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GP-Guide

2012

FIM Motocross World Championship + German ADAC MX-Masters MX1/MX2/EMX125


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Intro

Harry Everts in front of Eric Geboers

The deep roots of Suzuki in grand prix motocross racing

Suzuki‘s motocross roots go a long way back. Since the late 1960‘s the ‚yellow‘ brand has been involved in racing, and in association with former GP winner Sylvain Geboers it led to a World Championship winning combination. With 125cc, 250cc, 500cc and MX1 combined, the impressive record currently stands at a total of 34 Constructors‘ titles, 29 Riders‘ titles in the World Championship, 17 Riders‘ titles in the AMA Nationals Championship and 16 in the AMA Supercross Championship. It is this racing heritage that pushes the bikes forward to what they are now - racing machines for the riders you can find in this booklet, but also excellent machines that everybody can enjoy!

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Team Profile

The Factory Team

MX1

Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX 1

Since the 1970s the intense relationship between Geboers Racing Promotion and Suzuki Motor Corporation has built one of the strongest teams in the paddock, with numerous World Titles and Grand Prix victories to show for it. Names like Everts, Smets, Pichon, Albertyn, ... have pushed the count of personal World Titles up to 29 aboard Suzuki race bikes. In 2012 we can once again find Clement Desalle on the mighty RM-Z 450, which proved to be a GP-winning combination in the last two years. New on the team is ‚Estonian Express‘ Tanel Leok, for the first time in the colours of Rockstar Energy Drink, the team‘s main partner.

Info: Team Owner: GRP, Maatheide 1510, 3920 Lommel/Belgium; General Manager: Sylvain Geboers; Team Manager: Eric Geboers; Riders: Clement Desalle #25, Tanel Leok #4; Mechanic Desalle: Marc ver Paelen; Mechanic Leok: Bo Rasmussen; Suspension Technican: Frank Schroyen; Datalogging and Electronics: Roy Matheson; Engine Technican: Gerrit Zwyzen; Logistics: Rony de l‘Arbre; Marketing/PR: Jo de Munck

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The Talent Scouts

MX2 EMX125

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe

In 2012 the German-based team works closer than ever with the GRP-Team in Lommel/BEL, what proves the brandnew and strong relationship with Rockstar Energy. The MX2-Crew under the leadership of Teammanager Thomas Ramsbacher again has a very young and completely new rider lineup. Two fresh Youngsters named Harri Kullas and Petar Petrov starting in the MX2 World Championship and the hot-blooded spanish ‚Young Gun‘ Jorge Zaragoza in the European 125cc Championship build the rider lineup this year. The goals are set, the guys are ready!

Info: Team Owner: Suzuki International Europe GmbH, Suzuki-Allee 7, 64625 Bensheim/ Germany; Team Manager: Thomas Ramsbacher; Technical Coordinator: Jens Johansson; Riders: Harri Kullas #151, Petar Petrov #152, Jorge Zaragoza #99, Mechanic Kullas: Gustav Skoog; Mechanic Petrov: Kevin Guilloux; Mechanic Zaragoza: Stijn Friet; Suspension Technican: Frank Schroyen; Datalogging und Electronics: Roy Matheson; Engine Technican: Guido Vissers; Logistics: Christian Neurauter/Bischof Logistic; Marketing/ PR: Gerald Steinmann, Jürgen Gassebner

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Rider‘s Profile

MX1

Clement Desalle

Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1 After leading the championship for the first half of the season, 23year-old Clement Desalle had to discontinue his quest for the World Championship after a shoulder injury. After a long recovery period in which he had both shoulders operated, the Belgian rider is set to be one of the main contenders once again, already showing good form in the first two pre-season races of Valence/F and Hawkstone Park/UK, where he managed to climb on the top step of the podium! ‚My long winter preparation went well, I was pretty happy to get the racing spirit again at the pre-season races! It‘s still different from a GP though, but I‘m looking forward for the season to start!‘

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Info: Name: Clement Desalle Date of Birth: May 19th, 1989 Nickname: MX Panda Place of Birth: La Louvière/BEL Hometown: Gouy lez Pieton/BEL Height : 1.70 m Weight: 77 kg Favourite Food: Pasta Carbonara Favourite Drink: Rockstar Energy Recovery Favourite Track: Is sur Tille/F Hobbies: Running, Cycling, Racketball

