We’re back! For the first time in what felt like forever, MXGP made it back to Germany at the 1,590-meter hardpack Talkessel Circuit in Teutschenthal. Last weekend’s race was the first major race here since the pandemic forced this iconic track to close its doors to the public – and what a race it was! The smell of gasoline hanging in the air, engines revving, and a full house of spectators that made their way to the track. It’s good to be back.
The weekend kicked off to a good start, energy was high and riders from around the world came to win. Day 1 made way for the EMX125 and EMX250 races, amping up the excitement for Sunday's big races. Day 2 started off strong with practice rounds in MX2 and MXGP, giving us a taste of what’s to come.
A rather cute highlight before the pro-riders brought out the big guns on Sunday: The 6 to 8-year-old’s brand new European Junior e-Motocross race. The crowd turned quiet, waiting for the little ones on starting line, the commentator was on fire, and off they went! Confusion, laughs, excitement - about the order of things when the quietly buzzing electric engines from the tiny motocross machines raced through the course. But make no mistake, just because these riders might be small, doesn’t mean they were less brave - taking jumps that most (non-mx pro) adults wouldn’t dare. To round things off, the commentator didn’t pass up the chance to give it his all and keep the excitement, and laughs, up high. As he said „And he’s down! He makes it back up and out of the line, it seems he’s back on his bike... You can’t even tell if these kids are sitting or standing on their bikes because they’re so tiny!“.