Welcome to Racerhead, with me, Jason Weigandt at the controls this week. Davey Coombs went out to California for some meetings and to check out Glen Helen on Wednesday, but then he borrowed Simon Cudby’s new Honda Africa Twin bike and basically disappeared from the world. He sent a few things for Racerhead here, and my last communication with him was him telling me to write the rest of this, and then he said how the Honda has an automatic transmission like an F1 car, and he went from a stop to 80 MPH without even touching a clutch, and there were some dirt roads high above Glen Helen and … see you at Dakar, DC?
It’s okay, because I’ve been on the scene pretty hard this week, first at the Charlotte MXGP of the Americas—which I chronicled in full yesterday—and then I even had a chance to talk to Jeremy Martin briefly about his coming debut this weekend at Glen Helen with GEICO Honda. Martin will add some pizzazz to the MX2 class for the Glen Helen USGP since Charlotte winner Cooper Webb will not be racing. Webb is also not on a 450 for Glen Helen this weekend, despite repeated reports that he will be. He’s instead focusing on getting ready for the Motocross of Nations with testing.
I know it seems crazy to not use the race for testing, but I think Cooper doesn’t want to go out there in competition until he feels he’s really ready to rip on the 450. This week marked his second go-round of testing on the bike (he rode it the week before Indiana), and we saw Thursday riding at Milestone. Alex Martin was out there also as he continues his tune-ups for MXoN, but he’s not racing this weekend either. Jason Anderson was supposed to be racing Glen Helen, but this week his Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team confirmed that he will not race. So basically, somewhere, Team USA is getting ready to go, but they’re not doing it at Glen Helen.
But Jeremy Martin is. I texted back and forth with Jeremy a bit this week, and he said he’s only been on the bike for a few days now, starting on September 1. By the way, that’s standard fare, as most contracts expire at the end of a month, so Jeremy was probably not allowed on a Honda until that date. Actually, most deals usually start October 1, but I believe Jeremy got out of his Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha deal one month early. As an example, you won’t see Ken Roczen on a Honda, or Trey Canard on a KTM, until October 1.
After hurting his ribs, Jeremy didn’t get on a bike until he got on his new one last week, and he says the month off really helped him recover from the general burnout he was feeling all summer. He even says he sat on the couch and drank some beer! He feels lucky he didn’t drain himself all the way to where something like Epstein-Barr kicked in, but he definitely had some physical issues. As for this weekend, he says every racer’s goal is to win, but he’s using the event as more a shakedown cruise for his new bike and team (but he will, by the way, keep his trusty old wrench, Pedro, over with him). Still, with him feeling so much better physically, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Jeremy going out and winning the event. Doesn’t it seem like guys go out and crush it on their first rides on new bikes quite often?
Remember, Glen Helen is a much different animal than Charlotte in more ways than one. Charlotte was certainly a level playing field, as it was a manmade track no one had ever seen or ridden on before. Glen Helen, in contrast, is the backyard testing ground for every American motocrosser. Yes, a Glen Helen Thursday isn’t prepped the way it is for a National or a USGP, but all that practice still helps, and Jeremy has raced there a lot, including a second-moto win earlier this year. And you know who was chasing him for a lot of that second moto? Austin Forkner. The Americans really, really know that track. Just check out last year, when Jessy Nelson and Shane McElrath dominated the MX2 class on their TLD KTMs. Unfortunately, neither will line up this weekend due to injury (another get-well-soon here to Nelson), but Justin Hill and Mitchell Oldenburg will be in action. Hill especially can rip on this track.
Which brings us to Jeffrey Herlings. I had never met him before last weekend, and from social media and some of the interview clips we’ve seen from him over the years, it seems like he carries some anger around with him. Now I know that’s just heat-of-the-moment stuff—he’s competitive, and he’s not afraid to speak his mind when he’s fired up. For example, he was super nice in the press conference with Austin Forkner, but someone from Kawasaki told me Herlings was mad about Forkner cutting over on him off the start of the second moto and gestured as he rode past the Pro Circuit truck to let Forkner see his displeasure. Not long after that, he had calmed down. He was actually awesome and respectful; ironically, he and Cooper Webb seemed to get along better than anyone I’ve seen battle with Cooper before. Seriously, whenever Webb gets into a duel, he quickly lines the enemy up in his sights, be it Blake Baggett, Jeremy Martin, Marvin Musquin, Joey Savatgy—somewhere along the line, he drops some hint that he’s coming for them. Even after taking the overall win, Cooper heaped praise on Herlings, and vice versa. It’s probably the nicest we’ve seen either of them!
