Vital MX Pit Bits: 2018 MXGP of Great Britain

Matterley Basin is one of the best stops on the circuit and produces great racing every year...along with some extreme fans. Check out some of the racing and goodies from around the pits.

Flipping a coin for tails offers less of a chance of being right than saying Jorge Prado will get the holeshot.

The hunt continues...

Carbon tanks aren't cheap, so a little clear strip of graphics material can go a long ways towards keeping it fresh.

Christophe Pourcel was out and about, representing Just1 helmets at the event.

Pauls Jonass extends his lead with another one-one performance.

This guy! What else is there to say?

The designs and modifications to Sanayei's bikes are wild but two DNFs makes us wonder if they're worth it. Was it Darian or the bike?

Sanayei's ride may stock linkage and arm, but it does have some titanium nitride coated pivot bolts...along with DLC brake pivots.

Two of our three American racers in the MX2 class, Thomas Covington raked in a third in one moto with fifth overall on the day.

The two MX2 Honda teams battle it out, in this case the HRC of Calvin Vlaanderen came out on top with third overall while Hunter Lawrence failed to finish the first moto and placed 14th in moto two.

A little peak at one of the two headpipes aboard the HRC CRF250R.

Mikael Pichon came out to race the vet class at this weekend's race, placing second.

Desalle lost a few points to the improved Febvre this weekend, but still sits third overall in the MXGP standings.

The KRT MXGP team is focused on cooling with custom radiators and carbon shrouded fan.

While the US Kawasaki team uses custom made footpegs, the KRT crew uses the British made Raptor pegs.

The TM piloted by Max Nagl settled in eleventh this weekend.

Unlike the airbox you see on the DRT Kawi, this one is exclusively an airbox as the fuel tank is stationed back in the subframe.

Hot start lever? Like the early EFI RM-Zs?

Gotta keep the big stuff out. Check out the screens protecting the intake.

Ben Watson finished fourth, just off the podium at his home GP.

Tommy Searle is back and building form with eighth overall at his home GP.

While the US KTM side has finally adopted the long headers for outdoors, the GP teams have been using it for years. That's some serious length...

Antonio Cairoli still seems to be using the outgoing generation cylinder head, which requires custom engine mounts to git the taller part along with the head pipe required for the head.

One moto podium and fifth overall as Tim Gajser closes in on Paulin in the points standings.

While we've seen the MXGP and MX2 KTM teams use long headers in the past, the current 250 SX-F platform seems to use a similar length head pipe as what we have in the US.

Unlike the TLD team in the US, the MX2 Red Bull KTM team uses a standard aluminum engine mount (TLD uses carbon fiber).

Now that's a jump...

A little splash of California, with Works Connection aboard the Wilvo Yamahas.

American rider Marshal Weltin had a career best in Matterley, with eighth overall in MX2.

TKO took a massive hit in points this weekend with two engine failures, still third in points but now much closer to Ben Watson in fourth.


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