Ducati Ends 2016 on a High Note Concerning Motorcycle Sales

Ducati ends 2016 on yet another high, with motorcycle sales topping 55,000

  • 55,451 Ducati motorcycles delivered to customers
  • Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding: “The pattern of constant company growth seen these last seven years continues”
  • Andrea Buzzoni, Global Sales and Marketing Director Ducati: “Results on the Italian market were outstanding, with 20% growth”
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Borgo Panigale, Bologna (Italy), 16 January 2017 – Ducati Motor Holding enjoyed further growth in 2016, delivering 55,451 motorcycles to customers all over the world: that’s an increase of 1.2% compared to 2015 (54,809 bikes).

“Ending the year of our 90th anniversary with yet another record is a source of immense pride and satisfaction”, commented Claudio Domenicali, CEO of Ducati Motor Holding. “2016 was the seventh consecutive growth year for Ducati, clearly confirming the soundness of the Bologna-based group’s strategy and skills.”

This highly encouraging result also stemmed from the addition of new motorcycles to the 2016 Ducati  range: for example, sales of bikes in the Multistrada family were up by 16% compared to 2015.

The renewed Hypermotard family enjoyed double-digit growth (+15%), while the new Ducati XDiavel received an equally warm welcome on the market, with sales topping 5,200.

Moreover, during its second year on international markets, the Ducati Scrambler brand extended its worldwide success: over 15,500 bikes were delivered, a result achieved thanks also to the introduction of the new Scrambler Sixty2.

“In addition to a new sales record, 2016 saw consolidation of the considerable increase in volumes achieved in 2015, thanks also to the introduction of the Scrambler brand. This growth demonstrates the strength of both range and brand and, above all, the solid performance of the global sales network”, comments Andrea Buzzoni, Global Sales and Marketing Director of Ducati Motor Holding. “Results on the Italian market have been significant. Thanks to 20% growth in 2016 – and an excellent 84% over the two-year period 2015/2016 – Italy is again the second most important market, after the USA and ahead of Germany.”

The USA retained its position as Ducati’s biggest market, with customers receiving a total of 8,787 new bikes. On European markets, Ducati repeated the excellent progress of the previous year, with Italy (+20%) , Spain (+38%) and Germany (+8%) doing especially well.

Beyond Europe, outstanding brand performance was also achieved in China, where Ducati more than doubled its year-on-year sales (+120%). In Brazil, bike deliveries increased by 36%, and in Argentina by a staggering 219%.

And, as 2016 comes to such a satisfying end, the seven new models presented for 2017 allow Ducati to look to the future with even greater confidence and optimism.

With the motto “More than Red – Evolution never stops”, the 2017 range is packed with all-new developments. “Red” for passion, performance and racing. “More” for an ever-expanding product range that includes more accessible, differentiated motorcycles and an unprecedented range of services.

For 2017 the Monster family is being refreshed and extended with the arrival of the 1200 and the all-new 797. What’s more, already-presented bikes include the new Multistrada 950, Ducati SuperSport and the exclusive 1299 Superleggera.

Ducati Scrambler has launched two new bikes to extend the range of the new Ducati brand: the Café Racer and the Desert Sled.

At this time, Ducati has 1,594 employees, a network of 783 sales and assistance centres and is present in 90 countries.

MV Agusta Unveils Special Edition Brutales

MV AGUSTA AT THE MOTOR BIKE EXPO WITH TWO EXTREME SPECIALS
The Verona show (January 20 to 22, motorbikeexpo.it) will host a pair of one-offs born out of the collaboration between the house of Schiranna and two exceptional partners.

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DragsterBlackout

Varese, January 17, 2017 – MV Agusta arrives at the Motor Bike Expo, the pride of the International custom scene and point of reference for the clothing, special parts and aftermarket components. The protagonists, two extreme specials, both derivatives of the Brutale, the naked-icon of the Italian brand.

BRUTALE 800 RR “BALLISTIC TRIDENT”
The first of these specials, the Brutale 800 RR “Ballistic Trident”, was presented last December at the Hot Rod Custom Show in Yokohama and has achieved International acclaim, thanks to viral success of the public and of the most influential blogs in the industry.

