Dunlop would like to congratulate Team Dunlop alumni Justin Barcia and Blake Baggett for being selected to represent the U.S.A. at the 2012 FIM Motocross of Nations in Lommel, Belgium. On September 30, the Dunlop-sponsored team will join Team Manager Roger DeCoster and team captain Ryan Dungey as they work towards a record 23rd Motocross of Nations Championship for the United States. Barcia will compete in the open class aboard his Honda CRF450R, while Baggett will contest in the MX2 class aboard his Kawasaki KXF250.

In the 2012 Supercross Lites East series, Barcia dominated the competition, maintaining his points lead throughout the entire nine rounds to clinch his second championship title. He won six races including Arlington, Atlanta, St. Louis, Daytona, Toronto and finally Las Vegas where he also won in the East/West Shootout. Baggett has also had a successful year, being the current points leader in the 250 class of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. His consistency has paid off, making his way to the podium at eight of the nine rounds completed.

Ever wonder how far you could go with your motocross skills if only you had the right tools? What level could you reach if you had the very best training and equipment at your disposal? Stop wondering, “What if?” and make it a reality with Sebastien Tortelli’s 2012 Motocross Training Camp, and end your week with a VIP Supercross experience in Southern California.

Live and train like a factory pro racer with two-time World Motocross Champion “Seb” Tortelli – owner of Champ Factory MX Schools – for an entire week and hone your skills on some of the best tracks in Southern California. For plenty of aspiring racers, it sounds like the ultimate fantasy, but with backing from KTM, JT Racing and Freegun-Underwear, this one of a kind experience is now a reality. The former Supercross star is hosting four weeklong training packages in January and February of 2012, timed to coincide with the Southern California rounds of the AMA Supercross series.

“I am so excited to be able to offer the ultimate 2012 Supercross ‘dream week’ to a small group of riders,” Tortelli said. “They will live and train just like their heroes, ride the same So Cal tracks they ride and enjoy behind the scenes VIP access to meet the best racers on race day!”

Each of four sessions is limited to ten riders and includes:

* Riding and training with Seb Tortelli and the Champ Factory trainers at different Southern California tracks: Starwest, Glen Helen, Milestone and Pala.
* Use of a 2012 KTM motorcycle: 450 SX-F, 350 SX-F or 250 SX-F.
* Use of a factory mechanic and KTM race hauler.
* LA Fitness gym training with weights, yoga, spinning, sauna and pool.
* VIP pass for AMA Supercross.
* Meet KTM’s and Ryan Dungey and Roger DeCoster
* Ground transportation from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).*
* Four-star hotel in Temecula, California and meals.

* Package price does not include airfare.

Dates for Tortelli’s Motocross Training camps and coinciding Supercross rounds are as follows:

* January 15-22 – Los Angeles Supercross
* January 29-February 5 – Anaheim II Supercross
* February 5-12 – San Diego Supercross
* February 10-17 – San Diego Supercross

2012 Motocross Training Camp Schedule
Sunday – Champ Factory team will pick you up at LAX and bring you to the four-star hotel in Temecula, California to settle in. Before dinner we will meet to introduce the Champ Factory team, your fellow riders and crew. We will discuss riding levels and goals for the week.

Monday - Breakfast and then departure to Starwest Raceway where your 2012 KTM of choice and your factory mechanic await. After an on-track warm-up we work on riding technique until 1:00 P.M. Drinks and lunch are provided. In the afternoon we head to L.A. Fitness gym for a cycling workout and stretching. Back to the hotel and then dinner in town.

Tuesday – Breakfast and then departure to Milestone MX for riding from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Milestone has three fully-prepped tracks to fit every level of rider. Lunch and drinks at the track. After practice, back to the gym for pool time*, sauna and stretching, then return to hotel for dinner and a good night of rest.
*U.S. pools do not require Speedos; board shorts are fine.

Wednesday – Gym in the morning for spin class and yoga. We will have lunch at Southern California’s famous Wahoo’s fish taco. Afternoon is casual with conferences to go over nutrition and training schedules for each rider. We will review goals, answer questions and discuss the Champ Factory online training.

Thursday – Breakfast and then departure to the legendary Glen Helen Raceway for a training session. The KTM factory rig and mechanics await you for a full day of riding on this amazing track. On the way back we will stop at the superstore of motocross – Chaparral Motorsports. Be ready to shop! Then back to the hotel and dinner and a highly recommended good night of sleep.

