#12: MXGP of Spain – October 10-11

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10/5/2020 3:36 AM

A brand new (artifical) track, about 20km from Madrid. A single-run GP, last time this was the case was at Valkenswaard.

Additional classes: EMX125 and EMX250

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It's a bit sad that the GP is held at a man-made track when Spain has plenty of great tracks. But, fact is, this is a prime location. Near a European metropolis, it's own highway-exit, an incredible amount of parking lots (when audience is allowed in a normal season) and more than enough space to build a world championship-worthy track. Hopefully the terrain has a bit of elevation differences.

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10/5/2020 3:49 AM

Happy to see a new track after 3 at the same location, but i don't really understand the logic of doing a one-off in Spain in these Corona times to be honest.

Same with the support classes, WMX does 2 races at Mantova but not a 3rd on the final sunday, while EMX 125 only does one on the final sunday. EMX 125 now has to go from Mantova to Spain for 1 race, while the WMX class comes back to italy in november for one final race. In a normal season that would be perfectly doable, but now with Covid it imo just means more people from different countries moving in and out of the paddock.

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10/5/2020 3:50 AM

Madrid is in somekind of lockdown(cant get out or in) because rapid crow of Covid cases last weeks.
It could be last days to make this race happen if lockdown orders will follow number of cases.

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10/5/2020 10:12 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/5/2020 10:23 AM

It was tried to be done in circuits that already work, in Madrid there are several, but no city council supported it.

We'll see what track they do.

The situation in Madrid is complicated by Covid19, but in truth there is a lot of confusion and misinformation, due to the political dispute between the local and state governments. And the media that are all subsidized by the government of Spain

Because Madrid is the most powerful area economically and socially of Spain

And the parties that govern in Madrid are rivals of the parties that govern Spain.

The two governments accuse each other of managing Covid19 very badly

And with their rivalry they get a lot of confusion in the people, about the rules. People are not sure what they can and cannot do.

It seems that those from Madrid cannot leave Madrid, but for example the airport and train stations are still open, and they only do a simple temperature control to people, the airport and train stations are managed by the state government. Then it's open. It's all very confusing.

The government of Madrid accuses the government of Spain of not having carried out PCR controls to try to stop Covid19 at airports.

It seems that the government of Spain makes things difficult for the government of Madrid, and therefore for the people of Madrid. In his fight for political power.

Now the cases of Covid19 in Madrid are on the decline and there are enough medical means to treat the sick, but you cannot believe anything about what the press in Spain says.

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10/5/2020 10:14 AM

Some spanish juniors testing track today and it looks just flat field with jumps.
Maybe it will look better with mxgp banners around it.

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10/5/2020 10:52 AM

Its a race, that isnt in Italy.. i am OK with that, i would expect that you can pass here, unlike Mantova.

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10/5/2020 11:01 AM

tek14 wrote:

Some spanish juniors testing track today and it looks just flat field with jumps.
Maybe it will look better with mxgp banners around it.

Where did you see those images? Do you have a link?

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10/5/2020 11:11 AM

Yeisvon wrote:

Where did you see those images? Do you have a link?

Instagram stories.. one was diegovillabafilms
Maybe we will see proper fotos/video later this week.

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10/5/2020 1:51 PM

DeStouwer wrote:

A brand new (artifical) track, about 20km from Madrid. A single-run GP, last time this was the case was at Valkenswaard.

Additional classes: EMX125 and EMX250

Photo

It's a bit sad that the GP is held at a man-made track when Spain has plenty of great tracks. But, fact is, this is a prime location. Near a European metropolis, it's own highway-exit, an incredible amount of parking lots (when audience is allowed in a normal season) and more than enough space to build a world championship-worthy track. Hopefully the terrain has a bit of elevation differences.

I am liking how many bars there are, weekend in Madrid seems like a plan next year.

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10/6/2020 4:52 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2020 11:44 PM

A lot of riders/teams choose to sit out Spain and wait until Lommel a week later (no A1M Husqvarna, KTM Sarholz, Ghidinelli Racing, iXS Yamaha, JK Racing Yamaha,...)

