GP Bits: MXGP of Trentino | Round 14

Photos By MX July

Trentino is probably one of the most majestic motocross tracks in the world.

Flames aren't just for the F&H KX250s.

Here is Tim Gajser's set up.

The track at Trentino has an enclosed starting gate system.

Jeffrey Herlings scored maximum points yet again in Italy, but he had to battle both motos to get to the front.

Jeffrey Herlings:“It wasn’t an easy one today and this is not an easy track for passing. The first moto was tough but I had to fight even more in the second one. I could see the others ahead in the first laps and I thought ‘now, it’s go-time’ I played it smart and went it count in the last couple of laps. I want to thank Red Bull KTM for their excellent work. I’m in very good shape but we never underestimate the competition.”

Prado is dealing with a fracture in his lower back which wasn't helped by a pretty big get off in moto one.

In very uncharacteristic fashion, Tony Cairoli crashed out of both motos and scored zero points on the day. “Not much to say. I was off in both races on the first lap through no fault of my own. The day was disappointing after starting well in Timed Practice. The race starts mean so much here and all we can do is hope for better and try to be on the podium for the next two. We want to enjoy the last few races.”

We are going to take a tour of the Dixon Racing Team Bike It MTX Kawasaki KX250s of Wilson Todd and three time WMX Champ Courtney Duncan.

An obvious change is the WP suspension. You can also see a carbon subframe protected by gold heat tape and some data ports above the shock.

DVR is an exhaust company from the Czech Republic.

Running the wheel as far back as possible.

A very different front engine mount. Looks to be CNC'd aluminum.

Custom DRT ignition cover.

More of the carbon subframe and air box.

Custom rear master cylinder.

Carbon tank.

The engine hangers are also different and they are running a Suter clutch.

Courtney Duncan won the WMX Championship for the third time.

Tom Vialle went 1 - 1 again for maximum points in the MX2 Class.

Tom Vialle: “A great weekend. The first moto was perfect then it was a long second moto but I had some strong lines and Jago {Geerts] could not pass me. I want to thank the team, we prepared well and it was another good day; another 1-1 and I’m really happy. We’re trying to close the gap in the championship as much as possible and anything can happen.”

The second moto battle between Herlings, Febvre, Gajser and Coldenhoff was insane.

Youngster Rene Hofer with the style.

Isak Gifting got on the podium for the first time in moto one of the MX2 class. “It’s been a really positive day for me after not qualifying so well this morning. I had a great start in race one and it was awesome to be riding in clean air and up front with the top guys. I was in second for the whole moto and a little mistake on the last lap dropped me to third, but overall I was super-happy with that one. I didn’t get the best of starts in race two but I made it happen, making a lot of passes and ended up ninth for fifth overall. I’ll take a couple of days to rest now and I’m excited to be racing here again in a few days’ time.”

You won't have to sit and wait long for the next MXGP round. It's coming up tomorrow! See you after that one.

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