Langenthal, Switzerland – March 15, 2018 – Arriving at the highly challenging Valkensward circuit in The Netherlands for round two of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship this coming weekend, MOTOREX supported teams and riders return to European soil following a wealth of success enjoyed across the MXGP and MX2 classes at the series-opening MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina. With no fewer than five MOTOREX supported riders finishing on the MXGP and MX2 class podiums, all eyes are now set on the first European round of the 2018 series taking place at the famous Valkenswaard circuit.
Spearheading MOTOREX' representation in the Motocross World Championship were the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing team riders. With Jeffrey Herlings topping the MXGP standings after a dramatic last lap pass on his teammate Antonio Cairoli, the two Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders placed on the first two steps on the final MXGP podium. Dominating both motos in the MX2 category, KTM 250 SX-F mounted Pauls Jonass was the overall winner in the 250cc class.
Continuing their support of the Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team, MOTOREX saw team rider Clément Desalle round out the overall MXGP podium in third, making it an all-MOTOREX podium. Remaining consistent around the fast Nequén track, the Kawasaki KX450F-SR powered rider made a strong start to his 2018 campaign in Argentina with two third-place moto result.
Announcing a strategic global partnership with Husqvarna Motorcycles at the start of 2018, MOTOREX were pleased to see the brand's official representative in the Motocross World Championship – the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team – wrap up the season opener with a podium result. Securing two top three moto results, team member Thomas Kjer-Olsen claimed second overall in the 250cc MX2 class.
With MOTOREX' support expanding to more than 11 different teams in both the MXGP and MX2 classes for 2018, the Swiss lubricants, care and maintenance products manufacturer looks forward to a successful year ahead.
Ronald Kabella – MOTOREX Powersports Director: "All of us at MOTOREX couldn't have wished for a better start to the 2018 Motocross World Championship. Seeing our riders top the podiums in the two main classes in Argentina was fantastic – a very positive reward for the great efforts MOTOREX invests in the championship. For 2018 we are glad to offer official support to no less than 11 different teams in the MXGP paddock, providing them with our extensive range of high-quality oils and lubricants for all their racing needs. As the pinnacle of global motocross competition, we also see the FIM Motocross World Championship as the ideal ground to test our products. As the series now heads to its first round on European soil, we wish all competitors the best of luck this weekend in Valkenswaard."
MOTOREX Supported Teams – Motocross World Championship 2018
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing – MXGP and MX2
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – MXGP and MX2
Monster Energy Kawasaki Factory Team – MXGP
Marchetti Racing Team KTM – MXGP
Hitachi KTM UK – MXGP and MX2
A1M Husqvarna – MXGP
STC Racing Husqvarna – MX2
Husqvarna 8Biano – MX2
KTM Silver Action – MX2
Team VHR KTM – MX2
LRT KTM – MX2
MOTOREX Riders MXGP Class – MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina
1st MXGP – Jeffrey Herlings | Red Bull KTM Factory Racing [2-1]
2nd MXGP – Antonio Cairoli | Red Bull KTM Factory Racing [1-2]
3rd MXGP – Clément Desalle | Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team [3-3]
6th MXGP – Gautier Paulin | Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing [6-6]
8th MXGP – Julien Lieber | Monster Energy Kawasaki Racing Team [8-12
10th MXGP – Glenn Coldenhoff | Red Bull KTM Factory Racing [10-11]
13th MXGP – Max Anstie | Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing [12-15]
18th MXGP – Graeme Irwin | Hitachi KTM UK [16-20]
20th MXGP Jose Butron | Marchetti Racing Team KTM [22-17]
22nd MXGP Tanel Leok | A1M Husqvarna [21-19]
MOTOREX Riders MX2 Class – MXGP of Patagonia, Argentina
1st MX2 – Pauls Jonass | Red Bull KTM Factory Racing [1-1]
2nd MX2 – Thomas Kjer-Olsen | Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing [3-2]
7th MX2 – Henry Jacobi | STC Racing Husqvarna [5-16]
12th MX2 – Iker Larranaga | Husqvarna 8Biano Motorsport [11-12]
13th MX2 – Conrad Mewse | Hitachi KTM UK [6-19]
15th MX2 – Thomas Covington Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing [10-18]
18th MX2 – Stephen Rubini | KTM Silver Action [17-15]
20th MX2 – Davy Pootjes | LRT KTM [19-14]
23rd MX2 – Brent Van Doninick | Husqvarna 8Biano Motorsport [20-28]
About | MOTOREX – Oil Of Switzerland: Manufactured to the highest standards in Langenthal, Switzerland, MOTOREX products are well-known around the world for their superior quality and performance. Founded by pioneer Arnold Bucher in 1917, the BUCHER-MOTOREX Group is an independent family owned business that pride themselves on high-quality products and world-class customer care.
Offering a comprehensive range of lubricants, care and maintenance products, MOTOREX remain committed to providing top-quality products that enhance the performance and reliability of all motorcycles. With their in-house laboratory developing the next generation of lubricants and care products, MOTOREX' engineers work hard to fulfill the brand's promise for continuous innovation.
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