2016 Monster Energy SMX Riders Cup | Track Preview

Onboard look at indoor MX track

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2016 Monster Energy SMX Riders Cup Coverage

This weekend the¬†2016¬†Monster Energy SMX Riders Cup, a brand-new event from the MXGP promoters, will take place at the Veltins Arena in Germany. Announced last year and highly promoted through the last few months, it’ll pit riders from the six main motocross manufacturers against each for bragging rights of “fastest brand.” The stakes are high for this race, as brands have assigned their top talent to the task, and this will be a rare chance for the international riders to face off on a special course. What’s the track like? In order to have a level playing field, the builders shaped what’s essentially a traditional motocross track inside the stadium. There are some sizeable jumps and flowing sections that should keep things interesting, but Supercross-style whoops and rhythm lanes are missing from the floor. Will this make for close racing or just high-speed laps indoors? We’ll find out soon enough…