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2017-05-MXGP Announcement

Official Partner of MXGP 2018

ProX Racing Parts is pleased to announce their partnership with Youthstream for the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship season.  As a partner of MXGP, the brand ProX Racing Parts will increase the exposure globally.

ProX Racing Parts, founded in 1980 has become a world known brand for genuine replacement parts for performance applications. ProX Racing Parts is mainly specialized in high quality internal engine components such as pistons, connecting rods, clutch components and valves components. However, ProX is continuously expanding its range and therefore investing in other technical components regarding the various Powersports applications, which can also be found outside the engine. Including the latest additions ProX stocks well over 9,500 part numbers divided over more than 65 different product groups.

ProX Racing Parts components are available through specific and dedicated sales networks world-wide thru distributors and dealers in over 70 countries. ProX Racing Parts expand their global presence with an additional warehouse in Ohio, USA and Woodstock, Canada to serve their customers the best they can in this area of the world.

“We are happy to increase our exposure and marketing activities at the MXGP World Championship series. Youthstream’s professional approach of organizing the races globally, matches our global strategy to have our products available world-wide. Next to that ProX Racing Parts is passionate about the sport and therefore we want to fully support it!”

First top ten for David Herbreteau

David Herbreteau recorded his first-ever top ten finish for the F&H Racing Team Kawasaki in the Russian round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship at Orlyonok on the banks of the Black Sea.

The French teenager, racing this year for the efficient team backed by the Dutch Kawasaki importer, has been steadily gaining momentum since joining the world series and their progress was apparent already in qualification as he ran top ten throughout to earn eighth choice of gate for race day. Overnight rain and a torrential downpour during the opening moto made conditions very demanding but David persevered after early difficulties to advance from fourteenth place to record the first top ten finish of his young GP career. He raced top five throughout the first five laps of the second moto as a drying sun made conditions ever heavier, but several stops for new gloves and goggles cost him several places before he finally finished fifteenth to secure thirteenth place in the GP.

Darian Sanayei of Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki looks impressive in practice but a poor start in qualification left the American to charge hard to advance from nineteenth to eventually finish twelfth. Racing was always going to be difficult after overnight rain and the deluge which hit the track during race one hindered his efforts yet further as he was forced to stop several times for fresh gloves and goggles on his way to eighteenth place. An early crash in race two left Darian eighteenth on the opening lap but he persevered through the difficult conditions to eventually finish thirteenth. He is now eleventh in the championship standings.

Petar Petrov of the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team had qualified tenth on Saturday as he recovers from his recent bout of physical lethargy, and was advancing strongly from an initial fifteenth place to hold eighth place in the opening GP moto when he crashed off the side of the track and fell several metres, dislocating a shoulder.

DRT’s Seva Brylyakov sadly had to miss his home GP after intensive treatment with a nerve specialist in Moscow did not bring sufficient improvement to the trapped nerve in his shoulder which is preventing him from performing to his proven abilities.

Stephen Rubini, who continued his recent fine form for the Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team last week with second place in the Italian championship race at Ottobiano, the track which will host the Italian GP in two weeks’ time, did not travel to Russia because of visa difficulties.

David Herbreteau: “It was a nice weekend. When I came here I immediately liked the track and on Saturday I posted good results in both practice sessions. In the qualifying moto I had a good start and managed to finish eighth, which was good. I had a great feeling with the bike and the track, but today was different after so much rain in the night. In the first moto I had a very bad start and came back to tenth so I was happy with that first top ten result of my career. My second start was much better; I was third and then fifth but crashed in front of the pit lane. After it was messy; I had to change my gloves three times and twice my goggles twice so I only finished fifteenth for thirteenth overall. But still it’s my best-ever GP, even if the second moto was a kind of lottery with the mud. This GP was a special one for me, as I had a very great relationship with Steven Lenoir who passed away last week; I had a lot of thoughts for him during the weekend, and tried to ride smart as I didn’t want to crash. I feel really bad, and I feel that the other riders were affected by this drama as they were more patient this weekend.”

Darian Sanayei: “Saturday was pretty good. The weather and everything was really nice here in Russia but in the qualifying race I made a really bad start before coming back to twelfth with a pretty good feeling on the bike. There was so much rain in the night and the track was already really muddy for the warm-up, and then a big storm came again and it was raining so much during the first race. I crashed right at the beginning of the race; the track was not so bad but the ruts were full of water; I stopped too many times in the pits to change goggles or gloves, and finished only eighteenth. For the second race the rain stopped but the track was heavy mud and I crashed when landing from a jump. The bike was stuck for maybe five or six minutes; in the end I had no energy to take it out of the mud. Finally I managed it; I just continue to ride and as so many guys crashed I finished thirteenth. It was a bad weekend, but at least I took some points and now after this difficult weekend I’m looking forward to the next GP.”

Top ten for Stephen Rubini

French teenager Stephen Rubini raced to his first top ten GP finish for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team in his home round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship at Ernée.

The youngster had already impressed during qualification as he charged from twenty-fifth on lap one to finish twelfth and he continued the strong pace which he has developed during his rookie season in the first GP moto as he moved forward from an initial sixteenth to hold a secure ninth place throughout the second half of the thirty-five-minute race. Gating well in race two he held eighth place for the first three laps before running into the hay bales at the bottom of a long descent, an incident which cost him a dozen places; at the finish he had battled his way back to fourteenth to secure tenth place overall in the GP.

