Frid’Eh Replace #12 | Sebastien Racine | Delivered to You by Yamaha Motor Canada

Frid’Eh Replace #12 | Sebastien Racine | Delivered to You by Yamaha Motor Canada

By Billy Rainford

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Week #12 belongs to Sebastien Racine from Casselman, Ontario. | Bigwave photograph

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Welcome to Week #12 of the DMX Frid’Eh Replace this week delivered to you by Yamaha Motor Canada. That is the primary Friday I’ve been sitting at my desk to sort in a couple of weeks. It feels good to have the ability to think about the Replace however I additionally miss being at a Press Day at some stadium across the USA.

Everyone seems to be out in Seattle, Washington, this week the place Lumen Stadium will play host to Spherical 11 of the Monster Power AMA Supercross Collection. It additionally means we’ll have 3 Canadians on the observe attempting to make it in, however extra on that later…

I used to be fortunate sufficient to overlook the vast majority of the winter right here in Southwestern Ontario and it seems like we’re about to begin opening tracks within the space very quickly. Actually, Gopher Dunes might be open for using on a few their tracks on Sunday (you should definitely test with them earlier than assuming the observe you’re after is open).

I do know we’re a bit of luckier than quite a lot of tracks throughout the nation. Sand Del Lee has talked about they’ve nonetheless obtained a pair ft of snow to get by means of, and Whispering Pines in Kamloops, BC is probably going going to attend one other week earlier than letting folks trip. Both method, we’re getting nearer! If the observe nearest you is open this weekend, think about your self fortunate and get out and spin a couple of early season laps and do no matter you could do to guard these winter-soft palms!

Sebastien Racine from Casselman, ON completed third in 250 MX factors and 4th in total 250 Triple Crown Factors. He has chosen #12 as his profession quantity. He got here out guns-a-blazing on the first spherical of the season final yr in Kamloops, grabbing a powerful third place in moto 1. He’s a fantastic starter and instantly appeared comfy going the tempo of the seasoned professional 250 riders.

The KTM crew didn’t do the “indoor” portion of the collection and so his Triple Crown season ended at Walton 2 the place he completed 4-4 for 4th place to cap off his season. Right here’s a have a look at his season:

Spectacular numbers for the rookie professional rider!

So, now he heads into his second full season on a brand new crew. Kevin Tyler and the gang signed Sebastien to the MX101 FXR Yamaha crew and we had been launched to him on blue on the 2023 Yamaha Experience Day held on the crew’s dwelling observe in Richmond, ON.

Sebastien introduced as a brand new MX101 FXR Yamaha crew rider on the 2023 Yamaha Experience Day at Sand Del Lee with Kevin Tyler. Oddly, I’ve obtained a shot of Greg Poisson additionally shaking KT’s hand… LOL | Bigwave photograph

Sebastien is down at Luke Renzland‘s observe – Dreamland – in north Florida preparing for the season to begin out at RAD Torque Raceway (I want it was RAD “TOQUE” Raceway…) in Edmonton, Alberta, June third. We obtained in contact with him to catch up a bit of. Right here’s what he needed to say:

Direct Motocross: Hiya Sebastien. We haven’t seen you because the 2023 Experience Day at Sand Del Lee the place they introduced you as a brand new crew member. First off, congratulations on the brand new trip, however had been you shocked your previous crew didn’t have a spot for you transferring ahead?

Sebastien Racine: Thanks, Billy. I used to be a bit of shocked at first as a result of I obtained third within the MX championship final yr, however they did supply me an possibility, however I made a decision that it was greatest for me to go together with the MX101 Yamaha Canada FXR racing crew. 

You completed a really spectacular third total in 250 MX final summer time in your first yr as a Professional. You needed to be pleased with that. How did final summer time go out of your perspective?

Final yr was nice for me. First day out west and was capable of get my first podium. I nearly obtained my first professional win at Sand Del Lee. Was capable of get third within the motocross championship. I’ve nothing to say aside from final yr was a fantastic yr, however I need to make this yr even higher!

