KTM lures Dakar winner Benavides from Honda

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing are excited to announce that Argentinian racer Kevin Benavides has joined the ultra-successful rally team with immediate effect. The 32-year-old from Salta will compete in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and the prestigious Dakar Rally riding the KTM 450 RALLY. Benavides, who is this year’s

New Hard Enduro world series calendar

WESS has confirmed the eight world-class events that will form the 2021 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship. Kicking things off in Portugal with the prestigious Extreme XL Lagares on May 7-9, competitors then face the iconic Red Bull Erzbergrodeo one month later in Austria. New ground is then broken with the arrival of the Abestone Hard

Everts and Roelants fury as Honda Park closes

Former racers Stefan Everts and Joel Roelants are among some of the famous Belgians who have expressed anger at the closure of the Honda Park track at Olmen. It means the country now has just two full-time motocross circuits. "RIP Olmen. Yet another stab in the heart for our sport in

Jarvis stays Husky and launches own team

Continuing their successful partnership with hard enduro legend Graham Jarvis, Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce that Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing have agreed a one-year contract extension with the British star, which will see him compete in the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship alongside teammates Alfredo Gomez and Billy

Brit Sam climbs Dakar leaderboard as McCanney is out

Sam Sunderland posting the fifth fastest time, just over four minutes down on the eventual stage winner, after he completed the 662km stage five of the 2021 Dakar Rally. He's now fifth overall, on a day when Honda's Kevin Benavides took the win and the overall lead. Jamie McCanney’s time in

Beta ride for Jonny Walker

Jonny Walker has agreed terms with Beta in a Factory supported team to challenge for top honours in both the Super Enduro World Championship and the new FIM Extreme Championship. After splitting with KTM recently, Briton Walker still has support from Red Bull, Leatt, GoPro and POD. https://youtu.be/CHiEq-yMKg0 He said: “It is really

Hard Enduro world championship launched

The World Enduro Super Series is to be brought under the FIM umbrella and be renamed the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship with an inaugural season in 2021 following a deal with the WESS promoters. The official info says: A new Pro-Class regulation, in line with all FIM international standards, will

Walker’s factory KTM deal ends

KTM confirms the departure of Jonny Walker from the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team by mutual agreement. Due to re-structuring within the team, linked to changes that have been made to the enduro program over the past few seasons, KTM has been unable to retain Jonny’s services for 2021. Jonny

Jarvis podiums at Romaniacs

Fighting all the way to the finish, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Graham Jarvis has put in a heroic week-long ride to narrowly finish as runner-up at Romaniacs 2020, with Billy Bolt fifth. KTM's Manuel Lettenbichle took the win. Despite the uncertainty of a pandemic-hit year, the world’s toughest hard