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Weekend Recap: July 24 - 25

Jul 262021

From World Superbike to MMA, our Monster Energy athletes absolutely destroyed this weekends events, read below for more details...

WORLD SUPER BIKE

 

This past mid-summer weekend offered up plenty of motor racing the world over, both Saturday and Sunday highlighted by the running of the 2021 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship round at the TT Circuit Assen in Holland. Hyped as the Prosecco DOC Dutch Round, it was Jonathan Rea of the Kawasaki Racing Team WorldSBK Team absolutely dominating the entire weekend winning all three races at the 18-turn Assen TT circuit. A fantastic display of power and control, Rea further extended his lead in the 2021 Superbike World Championship point standings. Rea’s teammate Alex Lowes also competed at Assen, racing to sixth and seventh place finishes. Monster Energy pilot Scott Redding of the Aruba.it Racing Ducati team was third in both key races at Assen, further proving himself a threat for the ’21 FIM Gold Medal. Next stop for the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship: The Autodrom Most in the Czech Republic on August 7-8, 2021.

MOTOCROSS U.S.

 

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship kicked off its second half of the 2021 season with a visit to the Pacific Northwest and legendary Washougal MX Park over the weekend. The seventh round of the season featured abundant sunshine and a massive crowd welcoming the return of the world’s fastest racers for the MotoSport.com Washougal National. In the 450 Class, a highly competitive afternoon saw Team Honda HRC’s Chase Sexton emerge victorious to become the division’s fourth different winner. Runner-up at Washougal was Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac, while third overall fell to championship leader Dylan Ferrandis of the Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing 5-1. In the 250 Class at Washougal, the historic streak of six different winners came to an end as Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing’s Jeremy Martin prevailed for the second straight race to take his first Washougal victory. Third on the day at Washougal was Monster Energy/Star/Yamaha Racing team rider Justin Cooper. The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will now roll on to Unadilla, New York to race on Saturday, August 14.

MXGP

 

The FIM Motocross World Championship hosted the MXGP of Czech Republic Loket, Czech Republic on Sunday, round 5 of 19 in 2021 World Championship. In the premiere MXGP classification, Jeremy Seewer of the Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP Factory Team rolled to a spirited third place overall finish, followed by fourth place finisher Glen Coldenhoff, also of the Monster Energy Yamaha MXGP Factory Team. Fifth overall was credited to Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team rider Romain Febvre of France. In the MX2 classification, Maxime Renaux and Thibault Benistant of the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2 Team raced to runner-up and third place overall finishes. Renaux now holds the championship lead and will now look to wickedly deep sand of Lommel, Belgium and the MXGP of Belgium next Sunday.

NASCAR

 

Monster Energy stock car wheelman Ty Gibbs and the No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Camry competed in the 2021 ARCA Menards Series’ ARCA Shore Lunch 150 on Saturday night in Iowa. Gibbs absolutely dominated all the action on the 0.875-mile oval to win his sixth race of the season and to inherit the points lead in the ARCA Menards Series title fight. “You’re almost a painter here,” remarked 18 year-old Gibbs after climbing out of his car.“You’re just working the brush on a canvas. There are so many places to go on this track!” Next stop for the 2021 ARC Menards Series:  The Calypso Lemonade 200 next Saturday at Winchester Speedway in Indiana.

MMA

 

In Las Vegas at the state-of-the-art UFC Apex training facility, Maycee “The Future” Barber was victorious over Miranda Maverick at UFC Vegas 32 on Saturday night. In the Main Card fight in the Women’s Flyweight division, the 23-year-old from Greeley, Colorado, went the distance against her opponent to earn a split decision victory (28-29, 29-28,29-28) after Round 3.

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