Sebastien is having fun with his time coaching at Kody and Luke Renzland’s Dreamland observe. | Bigwave photograph

The highest 5 goes to be very powerful once more this coming summer time, with Josiah Natzke doing the entire collection, Jake Piccolo wholesome, and the addition of Justin Bogle, to not point out the returning champ Ryder McNabb and Mitchell Harrison. What’s it going to take so that you can be on this battle each week? 

2023 might be a troublesome yr for positive, however I’ve been working extraordinarily onerous with my bodily coach, Rob Mouland at FitQuest, and I’ve been at Dreamland for five weeks working with Kody Renzland. I’ve been feeling nice on and off the bike and I actually assume I might be up there this yr. I’ll simply want to remain targeted, trip my bike like I understand how to, and most significantly have a very good time. 

How have you ever been adapting to the Yamaha 250? Do you guys have it the place you need it but?

I’ve been adapting rather well. Since day 1 on the Yamaha I felt wonderful. We are going to do some little bit of tweaking however the bike is able to go for this summer time.

You’re down at Luke and Kody Renzland’s place at Dreamland in north Florida. Who have you ever been using with and the way’s all of it going?

I’ve been using with a few A category riders from the US and it’s been wonderful. Kody and Luke are nice folks and we’re capable of have a enjoyable time however nonetheless placing the onerous work in. 

Canadians have been exhibiting up at races throughout Florida currently. Are you planning to line up wherever quickly?

I’ve not deliberate to race wherever however who is aware of perhaps I’ll present as much as a race some weekend if it’s shut by.

How previous are you now and does your future embrace AMA Supercross? If that’s the case, do you’ve gotten a plan of motion for beginning it?

I simply turned 17 and I for positive need to strive AMA Supercross. I wish to perhaps come right down to Dreamland a bit of earlier subsequent yr and trip some Supercross and we’ll see what we do from there. We don’t actually have a plan for that but.

Sebastien completed third in 250 MX final season and received our DMXie for ‘Rookie of the Yr.’ | Bigwave photograph

We’re heading west to some new tracks for you, Edmonton and Calgary. Which observe within the collection are you trying ahead to? Which observe do you discover most difficult?

I’m actually excited to go west once more this yr. I rode Wild Rose MX final yr earlier than Drumheller and the observe was wonderful, so I’m fairly excited to go there. I feel essentially the most difficult observe for me is Gopher Dunes or River Glade. Simply how gnarly it will get, it’s loopy.

We didn’t see you within the SX/AX portion of the Triple Crown Collection final yr. Why not and is that one thing you’re trying ahead to this yr?

My crew final yr determined to not do it so I wasn’t there, however this yr we’re planning to be racing all of the SX and AX. I’m trying ahead to it for positive. It’s at all times enjoyable to strive one thing new.

Is there something that Kody and Luke have been noticing in your using that you just’re engaged on particularly down there? 

We’ve been working loads on my pace and holding that pace through the full 30-minute motos. 

And most significantly, how’s your ping-pong sport? Inform Luke I’d nonetheless take him down any day!

Haha My ping-pong sport isn’t good in comparison with these guys.

You’re younger however you aren’t the…let’s say…flashiest rider for a brand new faculty child. You appear to let your outcomes do the speaking for you. Are we going to see large whips or oppos added to your repertoire after your time at Dreamland? 

AHAHAHAH. I didn’t actually get the time to trip the observe aside from right this moment as a result of now we have been using the coaching observe, so that you most likely received’t see large whips from me however you may see a few oppos.

We’ve been chasing Sebastien round for fairly a couple of years. Right here he’s on the Mini O’s in 2018 together with his dad. | Bigwave photograph

Will you do any pre-season races in Ontario or Quebec earlier than heading west to Edmonton?

Sure, we’re planning on racing the AMO race at Sand Del Lee on the finish of Could, however I don’t assume we’re doing different races.

Who’s your mechanic for the summer time?

My mechanic for the summer time might be Cory Wilson who was Marco’s (Cannella) mechanic final yr. I’m actually excited to begin working with him!

OK, thanks for taking a while with us this week. Good luck together with your prep and who would you wish to thank?

