BLAST FROM THE PAST: HAKAN CARLQVIST
Hakan ‘Carla’ Carlqvist was one of the true ‘men’ of GP motocross. According to Danny LaPorte there were few tougher than the Swedish racer. He started GP life racing for Ossa in the World Championships, switched to the Swedish Husqvarna and won the 250 World Championship in 1979. In 1980 Yamaha lured him away and this began his battles with Andre Malherbe and Graham Noyce where he finally put together a championship run in 1983 and became the 500cc World Champion. But perhaps his most famous move was at his final race at Namur, Belgian in 1988. He stopped during the second moto, slammed a glug of beer with some spectators while leading, and still won the final moto. Hakan passed away in 2017 at the age of 63.
MX Sports Pro Racing Names Road 2 Recovery Foundation as
Official Charity of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
MX Sports Pro Racing announced today that the
Road 2 Recovery Foundation (R2R) has been named the official charity of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. As the charity of choice for the world’s most prestigious off-road motorcycle racing series, R2R will donate a percentage of all funds raised to support the presence of the Alpinestars Mobile Medical Unit at each National this summer.
The philanthropic partnership begins today, with an opportunity for fans to make a one-time donation to R2R while
purchasing tickets to any of the remaining rounds on the championship schedule. The tax-deductible donations will go directly to R2R, and will help provide assistance to injured athletes in support of their road to recovery.
ERZBERG OUT TAKES
Jonny Walker (photo Philip Platzer/Red Bull Content Pool)
Graham Jarvis and Manuel Lettenbichler battle at Green Hell. (Photo by Sebastian Marko for Red Bull Contentpool)
Taddy Blazusiak of Poland and Jonny Walker work together to get over Green Hell. (Photo by Sebastian Marko for Red Bull Contentpool)
Billy Bolt (Red Bull Content Pool)
Manuel Lettenbichler , second place at Erzberg (Photo by Sebastian Marko for Red Bull Content pool)
ERZBERG SOCIAL POSTS
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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY
Wow, this was a humbling day for Mr. Webb. It was Tulsa, Oklahoma and 4-day John Zink ISDE Qualfiier and brutal weather turned the already tough venue into a sea of bike and body disintegrating gorp. I was always remember this event, a time on day 3 when less than twenty riders were still going and I quit. There was nothing wrong with my RMX, I was flat hammered. At that exact point in my life I decided that if I was going to try and make the Six Days team I’d have to get tough and fit. I was coming off surgery earlier in the year where they removed hardware from my knee and was basically told that I was damaged goods and would never walk stairs again. I started doing two a days at the gym and running, by the time the ISDE in Sweden kicked off I was running 5-miles a day, riding 3-times a week and was the total gym rat. This one facet allowed me to survive when conditions got grim. I wasn’t fast, but I could be tough.