Monday Morning Coffee

By Billy Rainford

Monday Morning with Bigwave

The silicone chip inside her head gets switched to overload…

Yep, as I sit here typing, the rain continues to fall in my neck of the Canadian woods. Southwestern Ontario is getting bombarded with spring rain lately. I realize it’s supposed to be wet at this time of year, but this seems to be a little excessive! In fact, Motopark actually had to cancel their Amateur National Qualifier (ANQ) Sunday because of it. I’ve raced many a muddy day up there in Chatsworth and to be forced to reschedule a race of this importance backs up my statement about the weather in these parts. (Actually, Motopark is up in Central Ontario, but still.)

Facebook Update

MOTOPARK RACE HAS BEEN CANCELED. Unfortunately we got lots of rain. If you have signed in come to AMO trailer for refund or we can hold on to it and credit your next race entry. We will be open till 9am for refunds. Cochrane’s is a go for the Eastern ANQ. Thanks.

Pfft, back in my day, we simply got our 82-year-old grandmother to pick the mud off with a broken stick and we went racing! | Bigwave Sr. photo

There were 3 ANQ’s scheduled across Canada for this past weekend: (BC) Kelowna MX Park in Kelowna, BC, (SWO) Motopark in Chatsworth, ON, and (East ON) Cochrane’s in Colborne, ON.

Kelowna Results:

I couldn’t find results online yet, but here is a link to a bunch of photos by Two Six Media. Click HERE.

Motopark Results:

Races Canceled

Cochrane’s Results:

I couldn’t find results online yet.

Next weekend:

Alberta South (AMSA)- GNC Allocation (3)

  • May 7.2017  Lethbridge (Temple Hill Motorcycle Park)

Central Ontario – GNC Allocation (1)

  • May 6/7.2017 at Runway Park

South Western Ontario – GNC Allocation (10)

  • May 7.2017 Muttco

Eastern Ontario – GNC Allocation (5)

  • May 7.2017      Muttco

Atlantic – GNC Allocation (4)

  • May 6.2017      Riverglade, NB

Good luck to everyone trying to make it to the 2017 Parts Canada TransCan GNC at Walton Raceway!


East Rutherford SX

So, have you heard enough debate about “the move” yet? No? Great…

All I ‘m going to say is that is was an obvious move by Marvin Musquin to let Ryan Dungey get more points – that’s not a big deal or anything new for a teammate to do for a rider in a title hunt. It happens in every other type of racing. The thing is, fans of every racing sport are not usually thrilled with the practice. “May the best man win” is their mantra.

In my opinion, had Marvin just said something like, “Ya, with Ryan fighting for this championship, there’s no way I was going to steal those extra 3 points!” everything would have been fine. Boom. We move on.

Unfortunately, it’s when he tried to say he made a mistake in that sweeper that got everyone upset. We all went poring over the video footage, trying to find that exact moment we could pinpoint as the time when his decision was made to miss the rut.

OK, I think we’re probably all on the same page on this one, but since it’s all the internet has been talking about since Saturday night, I figured I had to weigh in.

And what’s up with riders not entering the track at the nearest safe spot possible?! I don’t understand this one at all. How could anyone think they’re not going to be seen skipping an entire section of track? It’s beyond me and could cost the 250 East championship. Weird.

Jeff McConkey will have his ‘McThoughts‘ from New Jersey later today, so we’ll let him explain all the other craziness that went on just outside NYC. It was one for the ages, that’s for sure!

One round left!


MXGP Returns this Weekend with MXGP of Latvia

Tracks

KEGUMS

LENGTH:
1540m
TYPE OF SOIL:
Hard Sand

TIMETABLE

SUPPORT CLASSES:

EMX250
EMX125

RACE TRACK

Name Motocenter “Zelta Zirgs”
Address “Oskalni”, Rembates pag., Kegums, Latvia
GPS coordinates Track: 56°45’12.43″ N, 24°44’09.72″ E
Welcome Centre: +56° 45′ 13.36″, +24° 44′ 10.81″
Phone +371 29559921 (only during the event)
Website www.mxgplatvia.lv
Email mxgplv@gmail.com

 

 

 

ORGANIZER

Name Kristers Sergis
Phone +371 29559921
Website www.mxgplatvia.lv
Email mxgplv@gmail.com

