- Monday, 06 March 2017
In Indonesia, for the first time in the History, The world MX championship rewarded with the top of the podium Shaun Simpson and KYT Strike Eagle in MXGP; Samuele Bernardini e Mr Jump in MX2
During a weekend besieged by awful weather conditions, Shaun Simpson shows, since the beginning of the time keeping, an awesome state of grace. On Saturday, due to plentiful rain, the organization is forced to stop track activities.
Under this heavy rain also Yamaha Wilvo rider could appreciate the KYT Strike Eagle helmet features for wet weather, easy to configure thanks to the kit to cover the upper air ventilation, designed to minimize infiltration of water in the shell, while ensuring an optimal air intake.
Concentration and determination still remain very high on Sunday and the Scottish can masterfully manage the race and, due to the 1st position, he gains the honor to light the spectacular flames on the finish line. Kevin Stribos obtains the best result for Suomy, after a comeback race until the sixth position. The mud is more difficult for Arminas Jasikonis (Suzuki MXGP) and Arnoud Tonus (Yamaha Wilvo) concluding in fifteenth and sixteenth place respectively.
Bad day for Romain Febvre, after keeping the 4th place during the race, he has to retire 3 laps before the end.
In MX2 class the TM motorcycle of Samuele Bernardini was able to offer much traction and agility, very usefull to excel in a very tough category. The result was therefore a thrilling victory in race 2, able to embellishes the palmares collected by Mr Jump in recent offroad seasons. Also in MX2 Thomas Kjer Olsen (Husqvarna) thanks to high rhythm races gets a fifth and a sixth position, which allow him to collect fourth place overall.