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Rider‘s Profile

MX1

Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1

Tanel Leok

New on the MX1 team is Estonian rider Tanel Leok. Leok has won several GPs in the past and can always be considered as a serious contender for winning GPs. The ‚Estonian Express‘ adapted well to his new Factory RM-Z 450, showing some impressive starts and heat wins at the pre-season races. He‘s like a fish in the water when it comes to deep sandy tracks, so in it‘s first big race for the team, Leok managed to secure second position in his first ever beach race of Le Touquet, one of the most grueling sand races that exist! His riding style is a mixture of aggressive and smooth at the same time, but one thing is for sure: He‘ll always give 100% when it‘s needed!

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Info: Name: Tanel Leok Date of Birth: June 1st, 1985 Nickname: Estonian Express Place of Birth: Voru/EST Hometown: Zonhoven/BEL Height: 1,70m Weight: 77 kg Favourite Food: Pasta Favourite Drink: Rockstar Energy Original Favourite Track: All Sandtracks Hobbies: Snowboarding, Trials, Golf, Fishing

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Bike Profile

SUZUKI RM-Z 450 Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MX1

With numerous GP victories from Joël Smets, Kevin Strijbos, Clement Desalle and Steve Ramon‘s World Championship title in 2007 on it‘s palmares, the legendary RM-Z 450 needs no introduction. The newest generation of RM-Z 450‘s builds further on it‘s magnificent - trademark - handling in combination with the KYB Factory suspension. The 2012 bike had an engine update to deliver more - but still silky smooth - power throughout it‘s entire power range. Be sure to see this fuel injected 4-stroke bike on the podium in 2012!

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Specifications Engine: Single cylinder, 4 stroke Displacement: 449cc Valve Type: DOHC, 4 valves Fuel system: Electronic fuel injection, Keihin Data Recording: GET Clutch: wet, multi-plate, Hinson Gears: 5 speed Exhaust system: Akrapovic Air Filter: Twin Air Frame: Twin Spar Aluminium Alloy Front Suspension: KYB Factory Rear Suspension: KYB Factory Tyres: Pirelli

Rims: Excel Front Brake: Nissin/Braking Rear Brake: Nissin/Braking Sprockets, handle bars and grips: Renthal Chain: DID Plastics: Polisport Length: 2185 mm Width: 830 mm Height: 1260 mm Wheelbase: 1480 mm Weight: 102 kg Tank Capacity: 7 Litres Fuel: ETS Lubricants: Motul


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Rider‘s Profile

MX2

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe

Harri Kullas

‚If you really want something, then you can achieve this‘, is one of the favourite quotes of Harri Kullas. The 19-year-old Finn managed to impress at last year‘s GP of Glen Helen, where he scored a fourth place in the heavily fought MX2-class. His efforts - ninth position in the overall result of the 2011 MX2 World Championship - were awarded with a ticket to the Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe team. Riding bikes since age 7, his extreme ambition pushed him towards a near-perfect riding style, with the crown of Finnish Supercross Champion to prove for it. With Stefan Everts as role model, it only emphasizes his will to work hard to get results. His goal for 2012: ‚Better than ninth in the overall MX2 World Championship!‘

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Info: Name: Harri Kullas Date of Birth: March 1st, 1993 Place of Birth: Helsinki/FIN Hometown: Lommel/BEL Height: 1.79 m Weight: 72 kg Favourite Food: Finnish Favourite Drink: Rockstar Energy Favourite Movie: Comedy Favourite Music: David Guetta Favourite Track: Lommel/BEL, Glen Helen/USA Favourite Rider: Stefan Everts Hobbies: Karting, Skiing, Running