Darian Sanayei of Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki started the weekend well with a strong charge to eighth in the qualifying race, but his ride in the first GP moto did not reflect his abilities and he eventually had to settle for a fourteenth placed finish. Regrouping for race two the American was making rapid advances to twelfth place and had high expectations of advancing yet further but a crash left him stuck under his own bike and, remounting twenty-sixth, he again charged hard to finish thirteenth for twelfth overall. He is now tenth in the series standings.

Kawasaki MX2 GP regulars Seva Brylyakov and Petar Petrov were both absent; the Russian decided after last week’s German GP to pull forward his visit to a nerve specialist in Moscow to hasten the recovery of his shoulder injury before his home GP in two weeks’ time, while the Bulgarian accepted medical advice to sit out the French GP to correct an iron deficiency; he too expects to return in Russia.

Stephen Rubini: “I’m so happy to get my first ever top ten result, it was a very good weekend for me! I had a good feeling with the track, I like when you have bumps and ruts and I posted top twenty results in the practice sessions. I hit the gate at the start of the qualifying race but came back fourteenth, which was a good gate pick for the races. But my first start was not so great, around 25th or 26th and again I came back ninth, spending some energy to get this result. My second start was much better, but my race wasn’t as good as the first one; I lost control of my bike in the downhill and went in the hay bales, losing twelve positions. I came back fourteenth, but I felt tired after giving so much energy in the first race. It was a positive weekend, I enjoyed riding my bike and reach my first goal this season with a top ten, now we’ll continue to work hard to get some other top results.”

Darian Sanayei: “This weekend was tough. I got eighth position in the qualifying race on Saturday, which was actually a pretty good result for the way I felt. The warm-up today was good with seventh best time, but in the first race I struggled a lot; I didn’t have a good start and only finished fourteenth. In the second moto my start was not very good but I was moving up through the pack pretty quickly and got to twelfth until I crashed. I was stuck under the bike for a while; it sucks because I think I could have got a pretty good result. When I got back in the race I was twenty-sixth and made my way to thirteenth to salvage some important points. The track was really stiff, everybody was struggling, but it’s the world championship and we must have different tracks each weekend; it was still cool with the French atmosphere and everything.”

2017-05-MXGP Announcement

Official Partner of MXGP

ProX Racing Parts is pleased to announce their partnership with Youthstream for the 2017 FIM Motocross World Championship season.  As a partner of MXGP, the brand ProX Racing Parts will increase the exposure globally.

ProX Racing Parts, founded in 1980 has become a world known brand for genuine replacement parts for performance applications. ProX Racing Parts is mainly specialized in high quality internal engine components such as pistons, connecting rods, clutch components and valves components. However, ProX is continuously expanding its range and therefore investing in other technical components regarding the various Powersports applications, which can also be found outside the engine. Including the latest additions ProX stocks well over 9,500 part numbers divided over more than 65 different product groups.

ProX Racing Parts components are available through specific and dedicated sales networks world-wide thru distributors and dealers in over 70 countries. ProX Racing Parts expand their global presence with an additional warehouse in Ohio, USA and Woodstock, Canada to serve their customers the best they can in this area of the world.

“We are happy to increase our exposure and marketing activities at the MXGP World Championship series. Youthstream’s professional approach of organizing the races globally, matches our global strategy to have our products available world-wide. Next to that ProX Racing Parts is passionate about the sport and therefore we want to fully support it!”

Podium for Petar Petrov in Belgium

Petar Petrov raced to his first podium of the season for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team in the Belgian round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship in the sandy wastelands of Lommel.

The Bulgarian, who lives locally and practices almost every week in the deep sand, immediately showed his intentions when he posted third fastest time in both practice sessions and raced to an impressive second place in the qualifying race. After gating fifth he needed just five laps to force his way to the front and looked in command but the pressure of leading a GP moto for the first time took its toll and he had to eventually settle for second place. Unfortunately Petar hurt his shoulder early in race two as the brutal track conditions claimed many victims but he gritted his teeth to finish sixth, sufficient to ensure a third place podium finish in the overall GP result. Petar is now eighth in the championship, just one point behind seventh.

Teammate Dylan Ferrandis was also prominent all weekend but two crashes restricted him to sixth in the qualifying race. In the opening GP moto he took an immediate lead but rode sensibly to avoid exhaustion in the tiring conditions and led for a total of five laps in three stints before the clutch cried enough. Dylan’s second start was not so good, but he persevered to make advances nearly every lap until he had reached third place on lap seven; unfortunately the two leaders were out of sight so he had to settle for this position to the finish, but the first moto difficulties meant that he was only ninth overall in the GP classification. Nevertheless he retains fifth in the championship standings and is now only twenty-five points away from third.

Petar Petrov: “We finally got this podium, but it was a tough day. I felt good all weekend. In the first race I had a good start, pushed really hard and got the lead for two laps; it was great to lead the race but that was also a new experience for me. In the second moto my start was not quite as good, and then I hurt my shoulder; the track was really brutal. In the last few laps I pushed again as Paturel was not far behind me; I knew that if he passed me the podium was gone so I had to push and we manage to get it ! Now I’m focused on the Swiss GP next weekend.”

Dylan Ferrandis: “I raced here in Lommel a couple of times, but it has never been so hard ! We struggled as with so many classes the track was already rough before our first practice session but I did my best on both days. During the qualifying race I crashed twice but got a sixth which was OK for the races; I got the holeshot in the first race and led the race but I never used too much energy as I knew that it would be a long day. I was leading the race but after fifteen minutes I started to have some troubles with the clutch and had to retire. My second start was not so good; I came back to third but Seewer and Anstie were gone.”