Renthal Wins Big

Press Release | September 16, 2011

The following is from Renthal…Renthal riders ruled the 2011 motocross season by clinching all three AMA Pro Motocross titles and all three FIM World Motocross titles. It was complete domination in every class with the exception of the AMA 450 Motocross class, which came down to the final round at Pala to decide the victor.In the AMA Pro Motocross series, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto had a small lead coming into the final round and a gutsy performance earned him 2nd overall for the weekend and his first 450 Motocross title. Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson had already locked up the championship a full round earlier at Steel City, but he still came out and dominated the weekend with 1-1 moto scores. Team Honda’s Ashley Fiolek completed the sweep of the US series for us by clinching the title at Pala as well, earning her 3rd WMX title.In the FIM World MX series, Red Bull Teka KTM teammates Antonio Cairoli and Ken Roczen celebrated their MX1 and MX2 motocross championships a full round early at the Grand Prix of Germany. This would be Cairoli’s 3rd MX1 world title in a row. For Ken Roczen, this was his first MX2 world title and in the process became the youngest rider to ever win that title. In the MX3 class, a little known rider from Switzerland named Julien Bill completely dominated the series and took home his first world motocross title at the final round at the GP of France. He put together his own privateer effort for 2011 after struggling in the MX1 class the previous two years and achieved his childhood dream of becoming a world champion.Not since 1996 has a handlebar company won all 5 titles in the motocross classes in the same year, and it was Renthal back then as well. Steve Lamson in the 125 class, Jeff Emig in the 250’s for the AMA series and then in the FIM World MX series it was Sebastian Tortelli (125), Stefan Everts (250) and Shayne King (500).”At Renthal, we truly strive to achieve our motto of building championships, this year we did just that and we couldn’t be more appreciative of the hard work each of the teams and riders has put in.” Thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve the perfect season this year!” states Brad Cameron, Brand Manager for Renthal.


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