The Ballistic Trident project, commissioned by MV Agusta Taiwan to Winston Yeh, founder
of Rough Crafts (roughcrafts.com), workshop with headquarters in Taipei, pays tribute to the first supersports of the last century MotoGP, characterised by streamlined ‘dustbin’ fairings, a stylistic feature that the Taiwanese designers wanted to reinterpret on this incredible ‘canvas’.

At the Motor Bike Expo the Ballistic Trident will proudly displayed at booth 12D (Hall 1), at
the space of Rough Crafts.

DRAGSTER BLACKOUT
MV Agusta Dragster “Blackout” is a collaboration between the Varese factory and Valter
Moto Components (valtermoto.it), a manufacturer of high-end accessories specialising in
racing components and official partner to the MV Agusta Reparto Corse racing team, with
contributions from Tecnoart Sersan (tecnoartsersan.com), creator of the graphic design and paintwork. The base of the MV Agusta Brutale Dragster Blackout is a MV Agusta Dragster that Valter Esposito, founder of the company and creator of the concept, wanted to transform into a “techno-café racer” inspired by the world of motorcycle racing and car
tuning. With reference to the past, the design is characterised by the new handlebars, and
a front LED illumination activated through the side mounted switches arranged in such a
way as to create a new design element.

The Blackout “wears” Valter Moto Components’ parts (‘clip-on’ racing handlebars, footpegs, levers, oil tanks, fuel filler cap, number plate hanger and the indicators); combined with these beautifully crafted components has been added a circular seven inch full led headlight with a new aluminium trim with an integrated, low mounted dashboard. A fork mounted, full-colour 4.3-inch HD screen for rear vision, entrusted to an integrated waterproof camera flanked by indicators under the tail, guarantees a wide range of visibility (170 degrees). The detailed craftsmanship such as the milled by hand MV logo on the casings should not go unobserved. The graphics are the work of William Melzi of Tecnoart, further defines the concept of “motion-switch” with a texture from the steampunk style on the tank and a name “Blackout,” which closes the circle on the identity of the project.

The exhaust is signed SC-Project: it is the S1, utilised on Leon Camier’s racing F4 in
the SBK championship. Following the preview at EICMA 2016 MV Agusta Blackout will
make it’s presence at the Motor Bike Expo on the Valter Moto Components exhibition
(10Z stand, Hall 6).

Giovanni Castiglioni, CEO of MV Agusta: “MV Agusta is known world-wide as a manufacturer of motorcycle art. It’s very pleasing to me to see that our brand has such a broad appeal that it has been used as a base by such renowned customizers as Walt Siegl, Zagato, Deus Ex Machina and Officine GP Design, just to name a few. I personally really like the Dragster custom designed and built by my friend Valter, it’s a bike that gives me a lot of ideas…”

KTM Factory Racing Teams Score Three Podium Finishes in San Diego

KTM Factory Racing Teams Score Three Podium Finishes in San Diego

Round 2 – AMA Supercross Championship – January 14, 2017

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SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Round 2 of the AMA Supercross Championship took place in San Diego on Saturday and it was a successful day for KTM Factory Racing teams in both the 450SX and 250SX divisions. In the premier class, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Ryan Dungey made it an exciting battle to the finish to earn 2nd overall, while teammate Marvin Musquin rounded out the podium with a 3rd place finish. Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath continued his success from the opening round to capture his second-straight victory in the 250SX class.

Dungey got off to a good start on the day as he claimed the top position in timed qualifying, which awarded him first gate pick heading into the evening’s heat races. Dungey was joined in 450SX Heat 2 by his teammate Musquin, who qualified 5th earlier in the day.

As the gate dropped for 450SX Heat 2, Dungey powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into a 2nd place position, with Musquin just inside the top five. While Dungey maintained a solid 2nd place position throughout the seven-lap race, Musquin powered his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION past Chad Reed and Cooper Webb to ultimately capture a 3rd place transfer position into the Main Event.

450SX Main Event
It was a great start for KTM riders aboard the 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION as Dungey captured the holeshot, followed by Musquin and Rocky Mountain ATV*MC/WPS/KTM’s Davi Millsaps close in tow. While running in 2nd on the opening lap, Musquin had a close call where he went off the track for a brief moment and lost a position to Ken Roczen. Luckily, Musquin recovered quickly and settled into the 3rd place position early on as he set his sights on the lead duo ahead.

