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3/9/2018 12:39 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/16/2018 2:29 AM

First European GP of the season next week. Additional classes are EMX125 and EMX300. Both Cairoli and Herlings have won 6 times in Valkenswaard, can Tony bounce back? Gajser will likely return. Most known wild cards: De Dycker, Bengtsson, Van der Mierden, Van Berkel and Kullas.

Who can challenge Jonass? He went 1-1 last year and I expect him to do the same again.


MXGP
7 Tanel Leok EST EMF Husqvarna A1M Husqvarna
9 Ken De Dycker BEL FMB KTM
12 Maximilian Nagl GER DMSB TM TM Racing Factory Team
15 Davide Bonini ITA FMI KTM Team Steels Dr. Jack
17 José Butrón ESP RFME KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
20 Filip Bengtsson SWE SVEMO Yamaha
21 Gautier Paulin FRA MCM Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
22 Kevin Strijbos BEL FMB KTM Standing Construct KTM
24 Shaun Simpson GBR ACU Yamaha Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
25 Clément Desalle BEL FMB Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
27 Arminas Jasikonis LTU LMSF Honda Honda RedMoto Assomotor
31 Luka Crnković CRO HMS Yamaha
32 Milko Potisek FRA FFM Yamaha Ceres 71 Racing Team
33 Julien Lieber BEL FMB Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
55 Graeme Irwin GBR MCUI KTM Hitachi KTM UK
62 Klemen Gerčar SLO AMZS Husqvarna 62 MotoSport Husqvarna
77 Alessandro Lupino ITA FMI Kawasaki Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
83 Nathan Renkens BEL FMB Honda KMP Honda Racing
84 Jeffrey Herlings NED KNMV KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
85 Stefan Ekerold GER DMSB KTM KTM Sarholz Racing Team
89 Jeremy Van Horebeek BEL FMB Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
91 Jeremy Seewer SUI FMS Yamaha Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
93 Jonathan Bengtsson SWE SVEMO KTM Scandinavian Racing Sports
94 Sven van der Mierden NED KNMV Yamaha
99 Max Anstie GBR ACU Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
100 Tommy Searle GBR ACU Kawasaki Bike It DRT Kawasaki
107 Lars van Berkel NED KNMV Husqvarna
120 Simone Zecchina ITA FMI Yamaha Ceres 71 Racing Team
128 Ivo Monticelli ITA FMI Yamaha iFly JK Racing
141 Maxime Desprey FRA FFM Kawasaki Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
151 Harri Kullas EST EMF Husqvarna
152 Petar Petrov BUL BMF Honda Honda RedMoto Assomotor
222 Antonio Cairoli ITA FMI KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
243 Tim Gajser SLO AMZS Honda Team HRC
259 Glenn Coldenhoff NED KNMV KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
347 Johannes Klein AUT OeAMTC KTM STC Racing
461 Romain Febvre FRA FFM Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
777 Evgeny Bobryshev RUS MFR Suzuki BOS GP
920 Ander Valentín ESP RFME Husqvarna 920 Fly Group Team