So this week we get another Herlings-versus-the-Yanks showdown, now with Forkner and Martin. A lot of the bench-racing comes down to weight, actually. Herlings is a little bigger and heavier than Forkner and Martin, and you’d think that’d be a disadvantage on the big hills. But Herlings said he thinks Glen Helen might be better for him than Charlotte, which offered a lot of tight turns, which required slowing way down, then accelerating, then slowing, then accelerating again. He thinks a faster, more flowing track will put him at less of a disadvantage. I can say that Charlotte sounded more like drag racing than most motocross tracks—a lot of up and down through the gearbox. How will things turn out this weekend? That’s why they run the races.
As for the MXGP class, Eli Tomac was amazing last weekend. He had this one sick double wheel-tap over a jump that I literally didn’t think was physically possible. That track was not one to offer much separation, but he yarded (metered) everyone in the first moto. Tim Gajser fell while leading moto two, so we never got to see him and Tomac really duke it out. This weekend could be the weekend for it, but again Glen Helen offers a huge advantage for someone like Tomac. By the way, Motocross of Nations is coming to that track next year. I’m sure whichever Americans make Team USA next year will be excited about that.
You can watch the GP by purchasing a subscription at MXGP-TV.com, or watch on TV with live coverage of second motos on CBS Sports Network. (Full guide here.) We’ll also have plenty of coverage here thanks to our GP scribe Adam Wheeler, West Coast Editor Kyle Scott (who is at the track right now), and also Steve Matthes, who doesn’t seem to be loved in GP circles right now despite liking the GPs so much that he spends his own money to travel to one or two each year. Folks, Steve has slagged off on Eli Tomac being forced to race the GPs, which led to him skipping the Motocross of Nations. He has not trashed the GP series or riders, not at all. Do not confuse making one point with another.
Before I go, a shout to my buddies in the Grand National Cross Country Series who will also be racing this weekend, and also at a place that’s not a stranger to Grand Prix motocross—Unadilla. I ran into quite a few fast woodsmen at the Charlotte race last weekend since most GNCCers live in North Carolina these days. After a summer break, Kailub Russell and Josh Strang continue their pursuit of the title, and each other. I’ve raced the Unadilla GNCC track before and it’s a tough one, but also fun. One year I raced it in a driving rain, and for just a second, I felt like Jeff Ward at the 1987 Motocross des Nations, slipping and sliding and hanging on for dear life while basically not being able to see anything. See what I mean about tough and fun?
Okay, let me hand it over to some of our boys.
ATTN: Vet Riders! (Nick Koester)
The 26th Annual DC Vet Homecoming returns to High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, PA, next weekend September 17 and 18. This may be the Racer staff’s favorite event of the year because we finally get a chance to race ride ourselves, in a fun, laid-back setting. The weekend is to celebrate Vet riders and pay tribute to our founder and a man who did so much for motocross and off-road racers, Dave Coombs Sr. There are two different racing disciplines and several support classes, so the whole family can get some seat time!
The gates will open Friday evening, and camping is encouraged and included in the admission fees for the weekend. First up on Saturday is the Grand Prix Moto-X Country. There's a course of about three-miles in length with a portion on the motocross track, a couple big grass track sections, and a few woods sections from the old High Point GNCC track. It will be a two-moto format, each 30 minutes, with 16 classes you can view HERE. If two 30-min motos sound intimidating, don’t worry! As Chelsea Taylor mentioned in her GNCC Quickfill column yesterday, "some of the Racer Productions staff will even be joining in... If you race any class we are in, then you’re guaranteed not to get last!" Unfortunately she is being serious. After the racing, there will be off-track entertainment including a $5 BBQ, karaoke, bonfire, beer and of course some bench racing.
