03
July
2017
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17:12
Europe/Amsterdam

At Agueda Pirelli dominates at the Grand Prix of Portugal of the FIM Motocross World Championship

AntonioCairoli and Jeffrey Herlings split victories in MXGP but the Sicilian wins theGrand Prix while Jeremy Seewer triumphs again in MX2. KTM riders Cairoli andPauls Jonass remain leaders of MXGP and MX2

After a three year absence, the Grand Prix of Portugal at Agueda returned to the FIM Motocros World Championship calendar for what was the twelfth round of nineteen this season. To tackle the medium-hard bumpy soil of the track Pirelli’s riders were armed with the SCORPION™ MX32™ Mid Soft front and rear to dominate both MXGP and MX2 classes.

 

Antonio Cairoli Jeremy Seewer
Antonio Cairoli and Jeffrey Herlings both owned a race but overall victory belonged to the eight-time world champion thanks to his win in the second moto. Cairoli, with an eighty-second win of a remarkable career, increased his lead in the championship even further and the gap now stands at 91 points. Jeffrey Herlings, winner of race one, had to settle for second place. Arminas Jasikonis performed superbly and, thanks to third place, gave Suzuki their first podium result this term. Romain Febvre had a good day with fourth and Max Nagl was fifth in front of the reigning MXGP champion Tim Gajser.

 

Pauls Jonass Antonio Cairoli
In MX2 Jeremy Seewer and Pauls Jonass also finished the two races with the same points tally but the Swiss rider was superior in the second sprint. Seewer, despite not enjoying ideal starts, made a great comeback for his second overall win in a row while Pauls Jonass, as runner-up, kept the Red Plate with an unchanged points advantage over Seewer. Thomas Covington confirmed his current good form with the third step of the podium and a repeat ranking from Ottobiano last week. Thomas Kjer Olsenrode well for fourth overall and stays third in the championship.

 

Jorge Prado Antonio Cairoli
Pirelli also shone in the seventh round of the European EMX250 thanks to Simone Furlotti's second place: the Italian is back on the top spot of the championship standings. On July 22-23 the riders will reconvene for the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic at Loket.

 

Jeremy Seewer Tim Gajser
Race results: MXGP race 1 1. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 2. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 3. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) 4. NAGL Maximilian (GER) 5. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) MXGP race 2 1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 3. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) 4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 5. NAGL Maximilian (GER) MX2 race 1 1. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 3. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) 4. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN) 5. LIEBER Julien (BEL)) MX2 race 2 1. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) 4. PATUREL Benoit (FRA) 5. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN)

 

Pauls Jonass MXGP start
GP Overall: MXGP 1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) 2. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) 3. JASIKONIS Arminas (LTU) 4. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) 5. NAGL Maximilian (GER) MX2 1. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) 2. JONASS Pauls (LAT) 3. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) 4. OLSEN Thomas Kjer (DEN) 5. PATUREL Benoit (FRA)

 

Jeffrey Herlings Max Anstie
Championship overall: MXGP 1. CAIROLI Antonio (ITA) p.478 2. DESALLE Clement (BEL) p.387 3. PAULIN Gautier (FRA) p.383 4. HERLINGS Jeffrey (NED) p.382 5. GAJSER Tim (SLO) p.310 6. FEBVRE Romain (FRA) p.309 MX2 1. JONASS Pauls (LAT) p.501 2. SEEWER Jeremy (SUI) p.463 3. KJER OLSEN Thomas (DEN) p.377 4. PATUREL Benoit (FRA) p.363 5. LIEBER JULIEN (BEL) p.355 6. COVINGTON Thomas (USA) p.303

 

Jeffrey Herlings Pauls Jonass