MXGP ready to rock and roll

By |2018-03-03T22:49:15+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: BLOG|

Facilitate the need, yep, Motocross season is about to start and KJ is early waiting the hours to tick away. Over a month ago MXGP.com released the rider entry list for round 1, MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina, South America.

The MX2 class is full of talented athletes and it is great to see Australian riders in the mix, plus the Aussie lads impressed the Europeans at the end of last year, in 2018 both Hunter Lawrence and Jed Beaton are on new rides and pre-season has seemed to be perfect. The Red Bull KTM Riders are going to be hard to beat, they always are, the team at KTM have things pretty much on point and the MX2 championships on the wall say so, Jorge Prado and defending champion Pauls Jonass will hit the circuit in Patagonia confident. Thomas Kjer Olsen will be on the Rockstar Energy Husky Team along with Thomas Covington.

In the MX1 class, a few names will be missing after pre-season mishaps, if Antonio Cairoli can upset the pace that Jeffery Herlings is bringing to the season opener, then, the Italian will be looking strong for his 10th Championship. Herlings, after learning the hardware in 2017 coming in way too confident has Jeffery matured to win his first MX1 championship only time will tell, or will Max Anstie upset the Red Bull KTM show on his Rockstar Husqvarna? The Brit had a great 2017 season and with the learning year out of the way, can his consistency shine for regular podium visits, on paper, there are many potential podium getters who will it be?

KJ is currently being a medical Genia Pig just starting a three-week cartilage injection program for the troublesome right knee. With the first injection held on Wednesday nothing has gone to plan, pain management system is out the window, therefore KJ cannot promise to broadcast race audio from round one, if it happens it happens, if it doesn’t it doesn’t, sorry race fans.

MONACO, (Principality of Monaco) 23 January 2018 – Youthstream is pleased to announce the official entry lists for the first round of the  2018 FIM Motocross World Championship for the MXGP of Patagonia Argentina which is set to take place in Neuquen, one of riders’ favorite tracks, on the 3rd and 4th March.

The MXGP of Patagonia Argentina has been a stop on the MXGP season calendar since 2015 and always hosts some amazing racing. After looking at the 2018 entry list you can expect more of the same with the best riders from around the world entered. One of the reasons the racing is top notch is likely that the entire MXGP Paddock enjoys the venue and looks forward to coming each and every year.

While the inaugural race was won by TM Factory Racing’s Max Nagl the past two years have been taken by the 2016 MXGP World Champion Tim Gajser who will return to Neuquen looking to get three in a row this March aboard his HRC Honda. It will however be no easy task for Gajser with the likes of Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Antonio and Jeffrey Herlings lining up beside him among other top competitors.

To see all those who will be lining up in Argentina you can find the MXGP & MX2 Entry Lists here below:

MXGP Entry List

Surname First Name Bike Team
1 4 Tonus Arnaud Yamaha Wilvo Yamaha MXGP (OUT INJURED)
2 7 Leok Tanel Husqvarna A1M Husqvarna
3 12 Nagl Maximilian TM TM Racing Factory Team
4 17 Butron Jose KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
5 21 Paulin Gautier Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
6 22 Strijbos Kevin KTM Standing Construct KTM
7 24 Simpson Shaun Yamaha Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
8 25 Desalle Clement Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
9 27 Jasikonis Arminas Honda Honda Redmoto
10 33 Lieber Julien Kawasaki Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team
11 55 Irwin Graeme KTM Hitachi KTM UK
12 77 Lupino Alessandro Kawasaki Gebben V Venrooy Kawasaki
13 84 Herlings Jeffrey KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
14 89 Van Horebeek Jeremy Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
15 91 Seewer Jeremy Yamaha Wilvo Yamaha MXGP
16 92 Guillod Valentin KTM Standing Construct KTM
17 93 Bengtsson Jonathan KTM Scandinavian Racing Sports
18 99 Anstie Max Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
19 100 Searle Tommy Kawasaki Bike It DRT Kawasaki
20 120 Zecchina Simone Yamaha Ceres 71
21 128 Monticelli Ivo Yamaha iFly JK Racing
22 134 Landa Rodrigo Jose Yamaha
23 152 Petrov Petar Honda Honda Redmoto
24 171 Luzzardi Juan Pablo KTM
25 222 Cairoli Antonio KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
26 243 Gajser Tim Honda Team HRC MXGP (OUT INJURED)
27 259 Coldenhoff Glenn KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
28 461 Febvre Romain Yamaha Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP Team
29 733 Barreyra Gaston Kawasaki
30 777 Bobryshev Evgeny Suzuki BOS GP
31 901 Fernandez Joaquin Suzuki
32 911 Tixier Jordi KTM BOS GP
33 925 Fernandez Jeremias Yamaha
34 952 Felipe Jose Gerardo Kawasaki

