Made2Race / M2R Helmets Race Report

June 6, 2006 6:56am

FIM MX World Championship - GP of Bulgaria - Sevlievo
MX1 Class Report
To no one's surprise Stefan Everts extended his championship lead to 91 points, with 1-1 moto scores in Sevelievo over series rivals Kevin Strijbos and fellow Belgian Steve Ramon.

Avis close to his first top five position in the MX1 class in Bulgaria
M2R Helmets / Made2Race Clothing Wyatt Avis's Personal Race Report, from

The Sarholz KTM rider Wyatt Avis rode a strong Bulgarian Grand Prix last Sunday in Sevlievo. In the first moto he scored his best result of the year with a sixth position. In the second moto the South African crashed in the early going of the moto and had to come back trough the field to finally finish in 14th position. With these two consistent finishes he finished ninth overall at the end of the day.

On the beautiful Sevlievo circuit everything went well for Avis on Saturday. After a 24th and 22nd position in the free practice sessions he putted a fast lap together in time practice which was good enough for 16th position.

First moto:
The start of the first moto was not that well but in the first lap he could pass several riders and at the end of the first lap he came by start/finish in eight position. Wyatt rode a good pace in the beginning of the moto and could work himself up into sixth position. Avis managed to stay in this position till the end of the moto and scored his best result of his MX1 career with a 6th position.

Second moto:
Just after the first moto it started to rain in Bulgaria and when the gate dropped in the second moto the track was really wet and muddy. Wyatt’s second moto didn’t started that well because he crashed in the beginning of the moto and dropped back from 16th to 28th position. It didn’t took him so long to ride himself back into the points and in the middle of the race he had already worked himself up into 16th position. Avis kept the pace as high as possible and could pass another two riders in the closing stages of the moto to finally cross the line in 14th position.

After the Grand Prix in Bulgaria Wyatt sits in 18th position in the World Championship Standings. The Next Grand Prix will be held next weekend in Montevarchi, Italy.

FIM MX World Championship - GP of Bulgaria - Sevlievo MX1 - MOTO 1 
1. Stefan Everts BEL (Yam)
2. Kevin Strijbos BEL (Suz)
3. Steve Ramon BEL (Suz)
4. Brian Jorgensen DEN (Hon)
5. Pascal Leuret FRA (Hon)
6. Wyatt Avis RSA (M2R Helmets / Made2Race Clothing / KTM)
7. Ken de Dycker BEL (Hon)
8. Julien Bill SUI (Yam)
9. Tanel Leok EST (M2R Helmets / Kaw)
10. Francisco Garcia Vico SPA (Hon)

11. Gordon Crockard IRL (Hon)
12. Clement DeSalle BEL (Suz)
13. Marvin van Daele BEL (Hon)
14. Manuel Priem BEL (Yam)
15. Claudio Federici ITA (Kaw)
16. Antti Pyrhonen FIN (TM)
17. Alex Salvini ITA (Suz)
18. Bas Verhoeven NED (Kaw)
19. Danny Theybers BEL (Suz)
20. Lauris Freibergs LAT (Suz)

FIM MX World Championship - GP of Bulgaria - Sevlievo MX1 - MOTO 2 
1. Stefan Everts BEL (Yam)
2. Kevin Strijbos BEL (Suz)
3. Steve Ramon BEL (Suz)
4. Tanel Leok EST (M2R Helmets / Kaw)
5. Brian Jorgensen DEN (Hon)
6. Ken de Dycker BEL (Hon)
7. Pascal Leuret FRA (Hon)
8. Francisco Garcia Vico SPA (Hon)
9. Marvin van Daele BEL (Hon)
10. Alex Salvini ITA (Suz)

11. Claudio Federici ITA (Kaw)
12. Clement DeSalle BEL (Suz)
13. Antti Pyrhonen FIN (TM)
14. Wyatt Avis RSA (M2R Helmets / Made2Race Clothing / KTM)
15. Bas Verhoeven NED (Kaw)
16. Lauris Freibergs LAT (Suz)
17. Gordon Crockard ITL (Hon)
18. Aigars Bobkovs LAT (Hon)
19. James Noble GBR (Hon)
20. Marcus Norlen SWE (Suz)

FIM MX World Championship - GP of Bulgaria - Sevlievo MX1 - OVERALL 
1.Stefan Everts (Bel) 50,
2.Kevin Strijbos (Bel) 44,
3.Steve Ramon (Bel) 40,
4.Brian Jorgensen (Den) 34,

5.Tanel Leok EST (M2R Helmets / Kaw)

6.Pascal Leuret (Fra) 30,
7.Ken De Dijcker (Bel) 29,
8.Vico Garcia (Spa) 24,
9.Wyatt Avis RSA (M2R Helmets / Made2Race Clothing / KTM)
10.Marvin Van Daele (Bel) 20

06.05.06 - Monday Conversation with M2R Helmets' Brett Metcalfe
M2R Helmets / Yamaha of Troy's Brett Metcalfe raced an invitational warm-up race this past weekend in Southwick, MA, dominating all four of his motos.

