ARNHEM, Holland (December 13, 2003) - Honda's Ernesto Fonseca, of Canyon Lake, Calif., won his first THQ World Supercross GP at the Gelredome, leading all 20 laps in the main event. Damon Huffman, of Canyon Country, Calif., finished second and Andrew Short, of Colorado Springs, Colo., third. In the 125cc class, Belgian Steve Seronval won the main event.
Current THQ World Supercross GP Points Standings
1. Grant Langston, KTM, 40, points
2. Tyler Evans, Suzuki, 34 points
3. Daryl Hurley, Suzuki, 33 points
4. Andrew Short, Suzuki, 33 points
5. Heath Voss, Yamaha, 31 points
6. Damon Huffman, Honda, 27 points
7. Ernesto Fonseca, Honda, 25
8. Steve Boniface, Suzuki, 25 points
9. Greg Schnell, Yamaha, 19 points
10. Mike Brown, Yamaha, 18 points
Reigning THQ AMA Supercross Series champion Ricky Carmichael will be sidelined throughout the 2004 supercross season, rehabilitating an injured knee. Carmichael, who has a record 10 AMA national championships, underwent knee surgery prior to the 2003-2004 THQ World Supercross GP season.
Reigning THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional champion James Stewart will race on the Eastern regional supercross circuit in 2004, foregoing early rumors of a 250cc campaign.
KTM's Grant Langston leads the way in THQ World Supercross GP points, finishing second and fourth at the first two international races.
Yamaha's Chad Reed, the reigning THQ World Supercross GP champion suffered a shoulder injury before Seville, Spain and withdrew for the series. He will compete in for the THQ AMA Supercross Series championship.
Motoworldracing.com's Daryl Hurley won his first career 250cc THQ World Supercross GP in Seville, Spain, in what some consider the muddiest race of all time.
Recently retired Jeremy McGrath still holds the all-time 250cc supercross win record of 72. Carmichael sits in second with 33 and Ricky Johnson with 28. Chad Reed has seven THQ AMA Supercross Series victories.
Brandon Jesseman, the reigning THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional champion is undecided to date in which series he will compete. According to his gent, Denise Conroy-Galley, he will ride practice in Anaheim to see how he feels.
Not since Jean Michael-Bayle won the 250cc championship in 1991 has foreign rider won the THQ AMA Supercross Series.
In the past five years, the rider who has won the first race in America has finished in one of the top two positions on the season.