DAVID LUONGO – EDITORIAL – MXGP MAG #128

As we are gearing up for the Liqui Moly MXGP of Germany in Teutschenthal, it is already the time for our May’s edition of the MXGP Magazine. The past month has been very intense with our first triple headers Grand Prix that took place in Portugal, Spain and France. 

The MXGP of Portugal was very challenging with the weather conditions, but despite the very heavy rain during the whole weekend in Agueda, we, together with the local organizer, were capable to deliver a Grand Prix in good conditions. It is in these occasions that you really realise how much effort and determination motocross requires, and how much the sport is growing. In fact our champions are constantly proving that they can ride in any condition, and it is not the case in any other sport.

I would also like to emphasise the great work made by the track crew and the organizer; they did an amazing work on the track during the whole Saturday night until Sunday morning to allow the Grand Prix to take place, and also in between the different races. Pauls Jonass got his first Grand Prix victory in the MXGP class during this crazy weekend, and it was a great reward for Honda Standing Construct Team. 

One week later, Spain welcomed the MXGP on a bright new track in the beautiful region of Galicia, near the hometown of the reigning World Champion Jorge Prado. This new track, designed on a very natural and elevated area, received a lot of positive feedback from the whole paddock. The Spanish fans answered massively the call and came to cheer for the local hero. Jorge Prado made a perfect weekend and won the Grand Prix. 

Then we went back to Saint Jean d’Angely for the Monster Energy Grand Prix of France. We had to face again a very challenging weekend with heavy rain during Saturday and Sunday. Here again the organizer together with our track crew did an amazing job of maintenance on the track and the whole venue. The French fans came once again massively to celebrate the comeback of the best riders in the world after the Monster Energy MXoN that took place in Ernee last October. 

After those three Grand Prix, the MXGP classification is getting closer than ever with 4 riders in 61 points, Tim Gajser took the red plate with 5 points lead on Jorge Prado. Then Romain Febvre, Jeffrey Herlings and Pauls Jonass complete the top five.

In MX2 Kay de Wolf continue to lead the championship by 52 points on Simon Laengenfelder, but Lucas Coenen won the last two Grand Prix and he is showing more and more confidence and speed race after race. What about the performance of Liam Everts in Portugal who amazed the fans with his riding technic in the mud and winning the Grand Prix? Here also the top five, completed by Andrea Adamo stays in 85 points and there is no doubt that the competition will stay open until the end. 

We cannot wait for the racing this weekend in Teutschenthal for the next round of the MXGP World Championship. 

 

See you in Germany!

 

David Luongo

CEO Infront Moto Racing 

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