PIETRAMURATA (Trentino, Italy) 7 April 2018 - The MXGP of Trentino is well underway in the North of Italy. Today’s qualifying races were dominated by the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing riders of Jeffrey Herlings and Jorge Prado. Both rocketed to strong starts in front of the Dolomite Mountains and thousand of Italian motocross fans. With perfect weather expected against a stunning backdrop tomorrow while be even more entertaining.
The MXGP and MX2 riders weren’t the only ones racing today as the support classes of WMX and EMX125 presented by FMF Racing also took on the Pietramurata circuit. WMX Race 1 was the first points paying race of the weekend and Germany’s Larissa Papenmeier took full advantage as she passed Nancy van de Ven early in the race and held off the charges of defending champion MXFONTARACING Yamaha’s Kiara Fontanesi during the later stages. Both van de Ven and KTM Silver Action’s Amandine Verstappenwhere able to capitalize on a last lap crash from Fontanesi respectively finishing 2nd and 3rd behind Papenmeier and just in front of Fontanesi.
In the first race of EMX125 Presented by FMF Racing Emil Weckman took the lead off the start and stayed in front each of the 15 laps as Emilio Scuteri and Mieco Vettik swapped between second and third with Scuteri taking the better result of the pair. Meanwhile last round’s double race and overall winner Rene Hofer rode the pack to finish 4th.