Sunday is all about motocross, and the legendary High Point Raceway track will be ready for practice at 9 a.m. with 27 classes running all day. Off-track activities during intermissions include several contests Vintage Race Gear, Oldest Race Program, Vintage T-Shirt, Best Old-School Trophy, Furthest Traveled Competitor and Oldest Competitor. There are some great prizes up for grabs and speaking of that, just for pre-registering HERE, you’ll receive a free event shirt, $10 Rocky Mountain ATV/MC gift certificate and $20 Lucas Oil gift certificate.
Come join us next weekend as we pay tribute to Dave Coombs Sr., celebrate Vet riders, have a great time with old friends and new friends, and remember how to ride. Visit the event page HERE for details, and see you at High Point.
Ping: There was some great racing in North Carolina last weekend, and the Glen Helen USGP is set to go this weekend. So how much can we take away from these events in terms of U.S. vs. the World? The back-and-forth between the GP faithful and fans of American racing is as bad as ever, and it's likely because the gap in talent has shrunk down to nothing. I may have contributed to the banter from time to time because, hey, I'm a proud American. But taking one event on any particular country's home turf can hardly be called a fair comparison of ability. That's what makes it more impressive when a rider can beat the competition on their own dirt.
I'm not taking anything away from Cooper Webb; he rode like the champion he is last weekend and put an exclamation point on his 250 career with his come-from-behind win. But cut all the GP riders some slack, because it isn't easy to travel across the ocean and feel your best. Our guys deal with that every year when they go to the MXoN, which is why we send them over early and have them ride at a local track and attempt to adjust to the time zone. It’s tough to get feeling normal when your internal clock is turned inside out. I think you'll see more from the GP regulars this weekend as they return to a track most of them have ridden before and become more adjusted to the time. As for the MXoN, I believe in the team we're sending, and I think they can win regardless of where we go. Good luck to all the riders this weekend at Glen Helen.
JT: Listen, don't let Ping sway you. We (and I mean anyone with an American passport) dominated Charlotte! USA USA USA!
Okay, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic, but it was awesome to see great racing between so many different cultures. Having Americans win the overalls was fun for me personally, but I will agree that it will be a tougher feat this weekend in California. Glen Helen is much more suited to the Euro skillset than a stadium dirt track in North Carolina (Note: Shows what I know. Just ignore what I wrote above-- Weege). In any case, these two weekends have set an incredible stage for the MXoN just two weeks away in Maggiora, Italy. Riders are sizing each other up already, and although our USA team won't be represented this weekend, it's still a great glimpse into what lies ahead.
I think Tomac still wins, as he should be well suited for any challenge. Gajser may be more of a threat, but I think Tomac just has more at the moment. For the 250 class, I think Austin Forkner will be a force for Herlings to reckon with. With the addition of Jeremy Martin and his new GEICO Honda, the stage is set for a three-rider showdown. It was cool to see such respect shown for each continent's skill at Charlotte's presser, and I look for that same level of racing and respect this weekend.
GAJSER'S WAY (Andras Hegyi)
When Honda-backed Tim Gajser clinched the MXGP title last weekend in Charlotte, he became only the eighth rider in the history of the FIM World Championships to win world titles in two different classes in successive seasons. Last year Gajser, who hails from Slovenia, was the MX2 world champion at the age of 18, and then immediately moved up and become the youngest MXGP champion ever with a dominant season. Here are the other men who managed to win different championships in consecutive seasons of FIM Motocross.
Heikki Mikkola: The four-time world champion from Finland won the 250 title in saddle of Husqvarna in 1976, then one year later won the 500 title with Yamaha (Yamaha's first 500 title) and repeated in '78.
John Van Den Berk: First the Dutchman clinched the 125cc title in saddle of Yamaha in 1987 (Yamaha's first 125 title), then one year later won the 250cc title, his second and final world crown.
Eric Geboers: The Belgian won the 250cc World Championship with Honda in 1987 (Honda's first 250 title). Then "The Kid" became 500cc World Champion in 1988, also with Honda. Add in his 125cc Grand Prix titles, and Geboers was the first man to win titles in all three championship divisions that existed at the time. Hence his nickname "Mr. 875" which is the sum of all three displacement classes.
