursday, March 15, inside the Daytona International Speedway.
It was another Bell Helmets Moto-9 Flex sweep at this weekend’s Big6 Grand Prix. Brandy Richards won the WCGP Women's Pro class, followed by Tarah Gieger and Kacy Martinez Coy.
Round Four of the FIM SuperEnduro took place this weekend in Bilbao, Spain, and Cody Webb not only added to his airline mileage, but took home the 3rd overall spot with 1-1-8 moto finishes. A couple of freak crashes in the third moto kept Webb from taking the overall win. Good news, though, Webb is still in the points lead and will sport the red plate going into Round Five in Sweden at the end of this month.
We are only five days away from the start of the Ricky Carmichael Amateur Supercross. The RCSX is part of Daytona Bike Week and allows the country’s top Amateur racers to test their skills on the famous Daytona Supercross track.
Bell Helmets returns as the official helmet of the Ricky Carmichael Daytona Amateur Supercross and will once again provide a $100 gift certificate to every Holeshot artist. We look forward to seeing everyone inside the Daytona Speedway March 11 and 12.
The Moto-9 Flex is the most advanced helmet we've ever made, designed to manage linear and rotational energy to the head in certain low, mid, and high-speed impacts. The Moto-9 Flex is quickly setting a new level for rider protection in motocross and off-road racing.
Since its introduction back in 1967, the Bell Star has long represented the standard in head protection. Revered as the first full-face helmet on the market, the Bell Star inspired an industry to pursue the science of head protection. That obsession with helmet innovation continues today. See the video below…