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“Total War” for the title

"Guerra total" por el título

It goes no further. Three drivers, 15 points difference and 100 up for grabs in the last two races of the year, those of the MXGP of Mantua of the Motocross World Championship. French leader arrives Febvre, with a three advantage over Herlings and 15 about Gajser. Kawasaki, KTM and Honda for the title. In the races last weekend, on the same stage the winners were the French and the Dutch, who finished the Lombardy GP tied on points, while a penalty sent the Slovenian to third place overall.

“I’m in a good position at the moment and I still have one more round to go. Wednesday will be interesting,” says Febvre, while Herlings, his closest pursuer, predicts an all-out war: “Every point counts right now. It’s going to be a total war on Wednesday. The stakes are high. Different drivers, different countries and different manufacturers and they are all going towards the same goal which is the world title. It doesn’t matter who wins it. I think Romain and I deserve it anyway. Even Tim Gajser. It will be a good Wednesday. “

Good or bad, it will be special to Cairoli, which says goodbye to World Cup after nine titles. In the final stretch of the season he has reaped good results, with victory and podiums, like last weekend: “I will try to get back on the podium. It would be incredible for me and for all the fans,” says the Italian.

As for the Spanish, Prado has a shot at the fourth place in the general, in the hands of his Italian partner at KTM. Only two points separate them and the Lugo will continue trying to stay up with the best, after a seasonal roller coaster, with better and worse moments due to physical problems. And Rubén Fernández, for his part, will get back on the Honda 450, With which he had such good feelings at his premiere in the premier class last weekend, with a fourth and a seventh: “In general, I am happy with the results on Sunday. I obtained the same amount of points as the fifth in the classification of the GP and only one point less than the fourth, “he says. On his adaptation to the new mount, he clarifies: “I am quite tall for a 250 rider. So it was good to have more power from the 450 engine. Sometimes it almost seemed too much. I had to be careful and control the power a little with the throttle. But I think I put in a good performance on my first MXGP outing. I hope I can improve. “

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