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Rider‘s Profile

MX2

Petar Petrov

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe

When you grow up in the motocross-crazy city of Sevlievo, it seems logical that talented riders like Petar Petrov want to size up against the fastest riders in the world. The succes of this young Bulgarian didn‘t come accidentally though, thanks to unavoidable hard work he‘s now between the world‘s best. Quite rare for a Bulgarian, Petar can rely on some decent Sand skills, which he proved by taking 5th position in the brutal GP of Lommel/BEL. In the tough Dutch Open MX Championship he managed to secure a respectable third position overall. This year Petar can attack the World Championship on a factory backed race bike, offered by Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe. Petar‘s goals 2012: ‚I‘m happy to be on the team and hope that I can stay injury-free to reach top ten!‘

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Info: Name: Petar Petrov Date of Birth: June 24th, 1994 Nickname: Pepe Place of Birth: Sevlievo/BUL Hometown: Sevlievo/BUL Height: 1.84 m Weight: 81 kg Favourite Food: Lasagne Favourite Drink: Rockstar Recovery Favourite Movie: Never back down Favourite Music: Hip Hop Favourite Track: Glen Helen/USA Favourite Rider: James Stewart Hobbies: BMX, Soccer, PlayStation

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Bike Profile

SUZUKI RM-Z 250 Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe

The 2012 RM-Z 250 builds on the race experiences of the last two World Championship seasons. Pure speed, light handling and a high self-consciousness is needed to get it to the limit of it‘s abilities for both rider and the bike. The RM-Z engine with it‘s perfectly tuned injection system impresses with an astonishing peak performance without sacrificing in it‘s lower and mid rpm‘s. It‘s the reason why the RM-Z 250 is the bike of choice for riders all over the world. Great handling, wide power band and low dry weight is what makes this bike a winner.

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Specifications Engine: Single cylinder, 4 stroke Displacement: 249cc Valve Type: DOHC, 4 valves Fuel system: Electronic fuel injection, Keihin Data Recording: GET Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, Hinson Gears: 5 speed Exhaust system: Akrapovic Air Filter: Twin Air Frame: Twin Spar Aluminium Alloy Front Suspension: KYB Factory Rear Suspension: KYB Factory Tyres: Michelin

Rims: Excel Front Brake: Nissin/Braking Rear Brake: Nissin/Braking Sprockets, handle bars and grips: Renthal Chain: DID Plastics: Polisport Length: 2170 mm Width: 830 mm Height: 1270 mm Wheelbase: 1475 mm Weight: 96 kg Tank Capacity: 7 Litres Fuel: ETS Lubricants: Motul


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Rider‘s Profile

EMX125

Jorge Zaragoza

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe

The Spanish lightweight with a ringing name was already a hotshot on his 85cc machine, which he rode to vice champion in 2011. This year he‘s moving onto the Suzuki RM 125, which is the most logical step towards the bigger bikes. It doesn‘t make his ambitions for the EMX 125 Championship any less: „I want to win the Championship for Suzuki, since signing with them is the best thing that could happen to me! Working hard does pay off! - said the 15-year old Jorge who also took the start of the famous Paris/Bercy Supercross. One of his favorite tracks is Sevlievo/BUL, where this year he can show what he‘s worth on his official Suzuki!

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Info: Name: Jorge Zaragoza Date of Birth: May 30th 1996 Place of Birth: Valencia/ESP Hometown: Mol/BEL Height: 1,67 m Weight: 50 kg Hobbies: BMX, Snowboarding, Trial Favourite Food: Cookies Favourite Movie: Clockwork Orange Favourite Music: The Strokes Favourite Drink: Rockstar Recovery Favourite Track: Sevlievo/BUL Favourite Rider: Ricky Carmichael


Bikes‘ Profile

SUZUKI RM 125 Rockstar Energy Suzuki Europe

With the ultra manoeuvrable Suzuki RM125 in his hands, Jorge Zaragoza is on his way to the top of the EMX125 championship. The RM 125 is the most agile bikes of this class, and forms the best step between the 85cc and 250-4stroke series. Equiped with almost the same components as the MX2 teambikes and built in the team‘s workshop, this RM 125 is for sure one of the hottest bikes in the 2012 EMX125 championship.

