2015 MXGP Of Italy | Race Highlights

The MXGP of Italy, round nine of the FIM Motocross World Championship just added a mudder to the already extremely diverse series. Torrential rain flooded the premises earlier this morning, which left the track drenched and the riders caked in mud. Thankfully, the rain stopped around 11:30 in the morning and managed to hold off for all of the races.

Although it wasn't the worst mud race ever, it was still extremely tricky especially with the classic track of Maggiora being clay based with a lot of elevation and cambered turns. Mud is known to be a bit of an equalizer in motocross circles, which may have been a contributing factor to the results in MXGP, but nevertheless the deserving overall victories went to Yamaha Factory Racing Yamalube's Romain Febvre in MXGP and Honda Gariboldi's Tim Gajser in MX2.


MXGP Overall Top Ten
1. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 40 points
2. Kevin Strijbos (BEL, SUZ), 37 p.
3. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 36 p.
4. David Philippaerts (ITA, YAM), 36 p.
5. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 32 p.
6. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 31 p.
7. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 28 p.
8. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 27 p.
9. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 23 p.
10. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 22 p.

MX2 Overall Top Ten
1. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 42 points
2. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 40 p.
3. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 38 p.
4. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 38 p.
5. Brent Van doninck (BEL, YAM), 30 p.
6. Max Anstie (GBR, KAW), 27 p.
7. Julien Lieber (BEL, YAM), 25 p.
8. Petar Petrov (BUL, KAW), 24 p.
9. Benoit Paturel (FRA, YAM), 22 p.
10. Brian Bogers (NED, KTM), 22 p.

MXGP Championship Top Ten
1. Maximilian Nagl (GER, HUS), 360 points
2. Antonio Cairoli (ITA, KTM), 330 p.
3. Romain Febvre (FRA, YAM), 322 p.
4. Clement Desalle (BEL, SUZ), 291 p.
5. Gautier Paulin (FRA, HON), 279 p.
6. Evgeny Bobryshev (RUS, HON), 270 p.
7. Shaun Simpson (GBR, KTM), 200 p.
8. Todd Waters (AUS, HUS), 174 p.
9. Jeremy Van Horebeek (BEL, YAM), 158 p.
10. Ken de Dycker (BEL, KTM), 155 p.

MX2 Championship Top Ten
1. Jeffrey Herlings (NED, KTM), 398 points
2. Valentin Guillod (SUI, YAM), 259 p.
3. Pauls Jonass (LAT, KTM), 259 p.
4. Aleksandr Tonkov (RUS, HUS), 256 p.
5. Tim Gajser (SLO, HON), 251 p.
6. Jordi Tixier (FRA, KAW), 251 p.
7. Jeremy Seewer (SUI, SUZ), 246 p.
8. Max Anstie (GBR, KAW), 210 p.
9. Julien Lieber (BEL, YAM), 209 p.
10. Dylan Ferrandis (FRA, KAW), 205 p.