Pro Circuit Racing Around the Globe

May 3, 2012 12:55pm
Pro Circuit earned its second win in a row this past weekend at the GP of Italy in Fermo, the third round of the 2012 FIM World Motocross Championship. Christophe Pourcel finished first in moto one, and second in moto two, giving the Frenchman the overall win in MX1. Pourcel is only ten points out of second, and 27 points out of the lead in the MX1 World Championship point standings. 

Coming off an MX2 overall win last weekend at the GP of Bulgaria in Sevlievo, Tommy Searle started the weekend in Italy strong by winning his qualifying race. In race one, he was collected in a first turn crash that left him unable to finish the moto. He was hoping to rebound in the second moto, and went to the gate looking for a moto victory. After colliding with Jeffrey Herlings down the start straight, he remounted at the back of the pack. He was fired up and proceeded to put on one of the best rides of his life as he charged from the back of the pack all the way to the second-place spot. After the DNF in moto one, and the redeeming ride in moto two, he carded a ninth overall for the weekend. He is currently five points out of second, and 35 points out of the lead in the MX2 World Championship point standings.

Joel Roelants took a tumble in the first MX1 moto, and suffered from a concussion as a result. He was unable to finish the first moto, and his injury prevented him from competing in the second moto. We all hope Joel has a speedy recovery!

The 2012 FIM World Motocross Championship will take a week off before heading to the fourth round of the series, which will be held May 13 at the GP of Mexico in Guadalajara. Good luck to the Pro Circuit crew!

Monster Energy Supercross stormed into Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City this past Saturday. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer snatched up another podium finish, and is currently fifth overall in the Supercross Class point standings.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Broc Tickle finished sixth in the Supercross Class. This is his best finish in the class thus far, and he’s looking to step it up even more this Saturday at the Las Vegas finale. He is currently tenth in the Supercross Class point standings. 

Monster Energy Supercross now heads to Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas for the final round of the series. The finale will also play host to the much-hyped Dave Coombs Sr. Memorial East/West Shootout, where the top-20 riders from both East Coast Lites and West Coast Lites will go head-to-head in the ultimate Supercross Lites battle. Good luck to all Pro Circuit riders!