Press Releases

Press Releases

After five of ten stages of the Tunisian Rally that takes riders 4,500 km through Tunisia and Libya, the cat and mouse game between KTM factory Marc Coma and Cyril Despres continues with Coma having a slight edge on the Frenchman at the half way mark.

But the two Dakar winners, who are so at home on the desert sands, were able to take a break on Monday with high winds and lack of visibility resulted in the cancellation of the second part of the two-day endurance stage.

Old rivals

Blais Racing/KTM rider Russ Pearson won the 4th round of the AMA Hare & Hound Series while Shock Doctor/KTM riders David Kamo and David Pearson finished 4th and 5th respectively.

Both Kamo and D. Pearson had decent starts but the dust off the start caused trouble for Kamo as they rounded the end of the bomb. "The dust got so thick that I couldn't see anything and before I knew it I was over the bars and on the ground," commented Kamo. His teammate, Pearson was able to escape the worst of the dust clouds and sat inside the top five along with R. Pearson as they began the first loop.

Defending Champion, Shock Doctor/KTM rider Russell Bobbitt won his third race of the season at the fifth round of the AMA National Enduro Series.

Bobbitt controlled the race from start to finish winning four of the six special tests. The other two tests were won by his teammate, eight-time National Enduro Champion, Mike Lafferty. "I had a good day and felt great. My KTM was running perfect and the course conditions were really good," commented Bobbitt.

Dungey Captures Western Regional Lites Class Championship

SALT LAKE CITY (April 25, 2009) – San Manual Yamaha’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won his 11th Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship, race at Rice-Eccles Stadium before 40,612 fans. Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., capped off the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class season with the championship. In tonight’s Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class main event, GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard, of Shawnee, Okla., won his first race of the season.