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Romain Febvre at the 2017 Grand Prix of Portugal
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Febvre moving nearer to first 2017 spoils

Jul 022017

MXGP sweated through a second stifling race meeting in one week as the rough and fast orangey-soil at Agueda was home to the Grand Prix of Portugal – the first visit to the country in four years by the FIM Motocross World Championship – and the temperatures again ramped-up after the furnace of Ottobiano, Italy eight days previously. The first two spots on the podium remained in the grip of MXGP series leader Tony Cairoli with Jeffrey Herlings runner-up for the fourth time in 2017 and Arminas Jasikonis became the first Lithuanian to uncork a Grand Prix champagne bottle in third spot.
 

"The racing was good…but in both moto's I didn't have good starts,” he said. “In the first race I got arm pump so I had to slow down a little bit and catch my breath. It was okay, but I didn't ride like I know I can. In the second race, I missed my start completely; I was outside of the top fifteen. I rode good, but I used all of my energy to get back to fourth.”

 

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