|In the eleventh round of the motocross world championship, Maxxis Maxxcross tyres were the protagonists of the opening day of the Grand Prix of Germany dedicated to European races.|
In fact, the EMX125 went to Dutchman Ivano Van Erp who, riding the factory Yamaha equipped with Maxxcross MX-ST on front and rear (a common choice with the other Maxxis riders), after setting the best time in the time practice, dominated the first heat and finished fourth in the following one, thus closing the day on the top step of the podium.
|In the same category the KTM Marchetti Racing rider, Valerio Lata, came to the fore by closing the initial heat 2nd after overtaking two opponents and the next one 13th due to a fall at the start and one in the middle of the race. These two results allowed him to finish 7th overall and, above all, to climb the championship standings up to 1st place with three points ahead of the British Bobby Bruce.|
In the overall classification, Lata was preceded by two positions by the gritty Ferruccio Zanchi, who, on his return after the accident in Great Britain, immediately distinguished himself with a decisive race conduct that allowed him to to finish 5th and then 6th.
|In the EMX250 Rick Elzinga was a hair’s breadth from the podium. After a first place in timed practice, in Race 1 the Dutchman of KTM TBS Conversion Racing was fighting for the victory to the finish without being able to overtake the leader, while in Race 2 he had to settle for sixth place due to two crashes, thus closing the GP of Germany 4th overall.|
In evidence with the Maxxis Maxxcross also Liam Everts, 6th overall after securing an eleventh and fifth place, the latter after a good recovery from mid-group.
|In the MXGP, unfortunate day for Alessandro Lupino who, after having obtained a promising seventh timed place, was forced to retire in the first heat due to troubles to his KTM Marchetti Racing, thus closing only the second heat in eleventh position.|
Better than him did Jeremy Van Horebeek, who finished the day in the top ten of the 450 taking his official Beta first to tenth and then to ninth place. He scored value points for the championship!
|The Maxxcrosses also finished in the top ten of the MX2 with Simon Laengenfelder, who, supported by the home crowd, brought his DIGA GAS GAS to 7th place overall, while the Swedish teammate Isak Gifting this time classified only 13th.|
The next world stage is taking place on the 10th of October on the French track of Lacapelle-Marival.