Thor Riders Take on International Competition in Germany and Belgium

JANESVILLE, WI – October 1, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – With two international races going on over the weekend, Thor racers were representing at both the Motocross of Nations (MXoN) and the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE). The International Six Day Enduro started their competition one week ago in Saxony, Germany, and the entire USA Trophy Team was backed by Thor MX. After six days of intense and demanding terrain, Team USA earned fourth overall.

Taylor Robert
(Photo: Shan Moore)

With Taylor Robert leading the way in 15th overall, he finished the week with the best overall result and received an individual gold medal. Kurt Caselli scored several great test results, earning a gold medal and finished 14th in his class. In the same E2 class, Destry Abbott also claimed a gold medal, while Charlie Mullins bounced back from a tough Day 4 to finish with an individual silver medal. In the E1 class, Mike Brown earned the test win on the final day, claiming a gold medal and 10th in the class. In the E3 class, Russell Bobbitt finished 14th and grabbed himself a gold medal as well.

Mike Brown
(Photo: Shan Moore)

Moving from Germany to Lommel, Belgium, the 66th running of the Motocross of Nations was held on a well-known sand track. Thor’s Blake Baggett helped Team USA finish on the podium in third, while claiming the runner-up position in the MX2 class with a 14-6 moto result.

Blake Baggett
(Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Thor riders Gautier Paulin and Xavier Boog represented Team France in the MX1 and Open classes, respectively. While France finished sixth, Paulin rode to an impressive third in the MX1 class with a 2-8 moto result, while Boog was ninth in the Open class with a 10-16. Representing Team Great Britain, Thor’s Tommy Searle raced in 450cc competition for the first time, taking on the prestigious MX1 class. Searle finished the day sixth with an 8-12 moto results as Great Britain ended up eighth in the nation classifications.

Gautier Paulin
(Photo: Frank Hoppen)

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About Thor Motocross
Thor is the originator of motocross apparel. When Torsten Hallman made his first U.S trip to race and promote motocross in 1966, he began developing T.H.O.R. (Torsten Halman Original Racewear) riding gear. Thor is a hardcore, grass roots company that is continued proof of what it takes to reach the top and more importantly, how to stay there. It is the only company with over 40 years of experience in the motocross marketplace.

Thor combines design and marketing, with superior distribution through Parts Unlimited to reach it’s thousands of dealers and consumers. Thor prides itself on key selling features like quality, strength and performance. Thor is more than a brand. It’s a lifestyle.

About Parts Unlimited
Parts Unlimited is the world’s largest distributor of aftermarket accessories in the powersports industry and is owned by LeMans Corporation headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin. Parts Unlimited sells to over 12,000 dealerships world wide and continues to expand its market penetration with its sister companies, Parts Canada, Parts Europe and Drag Specialties.

Parts Unlimited continues to promote racing through its campaign WE SUPPORT THE SPORT®, helping to drive consumers to dealerships, while entertaining its dealers through hospitalities at the events it sponsors.

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