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We Nominate Doug Henry as the Most Versatile Rider on the Planet

We have talked about this before, but Doug Henry’s recent victory in the X-Games Supermoto event really drives home the point. This guy just may be the most versatile motorcycle rider on the planet.

If you had accomplished any one of the following three things in the last several months, you would be feeling pretty good about yourself. Doug Henry has accomplished all of these, including (1) finishing top five overall in an AMA motocross national championship event (in the premier 250 class at Southwick on June 12), (2) win a GNCC race and, in the process beat the most dominant GNCC racer in recent memory Juha Salminen, and (3) lead the AMA Supermoto championship series on points, and, in the process, beat a visiting World champion by the name of Thierry van den Bosch in a race held at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on June 4, 2005. Of course, to top it all off, Henry beat an international cast of Supermoto greats at the X-Games aboard his Graves Yamaha YZ450F.

At 35 years of age, Doug Henry is retired from full-time AMA Motocross racing. He is a three-time AMA National Motocross champion, and he was the first rider to win an AMA Supercross main event on a four-stroke.