Feature photo is Malcolm Stewart at the after-party for the Paris SX. The kid goes big, no doubt! Photo by: Supercross de Paris
With four offseason Supercross races taking place on three different continents over the weekend, there was a lot to post about this week on Instagram. Check out some of the social media highlights from the moto world from the last week below.
Kids these days? I’m not the biggest fan of top riders showing off their financial status—especially with guys just a few seconds slower a lap struggling to pay their own way—but I gotta admit, Jeffrey Herlings is wearing it well.
The Paris SX just took place over the weekend and it was awesome to see all the aggressive racing. This pass by Dylan Ferrandis on Justin Hill for the lead in one of the SX1 mains was the most talked-about of all the aggressive passes on the weekend. In my opinion, if you want something, sometimes you just gotta take it.
Over the weekend, America was represented well at Supercross races all over the world. In Finland, Alex Ray and Cade Clason stood atop the podium for night 1 of the Tampere SX. Well done boys!
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Well, the @supercross.fi trip was a blast, 2 nights of awesome racing. I made so many new friends and couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thanks so much to KTM Nordic for getting me a bike for the event, also thank you to @racetechinc for getting me suspension for the event. Also @worksconnection for some parts and pieces to make the bike work! Y’all are awesome! Thanks to Jussi, Jarkko, Jani and @pulpmx for getting it all set up for me to come over. Hope to be back next year!! 📸 @xracingfi
The man representing the US on the top step of the German Stuttgart SX was Ryan Breece. The privateer from Idaho on his Race Tech Suspension finished 2nd on night one and 1st on night two to leave with the “King of Stuttgart” trophy. The kid has always ripped on AX style tracks, so I wasn’t too surprised. You can be sure he enjoyed that long flight home. Congrats to Ryan!
Staying on the subject of Americans representing the US overseas, Josh Hill came out of retirement to race the Wollongong SX in Australia. The #75 came off the couch, won his heat race and finished the night an impressive 4th overall. With the depth in Australia, that’s no small feat. Josh will continue on to race the Aukland SX in New Zealand, then head back to Australia for the AUS-X Open.
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No better feeling than being behind the gate racing on the stadium floor. Won my heat, but made a couple mistakes when it counted. Ended up 4th overall. Can’t wait to do it again next weekend @sxopensupercross Auckland. Big thanks to the whole @cdryamahamonsterenergyteam . 📸 @foremostmedia
Malcolm Stewart has returned with a vengeance after 9 months off recovering from a broken femur. Since returning recently, the #27 won the Montreal SX, finished 3rd at the Monster Energy Cup and finished 2nd overall at the Paris SX—winning night 2 overall, winning 3 of 6 mains and only finishing 2nd overall on the weekend due to a crash on night 1. If he can stay healthy, I predict the #27 gets a win in ’20 SX.
Just when we were told that cross-jumping was bad, Jason Anderson makes it look oh so good.
If you are a top racer that is battling with the decision to retire, but you really need to keep racing, make sure you unfollow all of Cole Seely’s social media. Cole is the poster child for the advantages of retirement in moto.
Some times you just gotta move them over.
It is hard to live in the shadow of your legendary father and grandfather, but Liam Everts—son of 10x World Champ, Stefan Everts and grandson to 4x World Champ, Harry Everts—has done well with trying to carve his own path. While he will always be known as products of the Everts’ that came before him, he will soon be given a chance to earn his own spot in the MXGP history books.
Speaking of kids of MXGP legends, Jill and Antonio Cairoli welcomed a new edition into their lives recently. Congrats to the Cairoli family!
We do not know why, but @MotoXaddicts has been blocked from viewing Justin Barcia’s Instagram for a few years now. It’s weird because he has always been great about doing interviews with us and to be honest, I don’t think we have ever been too hard on the kid. Either way, we wanted to congratulate him on his Paris SX win and grabbing a post from someone else was the only way to include the #51 in this week’s post.
It was announced that JGR / Suzuki would be going racing in 2020 with just two riders, Joey Savatgy 450 and Jeremy Martin 250. It is a far cry from what we are used to seeing under the JGR tent, but hopefully Joey and Jeremy can give the team something to smile about in ’20 and entice a title sponsor for ’21.
Congrats to Australian Luke Clout on his big win at round three of the Australian SX Championship. That series is turning into a dog fight for the 2019 title. Justin Brayton leads series, but Clout and Dan Reardon are just 3 and 6 points behind with two rounds to go.
We will end this week with a post that will remind you that no matter how bad this week was for you, it could likely be worse.