The second round of the MXGP saw temperatures rocket high enough to reduce the second race of the MXGP and MX2 by 5 minutes, a joint decision made by Event Management and racing team managers. In the first race, Ryan Villopoto of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team secured his first MXGP win for the season.
Villopoto was untouchable in the qualifying race and the performance translated through to the first race where he finished a massive 10 seconds before Clement Desalle in second place and Romain Febvre in third. Race 2 was saw Villopoto finish 3rd as Antonio Cairoli took the race with Clement Desalle placing second.
Finishing in 7th place overall at the first round, and 1st in the second round, Villipoto holds 4th place overall at this stage in the championship.
Meanwhile, Meghan Rutledge has held a consistent third place overall in the second Women’s MXGP round. In both races, ‘Mad Meg’ came in third behind Livia Lancelot and Kiara Fontanesi who won the moto’s. Meghan is sitting in third place overall (78 points), behind Kiara Fontanesi and Livia Lancelot who are equal first on 94 points.
The next Motocross World Championship will be held on the 29th of March at Patagonia Argentina.