MXGP of Great Britain. This weekend took place the first Grand Prix of the 2020 Motocross World Championship at Matterley Basin in England in extreme weather conditions.
The first victory of the 2020 MXGP Season is for our rider Jeffrey Herlings, he wins the overall Grand Prix of Great Britain. 3rd position for Antonio Cairoli, 10th Jorge Prado and 13th Michele Cervellin.
Jeffrey Herlings: “The first race out of twenty and I was consistent: two good starts, led the whole first moto, got into third pretty quick behind Tony and took second. The track was sketchy and the sun was really low. It is still that time of the year where it gets dark quite early, so it was hard with the shadows. I didn’t want to take any risks and I was happy with second. It was a good weekend and I think we improved the bike over the winter because this was the first real test, let’s say. I am looking forward to Valkenswaard now and my home GP.”
Tony Cairoli: “It is nice to be back on the podium after so many months without racing. My shoulder has improved a lot in recent weeks but last week in Belgium I twisted my right knee and heard a crack. I thought ‘the season is finished already’. I went to the doctor and he confirmed a second-degree PCL tear. I taped the knee very hard yesterday and today and all the ruts out there were not helping. I just need to work as much as possible on the muscle to make it as stable as possible. So to be on the podium at this track and these conditions is amazing and I’m motivated again to work really hard and try to build it up. We will see what we can do next.”
In race 2 after a great battle between Tom Vialle and Rene Hofer, victory in race 2 for our rider Tom Vialle, followed by his teammate Rene Hofer.
Tom Vialle: “I was feeling really comfortable with the bike in the first race but I made a mistake on a big jump and came too short. It was difficult to restart and I then finished sixth. The second race was better! It was tricky to pass Rene and also it started to rain a bit and I had a problem with the goggles. So I waited and then pushed hard. I won my first race and finished 2nd in the first GP of the year so I’m really happy with that.”
Next MXGP 7th & 8th of March for second race of MXGP 2020 season at Valkenswaard in Holland.
Motocross World Championship 2020, Round 1 – Matterley Basin, Great Britain
1. Jeffrey Herlings (KTM)
3. Antonio Cairoli (KTM)
10. Jorge Prado (KTM)
13. Michele Cervellin (Yamaha)
19. Alessandro Lupino (Yamaha)
2. Tom Vialle (KTM)
5. Rene Hofer (KTM)
13. Jeremy Sydow (GasGas)
16. Ruben Fernandez (Yamaha)
32. Simon Laengenfelder (GasGas)
35. Joakin Furbetta (KTM)
15. Pietro Razzini (Husqvarna)
25. Xavier Cazal (KTM)
34. Edgar Canet (KTM)
38. Daniel Gimm (Yamaha)