Motocross Flash News

Soubeyras in the title race

Cédric Soubeyras is competing this year in the German Masters ADAC motocross championship with Team KTM Sarholz. He was still a comfortable leader until an unfortunate collision with the equally fast Valentin Teillet in the last event and thus lost his leadership to Markus Schiffer.

Cédric recovered this weekend by scoring big in the 2 races of the day despite having fouled twice in the first round. He is now in 3rd place in the provisional 5 small points behind the leader and this one test before the end! It goes without saying that the final scheduled for September 24-25 will be played at loggerheads! We encourage him all to go for this title, which a Frenchy would win for the first time!

Roelants replaces Desalle for the Nations

Joel Roelants will replace Clément Desalle in the Belgian team at the next Motocross des Nations. Roelants will be riding open on a KTM 350F. He will team up with Jeremy van Horebeek (MX2) and Kevin Strijbos (MX1).

Marvin Musquin at the Monster Cup

Marvin Musquin will participate in the Monster Energy Cup on October 15th in Las Vegas. He thus joins the list of drivers already entered: James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Chad Reed, Kevin Windham, Jake Weimer, Tyler Bowers, Brett Metcalfe, Dean Wilson, Justin Barcia, Michael Byrne, Ivan Tedesco, Nick Wey, Cole Seely, Wil Hahn, Josh Hansen, Mike Alessi, Andrew Short, Greg Aranda.

Marvin Musquin: “I’m really happy to participate in the Monster Energy Cup. It should be a fun race where I will be riding my 350 KTM. I can’t wait to see the circuit which is from what I’ve been told a mixed SX / MX. My goal is to have fun and gain experience facing the big guys in the category in order to prepare for the next few years. ”

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Victorious debut for Xavier Boog in Supercross

A week after his Supermotard experience at Mettet, Xavier Boog lined up this weekend in the European Supercross Championship. A first crowned with success, as Xavier won in both evenings of the Marseille Supercross.

For all French riders, Supercross is part of their culture and even those who rarely line up in competition practice this discipline in training. Thus Xavier, who has not participated in a Supercross since 2005, rides regularly on SX tracks, a complementary discipline to Motocross. It was therefore with a certain amount of baggage that Xavier arrived in Marseille, where the second round of the European Championship was held. Quickly making his mark with the Phocaean track, he won in the semi-finals on the first evening, then finished second to Soubeyras then Ramette in the two finals of the evening. The overall winner, he would do even better the next day by winning against Cédric Soubeyras, the championship leader; Runner-up to the latter in the first final, Xavier won in the second and therefore left Marseille with a superb record. Three times second and once winner, he won this Supercross and could soon repeat the experience. But for now, testing will soon be on the Alsatian’s program, along with engineers from the plant and his new teammate Gautier Paulin.

Xavier Boog: “The track was ultimately bigger and more technical than I expected, and I really don’t regret the experience! Dominique, my mechanic, quickly adapted the 450 KXF with which I had driven in Mettet to Supercross, and I had been able to run twice on SX tracks in the South before arriving in Marseille. I felt more and more comfortable with the practice sessions and the races, just enough time to pick up the pace. On Friday I took the lead in the first final, before Soubeyras overtook me and won; in the second final I started fourth and came back second, and won over both sets. On Saturday night I did better, and in the first final I played for victory with Soubeyras until the finish; he wins, but I take my revenge in the second final after a good fight with Coulon. I had a lot of fun, and it feels good to win! I still have the Strasbourg SX on my calendar, and it doesn’t say that I won’t do a few more.

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Motocross Basics – For Beginners

It’s crucial that you learn of the mentioned basics if you are be true motocross drivers. Carefully read our suggestions and remember, training is everything.

Body Positioning

Each technique section has a full description of the proper body position that a rider should use such as: how to position your body around a corner, the basic attack position, how jumps affect your body position, when to sit and stand, how to get used to accelerating while standing, and how to use body positioning to allow for maximum drive out of the starting gate. Body positioning is covered for cornering, jumping, whoops, holeshot, passing, and all types of terrain.

Braking Techniques

One thing you must learn to do properly when riding motocross is use the front and back brakes. Of course, the brakes are used for stopping the bike, but they are also a primary part of many other skills like cornering, jumping, and the whoops. Braking is the main source of control for a new rider, and if you do it the right way it can even help you win a race! This section will show you the ins and outs of both the front and back brakes.

Conditions & Terrain

Each section covers how to handle all types of tracks and conditions including mud, sand, hardpack, marbley, and many more, but we’ve also compiled this general list of just about every type of terrain or condition you will ever encounter. Here you’ll find descriptions and tons of tips (including bike setup tips) on how to handle all different types of track environments and obstacles.

Cornering Techniques

Cornering for beginners completely covers the basics of cornering. You’ll learn exactly how, when, and where to corner. We’ll show you the right times to stand up, sit down, stick your leg out, brake, accelerate, and lean the bike in a corner. Plus, we will cover some techniques for recovering from unexpected obstacles and mistakes made while cornering.

Holeshot Secrets

Everyone wants to be in the top spot around that first corner, and with these tricks it can very possibly be you! We’ll cover everything you need to know such as; how the starting gate operates, how to pick your line, gear selection, how the card works, and what to expect at the start of each race. We’ll even tell you how to get the first pick on the gate in your first moto.

