Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford

Monday Morning with Bigwave

From Wikipedia:

Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is a holiday in some countries. Easter Monday in the Western Christian liturgical calendar is the second day of Eastertide and analogously in the Byzantine Rite is the second day of Bright Week.

Now you know.


I hope everyone had a nice long weekend and got to both see family and get out on your bikes. We got lucky with the weather in this part of the country and so people were able to head out and get to the tracks.

Actually, the first Parts Canada TransCan at Walton Raceway qualifier (ANQ) took place over at Gopher Dunes for the first AMO/MMRS race. Some of the top up-and-comers from Ontario were in attendance and it looks like the action went down just as you’d expect.

The ‘Fab 3‘ of Marco Cannella, Tanner Ward, and Austin Watling look to have takes individual motos and overalls ahead of each other in different classes. These guys are definitely 3 of the top Intermediate riders to watch as they make their way through their final season of amateur racing before heading to the Pro ranks in 2018 or before.

Check out the results from their motos (full results are available HERE):

I know people from out west, out east, and other parts of the country get on our case about hyping these three so much, but if you’ve got someone who can compete with these three riders, show up at a big amateur race somewhere and line up next to them. If you show them a wheel or beat them, you are instantly included in this fast group of amateur racers destined to make an immediate splash when they take the next step to Pro.

We can’t do anything but judge riders on what they’ve done against the rest of the best in Canada. These three seem to go bar to bar every time they hit the track! It’s fun to watch, and that’s what we have to go on…results.

I know everyone has their favourite Intermediate rider in every part of the country, and that’s why we have the TransCan. We need to see all these kids line up against each other and see who’s the best each year. If you aren’t an Amateur Motocross fan, you’re not looking in the right places! Motocross is fast and strong in Canada, right now.

Will Jacob Piccolo or Jonah Brittons have the speed to match these other riders? I don’t know. I can’t guess. I shouldn’t guess. They are also super-fast riders with bright futures, but this is why we have to have these high level races all over the USA. Yes, they are expensive to get to and not everyone can simply take a week off school and work, but, like I said, these are the only ways we have to judge who is doing what against whom.

Great, now I’m spinning off on a tangent!

The above argument is why I thought there was a need for what MX Ranking was trying to do at the start, back in 2010. Seriously, it was a great idea that would have had riders ranked all over the continent against each other in the only way we could possibly quantify and qualify riders’ results into some sort of ranking system.

Different levels of races were to be given different values that could go head to head against others. It wasn’t going to be perfect, but it was going to be a great tool for people to look at and see who was doing what and compare them to the rest of the amateurs coming up through the ranks.

Unfortunately, the trees got lost for the forest and the whole thing sort of blew up before it really got off the ground. It’s too bad, because I really feel they were on to something good there.

Anyway, it went the way of the dodo and we now have to have very unofficial arguments and bench race about who we think is faster from this area versus that area. Meh, maybe it’s more fun that way…

OK, let’s have a look at how some of the more interesting classes did at the Rockstar MX Nationals Pro Series track at Gopher Dunes this weekend:

It sounds like young #29 JC Bujold had some troubles in the first moto that left him with tire tracks across his back, but he came back to win the 2nd moto over some riders that go very fast at Gopher Dunes. He had to leave the track feeling pretty confident with his speed.

Bad news for riders across the country with red numbers on white backgrounds. #527 Jake Tricco has entered the class. Let’s open the floor to some bench racing from across the country. Does any other part of the Canada have a Junior rider who will challenge young Jake for the Junior titles in August at the TransCan? If so, nice!


On the west coast, Popkum also held an ANQ out in British Columbia.

 

Although the numbers were small in the Intermediate classes, Jacob Piccolo is definitely a rider to watch in the yellow background classes!

No offence to any of these riders, but when the top 3 in the Pro class are all Vet riders and the next rider is an Intermediate, it doesn’t bode well for the health of the sport in the area. I hope things can get rolling out west and the health of the sport is OK. We’ll keep an eye on things.

 

For a look at a whole pile of photos (390 to be exact) from the event, check out the link to Courtney Bowman‘s shots HERE.


