Moto: Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing Round One wrap up
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Check out the MX Nationals Carlton Dry Honda Racing Wrap up video.
Moto: Ben Townley hitting the extension at Conondale
Wednesday, 4 April 2012
Check out this clip of Ben Townley hitting the massive extension at the first round of the MX Nationals in Conondale, Australia.
Moto: Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing takes off with Jetpilot
Monday, 2 April 2012
Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing has teamed up with Jetpilot in an exciting partnership that will see team merchandise feature the distinctive design signature of the leading action sports brand.
The team’s MX1 class contenders, former World Champion Ben Townley and current British Champion Brad Anderson, and MX2 gun Ford Dale, are looking forward to wearing Jetpilot and will have the chance to display the range this weekend at the opening round of the MX Nationals.
Jetpilot Director, Darren Attard, is proud of the new relationship with Honda’s factory motocross and Supercross outfit.
“Honda Racing is synonymous with world-class racing and the Australian motocross and supercross Carlton Dry Honda Team is one of the most professional outfits on the circuit,” said Attard.
“When we decided we wanted to align with a team for 2012 we contacted the team to discuss options.
“The sponsorship is innovative and allows both of us to reach new markets collectively.
“The initiatives we have in store for 2012 will spearhead some of our new strategies.”
Honda Motorcycles General Manager, Tony Hinton, is encouraged by the new signing which will see the team exposed to a desired market through collaboration on new designs and team apparel.
“Jetpilot are an innovative lifestyle company whose designs and clothing lines hit a young, affluent market,” explained Hinton.
“Honda is a company that prides itself on building championship-winning motorcycles.
“I believe the alignment of brands will help in hitting the core market the Carlton Dry Honda team target.
“I am excited by the new designs and look forward to their release.”
2012 Carlton Dry Honda Thor Racing team merchandise will be available through participating Honda dealers as well as leading lifestyle stores.
The team is on-track for its 2012 MX Nationals campaign, which begins at Conondale near Queensland’s Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
Pre-season testing and preliminary races on the class-leading CRF450 and CRF250 have Townley, Anderson and Dale confident and ready to fight for moto and outright wins.
For more information go to www.hondamx.com.au
Moto: Adam Monea impresses at MX Nationals Round One
Monday, 2 April 2012
Adam Monea has impressed in his return to the Australian Motocross Championship series, in Conondale, Queensland on the weekend, by scoring a solid fifth place overall.
For the first time since May in 2009 Monea lined up against the best Australasia has to offer, in the recently renamed MX2 or Pro Lite (250cc) class.
The 23 year old from Koo Wee Rup in Victoria, retired from professional racing in 2009 after placing second overall in the Pro Lite Australian Championship in 2008. Monea took 12 months to reassess his career – a move now proving to be a positive one.
After qualifying seventh fastest in the 40 rider grid, Monea was able to net a solid third place in the opening sprint race, when a small mistake and fall in race two saw him relegated to 12th.
Proving that his fitness and brand new Suzuki RM-Z250 were up to the challenge – Monea came from outside the top five to finish a convincing second in the final race of the day, behind South Australian Kirk Gipps. The result netted him fifth overall for the day, sending the message that he will be a strong title contender in 2012.
“It’s been a long time since I last competed in the MX Nationals series, so it feels awesome to get out there again and get some strong results. My bike was spot on and my fitness was great. I just need to be consistent and avoid those small mistakes like in race two and I know I’ll be up the front. I’d really like to thank the team at 07 Motorsports and my mechanic Steve Powell at SPMX- I can’t wait for round two!” Monea said.
Joining Monea under the 07 Motorsports banner in his first ever MX Nationals appearance was 16 year old Dion Picard from New Zealand. Picard has proved himself in the by showing great speed on home soil and made an impressive start to the season in Conondale scoring sixth, seventh and eighth consecutively in his MXD class (Development) debut for eighth overall.
“My goal coming in was to finish in the top ten today, but I really didn’t know what to expect. I’ve raced against a couple of the riders, but not many before; so it was really good to get out there and know I have the speed. I know I can go faster, but it was good to be consistent this weekend.” – Dion Picard.
Round 2 of the Monster Energy MX Nationals kicks off in Coonabarabran, NSW on April 14/15. For more information go to www.mxnationals.com.au
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