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The DIRTY WEEKEND AHEAD: 28th and 29th of May

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Fullnoise.com.au's Look At The Major Australian, International and Local State Races and Events Being Held This Weekend

2016 MOTUL MX Nationals Round 5: Western Australia
<b>The DIRTY WEEKEND AHEAD:</b> 28th and 29th of May
Australia's best motocross riders head to the deep sand of Wanneroo in Western Australia for the 5th round of the 2016 MOTUL MX Nationals this weekend.

In the MX1 class, KTM Australia's Kirk Gibbs heads into the round with a slim 1 point lead over Dean Ferris, with Todd Waters and Matt Moss both with in striking distance of the red plate.

The big change up for the MX1 class this week will be the departure of SD3 Husqvarna's Brett Metcalfe who has headed back home to the U.S before making the trip to Canada to contest their national championship. Even with Metcalfe gone we can still expect to see at least a five rider freight train at the front of the field with Kade Mosig showing last weekend he his back to his best.

The MX2 class will head into the final round before the mid year break being led by DPH Motorsports Yamaha YZ250F pilot Jed Beaton, who like Gibbs holds the slender lead.

Nathan Crawford is the rider who is on the brink of being the next in line to hold the points leaders red plate, while Caleb Ward holds down third position the championship as he continues to make up for a swag of points lost at round three.

The event will once again be streamed live thanks to NRGTV and as always we will have the action embedded as the top article on this site from early tomorrow morning.

2016 Lucas Oils American Motocross Championship Round 2: Glen Helen
<b>The DIRTY WEEKEND AHEAD:</b> 28th and 29th of May
The anticipation of the opening round of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, resulted in an action-packed afternoon of racing this past weekend to kick off the 12-round season.

While RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John‰Ûªs/Suzuki Factory Racing‰Ûªs Ken Roczen and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki‰Ûªs Joey Savatgy ultimately made the biggest statements at Hangtown by taking the overall win in the 450 Class and 250 Class, respectively, many riders thrust themselves into the battle at the front of the field, setting the stage for what is sure to be an even more thrilling second round this Saturday, May 28, at the FMF Glen Helen National from Southern California‰Ûªs Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino.

The championship‰Ûªs annual trek to the heart of the motocross industry of Southern California also presents one of its toughest challenges. Glen Helen Raceway is notorious for its dramatic elevation changes, high speeds, and tough terrain, which allows it stand alone as arguably the world‰Ûªs toughest track.

The riders will surely be pushed to their limits, but their familiarity with the facility, which serves as a popular destination for team testing, makes for a wide-open battle in which anyone can emerge victorious.

2016 FIM World Motocross Championship Round 9: Spain
<b>The DIRTY WEEKEND AHEAD:</b> 28th and 29th of May
The MXGP Championship is about to hit the half-way mark in the 2016 with round nine of eighteen taking place this weekend on the old-school circuit of Talavera de la Reina, Spain.

Talavera de la Reina first hosted a round of the FIM Motocross World Championship back in 1994 where American Donny Scmidt was the winner on a Yamaha YZ 250cc, while its most recent round was last year where Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Antonio Cairoli won in MXGP and Kemea Yamaha Racing‰Ûªs Valentin Guillod won his first ever grand prix in the MX2 class.

This year is the tenth time that Talavera de la Reina will host the MXGP of Spain and in addition it will also host the fifth round of the European Championship EMX250 series as well as the third rounds of the European Championships EMX300 Presented by FMF Racing and EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing.

So far we have no clues as to who will win the premier class. The rookie, Honda Gariboldi‰Ûªs Tim Gajser leads by 4 points over the defending champion Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing‰Ûªs Romain Febvre, while both will have to keep an eye on the eight-time FIM Motocross World Champ Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Antonio Cairoli as he quietly chips away at their points in third.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Antonio Cairoli is the most recent winner of the MXGP of Spain. Although Tony has many accolades and multiple GP wins, last years win here in Talavera wasn‰Ûªt just any old win.

If Honda Gariboldi‰Ûªs Tim Gajser impressed you with his sick scrubs in Germany, you better hold your jaw in place because it‰Ûªs bound to drop at the circuit renowned for its scrub enticing hills. Putting his insane whips aside, Tiga will also be running the red plate for the third time this year as he leads the championship, 4 points clear of Romain Febvre.

The MXGP of Spain in Talavera de la Reina was the first sign of big things to come for Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing‰Ûªs Romain Febvre who hit a career milestone here when he landed on the podium for the first time in the premier class.