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Specifications Engine: Single cylinder, 2 stroke Displacement: 124,8 ccm Fuel system: Carburetor, Mikuni Clutch: Mechanic Gears: 6 speed Exhaust system: HGS Air Filter: Twin Air Frame: Central Tube, Steel Front Suspension: KYB Rear Suspension: KYB

Tyres: Michelin Rims: Excel Front Brake: Nissin/Braking Rear Brake: Nissin/Braking Sprockets, handle bars and grips: Renthal Chain: DID Plastics: Polisport Wheelbase: 1450 mm Weight: 87 kg Fuel: ETS Lubricants: Motul

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Starter list

MX1 GP-Riders 2012

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No. Name

Nat.

No. Name

Nat.

4

Tanel Leok

EST

91 Matiss Karro

LAT

7

Jonathan Barragan

ESP

95 August Justs

LAT

9

Ken De Dycker

BEL

111 Dean Ferris

NZL

10 Anthony Boissiere

F

120 Cedric Soubeyras

F

11 Sebastien Pourcel

F

121 Xavier Boog

F

12 Max Nagl

GER

183 Steven Frossard

F

19 David Philippaerts

I

222 Antonio Cairoli

I

20 Gregory Aranda

F

377 Christophe Pourcel

F

21 Gautier Paulin

F

611 Mihai Cociu

ROM

22 Kevin Strijbos

BEL

777 Evgeny Bobryshev

RUS

999 Rui Gonรงalves

POR

24 Shaun Simpson

SCO

25 Clement Desalle

BEL

32 Milko Potisek

F

36 Matteo Bonnini

I

39 Davide Guarneri

I

42 Nathan Parker

GB

61 Herjan Brakke

NL

67 Santtu Tianinen

FIN

74 Ivo Steinbergs

LAT

79 Lars Oldekamp

GER


Starter list

MX2 GP-Riders 2012 No. Name

Nat.

No. Name

Nat.

6

Max Anstie

GB

103 Kenny Vandueren

BEL

7

Arnaud Tonus

SUI

112 Even Heibye

NOR

12 Simone Zecchina

I

141 Andrea Cervellin

I

17 Jose Butron

ESP

151 Harri Kullas

FIN

19 Cedric Lieber

BEL

152 Petar Petrov

BUL

22 Dylan Ferrandis

F

173 Valentin Guillod

F

23 Christophe Charlier

F

195 Robert Justs

LAT

25 Glenn Coldenhof

NL

221 Priit R채tsep

EST

33 Julien Lieber

BEL

249 Nikolaj Larsen

DEN

34 Joel Roelants

BEL

262 Giacomo del Segato

I

35 Pascal Rauchenecker AT

300 Vlacheslav Solovkin

RUS

37 Valentin Teillet

F

338 Zach Osborne

USA

45 Jake Nicholls

GB

590 Nick Triest

BEL

51 Jens Getteman

BEL

600 David Ivanovs

LAT

66 Aleksandr Tonkov

RUS

824 Nick Kouwenberg

NL

77 Alessandro Lupino

I

911 Jordi Tixier

F

84 Jeffrey Herlings

BEL

922 Kevin Fors

F

89 Jeremy van Horebeek BEL 100 Tommy Searle

GB

101 Samuel Zeni

I

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FIM Motocross World Championship 2012:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

09. April

valkenswaard/NL

mx1, mx2, MX3, WMX

22. April Sevlievo/BUL MX1, MX2, EMX125 29. April

fermo/I

mx1, mx2, emx125

13. maY

Guadalajara/MEX

mx1, mx2

20. maY

Beto Carrero/BRA

mx1, mx2

03. junE

st. jean d‘angely/F

mx1, mx2, UEM250

10. junE

Agueda/POR

mx1, mx2, emx125

17. JunE

Bastogne/BEL MX1, MX2, EMX125

01. julY uddevalla/SWE

mx1, mx2, emx125

15. julY Kegums/LAT

mx1, mx2, UEM250

22. julY

semigorje/RUS

mx1, mx2, UEM250

05. august

loket/CZ

mx1, mx2, UEM250

19. August

matterley Basin/GB mx1, mx2, EMX125, UEM250, VMX

02. september Lierop/NL

mx1, mx2, UEM250

09. september

t.b.a.

t.b.a.