Attention Canada!

If you are hosting an ANQ, please let us know. We want to keep up on all the action across the country and keep tabs on all the riders who are excelling as we make our way to the TransCan this year.

Send your event information and results links to:  info@directmotocross.com


MXGP of Trentino

MX2 – GP Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 61 Prado Garcia, Jorge ESP RFME KTM 22 25 47
2 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT LAMSF KTM 25 22 47
3 33 Lieber, Julien BEL FMB KTM 20 16 36
4 19 Olsen, Thomas Kjer DEN DMU HUS 16 15 31
5 64 Covington, Thomas USA MUL HUS 10 20 30
6 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI FMS SUZ 12 18 30
7 18 Brylyakov, Vsevolod RUS MFR KAW 18 11 29
8 172 Van doninck, Brent BEL FMB YAM 9 12 21
9 189 Bogers, Brian NED KNMV KTM 2 14 16
10 426 Mewse, Conrad GBR ACU HUS 11 5 16
11 747 Cervellin, Michele ITA FMI HON 15 0 15
12 297 Gole, Anton SWE SVEMO HUS 7 7 14
13 10 Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KNMV KTM 14 0 14
14 321 Bernardini, Samuele ITA FMI TM 0 13 13
15 81 Hsu, Brian GER MAMS HUS 13 0 13
16 96 Lawrence, Hunter AUS MA SUZ 0 10 10
17 919 Watson, Ben GBR ACU KTM 4 6 10
18 128 Monticelli, Ivo ITA FMI KTM 0 9 9
19 6 Paturel, Benoit FRA FFM YAM 0 8 8
20 57 Sanayei, Darian USA ACU KAW 5 3 8
21 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE SVEMO YAM 8 0 8
22 223 Tropepe, Giuseppe ITA FMI SUZ 3 4 7
23 811 Sterry, Adam GBR ACU KAW 6 0 6
24 132 Kutsar, Karel EST EMF HUS 0 2 2
25 152 Petrov, Petar BUL FRM KAW 0 1 1
26 142 Petrov, Ivan BUL FRM HUS 1 0 1
27 107 van Berkel, Lars NED KNMV HON 0 0 0
28 29 Jacobi, Henry GER DMSB HUS 0 0 0
29 338 Herbreteau, David FRA FFM KAW 0 0 0
30 88 van der Vlist, Freek NED KNMV KTM 0 0 0
31 97 Ivanov, Maykal Grisha BUL FRM HON 0 0 0
32 75 Roosiorg, Hardi EST EMF KTM 0 0 0
33 67 Klingsheim, Magne NOR NMF KAW 0 0 0
34 83 Renkens, Nathan BEL FMB KTM 0 0 0
35 783 Toriani, Enzo FRA FFM HUS 0 0 0
36 397 Arbini, Gabriele ITA FMI HUS 0 0 0
37 722 Mantovani, Michael ITA FMI YAM 0 0 0
38 48 Wilson, Jay AUS MA YAM 0 0 0
MX2 – World Championship Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Bike Total QAT INA ARG MEX ITA EUR LAT GER FRA RUS ITA POR CZE BEL SUI SWE USA NED FRA
1 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT KTM 192 25-25 7-0 25-25 16-22 25-22 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI SUZ 183 9-16 25-22 16-22 25-18 12-18 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3 33 Lieber, Julien BEL KTM 175 20-20 20-18 5-16 20-20 20-16 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4 19 Olsen, T. DEN HUS 158 18-18 15-16 18-14 14-14 16-15 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
5 6 Paturel, B. FRA YAM 147 22-22 16-10 22-12 22-13 0-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
6 172 Van doninck, B. BEL YAM 123 4-14 18-8 14-15 13-16 9-12 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
7 61 Prado Garcia, J. ESP KTM 117 14-10 0-3 20-20 2-1 22-25 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
8 64 Covington, T. USA HUS 113 13-0 0-13 13-1 18-25 10-20 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
9 18 Brylyakov, V. RUS KAW 110 12-12 11-0 11-13 7-15 18-11 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
10 747 Cervellin, M. ITA HON 99 15-13 0-12 12-10 12-10 15-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
11 321 Bernardini, S. ITA TM 93 16-0 13-25 7-9 8-2 0-13 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
12 189 Bogers, Brian NED KTM 76 6-8 0-20 10-5 0-11 2-14 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
13 57 Sanayei, D. USA KAW 74 11-9 4-0 15-18 4-5 5-3 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
14 811 Sterry, Adam GBR KAW 72 10-7 0-15 0-11 11-12 6-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