MX2
1 Pauls Jonass LAT LaMSF KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
10 Calvin Vlaanderen RSA KNMV Honda Team HRC
14 Jed Beaton AUS MA Kawasaki F&H Racing Team
18 Vsevolod Brylyakov RUS MFR Yamaha Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
19 Thomas Kjær Olsen DEN DMU Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
26 Nicola Bertuzzi ITA FMI KTM KTM Silver Action
29 Henry Jacobi GER DMSB Husqvarna STC Racing
34 Micha Boy de Waal NED KNMV Honda Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team
44 Morgan Lesiardo ITA FMI KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
46 Davy Pootjes NED KNMV KTM LRT KTM
56 Marshal Weltin USA AMA Honda Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team
57 Darian Sanayei USA ACU Kawasaki Bike It DRT Kawasaki
61 Jorge Prado García ESP RFME KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
64 Thomas Covington USA MUL Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
66 Iker Larrañaga ESP RFME Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
70 Rubén Fernández ESP RFME Kawasaki F&H Racing Team
88 Freek van der Vlist NED KNMV Honda Carglass Honda Racing
96 Hunter Lawrence AUS MA Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
98 Bas Vaessen NED KNMV Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
101 Zachary Pichon FRA FFM KTM KTM Rocket Junior's
102 Richard Šikyňa SVK SMF KTM JD 191 KTM Racing Team
110 Alexis Verhaeghe FRA FFM KTM Team VHR
118 Stephen Rubini FRA FFM KTM KTM Silver Action
129 Sander Agard-Michelsen NOR NMF Yamaha iFly JK Racing
130 René de Jong NED KNMV KTM
161 Alvin Östlund SWE SVEMO Yamaha Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori
172 Brent Van Doninck BEL FMB Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
193 Jago Geerts BEL FMB Yamaha Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
199 Jorge Zaragoza ESP RFME Yamaha Team Ausio Yamaha Yamalube Maxxis
226 Tom Koch GER DMSB KTM KTM Sarholz Racing Team
321 Samuele Bernardini ITA FMI TM TM Racing Factory Team
338 David Herbreteau FRA FFM KTM Team VHR
426 Conrad Mewse GBR ACU KTM Hitachi KTM UK
485 Kim Savaste FIN SML Kawasaki
783 Enzo Toriani FRA FFM Husqvarna E2T - Racing Team
811 Adam Sterry GBR ACU Kawasaki F&H Racing Team
919 Ben Watson GBR ACU Yamaha Kemea Yamaha Yamalube Racing Team
959 Maxime Renaux FRA FFM Yamaha Yamaha SM Action - M.C. Migliori
991 Szymon Staszkiewicz POL PZM Husqvarna E2T - Racing Team

