WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MXGP
level this year; first and most importantly was Ryan Villopoto. Monster
Energy- and Factory Kawasaki-backed, he was going to tackle the
MXGP circuit. He did, and he basically got hammered, and this one
fact showed the world that the Euros
were players. Second, the MX of
Nations would feature an all-Yamaha-based American squad that could
use some track against the enemy,
and Glen Helen’s brutal circuit would
provide the theater. Also, DeCoster
had pledged his Factory KTM team
to show, along with Kawasaki’s Josh
Grant and Husqvarna’s U.S. team.
In the end, in spite of another big
New world champion Romain
Febvre (461) gets loose as he
hunts down Webb (175) and
Grant ( 35) in moto one. He
ended up winning race one.
Jesse Nelson ( 79), TLD’s KTM factory rider, fought hard off the gate and ended up
dominating both MX2 (250s) motos.
Tony Cairoli (222)
and Febvre battled
early in moto one.
Tony has spent
most of the year
a broken arm, so
lacked the fitness
to hang for the