Although he dropped a place in the 2011 AMA Supercross point standings after finishing fifth at Qwest Stadium, Seattle, Ryan Dungey is only seven points behind the series leader, Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki).
And with two races remaining and 50 points up for grabs, Dungey has a chance to keep his AMA Supercross title.
Misano (Republic of San Marino), Tuesday 16th June: having spent the last weeks making long-haul trips to Africa and America, the Ducati Xerox squad can now enjoy a local trip, from Bologna as far as the Italian Adriatic Coast, for the eighth round of the World Superbike championship, taking place this weekend at the Misano World Circuit.
The "home" track for Ducati in recent years, with the absence of Imola from the Superbike calendar, the Misano circuit generally also proves to be the hottest appointment of the season.
The Hannspree FIM Superbike World Championship heads for the USA this weekend for the seventh round, which takes place close to Salt Lake City in the state of Utah. The venue is the Miller Motorsports Park, about half an hour away from the state capital, on the Interstate highway road that leads to the famous Bonneville Salt Flats.
After a four-year hiatus, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, makes its return to Rice Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah for the penultimate round of the 2009 season.