Because of you, Billy, for doing this, and I wish to thank:

MX101, Yamaha Canada, FXR, Manufacturing unit Experience Goggles, Krmc_moto, Carlson Racing mx, AMP building, Alex Sarazin, Decal Works, Superior suspension settings, Mongoose machine, Maxima USA, Professional Filter USA, Dunlop moto, Rekluse Canada, FMF, Renthal moto, Experience Engineering inc, Acerbis USA, Gaerne USA, Works Connection, Matrix Ideas Canada, TM Designs Works, VP Racing Gasoline, RK Excel, Evans Powersport, Kite Elements, Mother , Dad.


The second spherical of the FIM Motocross World Championship is touchdown in stunning Sardinia at Riola Sardo!

First spherical in Patagonia-Argentina.. Completed and dusted with a tremendous first GP win for Ruben Fernandez in MXGP and a hat-trick for Jago Geerts in MX2 (RAM Qualifying Race-Race 1 – Race 2 and 60 factors)!

What about Jeffrey Herlings Come again? Effectively, it’s just like the Bullet by no means left! He clinched the second place on the rostrum on his first GP over a yr, INCREDIBLE!
Jorge Prado was additionally a person on a mission after grabbing the primary place within the RAM Qualifying Race, storing 10 valuable factors for the Championship alongside the way in which, the Spanish ended on the third march of the rostrum and can maintain the Crimson Plate for the MXGP of Sardegna!
May this weekend maintain a Shock? Like final yr’s MXGP of Sardegna with a mighty Calvin Vlaanderen profitable the primary GP of his profession!

This Season is already on Full Gear because the MXGP of Sardegna is getting all arrange and able to ship one other wonderful full weekend racing with the WMX and EMX250 courses additionally becoming a member of in!

Start the Weekend with the wonderful Studio Present! Tune-in on Saturday at 12pm to observe Paul Malin and Lisa Leyland host Andrea Adamo, Ruben Fernandez and Rasmus Jorgensen, Crew Supervisor of Nestaan Husqvarna Manufacturing unit Racing!


All instances CEST

SAT. 25 MARCH, 2022

  • 12:00 – FREE Studio Present
  • 15:00 – LIVE WMX Open Race 1
  • 15:40 – LIVE EMX250 Race 1
  • 16:25 – LIVE MX2 RAM Qualifying
  • 17:10 – LIVE MXGP RAM Qualifying
SUN. 26 MARCH, 2022

  • 09:40 – LIVE WMX Race 2
  • 11:25 – LIVE EMX250 Race 2
  • 13:00 – LIVE MX2 Race 1
  • 14:00 – LIVE MXGP Race 1
  • 16:00 – LIVE MX2 Race 2
  • 17:00 – LIVE MXGP Race 2

MX2 – GP Classification ROUND 1

Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Complete
1 93 Geerts, Jago BEL FMB YAM 25 25 50
2 80 Adamo, Andrea ITA FMI KTM 20 20 40
3 198 Benistant, Thibault FRA FFM YAM 22 13 35
4 24 Horgmo, Kevin NOR NMF KAW 12 22 34
5 44 Elzinga, Rick NED KNMV YAM 14 18 32
6 39 Van De Moosdijk, Roan NED KNMV HUS 18 14 32
7 516 Laengenfelder, Simon GER DMSB GAS 13 16 29
8 74 de Wolf, Kay NED KNMV HUS 15 11 26
9 72 Everts, Liam BEL FMB KTM 16 8 24
10 253 Pancar, Jan SLO AMZS KTM 11 9 20
11 125 Weckman, Emil FIN SML HON 7 10 17
12 67 Martinez, Yago ESP RFME KTM 10 6 16
13 11 Haarup, Mikkel DEN DMU KAW 0 15 15
14 96 Coenen, Lucas BEL FMB HUS 0 12 12
15 27 Guyon, Tom FRA FFM FAN 5 7 12
16 249 Moyano, Tomás ARG CAMOD KAW 6 4 10
17 22 Braceras, David ESP RFME KAW 9 0 9
18 180 Ambjörnson, Leopold SWE SVEMO HUS 8 0 8
19 17 Toendel, Cornelius NOR NMF KTM 0 5 5
20 120 Iavecchia, Franco URU FUM HUS 3 2 5
21 112 Suarez Jaramillo, Pedro Jose ECU FEM HUS 4 0 4
22 95 Caceres, Maximo ARG CAMOD GAS 0 3 3
23 81 Ciccimarra, Fermin ARG CAMOD YAM 2 0 2
24 299 Schiele, Jeremías CHL FMC GAS 0 1 1
25 191 Salgado, Juan Ignacio ARG CAMOD HON 1 0 1
26 88 Medina, Italo ECU FEM HON 0 0 0
27 288 Liprandi, Ignacio ARG CAMOD KTM 0 0 0
28 90 Feican, Andrés ECU FEM HON 0 0 0
29 244 Sanchez, Andres ARG CAMOD KAW 0 0 0
30 225 Hiebert Fehr, Thiago PAR FEPAM HON 0 0 0
31 154 Padilla Duran, Carlos Andres BOL FBM KTM 0 0 0

