With the eyes of the motocross world centred on Teutschenthal, Germany for round 10 of the FIM world championships (as well as EMX250 round 6 and EMX125 round 5), here’s a look at what action is taking place elsewhere over the next two days!
Globare in Serbia plays host to the final rounds of the South East Zone EMX65&85 championships as well as the penultimate round of the EMX Open series. It is the final chance for the kids in the 65 and 85 classes to get themselves into the top-10 in the championship standings and book themselves a place into the final at Loket.
In the 65 class, Israel’s Ofir Casey Tzemach holds a clear 31 point lead over nearest rival Dani Tsankov. It’s been a pretty dominant season for Tzemach who has won four of the five races won. It is incredibly close for those all important last qualifying spots, as only 8 points separates 10th placed Jan Jankovic from 17th! In the 85 class, Hungarian Laszlo Tecsi holds a slender 4 point lead at the top of the standings with Luka Kunic hot on his heels. Mia Ribic has 9 points to make up on Stanislav Goshev if she wants to take the final qualifying space.
In the EMX Open category, Martin Michek holds a 56 point lead and could wrap up the title this weekend.
It’s round 5 of the AMA Nationals this weekend and the series visits its second new track of the calendar – WW Motocross Park, near Jacksonville in Florida. This track was used for the last USGP two years ago. After an up-and-down weekend last time out it is now all square at the top of the 450s with Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen tied on 176. Incredibly, there is also a tie for third place currently, with Zach Osborne and Jason Anderson both having 144. In the 250s, Adam Cianciarulo has now pulled a 26-point lead over Justin Cooper, with Dylan Ferrandis third a further 16 points behind.
The Australian Nationals return this Sunday after a break of over a month. Round 6 takes place at the Gympie track in Queensland and it could all change round at the top of the MX1 standings this weekend. Luke Clout holds a 4-point lead over Hayden Mellross, with Todd Waters a further 6 points behind. In the MX2, Wilson Todd holds the lead, but will not be present as he will be riding in Florida. This leaves the door open for second placed Kyle Webster who is two points ahead of Jay Wilson.
European National Championships:
It is round 6 of the Czech Championship at Opatov on Sunday. Hungary’s Bence Szvoboda holds an 18-point lead in MX1 ahead of Filip Neugebauer, whilst in MX2, Slovakia’s Simon Jot holds a 13-point lead over Jakub Teresak. In the Women’s category, Kristyna Vitkova has 22-point lead over Barbora Lankova.
The Portuguese Championship has its eighth and final round at Alqueidao on Sunday. Sandro Peixe has already won the MX1 and has a 21-point lead in the combined Elite class. In MX2, Diogo Graca holds a 20-point lead over Luis Outeiro.
The Lithuanian Championship heads into its second round at Anyksciai with racing taking place over both days in all sorts of categories. At round 1 there were double victories for Domantas Jazdauskas, Dovydas Karka, Arnas Vedluga and Adrija Skudutyte in the MX1, Mx2, 125 and Women’s classes respectively.
Fama is the destination of the fourth round of the Brazilian Championship on Sunday. Spain’s Carlos Campano holds a 10-point lead over Peru’s Jetro Salazar in MX1 with Paulo Alberto of Portugal and Hector Assuncao just 1-point further behind them. Fabio Santos holds an 8-point lead over Frederico Molina in MX2.