The sun cooked a heaving Valkenswaard circuit for a super memorable Grand Prix of the Netherlands this weekend. The 35,000 fans that weren’t taking shade and getting buzzed in the Monster Energy compound were lining the banks of the sand to watch Steven Frossard produce an awesome performance.
The Monster Energy Yamaha racer and MX1 class rookie somehow put aside the pain of some strained collarbone ligaments to plow through the sapping Dutch sand and take fourth place overall. The French rider’s exploits against a field full of GP winners meant that he lifted the ‘Red Plate’ as series leader after only two rounds on the powerful Yamaha YZ450F.
As Keith Flint mixed it up with the onlooking fans, CLS Kawasaki Monster Energy Pro Circuit’s Tommy Searle blazed to his second MX2 podium finish in a row and Monster Energy Yamaha’s David Philippaerts hoisted his first trophy since a sweltering Grand Prix of Brazil last August with third overall in MX1.
The Monster Army now head to the mecca of motocross in SoCal in three weeks for the U.S. Grand Prix at Glen Helen and another chance for this sport to put on a spectacle for the crowds on one of the most grueling tracks of the lot. Stay tuned for how it goes down…