Metal Mesh Start

MXGP 2017

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A new innovation will be introduced in the 2017 MXGP series, with metal mesh replacing the dirt behind the starting gate. This is being introduced by Youthstream at the SMX and was also used in the Monster Energy Cup. The metal mesh will make the starting gate 100% equal and will also end the rider preparation on their starting gate. It worked really well in both SMX and MEC, and it should be fun so see how it evolves.

As Giuseppe Luongo mentioned this week, “it is a new innovation that will give all the riders the same change at the start, with everyone having the same type of grip, in all weather conditions. With the start being so important in this sport, it really makes it much more equal for the riders.”

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