Smets quits as Belgium Nations manager

Five times world champ Joel Smets has quit as manager of the Belgian Motocross of Nations team after 11 years. He says when he took on the role, he was working part-time but now has a full-time role at KTM, and a growing family he wants to spend spare time

Suzuki confirms axing all factory teams

Suzuki has finally officially confirmed it is to pull its factory teams out of the world championship MXGP and MX2 classes and the All-Japan series. And as it will also no longer have an official factory team in the USA, replaced by the private JGR effort, it means there will

Fontanesi takes on the men in Japan

After a challenging yet highly rewarding season of WMX racing where she claimed her fifth FIM Women's Motocross World Title and etched her name into the history books as the most successful female motocross rider in the world, MX Fonta Yamaha Official WMX's Kiara Fontanesi has been invited out to

Tixier joins new BOS KTM team

Former world champ Jordi Tixier is to be part of a brand new KTM team in the MXGP world championship next year, run by the French BOS suspension company. The official team name or sponsors haven't yet been announced. Tixier was part of the Monster Energy 45o Kawasaki team this

No British title bid as Sterry’s GP deal confirmed

Adam Sterry will race for F&H Kawasaki in the world and Dutch motocross championships next year, following the news his Monster Energy Kawasaki GP team was pulling the plug for 2018. The official announcement says: The F&H Kawasaki Racing team are pleased to announce the signing of Adam Sterry for the

Nagl linked to TM ride

German Max Nagl is being linked with a ride on factory 450 TMs after being dropped by the Husqvarna team. The former KTM and Honda factory rider hurt his hand at the Motocross of Nations and retired from the qualifying moto, at the end of a season that he failed

Kawasaki GP lifeline for Sterry

Former British champion Adam Sterry looks set to stay with Kawasaki in the MX2 world championship despite his official Monster Energy-backed team folding. The 21-year-old is set to sign for the Dutch-based F&H Kawasaki team for the 2018 GP season. Chances are it means Sterry, who missed most of the 2017

Honda axes CRF150 Cup

As part of its new strategy for Motocross racing, Honda has taken the decision to cease the 150 European Championship as it shifts its focus to increasing support of the EMX250 and MX2 championships following the launch of the all-new CRF250R. The Honda 150 European Championship has been a resounding success;

Mewse out as Husky stays with Martens

While many 250 MX GP teams are being axed, Husqvarna has confirmed it will continue with Jacky Martens' JM Racing team as the  official MX2 representatives in the Motocross World Championship for two more years but Brit Conrad Mewse is out of the team. Thomas Kjer-Olsen and Thomas Covington, who finished third and

Matterley mud caused shock failure says HRC

It was the unique Matterley track that caused Cole Seely's rear factory KYB shock to fail in both motos at the Motocross of Nations, says Honda. The team are quick to point out that all production CRF450s, and the HRC factory bikes, use Showa shocks with a totally different system.