Voxan is gone

AFTER enduring more stops and starts than a game of Friday Night Football,

French motorcycle manufacturer Voxan has finally gone to the wall. Voxan was founded in the mid '90s and has shown the world many an eclectic motorcycle, all based around a V-twin engine designed and built in France.

After building close to 2000 motorcycles in the last decade or so it's a shame we never saw any of them in Australia, other than possibly a couple of private imports.■


WITH Ryan Villopoto having a suspected broken leg after a huge crash from his Kawasaki KX450F, Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey should be able to wrap-up the AMA Supercross crown as the season winds down over the next few weeks.

Villopoto had a huge crash at St Louis, caused in part by having to play catch-up to Dungey.

"Hopefully he's alright, that was really nasty, we were going at it and things like that happen but I don't like to see guys getting hurt." said Dungey about RV's crash. "You don't really want to win it like that. It was an unfortunate deal for him."

Dungey now has a 36 point lead over Villopoto.

Pro-Circuit's Christophe Pourcel continued with his dominance over the American 250F riders by clinching his second straight SX Lites title despite scoring no points at the final round for the Eastern Lites class at St. Louis.

"I didn't know I could win the championship tonight," said Poucel after his earlier Houston win. "I always go out and race and try to win every weekend. You never know when you might win the title and I did tonight. I'm happy. I'm just going to get a good night's rest and try to win next week. Then I can celebrate."

The final race for the East Lites riders was won by the very aggressive Justin Barcia who ended the season in second place in the championship just ahead of team-mate Brett Metcalfe who ended the season with a third place.

The West Lites resumes with Jake Weimer just 14 points ahead of Trey Canard who is hot off a series of podiums in the Supercross Class but with only two round remaining before the East v West at the final round in Las Vegas it's a long shot for Canard.

Australia's Chad Reed has returned to the fray, but with little to ride for and lacking time on the bike, he's ridden conservatively to finish in fourth and fifth in the rounds he's contested.

- Darren Smart

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