Dungey led the first seven laps of the Main Event until Roczen took over the lead just before the halfway point. Dungey didn’t back down though, as he continued to pressure Roczen for the lead position. Due to the new format of timed-races, the Main Event extended itself to 24-laps in total, which proved to be valuable for the reigning back-to-back champion as he reeled in Roczen near the end.

Heading into the final moments of the race, Dungey pulled himself to less than one second behind Roczen and the duo battled it out toward the finish. Dungey made a mistake on the final lap to ultimately allow Roczen the freedom to capture the win, where he finished 2.5 seconds back for 2nd place.

Dungey: “We started out the day nice, which was good because I felt like last weekend that wasn’t the case. It was nice to have the fastest time going into the night show and just put all of our effort into the track. In the Main Event Kenny and I were pushing the pace, I was out front first and then he got by but we had a fast pace all night. We all took the same line out there, you didn’t want to try anything different because the track was so rough. Lappers in the way made you venture off a little but I picked up on a few lines late in the race and was really happy with it. The bike setup was great tonight and I had a lot of fun. I feel like I accomplished what I wanted to coming into the weekend. I know I have to keep the focus on myself and use my experience to make it happen. We made a couple changes here and there but I was really happy in the end.”

Musquin maintained a solid 3rd place position where he captured his second-consecutive podium finish through the first two rounds.

Musquin: “I was really happy about my start in the Main Event. I was trying to be really aggressive and pass Ryan on the opening lap. I went inside and doubled – I don’t know what happened but I thought I was going to crash! I was up in the air and all I could see was the sky. I don’t know how I didn’t crash but I went off the track and jumped back on. Especially with that, I am really glad to be on the podium. It was a good race, I was trying to ride really hard and keep up the pace with those guys [Roczen and Dungey]. At the end of the race they were going really fast, I couldn’t really do more against those guys but 3rd is really good.”

250SX Main Event
McElrath didn’t get the most favorable jump off the line but he pushed his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into a top five position on the opening lap. The points leader played it smart in the beginning stages of the race, where he moved his way into 3rd by lap five.

From there, McElrath put on a major charge to climb his way into 2nd where he contested for the lead position in the final laps of the race. McElrath made a big charge in the final moments of the race as he pressured Martin Davalos for the lead position. McElrath eventually made a pass for the lead with two laps to go and he held on to the checkers to capture his second-straight victory and career win No. two in the 250SX division.

McElrath: “It’s unreal to explain [winning two in a row] but I try to treat the race like a practice day where we go through every scenario except with a little less intensity. I have been working really hard – spiritually, mentally and physically – and have just been in the zone. The Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM team works their butts off every week and I’m so thankful. Last week’s win could have been a fluke but tonight proved to be the real thing and I want to keep it going. The track was really demanding tonight, it was one of those things where I just had to run it in there, it’s not what I would have liked to do but that’s racing – it was for the win so I’ll take it.”

Next Event: Round 3 – Anaheim, Calif. – January 21, 2017

450SX Main Event Results
1. Ken Roczen
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
4. Jason Anderson
5. Cole Seely
6. Eli Tomac
7. Weston Peick
8. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
9. Chad Reed
10. Justin Bogle

450SX Championship Standings
1. Ken Roczen (50)
2. Ryan Dungey (44)
3. Marvin Musquin (40)
4. Jason Anderson (36)
5. Eli Tomac (31)

250SX Main Event Results
1. Shane McElrath (KTM)
2. Justin Hill
3. Aaron Plessinger
4. Martin Davalos
5. Austin Forkner

250SX Championship Standings
1. Shane McElrath (50)
2. Aaron Plessinger (42)
3. Justin Hill (38)
4. Martin Davalos (38)
5. Austin Forker (29)

MV Agusta Relaunches the North American Market

MV Agusta relaunches the North American Market

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The Italian Manufacturer, key player in the super premium motorcycle segment, will be concentrating it’s efforts in increasing the presence and brand awareness in the United States and Canada.

MV AGUSTA Motor S.p.A. and Urban Motor Group Pty Ltd signed an agreement related to the development of the US market. The partnership aims to create a new brand strategy in the US, in order to reinforce and consolidate the brand in a Country which is part of MV Agusta future strategy.