23. September Teutschenthal/GER MX1, MX2 30. September Lommel/BEL MX of Nations / MX1, MX2, MX3 11

9 10 13

4

15

14 1 8 17

16 12

6 3

5 7

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April 9th, 2012

GP of The Netherlands

MX1 MX2 MX3 WMX

VMX

MX3

1

Valkenswaard, Eurocircuit The mecca for all sand fans is this year‘s kick-off race for the World Championship season. Straight away riders need to give their all and the bikes need the power they can get. At Valkenswaard no prisoners are taken - this is the real deal. And the best thing is that you can find this all close to the Belgian and German border!

Info: Address: Kempervennendreef 4, 5563 VB Westerhoven, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands Website: www.gpvalkenswaard.nl Next Airport: Eindhoven (16 km) Tourist-Info: www.vvv-valkenswaard.nl

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April 22th, 2012

GP of Bulgaria

MX1 MX2 EMX125

Sevlievo, Gorna Rositza Circuit After the deep sand of Valkenswaard the direct opposite awaits the riders in the second round on the hard packed track embedded in rolling hills. In comparison to the first round it‘s not endurance that is the main issue, but high speeds and fast responses are. Having a good start in Sevlievo gives the best chance for a top ranking.

Info: Address: Gorna Rositza Circuit, Sevlievo 5400, Bulgaria Website: www.bfm.bg Next Airport: Sofia (180 km) Tourist-Info: Elena.nikolova@bfm.bg

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April 29th, 2012

GP of Italy

MX1 MX2 EMX125

Fermo, Motoclub Monterosato After being the final race of the championship in the previous years, this spectacular hard packed track has been moved forward in the racing calendar. There are few other tracks that have as many height changes as in Fermo, so it‘s a must for all fans of rollercoaster-like tracks!

Info: Address: Motoclub Monterosato, Via Monterosato 7, 63023 Fermo, Italy Website: www.monterosato.com Next Airport: Ancona Falconara (80 km) Tourist-Info: www.fermo.net

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May 13th, 2012

GP of Mexico

MX1 MX2

Guadalajara, Motodromo Nico Espana We‘re leaving the European mainland and travel to the far away Mexico. Former World Champion Sebastien Tortelli is putting his shoulders under the organisation of this GP, so riders and fans can expect something exceptional! The track itself is hard combined with some sandy sections which, together with the heat, will form grueling circumstances for the riders - and the bikes!

Info: Address: Av. Lopez Mateos sur S/N Tlajomulco de Zuniga Jalisco, Mexico Website: www.motocrossgpmexico.com Next Airport: Guadalajara (16 km) Tourist Info: www.jalisco.gob.mx/turismo

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May 20th, 2012

GP of Brasil

MX1 MX2

Beto Carrero, MX Park When you‘re already in South America, you might as well do a detour to Brazil. After Guadalajara, the fifth round of the championship is the second new track on the Calendar. It‘s very likely that temperatures and humidity are going to be high, so once again the Brazilian GP is going to be a physical challenge!

Info: Address: Rua Inacio Francisco de Souza 1597 - Penha Website: www.mundialdemxbrasil.com.br Next Airport: Florianopolis International Airport (115 km) Tourist Info: www.mundialdemxbrasil.com.br

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June 3rd, 2012

GP of France

MX1 MX2 UEM250

St. Jean d‘Angely, Circuit du Puy de Poursay On last year‘s MXoN track many legendary battles have been held. For the fans this track has reached Cult-status. It‘s not just because you can see the majority of the track from the spectators area, but it‘s simply spectacular and breathtaking. It‘s location also makes for a great road trip to the south of France!

Info: Address: Circuit du Puy de Poursay, BP 85; 17416 St. Jean d´Angely, France Website: www.motoclub-angerien.com Next Airport: Angouleme (70 km) Tourist-Info: http://ot.angely.net

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June 10th, 2012

GP of Portugal

MX1 MX2 EMX125

Agueda, Crossdromo Internacional Portugal in June can only mean one thing: heat! The ‚Crossdromo International‘-track with it‘s red soil is a favourite of the most technical riders. Main reason are the berms and ruts that form throughout the weekend‘s races. Last year Clement Desalle powered his way to the top step of the podium of this race! Can he do it again in 2012?