Timetable: http://docs.mxgp.com/tvinfo/2020_MXGP_of_Spain_Timetable.pdf

MXGP
3 Romain Febvre FRA FFM Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
4 Arnaud Tonus SUI FMS Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
10 Calvin Vlaanderen NED KNMV Yamaha Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing
17 José Butrón ESP RFME KTM JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team
21 Gautier Paulin FRA MCM Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
25 Clément Desalle BEL FMB Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
29 Henry Jacobi GER DMSB Yamaha Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori
36 David Jiménez ESP RFME KTM
43 Mitchell Evans AUS MA Honda Team HRC
53 Dylan Walsh NZL MNZ Honda JM Honda Racing
61 Jorge Prado ESP RFME KTM Red Bull KTM De Carli Factory Racing
89 Jeremy Van Horebeek BEL FMB Honda Honda SR Motoblouz
91 Jeremy Seewer SUI FMS Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
92 Valentin Guillod SUI FMS Honda Honda SR Motoblouz
128 Ivo Monticelli ITA FMI GasGas Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team
152 Petar Petrov BUL BMF KTM Team VRT Nordpesca Holland
189 Brian Bogers NED KNMV KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
222 Antonio Cairoli ITA FMI KTM Red Bull KTM De Carli Factory Racing
243 Tim Gajser SLO AMZS Honda Team HRC
259 Glenn Coldenhoff NED KNMV GasGas Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team
555 Artem Guryev RUS MFR Honda JM Honda Racing
777 Evgeny Bobryshev RUS MFR Husqvarna PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna
811 Adam Sterry GBR ACU KTM Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
911 Jordi Tixier FRA FFM KTM JT911 KTM Racing
920 Ander Valentín ESP RFME Husqvarna Atxuri MX Aginaga Sport

MX2
14 Jed Beaton AUS MA Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team
19 Thomas Kjær Olsen DEN DMU Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team
28 Tom Vialle FRA FFM KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
39 Roan van de Moosdijk NED KNMV Kawasaki F&H Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team
44 Morgan Lesiardo ITA FMI Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
47 Bailey Malkiewicz AUS MA Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
67 Yago Martínez ESP RFME Yamaha Ausio Racing Team
70 Rubén Fernández ESP RFME Yamaha SDM Corse Yamaha Racing
83 Nathan Renkens BEL FMB KTM NR83
98 Bas Vaessen NED KNMV KTM Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
102 Richard Šikyňa SVK SMF KTM JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team
115 Ashton Dickinson GBR ACU KTM Craigs Motorcycles
118 Stephen Rubini FRA FFM Honda Honda Racing Assomotor
122 Simeó Ubach ESP RFME Husqvarna Atxuri MX Aginaga Sport
161 Alvin Östlund SWE SVEMO Honda Honda Racing Assomotor
172 Mathys Boisramé FRA FFM Kawasaki F&H Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team
193 Jago Geerts BEL FMB Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2
224 Jakub Terešák CZE ACCR KTM JD Gunnex KTM Racing Team
240 Kevin Horgmo NOR NMF KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
253 Jan Pancar SLO AMZS KTM KTM Racestore MX2
303 Alberto Forato ITA FMI Husqvarna Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii
326 Josh Gilbert GBR ACU Husqvarna PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna
426 Conrad Mewse GBR ACU KTM Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
517 Isak Gifting SWE SVEMO GasGas DIGA-Procross GasGas Factory Juniors
766 Michael Sandner AUT AMF GasGas DIGA-Procross GasGas Factory Juniors
919 Ben Watson GBR ACU Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MX2
959 Maxime Renaux FRA FFM Yamaha Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori

EMX250
7 Maximilian Spies GER DMSB Husqvarna Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii
10 Oriol Oliver ESP RFME KTM Jezyk Racing
14 Kay de Wolf NED KNMV Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team
18 Leonardo Angeli ITA FMI KTM Team Steels Dr. Jack
22 Gianluca Facchetti ITA FMI Yamaha Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing
26 Tim Edberg SWE SVEMO Yamaha Riley Racing Yamaha
43 Matias Vesterinen FIN SML KTM MGR Motocross Team
78 Axel Louis FRA FFM Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
101 Mattia Guadagnini ITA FMI Husqvarna Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii
107 Emil Jonrup SWE SVEMO KTM KTM Diga Junior Racing Team
110 Matteo Puccinelli ITA FMI Yamaha Ghidinelli Racing s.s.d s.r.l.
125 Emil Weckman FIN SML Honda Honda Racing Assomotor
183 Lorenzo Locurcio VEN FMV Kawasaki BUD Racing Kawasaki
198 Thibault Benistant FRA FFM Yamaha Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing
200 Luca Diserens SUI FMS Honda Honda Racing Assomotor
209 Gianmarco Cenerelli ITA FMI Husqvarna Team S11 Motorsport
220 Raffaele Giuzio ITA FMI Yamaha SDM Corse Yamaha Racing
261 Jörgen-Matthias Talviku EST EMF Husqvarna ASA United Husqvarna
268 Thibault Maupin FRA FFM KTM Team VRT Nordpesca Holland
270 Tom Guyon FRA FFM KTM Team VRT Nordpesca Holland
292 Alex Gamboa ESP RFME Husqvarna
368 Samuel Nilsson ESP RFME Yamaha
422 Camden McLellan RSA KNMV Husqvarna No Fear Jumbo BT Racing Team
427 Håkon Fredriksen NOR NMF Yamaha Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori
474 Twan van Essen NED KNMV KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
720 Pierre Goupillon FRA FFM Kawasaki BUD Racing Kawasaki
771 Mario Lucas ESP RFME KTM F4E Racing KTM
784 Eric Tomás Castillo ESP RFME Yamaha Ausio Racing Team
812 Ángel Arribas Luque ESP RFME Husqvarna

