Aussie young gun, Mitch Evans has produced an impressive ride at the opening round of the MXGP in Great Britain.
After avoiding the second turn carnage, Evans started the first moto in third place and quickly ripped into second place behind Jeffrey Herlings. The young Australian even made the move for the lead, but wasn’t able to make the move stick. Evans would eventually finish third.
In moto two, Evans was unable to repeat his start from the first race and found himself buried in 15th. After two laps, he was within the top 10 and continued to pass some of the biggest names in the World Motocross Championship to eventually end in seventh, for fifth overall.
“It was a good weekend, excluding the start of that second moto. Everything else went really well. In the first race I had a good start, avoiding some of the early race carnage and made my way into second.” Said Evans.
“Unfortunately, I struggled with my breathing a bit because of my chest infection and finished third. I felt a lot better in the second moto although I had to push throughout the race because of the bad start. I used a lot of energy to get around guys as fast as I could and I hit a bit of a wall with eight minutes to go. Overall it was a good weekend though, I’m happy with my MXGP debut and now I get ready for Valkenswaard next weekend.” Finished Evans.
The team now head straight to the Netherlands in order to prepare for the second round of the MXGP championship, which will be held at the sandy Valkenswaard track on March 7-8.
MXGP ROUND ONE MX1 OVERALL
- Jeffrey Herlings
- Tim Gajser
- Antonio Cairoli
- Jeremy Seewer
- Mitch Evans
- Gautier Paulin
- Clemant Deselle
- Glenn Coldenhoff
- Henry Jacobi
- Jorge Prado