Info: Address: Crossdromo Internacional de Águeda Candam, 3750-069 Borrolha; Águeda, Portugal Website: www.mxagueda.com Next Airport: Porto (80 km) Tourist-Info: www.visitportugal.com

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June 17th, 2012

GP of Belgium

MX1 MX2 EMX125

Bastogne, Pleine militaire de Sans Souci One of the late entries of the Calendar is the GP of Belgium, held in Bastogne close to Luxembourg‘s border. It takes the racing to Clement Desalles home turf, who wants to fight for the World Championship title in front of his Wallonian home crowd. It‘s an ideal opportunity for German fans, as it‘s real close to the German border!

Info: Address: Rue Sans Souci, 1 - Bastogne, Belgium Website: www.mx1-bastogne.com Next Airport: Luxembourg (74 km) Tourist-Info: www.paysdebastogne.be

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July 1st, 2012

GP of Sweden

MX1 MX2 EMX125

Uddevalla, Glimminge Motorstadion One of the classics on the GP Calendar is the Swedish event. With a seemingly sandy surface on top of a hard packed soil, it makes for a ultra tricky - and slippery - combination. Nevertheless, it‘s always a stop that both riders and fans like, with the natural setting and surroundings as most remarkable things.

Info: Address: Glimmingen 420, 45192 Uddevalla, Sweden Website: www.uddevallagp.com Next Airport: GĂśteborg City (100 km) Tourist-Info: www.uddevalla.com

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July 15th, 2012

GP of Latvia

MX1 MX2 UEM250

Kegums, Motocenter Zelta Zirgs Kegums is the track that separates the men from the boys. It‘s the place which shows who has done his homework in winter and who‘s truly fit. The high humidity and summer heat in combination with the deep ruts of the sand proved to take it‘s toll the last two year‘s, this year won‘t be any different!

Info: Address: Motocenter „Zelta Zirgs“, Kegums, Latvia Website: www.mx1latvia.lv Next Airport: Riga (60 km) Tourist-Info: www.latviatourism.lv

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July 22th, 2012

GP of Russia

MX1 MX2 UEM250

Semigorje, Semigorje Sportscentre We‘re on our way to Russia, land of bears and Vodka! After hosting the Snowcross World Championship in the winter, it‘s now time for the best motocross riders of the world to make their appearance. It‘s been ten years since the last GP was organized in Russia, but as it stands now the championship is heading east for the next 4 years.

Info: Address: Vichugskiy District, 643 Russia Website: www.7-race.ru Next Airport: Moscow (400 km) Tourist-Info: www.7-race.ru

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August 5th, 2012

GP of Czech Republic

MX1 MX2 UEM250

Loket, Loketske Serpentiny One of the few traditional tracks, nearly unchanged since it hosted it‘s first race in 1973, is the ‚Loketske Serpetiny‘. Situated on a tall slope in the little town of Loket in the western part of the Czech Republic the track is fast and technical, with a hard soil that demands full concentration of the riders. It‘s unique atmosphere amongst fans makes it a highlight of the season!

Info: Address: Loketske Serpentiny, 35733 Loket, Czech Republic Website: www.loketmx.com Next Airport: Karlovy Vary (15 km) Tourist-Info: www.loket.cz

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13

August 19th, 2012

GP of Great Britain

MX1 MX2 EMX125 UEM250 VMX

Matterley Basin, Winchester In 2006 the flowing track of Matterley Basin made it‘s first appearance on the GP Calendar. The track offers a view for the spectators that is almost unmatched in the season, it‘s an absolute must for all race fans! Matterley Basin was the scene for the Motocross of Nations in 2006, this year it‘s home to the ultimate race-fest with the 5 race classes that are scheduled.

Info: Address: Matterley Farm, A31 Alresford Road, Winchester, Hampshire, Great Britain Website: www.britmxgrandprix.com Next Airport: Southampton Airport (21 km) Tourist-Info: http://visitwinchester.co.uk

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September 2nd, 2012

GP of Benelux

MX1 MX2 UEM250

Lierop, De Herselse Bossen Finally the legendary GP of Lierop can be found on the 2012 race calendar again. Lierop‘s atmosphere is unique, with one of the hardest sand tracks of Europe running through a pine forest and the fans right in the middle of it all. In 2009, when Lierop had it‘s last GP, Ken De Dycker won the MX1-class on a Suzuki.