EMX125
3 Valerio Lata ITA FMI KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
4 Gerard Congost ESP RFME GasGas RFME GasGas MX Junior Team
12 Håkon Østerhagen NOR NMF KTM CreyMert Racing
24 David Braceras ESP RFME GasGas RFME GasGas MX Junior Team
32 Andrea Bonacorsi ITA FMI Fantic Fantic Motocross Team
33 Kay Karssemakers NED KNMV Yamaha Yamaha Europe EMX125 MJC
44 Saad Soulimani FRA FFM Husqvarna Team VRT Nordpesca Holland
47 Suff Sella ISR MEMSI KTM Team Dragon Moto
79 Artemy Rausov RUS KNMV KTM
82 Ilya Pavliv RUS MFR KTM
83 Ethan McKenzie-Lane GBR ACU KTM Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
96 Victor Alonso ESP RFME Yamaha Ausio Racing Team
115 Andrea Roncoli ITA FMI Husqvarna
116 Gonzalo Vargas ESP RFME Yamaha
207 Xavier Cazal FRA FFM KTM Team VHR KTM Racing
212 Davide Zampino ITA FMI KTM
223 Diego Torrijo ESP RFME KTM
242 Nikita Kucherov RUS KNMV KTM
247 Florian Miot FRA FFM KTM Globe powerd by Diga Racing
249 Alejandro Tertre ESP RFME KTM
252 Raúl Sánchez ESP RFME Yamaha Ausio Racing Team
255 Mathis Barthez FRA FFM Yamaha
309 Guillem Farres ESP RFME GasGas RFME GasGas MX Junior Team
315 David Beltrán ESP RFME KTM
319 Quentin Prugnières FRA FFM KTM BUD Racing Kawasaki
323 Daniel Carcaboso ESP RFME KTM
330 Daniel Gimm ITA FMI Yamaha
344 Pietro Razzini ITA FMI Husqvarna
359 Maxime Grau FRA FFM KTM
373 Edgar Canet ESP RFME KTM
394 Johan Bourdieu FRA FFM Husqvarna
408 Scott Smulders NED KNMV Husqvarna No Fear Jumbo BT Racing Team
432 Ivano van Erp NED KNMV Yamaha Yamaha Europe EMX125 MJC
437 Martin Venhoda CZE ACCR KTM NR83
568 Max Palsson SWE SVEMO KTM WZ Racing
572 Rasmus Pedersen DEN DMU KTM WZ Racing
579 Bobby Bruce GBR ACU Husqvarna ASA United Husqvarna
589 Killian Poll FRA FFM KTM Team Beddini Racing
651 Meico Vettik EST EMF KTM
741 Daniel Volovich BLR BFMS KTM KTM Diga Junior Racing Team
938 Rodolfo Bicalho BRA FMI KTM

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10/6/2020 11:43 AM

tek14 wrote:

Some spanish juniors testing track today and it looks just flat field with jumps.
Maybe it will look better with mxgp banners around it.

https://ridetwice.com/exclusiva-primer-video-del-circuito-de-mxgp-de-madrid/ Here we see local riders testing the track!

Iker Larrañaga has been collaborating in the development of the circuit. Iker does not participate in the race because he had a very strong fall this year. But there are 3 Spanish in MXGP, 3 in MX2 and 17 more in EMX 125 and 250

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10/6/2020 11:59 AM

looks like a local amateur track, but its better than not racing at all.

this year I think you take what you can get...

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10/6/2020 2:25 PM

Little off topic. We have plan to travel in Italy for last MXGP round Trentino. Is there any Italian friends familiar with the current situation in the area? There are some restictions at Brennero border?