06.05.06 - Injury Report
M2R Helmets / Yamaha of Troy's Branden Jesseman was on his way to a great comeback year, after nearly fallling completely out of the moto-industry radar the previous 2 years. But a recent crash somewhat ended his comeback plan as he once again broke his wrist that has plagued him in the past.

M2R Helmets / MotoXXX's Estonian import Juss Lansoo crashed out of the first round of the AMA Motocross Nationals at Hangtown, hurting his back as a result. Although Juss had the intention of riding at round 2 in Mt. Morris, PA, the pain was too much and it was decided it would be best for him to sit out, hopefully making it back by the next round in Southwick.


06.04.06 - Canadian National MX Championships- Round 2 Gopher Dunes

1. Dusty Klatt 1-1
2. John Dowd 4-2
3. Jean Sebastien Roy 2-4
4. Kyle Keast 5-3
5. Blair Morgan 3-7
6. Gavin Gracyk 7-5
7. Simon Homans 8-8
8. Ryan Lockhart 6-15

9. Andy Mathieu 12-11
10. Chad Charbonneau 10-13
11. Colt Facciotti 16-9
12. Darcy Lange 31-6
13. Kevin Johnson 17-10
14. Trever Hall 14-16
15. Chuck Mesley 11-19 

1. Kyle Chisholm 1-1
2. Matt Barner - M2R Helmets 3-3
3. Ryan Gauld 5-2
4. Michael Willard - M2R Helmets/KTM Canada 7-4
5. Pierce Chamberlain 4-7
6. Tyler Medaglia 11-5
7. Jay Burke 8-9
8. Iain Hayden 6-12
 9. Nick Evennou 2-29
10. Marc-Antoine Genereux 10-15
11. Kaven Gregoire 12-14
12. Johnny Motes - M2R Helmets DNF-6
13. Trevor Monks DNF-8
14. Neil Farlow 13-17
15. Nathaniel Bosum 9-27


06.03.06 - AMA Supermoto Championship - Round 2 - Road America, WI
MX1 Class Report

AMA Supermoto Championship - Round 2 - Supermoto Class 
1 Jeff Ward
2 Mark Burkhart
3 Doug A. Henry
4 Christopher S. Fillmore
5 Troy Herfoss - M2R Helmets / Hus
6 Kurt Nicoll - M2R Helmets / Red Bull KTM
7 Micky M. Dymond
8 Josh W. Chisum
9 Steve Drew
10 Henry W. Wiles

11 Vincent M. Guisande
12 Travis C. Marks
13 Travis F. Ellis
14 Matt W. Burton
15 Alex McElyea
16 Glen jr Schnabel
17 David Arnold
18 Steve J. Marty
19 Michelle Disalvo
20 Jesse L. George

06.03.06 - Speedway British Grand Prix at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium

Australian Jason Crump has again snatched the major prize by winning the British Grand Prix at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in front of 40,000 spectators and a world-wide television audience.

As the night unfolded, the battle of the titans saw several of the leading contenders failing to make an impression in the heats and semi finals and forced to watch the final from the sidelines.

And what a final it was.  American Greg Hancock took the early lead and looked set to record his first Grand Prix victory in over two years before falling on lap two, and excluded from the re-run for being the cause of the race stoppage.

And in the re-run, it was Crump who took full advantage of the second chance as he scorched to victory ahead of Sweden’s Andreas Jonsson and 24 year-old Polish sensation Jaroslaw Hampel.

For Crump, this was his third Grand Prix victory this year out of a possible four as he extended his lead in the championship to 34 points over Greg Hancock who has moved into second place overall ahead of Dane Nicki Pedersen who notched up only four points on the night.

After my poor result at Cardiff last year, luck was on my side this year to get the result I got.  I have always wanted to win here at the Millennium Stadium and to win it with many of my sponsors present makes it even better.” said the 15-times Grand Prix winner.

Things are looking good at this stage, but there are six more rounds to go and one or two bad GP’s can change all of that.  I’m just keeping my head down and getting on with the job at hand… and that’s to become World Champion again.”

Round five of the 2006 FIM Speedway World Championship takes place at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday 24 June.

British Grand Prix Result: Jason Crump (M2R Helmets) 25, Andreas Jonsson 20, Jarosolaw Hampel 18, Greg Hancock 16, Bjarne Pedersen 12, Tony Rickardsson 10, Matej Zagar 9, Scott Nicholls 8, Antonio Lindback 8, Tomasz Gollob 7, Leigh Adams 6, Niels-Kristian Iversen 5, Lee Richardson 5, Nicki Pedersen 4, Simon Stead 3, Piotr Protasiewicz 3.