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GoPro Athletes Sweep Podium at Atlanta SX

GoPro is proud to announce its first official Supercross podium sweep at the Atlanta Supercross this past Saturday inside the Georgia Dome. GoPro athlete James Stewart took his first win of the year ahead of fellow GoPro athletes Ryan Villopoto and series points leader Davi Millsaps.

Riding the momentum of his fast lap times in qualifying and a heat race win earlier in the evening, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Stewart grabbed the holeshot when the gates dropped for the 450 main event and quickly settled into the lead. The technical track and tacky red clay was no match for Stewart’s smooth, flawless ride aboard his RM-Z450. This win marked the first for Stewart in 350 days, and should prove to be the launching pad for continued success in the coming weeks.

 

 

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Villopoto and Rockstar Energy Racing’s Millsaps also snuck out of the first turn with good starts, affording them solid positioning for a podium finish early on. And although Villopoto kept Stewart within striking distance, Stewart maintained his lead throughout the 20 laps.

The two leaders developed a five-second lead ahead of Millsaps in third place, but the Rockstar Energy Racing rider easily held onto his position ahead of the rest of the 450 pack. Millsaps’ finish sets him 22 points ahead of Villopoto, who took over second place in the points chase with his runner-up finish in the Georgia Dome.

Stay tuned for weekly photos from the world’s best supercross riders on our 2013 Supercross Season Album. To get even more action, head over to the GoPro MX Youtube Channel for laps from each week’s race.

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Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

"The GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition produces some of the best – if not the best – video we’ve seen from an action cam." – CNET

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

"Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos" - AdWeek


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