Jean-Michel Bayle: The French legend had conquered the 125cc World Championship with Honda in 1988. Then in 1989 he was also 250 world champ, again with Honda. JMB is best known for what he did in 1991, which will never be matched: he won the AMA Supercross, AMA 250 Motocross and AMA 500 Motocross Championships.
Greg Albertyn: The three-time world champion South African won the 125 title in 1992 with Honda. One year later Albee was 250 world champ (also with Honda). Then he switched to Bieffe Suzuki and won a third straight year, also on 250. Then he moved to America and eventually became an AMA 250 National Champion.
Stefan Everts: The 10-time world champion took the unique MotocrossGP title in 2003. One year later, in 2004, the Belgian won in the first season of the MX1 class. In both seasons, Everts rode with Yamaha. All told, he won 101 Grand Prix races, and has the unique distinction of being the only man in history win three GPs on the same day, which he did back when they were doing the one-moto format.
Tony Cairoli: The eight-time world champion had won the last season of MX1 in 2013, then in 2014 the Italian got also the first "MXGP" title after a name-change and the eradication of the old MX3 class.
Tim Gajser: Slovenia's first motocross hero obtained Honda's first MX2 title in 2015, and then this season he got Honda's first premier-class title in the new four-stroke era, which has existed for nearly 15 years.
Something else on Gajser: He is the third-youngest two-time champion. Only Jeffrey Herlings and Greg Albertyn have earned two world titles before their twentieth birthdays. The Dutchman Herlings was able to get his second world title before his 19th birthday in 2013. Albertyn clinched his second world crown two months before his 20th birthday. Now Gajser, born September 8, 1996, wrapped up his second world title five days before his 20th birthday. (And a nod to Kiara Fontanesi, who was 19 years old when she got her second women's world title in 2013.)
FOX RACING "CELEBRATION OF SPEED" (DC)
On Wednesday night, Fox Racing in Irvine hosted a championship celebration after a fantastic 2016 season that included another AMA Supercross Championship (Ryan Dungey), the Lucas Oil 450 Pro Motocross (Ken Roczen), the FIM MXGP title (Tim Gajser) and the FIM Women's title (Livia Lancelot), plus race wins by many others, including Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy and Austin Forkner. So with the FIM riders in town for the Glen Helen USGP this weekend, Fox Racing decided to have a big cocktail party/championship celebration/minicycle race, hosted by the always funny Jeff Emig and Ricky Carmichael, who traded barbs on stage in between bringing up all of those winners. RC and Emig (19 major titles between them) weren't the only legends in the house. Roger DeCoster (five FIM 500cc World Championships, four Trans-AMA titles), Jean-Michel Bayle (two FIM world titles, three AMA titles), Stefan Everts (ten FIM World Championships) and even Mark Blackwell (1971 AMA 500cc National Champ) were among the many big-hitters in the room, and it was a great way to bring together the old and the new Fox riders, as well as their current champs and some former heroes.
Among the highlights were Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey coming up on stage and talking about his early days at Suzuki with Ricky helping him out on the SX track, Emig taking some funny digs by Carmichael about his nemesis Jeremy McGrath—"Come on, it took years or therapy for me to get past that!" laughed Jeff after one sharp elbow from Ricky—and everyone singing "Happy Birthday" to Tim Gajser, who literally turned 20 years old during the party! Ken Roczen was not there, but he did a funny video message from a dock in Florida, before diving in to continue his own championship celebration somewhere on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
All in all, it was a great night of bench-racing, as well as a chance to catch up with some friends from Europe, check out the amazing Fox Racing HQ, and have a little calm before the storms ahead.
Industry Events (Kyle Scott)
It may now be the "off-season," but that doesn't mean much in this industry. I hopped of a plane Wednesday afternoon and officially ended my cross-country road trip with Arik Swan and Stank Dog and headed to Fox for their Celebration of Speed party. It was a cool event highlighting the accomplishments of their athletes thus far this year. Jeff Emig and Ricky Carmichael hosted and provided some great banter.
