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Ivan Ramirez Wins First Career Hare & Hound

Ivan Ramirez 2014 AMA National Hare & Hound Winter Classic

Factory FMF/KTM Team rider Ivan Ramirez took his first career AMA National Hare & Hound victory at the opening round of the series held in the Lucerne Valley desert, a win he credited to his long-time friend and mentor, the late Kurt Caselli. Ramirez was on his A-game from the start of the race. He […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally News

Yamaha Stage 12

Despres Takes Stage Win for Yamaha whilst Pain Goes Third Overall A great performance today by the Yamaha Factory Racing riders saw Cyril Despres take his second special stage victory of the 2014 Dakar Rally. Despres had moved into the lead of the special by the second checkpoint and moved into a neck and neck […]

Off-Road Racing: Five things to Consider before the Flag Drops

Off Road tires

Off-road, rally, and enduro racing are some of the more grueling activities you can put yourself through. They wear on you both mentally and physically, and can put some real abuse to whatever machine (dirt bike, quad, or UTV) is propelling you across the rocks, sand, ruts, switchbacks, and natural terrain jumps. Some people race […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 11

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Despres Takes Second on Stage 11 of Dakar Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres enjoyed another day battling at the front of the lead group of riders today on stage 11 of the 2014 Dakar Rally. The exhausting ride covered 605km of timed special stage featuring every kind of terrain, from dunes to rios. The five-time […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 10

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Despres and Pain Move Up on Stage Ten Dakar Strong rides by both Cyril Despres and Olivier Pain on stage ten of the 2014 Dakar Rally have seen them move further up the overall standings today. The 631km special stage between Iquique and Antofagasta required all the skill of the Yamaha Factory Racing riders to […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 9

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Despres Moves Up the Standings After Stage Nine Dakar Following from yesterday’s maiden stage win on a Yamaha, Cyril Despres was the first rider to open the piste today for the ninth stage of the 2014 Dakar Rally. The defending champion was again on the pace with his Yamaha YZ450F machine, staying within five minutes […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar Rally Stage 8

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Despres Scores Maiden Dakar Special Stage Victory with Yamaha The wait is over today as Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres made a little piece of history, taking his maiden stage victory with the manufacturer. After a challenging first half of the 2014 Dakar Rally, Despres was on fine form today, controlling the pace at the […]

JCR/Honda Signs Chris Bach For 2014 GNCC Series

JCR/Honda Signs Chris Bach - 2014 GNCC

JCR/Honda is excited to announce a multi-year partnership with American Honda to compete in the United States largest and most prestigious Off-Road racing series, the Grand National Cross Country series known as the GNCC. With this bold move from American Honda the statement is clear that it is moving forward in Off-Road motorcycle racing here […]

Yamaha Factory Racing: 2014 Dakar News Stage 7

Yamaha Stage 7

Despres Back in the Top Ten as 2014 Dakar Enters Bolivia After a challenging end to the last stages before the rest day of the 2014 Dakar Rally, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Cyril Despres has broken back into the top ten today as the event entered Bolivia for the first time. The day’s ride, from Salta […]

Johnny Campbell Racing Withdraws From SCORE International Baja Racing For 2014

JCR/Honda 2013 SCORE San Felipe 250 - 1st Place

Johnny Campbell Racing, Inc (JCR) the most dominate motorcycle Off-Road racing team to compete in Baja, Mexico, is officially announcing its withdrawal from SCORE International Baja racing for 2014. Honda has enjoyed participating in Baja competition for over 51 years. Within Honda’s rich Baja racing history racers like Dave Ekins, Al Baker, Bruce Ogilvie, Chuck […]