EMX125
2 Ryan de Beer NED KNMV Yamaha
3 Federico Tuani ITA FMI Husqvarna
5 Rob van de Veerdonk NED KNMV Husqvarna
7 Maximilian Spies GER DMSB Husqvarna
9 Henry Vesilind EST EMF KTM
10 Raivo Dankers NED KNMV KTM Team RD10
11 René Hofer AUT AMF KTM KTM Junior Racing
22 Raffaele Giuzio ITA FMI KTM
26 Joël Elsener SUI FMS Yamaha
31 Francesco Bassi ITA FMI Husqvarna
38 Ádám Zsolt Kovács HUN MAMS Yamaha iFly JK Racing
48 Adam Collings GBR ACU KTM
55 Lorenzo Corti ITA FMI KTM
57 Kyle McNicol GBR ACU Husqvarna
58 Cameron Durow RSA KNMV KTM
62 Killigan Delroeux BEL FMB KTM F4E Racing KTM
64 Nikolay Malinov BUL BMF KTM
65 Wannes Van de Voorde BEL FMB KTM F4E Racing KTM
69 Eugenio Barbaglia ITA FMI Husqvarna
73 Romain Delbrassine BEL FMB KTM
75 Alberto Barcella ITA FMI Husqvarna
81 Raf Meuwissen NED KNMV KTM
84 Boyd van der Voorn NED KNMV Husqvarna
90 Justin Trache GER DMSB Husqvarna STC Racing
98 Thibault Bénistant FRA FFM Yamaha Yamaha Europe EMX125 MJC
100 Jörgen-Matthias Talviku EST EMF Yamaha Yamaha Europe EMX125 MJC
101 Mattia Guadagnini ITA FMI Husqvarna Maddii Racing
105 Egert Pihlak EST EMF KTM
110 Max Ingham GBR ACU Yamaha
120 Brian van der Klij NED KNMV TM
125 Emil Weckman FIN SML KTM KTM DIGA Junior Racing Team
136 Loeka Thonies NED KNMV KTM
162 Casey Manini SUI FMS KTM
180 Leopold Ambjörnson SWE SVEMO KTM
181 Julian Vander Auwera BEL FMB KTM
189 Danil Zhilkin LTU LMSF KTM
203 Cosimo Bellocci ITA FMI Husqvarna
217 Eddie Wade GBR ACU Husqvarna Jezyk Racing Team
223 Andrea Bonacorsi ITA FMI KTM KTM Silver Action
224 David Braceas ESP RFME Husqvarna Creymert Racing
228 Emilio Scuteri ITA FMI KTM
238 Viktor Andersson SWE SVEMO Husqvarna
239 Florian Lion GER DMSB KTM
242 Kjell Verbruggen NED KNMV KTM F4E Racing KTM
247 Florian Miot FRA FFM KTM Motoblouz HB Racing
249 Matheo Miot FRA FFM KTM Motoblouz HB Racing
253 Kevin Brumann SUI FMS Yamaha STC Racing
256 Magnus Smith DEN DMU Yamaha
268 Thibault Maupin FRA FFM KTM Motoblouz HB Racing
270 Tom Guyon FRA FFM KTM Team VRT
294 Alessandro Facca ITA FMI KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
299 Andre Högberg SWE SVEMO Yamaha
300 Noah Ludwig GER DMSB KTM
304 Gerard Aguilera ESP RFME KTM Jezyk Racing Team
312 Oriol Oliver ESP RFME KTM Jezyk Racing Team
313 Petr Polák CZE ACCR KTM JD 191 KTM Racing Team
338 Ben White GBR ACU Husqvarna
365 Sam Nunn GBR ACU Yamaha
368 Samuel Nilsson ESP RFME Husqvarna
369 Axel Boldrini FRA FFM
381 Rodolfo Bicalho ITA FMI KTM
397 Rasmus Holm SWE SVEMO KTM
402 Mauno Nieminen FIN SML Husqvarna
410 Max Thunecke GER DMSB KTM KTM Kosak Racing
411 Kjeld Stuurman NED KNMV KTM
424 Nikita Kucherov RUS KNMV Yamaha
427 Daniel Stehlik CZE ACCR KTM
430 Wiljam Malin FIN SML Husqvarna
432 Elix Ruth SWE SVEMO KTM
440 Marnique Appelt GER DMSB KTM
460 Lucas Adam BEL FMB KTM
468 Filip Olsson SWE SVEMO Husqvarna
471 Emil Jonrup SWE SVEMO KTM
481 Roel van Ham NED KNMV KTM
491 Elias Persson SWE SVEMO KTM
505 Arvid Lüning SWE SVEMO Yamaha
516 Simon Längenfelder GER DMSB Husqvarna
522 Lars Derboven BEL FMB KTM
532 Mirko Valsecchi ITA FMI KTM
537 Konrad Dabrowski POL PZM KTM
572 Rasmus Pedersen DEN DMU KTM
582 Cullen Scott RSA ACU KTM
592 Axel Gustafsson SWE SVEMO Husqvarna
611 Allar Pent EST EMF Yamaha
615 Callum Gasson GBR ACU TM
696 Mike Gwerder SUI FMS KTM
731 Maks Mausser SLO AMZS Husqvarna
741 Daniel Volovich BLR BFMS KTM
750 Samuel Flink SWE SVEMO KTM
771 Mario Lucas Sanz ESP RFME KTM F4E Racing KTM
912 Joel Rizzi GBR ACU Yamaha
961 Dominic Lancett GBR ACU KTM

