2014 Red Bull Glen Helen Motocross VideoThe opening round of the 12-race 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series began Saturday at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, Calif., which returned to the schedule after a four-year hiatus.
And before more than 27,000 MX fans, riders from Minnesota took wins in their perspective classes – Ryan Dungey in 450, and Jeremy Martin in 250.In Moto 1, Dungey rounded the first corner in fourth behind Red Bull KTM teammate Ken Roczen. Both KTM SX-F 450 pilots passed Yamaha’s Phil Nicoletti, and began chasing Josh Grant, also on a Yamaha. But the riders wouldn’t be able to catch Grant, who took the win. Roczen would finish second and Dungey third.Roczen took the holeshot in the second moto, with Dungey in tow. The two immediately pulled away from the grid, and with four laps remaining, things got intense. Dungey put the pressure on Roczen, and would make his passing move with three corners to go, taking the checkered flag ahead of Roczen. Taking third was Honda’s Trey Canard.Dungey took the overall win with a 3-1 finish, ahead of Roczen (2-2) and Canard (7-3).“The track was really tough today,” says Dungey. “The crew did a great job prepping it but it definitely got to be one-lined in the second moto. It was hard to make a pass and that is why it took so long for me to challenge for the lead. I’m really happy with my result today and hope to carry this momentum to Hangtown.”In the 250 Class, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin took his first career victory with a 1-1 sweep. Joining him on the overall podium was teammate Cooper Webb (2-2) and Honda’s Cole Seely (4-4).The 2014 Motocross Series now heads to Rancho Cordova May 31 for the Hangtown Motocross Classic.Attached above are video highlights of 2014 Glen Helen MX.
KTM Super ADV R + Lightning Motorcycles’ Richard Hatfield
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Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends—the weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams rides KTM’s new 1290 Super Adventure R. This hardcore ADV bike is big, powerful, and a true expert-level machine. Interestingly, it has multiple points of adjustment within its highly capable electronics package, and Don discovered several big surprises where the bike changed personality completely. His is an intriguing look at one of the most capable off road ADV bikes on the market today.
In the second segment, I chat with Richard Hatfield, CEO of Lightning motorcycles. This silicon valley based manufacturer was founded in 2006, and having racked up several notable race victories (including Pikes Peak in 2013 with the late Carlin Dunne on board) Lightning have certainly dominated in racing terms. In another first, Lightning has just announced a new rapid-charging battery technology that may well bring electric motorcycles into becoming real-world, practical transport.
So from all of us here at Motos & Friends… we hope you enjoy this episode!