 

 

LOCAL PRESS OFFICER

Name Kaspars Kulikovs
Phone +371 29874628
Email kaspars@lamsf.lv

 

 

NATIONAL FEDERATION

Name LaMSF
Phone +371 67845851
Website www.lamsf.lv
Email moto@lamsf.lv

 

 

AIRPORTS

Name Riga
Distance 60 km
Website www.riga-airport.com
Name Kaunas
Distance 300 km
Website www.kaunasair.lt
Name Tallin
Distance 341
Website http://www.tallinn-airport.ee/eng/info/airlinesattallinnairport

 

TOURIST BOARD

Website www.latviatourism.lv, www.baltic.travel

 

 

ROAD DIRECTIONS

Motorway Riga – Daugavpils. Exit: Kegums – road P 8 Suntazi
National road A6
Nearest town Ogre, at 10 km from the circuit
Direction East

 

 

 

Standings

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 242 25-25 7-0 25-25 16-22 25-22 25-25 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI SUZ 223 9-16 25-22 16-22 25-18 12-18 18-22 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3 33 Lieber, Julien BEL KTM 197 20-20 20-18 5-16 20-20 20-16 22-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4 19 Olsen, T. DEN HUS 188 18-18 15-16 18-14 14-14 16-15 12-18 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
5 6 Paturel, B. FRA YAM 173 22-22 16-10 22-12 22-13 0-8 14-12 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
6 172 Van doninck, B. BEL YAM 159 4-14 18-8 14-15 13-16 9-12 16-20 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
7 64 Covington, T. USA HUS 133 13-0 0-13 13-1 18-25 10-20 20-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
8 18 Brylyakov, V. RUS KAW 123 12-12 11-0 11-13 7-15 18-11 13-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
9 61 Prado Garcia, J. ESP KTM 121 14-10 0-3 20-20 2-1 22-25 4-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
10 747 Cervellin, M. ITA HON 109 15-13 0-12 12-10 12-10 15-0 3-7 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
11 10 Vlaanderen, C. NED KTM 99 0-6 9-0 9-8 15-9 14-0 15-14 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
12 321 Bernardini, S. ITA TM 98 16-0 13-25 7-9 8-2 0-13 0-5 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
13 57 Sanayei, D. USA KAW 90 11-9 4-0 15-18 4-5 5-3 6-10 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
14 189 Bogers, Brian NED KTM 89 6-8 0-20 10-5 0-11 2-14 2-11 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
15 96 Lawrence, H. AUS SUZ 88 3-15 0-5 8-3 10-7 0-10 11-16 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
16 811 Sterry, Adam GBR KAW 72 10-7 0-15 0-11 11-12 6-0 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
17 919 Watson, Ben GBR KTM 58 2-0 12-14 2-4 5-0 4-6 0-9 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
18 128 Monticelli, I. ITA KTM 49 0-3 5-6 4-7 1-3 0-9 7-4 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
19 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE YAM 45 8-11 0-0 – – – – 8-0 10-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
20 66 Larranaga Olano, I. ESP HUS 43 0-2 8-4 6-6 9-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
21 46 Pootjes, Davy NED KTM 42 5-5 22-7 3-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
22 297 Gole, Anton SWE HUS 38 1-1 10-0 0-2 6-4 7-7 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
23 81 Hsu, Brian GER HUS 28 – – – – – – – – 13-0 0-15 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
24 152 Petrov, Petar BUL KAW 23 – – – – – – – – 0-1 9-13 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
25 426 Mewse, Conrad GBR HUS 23 0-0 6-0 0-0 – – 11-5 1-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
26 88 van der Vlist, F. NED KTM 20 – – 3-11 – – – – 0-0 0-6 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
27 170 Ward, Caleb AUS HUS 14 – – 14-0 – – – – – – 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
28 67 Klingsheim, M. NOR KAW 11 0-0 2-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
29 29 Jacobi, Henry GER HUS 11 – – – – – – – – 0-0 8-3 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
30 98 Vaessen, Bas NED SUZ 11 7-4 0-0 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 234 20-22 14-0 25-25 25-25 20-25 15-18 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
2 222 Cairoli, A. ITA KTM 220 25-25 18-0 12-16 18-22 25-22 12-25 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
3 21 Paulin, G. FRA HUS 192 15-16 8-0 15-18 20-20 18-15 25-22 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
4 89 Van Horebeek, J. BEL YAM 182 16-15 11-0 22-20 16-16 15-13 22-16 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
5 777 Bobryshev, E. RUS HON 176 18-14 12-0 16-22 22-7 14-20 18-13 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
6 25 Desalle, C. BEL KAW 172 22-18 20-0 20-11 13-15 16-16 14-7 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
7 461 Febvre, Romain FRA YAM 131 11-20 3-0 18-13 10-14 13-4 10-15 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
8 84 Herlings, J. NED KTM 124 3-10 4-0 9-14 7-12 7-18 20-20 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
9 4 Tonus, Arnaud SUI YAM 120 14-2 6-0 0-10 15-18 22-14 7-12 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
10 12 Nagl, M. GER HUS 116 13-5 0-0 13-15 14-13 10-12 11-10 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
11 24 Simpson, Shaun GBR YAM 105 4-7 25-0 11-8 9-6 11-7 9-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
12 259 Coldenhoff, G. NED KTM 101 6-13 22-0 7-0 4-10 4-11 13-11 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
13 22 Strijbos, K. BEL SUZ 90 10-9 15-0 10-12 11-11 12-0 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
14 27 Jasikonis, A. LTU SUZ 86 – – 5-0 8-7 8-9 9-10 16-14 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
15 99 Anstie, Max GBR HUS 69 8-11 7-0 14-9 12-8 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
16 7 Leok, Tanel EST HUS 54 5-4 13-0 0-2 2-3 5-3 8-9 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
17 17 Butron, Jose ESP KTM 49 9-8 0-0 5-5 0-5 8-9 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
18 999 Goncalves, Rui POR HUS 45 2-6 16-0 4-4 1-2 6-1 2-1 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
19 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA KAW 36 12-12 9-0 3-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
20 92 Guillod, V. SUI HON 31 0-0 2-0 6-6 6-4 0-2 0-5 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
21 77 Lupino, A. ITA HON 30 7-3 0-0 2-0 5-1 3-8 1-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
22 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR KTM 15 1-1 10-0 0-0 3-0 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
23 151 Kullas, Harri EST HUS 8 – – – – – – – – 0-0 4-4 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
24 141 Desprey, M. FRA KAW 7 – – – – – – – – 1-6 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
25 71 Graulus, Damon BEL HON 7 – – – – – – – – 2-5 0-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
26 212 Dewulf, J. BEL KTM 7 – – – – – – – – – – 5-2 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
27 664 Bengtsson, F. SWE KTM 6 – – – – – – – – – – 0-6 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
28 201 Martens, Y. BEL HUS 6 – – – – – – – – – – 6-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
29 60 Salazar, Jetro ECU HON 4 – – – – 1-3 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
30 37 Krestinov, G. EST HON 3 – – – – – – – – – – 3-0 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