EMX300
1 Brad Anderson GBR ACU KTM Verde Substance KTM
2 James Dunn GBR ACU KTM GL12 Racing
10 Tim Mulder NED KNMV Husqvarna
14 Joop Peeters NED KNMV Husqvarna
15 Bradley Wheeler GBR ACU KTM
27 Martin Vanleeuw BEL FMB KTM
28 John Robson GBR ACU KTM
33 Gordano Natale BEL FMB KTM
36 Matthew Moffat GBR ACU Husqvarna
42 Tim Louis BEL FMB Husqvarna
53 Greg Smets BEL FMB KTM
55 Mike Kras NED KNMV KTM GL12 Racing
57 Mathias Plessers BEL FMB KTM
62 Andero Lusbo EST EMF Husqvarna A1M Husqvarna
78 Tom Meijer NED KNMV Yamaha
88 Joey Smet BEL FMB KTM
96 Stijn Hofman BEL FMB KTM
98 Erik Willems BEL FMB Husqvarna
101 Václav Kovář CZE ACCR GasGas
109 Riccardo Cencioni ITA FMI KTM
111 Petr Bartoš CZE ACCR KTM
121 Mitchel Essenburg NED KNMV Husqvarna
122 Ralph Slager NED KNMV Husqvarna
131 Henry Siddiqui GBR ACU KTM
147 Justin Geyskens BEL FMB KTM
148 Thomas Delvoy BEL FMB KTM
150 Sven te Dorsthorst NED KNMV KTM
172 Robert Holyoake GBR ACU Husqvarna
188 Joshua van der Linden NED KNMV Yamaha
192 John Cuppen NED KNMV KTM
198 Mikael Kaipanen FIN SML KTM
200 Phil Mercer GBR ACU KTM
217 Teun Cooymans NED KNMV Yamaha
228 Kay Ebben NED KNMV Yamaha
233 Lars Rietman NED KNMV Husqvarna
238 Tallon Verhelst BEL FMB KTM
253 Damien van Erkelens NED KNMV Husqvarna
270 Clarence Chovet FRA FFM Husqvarna
288 Ronny Van Hove BEL FMB KTM
334 Kevin Kieft NED KNMV Honda
371 Manuel Iacopi ITA FMI Yamaha iFly JK Racing
531 Francesco Galligari ITA FMI KTM
532 Mikey Adams NED KNMV KTM
537 Damian Wedage NED KNMV KTM
715 Jaap Janssen NED KNMV KTM
726 Miska Kumaja FIN SML TM
822 Mike Bolink NED KNMV Yamaha
911 Henk Pater NED KNMV KTM
939 Michele Cencioni ITA FMI KTM
991 Alonso Sánchez Osuna ESP RFME TM

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3/9/2018 1:02 AM

Bit off subject but does anyone know if jett Lawrence is still going to race emx250? He doesnt really post much on instagram, so its hard to know how hes going aboard the rmz250.

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3/9/2018 1:17 AM

No EMX125's next weekend, it's the EMX250's.

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3/9/2018 1:28 AM

Muscle-Milk-KTM wrote:

No EMX125's next weekend, it's the EMX250's.

According to MXGP.com there is EMX125

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3/9/2018 1:31 AM

According to MXGP-TV it says EMX250

Photo

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3/9/2018 1:35 AM

I will be going to Valkenswaard.

But first this weekend the Dutch Masters in Markelo which is essentially a mini GP.

Herlings, Febvre, Paulin, Simpson, Anstie, Coldenhoff, Bobryshev, Seewer, Strijbos, de Dycker in MXGP

Kjer Olsen, Covington, Vlaanderen, Beaton, Pootjes, Vaessen, Sterry, Watson, Brylyakov, Vandoninck, Geerts, Renaux, Haarup, vd Vlist, Pichon, Genot, Horgmo, Clarke in MX2

GF out of town as well for the weekend, so nice 2 weekends to be looking forward to.

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3/9/2018 1:36 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/9/2018 1:36 AM

JB479 wrote:

Bit off subject but does anyone know if jett Lawrence is still going to race emx250? He doesnt really post much on instagram, so its hard to know how hes going aboard the rmz250.

Spoke to his Dad in Argentina, Jett will be racing emx250 and the German youngster cup on a Suzuki 250. Said they have a bunch of leftover parts and it worked out easier and cheaper for both parties to keep this part of their original deal alive

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3/9/2018 1:41 AM

They change the classes a few months ago, the 125 and 300 will ride at Valkenwaard. The EMX 250 will have the first round at red sand spain!

250 will be between Prado and Jonass and 450 ofcourse Herlings and Cairoli but mayby with a good A game Paulin and Anstie can join the battle!

I go for Jonass and Herlings with a double moto swap!

Dankers for the 125 win and Kras 300! Can be a good weekend for the dutchies!

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3/9/2018 1:43 AM

JB479 wrote:

Bit off subject but does anyone know if jett Lawrence is still going to race emx250? He doesnt really post much on instagram, so its hard to know how hes going aboard the rmz250.

ayearinmx wrote:

Spoke to his Dad in Argentina, Jett will be racing emx250 and the German youngster cup on a Suzuki 250. Said they have a bunch of leftover parts and it worked out easier and cheaper for both parties to keep this part of their original deal alive

Thanks heaps. Definitely a big step from 85 to 250. Will be a learning year for sure. Hopefully he can qualify.

