Racer X Illustrated has just released its February issue! In it, we announce our 2013 Rider of the Year, look at off-season team changes, and explore Team Hungary's Motocross of Nations adventure. You can also read about Deus Slidetober (an annual surfing-meets-moto event held in Bali) and Nick Wey's journey to the Malcolm Smith Baja Ride with his father. Grab your copy now to check out these and much more. The issue has also been shipped to subscribers and is available for purchase via Apple Newsstand.
This off-season saw very few major team changes or injury rehab periods—the riders were all on fairly even ground. That makes the work put in during this, the least glamorous part of the year, even more important. Page 112.
When did you realize Ryan Villopoto was going to be … well, Ryan Villopoto? We dig into the rise of Racer X’s 2013 Rider of the Year. Page 124.
Deus Slidetober is an annual surfing-meets-moto event held in Bali, Indonesia. This is what surfercross in paradise looks like. Page 132.
The Swedish motorcycle brand Husqvarna was once a giant in the sport. Now, after years under Italian and German control, it’s come to rest with … KTM? We check in to see where the iconic brand may be heading. Page 140.
BACK TO BAJA
When Nick Wey invited his dad to join him on the annual Malcolm Smith Baja Ride, it offered a chance to look back on a life in motorcycle racing, for both himself and his family. Page 150.
Some teams arrive at the Motocross of Nations with an eye on the Peter Chamberlain Trophy. For Team Hungary, just getting there was a victory in itself. Page 160.