Friday - KTM support will be ready for our arrival at Pala Raceway, home of the AMA Motocross race circuit, for our last day of riding. Sprints and motos will finish this amazing week. In the afternoon, we visit the KTM North America headquarters for a visit of the motocross and off-road race shops.

Saturday – Travel to the Supercross venue, see the factory riders in the pits, watch practice, walk around in the heart of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross paddock and hang out at the KTM VIP tent. Meet riders such as Chad Reed, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin and the reigning champion Ryan Villopoto.

Sunday – The last day of your Champ Factory vacation. Ground transportation to LAX and a fond farewell from your factory KTM friends.

All details subject to change without prior notification.

Sign up now on www.champfactory.com. Limited space available.
Rider price is $2,999 (airfare not included).
Accompanying rate available at $1,230 (airfare not included).

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – For the seventh consecutive year, Team USA has won the FIM Motocross of Nations. Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, and Blake Baggett – all multi-race winners in the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship – were able to overcome wet weather, a dynamic racetrack in the French town of St. Jean d’Angely, and tremendous competition from the rest of the world’s fastest motocross athletes to capture the coveted Peter Chamberlain Trophy. With their backs against the wall going into the third and final moto, Villopoto and Dungey finished first and second, taking the overall win in dominant fashion.

“We knew where we stood,” said Villopoto, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s reigning AMA Motocross and AMA Supercross Champion, of the dramatic last-moto efforts required of himself and Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Dungey. “If we went 1-2, we were going to win. We knew we could do that, or we would need some luck. We knew we could ride better. We did it all year.”

The victory in France last Sunday, Sept. 18, marks the 22nd time since 1981 that Team USA has emerged victorious from this prestigious event. MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, congratulate the three riders as well as Team Manager Roger DeCoster, Assistant Team Manager Mitch Payton, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), and AMA Pro Racing on their success in Europe.

The American Motocross tour was well represented on the other steps of the podium as well. Runner-up France fielded Marvin Musquin, who rides for KTM in the 250 Class of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, as well as former AMA Motocross title contender Christophe Pourcel. Third-place Australia was led by 2009 AMA Motocross 450 Class Champion Chad Reed, who won the first combined MX1/MX2 moto in France over U.S.-bound German sensation Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey, the 2010 AMA Motocross 450 Class Champion. The Australian team also included Brett Metcalfe, winner of last month’s Southwick National, as well as Matt Moss, another AMA Motocross tour veteran.

MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli Sports congratulate all the athletes who represented their nations in France, as well as Youthstream, organizer of the Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, on an exceptional motorsports event.

For more information on the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please log on to www.allisports.com/motocross.

For media information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact Media Manager Brandon Short via email at media@mxsportsproracing.com or by phone at 949-365-5750.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the members of the U.S. team that will compete at the FIM Motocross of Nations, Sept. 17-18, at Saint Jean D’Angely, France. The 2011 team will include Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto and Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett.

“America’s talent pool for motocross racers is the deepest in the world,” said AMA Supercross Director Kevin Crowther. “As demonstrated by their performances in this summer’s Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championships, these three riders are among the best that the United States has to offer. We’re confident they will do their country proud at this prestigious event.”

Perennial U.S. Team Manager and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Roger DeCoster will manage the team in its hunt for a record 22nd Motocross of Nations Championship.

Riders in the Motocross of Nations compete in either MX1, featuring mostly 450cc four-stroke machinery; MX2, featuring mostly 250cc four-stroke bikes; or the Open class. The U.S. team will announce each rider’s designated class closer to the event.

The Motocross of Nations is one of the most high-profile motorsport events in the world. It features national teams competing for a combined score to determine the overall championship-winning country. The event emerged in post-war Europe in 1947 and has run uninterrupted since that time. The United States is the all-time leader in Motocross of Nations overall victories with 21. Great Britain is second with 16.

The United States is the reigning champion of the Motocross of Nations, winning in 2010 when the event was held in Lakewood, Colo.

KTM is entering the 2011 Supercross season with high hopes after enlisting the services of famed team managed Roger DeCoster in the off-season. DeCoster’s has put together a team of riders that includes Andrew Short and Ken Roczen and Mike Alessi.

KTM and DeCoster expect the team to do well in 2011. Check out this video that previews the team and the upcoming season of racing.