#3-4-5: MXGP of Latvia / Riga / Ķegums – August 8 & 9 / 11 & 12 / 15 & 16

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7/28/2020 1:21 AM

In 10 days time the worldchampionship should take off again after a break of no less than twenty-two weeks since the second round at Valkenswaard.

And I say "should", as a couple of days ago Latvian member of parliament Sandis Riekstiņš sent a tweet into the world that leaves little to the imagination. He said that he does not support the three MXGP races in Ķegums because the limitations regarding the organization are still unclear. However, Infront Moto Racing has developed a protocol and there is intensive contact with the local government in Latvia.

The tweet:
Vai es atbalstu trīs MXGP posmu organizēšanu LV ar vēl šobrīd neskaidriem organizēšanas ierobežojumiem? Nē, neatbalstu! Pārceļam licences maksu uz nākamo gadu un organizējam normālu MXGP posmu ar Paula Jonasa līdzdalību!— Sandis Riekstiņš (@SandisRiekstins) July 24, 2020

Translation:
Do I support the organisation of the three stages of MXGP in LV with the still unclear organisational constraints? No, I do not! We carry over the license fee to next year and organise a normal MXGP stage with the participation of Pauls Jonass!

I'm not sure what to think of this. Does he want to postpone it because of the pandemic, or because of the injuries of their star rider Jonass? Infront still offers tickets for the event, so I consider it's still a go. The fans will not be able to access the paddock area, in order to preserve the safety of all the teams and riders as well as the local fans. Though they will be able to enjoy the racing from the designated public area.

To be continued, I guess.

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7/28/2020 3:23 AM

That would be a huge blow!

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7/28/2020 3:40 AM

Sounds more like someones personal opinion than a big push to cancel the event.

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7/28/2020 4:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/9/2020 1:16 AM

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

Wildcards MXGP: Kārlis Sabulis, Matiss Karro
Out: José Butrón, Kevin Strijbos (hernia), Pauls Jonass (broken ribs) Iker Larrañaga (broken neck)

Wildcards MX2: Ashton Dickinson
Out: Wilson Todd, Davy Pootjes (broken arm), Jeremy Sydow (Epstein-Barr), Roland Edelbacher, Filippo Zonta

MXGP
3 Romain Febvre FRA FFM Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
4 Arnaud Tonus SUI FMS Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
6 Benoît Paturel FRA FFM Honda JM Honda Racing
7 Tanel Leok EST EMF Husqvarna A1M Husqvarna
10 Calvin Vlaanderen NED KNMV Yamaha Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing
21 Gautier Paulin FRA MCM Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP
24 Shaun Simpson GBR ACU KTM SS24 KTM MXGP
25 Clément Desalle BEL FMB Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
27 Arminas Jasikonis LTU LMSF Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team
29 Henry Jacobi GER DMSB Yamaha Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori
43 Mitchell Evans AUS MA Honda Team HRC
61 Jorge Prado ESP RFME KTM Red Bull KTM De Carli Factory Racing
64 Thomas Covington USA MUL Yamaha Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing
77 Alessandro Lupino ITA FMI Yamaha Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Racing
84 Jeffrey Herlings NED KNMV KTM Red Bull KTM 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
116 Kārlis Sabulis LAT LaMSF KTM WZ Racing
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
211 Nicholas Lapucci ITA FMI KTM Team Beddini Racing
222 Antonio Cairoli ITA FMI KTM Red Bull KTM De Carli Factory Racing
226 Tom Koch GER DMSB KTM KTM Sarholz Racing Team
243 Tim Gajser SLO AMZS Honda Team HRC
259 Glenn Coldenhoff NED KNMV GasGas Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing Team
297 Anton Gole SWE SVEMO Honda JWR Racing
321 Samuele Bernardini ITA FMI Yamaha Ghidinelli Racing s.s.d s.r.l.
391 Matiss Karro LAT LaMSF Husqvarna MX Moduls
555 Artem Guryev RUS MFR Honda JM Honda Racing
747 Michele Cervellin ITA FMI Yamaha SDM Corse Yamaha 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 KTM Sarholz Racing Team