The Frenchman‰Ûªs most recent grand prix win was back in March in the sand of Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, which could fool you into thinking he‰Ûªs a better sand rider, yet most people that know him as a rider would say he is definitely one of the strongest riders in the world on hard and slick surfaces which will make him a huge threat for the win this weekend.

In MX2 class The Bullet, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Jeffrey Herlings has won here once, back in 2014, but he only finished second last year after having a biggie which you can watch on our Youtube channel by clicking HERE.

While Herlings is labeled the king of sand and Talavera couldn‰Ûªt be further from a sand circuit, it just makes smoking everyone on the hard-pack a sweeter feeling, which is what he‰Ûªll be aiming to do.

Team Suzuki World MX2‰Ûªs Jeremy Seewer broke his podium streak last weekend after having a few spills. Nevertheless he is still sits second in the championship, 37 points up on Pauls Jonass.

Red Bull KTM Factory Racing‰Ûªs Pauls Jonass is also not a huge fan of clay, but the Latvian wonder child knows that it is his weakness and after being the surprise of the season last year when he finished as the vice world champion, it‰Ûªs apparent he is a pretty fast learner.

One rider that is fond of a hard surface TM Racing Factory Team‰Ûªs Samuele Bernardini who was on fire a couple of weeks ago in Italy. If the Italian star on the rise can keep his focus sharp, he could be in for his first ever podium finish this season.

2016 AMSOIL GNCC Round 7: Millfield, Ohio
<b>The DIRTY WEEKEND AHEAD:</b> 28th and 29th of May
The 2016 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, moves to Sunday Creek Raceway in Millfield, Ohio this Sunday, May 29, for the 27th Annual Wiseco John Penton GNCC.

While FMF/KTM Factory Racing's Kailub Russell comes into his hometown round with a four race winning streak behind him, the previous round proved that Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing/Bel-Ray's Josh Strang is still in the fight for the National Championship.

As the 13-round circuit reaches its halfway point, the previous race just two weeks ago made it apparent that the racing action is far from reaching its climax. The battle for the lead between Russell, Strang and Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/KR4/FAR Racing Husqvarna's Thad Duvall validated that The John Penton GNCC overall win is anyone's game.

Russell currently leads the way in the National Championship standings and will look to extend his points lead while he continues his quest to earn his fourth consecutive GNCC title. The 2010 champion, Strang, also has his eyes set on the championship and will charge to earn his third win of the season and gain valuable points on Russell.

While Duvall has had his fair share of issues during the beginning of the season, he now has two podium finishes behind him. Even though he is currently ranked tenth in the points standings, this will not slow him down as he attempts to capture his first win of the season. One thing that will be certain this weekend is no matter the outcome we are promised a great race.

JCR Honda/Lucas Oil/Maxxis/FLY Racing's Chris Bach has a string of consistent finishes behind him where he moves into The John Penton GNCC ranked fourth, while Westfield Powersports KTM Presented by Moose Racing's Jordan Ashburn added another top-five finish to his resume in Indiana. Both Bach and Ashburn will be challenging as podium contenders as they take off the first row in the 1 p.m. pro race.

LOCAL AND STATE RACING
<b>The DIRTY WEEKEND AHEAD:</b> 28th and 29th of May
- RXT Helmets Shell Advance Gippsland Motocross ChampionshipRound 3 - Korumburra, Vic
- Northern Region MX SeriesRound 3 - Alpine, Vic
- Barry Francis Western Region MX SeriesRound 4 - Colac, Vic
- Tasmanian State MX Championships round 5 - St Helens, Tas
- Slur Memorial- Parawa MX, SA

FULLNOISE.COM.AU's Weekend Ahead
<b>The DIRTY WEEKEND AHEAD:</b> 28th and 29th of May
It is all about sand this weekend!

While we are not making the trip over to Wanneroo for the 5th round of the 2015 MOTUL MX Nationals, we will be taking in all the action via the NRGTV live stream, between cutting laps at a deep sand ride park in South Australia as we kick up our prepartions for the Hattah Desert race which is quickly coming up.

Once we are done cutting moto's it will be a quick trip home to scour the internet looking for a replay of round two of the American motocross championship from Glen Helen, while also compliling all of the results and news from around the world to bring to you as soon as possible.

Then it will be time to kick back, log into MXGP-tv.com and watch all the action live from spain and the 9th round of the World Motocross Championship. Yep we are all set for another massive moto weekend .

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