Formula 1 disputes 23 grand prix this year, the top of its history, MotoGP will reach 21, also a record for them, and after the two great Motor Championships it is MXGP with 19. That will be the level of demand of the Motocross World Championship, and This will be faced by two pilots who will fly the Spanish flag at the highest levels of the queen class, Jorge Prado and Rubén Fernández. They will do it starting this weekend in Argentine Patagonia, the first date of a campaign that will measure the forces of the pilots until October.
Both have gone through AS in the preview of the MXGP premiere to comment on how they face this year. Meadow, who suffered a blow last weekend during a race in the Netherlands that luckily he was left alone in a scare, starts his fourth participation with the 450cc with the objective that he always has in mind, fight for the title, and He hopes that the GasGas that harmed him in 2022 will allow him to do so after making the pertinent adjustments. While, Fernández debuts in the official Honda team with the firm intention of being seen on the podiums regularly, but without rushing.
They both know that in such a long season the best thing to do is to be constant, although you must not miss the boat at any time if you want to achieve your goals and that this year does not only go through the two sleeves on Sunday… For the first time, qualifying race (Saturday at 20:10 Spanish time) It will also distribute points for the top ten, Of course, they will only be taken into account for the World Championship overall, not for the winner of each grand prix that will continue to be decided by what happens on Sunday (Race 1 at 5:15 p.m. and Race 2 at 8:10 p.m. in RTVE Play and Eurosport).
A notable absence… and a great comeback
MXGP loses Tim Gajser for this start of the World Championship, the current champion, who fractured his femur during the preseason and which will make Fernández act as the only Honda driver for an indefinite period. But as sometimes happens, some leave and others come back. While the absence of the last champion is lamented, the return of the previous one, Jeffrey Herlings, is celebrated as the first sword of KTM and a great threat to everyone after missing the entire last year due to a broken heel. And to complete favorites, the Yamaha trio that completely slipped into the top-5 of 2022: Seewer, Renaux and Coldenhoff. A mixture in which there are plenty of incentives.
2023 MXGP Schedule
|1.||03/12||Argentina||Villa la Angostura||eleven.||07/02||Indonesia||Lombok|
|2.||03/26||sardinia||Riola Sardo||12.||07/16||Czech Republic||Loket|
|7.||05/21||France||Villars sous Ecot||17.||11/03||Turkey||afyonkarahisar|
|10.||06/25||Indonesia||Sumbawa||-.||08/10||MX of Nations||France|