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Clement Desalle at the 2017 Grand Prix of Mexico

Hitting the fives at Mexican Grand Prix

Apr 032017

Round four of nineteen in the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship landed on the scarred hard-pack of Leon in Mexico. In windy and hot conditions and in front of a generous crowd packed around the cactus-lined circuit inside the Metropolitan Park setting, Monster Energy Yamaha’s Jeremy Van Horebeek rode to fifth position overall and in MX2 Kemea Yamaha’s Benoit Paturel secured the same ranking.

Somewhat lost for words in the post-race melee of fans attention and packing freight in Leon, Febvre could only state that he was “not really happy about the weekend.”

“I didn't get the best starts but I managed to get through the first lap really clean and into the top five straight away. It was like a battle all the way, and there was only one good line on the track. In the first moto I was okay with the altitude but in the second moto I struggled a bit.”

“I didn’t take any risks as the season will be long; my feeling was not so good and I had no fun riding here,” #25 frankly admitted. “Now we go back for the European rounds of the series; I’m third in the standings and we’ll continue to work hard with the team.”

 “My speed is there but, like in Argentina I should have been on the podium, and just like there, I had some bad luck and it's disappointing,” he lamented.