Rally Dakar 2018 – Roundup And Final Results

THE Dakar Rally crowned both an old and a new champion at the end of the 2018 edition. Matthias Walkner completed a trouble-free final stage to claim his maiden Dakar victory in the motorcycle class, completing an all-Austrian triumph for KTM and sponsors Red Bull, while Toby Price secured his third podium finish on the…

Dakar Stage 4 – All The News And Results

It was Stage 4 that turned last year’s Dakar Rally on its head, and 2018 has been no different. A spinal injury has forced reigning motorcycle class winner Sam Sunderland out of the event, while Yamaha claimed a 1-2 on the stage that put France’s Adrien Van Beveren into the lead. Toby Price lost 13…

IT’S DAKAR TIME

All systems go for 6 January Dakar 2018 starts a little later than usual on Saturday 6 January, but it’s set to be an absolute cracker as always. In association with TreasuryOne, Motorsport Media will once again report daily on the action from South America starting 5 January. Looking ahead, probably the most important Dakar…

KTM Explain Smith MotoGP 2018 Move

KTM MotoGP motorsport director Pit Beirer says dropping Bradley Smith for the 2018 season due to his poor results this year would have been “not fair”. Smith’s consistent failure to match teammate Pol Espargaro for much of the season had generated speculation that the Briton was to be dropped in favour of KTM tester Mika…

Kallio Gets Another Chance

KTM’s Mika Kallio has been given another opportunity to race in MotoGP this year as he will ride in the season finale in Valencia. The 34-year-old Finn, whose main role is as KTM test rider, has impressed in his three wildcard appearances this year so far. After taking 16th at Sachsenring, he scored KTM’s first-top…

Cairoli Claims His 9th World Title

(ASSEN) The Netherlands, 10 September 2017 – One of the most competitive seasons of the FIM Motocross World Championship’s history took to Assen for the MXGP of the Netherlands in what was the penultimate round today. Topping the weekend’s racing in their respective classes were Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings and his young…

Cairoli And Seewer Grab Wins In Italy

Home GP wins are rewarding for a rider but even more so when it comes in the most difficult of conditions. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio Cairoli has now won 2 of 2 Italian GPs and today he did so in style. Cairoli started the day by winning race 1 by 18 seconds ahead…

Gomez Wins Erzberg For The Second Time

The Spaniard won his second Red Bull Hare Scramble title in Austrian open-pit mine. They were 500 riders on the start line on Sunday, but only 25 managed to finish the motorcycle event within the four-hour time window. Alfredo Gomez came out on top, racing in a record time of just 2 hours and 17…

MXGP Russian Mud Bath

Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team’s Clement Desalle was all smiles as he claimed his second overall this season. Desalle’s back to back overall wins are due to his consistently strong results. Placing 3rd in race 1 and winning race 2 the Belgian made it near impossible for anyone to outscore him. Gaining 45 championship points…

SA Cross Country Moto – Champions Dominate

The defending OR1 (Open Class) motorcycle champion, Ross Branch (Brother Leader Tread KTM) and current Open Quad champion, Hannes Saaijman (Q-Kon EMD Basefit Racing VLS) were the respective overall winners of the Battlefields 400, the second round of the SA Cross Country Moto Championship that took place on Friday (12 May) outside Dundee in an…