MV AGUSTA USA LLC, the current vehicle for the sales of MV Agusta motorcycles in the US market, will now be led by Urban Motor Group, through a specific and dedicated business unit, and managed directly through its CEO, Joseph Elasmar who will run the USA team to develop and reinforce the MV Agusta brand position in USA.

Aligning itself with MV Agusta’s ambition, the new management team will also focus on building brand awareness and quality customer service by harnessing the wealth of experience, robust business model, passion in motorcycles and extrinsic perspective that has earnt Urban Motor Imports the reputation and accolade of being the key distributor for a number of motorcycle brands including MV Agusta.

The driving force behind Urban Motor Group has been the relentless ambition of Joseph Elasmar to bring to market products of distinction. From humble beginnings and as an astute student of International Business, Elasmar built the Group from experience of over 14 years in the motorcycle industry. The opportunity to represent MV Agusta in North America is a direct result of a strong and successful relationship with the MV Agusta factory and with Giovanni Castiglioni, CEO of MV Agusta. The two Groups are already partners since years in the Australian market, where Urban Motor successfully made it one of today’s first markets for MV Agusta’s exports.

“We are very excited to build a successful relationship with Urban Motor Group as a new partner also overseeing and developing the presence of MV Agusta in the USA market. Urban Motor has a remarkable track record in delivering a strong dealership network, backed with excellent customer service and dealer support. We are very confident that with Urban Motor we will enter in a new era for MV Agusta in the States, invigorating sales and passion for our motorcycles. Along with the binding agreements signed with Black Ocean Group for a capital increase in MV Agusta, the reorganisation of the US market is another milestone in MV Agusta restructuring plan; our sole focus is clearly consolidating our leadership in the production of high end motorcycles under the MV Agusta brand, and the North American Market will play an important role in our future” said Giovanni Castiglioni.

Joseph Elasmar commented: “Whilst other mainstream brands have taken the mass production approach, MV Agusta continues to do what others dream to do. Coupled with its rich racing heritage, names of famous riders and drivers, to its own bespoke R&D performance centre CRC (Castiglioni Research Centre), MV Agusta is without peer.
2017 looks set to be the most exciting year for MV Agusta with new model updates, yet to be released special editions and coveted new riders for the World Supersport Championship including title contender USA rider P.J. Jacobsen on the latest F3 675 RC motorcycle. Not forgetting, of course, the latest F4 RC which is tipped to excel further at the helm of former BSB Champion Leon Camier. There is just so much going on at the factory. The new technical updates that are coming to the road range in 2017 alone is quite amazing, with CRC mastering significant changes to chassis, engine and electronics componentry. CRC has also proven once again it is at the forefront in R&D with the recent release at EICMA of the most powerful 800 cc naked under Euro 4 constraints, the Brutale 800 RR. I’m really looking forward to build MV Agusta in the USA and in particular seeing customers experience the difference of hand built Italian masterpieces.”

Media events, shows and customer experience days are being scheduled for 2017 with unveilings of new releases and limited special editions. This year MV Agusta USA will be inviting media to an upcoming conference in the first half and will welcome new introductions.

With an expected update to the dealer network in the coming months, the current MV Agusta USA head office in Pennsylvania will be joined by a second new office on the West Coast in California.

Trey Canard Injury Update

Trey Canard Injury Update

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TreyCanard

MURRIETA, Calif. – Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Trey Canard suffered a crash during practice at the opening round of the AMA Supercross Championship on Saturday, resulting in a shoulder injury that forced him to sit out of the evening’s Main Event.

After further evaluation, the doctors have confirmed that Canard has sustained a minor rotator cuff tear and will miss Round 2 this Saturday in San Diego.

Canard: “The good news is that the tear is minor and doesn’t require any type of surgery. It feels extremely sore right now because of the swelling and fluid that has built up around it but once the swelling goes down the doctor says I should be good to go.”

American Flat Track, NBCSN Join Forces For 2017 Season

American Flat Track, NBCSN join forces for 2017 season
All 18 rounds to air weekly on NBCSN starting in July

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FlatTrack

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 10, 2017) – American Flat Track proudly announces an exclusive television partnership with NBCSN for the 2017 season. All 18 rounds, from the season-opening DAYTONA TT to the American Flat Track Finals in Southern California, will air in one-hour, tape-delayed telecasts on Thursday nights throughout the summer and fall.

