GP Bits: MXGP of Great Britain | Round 2

All photos by MX July.


Let's drop the gate on round two!

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Check out the Moto-Master MXC Factory Racing billet aluminum rear break caliper.

Some nice custom CNCing there.

Euro Dunlop runs a little differently than here.

Team VRT KTM Nordpesca Holland is running FMF exhaust in the MX250 class.

*in kid voice* Braaaaaaaaaaap!

Quentin Marc Prugnieres from the Bud Racing Kawasaki MX250 team rocking the Lakers Seven gear.

Grip tape and ti pegs.

One of the F&H Crone Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team KX250s. A lot of cool pars, and the channeled-out engine hanger is pretty interesting.

A little transponder bracket behind the number plate on Mathys Boisrame's machine. And a carbon lower clamp guard is nice.

Looking at one of the JM Honda Racing CRF450Rs, they swapped the stock tank for CF and are running Neken controls including a non-split triple clamp, which is becoming more of a rare sight these days.

Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing rider getting focus for his MX250 race.

This guys kind of looks like Christian Craig.

Haakon Fredriksen getting after it.

Lap times or IG?

Astars always have the best butt patches.

Tom Vialle showed up to see if he could race, but an injury to his hand kept him off the bike. No more red plate for the Frenchman.

Jeffery Herlings was third on the day. "Our goal this year is to make the podium as much as possible. It’s been proven in the past that if you do that almost every weekend then you’ll be there or thereabouts at the end of the season for the championship. Both motos were OK, nothing too impressive. I don’t have the speed yet. I can do it in the morning for one-lap but I don’t have it across the race yet. I’m not far away though and there are some good tracks for me coming up.”

That blue goodness on an FMF header. And some safety wiring for good measure.

Mathys Boisrame letting the KX250 eat! He was fourth overall in the MX2 class.

Ruben Fernandez was third overall, but jumps to first in the MX2 points.

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Maxime Renaux was on the top step of the MX2 podium. “This weekend was really good. I am so happy to bounce back after Russia because I felt like I struggled there. I made a good start in the first moto; I got my first ever Fox Holeshot and won the first race. Then in the second race I had some good battles, and I am just really pumped with my overall performance and looking forward to the rest of the season.”

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Mattia Guadagnini, or just Guada, is the new kid at Red Bull KTM MX2 Racing and got his first moto win and first overall podium with 2nd overall.

Mattia Gaudagnini: “I’m so, so happy. I knew from Russia that I was riding well. My starts were good and I was feeling great with the bike and on the track in the first moto. I had a lot of fun battling for P2. I had the goal to be at the front in the second race and made it happen. I did my own race. I focused on the moto like I was training and tried not to think of the GP. I couldn’t be happier than I am now.”


Ben Watson had his second race in the MXGP class landing 9th overall.

The famous downhill start.

Romain Febvre had mixed results going 7 - 2 for fourth overall. Diggin' the French flair on his Astars lid.

Antonio Cairoli took the overall victory in the MXGP class. Dude is still killing it at 35.

Jorge Prado was 2nd in moto one but had to settle for 5th overall with a 7th in moto two. “Today was good in some ways but a bit negative with that second moto. I was struggling with the track from the morning and how flat it was. I knew the start would be important for me. I had the holeshot but made a small mistake and Tony came past. That was actually pretty good because he was riding really well: I could stay behind him and he pulled me along. Physically I felt strong in the second moto, which is positive for the next few races, but I didn’t have the feeling with the bike or the set-up. It was too difficult for me to turn, open the gas and go with the others when they were full-on. I was too slow, even taking some risks. So, we need to look at that. We will keep working. It will come. I’m in the right place.”

"Did you see that Jacobi crash?"

A 2nd overall is good enough for Tim Gajser to hold on to the red plate.

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Yosh's version of art.

You could put those words in any order, really.

Jeremy Seewer had a great 2020 MXGP run, but is getting a bit of a slow start this year. At Matterley Basin he was 7th overall.

It's still a little weird seeing Cairoli in anything but Progrip goggles.

See you in Italy!


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