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Exciting end of season with the Motocross of Nations. Athena - GET is on the highest step of the podium.

MXoN - Maggiora - 25.09.2016


After eighteen GP  the best riders in the world and all the fans of motocross have gathered in Maggiora for the end of this season. The seventieth edition of the Motocross of Nations was held on the legendary track of the "Mottaccio del Balmone" that, exactly thirty years after the legendary edition of 1986, hosted once again what is known as the Olympics games of Motocross. Never before in this edition the prediction was almost impossible to do, and in fact, until the last moto of the day, everything has changed several times. The three races have lived on the alternation of the various national teams at the head of the overall, and until the last lap of the third moto everyone was holding their breath. In the first race, which saw opposing riders of MXGP and those of the MX2, Romain Febvre (FRANCE - Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team)  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 has won first place in front of thousands of people attended to occupy all the available spaces on the track, for what was a spectacular "sold out". Antonio Cairoli (ITALY - Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who once again used the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena GET, took second place and behind him, in third place, was Kevin Strijbos (BELGIUM - Suzuki World MXGP ) aboard the Suzuki RMZ 450 equipped with the data acquisition system M40. Fourth place for Cooper Webb (USA - Star Racing Yamaha) which resulted in the race on his Yamaha equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system, while he finished in fifth place, first riding a motorcycle 250 cc, Jeremy Van Horebeek (BELGIUM - Monster Energy Yamaha) in the race with a bike equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. In the second heat (MX2 - Open) Jeffrey Herlings (NETHERLANDS - Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) in the race for the first time with the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena - GET ranked second with Jeremy Van Horebeek (BELGIUM - Monster Energy Yamaha) who crossed the line in seventh place. It was as always the final moto (MXGP - Open) as decisive, and this time everyone had to wait for the last waving checkered flag of the day to know the winning nation. The US team held the lead of the race until two laps from the end when Cooper Webb has suffered a fall, leaving the Netherlands the first place of overall. Netherlands but has had to let to France the first position, that just in the last step was successful, with Romain Febvre (FRANCE - Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), to take over one rider that projected the "bleu" on the highest step of the podium . For the second time in two races, he finished in third place Kevin Strijbos (BELGIUM - Suzuki World MXGP). The final ranking was dominated by France, winner of the last three editions of the Motocross of Nations on Holland, followed by the USA team. Off to the podium the Team Belgium (fourth) and fifth final position for Italy with Antonio Cairoli (ITALY - Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who came out on top of MXGP category with two second places at the end of the day.

In MX2, Herlings is back to win, while Jorge Prado surprised everyone. Cairoli close to victory in the MXGP.

Round 16: GP of Netherlands - Assen - 28.08.2016

Jorge Prado (#61 KTM Red Bull Racing Team)

Sixteenth GP of eighteen, which was played on the artificial track in Assen, Holland. It took 25,000 tons of sand for the circuit that has seen once again the Athena GET's riders as protagonists of the two classes. In MX2, the return to racing of Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) is been another Dutchman's victory: the thirteenth on thirteen GP starts, on board his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET. Pleasant surprise however, the third place overall by Jorge Prado (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who was also riding the KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET. Fifteen Spanish won the pole position on Saturday and after the twelfth position of race 1 was able to finish the second race in second place that allowed him to climb for the first time in his career on the World Championship podium; third overall. In MXGP, close to victory, Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) riding the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena GET. The Sicilian, after winning his fourth pole position of the season, finished the first moto in fourth place before winning the second one that gave him the second overall GP. Behind him ranked his teammate Glen Coldenhoff (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who was also riding the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena GET. Fifth overall Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) who 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.

Ancora un GP di stop per Jeffrey Herlings. Anche Jonass manca all’appello mentre Seewer si avvicina alla vetta. Strijbos vince a sorpresa, Cairoli torna sul podio dopo 5 GP di assenza.

Round 14: GP of Belgio - Lommel - 31.07.2016


Nemmeno il tempo di respirare e il mondiale motocross è tornato in pista per il GP #14 della stagione in corso. È stata la micidiale sabbia di Lommel ad accogliere i protagonisti del campionato che si sono dovuti impegnare a fondo per portare a termine le gare su un fondo che non perdona. Nella MX2, assenze “di lusso” con la squadra KTM Factory costretta a disertare il GP a causa dell’infortunio di Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) e anche a quello di Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) costretto alla resa dopo la caduta di Loket della settimana scorsa. A tenere alti i colori di Athena –GET ci ha comunque pensato Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) che, in sella alla Suzuki RMZ 250 equipaggiata con la centralina RX1 Evo, il sistema di acquisizione dati M40 e l’innovativo sistema Launch Control LC-GPA, si è classificato al secondo posto assoluto. Lo svizzero occupa sempre la seconda posizione in classifica generale ma si è sensibilmente avvicinato alla vetta. Nella classe regina, una gradita sorpresa: il ritorno alla vittoria assoluta da parte di Kevin Strijbos (Suzuki World MXGP). Il belga, che abita a pochi chilometri dalla pista di Lommel, dopo nove anni è tornato alla vittoria assoluta in sella alla Suzuki RMZ 450 equipaggiata con il sistema di acquisizione dati M40. Alle sue spalle ha chiuso la gara sul terzo gradino del podio Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) in sella della KTM 350 SXF supportata da Athena GET.

Jeffrey Herlings again stopped at home due to injury. Antonio Cairoli back in the saddle of "his" bike. Seewer and Febvre on the podium.

Round 13: GP of Czech Republic - Loket - 24.07.2016

Kevin Strijbos (#22 Suzuki World MXGP Team)

Three-week break and the World Motocross is back on track in Loket (Czech Republic) with many surprises. The MX2, has missed the championship leader Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who did not show up riding his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET because of the broken right collar bone due a fall last Dutch championship. An unlucky day for the team factory KTM has made also mark the double "zero" of Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who was also riding the KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET. Latvian, after taking pole position during the qualifying heats on Saturday, he was on the gate as one of the leading contenders to win the day. At the start of race 1, after starting in front of the pack, made a mistake  at double jump downhill that it has always characterized the Loket circuit, with an disastrous fall. Immediately rescue, the KTM rider, he showed signs of immediate recovery and luckily it all worked with great fear and many bruises. To bring at home a good result for Athena-GET colors, was Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2 there) riding 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 finished the GP in second place and remains firmly in second place even in the championship. In MXGP, was Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) to reach the third step of the podium in the race 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. The reigning world champion returned to competition after missed two GP due to injury suffered in England. As expected, the return of Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) riding the KTM 350 SXF supported by Athena GET, that allowed to win five consecutive world titles. has aroused many curiosities and expectations. Tony, as always, tryed to do his best, but 'cause of two difficult start  was always forced to comeback, closing the GP in seventh place overall.


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.

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