It has been a weekend of excitement at the MxGP of Trentino, with fans crowding the stands and experiencing intense and memorable days. The Pietramurata circuit was at its best. The weather allowed riders to focus on the treacherous track that seriously tested athletes and machines. The passion for motor racing belongs to Italy and that is why the enthusiasm of the audience has been rewarded with a special event.
The new Mango Loco was presented for the first time in Italy. The energy drink introduced by Monster Energy a few weeks ago was very successful. The supplies ran out very quickly, as no one could resist the unique taste.
For many Monster Energy’s athletes, committed in the treacherous curves of the crossodrome Ciclamino, the Italian stage was the scene of great achievements
Qualifications of the 250 class of World championship ended up with the great positioning of Monster Energy Kemea Yamaha’s Jago Geerts (193), runner-up after Jorge Prado on KTM.
During the weekend, the Belgian rider and his YZ250F proved his coherence and confirmed his position in race 1 and race 2. The second appointment on Sunday saw Ben Watson in the spotlight as well. The Briton made the third step of the podium behind his team mate Jago Geerts, and Jorge Prado.
Tim Gajser and Antonio Cairoli battled in a challenge full of turn of events. The two riders pushed themselves beyond their limits, taking advantage of any opportunities to outdo themselves. The Slovenian took the win in front of his fans. Monster Energy Wilvo Yamaha’s Paulin Gautier and Arnaud Tonus did a great performance, ending in the third and fourth positions at the weekend race. Paulin won the rounds of 20 points and third place in the general rankings.
Clement Desalle put on a complex performance. The Belgian rider was slowed down by some injuries he suffered in the previous races.
“I’m driven, but I think I am not fit enough to give my best on Saturday” said Desalle. “The bike is really impressive. We are working on some changes, like the frame and the engine. It is completely different compared to last season. We are finalising some details. We are at a great starting point.”
#25’s training programme had some changes in the last races. “We had to improve the programme. Generally, it was the same, but there were some changes after my hand injury in England. The latest MxGP’s events were very tight, and after Valkenswaard it wasn’t easy to stick to the programme. You need to adapt, so I am preparing at my best for the next races and I want to be competitive again soon.”
MxGP stays in Italy, the next stage being in Mantova on 12 May for the MxGP of Lombardia. Stay tuned for the coming news.