Once again Jake Nicholls on his Buildbase Honda stamped his authority on national motocross competition, this time by winning Wednesday night’s famous £20,000 Patchquick Trophy. Nicholls three race wins from three starts was backed up by his young team mate Josh Gilbert who this time switched from his usual MX2
Kiwi Josiah Natzke is to be replaced by Josh Gilbert in Dave Thorpe's Buildbase Honda team. Natzke had a huge crash at the Spanish round of the EMX250 series and has yet to fully bounce back from that incident. It's believed the 19-year-old will take a break from UK racing.
Apico Husqvarna's Irish star Stuart Edmonds and Honda AMA pro Christian Craig will be be out of action for the foreseeable future after they both sustained injuries at the weekend.
Edmonds has broken his upper arm in five places and may face surgery in Ireland. He was checked out today and
Honda Motor Europe has announced its off-road line-up for 2019, featuring upgrades across the entire range, and the addition of two brand new names to the CRF family.
The flagship CRF450R moto-crosser – and its cross-country sibling the CRF450RX – both benefit from a stronger shot of top-end power and torque;
The CRF250R’s bottom-end torque output gets a major boost; the engine also receives 3-level HRC Launch Control plus durability upgrades. A new front brake caliper, Renthal Fatbars – adjustable 4 ways – and black DID rims round out the updates.
Model updates: The CRF250R’s bottom-end torque output gets a major boost; the
The CRF450R receives a major boost of top-end power and torque, and improved performance throughout the rev-range; it also gets 3-level HRC Launch Control plus durability-focussed upgrades. The chassis features revised suspension settings, detailed weight-saving updates and a new Renthal Fatbar handlebar.
Model updates: The CRF450R receives a major boost of top-end
Five-times world champ Eric Geboers will be laid to rest in his native Belgium next week in a private ceremony, but fans are being invited to gather at the Lommel GP circuit to pay their respects between 7-9pm on Tuesday May 15.
Geboers was drowned on Sunday night when he dived
Five times world champion Eric Geboers drowned after jumping in a lake to save his dog at around 10pm last night. The 55-year-old was on a boat and jumped in to save his dog, say witnesses, but did not resurface. It was at the Miramar lake near Mol in Belgium.
Jake Nicholls took his CRF450R to a commanding double win at round two of the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship supported by Pro Clean at an immaculate Canada Heights and the maximum points haul means he’ll head to his home round of the series at Blaxhall in a fortnight’s time