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Fast Lap with Colt Nichols

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Rain hammered SoCal last week and rendered Supercross tracks unrideable but that – coupled with the mandatory break in Supercross racing anyway – gave teams and riders and excuse to get a head start on some testing for this summer’s MX Nationals. MX Heaven is motocross vacation business that caters largely to Swedish vacationers, and on the facility’s property is a large natural-terrain motocross track that is amazing after a few days of rain. Today, the Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha team converged on Stefan Elvin’s private track to get some practice and testing done. Colt Nichols has recently returned to action after suffering a torn-up shoulder and broken foot in a pre-season crash, but he’s already looking quite speedy on his Yamaha YZ250F. We captured one raw lap of Nichols on the MX Heaven track…what do you think of the layout?

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Donn Maeda

Donn Maeda is a 30-year veteran in moto-journalism, having worked at Cycle News and Dirt Rider before launching MXracer Magazine and TransWorld Motocross Magazine. Maeda is the Editor-In-Chief at Swapmoto Live and you can catch him on a dirt bike or in the saddle of a mountain bike on most days.

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