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Austin Forkner
Farm Boy
Austin Forkner started his racing motocross career in 2003 at the age of five. In his first year racing, he won the Show-Me Fall Series. Later on, he continued racing in his home state until 2005, when he entered his first amateur national event at Ponca City, finishing top 10 in either 50cc 7-8 classes.

Racing and being competitive “runs” in Austin’s veins. His father is a smooth motocross rider, and his mother is a barrel racer on horses, making it only natural for them to support Austin. His parents were Austin’s primary support through 2010. In that same year, Austin was the only youth rider to win TWO National Titles at Loretta’s. Since his first AMA National title at Loretta's, Austin has been on the Kawasaki Team Green bikes as a factory supported rider.

In 2015, Austin set his sights on the pro ranks and made a plan on how he would transition to professional racing. He made his last performance as an amateur racer at the Loretta Lynn National Championships in August 2015 with 2 victories. Then he started working on his pro program. In September, in his first pro race, he finished 4th behind 3 seasoned veterans of the sport. In January he raced 2 Arenacross races winning the second one in Greensboro. Austin wrapped up his amateur career with wins at Daytona and Freestone.
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Loïc Bruni
WORLD CHAMPION
Loic was born in the south of France - French Riviera. Always happy, easy on the bike, Loic started to race in XC, DH and Trial. Training on famous home trails like Peille or Cap d'Ail, Loic signed his first contract for his first year as a Junior. He joined Sam Blenkinsop, his idol, and started to improve his speed and his race approach with him.

Better food, thinking about recovery, off time, and working with his best friend and Mechanic Jack Roure, Loic reached the Elite podium during his 2nd year as a Junior, in Windham USA. He became the World Champion in 2015, and after that he won his first World Cup stage in 2016, Cairns - Autralia.
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NEWS
TIM GAJSER - 2019 MXGP World Champion | 8/18/19

It was a massive weekend in Italy for HRC's Tim Gajser as the 22-year old Slovenian clinched the 2019 MXGP World Championship at Round 15 of the series. All eyes were on Gajser heading into the weekend, as he edged closer to a 3rd career World Championship after winning his ninth overall victory of the season at the previous race in Lommel. After winning the title as a rookie in the class back in 2016, Gajser faced two rough seasons filled with injuries and bad luck. In 2019 he returned with a vengeance, racking up victory after victory while taking his riding to a whole new level.

Gajser would not be given an easy task on the weekend from the track, as the race surface built inside the classic Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari speedway was extremely hard and bumpy. Regardless, he got things off to a good start on Saturday, with the fastest time in both Free & Qualifying Practice. The sun was beating down in Imola by the time the riders lined up for the Qualifying Race, and Gajser got off to a solid start through the right handed first corner. He took the green flag in 2nd position behind Romain Febvre and stalked the Frenchman for the opening laps waiting to make his move. After eating roost over the first half of the moto, Gajser finally made the pass for the lead just before the finish line on Lap 8. He settled into the lead after that and took a convincing win for first pick on the gate for Sunday's motos.

Tim headed to the line on Sunday knowing he could wrap the title after Moto 1 with only an 8th place finish if Jeremy Seewer took the win. After not getting the cleanest start, he fought his way through the pack on the opening lap and held 4th place at the green flag with Seewer just behind him in 5th. In classic Gajser fashion, he dropped the hammer and charged to the front with his focus fully on taking the moto win. He made quick work of Paul Jonass and Gautier Paulin and had moved into 2nd only 2 laps later. Race leader Glenn Coldenhoff was in his sights and he continued to charge before making a big mistake and going down on the following lap. The crash knocked him back to 8th but he got going again with full focus on the title. In a much more controlled manner he moved up as far as 5th, which was plenty enough to take the championship with Seewer in second.

It was a hero's welcome for Gajser as he came off the track, with the entire HRC crew making their way onto the circuit to greet him. Champagne sprayed and red smoke filled the air as Tim and his team celebrated the ultimate achievement in the MXGP world. Gajser was overcome with emotion as he soaked in the moment and relished in the third World Championship of his young career.

With all the pressure off after clinching the championship, there was still work to be done and Tim headed to the line for MXGP Moto 2. Another mediocre start had him sitting 4th at the green flag, and he let the race come to him this time as he cruised to 2nd place. He went 5-2 for 3rd Overall on the day, but the only moment he'll remember from the day is raising the #1 plate on the podium.

Gajser's second career premier class title comes with three rounds of the championship remaining. His domination during the middle part of the season that included a streak of 7 overall victories put him in the perfect position to wrap the title up early. The series rolls on next week at Uddevalla in Sweden. #BravoTim

 

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Loic Bruni & Loris Vergier Dominate Andorra | 7/8/19

Fox team riders took the top two spots after some wild racing on the ultra-dry Vallnord World Cup track. The competition was incredibly close with the top three riders separated by only 1.2 seconds. In the end, Loic Bruni threw down an incredible run to beat his French compatriot, Loris Vergier, by just four-tenths of a second! Fox rider Laurie Greenland made some small mistakes but still had the speed to finish eighth – his second top 10 of the season! No rest for the crew as they head to the Legendary slopes Les Gets, France next weekend. Congratulations to Loic, Loris and the rest of the Fox MTB team. No rest for the crew as they head to the Legendary slopes of Les Gets, France next weekend

 

Vallnord Race Results

Men’s Results:

  • 1st – Loic Bruni (4:11.055)
  • 2nd – Loris Vergier (+0.423)
  • 3rd – Troy Brosnan  (+1.202)
  • 4th – Amaury Pierron (+2.948)
  • 5th – Danny Hart (+5.595)
  • 6th – Brook MacDonald (+6.866)
  • 7th – David Trummer (+6.979)
  • 8th – Remi Thirion (+7.989)
  • 9th – Laurie Greenland (+8.383)
  • 10th – Jack Moir (+9.260)

Women’s Results:

  • 1st – Rachel Atherton (5:00.622)
  • 2nd – Marine Cabirou (+2.497)
  • 3th – Tracey Hannah (+7.131)
  • 4th – Emilie Siegenthaler (+12.859)
  • 5th – Eleonora Farina (+15.098)
  • 6th – Kate Weatherly (+18.497)
  • 7th – Veronika Widmann (+18.538)
  • 8th – Mariana Salazar (+20.011)
  • 9th – Nina Hoffmann (+20.646)
  • 10th – Sandra Rubesam +26.707

 

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