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18 Yamaha YZ450F
94 Honda CR 500
90 Honda CR 500
81 Yamaha SR 500
68 BSA Thunderbolt
69 Triumph Tiger 100

10/6/2020 7:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2020 7:55 AM

David934 wrote:

Little off topic. We have plan to travel in Italy for last MXGP round Trentino. Is there any Italian friends familiar with the current situation in the area? There are some restictions at Brennero border?

I edit the answer, wrong answer. You can get in touch with the embassy and consulates of your country in Italy, they will help you on your trip.

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10/7/2020 12:38 AM

David934 wrote:

Little off topic. We have plan to travel in Italy for last MXGP round Trentino. Is there any Italian friends familiar with the current situation in the area? There are some restictions at Brennero border?

The GP is too far ahead to make predictions. The Italian government keeps evolving its COVID policies. If you like to have infos just a couple of days before the GP just PM me.
See you in Arco (Hopefully)

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10/7/2020 12:53 AM

David934 wrote:

Little off topic. We have plan to travel in Italy for last MXGP round Trentino. Is there any Italian friends familiar with the current situation in the area? There are some restictions at Brennero border?

This can be usefil. Don't subscribe just clear your cookies

https://www.thelocal.it/

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10/7/2020 1:07 PM

Video from track testing:

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10/7/2020 10:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/7/2020 10:45 PM

I expected something worse but that looks decent, kinda reminds me of a SoCal track. Will it be a permanent track?

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10/7/2020 11:47 PM

Morgan Lesiardo will replace Nathan Crawford at Honda 114 Motorsports, who got a knee injury at Mantova. That's the third team this season for Lesiardo.

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10/8/2020 1:35 AM

Lesiardo won EMX and has struggled since coming up.

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10/8/2020 1:18 PM

Motofinne wrote:

I expected something worse but that looks decent, kinda reminds me of a SoCal track. Will it be a permanent track?

Don't think so. Expensive area. Probably will be dismantled after the event.

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10/8/2020 1:42 PM

having now been to the track, it doesn't look tooooo bad.... there is a slight change in elevation (more than Red Sands, Turkey, China) and nearby there is a ski-area so it's definitely not flat

the place itself is off the back of a big shopping mall so i don't think it's encroaching on any housing right away and it'd be a great location if fans could come as it is off a main motorway exit. Better than I though it'd be and they've really ripped it deep so hopefully it'll produce good racing, but right now... can't say

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10/8/2020 1:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/8/2020 1:44 PM

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All 13 MX races on US soil
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10/8/2020 2:00 PM

ayearinmx wrote:

having now been to the track, it doesn't look tooooo bad.... there is a slight change in elevation (more than Red Sands, Turkey, China) and nearby there is a ski-area so it's definitely not flat

the place itself is off the back of a big shopping mall so i don't think it's encroaching on any housing right away and it'd be a great location if fans could come as it is off a main motorway exit. Better than I though it'd be and they've really ripped it deep so hopefully it'll produce good racing, but right now... can't say

As long as the racing is good, it doesnt matter, it looks like it might have a few places to pass, which will be good.

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10/8/2020 10:44 PM

I don’t think it looks too bad. Like usual I think people just automatically assume it’s a shitty track just because it’s built up.

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10/8/2020 11:15 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/8/2020 11:17 PM

I wouldn't be surprised if they call it a championship after this weekend or the following one. Coronavirus cases in Italy are doubling day by day, 2 days ago we had 2500 infected and today we had 4500...
The situation in Europe is nobueno
If Cairoli wants to win the championship he better shot Gajser out of a berm😬🤣

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10/9/2020 12:39 AM

Not sure if it will be after this weekend, but i wouldnt be surprised that they will call it quits in the next couple of weeks.
The same thing is happening in the Netherlands.

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10/9/2020 12:45 AM

Yeah it's not looking good right now.

How's Kegums? Fancy 3 more races there?grin

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10/9/2020 1:30 AM

Motofinne wrote:

Yeah it's not looking good right now.

How's Kegums? Fancy 3 more races there?grin

Covid situation seems to get worse day by day here also.

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10/9/2020 2:06 AM

Yeah we’re on almost 6000 new infected daily here in the Netherlands now. Today will finally be my first day out the house since getting it 2 weeks ago. I also work as a chef so it’s not looking good for us. Few weeks and we’ll be in a lockdown I’m afraid. Keeping my fingers crossed for the championship.

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