MX2
11 Mikkel Haarup DEN DMU Kawasaki F&H Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team
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 KTM Team Steels Dr. Jack
47 Bailey Malkiewicz AUS MA Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
70 Rubén Fernández ESP RFME Yamaha Ausio Racing Team
75 Hardi Roosiorg EST EMF KTM Sahkar KTM 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
105 Cyril Genot BEL FMB Yamaha iXS MXGP Team
115 Ashton Dickinson GBR ACU KTM Craigs Motorcycles
118 Stephen Rubini FRA FFM Honda Honda Racing Assomotor
142 Jere Haavisto FIN SML Yamaha JK Racing Yamaha
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
199 Nathan Crawford AUS MA Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
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
258 Johannes Nermann EST EMF Husqvarna A1M Husqvarna
275 Joakin Furbetta ITA FMI KTM Team Beddini Racing
303 Alberto Forato ITA FMI Husqvarna Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii
313 Petr Polák CZE ACCR Yamaha iXS MXGP Team
326 Josh Gilbert GBR ACU Husqvarna PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna
426 Conrad Mewse GBR ACU KTM Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
443 Matias Vesterinen FIN SML KTM MGR Motocross Team
516 Simon Längenfelder GER DMSB GasGas DIGA-Procross GasGas Factory Juniors
711 Rene Hofer AUT AMF KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
783 Enzo Toriani FRA FFM Husqvarna E2T Racing Team
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 Oliva ESP RFME KTM
12 Henry Vesilind EST EMF Husqvarna A1M Husqvarna
13 Maurice Chanton SUI FMS KTM Creymert Racing
14 Kay de Wolf NED KNMV Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team
19 Mairis Pumpurs LAT LaMSF Yamaha Yamaha Europe EMX125 MJC
22 Gianluca Facchetti ITA FMI Yamaha Hutten Metaal Yamaha Racing
26 Tim Edberg SWE SVEMO Yamaha
27 Christopher Mills GBR ACU Yamaha JK Racing Yamaha
32 Marcel Conijn NED KNMV KTM
38 Ádám Zsolt Kovács HUN MAMS Husqvarna Husqvarna Maurer GEP Racing
40 Martin Michelis EST EMF KTM
42 Kimi Koskinen FIN SML KTM 137 KTM Motorsport
48 Adam Collings GBR ACU KTM F4E Racing KTM
51 Adrien Wagener BEL FMB Husqvarna
56 Lorenzo Corti ITA FMI KTM Maggiora Park Racing Team
60 Caleb Grothues AUS FMI Suzuki rt973.racingdivision
69 Filip Olsson SWE SVEMO Husqvarna SixtyTwo Motosport Husqvarna
72 Liam Everts BEL FMB KTM KTM Liamski
73 Romain Delbrassine BEL FMB KTM
78 Axel Louis FRA FFM Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
86 Matteo Del Coco ITA FMI KTM
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.
137 Yuri Quarti ITA FMI Husqvarna
144 Kristians Freimanis LAT LaMSF KTM
164 Nikolay Malinov BUL BMF KTM
180 Leopold Ambjörnson SWE SVEMO Husqvarna
181 Julian Vander Auwera BEL FMB Husqvarna
183 Lorenzo Locurcio VEN FFM Kawasaki BUD Racing Kawasaki
191 Erlandas Mackonis LTU LMSF Husqvarna
192 Glen Meier DEN DMU Yamaha JK Racing Yamaha
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
217 Eddie Jay Wade GBR ACU KTM Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee
220 Raffaele Giuzio ITA FMI Yamaha SDM Corse Yamaha Racing
239 Lion Florian GER DMSB KTM WZ Racing
242 Kjell Verbruggen NED KNMV KTM KTM Youth MX Team
244 Max Bülow GER DMSB KTM WZ Racing
247 Florian Miot FRA FFM KTM Globe powerd by Diga 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
300 Noah Ludwig GER DMSB KTM Team Theiner
343 Veniamin Voronkov RUS MFR Suzuki
368 Samuel Nilsson ESP RFME Yamaha
392 Koen Gouwenberg NED KNMV Husqvarna
403 Bastian Bøgh Damm DEN DMU KTM WZ Racing
411 Kjeld Stuurman NED KNMV KTM
422 Camden McLellan RSA KNMV Husqvarna No Fear Jumbo BT Racing Team
427 Håkon Fredriksen NOR NMF Yamaha Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori
430 Wiljam Malin FIN SML Husqvarna A1M Husqvarna
440 Marnique Appelt GER DMSB KTM
444 Saad Soulimani FRA FFM KTM Team VRT Nordpesca Holland
474 Twan van Essen NED KNMV KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
505 Arvid Lüning SWE SVEMO KTM
517 Isak Gifting SWE SVEMO KTM
563 Wesly Dieudonné BEL FMB KTM
592 Axel Gustafsson SWE SVEMO Husqvarna
637 Tomass Šileika LAT LaMSF KTM
651 Meico Vettik EST EMF KTM
696 Mike Gwerder SUI FMS KTM Team VRT Nordpesca Holland
720 Pierre Goupillon FRA FFM Kawasaki BUD Racing Kawasaki
733 Kaarel Tilk EST EMF Husqvarna
741 Daniel Volovich BLR BFMS KTM KTM Diga Junior Racing Team
757 Rainers Žuks LAT LaMSF Husqvarna
817 Raf Meuwissen NED KNMV Husqvarna No Fear Jumbo BT Racing Team
912 Joel Rizzi GBR ACU Husqvarna PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna