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3/9/2018 1:47 AM

JB479 wrote:

Bit off subject but does anyone know if jett Lawrence is still going to race emx250? He doesnt really post much on instagram, so its hard to know how hes going aboard the rmz250.

ayearinmx wrote:

Spoke to his Dad in Argentina, Jett will be racing emx250 and the German youngster cup on a Suzuki 250. Said they have a bunch of leftover parts and it worked out easier and cheaper for both parties to keep this part of their original deal alive

JB479 wrote:

Thanks heaps. Definitely a big step from 85 to 250. Will be a learning year for sure. Hopefully he can qualify.

Yup. The aim is just to qualify really. They figure he can get good starts from any gate pick (being 14 years old and so light on the bike) so if he can qualify he can gain valuable race experience in what is a very tough class for racing (lots of crazy riders)

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3/9/2018 1:50 AM

Bidirella wrote:

They change the classes a few months ago, the 125 and 300 will ride at Valkenwaard. The EMX 250 will have the first round at red sand spain!

250 will be between Prado and Jonass and 450 ofcourse Herlings and Cairoli but mayby with a good A game Paulin and Anstie can join the battle!

I go for Jonass and Herlings with a double moto swap!

Dankers for the 125 win and Kras 300! Can be a good weekend for the dutchies!

Oh right ok, either way, love both classes. Kras or Dunn for the win in 300's. Dankers, I dunno, hasn't really done much on the 125, big fan of him so hopefully this will be his year. Looks like he's funding himself.

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3/9/2018 1:54 AM

What is the plan of De Dycker? He retired last year but is now back on the entry list?

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3/9/2018 2:07 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/9/2018 2:08 AM

He retired from Grand Prix's, but still intends on racing, just not in GP's.

edit: Did not realise he registered for Valkenswaard. Don't know why he changed his plans.

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3/9/2018 2:09 AM

Going to be interesting if beaton can run lawries pace could be a nice side line to the championship...
Who is Australus top dog?

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3/9/2018 2:16 AM

Here's the timetable for Valkenswaard:
http://www.gpvalkenswaard.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018_mxgp_of_europe_timetable.pdf

Looking forward to it. I hope the weather won't be too bad...

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3/9/2018 2:27 AM

Bidirella wrote:

What is the plan of De Dycker? He retired last year but is now back on the entry list?

He "retired" indeed, he raced an amateur race in Belgium in February. I guess his plan is to race in Valkenswaard and Lommel. And perhaps Assen. But that's about it.

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3/9/2018 2:28 AM

roninho wrote:

He retired from Grand Prix's, but still intends on racing, just not in GP's.

edit: Did not realise he registered for Valkenswaard. Don't know why he changed his plans.

Seems more like a step back not a full retirement wich what it looked last year.

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3/9/2018 2:45 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/9/2018 2:46 AM

Definitely more of a step back rather than retirement, looks like he is just doing his own thing and maybe not as much pressure on himself. Always enjoyed his style from him being so damn tall. Have fun Ken

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3/9/2018 3:18 AM

Photo

Valkenwaard firts victory for Prado this year!
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3/9/2018 3:23 AM

We know what to watch for in the two main classes, but I'm really looking forward to the EMX races. They usually produce better racing since everyone is a lot closer in speed. Even the EMX300 class produced fantastic racing last year.

So who are you guys picking? Is there anyone that can do anything about Anderson and Kras in EMX300? Dunn maybe? Or Iacopi, I think he had some good races last year if I remember correctly?

