Vital MX Pit Bits: 2018 MXGP of Latvia

Hunter Lawrence returned this weekend but sadly crashed out again.

TKO (19) snagged a moto win and the overall in MX2 this weekend, the first non-KTM overall win this year.

Antonio Cairoli's 222 meant a little more this weekend, as it was his 222nd GP race.

Herlings looks to have a rev counter on the front fender. 8 standing for 8,000rpm, 8.5 for 8,500rpm, etc...a nice little reminder of where you're at on the start.

Rekluse's clutch partnership with Husqvarna is now world-wide.

Gautier Paulin was able to land a podium in one of his motos and in the overall, but still trails Romain Febvre who sits fourth in points.

Ben Watson had another solid day, placing fifth overall in MX2.

Estonia's Tanel Leok owns a pretty unique statistic in the MXdN.

Not many can ride a 450 as aggressively as Jeffrey Herlings does.

It's rare to see a large fuel tank on the KTM's, as their standard tanks hold more fuel than most team's oversized units. Herlings however needs even a bit more to get through motos in the sand.

Todd Waters return to MXGP was very short lived, as he suffered a broken collarbone during his first race filling-in at HRC Honda.

American rider, Marshal Weltin, is seeing red this year with the Jumbo/No-Fear Honda team in MX2. What'ss Jumbo? A Dutch Supermarket chain.

Jumbo/No Fear's CRM fuel tank's are much more...forgiving than those on the 114 Honda bikes.

Ouch, ouch, ouch...114 Honda's fuel tanks.

The Jumbo team seem pretty concerned with cooling in the sand, running a fan on the left side radiator.

While the right side features a Twin-Air oil cooler.

HGS takes care of the exhaust duties for the team.

A look at one of the two HGS head pipes and the oil cooler lines heading down and tucking behind this guard.

Zeta has the team hooked up with some seriously adjustable link arms.

Jorge Prado cleaned house in moto two but threw away quite a few points in moto one with a tenth place.

With two solid motos, Jago Geerts locked down second overall in MX2.

Tim Gajser's weekend ended up fifth with two so-so motos.

This didn't last too long...

Four-four put last round's winner, Clemente Desalle, fourth on the weekend.

RIP to "The Kid"

Just drool over that machine brake pedal and the clevis aboard the HRC machines.

Check out the wire-tie on the brake hose, nothing is left to chance.

Jeffrey Herlings is now 29 points up on Cairoli, building each round...


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