MX2 Entry List

Surname First Name Bike Team
1 1 Jonass Pauls KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
2 10 Vlaanderen Calvin Honda Team HRC MXGP
3 14 Beaton Jed Kawasaki F&H Racing Team
4 18 Brylyakov Vsevolod Yamaha Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 Team
5 19 Olsen Thomas Kjer Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
6 26 Bertuzzi Nicola KTM KTM Silver Action
7 29 Jacobi Henry Husqvarna STC Racing Husqvarna
8 44 Lesiardo Morgan KTM Marchetti Racing Team KTM
9 46 Pootjes Davy KTM LRT KTM
10 56 Weltin Marshal Honda Jumbo No Fear Vamo Honda Team
11 57 Sanayei Darian Kawasaki Bike It DRT Kawasaki
12 61 Prado Jorge KTM Red Bull KTM Factory Racing
13 64 Covington Thomas Husqvarna Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
14 66 Larranaga Olano Iker Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
15 70 Fernandez Ruben Kawasaki F&H Racing Team
16 95 Furlotti Simone Yamaha YAMAHA SM ACTION – M.C. MIGLIORI
17 96 Lawrence Hunter Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
18 98 Vaessen Bas Honda Honda 114 Motorsports
19 118 Rubini Stephen KTM KTM Silver Action
20 155 Mana Nicolas KTM
21 161 Östlund Alvin Yamaha YAMAHA SM ACTION – M.C. MIGLIORI
22 172 Van doninck Brent Husqvarna 8Biano Racing Husqvarna
23 175 Garrido Victor Yamaha
24 193 Geerts Jago Yamaha Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 Team
25 194 Vasquez Javier Honda
26 297 Gole Anton Yamaha iFly JK Racing (OUT INJURED)
27 321 Bernardini Samuele TM TM Racing Factory Team
28 375 Seibel Pablo Julian Honda
29 426 Mewse Conrad KTM Hitachi KTM UK
30 747 Cervellin Michele Honda Team Martin Racing Honda
31 783 Toriani Enzo Husqvarna E2T RACING TEAM
32 811 Sterry Adam Kawasaki F&H Racing Team
33 919 Watson Ben Yamaha Kemea Yamaha Official MX2 Team

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Kendall Jennings, KAJX Communications photojournalist since 2002. KAJX: Kendall A. Jennings (Photojournalist), who is a big The X-Files fan (what the X stands for in KAJX) and motorcycling fan. “I am extremely passionate about motorcycles and have been riding a motorcycle since I was 4 years old. I was introduced to the world of motocross racing in 1998 and haven’t looked back. Everyone should experience motorcycling whether it be a rider, passenger, racer, official or spectator. KAJX is all about sharing the motorcycling love. I am honest, opinioned and if I don't know something I will say so and then educate myself to provide an answer. Living is learning. I worked as a Motorcycle Spare Parts Manager for 15 years, I am also a qualified Outdoor Power Equipment Mechanic.” Kendall Jennings.
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