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Weekend Recap: October 16 - 17

Oct 182021

SUPERBIKE

 

The Motul Argentinean round of the 2021 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship was staged at the 2.657-mile, 15-turn Circuito San Juan Villicum in San Juan, Argentina over the weekend with Monster Energy’s Scott Redding of Aruba.It Racing Ducati team winning Saturday’s Tissot Superpole race. Fourth and fifth in the Tissot Superpole fell to Monster Energy racers Alex Lowes and Jonathan Rea of the Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK effort. In the WSBK race one on Sunday afternoon, Jonathan Rea powered to a runner-up finish. Teammate Alex Lowes placed a fighting fourth. Michael van der Mark of BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team slotted in at sixth spot in race one. In race number two from Argentina, once again Monster Energy’s Scott Redding lead the way on his Aruba.it Racing Ducati. Runner-up in the race went to Jonathan Rea of Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK. The FIM Superbike World Championship will now move on to the Mandalika International Street Circuit in Indonesia on November 19th-21st, 2021 where Toprak Razgatlioglu holds a 30-point lead in the title fight over fast closing Monster Energy pilot Jonathan Rea.

BRITISH SUPERBIKE

 

In a sensational final act, Monster Energy racer Tarran Mackenzie clinched the 2021 British Superbike Championship with a resounding triple race win on the final weekend of the season. The McAMs racer aced the title with a determined race two win, in which he beat adversary and title rival Tommy Bridewell by 0.087 seconds to take a 31-point lead into the last race. The Scot completed the triple header in the final race with Bridewell again.

MXGP

 

The FIM Motocross World Championship took place on Sunday afternoon at the Circuito Internacional Comunidad de Madrid in Arroyomolinos, Spain. Round 13 of 18 in the fight for the FIM World Championship. In the premiere 450cc-based MX class,  Romain Febvre of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team placed fourth overall on the day. Seventh overall at the MXGP of Spain went to Jeremy Seewer of the Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP Factory Team. In the battle for the MXGP World Championship, Febvre holds down a strong second place position in the point standings, only 12 points adrift of classification leader Jeffrey Herlings. In the MX2 battle at the MXGP of Spain, Monster Energy Yamaha MX2 Team rider Maxime Renaux raced to yet another MX2 Grand Prix overall victory. The French rider now holdis a massive 108-point lead in the chase for the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme Gold Medal. The second place rider in the MX2 World Championship is another Monster Energy Yamaha MX2 Team racer, namely Jago Geerts of Belgium. MXGP will now move on to Italy and next Sunday afternoon’s MXGP of Trentino.

MOUNTAIN BIKING 

 

Triumph and disaster are so close together! Monster Energy congratulates Tom Van Steenbergen on taking first place in Best Trick at the 2021 Rampage mountain bike competition this weekend. In the invite-only event inside Zion National Park, Utah, the 25-year-old from Vernon, Canada, stomped the gnarliest trick of the entire event but suffered multiple fractures on his next steep jump.
 
Also bringing home a coveted trophy at Rampage, 35-year-old Monster Energy athlete Cam Zink took home the Toughness Award for enduring a heavy crash heading into the event. He visited the hospital the day before finals to get a CT scan, was cleared to ride, and still put together a great performance. The multiple world-record-setting athlete from Reno, Nevada, also finished the main Rampage freeride competition in a strong fourth place position with 86.33 points. 
 
Rampage is the premier big-mountain freeride event in mountain biking. Every year since 2001, the contest features the world’s best athletes on challenging tracks built by the riders themselves with support from a dig team. After the 2020 edition was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the showcase returned in October to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

SKATEBOARDING
 

Another chapter of Tampa Pro history is in the books! Monster Energy congratulates team rider Kelvin Hoefler on taking second place at the 27th annual Tampa Pro street skateboarding competition today. In front of a high-energy crowd at Skatepark of Tampa (SPoT) and global audiences tuned in via live stream, the 27-year-old Olympic skateboarder from Guarujá, Brazil, claimed a podium finish in one of the most heated finals in event history.

Presented by Monster Energy as the official title sponsor, Tampa Pro is the most respected grassroots contest in skateboarding. The legacy began with the first skateboard competition at the SPoT warehouse in 1995. Since then, several of the world’s most iconic street skateboarders have won the coveted Tampa Pro title, including reigning SLS World Champion and Monster Energy rider Nyjah Huston.

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