Vital MX GP Bits: 2022 MXGP of Flanders (Belgium)

Check out some of the goodies from around the paddock and on the track at the 2022 MXGP of Flanders, held at the infamous Lommel, Belgium.

Jeremy van Horebeek's Beta 450 is in its second season of MXGP racing, and sadly it'll be the last with Jeremy aboard as he's announced his retirement from the sport at the end of 2022.

Little Belgium flair on his side plate. In his final season, van Horebeek will be on Team Belgium for the 2022 MXoN.

This all-new 450 engine is the biggest piece of the puzzle for his new machine. We were hoping to see it in the US for 2023 Supercross...but it sounds like that might be getting pushed back to Pro Motocross in '23 or Supercross in '24.

Little extra air flow.

The team works with Technical Touch for KYB factory support up front and out back.

Twin cam 450 engine with what looks to be a manual cam chain tensioner.

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It's crazy to think that Jeremy van Horebeek has been at it on the World stage for 17 years now!

The KRT crew has pit bikes for the both riders and their team owner, ex-F1 racer Kimi Raikkonen.

The new pod trailers are getting some backlash and it sounds like the series promoters are going to lay down some regulations on blinds and other obstructions that hides the team work are from the public.

Kay de Wolf is quite the wild child on the bike.

Kay de Wolf has joined the lets use the old engine club. Similar to what we pointed out with Vialle earlier this season, the factory Austrian 250 programs are reverting the new generation 250 four strokes over to old engine. To do this, they apply the older crank, piston, and cylinder head onto the new cases. Using a spacer plate and other parts to make it all mess together. The main reason for all this is the old engine has a three millimeter smaller bore and a longer stroke.

The under-seat electronics area tray is quite a bit different on the Nestaan machines...

Liam Everts has been receiving factory support from KTM, onboard the old generation bike, through the Diga team. For 2023 though, Liam will join Red Bull KTM's MX2 effort.

Bell has been matching their lids to the Fox kits that Neestan Husky has used all season.

Tom Vialle is still on the "old engine club" and he's coming to the US in 2023!

Simon Längenfelder is in a similar boat, running the older engine. This means all of Austria's factory level MX2 efforts are utilizing the old bore and stroke.

BIG WORDS.

Canvas is in MXGP.

Jeremy Seewer's wild Shoei lid.

The JM Honda crew ran a unique white, blue and red livery at Lommel.

Ummm, can we get these green to black fade Gaerne SG-12s...please?

Mmmm...wet, muddy sand!

It was a bit warmer than normal at Lommel this year.

Febvre's turn.

Glenn Coldenhoff with the most style while taking the off-track shower, ha!

Riders have to pull double duty and prep their own gates in MXGP.

Sadly, it sounds like Tim Gajser will not be at Motocross of Nations in 2022.

Glenn Coldenhoff has had a few different custom SM-10 helmets, here's his latest.

The back view. We could go for a rider replica on this one.

Congrats to Brian Bogers for stepping onto the top step of the podium!

Also a big congrats to the Standing Construct team that are operating Bogers on the old generation 450 and put it on the top step.

F&H Kawasaki went for a retro look this weekend.

Radiator hoses included!

Purple Renthal bars, as we saw in the starts earlier this year. But the bar pad and cover just took it up a notch!

Little reminder of how wild the 90s was for Kawasaki...

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Kevin Horgmo was also able to lock in a one year extension with the F&H squad, which will see him through his final MX2 season.


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