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Athena again on the top. Jonass and Cairoli win the GP of the Czech Republic and still leaders of overall in both class.

Round 13: GP of Czech Republic

GP # 13 of the 2017 season took place on the traditional and scenic "Serpentine" circuit in Loket, Czech Republic. After the qualifying day with pole positions of Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) aboard the KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena and by Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who, with the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena won its fifth pole of the season, Sunday's races were on a insidious track by Rain falls during the night and in the early hours of the morning. In MX2, championship leader Pauls Jonass won the GP by ranking second and first in the two motos. With points earned at Loket, Jonass has increased his lead in the overall standings, which now stands at 47 points in front of Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) on board his Suzuki RMZ 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA, Seewer at Loket track, has achieved the second best day performance. In the MXGP, sixth overall win for Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), who with the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena has won its 83th GP in career. Tony made the best performance in the second moto by starting in second postion in order to immediately got the first position mantenined till the checkered flag. Due to the third place in race 1 and the first position in race 2, TC222 got the first place at overall, confirming the lead of the MXGP class and bringing its lead in the overall standings to 92 points. For Tony it was the third consecutive victory after those obtained in Italy (Ottobiano) and Portugal (Agueda). Fourth place for Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) also riding on a KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena while the Yamaha "duo" Febvre-Van Horebeek, both on Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA, respectively, concluded the GP in sixth and seventh positions.

Next race: August 06, 2017 / GP of Belgium -Lommel- Belgium

Seewer and Cairoli did it again.

Round 12: GP of Portugal - Agueda - 02/07/17

Only a few days separated the Portugal GP from the GP of Lombardia host in Italy last week and the Agueda track, welcomed the protagonists of the 2017 World Motocross World Championship after three years of absence from the Iberian country. In the MX2, Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) on board its Suzuki RMZ 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system, achieved its fourth victory in a GP during 2017 season, with a second place in race 1 and winning in the final moto. Behind him, with the same score gained, Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) aboard of the KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena. The rider from Latvia, always remains the leader of overall champioship followed by Jeremy Seewer, behind him (-38 points). In the MXGP class, same "story" of the Ottobiano race with the amazing KTM duo Cairoli-Herlings to battle for the the final victory. Even in Portugal, the winner is, Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) aboard of the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena, who won his 82nd race in carreer. Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) also riding on a KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena had to settle for second place on the podium, even though with same points of the winner. At the end of the day podium, Arminas Jasikonis (Team Suzuki World MXGP) riding the Suzuki RMZ 450 equipped with the M40 data acquisition system. The Lithuanian won for the first time in his career, the pole position on Saturday and conquered the GP's podium. In the overall standings, Cairoli has increased his leadership and now lead the pack with 91 points.

Next race: July 23, 2017 / GP  of Czech Republic -Loket- Czech Republic

Seewer wins MX2 and approaches the lead, Cairoli dominates the MXGP and gains points.

Round 11: GP of Lombardia - Ottobiano - 25.06.17

It was the very warm meteo to characterize the GP of Lombardia that took place during the weekend on the Ottobiano track. The riders had to face limit conditions especially during the day of Saturday, when the temperatures reached above 40 ° C. Fortunately, during the early hours of Sunday morning, a strong summer thunderstorm dropped in The area around the track that hosted the GP, significantly lowered the temperatures and the race day was absorbed more easily by everyone. In the MX2, Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) on board of his Suzuki RMZ 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system  won the GP after a fantastic first position in race 1 and the second place in the final moto. The Swiss won in front of Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) racing on the KTM 250 SXF, supported by Athena, that winning the race 2 but in the first moto did not go beyond the sixth. With the seven points recovered, Seewer approaches the top of the overall that always sees as leader Pauls Jonass with 38 points ahead of the Suzuki driver. In the MXGP class another masterpiece by Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), which with the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena has won the both moto and its eighty-one overall success in an world GP. On the hot Lombard's sand, TC222 was the fastest rider since qualifying on Saturday when, starting around the fifteenth position, he recovered to win the pole position. In both moto of the race, Tony got the hole shot and in race one was able to remain on the lead all the time rejecting the attacks of his teammate Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) also riding a KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena. At the start of the second race, Cairoli was less responsive and after another hole shot, rode a coule of laps in second position behind Arminas Jasikonis (Team Suzuki World MXGP) on the Suzuki RMZ 450 equipped with the M40 data acquisition system. The Lithuanian leadership was just the right time to take "target" from TC222, who immediately took over the command of the pack. Behind him, however, Herlings quickly come back to believe that he could ruin the "national" party at Tony and the thousands of fans who began to acclaim him. Unfortunately for Jeffrey, it was not like that, and in fact, Tony gave the impression of "playing" with his opponent and made him believe that the "joke" could just be a good run for a couple of laps. When the eight-time World Champion decided to push really, Herlings lowered the guard and suffered the "punch" of KO. Just a couple of laps and TC222 put between him and his opponent over 10 seconds that allowed him to complete the race with the second win and its affirmation in the home land GP. With his eighty-first victory in a prestigious GP, Tony has increased his lead in the overall standings which now sees him in the lead with 67 points of advantage. Herlings, with second place in the day, has risen to third place in the league standings.

