Pirelli Dominates the MXGP of Riga at Kegums

 

Antonio Cairoli Takes 90th MXGP Class Victory, While Jeffrey Herlings Maintains Championship Point Lead. Jago Geerts Sweeps the MX2 Class and Closes in on Championship Point Leader Tom Vialle

 

KEGUMS, Latvia (August 12, 2020) – The 'Zelta Zirgs' circuit in Kegums hosted the fourth round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship, the Grand Prix of Riga, the second consecutive race of three held on the sandy Latvian track. Overcast skies and lower temperatures accompanied the day of competition. Once again Pirelli-equipped riders relied on SCORPION MX™ 32™ Mid Soft front tires and the rear SCORPION MX™ Soft combined with a medium/hard mousse.

 

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Antonio Cairoli took victory in the MXGP class, marking the 90th GP win during his fantastic career. The nine-time world champion won the first moto and finished the second in fourth place. Jeremy Seewer and Jeffrey Herlings finished the GP on equal points but it was the Swiss who climbed the second step of the podium thanks to his superior ranking in race 2. After today's results, Herlings consolidates his leadership in the championship standings bringing his advantage to 28 points over Tim Gajser, who was fifth in the second race but forced to retire in the first after a heavy crash.

 

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Pirelli swept the top seven positions in the MX2 class. Overall victory went to Jago Geerts who won both motos. Behind him Roan Van De Moosdijk and Mathys Boisrame repeated last Sunday’ good performances by classifying second and third. Red Plate holder Tom Vialle finished fourth overall ahead of Maxime RenauxJed Beaton and Mikkel Haarup, respectively.

 

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Thierry Benistant dominated both races in the third round of the EMX250 European Championship. The Frenchman leads the series followed by Isak Gifting who finished third overall on equal points with Norwegian Hakon Fredriksen.

Karel Kutsar and Kim Savaste tied for victory in the second round of the EMXOpen but the Latvian earned the top step of the podium courtesy of his second race ranking. Thanks to the Kegums’ victory, Kutsar assumes control of the championship and Savaste is second.

Next Sunday, the Latvian track will host the Grand Prix of Kegums, fifth seasonal round of Motocross World Championship and third consecutive race held in Latvia. 

Results (Pirelli riders in bold):

MXGP race 1

1.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

2.     FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

3.     HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)

4.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

5.     VAN HOREBEEK Jeremy (BEL)

 MXGP race 2

1.     JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU)

2.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

3.     HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)

4.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

5.     GAJSER Tim (SLO)

MX2 race 1

1.     GEERTS Jago (BEL)

2.     VAN DE MOOSDIJK Roan (NED)

3.     BOISRAME Mathys (FRA)

4.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

5.     OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

MX2 race 2

1.     GEERTS Jago (BEL)

2.     VAN DE MOOSDIJK Roan (NED)

3.     BOISRAME Mathys (FRA)

4.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

5.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)

GP Overall:

MXGP

1.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA)

2.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI)

3.     HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED)

4.     JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU)

5.     FEBVRE Romain (FRA)

MX2

1.     GEERTS Jago (BEL)

2.     VAN DE MOOSDIJK Roan (NED)

3.     BOISRAME Mathys (FRA)

4.     VIALLE Tom (FRA)

5.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA)

Championship overall:

MXGP

1.     HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.170

2.     GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.142

3.     CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.129

4.     JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) p.121

5.     SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.120

6.     COLDENHOFF Glenn (NED) p.117

MX2

1.     VIALLE Tom (FRA) p.170

2.     GEERTS Jago (BEL) p.162

3.     BEATON Jed (AUS) p.123

4.     RENAUX Maxime (FRA) p.116

5.     VAN DE MOOSDIJK Roan (NED) p.115

6.     BOISRAME Mathys (FRA) p.110


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