Entering its 64th consecutive season, American Flat Track is the most historic form of American motorcycle racing and 2017 marks the dawning of a new golden era for the sport. The series boasts two diverse and highly-competitive classes and is headlined by powerful, twin-cylinder motorcycles in the AFT Twins class, with spirited single-cylinder machines battling it out in AFT Singles.

“American Flat Track is America’s original extreme sport and NBCSN is the perfect platform to bring it back into the limelight,” said Michael Lock, CEO of American Flat Track. “We’re delighted to be partnering with NBC Sports Group, one of the most respected sports media organizations in the world. This partnership represents a huge milestone for the sport and a goal that we have been working toward for a long time.”

With nearly 85 million subscribers, NBCSN is the Home of Motorsports in America, providing coverage of NASCAR, IndyCar, Formula One, Mecum Auctions, Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and now, American Flat Track.

“We’re thrilled to add American Flat Track to the best motorsports portfolio in American media,” said Jeff Macaluso, Senior Director, Programming, NBC Sports Group. “We’re excited and proud to be a part of the resurgence of this historic series.”

NBCSN’s coverage of the 2017 American Flat Track season begins in July, kicking off 18 straight weeks of high-intensity American Flat Track telecasts, expertly produced by NASCAR Productions, LLC and highlighted by flag-to-flag race coverage of both classes. The shows will include exclusive features and editorial content telling the story of the world’s elite dirt track motorcycle racers as they battle for glory, while cutting-edge technology, including the latest in onboard cameras, will allow viewers to experience the pinnacle of dirt track motorcycle racing like never before.

American Flat Track will debut inside Daytona International Speedway on a one-of-a-kind race course built on the famous tri-oval at the “World Center of Racing.” The DAYTONA TT will serve as the first battleground for the great American war brewing between Harley-Davidson and Indian Motorcycles, marking the first time the big American factories have competed head-to-head on the race track since the 1950s.

In addition to the 18 primetime premieres, NBCSN will re-air each of the shows the following week, which will also be available on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. FansChoice.tv, a cornerstone of American Flat Track’s digital strategy, will provide live streaming coverage for every round of the 2017 season.

Additional information, including the details about the on-air commentary team and complete television schedule on NBCSN, will be released as it becomes available.

About American Flat Track:
American Flat Track is the world’s premier dirt track motorcycle racing series and one of the longest-running championships in the history of motorsports. Sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing in Daytona Beach, Fla., the series is highly regarded as the most competitive form of dirt track motorcycle racing on the globe. For more information on American Flat Track, please visit http://www.americanflattrack.com, follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, live stream the events at FansChoice.tv and catch all the American Flat Track racing action on NBCSN.

About NBCSN:
NBCSN is NBC Sports Group’s dedicated 24/7 linear sports network. Now in nearly 85 million homes, the Emmy Award-winning network is the cable television home of the Summer and Winter Olympics, National Hockey League (NHL) – including two Stanley Cup Final games — NASCAR, Formula One, IndyCar, Premier League, Tour de France, and America’s Cup. In addition, NBCSN features college football, college basketball, college hockey, cycling, outdoor programming, horse racing surrounding the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup, Ironman, the AVP Tour and USA Sevens Rugby. The network is also home to original programs such as NFL Turning Point, Pro Football Talk, The Dan Patrick Show, and NASCAR America. NBCSN is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

Successful Start to the AMA Supercross Season for KTM Factory Racing Teams

Successful Start to the AMA Supercross Season for KTM Factory Racing Teams

Round 1 – AMA Supercross Championship – January 8, 2017

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ANAHEIM, Calif. – It was a successful start to the season for KTM’s Factory Racing teams as the Red Bull KTM duo of Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin captured two podium finishes in the premier 450SX class, while Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath earned his first-career victory with a dominant performance in the 250SX Main Event.

Musquin kicked off the day with an impressive performance in the timed qualifying sessions, where he assumed the top position heading into the evening’s heat races. Musquin lined up alongside Dungey in Heat 2, each aboard a KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION machine. Both riders put themselves into a favorable position off the start where they charged ahead to ultimately capture 2nd (Dungey) and 3rd (Musquin) in the heat race.