EMX Open
3 Federico Tuani ITA FMI Husqvarna Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii
9 Rene Rannikko FIN SML Husqvarna
18 Domantas Jazdauskas LTU LMSF Husqvarna
21 Emil Silander FIN SML KTM KTM Nordic
43 Davide De Bortoli ITA FMI Honda Kros Team Gaerne
53 Greg Smets BEL FMB KTM MTX Racing Team
61 Arnolds Sniķers LAT LaMSF Yamaha
62 Andero Lusbo EST EMF Husqvarna
65 Juuso Matikainen FIN SML Husqvarna
92 Toms Macuks LAT LaMSF KTM
102 Tomas Ragadini ITA FMI Suzuki
108 Stefan Ekerold GER DMSB Suzuki Team Castrol Power1 Moto-Base-Concept
124 Simeó Ubach ESP RFME Husqvarna Atxuri MX Aginaga Sport
132 Karel Kutsar EST EMF KTM
147 Miro Sihvonen FIN SML Husqvarna Husqvarna SKS Racing
156 Jamie Lucas NED KNMV KTM
171 Fynn-Niklas Tornau GER DMSB KTM
199 Tanel Rauk EST EMF KTM
232 Martin Michek CZE ACCR KTM HT Group Racing Team
270 Eugenio Barbaglia ITA FMI Husqvarna Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii
271 Stanislav Vašíček CZE ACCR KTM NR83
302 Cornelius Tøndel NOR NMF Honda JWR Racing
360 Nathan Dixon GBR ACU Husqvarna PAR Homes RFX Husqvarna
472 Salvador Ubach ESP RFME Husqvarna Atxuri MX Aginaga Sport
485 Kim Savaste FIN SML KTM 137 KTM Motorsport
511 Kārlis Kalējs LAT LaMSF Husqvarna
537 Damian Wedage NED KNMV KTM
610 Mads Sjoholm DEN DMU KTM
812 Ángel Arribas Lugue ESP RFME Husqvarna
822 Mike Bolink NED KNMV KTM Team WPM KTM
991 Szymon Staszkiewicz POL PZM KTM

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7/28/2020 5:03 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/28/2020 5:04 AM

Matias Vesterinen isn’t actually a wild card for MX2, he’s apparently gonna race the rest of the season. He rides for the same team as Larranaga, and since Larranaga is out with the vertebra injury the team decided to move Vesterinen up from EMX to MX2.

On another note, excited to see a bunch of Finns showing up for EMX Open. Savaste and Sihvonen should be fast, but the other 3 guys aren’t any slouches either. Matikainen and Silander are the reigning Finnish champions in MX1 and MX2, and Rannikko might ring some bells for some people in Belgium since he lived and raced over there for a couple of years.

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7/28/2020 5:36 AM

Would you lineup to race EMX250? So many guys will not make it and then you have MXGP fly away races where you can just line up and get lapped 5 times.. Lets hope this Covid thing will make MXGP more racing less fly away bs.

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7/28/2020 6:15 AM

What a shame for Jonass. 3 home rounds in a row and he's out injured

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7/28/2020 7:01 AM

8 full motos in 8 days? Sounds legit.

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7/28/2020 7:08 AM

Janko630 wrote:

8 full motos in 8 days? Sounds legit.

24 motos in 8 days if you count the EMX-classes w00t

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7/28/2020 11:17 PM

Pilots are allowed to travel to Latvia through a protocol without having to undergo a two week-quarantine measure. They must submit two negative COVID-19 tests. One must be done three days before arrival and one the day after arrival (within 24 hours). In addition to the MXGP motocross competition, the World Rallycross Championship, the European Beach Volleyball Championship and the Liepaja International Rally are also free from the quarantine measure. This rule also applies to the team members of the MXGP pilots.