Info: Address: Kerkenhuis 4, 5715 BP Lierop, The Netherlands Website: www.maclierop.nl Next Airport: Eindhoven (25 km) Tourist-Info: www.vvv-someren.nl

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15

September 9th, 2012

GP of t.b.a.

MX1 MX2 Unfortunately the venue of the 15th round of the FIM MX1/MX2 Championship wasn‘t known at the time this booklet was printed. You can count on it that our riders like Petar Petrov (left) and Harri Kullas will have fun this weekend!

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September 23th, 2012

GP of Germany

MX1 MX2

Teutschenthal, Talkessel This year the Motocross World Championship season comes to a close in Teutschenthal, Germany. You can‘t really compare the outrageous ambiance of the ‚Talkessel‘ basin to anything else. The track‘s fast and thanks to its slopes littered with jumps at the same time. An absolute must for German race fans!

Info: Address: Talkessel, Poststrasse, 06179 Teutschenthal Website: www.msc-teutschenthal.de Next Airport: Leipzig-Halle (30 km) Tourist-Info: www.saaleunstrut.com

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September 30th, 2012

Motocross of Nations

MX1 MX2 MX3

Lommel, Stedelijk Motorcrossterrein At this race the nation‘s best are chosen to battle for the ‚Chamberlain Trophy‘. This year Lommel, with the toughest sand track of the world, is hosting this epic race. Team USA currently holds the title as strongest nation, but at this track they will be tested from some of the most legendary European sand riders. It‘s the absolute highlight of the outdoor season, don‘t miss it!

Info: Address: Stedelijk Motorcrossterrein Lommel, Marie Curiestraat z/n, 3920 Lommel, Belgium Website: www.motorcrosslommel.be Next Airport: Eindhoven (35 km) Tourist-Info: www.toerismelommel.be

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Masters Youngster Junioren

Germany‘s top MX-series ADAC MX-Masters 2012

The most popular and at the same time fastest motocross race series of Germany, the ADAC MX-Masters, is looking good in 2012 as well! Top riders from all over Europe compete against Germany‘s best in three different classes, both for the race win and the championship title. In the classes Junior Cup, Youngster Cup and the royal class MX-Masters only one thing counts: who will be the ‚King of Germany‘? One of the main contenders for the crown in 2012 is Marcus Schiffer, who won the Championship in 2007. With several GP-Stars on the starting list, it‘s clear that this series is one of the most important in Europe!

Schedule 2012:

1

31. March./01. APR. Fürstlich Drehna/GER

2

05./06. May

3

26./27. May Höchstädt/GER*

4

23./24. June

5

07./08. July Tensfeld/GER

6

28./29. July

7

25./26. August Emmen/NL*

8

15./16. September Holzgerlingen/GER

KIEL

5 HAMBURG

Freising/GER

SCHWERIN

BREMEN

7 BERLIN HANNOVER POTSDAM MAGDEBURG

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Aichwald/GER

1 DÜSSELDORF DRESDEN

Gaildorf/GER

* without Junior class

ERFURT

WIESBADEN MAINZ

SAARBRÜCKEN

STUTTGART

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3

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Riders‘ Profile

Marcus Schiffer

Silent Sport Suzuki The 24-year-old from Frechen near Cologne is one of the best riders Germany has to offer. Riding GP since 2006, Marcus ‚Skip‘ Schiffer has the support of the Silent Sport Suzuki team to enter the ADAC MX-Masters and several GP. With a winter preparation that was harder and better than ever before, Marcus is entering the 2012 season with confidence and motivation. On top of his agenda is still the ADAC MX-Masters title, a trophy which he already conquered in 2007. Info: Name: Marcus Schiffer; Date of Birth: July 28th, 1987; Nickname: Skip; Place of Birth: Cologne; Hometown: Frechen; Height: 1.87 m; Weight: 79 kg; Hobbies: Soccer, BMX, Snowboarding; Favourite Track: Magdeburg-Diesdorf; Favourite Rider: Ben Townley

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