They had some cool recap videos and statements from each highlighted team which included: Austin Forkner, Mitch Payton, Ryan Dungey, a video statement from Ken Roczen somewhere tropical, and more. Chronic Tacos was on site dishing up their famous Mexican food and there was even a pit bike race in the back on their personal track in the back.
Thursday morning I headed out to Milestone to talk to Jeffrey Herlings about his time in the US, the US competition, and more.
From there I headed to San Clemente to catch some waves with Surfercross runner-up David Pingree. I'm still pretty banged up from my diggers this past weekend at Washougal and my suspected broken rib wasn't a fan of the paddling while surfing.
From there Ping and I headed to Dragon Block Party where we our own Pete Martini, Ping, Jason Anderson and myself got a tour of the building. We also got a couple of sneak peaks of some new products in the works, one of which included Jason Anderson's signature goggle.
I'm pulling up to the Leatt Moto Media Launch before heading to Glen Helen to photograph the GP at GH this weekend. No off-season for us!
EDGE OF SUMMER
RCH Racing/Suzuki’s relationship with longtime sponsor Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort is paying dividends to Midwest motocross fans this weekend as the gate gets set to drop on the third annual Edge of Summer MX event. Substantial prize money, A-list pros, Ricky Carmichael, RedBud, guys with one leg racing and a national ATV #1 plate on the line—it’s all about to go down here in the heart of Michigan!
With $60K in cash prizes up for grabs, top pros already on the grounds at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort include: Nick Wey from nearby Dewitt, Mich., RCH Racing/Suzuki’s Ivan Tedesco and Jake Weimer, along with the Motorcycle Superstore Suzuki Racing Team of Jimmy Albertson, Kyle Cunningham and Josh Osby. Mike Alessi, who was scheduled to show up (and had the previous two years), was scratched from the pro starting gate due to a recent injury.
Ricky Carmichael’s here. And he’s racing Ken Roczen’s championship Suzuki RM-Z450. But it’s not what you think. Stay tuned for more as it develops …
If the Edge of Summer MX event feels like it has a bit of a “RedBud flair” to it, well, it does. The Ritchies of RedBud—Tim and Amy—literally pack up all their key stuff from the National track and haul it up U.S. 127 to Mt. Pleasant and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort. From the veteran track building crew to flaggers, and the registration trailer to the gals that run it, Edge of Summer MX’s competitors and fans have the distinct advantage of an event that, right out of the gate, has been run by those in-the-know.
Track construction for the Edge of Summer MX event again fell into the hands of Extreme Dirt’s Randy Poulter. In the first year (’14) Poulter and Mark “Bomber” Barnett combined on the build, but the last two years have been all Poulter, who both designs and puts the Michigan CAT-supplied equipment to the expansive Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort grounds. Poulter, who also works on the tracks at Loretta’s and High Point, said this year’s track will be a little less technical (“supercrossy”) and a bit more wide open, with more areas to gain speed and set up passing attempts. Blade-to-dirt began August 12 at Soaring Eagle, and Poulter figures it took him a total of four and a half days to build the two-minute-plus lap pro track—not counting the day of trench digging for water relief paths due to all the wet weather the past several weeks. “We fought a lot of rain to get ‘er ready. But this year’s track is every bit as good as last years,” he said. And Poulter’s irrigation work will come in handy as rain’s expected Saturday morning, with the weather looking great for Saturday’s qualifiers and evening main events.
Keep your eye on Saturday’s new Adaptive class at Edge of Summer MX. Top dog “Monster” Mike Schultz is in town, showcasing his blazing riding skills and awe-inspiring bionic leg, and heading up a field of 16-some racers that’ll be charging out of the gate. One guy they call “Nub” (aka Steve Howe) rides with one hand. And he rips like you wouldn’t believe. Spencer McGinnis made the trek over from Colorado, with Michigan’s own Ed Swindell, 51, also joining the field. Keep an eye on the Detroit Free Press (www.freep.com) tomorrow for a feature story on Schultz and Swindell by famed motorsports writer Mike Brudenell.