The team’s newest member, Trey Canard, made his official racing debut with the team on Saturday aboard the KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION. However, Canard struggled in his heat, semi-final and LCQ races due to a sore shoulder sustained in crash during the afternoon practice session. Following a discussion with the team after the parade lap, Canard decided to not line up for the Main Event.

450SX Main Event

Musquin got off to a great start aboard his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION as he battled with Ken Roczen for the holeshot. While Roczen assumed the early lead, Musquin tucked in close behind for the 2nd place position, while Dungey jumped into a top-five position on the opening lap.

By the halfway point Dungey had worked his way into the 2nd place position, while Musquin briefly dropped back a position to Eli Tomac. However, the Frenchmen immediately charged back to reclaim his podium position by lap 12.

Dungey maintained a solid 2nd place position for the remainder of the race while Musquin put on a late-in-the-race charge to catch up to his teammate. After 20 laps of racing, Dungey crossed the finish line to capture 2nd overall at the season opener.

Dungey: “It was my first time back on the gate in a while but no excuses, I feel like we’re off to a pretty decent start. I’m happy with the ride and I’m excited to move forward this season. The track was rough and tough tonight, it would reach out and bite you if you weren’t careful. Kenny was riding really well tonight, I didn’t have anything for him. The start was key and you had to get out there and go right off the bat.”

Musquin held strong in the final moments of the race to finish just over one second behind Dungey to capture 3rd place at the season opener.

Musquin: “It feels really good to be on the podium tonight, especially at Anaheim I, it was big. I knew I was capable and it’s just really awesome to see the work that we put in while in Florida pay off. It was a tough track tonight so I’m really happy to be on the podium and I’m looking forward to making some more adjustments with the bike and continuing the momentum.”

250SX Main Event

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath powered his KTM 250 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into favorable position off the start, capturing the holeshot and the early lead. His teammate, Mitchell Oldenburg, settled into a top five position on the opening lap where he set his sights on a podium position. After 15 laps of racing. McElrath emerged victorious to capture the first-career victory in the 250SX class. Oldenburg held tough to finish just off the podium with a 4th place position at the opening round.

McElrath: “That’s what we do during the week – practice with our teammates and try to race hard with people behind you pressuring you. It was tough to be consistent lap after lap – the track was pretty tough but when you make a mistake you just kind of shake it off and try not to let the nerves get to you. We definitely put in the work, we didn’t have high expectations but we knew what we had to do.”

Next Event: Round 2 – San Diego, Calif. – January 14, 2017

450SX Main Event Results

1. Ken Roczen
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
4. Jason Anderson
5. Eli Tomac
6. Cole Seely
7. Davi Millsaps (KTM)
8. Weston Peick
9. Josh Grant
10. Cooper Webb

250SX Main Event Results

1. Shane McElrath (KTM)
2. Aaron Plessinger
3. Martin Davalos
4. Mitchell Oldenburg (KTM)
5. Justin Hill

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 2017 Team

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING 2017 TEAM

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing is pleased to release 2017 team photos featuring Jason Anderson, Christophe Pourcel, Zach Osborne, and Martin Davalos ahead of the opening event of the 17-round 2017 AMA Supercross series, which starts on January 7 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

Winner of the opening round of the 2016 Supercross series, Jason Anderson heads into 2017 looking to mix speed with consistency and challenge for the coveted 450SX title. Competing aboard his #21 Husqvarna FC 450 Anderson will lead Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing in the Blue Ribbon 450SX class.

Competing alongside Anderson, #377 Christophe Pourcel will battle the world’s best in the 450SX category as the talented Frenchman bids to improve on his 2016 championship result.

Representing Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing on the highly-competitive 250SX West series Martin Davalos is determined to improve on his 2016 result of fourth in the 250SX East championship. Faced with eight grueling rounds of Supercross racing before the East vs West shootout in Las Vegas on May 6, Davalos is hopeful of improving on his two winning performances in 2016 and challenge for the title.

Competing in the 250SX East series aboard his #16 Husqvarna FC 250 Zach Osborne switches coasts with teammate Davalos for 2017. Fourth and just a handful of points from the championship podium in 2016 following five visits to the podium, Osborne will get his racing underway on February 18, in Minneapolis.

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