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Moments Chad Reed

When Chad Reed put together his independent program for the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series, the fan favorite garnered support from some longtime friends and a few new partners. One of the new additions to CR22’s sponsor list in 2018 was No Toil, the California brand that specializes in biodegradable and non-toxic chemicals for air filters and chains. To capitalize on the new partnership, No Toil spent time at Reed’s Florida compound and filmed an incredible commercial that shows Reed in action on his Supercross practice track and in the garage, all while hyping up the importance of making every moment of every day count.


Latvian GP Results

Herlings Blitz - Latvian GP


Red Bull KTM factory rider Jeffrey Herlings has won his 72nd Grand with one of his most impressive weekends to date. Going 1-1 and looking simply in another class to his rivals, he also extended his championship points lead to 29 over Cairoli. 

Even second placed man Antonio Cairoli struggled to make a solid attack, finishing with 2-2 and leading a bunch of laps, but it still wasn’t enough.

Cairoli led early in the second MXGP moto, with Herlings around seventh. Within a lap Herlings was second but Cairoli had already built a 10 second lead. As Herlings made a mistake Cairoli clocked the quickest lap of the race. 

Herlings then lapped the quickest lap again and within no time was onto Cairoli. Herlings passed in the air between lapped riders and Cairoli was riding super fast to try and keep with Herlings. Both impressive. 

We are seeing something very special in 2018 and while Antonio Cairoli has been the master since 2009, it looks like the new king in town is Herlings.

Herlings won by five second but to show how much better Herlings and Cairoli are, third placed Gautier Paulin was 53 seconds back.

MXGP Overall

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 50pts 

2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 44 pts

3. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HUS), 38 pts 

4. Clement Desalle (BEL, KAW), 32 pts 

5. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 30 pts

6. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 29 pts

7. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), 28 pts

8. Max Anstie (GBR, HUS), 26 pts 

9. Julien Lieber (BEL, KAW), 21 pts 

10. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, YAM), 20 pts


E Bike Gone Wild!

Curtiss Zeus Unveiled at Quail Motorcycle Gathering



After revealing its Warhawk, which picks up from designs originated by Confederate Motorcycles (a brand identity abandoned for obvious reasons), Curtiss Motorcycles unveiled at the recent Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel a monstrously powerful concept called the Zeus.  Powered by twin electric motors, the Zeus claims to make in the neighborhood of 170 hp and 290 foot/pounds of torque!

Attempting to “redesign the American motorcycle”, Curtiss felt free to design the Zeus from scratch with no preconceptions of what a motorcycle should look like. The machined billet chassis incorporates unusual suspension along with the massively powerful electric motors.

Curtiss says that its founder, Glenn Curtiss, invented the v-twin motorcycle in 1903. The Zeus concept is expected to reach production in 2019 (as a 2020 model), and is purportedly one of several Curtiss models currently under development.

At the Carmel event, the Zeus was awarded the “Most Innovative Motorcycle” prize from a panel of judges that included industry icon Craig Vetter. Let us know what you think of the Zeus.



MXGP Qualification 

Herlings Sensational Saturday



Red Bull KTM rider Jeffrey Herlings has easily won the MXGP qualification race after taking a big holeshot and pulling well away from his rivals. Second was Clement Desalle and third in a great ride Antonio Cairoli.
“It was awesome,” Herlings said. “I liked the track all day. It was a walk in the park. We want the same tomorrow.”
Herlings took the holeshot from Desalle, Coldenhoff, Febvre, Monticelli, Van Horebeek, Gajser. Herlings clocked a lap five seconds quicker than anyone else. Gajser got past Van Horebeek and Cairoli 13th.
After two laps and Herlings lead was 11 seconds, unbelievable, or maybe not. Three laps in and Herlings backed it down and is just three seconds a lap quicker than his rivals. 
Todd Waters a brilliant ninth after a handful of laps and Cairoli  up to 12th. Herlings lead is 19 seconds and goodbye competition. Waters went down after climbing to 8th. Gajser went past Coldenhoff and Waters back in 29th.
Cairoli working hard moved into 8th place and Febvre all over Desalle. Cairoli closed in on Seewer and Herlings still moving away but slowing down to just two seconds a lap quicker than the others. The lead 25 seconds after nine laps.
Cairoli into seventh while Nagl was ninth and Paulin 10th. Van Horebeek all over Coldenhoff then the Dutchman made a mistake and the Belgian was through. Gajser flying passed Febvre and was into Desalle.
Gajser crashed and Cairoli passed both Coldenhoff and the fallen Gajser. Herlings wins it from Desalle and Cairoli.

MXGP - Qualifying Race - Classification

1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 25:15.963;
2. Clement Desalle (BEL, Kawasaki), +0:50.350;
3. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), +0:52.955;
4. Romain Febvre (FRA, Yamaha), +0:53.967;
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, Yamaha), +0:56.432; 6. Glenn Coldenhoff (NED, KTM), +0:59.992;
7. Tim Gajser (SLO, Honda), +1:01.824;
8. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, Yamaha), +1:02.220;
 9. Gautier Paulin (FRA, Husqvarna), +1:03.219;
10. Maximilian Nagl (GER, TM), +1:09.757; 11. Max Anstie (GBR, Husqvarna), +1:26.139;

Eric Geboers - Lommel Farewell


Motocross legend Eric Geboers, who passed away this past week, will be given a private funeral, with just family and friends invited.

To give everyone the opportunity to say goodbye to Eric Geboers, there is a final greeting on Tuesday 15 May at the motocross circuit in Lommel. The funeral ceremony itself will take place in an intimate circle, the family says.

"The family and friends of Eric Geboers want to thank everyone for the support they received in recent days. The amount of beautiful messages is overwhelming. Yet the family wants to ask to respect their privacy during the mourning process during this difficult period ".

No media or public are allowed at the funeral ceremony. A befriended photographer will make pictures during the funeral and they will be made available to the media after the ceremony.

Supporters and sympathizers will be able to make a final greeting on the motocross circuit of Lommel on Tuesday evening between 19 and 21pm


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