15 10 Vlaanderen, C. NED KTM 70 0-6 9-0 9-8 15-9 14-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
16 96 Lawrence, H. AUS SUZ 61 3-15 0-5 8-3 10-7 0-10 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
17 919 Watson, Ben GBR KTM 49 2-0 12-14 2-4 5-0 4-6 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
18 66 Larranaga Olano, I. ESP HUS 43 0-2 8-4 6-6 9-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
19 46 Pootjes, Davy NED KTM 42 5-5 22-7 3-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
20 297 Gole, Anton SWE HUS 38 1-1 10-0 0-2 6-4 7-7 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
21 128 Monticelli, I. ITA KTM 38 0-3 5-6 4-7 1-3 0-9 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
22 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE YAM 27 8-11 0-0 – – – – 8-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
23 426 Mewse, Conrad GBR HUS 22 0-0 6-0 0-0 – – 11-5 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
24 170 Ward, Caleb AUS HUS 14 – – 14-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
25 88 van der Vlist, F. NED KTM 14 – – 3-11 – – – – 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
26 81 Hsu, Brian GER HUS 13 – – – – – – – – 13-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
27 67 Klingsheim, M. NOR KAW 11 0-0 2-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
28 98 Vaessen, Bas NED SUZ 11 7-4 0-0 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
29 118 Rubini, S. FRA KAW 11 0-0 0-2 0-0 3-6 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
30 223 Tropepe, G. ITA SUZ 7 – – – – – – – – 3-4 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
MXGP – Overall Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Total
1 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 25 22 47
2 243 Gajser, Tim SLO AMZS HON 20 25 45
3 4 Tonus, Arnaud SUI FMS YAM 22 14 36
4 777 Bobryshev, Evgeny RUS MFR HON 14 20 34
5 21 Paulin, Gautier FRA MCM HUS 18 15 33
6 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB KAW 16 16 32
7 89 Van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL FMB YAM 15 13 28
8 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 7 18 25
9 12 Nagl, Maximilian GER DMSB HUS 10 12 22
10 27 Jasikonis, Arminas LTU LMSF SUZ 9 10 19
11 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR ACU YAM 11 7 18
12 17 Butron, Jose ESP RFME KTM 8 9 17
13 461 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM YAM 13 4 17
14 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV KTM 4 11 15
15 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL FMB SUZ 12 0 12
16 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA FMI HON 3 8 11
17 7 Leok, Tanel EST EMF HUS 5 3 8
18 141 Desprey, Maxime FRA FFM KAW 1 6 7
19 71 Graulus, Damon BEL FMB HON 2 5 7
20 999 Goncalves, Rui POR FMP HUS 6 1 7
21 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI FMS HON 0 2 2
22 151 Kullas, Harri EST EMF HUS 0 0 0
23 9 de Dycker, Ken BEL FMB SUZ 0 0 0
24 19 Philippaerts, David ITA FMI YAM 0 0 0
25 909 Neurauter, Lukas AUT OeAMTC KTM 0 0 0
26 232 Michek, Martin CZE ACCR KTM 0 0 0
27 62 Gercar, Klemen SLO AMZS HUS 0 0 0
28 721 Imbert, Lucas FRA FFM KTM 0 0 0
29 73 Irt, Peter SLO AMZS YAM 0 0 0
30 831 Wysocki, Tomasz POL PZM KTM 0 0 0
31 93 Bengtsson, Jonathan SWE SVEMO KTM 0 0 0
32 47 Boulard, Bryan BEL FFM YAM 0 0 0
33 191 Romancik, Jaromir CZE ACCR KTM 0 0 0
34 36 Bonini, Matteo ITA FMI KAW 0 0 0
35 347 Klein, Johannes AUT OeAMTC KTM 0 0 0
36 920 Valentin, Ander ESP RFME HON 0 0 0
37 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR ACU KTM 0 0 0
38 878 Pezzuto, Stefano ITA FMI YAM 0 0 0
39 173 Bertuzzo, Pier Filippo ITA FMI HON 0 0 0
MXGP – Championship Classification
Pos Nr Rider Nat. Bike Total QAT INA ARG MEX ITA EUR LAT GER FRA RUS ITA POR CZE BEL SUI SWE USA NED FRA
