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Continues the monologue of Jeffrey Herlings that still dominating the MX2. In MXGP, Tony Cairoli grits his teeth and went close to the podium. First victory for Kiara Fontanesi.

Round 12: Fullback GP of Lombardia - Mantova - 26.06.2016

Kiara Fontanesi (#8 Honda MX Fonta Racing)

No time to mark on your calendar the entrance of the summer season for the # 12 GP of the season in 2016, and the riders had to face a very hot day. The "Tazio Nuvolari" of Mantua, the drivers found prohibitive climatic conditions with temperatures reached almost 40 degrees. Despite the difficulties, all the riders have worked hard and the crowd could watch always good races. In the MX2 class Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) riding his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET collected his twelfth consecutive win. A success that has never been in doubt for the Dutch ace took his lead in the overall standings to 169 points more than on second in the overall standings. On the day (overall fifth) ranked its team mate Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who was also riding the KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET. Jonass currently occupies the third position in the overall standings. In the premier class, the MXGP, difficult GP for Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) aboard the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena GET, suffered the after-effects of the injury suffered in England a week ago and had to fights hard in both motos. In race 1, because of a contact with another rider immediatly after the start, he was forced to comeback from the last position in the first corner until the sixth place under the chequered flag. In race 2, a great "hole shotof the Sicilian champion that, for eleven laps of seventeen,  he managed to keep the lead. His precarious conditions forced him to slow down but still managed to close the race in third place. Tony closed the GP in fourth overall, five points off the podium. Behind TC222, it is placed Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) led the race on his Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. In the Women's World Championship, now in its fifth race on the seven planned this season,return to victory for Kiara Fontanesi (Honda -Fontaracing) which resulted in the race aboard his Honda CRF 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. For the four-time world champion, this was the first success this season. Kiara currently occupies the fifth position in the standings.

Unstoppable Jeffrey Herlings. In MXGP, Romain Febvre injured and Cairoli unlucky, Valentin Guillod not so far from the podium.

Round 11: GP of Great Britain - Matterley Basin - 19.06.2016

Chad Reed (#22 Yamaha MXGP Racing Team)

The eleventh round of the motocross world championship GP 2016, about eighteen scheduled on the calendar, was held on the Matterley Basin track in England. The scenic British track has welcomed all the protagonists of the challenge in a weekend characterized by usual england weather conditions. In MX2, the "usual winner" Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) brought to victory his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET. For the Dutch, eleventh success of eleven disputed and advantage, in the overall standings, that for his opponents it became unbridgeable (148 points). On the third step of the podium, his teammate Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who was also in the race with the KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET. Jonass recovered two points in the standings at the moment sees him in third place behind Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) who competed aboard the Suzuki RMZ 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. The Swiss missed the podium (fourth) but must complain of an error made at the end of race two (fall) that saw him lose two positions. In the premier class, the MXGP, sad news about the injury to Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) during qualifying race on Saturday. The french, riding his Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system, was unlucky protagonist of a bad fall that cost him a strong head injury. The defending champion was forced to surrender and will not ride even at the next GP of Lombardia which will be played in seven days. Bad luck also for Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) aboard the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena GET. Tony started the race well, with the second place in the opening race but in the second moto, could not jump as usual from the starting gate and during the comeback attempt, landing from a jump, he felt a sharp pain in his left wrist which forced him to slow down, losing positions. Only 3 points separated him from the podium of a really unlucky day for him. Positive day for Valentin Guillod (Kemea Yamaha Yamalube)  aboard his Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. The Swiss, missed the podium of MXGP finishing in sixth place but only six points from the "medal zone". Great performance for him, in race one, third under the cequered flag.

Jeffrey Herlings always "King" of the MX2. In MXGP, Romain Febvre back to win in front of his home crowd.

Round 10: GP of France - Saint Jean d'Angely - 5.6.2016

Romain Febvre back to victory

With the tenth race of the year 2016, it began the second part of the motocross world championship. The world's motocross circus has moved from Spain to France where, on the track of Saint Jean d'Angely, was held the tenth of eighteen GP scheduled in the calendar. On hard and stony field of the circuit located south west of France, the protagonists of the MX2 and MXGP have challenged for the win. In MX2, "usual" performance of Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who took the tenth win in ten disputed GP, aboard his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET. The Dutchman won all the races so far and leads the overall standings by a wide margin ahead of the second in the standings. Third place for Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) who competed aboard the Suzuki RMZ 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. The Swiss always occupies the second position in the overall standings. In the premier class, the MXGPreturn to victory for Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), it was "fasting" of succes from Valkenswaard GP and reported his Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system, on the top step of the podium. Fourth place for Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) always riding the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena GET. After the third place in race 1, in the second half of the race, TC222 was forced to a difficult comeback from last positions due to a fall at the start which saw him involved. Tony is solidly in third position of overall standing, ready to attack the top positions.

The "Ninth" by Jeffrey Herlings that still dominating the MX2. In MXGP, Antonio Cairoli does not "shine" and closes in seventh place.

Round 9: GP of Spain - Talavera de la Reina - 29.05.2016

Fevbre & Guillod

The world motocross championship has moved on the Iberian peninsula on the "Cerro Negro" circuit of Talavera de la Reina, about 120 kilometers southwest of Madrid, in order to face the ninth round of eighteen, scheduled in the calendar. The Iberian race mark the end of the "first half" of this season and during a spring weather day the protagonists of the MX2 and MXGP had a very hard challenge. In MX2, ninth victory of Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) that led to the victory his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET. The Dutchman won all nine races held so far, and leads the overall standings with more than a hundred points ahead of second place. Third step of the podium to his teammate Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who was also riding the KTM 250 SXF supported by GET Athena. In the class MXGP reserved for powerful bikes from 450 cc, was Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) who rode on his Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system, to achieve the best result of the riders "branded" Athena - GET, winning the sixth place overall. Unlucky day for Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who finished the GP "only" in seventh place, always riding the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena GET. The Sicilian failed to remedy two not perfect starts and his comebacks were arrested on the fifth and ninth, in the two disputed races. Behind him in the standings of the day, (eighth overall), Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) who rode on his Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. Next race, round #10: Saint Jean d’Angely (France) June 05, GP of France.

Athena, partner of the Italian MX Championship, introduces the Athena GET Pole Position award.

Alessandro Lupino, vincitore della Pole Position Athena GET nella classe MX1 la scorsa gara a Maggiora

Athena, leader in manufacturing and development of engine mechanical parts and Electronic Control Units is Official Partner of the 2016 Italian MX Championship, MX1 and MX2 Class. 

Moreover, our company introduces a valuable prize.  "Athena GET Pole Position” award will be won by the rider which obtained the highest number of first places at the qualifying. 

In case of draw, the prize will be awarded to the best ranked rider in the qualifying. Winner will be awarded with a complete GET ECU with the innovative LC-GPA launch control system.

Next  race of the Italian MX Championship will be this weekend at Mantova track. The calendar is available on FX Action website.

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