The World Championship is decided in the last three races, with Herlings, Febvre and Gajser enclosed in just three points. And Cairoli wants to give another joy to the Pietramurata audience after winning the midweek GP. Here are the updated league standings
The Motocross World Championship knows no breaks, which remains on the Pietramurata track for the sixteenth round of the season. The GP of Trentino and that of Pietramurata is followed by the GP of Garda: this is in fact the name that takes on the third round in a row within a week along the 1,550 meters of jumps, holes and ups and downs of the Ciclamino cross-track. For the occasion, the boys of the EMX250 and EMX125 European Championships are also back on track: in the first category the leader is Nicholas Lapucci (Fantic XX 250 2T), but who has to watch his back from a fierce Kevin Horgmo (Gas Gas), while in the second, the red plate is in the hands of Valerio Lata (Ktm Mrt), who has the first match point to close the championship.
MXGP: close fight
And who expected to experience such a tight MXGP World Championship? At the starting gate of the season there were five or six riders with world championship hopes. The reigning World Vice-Champion Jeremy Seewer (Yamaha), apart from a few flashes here and there, has never been able to win a heat, making consistency his strong point, but constantly behind the other big names. Tony Cairoli (Ktm) immediately scored a “zero” in the first GP of the season in Russia: without that, it would have been a red plate in the first part of the championship. Then the bad crash of Riola Sardo, with double zero and again dry in the Trentino GP. Jorge Prado (Ktm) regrets having changed his trajectory on the final jump of Race 1 in Teutschenthal, a choice which led to the accident with Herlings and consequent injury. And in the end it comes to three GPs from the end of the season with three riders in three points: Tim Gajser (Honda) underwent shoulder surgery in the middle of the season, while Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) the prize for consistency. Needless to say, the most explosive is Jeffrey Herlings (Ktm), red plate for only one point.
MXGP: Febvre on the attack
And Jeffrey Herlings, fresh from a midweek GP to forget due to his retirement in Race 1 and an anonymous fourth position in Race 2, is the one who has had the highest during the season, with a phenomenal second part of the season and eleven heats. won. But under pressure and trapped in the middle of the group, he too showed his weaknesses. Except for sensational surprises on Sunday we will find the Herlings of the first appointment in Trentino, that cannibal with 50 points out of 50 available. But on Wednesday Febvre showed that he was not afraid of anyone and that he was able to masterfully manage a heat. And then Cairoli himself, who if he hits the holeshot then dances for 30 ‘plus 2 laps on the holey track, waiting to give another joy to the Italian public.
MX2: match point per Renaux
Tom Vialle (Ktm) is fine. Or rather, so he writes on Instagram after the frightening accident that involved him and Maxime Renaux (Yamaha) in the second round of the Pietramurata GP. The reigning World Champion had the obligation to win all the heats until the end of the season and hope for some misstep from his compatriot. Instead, the feared “zero” happens to the Ktm driver, who is now hungry for revenge. All the clues lead us to assume that Renaux will remain on the red plate until November 10, the date of the last round of the Motocross World Championship, indeed: the Frenchman has the match point, should he arrive in Mantua with more than 100 points ahead of second in the standings. Not an impossible scenario, but the Yamaha rider now has to think a little about the championship and not run every heat as if it were the last. The advantage over teammate Jago Geerts is considerable and with 150 points still available we will see if the number 959 will pull the oars in the boat or attack as he has done practically in every GP. In the midweek round, Mattia Guadagnini (Ktm) was close to the podium, improving the performance of the Trentino GP. But that’s not enough, because he too wants to give the same emotions that Tony Cairoli kindly offered on Wednesday to the Pietramurata audience and to Guadagnini himself, who mixed in the crowd with a chainsaw in hand to celebrate the Sicilian’s 94th GP victory.
Motocross World Championship 2021, Garda GP: TV timetables
The entire MXGP series is on the mxgp-tv.com website, while Eurosport Player broadcasts the four heats on Sunday live. For the occasion, the MX2 and MXGP races will also be live on Eurosport 2, while Rai Sport will broadcast MXGP Race 1 live from 1pm and MXGP Race 2 delayed from 5pm. At this link the tickets for the weekend, below the program of the races.
12.15 Gara 1 MX2
13.15 Race 1 MXGP
15.10 Gara 2 MX2
16.10 Race 2 MXGP
Motocross World Championship 2021: MXGP championship standings
Jeffrey Herlings (Ola-Ktm) 573 points
2. Romain Febvre (Fra-Kawasaki) 572
3. Tim Geiser (Slo-Honda) 570
4. Jorge Prado (Spa-Ktm) 473
5. Antonio Cairoli (Ita-Ktm) 464
6. Jeremy Seewer (All-Yamaha) 451
7. Paul Jonass (Let-Gas Gas) 391
8. Glenn Coldenhoff (Ola-Yamaha) 369
9. Alessandro Lupino (Ita-Ktm) 266
10. Thomas Kjer Olsen (Dan-Husqvarna) 266
Motocross World Championship 2021: MX2 championship standings
1. Maxime Renaux (Fra-Yamaha) 595 punti
2. Jago Geerts (Bel-Yamaha) 508
3. Tom Vialle (Fra-Ktm) 492
4. Mattia Guadagnini (Ita-Ktm) 475
5. Jed Beaton (Aus-Husqvarna) 454
6. Rene Hofer (Aut-Ktm) 436
7. Thibault Benistant (Fra-Yamaha) 384
8. Kay De Wolf (Ola-Husqvarna) 384
9. Ruben Fernandez (Spa-Honda) 364
10. Simon Laengenfelder (Ger-Gas Gas) 271
October 28, 2021 (change October 28, 2021 | 14:04)
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