Webb, a 25-year-old Northern California native, brings his talents on a Beta motorcycle to the team with the hope of bringing the GEICO Endurocross Series to the forefront of peoples’ minds.“It’s a great feeling to be a part of the GEICO team for 2014,” Webb said. “They have a really professional program in Supercross and Motocross, and I’m sure it will be no different with my team.“GEICO has been the title sponsor of the Endurocross series for several years and has really raised the profile of the sport. My focus will be to bring as much additional attention to Endurocross and GEICO as possible, and the best way to do that is win races. I’m trying to spark as much interest as possible for the Endurocross series, wherever I race, to help it grow as a whole.”Off-road racing has been a big part of Webb’s life literally since he was old enough to throw a leg over a motorcycle. Even though he is still early along in his pro career, Webb has found a lot of success because of his natural riding skill.“I grew up riding in the Trial series where I feel like I really honed my technical skills,” Webb said. “Since then, the past couple of years I have been transferring out of the Trial series and started off-road racing. The end of last year I started putting lot of work into the GEICO Endurocross Series and progressing my career. Thankfully, I came away with my first couple of wins in the series, and that really has me excited about this year.“Things are really progressing in my career and I have no intention of slowing down anytime soon. In fact, I hope to get my first championship this year with GEICO.”The Endurocross Series isn’t the only place where Webb will be vying for victories. He also will be trying his luck at the X Games in Austin, Texas, a competition that has brought him success before in the form of two silver and two bronze medals. Webb plans a fairly extensive schedule of one-off races as well.“I competed in the X Games quite a few times and always really enjoyed it,” Webb said. “With this being my first year with GEICO, we will mainly focus on the Endurocross series and the X Games, but I’m sure I’ll find some other events to race on my off weekends. I just love racing. Hopefully, if everything goes as planned after this season, we can grow into more stuff.“Being a part of GEICO now, they are such a professional program, I feel like it’s definitely a step in the right direction for me and the sport as a whole. It increases my exposure, and it will bring exposure to the Endurocross series all around the world.”Webb will unveil his new look May 2 during the GEICO Endurocross season opener at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the Friday before the Supercross finale, which also takes place in Vegas.
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In this week’s first segment, Senior Editor Nic de Sena goes to the Yamaha MT-10 launch. I have to say, the R1-derived MT-10 is one of my all time favorite street bikes. It’s the perfect balance of instant, usable power, crammed into an agile yet stable chassis. All that is built into an incredibly easy-to-ride package. And I’m not even going to mention it’s ability to wheelie… The latest MT-10 has had some upgrades, so I’m very curious to hear what Nic thinks.
For our second segment this week I chat with Paul Jayson—aka The Motorcycle Broker. Paul has been restoring, collecting, and selling investment grade motorcycles and cars for several decades, and his knowledge and passion for the art of motorcycling seems pretty much unrivaled.
Paul’s quest for total authenticity and insistence on a breathtaking level of detail is incredible. Actually, one of his restorations—a classic MV Agusta—won recently at Salon Privé.
Paul’s take on how the motorcycle market developed globally, and where it’s going, I found fascinating. You can visit Paul’s website at TheMotorcycleBroker.co.uk.
From all of here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!