Bel-Ray Racing Around the World- Weekend Wrap Up

_Bel-Ray Press Release

FARMINGDALE, NJ - June 6, 2011 - Bel-Ray Company, Inc. - Bel-Ray Racing Around the World- Weekend Wrap Up

The Yamaha Racing Team led the way with multiple victories in Australian Superbike Racing Action. In 600cc Supersport Racing, the Yamaha duo of Kevin Curtain and Rick Olson scored excellent 1st and 3rd places overall, respectively. Curtain's victory gives him a 21 point lead in the championship standings, with just 1 round left. In the 1000cc Pro Stock class, teammate Rick Olson used 2-2-1 race finishes to take the overall victory. "To win two classes and have every rider on the podium at the end of a round always means the team has had a great day," said Team Manager, John Redding who was pleased with the weekend results.

Round 5 of the 17-Round 2011 Moto2 Championship Series was less than ideal for the Bel-Ray backed Tech3 racing team. After setting a 6th fastest qualifying time, Bradley Smith lost many places on the first lap and found himself in 14th place. Working his way through the field, Smith was just outside the top 10, when he was caught up in a high speed crash involving other competitors. Smith's machine was damaged but he soldiered on and on the final lap was into 8th place when he ran off track in a braking zone. He kept the bike under control but the damage was done and he could only finish 19th place. Teammate Mike DiMeglio has been struggling all season long and round 5 in Cataluyna was no exception. DiMeglio was moving forward early when he went down. He was uninjured but the bike was damaged too much to continue. He was credited with a 30th place finish for the afternoon. The team returns to action this weekend in the United Kingdom.

International motocross racing took place this weekend on both France and Canada. Round 5 of the MX1 World Motocross Championship Series took place in Saint Jean D'Angely, France. TM Factory racer Tanel Leok was 10th overall with 10-10 moto finishes. In Canada, the Kini / Red Bull / KTM / IMX / Bel-Ray Racing team made its debut with Mason Phillips, finishing 14th overall in the MX1 class and teammate Kieran Leigh finishing 9th overall in the MX2 class.

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