The Dutch championship this weekend should give a pretty good look at the 125 guys. But I think Rene Hofer is the favorite. Benistant should be up front, and I really believe Dankers should put it together this year also. I think Guadagnini had a podium last year too. Olson, Scuteri and Weckman also had good rides. Then there's obviously a bunch of guys that are stepping up from 85s, and Eddie Wade cleaned house there last year so I expect to see him in the top 10 too, and surely there will be new guys that will step it up from last year. I'm gonna be cheering on Mauno Nieminen, since I've been helping him out at the races here in Finland for the last couple of years. He did one race last year at Kegums and qualified on a stock bike. His preparation probably isn't the same as most of the guys on the line since it's full winter here in Finland and he has been riding in Belgium for only a week and a half now, but if everything goes well he should be in the hunt for points.

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3/9/2018 3:42 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/9/2018 3:50 AM

It's so good to see the entry numbers in the EMX300 - it started with a pretty low level the first year a couple of years back, and they've tried to kill it off.

That, plus that the GL12 Team name is still there. I thought I'd read that the owner had closed it down, due to lack of backing. It's great to see them on the list.

If I recall correctly, GL12s Jamie Dunn won the EMX250 class last year at Villo's Escargot on a 250 2t, with a 2 /3. And a protest / tear down after it(?). I hope he and others keep having a 'crack' at it - it's how all of the classes should be run (everybloodywhere), with Equivalency . Perhaps there might be a few more 250 2ts in the EMX class this year, as last year equivalency was announced after most riders and teams would have committed to the bikes they'd run. Though, the powers that be, might have dropped equivalency, and I missed it.

Are EMX80s going to replace the farcical 150F class at some of the GPs? It certainly was a good thing for the participants, but the awarding of the 'manufacturers / team trophy' at each round really was beyond the pale, and most recipients seemed somewhat embarrassed by the BS of it when up on the podium.

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3/9/2018 5:04 AM

I say 450 for Herlings, MX2 for Jonass. Don't know about 125, the only one I saw riding this winter was Guyon. He was as fast on his 125 the other day than Herbreteau on a 350.

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3/9/2018 5:31 AM

Wondering if there ever coming back a MX3 GP class or a EMX450. So many good guys on a 450 those days but just a bit off the pace or No money for the MXGP. Think this class would be big and good straight from the beginning.

Would love to see this and the EMX 150/300 get taking away..

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3/9/2018 5:43 AM

Bidirella wrote:

Wondering if there ever coming back a MX3 GP class or a EMX450. So many good guys on a 450 those days but just a bit off the pace or No money for the MXGP. Think this class would be big and good straight from the beginning.

Would love to see this and the EMX 150/300 get taking away..

I see EMX300 as that class.

I think it's perfect as it is right now.

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3/9/2018 5:48 AM

Finnish_Flash_62 wrote:

We know what to watch for in the two main classes, but I'm really looking forward to the EMX races. They usually produce better racing since everyone is a lot closer in speed. Even the EMX300 class produced fantastic racing last year.

So who are you guys picking? Is there anyone that can do anything about Anderson and Kras in EMX300? Dunn maybe? Or Iacopi, I think he had some good races last year if I remember correctly?

The Dutch championship this weekend should give a pretty good look at the 125 guys. But I think Rene Hofer is the favorite. Benistant should be up front, and I really believe Dankers should put it together this year also. I think Guadagnini had a podium last year too. Olson, Scuteri and Weckman also had good rides. Then there's obviously a bunch of guys that are stepping up from 85s, and Eddie Wade cleaned house there last year so I expect to see him in the top 10 too, and surely there will be new guys that will step it up from last year. I'm gonna be cheering on Mauno Nieminen, since I've been helping him out at the races here in Finland for the last couple of years. He did one race last year at Kegums and qualified on a stock bike. His preparation probably isn't the same as most of the guys on the line since it's full winter here in Finland and he has been riding in Belgium for only a week and a half now, but if everything goes well he should be in the hunt for points.

Guadagnini, Scuteri and Hofer looked good in the italian races from what i have seen. Elzinga as well, but he is out with broken arms.

I am not sure about Dankers. He looked great in the dutch masters last year but never was able to put anything together in the EMX class. If he is indeed going to be a contender then also look at Raf Meeuwissen who had the same speed last week in Boekel.

