Photos & Video courtesy of FIM MXGP/Youthstream
2014 MXGP Of Brazil Preview
Beto Carrero | Penha, Brazil
Length - 1562 meters
Soil - Intermediate/Hard pack
Brazil was added to the GP schedule just years ago, but the largest country in South American has become a major stop over the short time. The Beto Carrero course, located off the coast of Santa Catarina and next to the famous theme park of a similar name, is one of the more jump-laden tracks riders face. With the majority of the track built inside a "stadium setting," the track is similar to a Supercross and puts the GP riders through a test of skill before winding out back to a traditional motocross section. The bright, soft soil develops numerous ruts and rains are common in the area, which can make an already technical track even more difficult.
Weather for the weekend in Brazil calls for high odds of rain, with an 80-percent chance of showers and storms on Sunday. Coming with the wet weather are temperatures in the high 70s, with an oppressive humidity hovering around 80-percent.
After the first two rounds, Red Bull KTM controls both championships with Antonio Cairoli leading the MXGP divisio, and Jeffrey Herlings ahead in the MX2 ranks after two overall victories. However, there will be a new winner in MX2 class this weekend, as an arm injury will prevent Herlings from lining up behind the gate. His 23-point lead over Dylan Ferrandis will shrink and make for an intense battle with the tour returns to Europe for the MXGP of Trentino on April 13th.
To watch live, visit www.MXGP-TV.com. Check your local listings for broadcast Sunday coverage on CBS Sports.
GET AN IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE 2014 MXGP OF BRAZIL BY WATCHING LAST YEAR'S HIGHLIGHTS