Recent MX News
Unbeatable: Ryan Villopoto Dominates End of AMA Motocross Season For Second Title, Eighth Overall AMA Crown
Ryan Villopoto dominating Motocross races: It’s becoming all too much like clockwork. The three-time defending Supercross Champion stuck another feather in his Championship cap after sweeping both Motos at the Utah National on Aug. 17 – claiming his second Outdoors crown and even more accolades before the season even ended. High-fiving hordes of admiring fans after his season triumph was secured, the legend-in-the-making celebrated his eighth overall AMA Championship – tying him for second all-time with Jeremy McGrath. The feat places him 15 titles behind fellow Oakley MX superstar, Ricky Carmichael.
2X! Motocross Teen Phenom Jeffrey Herlings Crowned With Second Consecutive MX2 World Title, Charges Into History Books
It’s one thing to have a teen phenom absolutely dominate his rivals in his sport. But to have one with such a sense of humility as he charges into the annals of Motocross history…is all the more impressive. “It is an amazing feeling, but maybe only when I’m older I’ll realize what I have accomplished,” said Jeffrey Herlings – shortly after wrapping up his 14th World Motocross Grand Prix victory on the season and his second consecutive MX2 World Title. At a mere 18 years old, Oakley’s Dutch rider has tallied an astonishing 30th career GP victory on top of his taking the MX2 crown with three races to go. Not to mention his perfect record through all rounds thus far.
To say that the Red Bull KTM Team recognized Jeffrey Herlings’ potential from the time he barely hit puberty, wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration. He’s been on the program since the moment he was old enough to qualify for the Motocross World Championship. So it was only fitting that just as the Dutch teen motocross phenom claimed his 10th Motocross Grand Prix victory (out of 10) in Sweden, KTM announced a two-year extension of his contract with the team.