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7/29/2020 7:15 AM

Love it.

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7/29/2020 4:09 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2020 4:23 PM

Has anyone heard if Brian Hsu is going to be there? His team is there with Stefan Ekerold racing in EMX450

And Brian has been training in the sand, so...

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7/31/2020 1:40 PM

MX2 Petr Polák is not OUT, he's IN for Latvia.

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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

7/31/2020 3:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/31/2020 4:20 PM

Hoping this happens, cool track and it would be awesome to see some actual motocross racing. Any word on if there is still much risk that it is canceled or rescheduled at this late date? Or is this thing going to run?

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8/3/2020 12:31 PM

NorCal1975 wrote:

Hoping this happens, cool track and it would be awesome to see some actual motocross racing. Any word on if there is still much risk that it is canceled or rescheduled at this late date? Or is this thing going to run?

First MXGP trucks are allready parked in paddock. it`s gonna happen.

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8/3/2020 12:42 PM

What will they do with te track? 3 times the same or will a race be ridin reverse like back in the days

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8/3/2020 1:07 PM

Bidirella wrote:

What will they do with te track? 3 times the same or will a race be ridin reverse like back in the days

They should run no prep events..

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8/4/2020 1:30 AM

Yamaha Factory leaves today. It's actually happening guys 😃

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8/4/2020 1:32 AM

Bidirella wrote:

What will they do with te track? 3 times the same or will a race be ridin reverse like back in the days

I was hoping they’d run it say clockwise this weekend, counterclockwise mid week & then clockwise again for the weekend after. Doubt it’ll take much to reface the jumps.

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8/4/2020 1:46 AM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

I was hoping they’d run it say clockwise this weekend, counterclockwise mid week & then clockwise again for the weekend after. Doubt it’ll take much to reface the jumps.

Sadly not. As much as I'd like that to happen as well. Concern around the bigger jumps I believe as either the take off or landing would be really soft sand that may not be very safe. Pretty sure they'll rework some of the obstacles though.

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8/4/2020 2:22 AM

Bidirella wrote:

What will they do with te track? 3 times the same or will a race be ridin reverse like back in the days

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

I was hoping they’d run it say clockwise this weekend, counterclockwise mid week & then clockwise again for the weekend after. Doubt it’ll take much to reface the jumps.

If there will be any changes at all, I guess it will be between the midweek and second Sunday. Don't forget the EMX-classes race a day before the main classes, so between the first and second GP there's only Monday to work on the track. Between the second and third one they have Thursday and Friday.

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8/4/2020 2:37 AM

In regards to covid i must say i'm a bit surprised they also run the EMX classes. Basically double the nr. of people in the paddock for a week.

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8/4/2020 4:56 AM

Bidirella wrote:

What will they do with te track? 3 times the same or will a race be ridin reverse like back in the days

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

I was hoping they’d run it say clockwise this weekend, counterclockwise mid week & then clockwise again for the weekend after. Doubt it’ll take much to reface the jumps.

DeStouwer wrote:

If there will be any changes at all, I guess it will be between the midweek and second Sunday. Don't forget the EMX-classes race a day before the main classes, so between the first and second GP there's only Monday to work on the track. Between the second and third one they have Thursday and Friday.

That’s makes sense. Can’t wait for MXGP to start again plus there’s Moto GP, WSB & BSB this weekend as well. I’ve got plenty to watch wink

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8/4/2020 5:43 AM

Three races at Kegums, making it easy for Herlings....

The guy is like 5 sec faster a lap there....

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8/4/2020 6:14 AM

So no more Saturday Qualifiers just practice and race on Sunday?

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8/4/2020 6:41 AM

500guy wrote:

So no more Saturday Qualifiers just practice and race on Sunday?

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

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8/4/2020 9:01 AM

Can't wait! Let's hope everyone remains healthy and we see some great racing. Febvre is looking good on that Kawi...

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8/4/2020 9:25 AM

Belgium site mxworld.be reports that flights to Latvia are cancelled. And they are concerned if everyone is able to get there in time. They have only 1 source for confirmination, so stay tuned and hope for te best..

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8/4/2020 9:30 AM

edge60 wrote:

Belgium site mxworld.be reports that flights to Latvia are cancelled. And they are concerned if everyone is able to get there in time. They have only 1 source for confirmination, so stay tuned and hope for te best..

Sounds like clickbait. Nothing on that website about it.

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8/4/2020 9:47 AM

There's plenty of arrivals listed as on schedule on Riga International airport site.

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