How to Begin Racing

Although motocross is rapidly gaining great popularity, it is still sort of an underground sport which can seem tough to get into. For instance, you can look up “motocross tracks” in your local yellow pages and you probably won’t find any listings at all. If you are just getting into the world of motocross you probably have a lot of questions that you may not have the answers to. Here we’ll let you in on everything you’ve wanted to know, but had nobody to ask, about the sport. Know how to score a moto-style race? Find out here. Want to learn how to properly mix oil and gasoline? We’ll tell you how in this section, plus tons of other stuff and we also have rider e-mail support. So if you have any further questions we are at your finger tips.

Jumping Techniques

Jumping on your dirtbike can be one of the most amazing things about riding. It is a feeling unlike any other, and if done properly and safely it can help you win a race. It is best to practice jumping quite a bit before ever trying it out in a race. You can start small, and we recommend attempting some singles before moving up in difficulty, but don’t be afraid to take a risk. If you don’t push yourself to go higher and farther then you probably never will. There are several different types of jumps that you will have to tackle at the track and each has its own techniques. Here you will find descriptions of the common jumps you will run into and our tips on how to clear them. Plus, we show you the absolute fastest way to improve your jumping skills and how to correct any mid air mistakes.

Passing Techniques

At some point in every race there will come a time when you want to pass another rider. Even if you are in the lead from the very beginning of the race, there may be lappers that you have to pass. Passing can be a difficult skill to master since it requires close contact with another rider, so use caution, but don’t be afraid to be aggressive. You will never win a race by following the guy in front of you! We’ll show you how to be aggressive without being reckless and also how to tackle some of the harder passing techniques such as passing in corners, passing while jumping, and passing in the whoops.

Practice & Training

Without the proper practice and training even the best riders get out of shape and lose their edge. If you are a beginner it is especially important to get comfortable on your bike and on the track before you can take the win in a race. We show you how to train and prepare yourself for your first race, your last race, and all the races in between. Here we also show you practicing techniques that will make you fast as quickly as possible.

Throttle Control

Each riding technique from cornering to whoops has different tricks to throttle control such as: how to accelerate out of the starting gate, how to accelerate over jumps, and what to do when you get into trouble in the air. You’ll find these tips and a ton more in each individual section.

Tackling Whoops

When learning to race, one of the most challenging things to master is whoops, and that is just what they are designed to be. Whoops are simply a series of large or small bumps in the track. They are the “sandtrap” of motocross, specifically placed in the course to break a riders speed and momentum, and add technical difficulty to the terrain. There are several types of whoops and many ways to go about handling them. In this section we show you what to expect, the safest way to navigate through these tricky sections and of course the fastest.

Shifting Techniques

Our Beginner Basics section covers the basics on how to shift from where the shift lever is to actually changing gears and getting moving. In the Speed Shifting section, you’ll learn what speed shifting is, how to do it, and we will take you step by step to work your way up to this technique in the fastest and safest manner.

Your First Race

You’ve studied, trained, and practiced, now it’s time for your first race. This section will show you exactly what to expect at the track, and what to do from the time you enter the track gates to the time your races end. This section will cover arriving at the track, sign in, track courtesy, track rules, racing safety, what the flags mean and what flaggers do, how to spend time before practice, how practice works, riders meeting, how the starting gate works, scoring, and a whole lot more. A lot of new racers don’t have any idea what to expect when they venture out to a race for the first time, but you won’t have to worry since you will already know.

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About Motocross Gear

New Safety Features Motocross Gear

Fall is finally over and the trees are now bare as winter is finally hitting upon us. As soon as the winter season starts, you’ve got to make sure that your adventure is completely equipped with motocross gear items you will need to resist against the chilly dry winds. And amongst this motocross riding gear is the most important piecing of them all, thor motocross gear. A lot of men don’t worry too much about getting some high quality gear for the winter. Most of them have been using the same used motocross gear for many years. If you’re one of these people, you need to start doing some serious shopping for fox motocross gear.

Tradeoff of Cheap Motocross Gear

There are a lot of types of cheap motocross gear. You can get lot of different types of discount motocross gear inexpensive substitute to the other much long lasting motocross protective gear and it will only last over two seasons. Then again, it is not as efficient in severe conditions. They are usually for beginners and amateur. Silk lined motocross gear bags are rather a more fashionable as the material is thinner than providing a slimmer appearance.

Give Safety to you Kids by Kids Motocross Gear

Kids motocross gear is perfect for kids in those mornings when the windscreen and the windows of the car have a layer of thick ice and snow. You can easily chill off the ice with fun mood with your monster energy motocross gear and be comfy in with the steering wheel in your hand gripped nicely. The advantage of alpinestars motocross gear in these circumstances is they are planned with aeration pockets and holes to control the heat. So your hands won’t feel overheated and neither would they feel cold. This motocross gear for kids will make sure your hands will remain the proper temperature.

Get More Secure by Using Youth Motocross Gear

The most suitable kind of gear for young would be plain high quality youth motocross gear. Extravagant motocross racing gear is distinguished by the width of their lining and by the superiority of the surface fabric. Any gear motocross that declares to be a high quality luxury must be made from better-quality and have a different design as compared to other cheaper gear. Make sure to take extra care of your high quality motocross gear as they’re expensive and would last longer if you would take their proper care. Wash your gear at least once a season so that they appear clean. Wash them by using a good quality soap and cold water. Don’t wring them out or squeeze them as this will ruin their shape. Just place motocross riding gear on a dry place with room temperature and let them dry for about a day. Once they’re completely dry, lather with a good leather conditioner for extra care.

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