Weekend watch: MXGP and supercross!
It is another bumper weekend for dirt bike fans with MXGP the headline act as it returns for round two and the continued battle between Jeffrey Herlings, who will return to his home round with the plate to take on defending champ Tony Cairoli.
The rain however has played havoc with the track and with freezing temperatures, snow and more rain predicted, there could be some surprise results – Shaun Simpson is probably rubbing his hands together as we speak!
Pauls Jonass proved he is still the man to beat in MX2 but Hunter Lawrence, Jorge Prado and Thomas Kjer Olsen will want to put the pressure on Jonass this weekend and Ben Watson after his fourth overall in Argentina and who loves the sand and ruts could well be in the amongst the front runners again!
And two-stroke fans will have something to shout about this weekend too with the EMX125 championship showing us the future stars and defending champ Brad Anderson leading the charge in EMX300 of the more experienced riders who want to show they still have what it takes at that level – but have fun one their machines while they are at it!
Meanwhile over in the states, Jason Anderson will continue his march towards a first supercross title in St. Louis with Marvin Musquin’s chance if taking big points away from Anderson going down the drain at Daytona when he threw away the lead. Musquin needs to get some wins soon if he is to apply any pressure to his training colleague.
Justin Brayton will be on a high after his first premier class supercross win ever last weekend and Tomac and Webb will want to get a win after coming close at Daytona.
The battle continues to rage between Zach Osborne and Austin Forkner in the 250 East coast after the PC Kawasaki rider cut across Osborne off the start last weekend forcing Zach to charge for the back to fourth and agaonising second away Forkner in third. Jordon Smith has also elevated himself into title contention with an impressive win at Daytona.