MXGP – GP Classification ROUND 1

Pos Nr Rider Nat. Fed. Bike Race 1 Race 2 Complete
1 70 Fernandez, Ruben ESP RFME HON 16 25 41
2 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 18 22 40
3 61 Prado, Jorge ESP RFME GAS 25 15 40
4 3 Febvre, Romain FRA FFM KAW 22 16 38
5 41 Jonass, Pauls LAT LAMSF HON 15 18 33
6 959 Renaux, Maxime FRA FFM YAM 20 12 32
7 91 Seewer, Jeremy SUI FMS YAM 4 20 24
8 101 Guadagnini, Mattia ITA FMI GAS 11 13 24
9 10 Vlaanderen, Calvin NED KNMV YAM 10 11 21
10 259 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV YAM 14 7 21
11 303 Forato, Alberto ITA FMI KTM 12 8 20
12 189 Bogers, Brian NED KNMV HON 5 14 19
13 6 Paturel, Benoit FRA FFM YAM 8 10 18
14 92 Guillod, Valentin SUI FFM HON 7 9 16
15 919 Watson, Ben GBR ACU BET 9 6 15
16 32 Van doninck, Brent BEL FMB HON 13 0 13
17 161 Östlund, Alvin SWE SVEMO HON 6 5 11
18 75 Roosiorg, Hardi EST EMF HON 2 3 5
19 179 Poli, Joaquin ARG CAMOD KAW 3 2 5
20 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA FMI BET 0 4 4
21 98 Poli, Agustin ARG CAMOD KAW 0 1 1
22 107 van Berkel, Lars NED FFM HON 1 0 1
23 76 Villaronga Muga, Sergio Ignacio CHL FMC HON 0 0 0
24 82 Chaves, Jose Pablo CRC FMCR KTM 0 0 0
25 400 Landa, Rodrigo Jose ARG CAMOD HON 0 0 0
26 85 Carrasco, Agustin ARG CAMOD YAM 0 0 0
27 833 Toro, Lautaro ARG CAMOD HON 0 0 0
28 194 Vasquez, Javier CHL FMC HUS 0 0 0
29 144 Rolando, Nicolas URU FUM HON 0 0 0
30 494 Sastre, Flavio Nicolas ARG CAMOD YAM 0 0 0
31 113 Castillo, Emiliano Ezequiel ARG CAMOD HUS 0 0 0
32 157 Soria, Diego ARG CAMOD KAW 0 0 0
33 117 Galletta, Pablo ARG CAMOD YAM 0 0 0
34 152 Velasco, Roy BOL FBM KAW 0 0 0
35 595 Benenaula, Andres ECU FEM KAW 0 0 0
36 165 Diaz Velez, Gonzalo ARG CAMOD HUS 0 0 0
37 78 Dunka, Lucas BRA CBM KTM 0 0 0
38 114 Nosiglia, Walter BOL FBM HON 0 0 0
39 43 Evans, Mitchell AUS MA KAW 0 0 0
40 87 Brumann, Kevin SUI FMS YAM 0 0 0

Canadians on the Seattle Supercross

As I discussed off the highest, we’ll have 3 Canadians to cheer for this weekend in Seattle. The 250 West returns to motion and that’s the place we’ll discover #83 Cole Thompson and #500 Julien Benek. Shifting as much as the 450 class, we’ll have Maple Ridge, BC rider #518 Parker Eales making his return to motion after racing a few of the 250 West earlier within the season.

