be_ixf;ym_202209 d_28; ct_100
Romain Febvre at the 2016 MXGP of Europe


Mar 262016

MXGP World Champion Romain Febvre punched the air exuberantly after crossing the finish line to win the second race at Valkenswaard - permitting his second Grand Prix success in a row - and in the wake of a sensational climax to the third round of eighteen in the 2016 MXGP series. The twenty-four year old Frenchman flew faster than the hefty gusts of wind that affected action and the 23,000 crowd in Holland and passed Monster Energy Yamaha teammate Jeremy Van Horebeek and former multi world champ Tony Cairoli in the last two laps to triumph in irrepressible style and create a memorable spectacle to end MXGP’s first European stop on the calendar.Pleasant temperatures and the sweltering conditions of season-opening events in Qatar and Thailand were long forgotten through the torrential rain and strong winds that blasted Valkenswaard and the Grand Prix of Europe on Easter Monday. The long-established Dutch facility saw atmosphere, anticipation and an eager cosmopolitan crowd grace MXGP but the weather brought a degree of adversity for the riders of the premier class, MX2 and a busy support card that involved EMX250, 300 and Women’s World Championship motos. Through the shallow black sand and defying the inclement climate Febvre was sensational. The Yamaha ace struggled to third place in a wearisome first sprint across a wet and technical surface. In the second race he came out with ‘extra inches’ on the throttle cable and after trailing an impressive Van Horebeek (fifth overall on the day) launched his ruthless and indefensible attack.

이 기사를 공유합니다.: