Another "match point" and Cairoli is world champion for the ninth time. Jonass closer to the title.

Round 18: GP of Netherlands

After the round held on the Jacksonville track, 200km north of Orlando, Florida, the world's motocross championship has returned to Europe for the penultimate round of the 2017 season. With the two titles not assigned yet, it was the artificial track inside the TT Circuit of Assen hosting the event. The eyes of the whole world were pointing to the "game" among the rider who are currently the most fast; Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings. The Italian ran for glory, trying to grab the ninth crown. The Dutchman to win, trying to beat everyone and continue his winning streak after the two victories in America (in the AMA national and GP). In the end they were both right. At Tony Cairoli (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) on ​​the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena, was enough the second place in race 1 to win the ninth world championship title in advance. For Jeffrey Herlings (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing), also riding on the KTM 450 SXF supported by Athena, another double success of GPs who mathematically consecrates him as vice world champion at his first season in MXGP. On the Dutch podium went up Romain Febvre (Monster Energy Yamaha Racing Team), who competed with Yamaha YZF 450 equipped with the control unit RX1 EVO, the data acquisition system M40 and the innovative Launch Control LC-GPA system . The Frenchman, at his second podium in the 2017 season, ranked second in the top spot of the day. In the MX2, however, the title games are still open and we must wait for the last GP in France before to know the name of the new champion. Assen's audience welcomed the Athena branded "triplet" to the podium. Jorge Prado (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) aboard the KTM 250 SXF, supported by Athena, won his third GP of the season with race win 2 and second place in the first moto while Pauls Jonass (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing),even him on the KTM 250 SXF supported by Athena, after winning the first moto, he was satisfied with seventh place in the race two that was enough to get on the second step of the podium. Third at the end of the day, Jeremy Seewer (Team Suzuki World MX2) on board 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, with the second place in the final moto, has opened again the fight for the world title and now, with two moto left before the end of championship, follows Jonass in the overall standings at -41 points. However, the Latvian rider will still have to score 9 points in two race in order to be the champion.


Next race: September 17, 2017 / GP of Pays de Motebéliard – Villars Sous Ecot