Tonight’s (Friday’s) action features the finals of the 31st Annual ProX ATV Motocross National Championship (ATVMX) presented by CST Tires, an AMA National Championship. Coming right down to the wire, Yamaha-mounted Chad Wienen leads rival Joel Hetrick (Honda) by a mere 16 points—with 50 points on the line tonight. There’s all kinds of scenarios and number crunching going on in the two-moto format, so about the only thing left is to put the thumb-to-throttle and decide who goes home with the #1 plate!
Friday’s Pro ATV final motos are at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Saturday’s Pro MX (dirt bikes) racing finals begin at 6:30 p.m. Gates open daily at 6 a.m. for amateur practice and racing, beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are just $25 per day/$40 for the entire weekend and are available at the gate. Special prices for kids 6-11 and children under five are admitted free!
FIFTEEN YEARS LATER (DC)
If you're an American or pretty much anyone anywhere else in the world, and anything above 20-and-a-few years old, you probably remember exactly where you were on the morning of September 11, 2001. That's the sad day our whole world changed, and most dramatically for the United States of America. Terrorists hijacked four commercial airliners, crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York; the Pentagon in Washington, DC; and an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the brave passengers—alerted to what had happened to the other planes—fought back. One gets chills just thinking about it, and maybe even tears in our eyes. So began what's become a never-ending war on this planet, best described as between Western culture and radical Islam. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been lost, but it really all began with the approximately 3,000 innocents and first responders who died that day, which we now know as 9/11.
Sunday marks the 15th anniversary, and there will be the Glen Helen USGP, an international event that if anything signifies that the terrorists are not winning and the world is going on regardless of the constant threat of violent attacks. Fifteen years ago they did have an effect on motocross: Team USA did not go to the Motocross des Nations, which was set to be held in Belgium.
Wherever you are on Sunday, be it on the infield at Glen Helen, the starting line at the Edge of Summer MX race in Michigan, or just riding or racing locally, take a moment to think of September 11, 2001, all we lost that day, and all we've fought for since. And be proud to be an American.
My friend Nathon Veduggo of Ducati sent this piece over on a really cool tribute bike that one of the Ducati teams is running this weekend at the MotoAmerica finals, not far from New York City, where so many firemen, police officers, paramedics, and more perished while responding to the attacks on the Twin Towers. I know it's not SX/MX, but it's pretty damn cool:
#RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati approaches the season finale MotoAmerica races at New Jersey Motorsports Park this coming weekend from a perspective of respect, honor, and remembrance. This Sunday marks the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11th tragedies. To pay tribute to the brave men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our city on that day, team rider Corey Alexander and the #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati team are excited to showcase the Ducati Panigale R "Engine No. 23" with special edition F.D.N.Y. livery. This particular livery replicates in exact detail a typical F.D.N.Y. Fire apparatus with prominent yellow and white stripes.
The custom painted #23 Panigale R, as well as Corey’s custom race leathers, will be on display at New Jersey Motorsports Park, Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11, 2016. Corey will be competing with the custom livery in the MotoAmerica SuperStock 1000 class. Additionally, #RideHVMC Freeman Racing Ducati will have event shirts available for sale, with all profits being donated to the 9/11 Memorial Foundation.
"Every year our home race at New Jersey Motorsport Park falls near September 11th, and so this year when we realized the dates aligned and race day (Sunday) fell on the 11th, we felt it was absolutely necessary to do something to really honor the brave men and women of the F.D.N.Y," said Corey Alexander. "Being a New Yorker my entire life, I can remember the exact day of the tragedy. At the time only being 7 years old, I didn't understand the magnitude of the events unfolding. Though I did feel the magnitude of the events then, I continue to feel the impact it had on our city, our state, and our country. With the help of our team painter Lance, graphics company Signs Ink, and leather sponsor Spidi Sport I'm excited to bring our vision come to life. It's a tremendous honor to showcase this special livery, and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as we do!”
Hey, Watch It
Earlier this week, Justin Brayton confirmed he would be competing in the Australia Supercross Championship with Honda Genuine Racing. Check out this video the team put together.
Our friend Raph Sauze from France (motoverte.com) sent this cool design/concept video they made with Cedric Soubeyras and the graphic artist and designer Posca
Because this never gets old....
Head-Scratching Headline of the Week
"Florida man says his Galaxy Note 7 exploded and set his Jeep on fire." Gizmodo
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