The world motocross started under the spotlights of Qatar. Jeffrey Herlings returns to the races as winner in MX2. Clement Desalle reach the second place in the MXGP.
Round 1: GP of Qatar - Losail - 28.02.2015
First round of the World Championship Motocross 2015 was held under the spotlight Losail, Qatar, and the first verdicts that highlight the results of winter job of teams and riders. In the MX2 class the expected return to competition of Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory) did not disappoint the expectations and the Dutchman has brought home a double race victory that proposes it as a man to beat for the season just started . Once again, his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena worked well and "The Bullet" demonstrated the real potential of the Austrian bike bringing at home another trophy. To complete the success of Athena - GET,Julien Lieber (Yamaha Standing Construct) and Dylan Ferrandis (Kawasaki KRT MX2) who won the second and third place in the GP of MX2 class. The application of the control unit GP1 and the data acquisition system M40 on their bikes again gave its results. In MXGP, was Clement Desalle (Suzuki - Rockstar Energy) to carry on the second step of the podium the M40 data acquisition by Athena - GET. The reigning world champion,Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory) took home the fourth place overall in the first GP of the year and the victory in Friday's qualifying. The brand new KTM 350 SXF of several world champion, as always supported by Athena - Get, has gone along with the Sicilian who started the championship carefully and thinking about the long season ahead. Rounding out the top five of the first race of the year, arrived Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha - Rinaldi) who finished the GP in fifth position in the race leading electronics and data acquisition Athena-GET.
The world championship motocross moves in Thailand where, on track Nakhonchaisri, next Sunday will be held the second round of seventeen.
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The 2014 season will be archived with the prestigious Motocross of Nations. Athena-GET on the top step of the podium with Dylan Ferrandis (France). Van Horebeek and Strijbos (Belgium) silver medals.
Motocross of Nations - Kegums (Latvia) - 28.09.2014
The season of the motocross world is on the book of history after the Motocross of Nations which was held in Kegums, circuit Zelta Zirgs, about fifty kilometers south-east of the Latvian capital, Riga. Athena-GET again leader and a winner, by the hands of our riders that this time they dress the shirts of their national teams. On the top step of the podium in the prestigious competition, Dylan Ferrandis (France - Kawasaki CLS) which led to the victory the M40 system and the control unit GP1 Evo that has equipped his KXF 250. On the second step of the podium was Jeremy Van Horebeek (Belgium - Yamaha Rinaldi) who used the M40 system and the control unit GP1 Evo but on Yamaha YZF450 demonstrating the versatility of our products and coverage of the full range of bikes on the market. Great performance even for Kevin Strijbos (Belgium - Suzuki Rockstar) that, with the data acquisition M40, always ready to control the his RMZ450, has contributed greatly to the team result.
The championship season in 2014 is finally passed in the archive but Athena-GET is already looking to the future. 2015 is coming soon and with many new products.
Jordi Tixier has managed to win his first world title. Cairoli, already champion for the eighth time, finished in third place in the MXGP class.
Round 17: GP of Mexico - Leon - 14.09.2014
The Mexican day that marked the end of the 2014 season on the circuit housed in the Metropolitan Park of Leon, was lived under the fight between Jordi Tixier and the returning Jeffrey Herlings. Both riding the KTM 250 SX-F supported by Athena-GET, were the only ones who mathematically could still compete to win the title. At the end of the first moto, which was won by Tixier and only fourteenth Herlings, the title was still up for grabs and were the last 30 minutes plus two laps to establish the MX2 world champion of 2014, but not before a few twists. During the first lap of second moto, Tixier was the victim of a forced stop, landing from a jump, due to a contact with another driver who forced him to climb over the tenth place while Herlings was trying to maintain a more close as possible to the top ten. All the while, the attention has been directed to the KTM duo till to a few laps from the end when the two were virtually tied on points in the champioship. With a forcing recover of a true champion Jordi Tixier was able to overtake his opponents up to the third position. Position that earned him the victory in the GP and the points needed to win the world title in front of his opponent Jeffrey Herlings. In MXGP, after the mathematics achievement of the eighth world title by Antonio Cairoli, which took place last week in Brazil, has always been the sicilianchampion to bring up our brand, reached the third step of the podium on his KTM 350 SX-F supported by Athena-GET. The M40 system and the control unit
GP1 Evo mounted on the Yamaha YZF help Jeremy Van Horebeek to play a great job, allowing the Belgian to consolidate his second position in the championship standings. To sign the total success of Athena-GET in the main class, came the third place in the final standings by the hands of Kevin Strijbos that riding the Suzuki RMZ 450 Rockstar managed by the team Geboers, equipped with the data acquisition system M40, that has completed the total success of our products.
Antonio Cairoli, for the eighth time, is world champion motocross. Jordi Tixier has missed the podium but the leadership of Herlings is approaching.
Round 15: GP of State of Goias - Trinidade- 07.09.2014
Done. Even math is on the side of Antonio Cairoli who celebrated his eighth world championship title. TC222 wrote for the eighth time his name on the list of the champions.
The Sicilian champion, always riding his KTM 350 SX-F supported by Athena-GET, finished the race on the third step of the podium in the Brazilian Grand Prix, which took place at Trindade in the state of Goias, and won the title with a race to spare. Cairoli, with the victory number "8" in the ranking of all time is second, behind the Belgian Stefan Everts, now team manager of KTM MX2 Factory Team, the team where ride Jordi Tixier that, with a fourth place finish in Brazil is getting closer to the top of the world rankings. The Frenchman who always rode his KTM 250 SX-F supported by Athena-GET appeared under pressure and made some small mistakes but the result of the race number sixteen of the 2014 season approached him 23 points behind champioship leader Herlings, not present in Trindade due an injury. On the podium of the MX2 class instead, climbed Dylan Ferrandis (Kawasaki CLS), which led two times in second place his KXF equipped with with the data acquisition system M40 and the control unit GP1.
Next Sunday, at the Circuit de Leon, Mexico, will be held the last GP of the season in 2014