1 243 Gajser, Tim SLO HON 201 20-22 14-0 25-25 25-25 20-25 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2 222 Cairoli, A. ITA KTM 183 25-25 18-0 12-16 18-22 25-22 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3 25 Desalle, C. BEL KAW 151 22-18 20-0 20-11 13-15 16-16 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4 777 Bobryshev, E. RUS HON 145 18-14 12-0 16-22 22-7 14-20 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
5 21 Paulin, G. FRA HUS 145 15-16 8-0 15-18 20-20 18-15 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
6 89 Van Horebeek, J. BEL YAM 144 16-15 11-0 22-20 16-16 15-13 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
7 461 Febvre, Romain FRA YAM 106 11-20 3-0 18-13 10-14 13-4 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
8 4 Tonus, Arnaud SUI YAM 101 14-2 6-0 0-10 15-18 22-14 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
9 12 Nagl, M. GER HUS 95 13-5 0-0 13-15 14-13 10-12 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
10 22 Strijbos, K. BEL SUZ 90 10-9 15-0 10-12 11-11 12-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
11 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR YAM 88 4-7 25-0 11-8 9-6 11-7 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
12 84 Herlings, J. NED KTM 84 3-10 4-0 9-14 7-12 7-18 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
13 259 Coldenhoff, G. NED KTM 77 6-13 22-0 7-0 4-10 4-11 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
14 99 Anstie, Max GBR HUS 69 8-11 7-0 14-9 12-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
15 27 Jasikonis, A. LTU SUZ 56 – – 5-0 8-7 8-9 9-10 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
16 17 Butron, Jose ESP KTM 49 9-8 0-0 5-5 0-5 8-9 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
17 999 Goncalves, Rui POR HUS 42 2-6 16-0 4-4 1-2 6-1 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
18 7 Leok, Tanel EST HUS 37 5-4 13-0 0-2 2-3 5-3 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
19 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA KAW 36 12-12 9-0 3-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
20 77 Lupino, A. ITA HON 29 7-3 0-0 2-0 5-1 3-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
21 92 Guillod, V. SUI HON 26 0-0 2-0 6-6 6-4 0-2 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
22 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR KTM 15 1-1 10-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
23 141 Desprey, M. FRA KAW 7 – – – – – – – – 1-6 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
24 71 Graulus, Damon BEL HON 7 – – – – – – – – 2-5 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
25 60 Salazar, Jetro ECU HON 4 – – – – 1-3 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
26 179 Poli, Joaquin ARG HON 1 – – – – 0-1 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
27 261 Hendro Fahrodjie , F. INA KAW 1 – – 1-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

 

Next Round: MXGP of Europe – VALKENSWAARD, Holland – April 23


Supercross Point Standings

Next Round: Saturday, April 22 – Salt Lake City, Utah


Mark Stallybrass Podcast Interview

With everything going on at the Pro level of the sport in Canada, we wanted to get in touch with CMRC President Mark Stallybrass to get his thought son everything, so we gave him a call. If you’ve got some time, give it a click and listen to what Mark has to say about the upcoming season of Pro Nationals and the future…oh, and also find out what he was like in high school…


OK, have a great week, everyone. That was our one weekend break from Supercross, so now we’ve just got 3 rounds left to see who takes this championship. It’s going to be a good!

I have to get back to some light reading here at this Starbucks. See you at the races…