SXQC Arenacross Tour | Degelis

I headed over to the official series website and couldn’t find results. This seems to be a Monday morning issue all across the country…

Schedule:

April 29 – Degelis

May 6 –Montmagny

May 20 –Wolf River

June 3 – Matane Colisée Provincial Concrete

June 10 – Chandler

July 22 – Chibougamau

July 29 – Malartic

I found this on Sylvain Brodeur‘s Facebook page:


We saw the weather forecast and decided against risking the drive up to Motopark. Instead, we headed downtown for the Forest City Road Races. It’s been quite a while since I’ve been to a running race, so it was fun to see some old, familiar faces and take some photos of people moving much slower than on dirt bikes.

There was a 5K, 10K, and a Half Marathon to challenge the sold out crowd of over 2000.

In the crowd were a couple ex-motocross racers…

Steve Emery finished the half marathon in a time of 2:29:13 on a sore knee. He was 436th overall and 49th in his age group | Bigwave photo

Mike McGill finished the half marathon in a time of 1:56:07. He was 202nd overall and 21st in his age group | Bigwave photo

Good job, guys.


Have a great week, everyone. Hopefully, you’ve got some dry weather where you’re reading this from because our forecast here is not looking great for the next few days.

I’m not really sure what’s going on here. See you at the races… | Bigwave photo