GP Bits: MXGP of Italy | Round 15 2

An inside look at the 15th round of the 2019 MXGP FIM Motocross World Championship from Imola, Italy.

GP Bits: MXGP of Italy | Round 15

Imola Italy saw the 15th round of the MXGP series. Calling this track hardpack would be a gross understatement.

Standing Construct rider Glenn Coldenhoff put together a surprising moto score of 1 - 1 for his first overall victory since 2016. Way to go, Glenn!

Coldenhoff looked very comfortable while a lot of the field made mistakes or just plain crashed.

But the major news from the MXGP of Italy is, with three rounds still to go, Honda HRC rider Tim Gajser has secured the 2019 MXGP Championship. This GP Bits is going to be Tiga heavy.

Pretty sure he's looking at his massive fan section.

So cool.

Lots going on here. A folding, fat-tire e-bike to pick up fresh Alpinestars gear... Sure.

Romain Febvre could probably have any shades he wants, but his brand loyalty is high.

Anderson and Tomac aren't the only Astars athletes with some pant issues.

Some times you have to be harsh with your riders.

Sticking with the Husqvarna dudes, here's a run-through of Pauls Jonass' FC 450.

Cockpits are getting more complicated each year.

Holeshot link.

Long header for that low-end grunt.

Blue bling for the Huskys.

Jonass is running his axle further forward than most 450 riders.

Got to get that data.

That brake tip is tall and sharp.

The latest WP technology.

The bike wash station doubles as a do-it-yourself boot care station.

 Bike It DRT Kawasaki’s Courtney Duncan took first overall in the MXW class. She has a 23 point lead going into their final race.

It's cool to see the MXGP series have so many support classes and that the series gives them a lot of attention.

Jago Geerts breaks the cardinal rule of photo modeling. Don't look at the camera! He had a solid weekend with 4 - 5 moto scores getting him fourth overall.

Thomas Kjer Olsen was second overall with 2 - 2 moto scores. He's an ambi-scrubber. Here is one.

And here is the other way on the same jump.

Gautier Paulin always looks a little pissed off.

He should actually be in a good mood this week. He had a great 1st moto holding the lead for a while and only giving up two spots to end in third. A fourth in moto two gave him fourth overall on the weekend.

American Darian Sanayei put in some good work leading the first couple laps of moto one. A mechanical took him out of contention for that moto, and an 8th in the second put him 14 overall.

Calvin Vlaandeeren had an up and down weekend to get into the top five with 8 - 3 moto finishes.

Not sure what the facial expression plus hand gesture means but the pit board is clear.

Jorge Prado, pre-race. He's looking a little nervous.

Post-race, pure bliss. Another 1 - 1 for the young Spaniard.

Jeremy Seewer put his YZ450F on the second step of the overall podium with 2 - 3 moto scores.

From ice cream to sharks.

Seewer's Shoei VFX-EVO was designed by him and his girlfriend. Each picture is a part of his life. His dog, his donkey, his grandparent's chicken farm, his mechanic's face...

Arnaud Tonus also got a fresh custom lid from Arai.

Maxime Renaux was third overall in the MX2 class.
Renaux straight sending it.

That's it from Imola!


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