Five things to watch for the final MXGP/SX double-header of the year!
It is an exciting weekend of motocross and supercross action for fans this weekend with the MXGP in Latvia and the supercross finale in Las Vegas!
We look at five things to keep an eye on:
1. Herlings v Cairoli – It might finally happen in the sand! The two big dogs in the same team haven’t really went head-to-head yet this season. But with Herlings now back on form and Cairoli desperate to win and gain points on Gajser, these two will not hold back on going for the victory in Latvia. And it will be all the sweeter if they can win in straight-up battle with each other!
2. East/West shootout – Zach Osborne, Joey Savatgy and Jordon Smith are all within one point as the East coast championship goes to the wire in Vegas. But with the West coast riders also competing it could mix the points up even more for the East title contenders! Will the PC guys in the West help out Savatgy? Can Osborne add a supercross title to his British championship? Will Jordon Smith handle the pressure or leading going into the final round? It will all be revealed on Saturday night!
3. Dungey v Tomac – Tomac is really up against it and will need a Damon Bradshaw meltdown from the ice-cool Ryan Dungey. Tomac needs to win and have Dungey get fifth but Dungey hasn’t got fifth in two seasons so the odds are heavily stacked in Dungey’s favour. But as we saw last weekend, tension does funny things, anything can happen and it will still be with watching in what could well be Ryan Dungey’s final ever supercross!
4. Prado v Jonass – Pauls Jonass is the man in MX2 right now and comes into his home round leading the world championship – but his teammate Jorge Prado has the talent to push Jonass in the sand! Despite two big crashes last weekend in Valkenswaard the always confident Prado will be gunning for the holeshot to show what he can do against the best MX2 riders in the world and in his championship leading teammate’s backyard!
5. Arminas Jasikonis – The Lithuanian was flying in Valkenswaard and has really stepped up his pace this year working with Stefan Everts and the Suzuki factory team. His speed last weekend should give him a big boost of confidence and with Latvia being sand Jasikonis could get amongst it at the front again and further prove himself as a rapidly rising star in MXGP.