THE WEEKLY FEED: RED BULL ROMANIACS KICKOFF • STEFAN EVERTS THE BEST EVER? • GREAT NATIONAL ENDURO VID!

BLAST FROM THE PAST: STEFAN EVERTS

 

Stefan Everts has an incredible list of accomplishments in the World Motocross arena. How about 10 World Championships, 101 Grand Prix wins, and was the second man to win world titles in the 125cc, MXGP and Open class (Eric Geboers was the first). Stefan is also the only GP racer to win titles on all four Japanese brands, Suzuki (1991-125), Kawasaki (1995-250cc), Honda (1996, 97-250CC) and Yamaha (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,2006). Stefan has five MXoN victories to his name (1995, 1997, 1998, 2003 and 2004) and in his final Motocross des Nations at Matterley Basin, England, with rains turning the track into a rut infested bit of brutality, he dusted America’s best going 1-1. In 2003 won the MX1 (open class) GP World Championship, the Motocross des Nations and was the overall winner of the ISDE held in Fortaleza, Brazil. As you can see by the photo, the Belgium racer was a decent sand rider.

 

BILLY BOLT KICKS OFF ROMANIACS WITH A PROLOGUE WIN

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Billy Bolt took the Romaniacs Prologue win, but says his fitness is off and it will be tough to hang with Lettenbichler.

 

The 2023 Red Bull Romaniacs is on and Billy Bolt led home rival Mani Lettenbichler and Alfredo Gomez on the spectacular streets of Sibiu at this third round of the Hard Enduro World Championship. Bolt led the main show with Letti in hot pursuit.  Bolt and Mani battled, swapping the lead with Bolt eventually taking the flag after 10 laps, 20 seconds clear of Lettenbichler who in turn was a 25 seconds clear of Alfredo Gomez in third.

 

Alfredo Gomez and his Rieju fight to keep Letti in touch. They finished 2-3.

 

Trystan Hart, FMF KTM FACTORY RACING team and Sherco’s Mario Roman dual during the wild street prologue.

 

 

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NEWS

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SOCIAL DISTORTION

VIDEO JUKEBOX

Follow along as NEPG rider Paddy Holloway jumps in behind some of the fastest racers at the sixth round of the AMA National Enduro series. He’s capturing footage of the race on his GoPro camera to bring you a unique prospective of what it was like at the race.

 

SHOT OF THE WEEK

Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Billy Bolt performs at the incredible street prologue on day one at the Red Bull Romaniacs. Photo:  Mihai Stetcu / Red Bull Content Pool

 

GEAR BAG

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NIHILO CONCEPTS TPS SETTING TOOL

The Nihilo Concepts Throttle Position Sensor setting tool is a must-have for all KTM, Husqvarna, and GASGAS dirt bikes with a throttle position sensor. Nihilo Concepts joined forces with sister company WMR Racing Development to design a one-of-a-kind tool that has an unmatched experience when setting your TPS. All the new motocross and offroad fuel injected models come with a throttle position sensor on the throttle body and it is very important to have it set to a specific value. The TPS is an important sensor that helps the engine control how much fuel to inject, and it must be set to a specific number for optimal performance which we discuss in our video. Our tool is made out of billet aluminum, heavy duty wiring, proprietary circuitry, OEM connectors, and is made very durable. Price: $249.99

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NEW TM DESIGNWORKS FRONT CHAIN SLIDER KTM – HUSKY – GAS GAS

 

 TM Designworks’ new HD front chain slider for the 23-24 KTM, Husky and GASGAS replaces the stocker, which wears out quickly. There’s more material in critical wear spots wears longer with improved chain control. The Side backplate keeps chain centered to increases drive chain power, has UV protection and is oil impregnated for reduce drag. They come in Black and OE color match Orange, Red, and Husky dark blue, include updated dampening pads to reduce chain slap noises and  new cups, bolts for easy install. Retails $64.95

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WOLF: BACK IN THE DAY

This is at the top of Texas Canyon, 1982, with Bouquet Reservoir as the backdrop. I was setting up a Maico 490 Alpha E to race in the western rounds of the National Enduro series. I wanted to love this machine, but the rear end (first time single shock) was not great, hard to setup and mated to a very beefy package. But the biggest drawback for me was the power. It made tons, but the non-reed valve engine made thrust that was skewed towards mid to top and really lacked a good bottom flow, which is critical in the Wolf world for technical enduros.

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