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3/9/2018 5:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/9/2018 6:00 AM

Bidirella wrote:

Wondering if there ever coming back a MX3 GP class or a EMX450. So many good guys on a 450 those days but just a bit off the pace or No money for the MXGP. Think this class would be big and good straight from the beginning.

Would love to see this and the EMX 150/300 get taking away..

Motofinne wrote:

I see EMX300 as that class.

I think it's perfect as it is right now.

Well the suggestion for a EMX450 class makes sense imo, since the 450's are actually raced everywhere in national competitions. I don't think there are many countries where there is a national 300cc class.

My perfect world would be:
* lose the age restriction in MX2.
* add a 3rd world championship for 125cc's and make an age restriction in this class if you really want an age
restriction
* EMX 250 remains open for 250 2 strokes
* Add an EMX 450 class

Imo losing the age restriction in MX2 would be great for a big group of guys that performed in mx2, are to old for mx2 and are nog going to get a mxgp factory ride or lose it (waters, ferris, bobryshev, nagl, Tixier, paturel, searle, coldenhoff, etc. etc.). Less riders looking for a factory ride in mxgp (since guys like Seewer, Paturel, etc. stay longer in mx2) and they can also move back.
By making 125cc a world championship factories can put their young talents in this class. No need to have guys lride in mx2 at age 16-17, but let them develop on the 125's.

Obviously just imo all this.

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3/9/2018 6:36 AM

I was at Valkenswaard GP last year and it was great though Herlings was clearly not 100%. This year I can't go and it's a bummer, because 222 and 84 are gonna do epic things. Herlings for the win.

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3/9/2018 6:43 AM
Edited Date/Time: 3/9/2018 6:44 AM

Bidirella wrote:

Wondering if there ever coming back a MX3 GP class or a EMX450. So many good guys on a 450 those days but just a bit off the pace or No money for the MXGP. Think this class would be big and good straight from the beginning.

Would love to see this and the EMX 150/300 get taking away..

Motofinne wrote:

I see EMX300 as that class.

I think it's perfect as it is right now.

roninho wrote:

Well the suggestion for a EMX450 class makes sense imo, since the 450's are actually raced everywhere in national competitions. I don't think there are many countries where there is a national 300cc class.

My perfect world would be:
* lose the age restriction in MX2.
* add a 3rd world championship for 125cc's and make an age restriction in this class if you really want an age
restriction
* EMX 250 remains open for 250 2 strokes
* Add an EMX 450 class

Imo losing the age restriction in MX2 would be great for a big group of guys that performed in mx2, are to old for mx2 and are nog going to get a mxgp factory ride or lose it (waters, ferris, bobryshev, nagl, Tixier, paturel, searle, coldenhoff, etc. etc.). Less riders looking for a factory ride in mxgp (since guys like Seewer, Paturel, etc. stay longer in mx2) and they can also move back.
By making 125cc a world championship factories can put their young talents in this class. No need to have guys lride in mx2 at age 16-17, but let them develop on the 125's.

Obviously just imo all this.

There is nothing that i want to see more than getting rid of the MX2 age rule and the pointing out system in US. The professional 250 classes should be open to everyone.

But that will not happen. Luongo wants to have one class with the best riders in it = MXGP.

So i still think that the classes we have at the moment are the best if we look at it realistically.

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3/9/2018 11:01 AM

roninho wrote:

I will be going to Valkenswaard.

But first this weekend the Dutch Masters in Markelo which is essentially a mini GP.

Herlings, Febvre, Paulin, Simpson, Anstie, Coldenhoff, Bobryshev, Seewer, Strijbos, de Dycker in MXGP

Kjer Olsen, Covington, Vlaanderen, Beaton, Pootjes, Vaessen, Sterry, Watson, Brylyakov, Vandoninck, Geerts, Renaux, Haarup, vd Vlist, Pichon, Genot, Horgmo, Clarke in MX2

GF out of town as well for the weekend, so nice 2 weekends to be looking forward to.

I thought Boby was going to do the British championship?

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3/9/2018 1:05 PM

scottydogmx wrote:

I thought Boby was going to do the British championship?

Race has been cancelled cuz of bad weather. So he signed up for Markelo last minute.

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