Herlings V Gajser V Febvre V Cairoli – One week to go!
Unfortunately the Redsands International race was cancelled due to the heavy race so the motocross season isn’t quite up and running for the 2017 season just yet. However, this time next week (29th January) the first round of the International Italian Championship will take place at Riola.
The good news is that we don’t have to wait until Qatar to see the top four riders in the class go head-to-head. Jeffrey Herlings and the Red Bull KTM team will compete the entire three round series.
The first round is going to be very interesting as current MXGP World Champion, Tim Gajser will also be racing. Add in 2015 Champion, Romain Febvre and eight times World Champ, Antonio Cairoli in front of his home crowd and the stage is set for some great racing.
Obviously it’s not the world championship so they won’t be putting it all on the line but it will be interesting to see where all four riders are currently at in terms of speed and who has put in the hard work in over the winter. One thing for sure is no one will want to be totally off the pace as that will hand confidence to their main rivals and give them the upper hand heading into Qatar.
Add in top riders like Bobryshev, Coldenhoff, Van Horebeek and Guillod to mention a few and we should be set for some great racing in Italy next weekend.