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Dutch's Easter and big "surprise" for Jeffrey Herlings. Tony Cairoli close to the podium.

Round 3: GP of Europe - Valkenswaard (NL) - 28.03.2016

Jeremy Seewer (#91 Team Suzuki World MX2)

Back on European soil the motocross world championship  2016 that, after the hot weather faced in Thailand, has found a very cold climate. It was the Eurocircuit of Valkenswaard to host the third race of the season and the black sand that characterizes the field, was very otugh to face. But that has not been so hard for Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who riding his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET won the two heats scheduled. 50th success for him that joined the belgian Joel Robert on 4th position in the overall of the all time winners. Herlings leads the overall standings with maximum points after three GP. On the second step of the podium Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who was also riding his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET. With the points conquered in Holland, Jonass moved up to second place in the championship. The third step of the podium, for the great "en plein" of Athena - Get, was walked by Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) 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. In MXGP, the reigning world champion Romain Febvre (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 won his second GP in a row. The French, he has strengthened his lead in the overall and he is leading with 13 point lead over closest rival. Instead, he missed the podium, fourth at the end of the day, Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who riding his KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena GET. Tony "grazed" partial victory in Game 2 when, in the last lap he had to let the position to Febvre due to a light misting of goggles, which forced him to slow down to avoid an error that would have totally compromised his performance. Fifth in overall, Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) on board 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 #04: Neuquen (Argentina) April 09-10 GP of Patagonia Argentina.

A very hot weekend of Motocross

Round 2: GP of Thailand - Suphan Buri - 06.63.2016


After the night of Losail, the motocross world championship has moved to Thailand and the riders have found a weekend of "fire" with temperatures have exceeded 40 degrees Celsius. In the MX2 class, another "double" for Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who riding his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET won the two heats scheduled. Fourth victory for him on four moto done. To keep him company, on the podium, Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) 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 was author of two great heats both closed in third place. Rounding out the podium, Aleksandr Tonkov (Wilvo Standing Construct Yamaha Yamalube) riding the Yamaha YZF 250 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system. The Russian finished the first race in second place and the second in fourth. In the main class (MXGP), "two of three" for Athena-GET riders on the podium. Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), the reigning world champion, riding on his Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC system GPA, won both races and took the head of the overall standings of the championship. Third on the podium his teammate Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) on board 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 #03: Valkenswaard (The Netherlands) March 27-28 GP of Europe.

Let's get ready to rumble

The World Championship Motocross 2016 started from Qatar. Losail hosted the first round of this season.

Round 1: GP of Qatar - Losail - 27.02.2016

Jeffrey Herlings (#84 Red Bull KTM Factory)

 

First round of World Motocross Championship, which for the fourth consecutive time, started from Qatar where the artificial lights of Losail circuit have illuminated the start of the 2016 season. In the MX2 was expected the return of Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) who, riding his KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena GET and after the struggles had during 2015 was still presented as the man to beat. The Dutchman, in perfect shape after the injuries,won both motos and got the red plate of the overall. Third place for his teammate Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) author of two great performance ended both motos in third place. In the premier class, the MXGP, no prediction was possible, 'cause the large number of claimants to victory. Among them, the defending champion Romain Febvre(Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) who brought in the race his YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 Evo ECU and the data acquisition system M40. His teammate, Jeremy Van Horebeek (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team) who was also in the race with the Yamaha YZF 450 with RX1 Evo ECU and the M40 data acquisition system ranked fourth in the overall of the day. Behind him, Antonio Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing). The Sicilian champion arrived in Qatar, riding his KTM SXF 450 supported by Athena-GET, for the his first race of the season and not in great physical condition, after the injury suffered in Sardinia during the winter training. Tony has always proved to be one of the fastest drivers on the track and signed great lap times in both races ended in sixth and fourth. Seventh overall, at the end of the day, his team-mate, Glenn Coldenhoff (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing).

The Motocross World Championship moves to Thailand where, on Suphan Buri track, next Sunday will be held the second round of eighteen scheduled.

Il Team Magneti Marelli Checkstar, Athena e Tony Cairoli per il terzo anno insieme al Monza Rally Show

Tony Cairoli con la DS3 allo stand Athena

Il team Magneti Marelli Checkstar e Tony Cairoli saranno ancora protagonisti nel magico scenario dell’Autodromo di Monza. Il pilota di Patti sarà infatti, per il terzo anno consecutivo, uno dei personaggi più attesi del Monza Rally Show, in programma dal 27 al 29 novembre.La Citroen DS3 WRC di Cairoli, è stata presentata alla stampa nella prima giornata di EICMA dedicata ai media.Ci sono grandi aspettative per l’otto volte campione del mondo di motocross, dopo il sesto posto dello scorso anno e il recente trionfo ottenuto al RallyLegend di San Marino. Il sodalizio con il team Magneti Marelli Checkstar e Athena continua a riservare grandi soddisfazioni a Tony anche sulle quattro ruote: una partnership caratterizzata dalla sintonia fra eccellenze italiane del mondo dei motorsport.La presentazione è avvenuta, presso lo stand Athena, visto il rapporto di collaborazione che unisce il pilota siciliano e la nostra azienda. Sabato 21 novembre sempre presso lo stand Athena, Cairoli si è concesso a un bagno di folla con i suoi fan accorsi alla 73esima edizione di EICMA. “Sono felice di presentare la macchina con cui correrò al Rally di Monza, in una cornice importante come quella dell'EICMA." - ha dichiarato Tony Cairoli.

Athena at Eicma 2015

Athena ad Eicma 2015

Athena will exhibit at Eicma, The biggest event in the world dedicated to 2 Wheels. Come and visit us at Hall 11, Booth M48 with new products, signing sessions with Off-road champions and exclusive events.

Athena is also proud to host at its booth Tony Cairoli's car, that will race at the next Monza Rally Show. That car will be presented at Eicma in two events:

  • Presentation for press and journalists Tuesday 17th November
  • Presentation to the public Saturday 21st November

 

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