First of the three rounds on the Pietramurata track: Herlings (Ktm) arrives with the red plate, Febvre (Kawasaki) and Gajser (Honda) have to nibble on points. Cairoli (Ktm) can take advantage of the “home factor”
Let the grand finale begin. The 2021 Motocross World Championship ends, in a somewhat unusual way but due to the pandemic that this year has revolutionized the plans of Infront, with 5 Grands Prix on Italian soil. It starts with three rounds in Pietramurata in just eight days, and then moves to the Tazio Nuvolari cross-track in Mantua (where Italy won the Motocross of Nations) for the last four heats of the season. All after the Italian GP in the historic setting of Maggiora and the Sardinian GP in Riola Sardo. A 2021 to remember for Italy.
MXGP: Gajser has the task of stopping Herlings
The Pietramurata track has been, over the years, a land of conquest for Tim Gajser (Honda), a fixed stop also for his numerous fans. The Slovenian seems to like the layout of the track and the bottom, hard underneath but not at the levels of Teutschenthal and Arroyomolinos. Although the form is not the best and the three errors in the Spanish GP indicate that Tim is at the limit, it is up to him to stop a wild and apparently unstoppable Jeffrey Herlings (Ktm). The flying Dutchman once again appeared in another category at the GP near Madrid: in the first part of the heat he manages, in the second he attacks and slaughters his opponents with record laps and decisive overtaking. Romain Febvre (Kawasaki) has always been strong on hard terrain, second in the World Championship at -12 from Herlings and +3 from Gajser. And then watch out for Jorge Prado (Ktm), who at home tried to dictate the law in both heats and then had to give way to his opponents due to his precarious physical condition after Teutschethal’s injury in Race 1. Tony Cairoli ( Ktm), in his last year in MXGP, will enjoy the cheering of the whole audience: the Sicilian, who in the weeks following the bad crash in Sardinia was unable to train, is gradually regaining his rhythm and form. Spotlight also on Alessandro Lupino (Ktm Mrt), idol of the Azzurri for the decisive overtaking in Race 3 at the Motocross of Nations and 9th in the championship, first of the unofficial ones.
MX2: Vialle wants the world podium
Ten heats from the end of the championship things get interesting in MX2, at least as far as the fight for the second position is concerned. Maxime Renaux (Yamaha) can almost sleep peacefully with a 108 point advantage over teammate Jago Geerts and an enviable psychophysical state. The Belgian, on the other hand, is closely followed by rookie Mattia Guadagnini (Ktm), just one point behind, and by reigning world champion Tom Vialle (Ktm), ten points away. Except for sensational surprises, once again the four of them will be the protagonists of the Trentino GP, with a Vialle launched towards the double overtaking given its latest performances.
WMX and EMX125: Fontanesi for the comeback, Lata for lengthening
Everything is played in the Women’s World Championship: Courtney Duncan (Kawasaki) arrives at the last GP of the season with a 16-point advantage over Kiara Fontanesi (Gas Gas). The New Zealander managed to extend the Italian by 7 points in the Spanish GP and is now looking for those points necessary to become world champion. A double victory for Kiara may not be enough: the Parma rider must hope that her opponent will collect less than 34 points in the two heats, that is to say a fourth and a fifth place. Possible? Of course. Likely? Less, given that Duncan won four heats, four times she finished in second position, once in third and once in sixth. The Belgian GP was the one where he collected the fewest points, 35. But this will certainly not discourage Kiara, thanks to effective driving, home cheering and the support of her family. Everything still open in the European 125, where Valerio Lata (Ktm) can show the red plate. The Italian comes from an away match, the Spanish one, with a double flavor: bitter first, with the crash in Race-1 and only 3 points collected; sweet then, with the victory of Race-2 and the top of the championship in his pocket. The title of the EMX125 will largely be decided on this track, with three appointments in eight days and then the last round in Mantua.
Motocross World Championship 2021, Trentino GP: program, TV timetables and tickets
The entire Motocross World Championship is available on mxgp-tv.com, a service that also offers a subscription to a single event and which includes the show offered by the WMX and EMX125 categories. The girls and young riders of the 125cc will take to the track already on Saturday morning for free and timed practice. From 1.10 pm on Saturday the races start, with the WMX to open the dances and the EMX125 to close them with Race-2 at 16.05.
Below the program of MXGP and MX2, with the start of hostilities scheduled for 9.15 with the free practice of MX2. Eurosport Player will broadcast all four heats live. At this link, instead, the tickets.
12.15 Race 1 MX2 (live on Eurosport 2)
13.15 MXGP Race 1 (live on Eurosport 2, delayed at 17.00 on Rai Sport)
15.10 Race 2 MX2 (live on Eurosport 2)
16.10 Race 2 MXGP (live on Eurosport 2, delayed at 19.50 on Rai Sport).
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