 

Next race: July 02, 2017 / GP of Portugal -Agueda- Portugal

Athena presents the new Autoracing product range

 

Wheel Spacer

Athena, an international group based in Alonte (VI), is pleased to present its racing four-wheel product range. Vicenza's company, thanks to the know-how acquired in more than 40 years in the field of two-wheeled competition, has decided to extend its experience by offering premium car racing products such as wheel spacers, brake discs, gaskets, pistons, connecting rods and bearings. The automotive aftermarket market is a growing sector for Athena offering excellent quality products resulting from a high technical expertise. The wheel spacer range models, which are continuously updated, are manufactured with a white anodizing treatment to prevent oxidation, and can be equipped with specific bolts and customized for each application. The Athena brake disks are instead made of cast iron with high carbon content. These are ideal for road use, suitable for any type of vehicle as they increase and guarantee performance over time compared to original ones. The racing head gaskets are instead available in standard configuration with the addition of coil rings , Both multilayer, a combination of 3 or 5 lamellas of different materials (eg metal / elastomer) and offer a high resistance to high compression thanks to multilayer technology and a superior sealing capacity for competitors on all surface types.
Athena consolidates its presence in the car industry with the participation in two unique and exciting events: King of Italy, organized in the King of Europe, a pure adrenaline show for drifting enthusiasts, to be held on June 17-18 Castelletto di Branduzzo (PV) and the 14th-15th of October in Franciacorta (BS), Time attack is a true championship that allows you to compete in different categories of cars, from road to the most performing prototypes. Vicenza's company is among the sponsors of two championship stages: the one held on Franciacorta's 7th May and the next August 5th in Misano.
During the events the company will be present with an exhibition area of ​​car spare parts as well as visibility with banners and logos on the track as official supporter.

Jonass and Cairoli confirms the top positions of the motocross world championship.

Round 10: GP of Russia - Orlyonok - 11.06.17

The 2016 Motocross World Championship started the second part of the season on the Orlyonok track in Russia. Despite located close to the Black Sea track, the Russian week-end reserved completely different weather conditions during the two days spent on the track. Saturday, sun and summer temperatures have characterized the qualifications races, while Sunday's day was marked by a real rain storm. In the MX2,  Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) on the KTM 250 SXF, supported by Athena, won the GP and increased its overall lead in the ranking, which now sees 45 points ahead of the second place. Jonass is followed by Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) who is on board his Suzuki RMZ 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. On the third step of the podium, Brian Boogers (HSF Logistics Motorsports) aboard its KTM SX-F 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system . In the MXGP continues the run of Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), which with the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena won the second place in race 1 and the ninth position in the final moto. The TC222 drove the first fraction up to a few laps from the end when it was overtaken by team mate Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) also riding a KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena. In Race 2, racing on a difficult and very insidious track, Tony preferred to manage the situation settling down in the top ten (ninth). Antonio remains firmly leader of the overall ranking with 45 points ahead on the second position. Herlings closed the GP in second place after closing race 2 in eighth place. Excellent overall performance of Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), which raced its Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. The French, MXGP's 2015 world champion, finished the GP in sixth place with second place in the second moto after having scored the hole shot and led the group till a few laps from the end.

Next race: June 25, 2017 / GP of Lombardia -Ottobiano- Italy

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