|The Turkish Grand Prix had a great start for the Maxxis Maxxcross tyres, that dominated the fifth stage of the EMXOpen class with the leader Davide De Bortoli.|
On the Afyonkarahisar track, characterized by a compact ground, the Venetian rider relied on the Maxxcross MX-ST tyres on front and rear, which proved to be the ideal choice as he got two starts at the head of the group after having set the best time in Time Practice.
|De Bortoli was practically flawless: he immediately secured the lead and made no mistakes, managing to maintain his position until the finish line. His double victory thus brings him to the last test, which will take place tomorrow on the same circuit together with MXGP and MX2, with a good 37 points advantage over the French Nicola Dercourt. So he could be able to secure the European title already at the end of the first heat.|
In the same category, also the Polish rider Tomasz Wysocki distinguished himself: riding with the Maxxis Maxxcross, he conquered the 3rd place overall, thanks to a fourth and a second place in heats, thus passing 6th in the championship standings.
|The MXGP recorded another good performance in the top ten of Alessandro Lupino. The Italian, riding the KTM Marchetti equipped with Maxxcross MX-ST on front and rear, opened the day with the fifth fastest time. Unfortunately, in the early stages of the first heat, he fell after a collision with an opponent and therefore had to recover from the last positions reaching 13th place. In the following heat, however, from mid-race he settled in 6th position, which he maintained until the end, thus earning other precious points in the championship that now sees him firmly 9th.|
|Yet another unsatisfactory weekend for Jeremy Van Horebeek who, also due to bad starts, was unable to do better than 17th.|
In the MX2 the Maxxis team added Gianluca Facchetti, who passed to the KTM Beddini Racing team. But the talented rider, after a third fastest time in practice, in the first heat remained in the middle of the group finishing 14th, and in the second heat crashed passing from 5th to 23rd place from where he then climbed up to 16th, closing the GP in the same position.
|The GAS GAS DIGA team, on the other hand, placed the Swedish Isak Gifting in 10th position, while his teammate Simon Laengenfelder this time was unable to achieve a result equal to expectations by closing 18th.|