After Saturday’s rider strike come refusal to ride a track which had some serious dust issues, Sundays main races steadily improved as the day progressed with more lines forming after each lap, by the end of the final MX1 moto the racing was actually pretty good but reading tweets from various riders right the way through the weekend, most will be happy to head to Brazil for the next round and say a quick goodbye to a less than impressive Mexico GP.
Clement Desalle refused to comment after the final moto and Christophe Pourcel said the track was “super dangerous”, even our own Tommy Searle tweeted, “I crashed on first lap my bad!! then back to 2nd what a mess the whole weekend even up on the podium haha over it I wanna win this shizz.”
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Jeffrey Herlings had another perfect weekend and managed to win both heats without breaking the energy bank. In the first moto Herlings was fifth on the opening lap, he then quickly moved up to the lead by lap four. From then on, the Dutch rider took full advantage of the conditions and went on to win, Jeffrey had some problems with his goggles from the start of the race but that didn’t phase him in anyway. In the second heat, Herlings had a good start and managed to lead the race from beginning to end, crossing the finish line with almost 25 seconds advantage over the Tommy Searle and Jeremy Van Horebeek.
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Tony Cairoli gained his second GP win of the season in Mexico after going 1-3 in today’s races. In the first heat, after the first ten minutes the Italian found his rhythm and managed to overtake Desalle and Pourcel and Cairoli pulled away to take the victory. At the start of the second heat Cairoli almost crashed and was down to sixth and he then pushed through the pack having battles with Pourcel, Desalle and others in a great ending to a tough weekend, David Philippaerts took his first moto win of the year and to say he was happy at the end is an understatement.
The championship now hits the long road to Brazil for what looks like a brilliant circuit designed within a theme park, if you haven’t seen the images please go here and take a look. Somewhere behind the scenes in Mexico somebody is going to have a serious ass kicking by the powers to be, will we ever see another GP of Mexico? On this performance not a chance.
Watch the highlights here
1 222 Cairoli, Antonio ITA FMI KTM 25 20 45
2 25 Desalle, Clement BEL FMB Suzuki 22 22 44
3 19 Philippaerts, David ITA FMI Yamaha 11 25 36
4 9 de Dycker, Ken BEL FMB KTM 20 16 36
5 4 Leok, Tanel EST EMF Suzuki 15 15 30
6 121 Boog, Xavier FRA FFM Kawasaki 13 14 27
7 22 Strijbos, Kevin BEL FMB KTM 16 11 27
8 7 Barragan, Jonathan ESP RFME Honda 14 12 26
9 999 Goncalves, Rui POR FMP Honda 12 13 25
10 377 Pourcel, Christophe FRA FFM Kawasaki 5 18 20
1 84 Herlings, Jeffrey NED KNMV KTM 25 25 50
2 100 Searle, Tommy GBR ACU Kawasaki 22 22 44
3 89 van Horebeek, Jeremy BEL FMB KTM 20 20 40
4 34 Roelants, Joel BEL FMB Kawasaki 15 18 33
5 23 Charlier, Christophe FRA FFM Yamaha 14 16 30
6 911 Tixier, Jordi FRA FFM KTM 16 13 29
7 45 Nicholls, Jake GBR ACU KTM 11 15 26
8 6 Anstie, Max GBR AMA Honda 13 12 25
9 25 Coldenhoff, Glenn NED KNMV KTM 6 14 20
10 77 Lupino, Alessandro ITA FMI Husqvarna 10 10 20