Tuesday Track Talk – 2012 Week 2

Author: Aaryn Minerds

Author: Aaryn Minerds


Tuesday Track Talk – 2012 Week 2
Round one is getting close, very close. For those wanting to know just how close away we are check out the forum in the MX Nats thread, a couple of well know posters are keeping track of the countdown in a fun way.

It is only early in the week and I am sure things will continue to ramp up in the coming days with the excitement building.

Unfortunately most of the big news at the moment it revolving around injuries to riders, This week we learnt that Steven Clarke is going to be missing the season due to his wrist injury from that big crash at round four of the SuperX series. Taking his ride is going to New Zealand rider Scott Columb, who we mentioned last week was looking for a ride, looks like he found it.
Tuesday Track Talk – 2012 Week 2
Sam Duncason after shoulder surgery - Photo Credit: Full Force CarsRus race team
Other riders we know of either out with Injury or carrying injuries are Ross Beaton who by the sounds of things has done some damage and will be missing from round one, I am still hoping this is not true and will endeavour to try and get hold of Beaton as soon as possible. Sam Duncanson has a nasty crash and suffered some nasty injuries and will be out for awhile though it sounds like he will heal with a bit of time.

Beau Ralston is now out of round one, I spoke to him late last week and he was excited to go racing, however while heading out for a ride on the weekend , riding through the bush on the way to the track he has hit his hand on a tree and broken a bone, he will look to be ready for round 2.

Kale Makeham will make it to the gate for round one but has spent more time in the Dentist chair than he would have liked have a couple of procedures a week ago he endured a double root Canal on Monday to top things off heading into round 1.

Jay Marmont was rumoured to be carrying an injury that has been confirmed by a couple of posts on his twitter page over the past few days, though it sounds like he is ready to go and will be on the gate at Conondale. "Knee is starting to get stronger. Sometime this wk I need to blow the cobwebs out of this bike"

On the international scene riders seem to be coming back from Injury nearly as quickly as they are being injured! More riders hit the deck at the Indy round of the AMA Supercross series which resulted in both James Stewart and Nick Wey being the latest big names to be sidelined during the Supercross series. IT also looks like Former Lites superX champion PJ Larsen has done some damage at the latest round of the American Sx tour in Canada.

Coming back from injury this week was Will Hahn who after making a quick recovery scored a ride aboard Trey Canards Vacant Factory Honda. Speaking of Canard he tweeted this during the week "Had a few questions on my recovery, things are going well, out of the shell now and becoming more normal. No outdoors for me though." Good to hear he is coming along well though it sucks we will not see him outdoors this year.

Aussie Michael Byrne also tweeted some good news during the week " Good doctor visit today everything looks good enough to start back riding again. Just need a MRI to confirm everything #pumped" would be great to see Byrne get back on a bike shortly and build towards the AMA Nationals.

Dean Ferris looks like he is going to only miss the opening round of the FIM World Championship with his elbow injury healing up well, getting really excited to watch Ferris in action this year, though with a 60 Euro price tag to watch this year’s series I am going to have to see the account about squeezing it into my budget!

One of the other cool things we seen in the world of Facebook this week were some images of the Berry Sweet Lucas Oils Yamaha team. The team bikes are looking sweet and you can see them for yourself by clicking HERE While you are there Like the Craig Anderson Racing page!, there were also a few images of the new paint job on the Serco Hauler popping up with their new Metal Mulisha livery.

We ran a poll on Facebook last week asking who would win the MX2 class at this year’s Monster Energy MX Nationals with the clear winner from that Poll being Carlton Dry Honda Racing Thor rider Ford Dale with a 43 Votes, Rounding out the podium was Errol Willis in second with 24 votes with Kade Mosig and Kirk Gibbs sharing the final step of the Podium with 17 Votes.

Other riders who also polled well were Luke Styke and Josh Cachia, the surprise rider with a few votes was Todd Waters if he can win the MX2 class while entered in the MX1 class he will be doing well. It will be interesting to look back at this at the end of the year and see how close it was

We have another poll running for this week for the run into round one asking who will win the MX 1 class, early leader last night after 56 votes was Tye Simmonds with 21 votes from Jay Marmont with 14, then Brad Anderson with 10 and Todd Waters with 9, it will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Tuesday Track Talk – 2012 Week 2
Its that time again, the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals Moto Manager tipping comp is running.
For those who want to take their picks a little more seriously yesterday we launched the 2012 edition of the Monster Energy MX Nationals Moto Manager competition. This season is quickly shaping up to be the biggest ever with over 100 Moto Managers entering team in the first 6 hours the competition was open.

Once again we have some great support and Prizes up for offer for 2012 with Prizes from RHK, Scott, Fox, One Industries, Pirelli and Honda with a few more to announced in the coming days. The best part is you don’t have to be a great tipster to win with Sincs Picks for a Fox Gift pack is a Random Weekly Prize For round one you have $1,200,000 to spend on as many riders you can afford across the three classed, choose wisely there are sure to be some bargains in there!

To enter a team for round 1 head to either the front page of the web site or to the forum and click on the Monster Energy MX Nationals Moto Manager icon, head to the 2012 Mx Nationals comp and get started on round 1, don’t forget to enter a team each and every week. For More information head to tipping section of the forum for regular updates.

Also don’t forget to get your teams in for Round 13 of the Hammerhead Designs AMA Tipping comp.
Tuesday Track Talk – 2012 Week 2
Christophe Nambotin in action at the opening round of the World Enduro championships
Moving away from Motocross, round's one two of the world Enduro championships was ran on the weekend with French rider Antoine Meo taking the win on both days in Chile and is leading the championship in the Enduro I class from Rodrig Thain and Marc Bourgois, while Ivan Cervantes leads Juha Salminen in the Enduro II and Christophe Nambotin leads the way in the Enduro III class.

Back in Australia this weekend will Rounds 3 & 4 of the Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), to be held at Wonthaggi in Victoria with Australia's best off road racers set to do battle once again. We will have more on the upcoming round over the next few days.

Lets finish this week off with a couple of celebrations over the past 7 days with JDR/KTM MX2 rider Ryan Marmont celebrating his birthday on March the 23rd and Mike Ward from Ward Racing Developments and also a mechanic for the GYTR Yamaha team celebrated his birthday on the 26th. I will be spending this evening celebrating my little mans first birthday.

Main Photo Are you ready to go Racing ? This is the view Josh Coppins will have on Sunday when he lines up for round one of the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals.
Photo Credit: Sport The Library

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