The second AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport was halted within seconds of the start, then-second-place runner RoadracingWorld.com’s Benny Solis the first of two highsides, with the Yamaha-mounted Travis Ohge being spit off the opposite side of the track a split-second later.
The first AMA Pro Motorcycle-Superstore.com SuperSport race of the 2011 season culminated in a last-lap drafting battle that produced an all-Colombian podium, LTD Racing’s Tomas Puerta-who worked construction over the off-season to pay his way back to the U.S.-took his first AMA Pro victory of his career in dominant fashion.
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Five races are complete in the 2011 AMA Supercross series, and only two riders claimed victories: two for Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, and three for San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart.
2011 AMA Supercross
The reigning AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey dropped back to fifth in the overall point standings after suffering a DNF at Anaheim II Saturday evening.
Despite bad luck in the final 2009 World Superbike round in Portimao, Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport seem happy with their first year in the Superbike World Championship and are already looking forward to 2010. The team always knew that this year was going to be hard, but Troy, Ruben and the whole team have performed better than many expected in their first year of World Superbike competition, taking seventeen top finishes during the season.
The bad luck in Portimao, once again befell Ruben Xaus.
The first of a concluding quartet of rounds in the 2009 FIM MotoGP World Championship season takes place this coming weekend at Estoril.
As Valentino Rossi prepares to make his 100th appearance on a Yamaha factory machine, in the bwin.com Grande Premio de Portugal, at a venue where he has taken victory on five occasions in the premier class, the Italian rider is aware that another Portuguese win will edge him closer to retaining the MotoGP title.
Ben Spies Speaks… (1st, 2nd)