Clement Desalle and Jeffrey Herlings won in Trentino. Arnaud Tonus and Antonio Cairoli remain the leader of the championships.
Round 4: GP of Trentino - Arco di Trento - 13.04.2014
After three long trips to Qatar and Thailand and Brazil, the world championship motocross is back in the old continent, passing under the Dolomites. The circuit of Arco di Trento has received all the riders, and one of the protagonist was Athena-GET by the hands of Clement Desalle (Rockstar Suzuki ) who has achieved success in the premier class, the MXGP . The Belgian took the win with two high level performance that allowed him to climb to the top step of the podium and especially to regain points in the standings, taking second place behind the reigning champion Antonio Cairoli (KTM Red Bull Factory) fifth at the end of the day. For a complete success of Athena -GET Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha Rinaldi ) and Kevin Strijbos (Suzuki Rockstar ) respectively placed second and third in the GP. In the MX2 class, back in the race and victory for the defending champion Jeffrey Herlings (KTM Red Bull Factory) that, after the absence at the Brazilian Grand Prix due to injury, is back on track motivated and more aggressive than ever, returning immediately on the top step of the podium. Behind the GP winner, concluded Arnaud Tonus (Kawasaki CLS) which is still leading provisional standings of the championship.
The world championship motocross immediately moves to Bulgaria where, next Sunday on the circuit of Sevlievo, will be held the fifth round of this season.
SambAthena! Antonio Cairoli and Arnaud Tonus are the winners of the Brazilian GP. Athena dominates the motocross world championship.
Round 3: GP of Brazil - Beto Carrero 30.03.2014
Third round of the Motocross World Championship which was held inside the amusement park "Beto Carrero World" located in the region of Santa Catarina in the south-east of Brazil. Two days of summer have welcomed the participants even though mid-afternoon of the day of races, a light rain has refreshed riders, and the public. An overflowing audience seen one of the best performance of Athena's riders. In MX2 it wasArnaud Tonus (Kawasaki CLS) to win the Grand Prix with a first and a second place in the heats. The Swiss picked up on the first step of the podium his Kawasaki equipped with the GP1 EVO and the data acquisition system M40. With his first victory in a Grand Prix World Championship, Tonus also gain the red plate as leader of MX2 class. In the premier class instead, the MXGP, still a "double" for the seven-time world champion Antonio Cairoli (KTM Red Bull Factory) that, as always supported by Athena-GET, took his sixty-fifth career victory. After only three GP, Cairoli firmly guides the overall standings with thirty points ahead of closest rival. For the complete success of Athena-GET in the higher class, Clement Desalle (Rockstar Suzuki) and Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha Rinaldi) concluded in second and third place the Grand Prix of Brazil. Now the motocross world to make a week of rest to bring men and equipment in Europe. Over the weekend of April 12-13 will be back on track with the GP of Trentino which will take place on the track in Arco di Trento.
Round 2: GP of Thailand - Si Racha, 09.03.2014
Second appointment with the motocross world championship and double win for the Athena- GET riders. On the track in Si Racha , eighty kilometers south of Bangkok in Thailand, Jeffrey Herlings and Antonio Cairoli, both riding the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing have won, respectively, the MX2 classes and MXGP . The two riders , supported by Athena -GET command the rankings of the categories with the authorities, only after two of the eighteen races scheduled this season. Dylan Ferrandis ( CLS Monster Energy Kawasaki ) with the products Athena- GET, specifically with the GP1 -EVO unit and the data acquisition system M40, after the stunning victory in Qatar one week ago and the second step of the podium, this time he could not be repeated by a few points , winning the fourth place in the overall standings of the day. Arnaud Tonus and Alessandro Lupino , always riding the CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy , were respectively ranked sixth and eighth place in the GP with Jordi Tixier ( Red Bull KTM Factory Racing ) seventh at the end of the GP, for a quintet of Athena -GET's riders in the top ten of the day. MXGP instead, a "big trio" of riders Athena- GET, dominated the Thai hot day . At the top of these riders , the seven-time world champion Antonio Cairoli , with the peremptory twice conquered , it is back in the top of the standings . Behind him, Clement Desalle ( Rockstar Energy Suzuki World MXGP ) and Jeremy Van Horebeek (Yamaha Factory Racing ) both on board of motorcycles equipped with data acquisition system M40 .
The world motocross observes two weeks of rest before return in the race in Brazil, where on the circuit of Beto Carrero will be held the third race of the season during the weekend of 29-30 March.
Article by Enzo Tempestini
The new three-year partnership notably promotes the Athena brand into the official MXGP webpage, motocross International tracks, award backdrops and TV commercials run on TV channels.
FUNCHAL (Portugal), 23 February 2014 – ATHENA SPA is pleased to announce to be entered into a three-year partnership agreement with Youthstream and the MXGP (FIM Motocross World Championship) and the MXoN(Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations). This agreement will see ATHENA becoming the Motorcycling Equipment Partner.
Youthstream Group LDA is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional worldwide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM Women's Motocross World Championship, the FIM Veteran's Motocross World Cup, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the Motocross European Championship and the Motocross of European Nations.
Erardo Ratzenbeck, General Manager of ATHENA SpA, said: “ Athena has had a good working relationship with Youthstream’s team for many years, so we are delighted to extend this collaboration to a new level. We are excited to continue our growing business partnership with MXGP as Technical Equipment partner. We look forward to strengthening our existing relationship and being strongly committed to promote this amazing sport!”
The agreement grants the ATHENA logo recognitions on the official MXGP website (www.mxgp.com), ATHENA logo identification on the tracks, on the podium backdrops, and TV commercials during live coverage.
MXGP and ATHENA partnership will start with the first race, the MXGP of Qatar, on March the 1st, at Losail.
Internazionali d’Italia 2014 Edition is finished with Montevarchi race. The championship has been a great show with the presence of many top riders.
Athena gives luck to Kawasaki Cls Team Riders, that have been our guest for their team shooting and for setting their GET ECUs last week. Tonus and Ferrandis took the first and the second place on Mx2 Class. Unfortunately the title has been won by Christophe Charlier on Yamaha, thanks to his daily third place and the two seconds on Riola and Noto races.
On Mx1 Class, the dominator of the first two rounds Tony Cairoli was forced to retire because of an ankle injury that doesn’t permit him to get the third victory and the title. So, Mx1 Internazionali d’Italia has been won by Jeremy Van Horebeek that, as Charlier does, took the title without winning any race.
At Montevarchi another Kawasaki at the top of the podium with Gautier Paulin.
On Elite Class, Cairoli is at the starting lineup despite the injury, honoring the thousands fans on the track and winning the title.
In spite of the accident, Internazionali d’Italia 2014 Edition demonstrate that Cairoli is again the rider to beat.
Next date is between two weeks in Losail, for the first World Mx race.