UPDATE: Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th December. Closed. Unfortunately torrential rain has now made the tracks too wet.

This Weekend, It's Italy

FIM MX World Champs 2016

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Set in a wide glacial valley guarded by the karst peaks of the Brenta Dolomite Mountains and nestled on the shores of the wind rippled Lake Garda, the MXGP of Trentino in Pietramurata is one of the most loved stops on the calendar. 

Ben Townley will be in action in the MXGP class and Josiah Natzke and Hunter Lawrence (Australia) in the EMX250 class.

The track is rock hard clay, stony and has loads of elevation as it rips up, down and around the hills based at the bottom of the Dolomites. The first round of the FIM Motocross World Championship to take place at this extraordinary venue was back in 1987 and they have since had six rounds with this weekend being the seventh as it will host the eighth round of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship, as well as the fourth round of the European Championship EMX250 and the second round of the European Championship EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing. 

Last year, Tim Gajser, MXGP’s rookie who snatched the red plate from Romain Febvre last weekend, won the MX2 grand prix here fair and square, even with an uninjured Jeffrey Herlings on the line. 

Meanwhile in the premier class, it provided some of the most captivating racing of the season as all of the top cats went bar-to-bar, quite literally. Gautier Paulin had some misfortune, Clement Desalle crashed, while the most memorable occurrence on that day was the season ending crash of American legend Ryan Villopoto who got an unusual case of whiskey throttle and broke his coccyx. All the drama aside, Max Nagl wound up the grand prix winner, ahead of Antonio Cairoli and Clement Desalle. 

Heading into this weekend Gasjer and Herlings will carry the red plates into Italy in their respective classes, but there is no doubt the crowd favourite will be Antonio Cairoli and after winning his first MXGP in a year last weekend will look to continue his push towards the 2016 championship win this weekend on home soil. 

 
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