Cycle News - Archive Issues - 1990's

Cycle News 1999 07 28

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 1 of 99

In the Wind Ju ly 18 is any in dica tio n . First among them is the U.S. GP at Elkh art Lake, ten tati vely s c hedu le d, pe n di n g ci rc ui t ho m ol ogation, fo r next su m mer. Also "new on the sche d ule is th e Portuguese Gra n d Pri x at Es to ri!. The se ries w ill begin a t the Welkom circu it in Sou th Africa and will end in Japan, wi th a second ro u.nd in Japan early in th e season. Both the Suzuka Circui t and the TwinRing M o teg i w ill h ost G Ps in Japa n . Go ne are the Ma laysian GP, the Brazilia n round and Irn ol a , s ite of th e Sa n Marino GP. The Fre nch GP looks se t for Le Man s and, of cou rse, there are thr ee .ro u nds sched uled for Spa in. Junior's helmet goes big O Thanks to th e efforts of th e AMA, it s me m bers a nd th e m otorcycle ind ustry, U.S. trade officials ha ve decided th ey won' t impose a 100-percent import duty on certai n Euro pean mo torcycles in their w ar w ith Europe over beef. H ad th ey rem ained on the list of products targeted fo r duties, th e price of European mot orcycl es (d isp lacing 500cc or less) im ported in to th e United Sta tes could have doubled , accord ing to th e, AM A. "We sai d all alo ng that motorcycles ha d no p lace in a trade d is pute over beef, and we 're elated th at we were a ble to make the case to federal officia ls," said Edwa rd Mo re la nd, th e AMA's Washingt on represen tative. "Bu t this is really a testament to the po w er of grou n d roo ts lo bbying and to AM A members a nd to o the r m ot orcyclists wh o made phone calls, wrote le tt ers an d sen t emails to their elected officials:' _ ne of Kenny Roberts Jr: s Arai helmets sol d for a w ho pp ing $12,000 during an auction to ra ise mon ey for Riders For H ealth at the Donington Park ro und of the 500cc World Championship Road Race Series on Ju ly 1. Pictured w ith Roberts is RFH's Ali Cessay and event or gani zer And rea Co lem an . In all, the Day of Champions at Donington Parkraised som e $107,0~0 for the cha rity. Joel Smets (Hb g ) and Claudio Federici (Yam) eac h scored victories at th e pi ggybacked 500cc and 125cc rounds of th e W orld C ha m p io ns h ip M X Series a t Lucen ec in Slovakia on Jul y 18. Sm et s put together 1-2 moto sco res to top the 500ce ra nks, follo w ed by current series poin ts leader Andrea Bartolini (Yam) , who finish ed seco nd overall after postin g.2-4 moto finis hes. Fo r m er 500cc World C ham pion Shayne King (KTM) lin ked 4-3 p lacings for th ird overall. Fed erici ha d an easier time of it in the 125cc class, the Italian sw ee p ing bo th motos to earn the o vera ll win , whil e reigning World 125cc Motocross Champion and curren t series poin ts lea d er Al essio Chiod i (Hus) finished 4.17 seconds beh ind Federici in moto one and over 10 seconds behind him in moto tw o to land second overall. Grant Langston rebound ed from a first-moto sixth-place finish to ru n third in moto tw o for third overall. '" '" '" a) N ~ ...., 2 Ronnie Brown (W-R) cros sed the finish line ahead of Pa ul Iw anag a (W-R) and John Hlebo III (W-R) to wi n the Open class d uring the fina l rou nd of Gene Romero 's West Coast Flat Track Seri es a t W a ts on vill e Speedwa y in Wa tsonville, Ca lifornia, on July 17. In doing so , Brown a lso wrapped up the We s t Coast Flat Track Series Championship for 1999. The Open Vin tage class featured a new w inner for the first tim e all season, as c1

Articles in this issue

Archives of this issue

view archives of Cycle News - Archive Issues - 1990's - Cycle News 1999 07 28