I had transient chats with the fellows this week and right here’s how they really feel heading into Saturday:

Julien Benek Arenacross

Julien Benek Again in Motion at Seattle Supercross

The Seattle Supercross at Lumen Discipline this coming Saturday means the 250 West is again in motion. That additionally means #500 Julien Benek from Mission, BC is again in motion together with his Partzilla PRMX crew within the class he was meant to be racing.

Julien dabbled within the 450 class on his 250 however hasn’t completed so since Daytona 3 weeks in the past. He’s been coping with his shoulder since his early-season damage and the crew determined to take him out of racing motion to get ready for the house stretch of the 250 West class.

We spoke with Julien this morning. Right here’s what he needed to say:

Julien Benek Supercross Partzilla PRMX OGs Kawasaki

I’ve been using a 450 on outdoor the final 2 weeks. I rode Supercross yesterday simply to get used to it earlier than Seattle. My shoulder is doing a bit higher and I’m noticing it enhancing actually slowly. My cardio has undoubtedly improved loads although. I used to be capable of do a 20-minute moto on the Supercross observe.”

We stay up for a stronger and more healthy Julien Benek on the observe this week in Washington State.

Cole Thompson Anaheim 2 Supercross 2023 A2

Cole Thompson Able to Get Again Racing in Seattle

By Billy Rainford

Heartbeat Sizzling Sauce Crew Solitaire rider #83 Cole Thompson from Brigden, Ontario, is able to get again to racing when the Monster Power AMA Supercross Collection heads to Lumen Discipline in Seattle, Washington, this Saturday night time.

Cole At present sits eleventh in 250 West factors after the primary 4 rounds of competitors. He lined up for the 450 class on his 250 on the Tampa, Florida, spherical the place he certified twenty fourth however didn’t make the Major.

Cole Thompson Anaheim 2 Supercross A2

Since then, he says he’s “been spending the previous few weeks going between Florida and Georgia to trip,” however that he’s “excited to be again on the races this weekend for Seattle.”

Parker was busy at work this week, however he advised us this: “Let it rain! I’m excited for this weekend. I haven’t had any preparation actually however I’m prepared for it regardless!” Traditional. With solely 39 riders on the Seattle entry checklist, Parker is assured a spot within the night time present, in order that’s cool…to not point out a couple of {dollars} in his pocket!

Do you know that the winner of the Seattle SX (there have been 47 through the years) solely wins the title 30% of the time and that quantity drops to 21% when you solely rely Lumen Discipline. | Bigwave photograph

Is it time to begin hyping up the primary East/West Showdown of the season developing at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on April twenty second? The query is, which Lawrence brother goes to take it? Barring any unexpected issues, Jett Lawrence and Hunter Lawrence have proven they’re actually in a category of their very own in West and East 250 competitors. However which one is your cash on after they go face to face?

Earlier than this season began, I might have stated the race was Jett’s to lose, however now I’m not so positive. Hunter has proven pace with poise that’s uncommon within the 250 class. He has made it look really easy on the east coast this yr. Having stated that, Jett is doing the identical out west however I haven’t seen him shortly, so Seattle must jog my reminiscence. Both method, as I maintain saying, welcome to the “Lawrence Period” of American Motocross!

We’ve obtained Jessica Longname (her final title is basically Malaknejadorangi) from Tree Three Media in Seattle for DMX this weekend. She shot pictures for us on the Washougal MX Nationwide earlier than and we stay up for her stuff from her first-ever task with us at a Supercross.

And when you’re planning on popping out to the Toronto Spring Bike Present on the Worldwide Centre close to the Toronto Airport subsequent weekend, you should definitely cease by and say hi there to us on the DMX sales space. We received’t have something to promote, however Emily went out and obtained a TON of candies for us to present out, so it’s important to cease by.

And don’t overlook to take a look at the MX Stars of Tomorrow displays.

We’ll go away it this week with a shot of the Seattle observe tarped off to guard it from the anticipated rain within the forecast. Have a fantastic weekend, Everybody and we’ll “See you on the races...” | Tree Three Media photograph
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